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2008-03-02 00:55:30.110875+00 by ebradway 10 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 02:33:05.48229+00 by: Dan Lyke

What does it say about me that I immediately tried that in Emacs?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 07:15:13.328085+00 by: ebradway

That's what I thought when I first read the strip...

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 16:39:58.310606+00 by: Diane Reese

<3 xkcd

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 17:47:28.748371+00 by: JT

It's amazing how much text editors equate to religious beliefs according to programmers.

(I use vim)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 18:19:00.106266+00 by: Dan Lyke


#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-02 20:45:50.440814+00 by: markd

M-x burn-him

#Comment From the alt-text: made: 2008-03-03 18:12:39.173798+00 by: crasch

"Real programmers set the universal constants at the start such that the universe evolves to contain the disk with the data they want."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-04 12:14:44.337313+00 by: Joan

This isn't related to the cartoon, but I'm in search of a database and thought someone on Flutterby might be aware of the type site I need. Is there an all inclusive site where you can plug in a commercial household/cosmetic/food product and get a complete listing of ingredients? I'm trying to check some products for allergy purposes and would like a one stop exhaustive location, and haven't found one so far. I'm told from my maintenance and safety director at work that there is a MSDS site under construction that will include printable MSDS sheets for industrial chemicals, but I'm not sure that would include what I'm needing. Thanks for any suggestions.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-04 14:06:43.45382+00 by: JT

Okay, so... I use vim because it's everywhere. Nearly every server I've been on, working or helping friends out, has some version of vim installed, and it helps if I don't have to struggle with re-learning key combinations or having to install extra editors each time I want to give someone a hand. From Ubuntu to Solaris to FreeBSD to Slackware, they all have vim as part of the default install.

(don't burn me at the stake)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-04 14:44:28.37205+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I know just enough vi to get by when Emacs doesn't exist on a machine, and I think Emacs is a pale shadow of Brief (although the latter was clearly inspired by the former), an editor that was remarkably emulated with CRiSP, but alas I wa bouncing between a number of different platforms and a number of different computers at one point, and the CRiSP license fees were going to eat me alive, so I settled on re-training my fingers for Emacs and here I am.