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jimwilliams57
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SLOTH is the perfect language
jimwilliams57   6/6/2014 11:51:08 AM
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SLOTH is perfect for countering management's insistance on exhaustive and endless processes.  Finally a language to give the power back to the engineer.

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I'm wracked with envy...
Max The Magnificent   6/6/2014 12:32:45 PM
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I wish I'd written this -- it's brilliant!!!

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
mhrackin   6/6/2014 1:25:28 PM
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I presume your reference to envy is (like SLOTH) taken from the ORIGINAL "Bedazzled" movie, one of my all-time favorites!  Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (who probably SHOULD get credit for "Moore's Law) have always been incredible.

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
mhrackin   6/6/2014 1:26:53 PM
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I have to add two words: "Lilian Lust."

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
Max The Magnificent   6/6/2014 1:29:03 PM
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@mhrackin: Peter Cook and Dudley Moore [...] have always been incredible.

They really were great -- and I agree, I loved the original version of Bedazzled.

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
Max The Magnificent   6/6/2014 1:32:31 PM
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@mhrackin: I have to add two words: "Lilian Lust."

I think you mean Lillian Lust (played by Raquel Welch) -- as seen in this video

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
mhrackin   6/6/2014 1:39:25 PM
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I do lay claim to being one of the world's worst typists.... I was very happy when EET added the ""edit" link! 

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
Max The Magnificent   6/6/2014 1:45:34 PM
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@mhrackin: I do lay claim to being one of the world's worst typists...

In one of her careers, my mom taught shorthand, typing, and business studies at college. When I was ~16 she begged me to learn to type. This was the early 1970s before the widespread availability of computers -- I thought that as an engineer I would never need to type.

One of my books was 872 pages ... every word typed with the same two fingers...

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Re: I'm wracked with envy...
mhrackin   6/6/2014 2:01:31 PM
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As an engagement present, my wife to be got me a new portable S-C typewriter that came with a typing course (on LP records!).  Didn't help.... but I did all my own typing and eventually got to using multiple fingers on each hand (but not in the "orthodox" style for sure).  Did all my college papers and theses that way (with carbon paper copies! which I still have in my files), did about 50wpm peak speed.  Not any more.... PC keyboards (especially laptops) just don't have the right feel to me.

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Why?
Wnderer   6/6/2014 3:11:58 PM
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It's funny, but why bash Google for Apple launching a proprietary programming language? I don't use Apple stuff and I still think of them as megolomaniac control freaks. Swift just adds to that. I'm still a fan of the open architecture of the IBM PC and the huge complicated ecosystem it spawned.

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