# PF Random Thoughts

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 Quote by Evo We're not animals?
Sure, but I think the intention behind "no animal products" is pretty clear.

 They act like anything from an animal is demonic. Bizarre.
Some do. For most it's just a lifestyle choice. I would if I a) wasn't weak willed and into all kinds of yummy dishes and b) could afford it. The animals aren't really the problem these days though - it's the processing and hormones and god knows what that's going in them now. I'd also eat organic and not-factory farmed if (see b above).

-Dave K
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 Quote by dkotschessaa Sure, but I think the intention behind "no animal products" is pretty clear. Some do. For most it's just a lifestyle choice. I would if I a) wasn't weak willed and into all kinds of yummy dishes and b) could afford it. The animals aren't really the problem these days though - it's the processing and hormones and god knows what that's going in them now. I'd also eat organic and not-factory farmed if (see b above). -Dave K
I think for a lot of people it's misinformation, needless fear and/or wanting to be *different*. Vegetarianism, with the availability of foods now, can be a sound, healthy, natural diet. Vegan can't.

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 Quote by Evo Neither can plants.
I don't mean to defend Vegans, but I guess one argument they could use is that plants...

wait, why am I spending time arguing devil's advocate for Vegans

*knocks head against desk*
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 Quote by SHISHKABOB I don't mean to defend Vegans, but I guess one argument they could use is that plants... wait, why am I spending time arguing devil's advocate for Vegans *knocks head against desk*
lol.
 P: 643 a = 1; if ( a == 1 ) { ...some code... } else { ...some other code... } (from http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_programming.shtml )
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 Quote by Evo I think for a lot of people it's misinformation, needless fear and/or wanting to be *different*. Vegetarianism, with the availability of foods now, can be a sound, healthy, natural diet. Vegan can't. But we're not being random anymore. Back to random.
Indeed.

Off to the drive in movies tonight! I love Florida, sometimes.

-Dave K
 PF Gold P: 641 I don't understand the desire to cover the back window of one's car or truck with a giant logo of an energy drink. Do they (energy drinks) define a subculture of which I'm unaware?
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 Quote by Dembadon I don't understand the desire to cover the back window of one's car or truck with a giant logo of an energy drink. Do they (energy drinks) define a subculture of which I'm unaware?
There are plenty of subcultures (manufactured by marketers). Why would some moron go to a store and pay good money to buy a sunscreen emblazoned with the name of the manufacturer of their truck/car? If you are driving a Ford F150, I can already see that you're driving a Ford. When you pay good money to buy a sunscreen with FORD all over it, you degrade the reputations of other Ford-owners. I'm not picking on Ford. Go to any auto-parts store, and you can buy decals of some nasty-looking boy urinating on some unspecified target. Just buy decals to accent your choice of manufacture, and to insult the people who bought from other manufacturers.

Unfortunately, US politics is following this model.
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 Quote by Dembadon I don't understand the desire to cover the back window of one's car or truck with a giant logo of an energy drink. Do they (energy drinks) define a subculture of which I'm unaware?
No, the just give voice to an already active subculture of raging morons. (I'm not sure what that means, but I'm keeping it.)

-DaveK
 P: 604 Just turn that dial and make your music worthwhile radio one you stole my gal... but I love ya just the same...
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 Quote by Whovian a = 1; if ( a == 1 ) { ...some code... } else { ...some other code... }
Many years ago, before editors with syntax highlighting, I was converting a FORTRAN program to Turbo Pascal so that it could be run not on our university mainframe but on XT with FPU. While it may sound dubious it was a perfectly reasonable step - our mainframe, one of RIAD computers (clone of IBM 360 series) was faster, but unreliable - and XT was several times slower, but it was getting to the end of calculations every time. If memory serves me well single run on 10 MHz XT with 8087 was something like 3 or 4 hours, so not that long.

At some point I had the program mostly running, but still giving different results. There was a series of procedure calls that looked something like

   calculate_something(a,b,c,d);
calculate_something_else(a,b,c,d);
calculate_something(e,f,g,h);
calculate_something_else(e,f,g,h);
After making some crucial observation late one evening I added it to the code in the comment, to make sure I will not forget about it the next day:

   calculate_something(a,b,c,d);
calculate_something_else(a,b,c,d);    { this is where something
calculate_something(e,f,g,h);           important happens }
calculate_something_else(e,f,g,h);
Unfortunately I had to take care of different things and didn't get back to code for several days. Then it took me another several days to find out why the program suddenly started to produce completely different results
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That makes me smile every time I see it
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 Quote by lisab What's your hair like - fine or coarse? Do you use conditioner?
I would say coarse. I thought my shampoo should take care of everything but now it turns out I have to go get a conditioner in addition to shampoo
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 Quote by rootX I would say coarse. I thought my shampoo should take care of everything but now it turns out I have to go get a conditioner in addition to shampoo
Did our ancestors have conditioner? If not, why not? Frequent shampooing can cause problems that you need not spend money to address.
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 Quote by turbo Did our ancestors have conditioner?
Some Native Americans put some root juice on there hair, yes. I don't remember what the root was, so lets call it: root-X.
 PF Gold P: 7,363 My roots are native-american, french, and irish. What kind of juices should i use?
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 Quote by turbo My roots are native-american, french, and irish. What kind of juices should i use?
Beer.
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 Quote by turbo My roots are native-american, french, and irish. What kind of juices should i use?
A mix of root-X, truffle, and potato juice.

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