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poll ideas quest 2016

by pollsters
on Jan 01, 2016 at 12:07 UTC ( #1151661=quest: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Quest starts at:Jan 01, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
Quest ends at:Jan 01, 2017 at 04:59 UTC

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First, read How do I create a Poll?. Then suggest your poll here. Complete ideas are more likely to be used.

Note that links may be used in choices but not in the title.

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Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by Pope-O-Matik (Pilgrim) on Jan 03, 2016 at 21:35 UTC

    What is the plural of Bluetooth?

    • Bluetooths
    • Bluestooth
    • Blueteeth
    • @bluetooth
    • Bluetooth is an adjective; pluralize the noun
    • Other

        Bluestooth?

        I went to the dentist in the mornin',
        He nodded as he spoke,
        I said, "I hope doc that it ain't too bad",
        'cus that's not the only thing that's broke.

        I got the blues... teeth. Oh yeah, the blues... teeth.

      Too late, mate, it's sixteen.
      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by hippo (Canon) on Jan 13, 2016 at 09:02 UTC

    My preferred regex delimiter is:

    • ~ (tilde)
    • # (hash)
    • | (pipe)
    • {} (braces)
    • - (hyphen)
    • . (dot) for obfuscation
    • $ (dollar) because there aren't enough uses for $ in a regex already
    • / (slash) since there's no need to change from the default
    • Other (please specify below)

    (Thanks GrandFather for the seed of the idea)

      I sometimes use = and %, as they are visually distinct. I've seen comma used a lot in code. Under utf8, you can even
      "aa" =~ m║a+║;
      
      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by choroba (Bishop) on Feb 08, 2016 at 09:33 UTC
      • Yes, but tagged with [Perl6]

      As serious thing, adding a (mandatory?) foreword where explain that this is Perl6 content, possibly witha a link to a PM tutorial explaining it in details. IIRC raiph is used to do something similar in his Perl6 posts.

      L*

      There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
      Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.

      As long as one is not allowed to comment on a Perl 5 thread with a Perl 6 suggestion, I say split the monastery. But if we are allowed to comment but add some kind of Perl6 tag then I say stay. I am really getting tired of the Perl 6 negativism from some monks.

      As my late mother-in-law used to say of old, cranky people, "they were probably that way when they were younger, too!"

        > I am really getting tired of the Perl 6 negativism from some monks.

        Amen brother, amen!

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

      s/questions/announcements or questions/
      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (write comments)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 09, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

    I write comments:

    • Before writing the code.
    • While writing the code.
    • After finishing the code.
    • While final-reviewing the code.
    • When i don't understand the code anymore
    • All of the above
    • It depends on... (please explain)
    • # I don't write any comments.
      • All of the above. (second to last option)

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

        At first i thought you meant it depends. Then the obvious hit me. :) I added both.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (lottery best thing)
by chacham (Prior) on Jan 13, 2016 at 15:28 UTC

    The best thing i ever won in a lottery was:

    • Money
    • An electronic device
    • A ticket
    • A toy
    • A subscription
    • Being the designated driver
    • Spending time with a celebrity
    • I never won anything
    • I never play the lottery
    • I haven't checked my spam folder recently

    Posted as: The best thing I ever won in a lottery was:

      A year's free subscription to Readers' Digest.

      Regards,

      John Davies

        You know, i've always picked up one of those (and read them) if they're just there. But, i've never actually bought one.

        Anyway, added. But more generically, as subscription.

      • A dinner with a celebrity.

        Good one, i've heard of those. Added, though a bit more generically.

      1 year of Tintin magazine (via a television phone game when I was 12 years old) :D

      Another story: at the office we won tickets for events via a asp web site I created on our intranet. In fact, I informed everybody of the team that my application will be available in production and they can participate. The url was not yet sent to the people of the company so we were the first and legally won the tickets because the quickest win them. The client saw it and ask us to remove our records from the database! So we won but never got the tickets XD
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (pleasure)
by Arunbear (Prior) on Jan 14, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
    I get the most pleasure from:
    • Food
    • :Sex
    • Drugs
    • Music
    • Meditation
    • Coding
    • Shopping
    • Excercise
    • Laughter
      • Reading
      • Sleeping
      • Socialising
      • Sport (watching is not exercising)
      • Upvotes

      Regards,

      John Davies

        Upvotes
        Getting or giving?
        ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
        • Daydreaming
        • Planning a pleasure trip

        Thinking about how much fun something will be often ends up being more fun than the event itself.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (ET)
by Arunbear (Prior) on Aug 26, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
    Extraterrestrials haven't visited the Earth yet because:
    • There aren't any suitably capable Extraterrestrials
    • Interstellar travel is too difficult
    • We're too backward / not worth the trouble
    • They have visited, but we are unaware of them
    • Other reason
    Inspired by the recent discovery of Proxima Centauri b

      What do you mean they haven't? :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by shmem (Chancellor) on Feb 13, 2016 at 21:36 UTC

    On a regular basis, I spy upon

    • my wife
    • my husband
    • my children
    • my neighbour
    • americans
    • non-americans
    • anybody
    • nobody
    • myself
    • you
    • my fellow monks
    • can't tell (I'm NSA/FBI/HS/...)
    • others (explain your deviation)
    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (favorite day in March)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 29, 2016 at 14:34 UTC

        I figured Good Friday handled that. I guess it's okay as a second option too, but, i still can't attribute a specific date to it, especially as it seems more befitting for April.

        A side question: Did you really need to add the u to the title? :)

        Wow! What an oversight. Thank you.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (Font)
by choroba (Bishop) on Mar 15, 2016 at 15:13 UTC

      I miss "Liberation Mono", which I used before switching to "DejaVu Sans Mono". I've tried most of the others too, but some are too ugly and some are missing Unicode characters.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      Missing option: Whatever font is default in the editor.

      Alexander

      --
      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

      Someone's using Comic Sans. Some joker always uses it.

      Got "Permission Denied" page with live links.

      I was using SGI Screen (http://fontinfo.opensuse.org/fonts/SGIScreenRegular.html) font before Bitstream Vera Sans Mono (https://www.gnome.org/fonts/ ; http://www.dafont.com/bitstream-vera-mono.font) before DejaVu Sans Mono.

      I may use Luxi Mono (http://www.fonts2u.com/luxi-mono-regular.font) (or, Lucida Console) when (DejaVu|Bitstream Vera) is missing.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (bad code line)
by chacham (Prior) on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

    When you see a bad/stupid line of code in someone else's code, what are you most likely to do?

    • Fix it
    • Make a note to fix it
    • Complain about it
    • Make fun of it
    • Confront the author and suggest a fix
    • Leave a comment about it
    • Blog about it
    • Try to exploit it
    • It depends on...(please explain)
    • Other

    Related, perhaps:When my script doesn't work, I ...

      It depends on where it happens: at work, on GitHub, in a CPAN module, in the script I discovered after my server was hacked...
      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        Good point. It also may likely depends on the coder as well. Known or unknown. Friends, coworker, boss, et al. Added an "it depends" option.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (decorations displayed)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jan 07, 2016 at 01:37 UTC

    How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?

    • Lots
    • Some
    • Few
    • None

    I'm hoping that some of the people who answer “lots” will share interesting stories about what sorts of objects are displayed.

    As an alternative, you could ask about both home and workplace.

    (Other search keywords: ornamental, mathom, painting, sculpture, carpet, collection, visibly, exhibition.)

    Update: done: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?

      Very few :D
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (universe source code)
by chacham (Prior) on Apr 14, 2016 at 15:38 UTC

    If i found the source code for the Universe, i would:

    • fix all the bugs
    • add a backdoor
    • remove any backdoors
    • make clean; make install
    • make myself root
    • understand 42
    • add features
    • make life simpler
    • upgrade
    • rewrite it in perl 6
    • post it to wikileaks
    • merge branches
    • translate the comments

    Posted as If I found the source code for the Universe, the first thing I'd do:

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (lookup word definition)
by chacham (Prior) on May 17, 2016 at 16:16 UTC

    I am most likely to lookup the definition of a word when:

    • I am in the mood
    • I am proofreading
    • The usage seems wrong
    • I don't know what it means
    • I am not sure what it means
    • I'm not positive what it means
    • I am afraid i used it incorrectly
    • Someone challenges my use of it
    • Context might change its meaning
    • I want to see how it is pronounced
    • It confuses what the sentence means
    • I happen to have a dictionary nearby
    • I want to know the word's etymology
    • The dictionary plugin/app is working
    • I want to see it contrasted to other words
    • Never. I can (almost) always tell from context
    • If i don't know what it means, it must not be important

      ... I want to know the etymology

      Regards,

      John Davies

        > ... I want to know the etymology

        Etymology

        From Middle English etimologie, from Old French ethimologie, from Latin etymologia, from Ancient Greek ἐτυμολογία ‎(etumología), from ἔτυμον ‎(étumon,“true sense”) and -λογία ‎(-logía, “study of”) (from λόγος ‎(lógos, “word; explanation”)).

        ;)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        I can't believe i missed that. And i do check for that too. Added.

      When someone tells me I really should look it up.

      More subtly: When someone tells me it was a very cromulent word that I used.

      (BTW, I find that programmers love wordplay, which perplexes, even vexes, self-proclaimed "writers".)

        Nice one. Added as "Someone challenges my use of a it".

      I have sent it off in a text/msg/email and then am struck with worry that I don't know the exact meaning of the word.

        struck with worry that I don't know the exact meaning

        I believe that is included in "I am not positive what it means".

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (non-leap Feb 29)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 15, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (clean hands)
by chacham (Prior) on Jul 31, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
    • Stainless Steel

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        Weird. Added though. :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (check perlmonks)
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 04, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (password site)
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 29, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
      • I have a system how to derive a password from the site's name, so I kind of use the same password on every site, but it's in fact different for each of them.

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        I think about that from time to time. I wonder where the security of that lies. Anyway, added.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (tab length)
by chacham (Prior) on Jun 21, 2016 at 13:56 UTC

    What is your preferred tab length?

    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • Other
    • It changes
      • I don't use tabs

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        I don't use tabs

        Isn't that covered by 0? :)

      • 2 cm or 75 pixels.

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        2 cm or 75 pixels

        I like the idea, but i am having a hard time finding a source for that. Maybe i'm just using the wrong search terms.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by ExReg (Priest) on Mar 18, 2016 at 01:49 UTC

    The best way to implement the tax code to actual perl code:

    • Head tax : $tax = $FEE;
    • Favor the rich : $tax = $k * log($income);
    • No tax : $tax = $income * 0;
    • Oops! : $tax = $income / 0;
    • Favor the 10s : $tax = $k*abs(sin($PI*$income/10000));
    • Leave it as is : $tax = rand ( $income );
    • Other:
      • Taxes are a poor-people-thing: $tax = ($income < 1000000 ? $income/3 : 0);
         any of above * $tax_evasion_factor;

        L*

        There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
        Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.

      Additional ones:

      • Flat tax: $tax = $k * $income;
      • How good is your CPA?: $tax = $k * ( $income - $cpa_income );
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (april fools prey)
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 22, 2016 at 20:36 UTC

    Have you fallen prey to an April Fools joke:

    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • Partially
    • All of the above
    • No, but i have sympathized with people who have
    • My lawyer has advised me not to answer this question
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (pizza part)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 09, 2017 at 21:45 UTC

    The most important part of a pizza is the:

    • Crust
    • Sauce
    • Cheese
    • Toppings
    • Shape
    • Price
    • Box/bag
    • Taste when it's hot
    • Taste when it's cold
    • Survivability on the counter
    • Way they slice it
    • Pizza!
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (fries preparation method)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Apr 17, 2016 at 16:55 UTC

    My preferred method of making french fries (chips) is in a…

    • deep frier
    • frying pan on the stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • campfire
    • other
    • none

    I think microwave might be impossible (you can cook potatoes in a microwave, but not fry them), but people do such strange things with a microwave that I'm really not sure.

    See also Fries are best with...

    Update 2016-04-20: poll title was "My preferred method of frying french fries (chips) is in a…"

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (puns)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 22, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

    What is the best type of pun?

    • Homophonic (different spelling) make terribly bad jokes.
    • Homophones (same spelling) sounds about right.
    • Heteronyms recreate the meaning of a sentence.
    • Visual puns, just have to be seen.
    • Any really good, bad joke.
    • None of the above
    • All of the above

      Best pun ever, by C. S. Lewis, quoted from here:

      Over dinner one night at Magdalen College one of the courses was haggis, the national dish of Scotland, which consists mainly of the blood and intestines of sheep. Seated next to Lewis was a visiting Portuguese dignitary who, while eating his haggis, remarked that he felt like a “gastronomic Columbus.” “Surely you mean a vascular da Gama,” said Lewis.

      SCNR,

      Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (user data storage)
by chacham (Prior) on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:00 UTC

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        Good one. That seems a bit better than Verbose anyway.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (writing backwards)
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:03 UTC

    (In honor of April First.)

    :nehw tseb si esrever ni gnitirW

    • .desrever si txet eritne ehT
    • .backwards are (letters the not but) words the Only
    • ehT sdrow era ni redro, tub eht srettel era eht rehto yaw.
    • Who ndees baacdkrws wehn you have Tceilmopgyya?
    • ?wdors reeersvd up meixd about How
    • .tusnnmihep rof nuttolg a m'I

    Posted as: :nehw tseb si esrever ni gnitirW

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (April First news, apostrophe))
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:17 UTC

    Just Another `Pril-1st Hack:

    On April First, i ____ read the news:

    • Do
    • Usually
    • Foolishly
    • Humorously
    • Enthusiastically
    • Apathetically
    • Sardonically
    • Skeptically
    • Carefully
    • Don't

    April Fools Day Apostrophe:

    • April Fool Day
    • April Fools Day
    • April Fool's Day
    • April Fools' Day
    • April's Fools Day
    • Aprils' Fools Day
      's' is overused anyway, with or without apostrophe.
      • April Fool Day

        Fair enough. It sounds strange without the "s," but only the first time. Added.

      Re: apostrophe

      We are partial to Cat Apostrophe: \N{CAT FACE}. I.e. <sup>&#x1f431;</sup>.

      Meow.
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (siob 700)
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 25, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Sep 04, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
    • One of the many [Pp]acos at StackOveflow.

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (favorite leap)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 15, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
      openSUSE Leap

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        Nice. It seems strange that there isn't a direct link to it though. Just a button on the main page.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (favorite meal)
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (drinking water)
by chacham (Prior) on Jun 02, 2016 at 16:42 UTC

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

        Added cold and room temperature. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. :)

        The first link for Pi seems to be more of an advertisement, and the second is just a page deriding it it. Is there a page that simply describes it? So far, all the link are to wikipedia, which i think appropriate here.

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (shift key)
by chacham (Prior) on Jun 14, 2016 at 13:39 UTC

    Which shift key do you use more often?

    • Left
    • Right
    • Neither
    • Other
Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (keyboard key names)
by chacham (Prior) on Jun 14, 2016 at 14:07 UTC

        Yes, but not for that purpose. It's my KVM activation key.

        I've always used CTRL-s to actually perform a scroll lock (a rare requirement these days).

        Control / KAOS

        I originally rejected the idea due to it being an old show, but if you insist....added. :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (generic pronoun)
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 31, 2016 at 18:33 UTC

    Generic singular pronoun:

    • He
    • She
    • They
    • S/he
    • "He or she"
    • He and she (alternating)
    • Same as the author's gender
    • It
    • User
    • $user
    • It depends
    • Just avoid pronouns
    • Other
      • $_

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

      • their

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        I kept thinking about putting their there. But, google defines their as a "determiner," not a pronoun (as it does for they).

Re: poll ideas quest 2016
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Apr 08, 2016 at 20:43 UTC

    How old is the earth?

    [] 4,543 × 10^9 years [] 10,000 years [] 8.64 billion years [] 6000 years [] 10,000 years [] other (how many?) [] I don't know [] It doesn't matter [] Why do you ask?

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

      1.46 * 10^9 seconds

      For most of the answers, a tilde or "approximately" is required. :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (post memorial day)
by chacham (Prior) on May 31, 2016 at 13:01 UTC

    Now that it's after Memorial Day, i:

    • Graduate
    • Wear white
    • Go swimming
    • Wish i had summer off
    • Do nothing
    • What's Memorial day?
      • Huh? Memorial day? What is Memorial day?

      Or does that rank under nothing.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        Huh? Memorial day?

        Okay, that's a good way to put it. I had a longer option in mind, which i ended up not liking. :)

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