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Subject:Random questions poll
Time:11:15 pm
These questions have all come up in one way or another in my life during the last week.

Poll #1531198 Random Questions

If I say "Goto Considered Harmful" are you certain that you know what I'm talking about?

Yes
34(45.9%)
No
23(31.1%)
Maybe
17(23.0%)

Do you know what an interrobang is?

Yes
42(56.0%)
No
28(37.3%)
Maybe
5(6.7%)

Do you think you could jump into a swimming pool right now and swim a mile? You can take as long as you need.

Yes
39(52.0%)
No
20(26.7%)
Maybe
16(21.3%)

Could you create a list, from memory, of everyone you've ever had sex with? (You get to define sex for yourself.)

Yes
47(62.7%)
No
16(21.3%)
Maybe
12(16.0%)

OK, slightly easier. Could you could give an accurate count of the number of people you've had sex with?

Yes
50(66.7%)
No
15(20.0%)
Maybe
10(13.3%)
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whitebird
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Time:2010-02-27 07:47 am (UTC)
I may have forgotten two names, but I can remember all of the people.
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rightkindofme
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Time:2010-02-27 03:35 pm (UTC)
I used to have an excel spreadsheet with a list of my lovers on it. It got lost during a hardware crash. I knew at the time that I was somewhere in the high 70's. Since then I have a rough count, sorta. So I know I passed triple digits a few years ago but my 'count' is +/-10. Heh. And hell no could I remember all the names. On the original spreadsheet there were lots of things like, "Jason's friend at that party."

I'm kind of slutty.
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jpmassar
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Time:2010-02-27 05:09 pm (UTC)
Swimming a mile might take me a really long time, but as long as I can take 'as long as I want' and have access to food and drink if I felt I needed it I could certainly do it 20 yards at a time.

I find it amusing that the statistics for 'Goto Considered Harmful' among your responders is not markedly different than any of the other responses...
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-27 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised nobody has corrected my (minor) error in "Goto considered harmful".

What was even more surprising to me was that of the ten or so engineers and engineering managers I surveyed at work yesterday, only one person could specifically identify the reference.
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jpmassar
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Time:2010-02-27 06:17 pm (UTC)
1968 was a long time ago...
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prock
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Time:2010-02-27 11:47 pm (UTC)
Why is that surprising? Can you identify the source of the waterfall model?
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prock
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Time:2010-03-01 01:29 am (UTC)
Really? I'd never heard of Royce before I asked the question.
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prock
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Time:2010-03-01 06:13 am (UTC)
So you hadn't heard of Royce before either?
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prock
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Time:2010-03-01 07:24 am (UTC)
DOD-STD-2167A came 15 years after the Royce article...

"according to Wikipedia"

;)
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whipartist
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Time:2010-03-01 02:49 am (UTC)
Even if you can't specifically identify Dijkstra and the ACM letter in 1968, I would have expected people to have a vague notion about "some article that some guy wrote about why goto statements were bad".
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prock
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Time:2010-03-01 06:16 am (UTC)
I don't know why you would expect that. Every c/c++ textbook I have mentions that you shouldn't use goto, and none of them mention "some article some guy wrote about why goto statements are bad".
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whipartist
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Time:2010-03-01 06:28 am (UTC)
Textbook schmextbook. It didn't appear in any of mine, and yet the folklore got to me.
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prock
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Time:2010-03-01 07:25 am (UTC)
You never read "The C Programming Language" by K&R?
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terrencechan
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Time:2010-02-27 06:25 pm (UTC)
Okay, I give up: What is the explanation for the correlation between swimming stamina and sexual partner memory?
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-27 08:06 pm (UTC)
They all just happen to be questions that I've contemplated over the last week. Except for the last two, there's no other connection between any of them.
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evwhore
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Time:2010-02-28 12:45 am (UTC)
I don't think he's asking if the questions are related, more commenting that the responses seem to be correlated (I haven't bothered to compare the two lists of respondents myself).
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whipartist
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Time:2010-03-01 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh, right. Dunno. I hadn't looked at the list either.
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pokarpokarpokar
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Time:2010-02-28 06:23 am (UTC)
waffletest
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slowjoe
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Time:2010-02-28 05:11 pm (UTC)
So does this mean you are thinking about switching from running to swimming?
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whipartist
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Time:2010-03-01 02:50 am (UTC)
Nope. I was having a chat with someone about getting in practice for a mile swim and I said, "Oh, if my shoulder wasn't screwed up I could do that right now."

I probably couldn't under the conditions he was talking about-- specifically, cold open water with currents, but I could certainly do it in a pool.
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songmonk
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Time:2010-03-01 07:19 pm (UTC)
For the swimming question, does this include hanging on to the side of the pool to rest? I answered it if it did not. (That is, can go slowly, tread water, etc.)

I can't really tread water for any significant length of time.
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