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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:14 PM

Re: Kim Davis sent to jail

tele
(bible bans mixed race)

That's a new one on me! Can you site the book, chapter and verse?

The old testament has strict warnings about marrying outside the Jewish faith but I don't recall anything about race. [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:32 PM

Re: Faulty logic

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You have a gun, someone comes at you with a can of pepper spray. You shoot their dumbasarockazz

Ya. I was thinking something similar. Ok, pepper spray hurts like hell, I'll give you that woman. You pepper spray me and long [more]

Wed Sep 2

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:03 PM

Re: Cop denied service because...

Do you understand what’s happening in our culture right now? The good guys are becoming the bad guys and the bad guys are becoming immortalized heroes for spreading hateful lies. Or lying hatefulness, take your pick. The families of thugs (yes, [more]

Mon Aug 31

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:21 PM

Re: Food For Thought Of The Day

iamski
My guess is that the cost of deportation is minuscule relative to the costs of them being here.

My bet is if you start cracking down on them, confiscating their assets, denying jobs and living quarters etc.. Most of them [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:09 PM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

warrl
There needs to be steady two-way communication between QA and everyone else at every stage of the process.

There is. In many cases, they wrote up the specs. Since I rarely have any direct contact with the end user, I talk [more]

Sun Aug 30

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:57 AM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

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What were yesterdays coders are today's application mechanics in large part, putting together pieces to meet a need, still a lot of skill in spiriting out what folks want as well as in putting together the pieces, but the creativity is so [more]

Sat Aug 29

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:40 PM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

Honestly, I think I will be done with programming at FIRE time. But I'll need a tech outlet of some kind. Maybe getting into more nuts and bolts engineering projects in my garage. I dunno.

Metal


In many ways, I've already [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:35 PM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

Only things I knew before than were Fortan, Pascal, and Basic......

Well, it was an interesting time.

The government wasted likely a billion dollars on ADA....and forced contractors to waste another billion that went no where. No
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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:29 PM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

Phil
I've heard THAT one before. Once a programmer, always a programmer.

Phil


Thanks for the detailed response. I enjoy talking to programming old timers and hearing about their own unique journey's through codeville! [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:09 PM

Re: The truth about "Gun Control"

Beridian
If the gun insanity continues on its current trajectory I would expect many firms to relocate to safer places.

Like to Texas, where they have been relocating to for the past couple of decades like crazy? My office [more]

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MetalDecathlete posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:39 PM

The Stock Market..... a dicussion with my pals

You guys have been busy. Finally caught up but I fear I missed a lot of valuable posts.

DW and I drove our youngest to West Virginia to a small private school where she received an athletic scholarship to play tennis and volleyball. We [more]

Fri Aug 28

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:26 PM

Re: Jack Reacher novels.....

I wonder if Gerard Butler could've hung onto the side of a plane (for eight takes) just to entertain us all? ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZjsZCMBT-s


Wow! I did [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:01 PM

Re: Jack Reacher novels.....

CC
But Gerard Butler isn't half the actor Tom Cruise is if you compare professional accolades. Butler won a "Golden Raspberry Award" as worst actor for "The Bounty Hunter." Butler is 6'2" and 190 lbs.

Ok. [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:33 AM

Re: Saw one

One advantage of being retired, I don't see any Bernie 2016 bumper stickers during morning rush hour because I am in bed asleep. <g>

However I do see them when I walk. To be honest I'd rather have Bernie than
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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:31 AM

Re: Saw one

themath
I saw a Bernie 2016 bumper sticker today.

I got really angry. This young woman is obviously an idiot, but that's not why I was angry.

I was angry because she was driving during morning rush hour. If you're a
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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:29 AM

Re: anyone else noticing this?

Summer heat will last until the end of November in North Texas. High is 97 today. But at least it is a dry heat. I hardly notice it compared to the extreme heat of 105 and high humidity we had at the beginning of the month.

At least the days [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:22 AM

Re: Jack Reacher novels.....

Brook
My husband won't watch the movie because he feels that Tom Cruise is totally miscast as Jack Reacher.

I tend to believe my husband because he's really into the character of Jack Reacher.


I read a couple books and [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:07 AM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

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It's either that or start learning to play the piano, and I'm not sure my dog could live through that.

Go for the piano. Picking that and the guitar back up (learned both as a kid) is on my bucket list.

Metal

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:59 AM

Re: Anyone program in Python?

Phil
But that's kind of the in thing these days. C and C++ are pretty old languages, but no one has really found any way to improve them in terms of capabilities. So new languages have to be "cooler" to use, since they aren't [more]

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MetalDecathlete replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:45 AM

Re: Big changes imminent for The Baron.

warrl
* Relying on a crutch when you don't really need one
* Refusing to use a crutch when you do really need one



Nicely put warrl.

Metal

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