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why doesn't R have something like C's printf or MATLAB's fprintf? bastards. their "C-like sprintf" has some odd behaviors.


I got my test from last week back, I thought I did okay but bungled some stuff, but it turned out decent. I got a 91, which tied for 7-8th highest score in a class of 40-something, which isn't spectacular but is pretty all-right.

Casually doing Esperanto stuff on my bus commute or whatever. There's a lot of weird stuff for a language that's supposed to be simple and universal. I mean, for instance, "scii" - "to know" - is hard to pronounce. It's supposed to be "s-tsi-i". I don't have a problem, really, with an initial "sts" cluster, but a lot of people would. But there are entire dedicated web pages by linguists on how weird stuff is, so I won't go into it.

I made pork chops today. Decently thick ones, 1.25". I think I overcooked slightly. And apparently we don't have a meat thermometer anymore.

We've been watching Extras and the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes. We really like both. We only have the Christmas Special for Extras left, though. It's been long enough since I've read Sherlock Holmes that I've forgotten the exact way all the stories played out, though I still remember odd details, so the shows are quite fun to watch. Jeremy Brett is quite good. Fun fact: Jeremy Brett was an heir of the Cadbury chocolate family. We're also continuing our tradition of watching French films, preferable nouvelle vague, but whatever else works, on Sunday afternoons. We watched Pepe le Moko. Fantastic, but the whole, "This [Gypsy] woman is the Casbah, this [white] woman is Paris," thing is a little much.

Still drinking tea.

Both of us have already voted. Still going to listen to the debates tonight.

And... it's starting. I'm out of here, back to writing test scripts while I listen.

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dunked on? by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:12:09 PM EST
 

I liked the horses and bayonets comment by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:35:59 PM EST
Conservative buzz, though, says Romney had some good points? I don't see it, but, whatevs. One guy said, "The Romney charge that President Obama visited Egypt, Turkey, Saudi and Iraq but skipped Israel was pretty strong." What?!

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ya, the right's israel business is so goofy. by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:43:20 PM EST
who are these people who are so obsessed with minutiae of us interactions with israel? i'm pretty sure they're all conservative bloggers.

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srsly by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:56:29 PM EST
the argument is essentially, "barry o is only very good friends with israel, whereas i'd be bestest ever possible buddies."

the only good thing about these debates is that there are so many good ways to troll both sides coming out of them.

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horses and bayonets! by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 11:49:16 PM EST
 

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by the way, i heard some conservative buzz by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:46:40 PM EST
that romney didn't have good points!

i don't quite remember where i saw that, but i'll see if i can find you some links. 

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`But the marines still use bayonets' by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 05:39:15 AM EST
I saw a lot of that on FB.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Marines are trained in bayonets by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 09:35:22 AM EST
(mostly for aggression training) they are also trained in smoothbore musket fighting (that whole left face, right face, forward march bit). Last I heard, no US forces were issued bayonets (presumably because MREs can be opened without one, unlike K rations).

Wumpus

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US Army is trained in bayonet by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 09:51:30 AM EST
Not much, but a guy I know who went through Basic and Infantry School last year got some training. But not in bayonet charges. Although a UKian outfit in Afghanistan did do one of those a couple of years ago.

And somewhere there's a picture of the special forces guys in Afghanistan circa 2002 in a cavalry charge.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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And here's the cavalry photo by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 10:04:55 AM EST
Monument honors U.S. 'horse soldiers' who invaded Afghanistan

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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That would probably be by dmg (4.00 / 1) #14 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:32:25 PM EST
Sean Jones who was awarded the military cross for it.

Whilst I don't personally approve of the uk involvement in Afghanistan, those guys have balls. I recommend this documentary  if this sort of thing interests you.
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dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.

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I used them for riot control. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 09:43:49 PM EST
U.S. Army

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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navy still uses ships too. by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:05:19 AM EST
time for some unfriending, i;d say. 

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Israel by Herring (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:25:55 AM EST
I have seen the (apparently serious) comment elsewhere that "if Obama gets in again, in four years time Israel will not exist". I wonder if that poster is up for some gambling action.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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s/Israel/America by lm (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 04:15:36 PM EST
The end times. The train has left the station.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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I love these by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 08:11:31 PM EST
"If X is re-elected, then this shocking thing that didn't happen in his first term will definitely happen!!!"
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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