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#162781 - 11/13/06 07:47 PM Re: Grammar  
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#162782 - 11/13/06 07:56 PM Re: Grammar  
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parkins, every one knows, programmers don't change lightbulbs, it a hardware problem.

(unless of course they are MS programmers, then they still don't change the lightbulb, but they do market darkness as a 'feature' (and charge more $$ for it!)

#162783 - 11/14/06 06:57 PM Re: Grammar  
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True, of troy.
But the query did specify the "Object Oriented Programmer". This is a bit more specific pertaining to peculiar features in Object Oriented Languages that support the answer:

"None. Providing the Constructors and Destructors were properly coded"

Alternately, "None. The new lightbulb is inherited from the lamp"


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#162784 - 11/14/06 09:33 PM Re: Grammar  
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Oh thanks i'll add that nuance to my collection of light bulb jokes..

meanwhile i hope you enjoy this--
why do Unix programmers confuse Halloween and Christmas?

(answer in white text on white background below-- highlight) to see

Ans: because Oct 31=Dec 25{/color]

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#162785 - 11/14/06 10:35 PM Re: Grammar  
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Oh I like that!


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#162786 - 11/15/06 01:15 AM Re: Grammar  
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Yes, that is "an oldie but a goodie".
Just like:
There are 10 kinds of people:
Those who understand binary
Those who don't


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#162787 - 11/15/06 02:35 AM Re: Grammar  
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one of my other passions is knitting.. you can learn some basics if you read the essay "hex and bin, meet my friends, knit and purl" (google it, lots of people have links to it.

knitting is binary made visible.
(the site Woollythougts over in the UK is another that has many idea's about knittings binary nature... they also have knit fractals and other cool math stuff.
(i have knit moebius scarves (a single edge) and Kleinbottle hats (for my math geek son))

but this doesn't have much to do with grammer does it?

#162788 - 11/15/06 12:05 PM Re: Grammar  
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Helen, from another knitting adept. This is grammar too and it was
darn difficult to decifer it.

And this is what the grammar turned into:

( Pattern- grammar and mouse taken prisoner during image-host's site recontruction)


Knitting once saved the life of a man taken prisoner by the red army, who during the long march in 1934 with Mao Zedong was kept alive because he could knit clothing /sweaters-mittens for tha army. Whenever someone talks disdainful about knitting I say :learn it , it may save your life one day". Just a lighthearted item after a serious and not yet resolved problem.

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#162789 - 11/16/06 11:35 AM Re: Grammar  
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knitting is binary made visible.


(i have knit moebius scarves (a single edge) and Kleinbottle hats (for my math geek son))







And cables are circular shifts.

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no cables are more like multiplication

take the first 4 bits of a byte,
(take the first 4 stitches of cable)
and put them into into a register
(and put them onto a cable needle)
Process the Upper 4 bits
(knit the next 4 stitches)
Take the bits from the register and process them
(take the 4 stitches off the cable needle and work them)

its been eon since i did any assembly language, (and i might have messed up the jargon) but cables are more like multipication than anything else.

of course there are cable that (diamond say in aran) that function more like for next loops with limiters..
where X (the cable) progresses in 1 stitch increments till it equals a max number, and then decreases till min number and then repeats.

knitting directions look very much like assembly code.

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