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poll ideas quest 2022

by pollsters (Initiate)
on Dec 31, 2021 at 07:18 UTC ( #11140055=quest: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Quest starts at:Jan 01, 2022 at 05:00 UTC
Quest ends at:Jan 01, 2023 at 04:59 UTC

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Re: poll ideas quest 2022
by cavac (Vicar) on Mar 15, 2022 at 13:42 UTC

    (edited to include ideas people have sent me)

    If someone digitizes my brain, i want it converted to...

    • Pure perl for best compatibility
    • Perl::XS for better performance
    • Javascript, so can grab a copy
    • JSON, so some unsuspecting victim can eval() and run it by accident
    • PostgreSQL for best data retrieval performance
    • MySQL because i don't care about data integrity
    • Linux kernel module for total system access
    • VXWorks program so i could finally work on a NASA mission
    • Adobe Flash animation. All your base are belong to us.
    • Python. My mind is very simple and there is only one way to do things.
    • Raku. Slower, but much better marketing than Perl.

    perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
      I want the same software that Tony Stark created for J.A.R.V.I.S (“Just A Really Very Intelligent System”).

      "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

Re: poll ideas quest 2022
by perldigious (Priest) on Jan 24, 2022 at 17:20 UTC
    • Second Species Takeover (Planet of the Apes / Time Machine)
    • Ice Age (The Day After Tomorrow)
    • Asteroid / Bolides (Lucifer's Hammer / Seveneves)
    • Not all tech-failure worlds end up with a central Hunger-Games-style elite, so I think the following might be additional categories

    • Partial or Complete Technological Failure (The Quiet Earth / The City of Ember)
    • Decimated population (Post-snap MCU)
    • And the most horrific of all

    • A world where Perl doesn't exist or work
    • perldigious: Remember that when TPTB convert the poll quest idea to the actual poll, they don't always get the addenda from the quest's replies. Thus, I recommend editing the original node with any additional suggestions that you want to include. Also, you might want to include links for the ones you provided, like I did for mine. Spoiler allows for easy copy/paste of the ones so far:


      edit: added the horrific perl-less world!

        These are some good additions, I may try to combine some in to a single choice, for example "Nuclear/Asteroid Fallout". I'll update the original post in a bit and add links as suggested.

        I'd add the non-existent Perl option, but I don't want to bias the poll to an obvious choice. :-P

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

      If ever a poll was crying out for a "None of the above" option, this must surely be it.


        True, this poll would have to fall in the "you must chose one" category. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
      • Planet of the Apes
      • Mad Max

      map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

        Both good additions. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

        The Nazis winning WWII is more of a nightmare alternate history dystopia than strictly "post-apocalyptic" where humanity/society has been almost totally destroyed and is just trying to survive in the aftermath.

        It sounds like On the Beach would fall in to the post nuclear fallout category, and The Last Man on Earth in to the Zombie category, so I think those are covered.

        I've never actually heard of On the Beach and I'm a big Gregory Peck fan, so I might have to see if I can stream that someplace. I have seen the original The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price, which definitely fits the usual Vincent Price type of film. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

      Whatever happened to ".. and they all lived happily ever after". That's the post-apocalypse world I want. :(

      • The Metaverse
Re: poll ideas quest 2022
by duelafn (Parson) on Nov 10, 2022 at 21:25 UTC

    Age of oldest online account that you can still log in to:

    • 0-4 years (2022-2018)
    • 5-9 years (2017-2013)
    • 10-14 years (2012-2008)
    • 15-19 years (2007-2003)
    • 20-24 years (2002-1998)
    • 25-29 years (1997-1993)
    • 30-34 years (1992-1988)
    • 35-39 years (1987-1983)
    • 40-44 years (1982-1978)
    • 45-49 years (1977-1973)
    • 50+ years (huh?)

    Good Day,

      50+ years (huh?)

      ARPANET started in 1968 and was formally decomissioned in 1990. Quoting the Wikipedia article:

      Adoption of TCP/IP

      The DoD made TCP/IP standard for all military computer networking in 1980. NORSAR and University College London left the ARPANET and began using TCP/IP over SATNET in early 1982.

      On January 1, 1983, known as flag day, TCP/IP protocols became the standard for the ARPANET, replacing the earlier Network Control Protocol.

      UCL is still online, and according to, it was already online in the early 1970s. So, someone may still have an UCL account from the ARPANET time. Not very likely, but also not impossible.


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

        Sure, I'd found some other "early 70s" possibilities, so I made sure that the range is at least partially covered, but 50+ is a nice break point and anyone responding with that answer needs to explain themselves anyway so I left in the "huh?".

        Good Day,

      > you can still log in to

      you could still log in to if you remembered the password

      map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
      25-29 years (1997-1993) - web based email

      "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

Re: poll ideas quest 2022
by perldigious (Priest) on Sep 16, 2022 at 15:18 UTC

    My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:

    • Visit foreign countries/cities
    • Relax at a resort
    • Take a cruise
    • Go to visit far away family
    • Get away from civilization (e.g. camping, hiking, etc.)
    • Wander around my own country/region (by any preferred means of conveyance)
    • Work on a side project (e.g. home improvement, side-hustle, etc.)
    • Digital entertainment, a stocked fridge, and being a voluntary shut-in
    • What's a holiday/vacation?
    • Other (please comment)

    Any other broad category of common ways to vacation/holiday that should be added?

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: poll ideas quest 2022
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 18, 2022 at 00:22 UTC
    I would like to propose the following:
    "Is Perl the only language you program on?"

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