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Programming Paradigms

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Kreij, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Notice : Stealth thread.

    All you coders hold a special place in my heart for helping others and doing your best to teach the next generation in how to be better coders and more importantly more helpful.

    So .... answer my three questions and the best answer get anything they want from NewEgg for $100 or less (including shipping, I'm a little strapped from gas prices for heating). I will also do Steam game gifting if you want that instead.

    Rules :
    1) You must have been a member of TPU for at least a month.
    2) If NewEgg doesn't ship to you, I will, but the total cost has to be <= $100
    3) This has nothing to do with TPU at all, just me. Merry Christmas.
    4) If you get the chance to make someone who is less fortunate than you have a better holiday season, please do it.
    4) Everyone welcome including TPU staff, their families and even old Aunt Mabel (if she's been a member for a month)
    5) One entry post per member in this thread, but feel free to wish anyone a Merry christmas or Happy Holidays in posts, drink eggnog and get foolish (you have to abide by TPU rules, though).
    @mods ... a personal request to let some off-topic celebration go here as long as it's acceptable. (thanks) Also please do not change the thread title of my "Stealth Thread". :)

    Questions :
    1) Santa does not hunt, neither do Mrs. Clause or the elves and there are no stores at the North Pole. Why is he so fat?
    2) Finish this sentence ... "2011 will be the year of _________________"
    3) In ten words or less explain who you thinks acts more like an old duffer, me or Tatty (no he does not know I'm asking this. :roll: Hopefully he will forgive me.)
    (There are no right or wrong answers, it's all in good fun so don't bother gooogling anything.)

    Last accepted post is Dec. 25th at midnight my time (US Central). Decision will be made sometime before the new year (hey it's a busy time !!!)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from your Old Uncle Kreij. :toast:
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  2. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    1) The bane of Santa Clause: Milke n Cookies
    2) ..."the world is going to end in 2012" discussions.
    3) Tatty, because programming is hip (which you do). :D

    I couldn't pass it up but please, reward someone less fortunate than me. :)
    Kreij says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    We have our first entry !! Thanks Ford, and a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year wishes to you.
    FordGT90Concept says thanks.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    1) Gas
    2)"2011 will be the year of awesomesauce if I win this"
    3) You are! Only because Ford said Tatty;)
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    1) Well red velvet is not very warm. Like a polar bear he had to pack on the weight for safety.

    2) "...Coco having to chose a side in on-going war between Faux News, Comedy Central, and every other daily media outlet lead by CNN."

    3) I am sorry to say I don't know you or Tatty One very well. Since you are giving away goodies to children, but making them compete for it; I think of you as more of an eccentric uncle that mom is afraid will give us beer when she is not looking. Tatty One is the old duffer that speaks rarely and there is no arguing with him. Just a nod and a "yes sir."

    P.S. I have been unemployed for 3 months and less fortunate than Ford...so can I claim his spot since he is giving it away?
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    1) Everyone knows Santa's a pimp. Big red suit with matching pants and hat, with a fine-ass whip-- Brother had to be big!
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    2) farts (it never gets old! :D)
    3) Golf sucks
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    qamulek New Member

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    So I missed the "Notice : Stealth thread." part and read the entire thing thinking there was going to be something about programming involved...

    1) Santa is so fat because he eats nothing but pixies. These pixies are stuffed into small cylindrical tubes for easy storage; in some places these tubes filled with pixies are known as "pixie sticks".
    2) 2011 will be the year of the rabbit.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    ("")("")
    3) Googled "tatty vs kreiji" and tatty was first: tatty=biggerOlderDuffer
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    1) Every year, he gets a plate of cookies from 90% of all housholds. 365 days in a year, you do the math on how many cookies he eats a day.
    2) 2011 will be the year of getting our jobs back so we can lose them when ME3, Rage, and TES V come out.
    3) You, because you are asking.
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    hmmm this seems pretty legit.
  11. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I changed it to red for increased visibility since bold wasn't enough :p
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    1: He only works one day a year.
    2. Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer!
    3. Tatty because he's a perv...look at his avatar! (Kidding, <3 you Tatty)
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    I actually thought this would really be about programming and came here only to be (a tiny bit) disappointed and then when I read it all I was very much pleased :laugh:

    1. Santa does not hunt, neither do Mrs. Clause or the elves and there are no stores at the North Pole. Why is he so fat?
      Because he can, of course :laugh: On a serious note, with all the kids leaving him cookies and milk, it's hard not to be fat ;)
    2. Finish this sentence ... "2011 will be the year of _________________"
      The year of great games! (did you see all the good titles coming out in 2011! :D:D:D )
    3. In ten words or less explain who you thinks acts more like an old duffer, me or Tatty (no he does not know I'm asking this. :roll: Hopefully he will forgive me.)
      Google won't help us, but Google Fight will, and it says that Tatty is the old duffer
      (actually, I don't know any of you that well, but... google fight knows right, doesn't it? )

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and everyone else too :)
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    I can't get anything from newegg where I stay, nor have the bandwidth to download from Steam, but want to comment just for fun and in the name of holiday fun

    1) He was preparing a layer of fat for insulation like a walrus over the years for this year's freezing cold winter in the North. (You asked why, not how, LOL!)

    2) 2011 will be the year of JIMP for all those that love tech! (28nm, APU, Bulldozer, Sandy Bridge, etc)

    3) The last one of you to vote for my UDTech petition, LOL!

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and God Bless you all! ;)
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    1) He eats the elves.
    2) ...whene Justin Bieber's voice will mature.
    3) Tatty, because I've never seen him hanging 'round here!

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to y'all!
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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    He is fat because the other 364 days of the year he is a full time programmer. :roll:

    ...thanking Kreij for giving me the $100 prize.

    You are. Tatty's avatars are always young girls.
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    Questions :

    1) Santa does not hunt, neither do Mrs. Clause or the elves and there are no stores at the North Pole. Why is he so fat?

    A: Santa hits up the 24 hour McDonald's drive thrus during his run. It takes a lot of Quarter Pounders to keep that guy going during the holidays. All the milk and cookies he stashes in his sack for eating throughout the year.

    2) Finish this sentence ... "2011 will be the year of _________________"

    A: People freaking out that 2012 is just around the corner and ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE WHERE THE HELL DID I PUT THAT Y2K BOMB SHELTER AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

    3) In ten words or less explain who you thinks acts more like an old duffer, me or Tatty (no he does not know I'm asking this. Hopefully he will forgive me.)
    (There are no right or wrong answers, it's all in good fun so don't bother gooogling anything.)

    A: Kreij:

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    1) Cushing’s Syndrome

    2) 2011 will be the year of MoonPig's dominance on the TechPowerUp forums

    3) Tatty, he has good looking daughters. Me Likey :p
  19. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Read rule #2. ;)
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    1.) Easy: He let's all the elves do the work, causing him to sit on his fat a** for 364 days of the year.

    2.) 2011 will be the first year of the next decade. DUH! :p

    3.) This is an obvious one: Tatty. You can just tell by how his posts are worded. (You said 10 words xD)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    1. Santa only delivers one night. The rest of his year is spent on his WoW subscription.
    2. Skynet. It all started when Intel created a Cutoff switch to their new processors...
    3. Depends on which of you can understand this:
    Code:
          program rain
          real r, t, sum
          integer m
     
          read (*,*) t
          sum = 0.0
          do 10 m = 1, 12
             sum = sum + r(m, t)
      10  continue
          write (*,*) 'Annual rainfall is ', sum, 'inches'
    
          stop
          end
    
    I think we know the answer to this :D
  22. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Over 500 views in 3 days. It's surprising how many people are interested in programming paradigms. :p
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
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    1) He was put on a diet and exercise program, he is no longer fat.
    2) "2011 will be the year of one free russian bride for everyone."
    3) Definetly TATTY!!!
  24. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the feeling that anyone who visited this thread is going to check all the treads I create from now on. :roll:

    Oh, and BTW feel free to post here even if you answered the questions. When I said one entry post, I meant you could only answer the questions once to be in the running.
    It is a Christmas celebration thread after all.
    Eggnog for all !!! (hic)
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    I'd like a double whiskey and eggnog, hold the eggnog.

    Merry Christmas and have a Kwazy Kwanzaa!! :D

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