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The Dynamite Trick

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 20, 2012 at 20:09 UTC ( #988500=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

[Corion]: Meh :( I should stop giving "emergency" answers in the first reply so people have to first try the proper way of solving a problem :-(

[SuicideJunkie]: That's like mentioning "Here's a bunch of carpentry tips and advice, but if all else fails, you can make a doorway with dynamite." (two seconds and a rumbling boom later) "Hey, that works great!"

Above is a quote from the chatterbox that needs no further explanation. I am posting it as a meditation so that I or other monks can refer the The Dynamite Trick in a post or in chatter, and other monks can find out the meaning. I'm posting anonymously because the credit really goes to SuicideJunkie. Also thanks for SuicideJunkie for saving the exact quote on his homenode.

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Re: The Dynamite Trick
by Argel (Prior) on Aug 20, 2012 at 21:36 UTC

      To modernize terminology, let's also replace

      • “the Swiss army chainsaw” with “the Swiss army lightsaber”;
      • the “monastery” with a “university” and monk-related labels for experience levels with labels related to contemporary academic education;
      • dragons with dinosaurs;
      • the NodeReaper's sickle with a combine harvester (I think Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man has something like this);
      • “teletypes” and “terminals” and “terminal emulators” and “consoles” with “plain text debug windows”, “carriage returns” and “line feeds” with “beginning of line control characters” and “next line control characters” respectively;
      • possibly constant “variables” with “bindings”, and “functions” in impure languages with “subprograms” or “subroutines” or “procedures”;
      • “regular expressions” with “patterns” (like perl6 does);
      • camels with SUVs in the camel code;
      • Visual Basic with Visual C# in My computer broked down after perl install.

      (This reply is a joke.)

        You consider dinosaurs to be modern?!

        Just how old are you?

        perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
Re: The Dynamite Trick
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:57 UTC
    No, we should simply use the proper term ... dot-Net.   :-D
Re: The Dynamite Trick
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Aug 22, 2012 at 17:27 UTC

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[james28909]: another thing, i used to be atheist. life experiences, personal evidence. and my own perception is the reason why i believe the things i do.
[erix]: and now you are agnostic?
[james28909]: arunbear, your picking bits of history to fit your own narrative. right now, humans are smarter than in any of those times.
[james28909]: in order for there to be a mutation, there has to be a universe with laws setup that even allow a mutation.
[james28909]: everything past the first two things you piked from my posts are irrelevant to me and my beliefs. they are side effects.
[james28909]: two or three. if it has to do with how humans are handling said situations, then that is after they were able to evolve into those problems. agnostic means only believe with evidence. i took that from a tyson video

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