• Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb)

    I think Shahim should worry more about the course requiring IE4.

  • For Great Justice (unregistered)

    Well, 'over 000 careers' implies there's at least one, right?

  • Pierre Lebeaupin (unregistered)

    Interestingly, the "OR_YOU_WILL_BE_FIRED" would appear to be a Facebook thing: http://blog.timac.org/?p=1707 (here in the context of their iOS app).

  • Karl Bielefeldt (github)

    'I' is the symbol used for current in electronics, and 'q' is for quiescent, meaning the current your chip leaks in the background that doesn't go toward useful work and just wastes power. So 'lower your Iq' means 'lower your quiescent current, but is also a fairly clever pun. You just require some EE background to understand it.

  • Brian Boorman (google) in reply to Karl Bielefeldt

    Ninja'd :(

  • Bananafish (nodebb) in reply to Karl Bielefeldt

    I don't have an EE background, but I understood it. Even if I was an EE, getting this subject in my Inbox would result in me immediately tagging it as junk. Bad word choice, Karl. Sorry :)

  • operagost (unregistered)

    "Do you mind" is a contradictory idiom in conversation. When someone asks casually, "Would you mind picking that up at the store?" the common response is in fact, "Sure!"

  • Wolf (unregistered) in reply to For Great Justice

    The number of jobs is classified. ;)

  • Not an Electrical Engineer (unregistered)

    "Iq" probably means standby (quiescent) current.

  • qwerty (unregistered) in reply to operagost

    or "no, I don't mind"

  • Benjamin (unregistered)

    It wasn't very nice of that password reset page to swear at poor Alex.

  • airdrik (unregistered)

    the "Would you mind" question is an obnoxious idiom that should be banned from all conversation. My wife catches me on all too often, especially when I'm too tired/lazy to process the inverse nature of the request and just casually reply: yes/sure/ok. I almost never answer that I won't do what she is asking, but she insists on calling out that my response indicates that I mind and won't do it.

    The trouble is of course that the question begs a negated response: a positive answer means you won't (or don't want to) while a negative answer means you will. That one will generally respond with an answer consistent with their expected course of action (i.e. positive = you will) means that whatever answer you give to the request, unless made explicit what exactly you mean in your response, may be subject to error (by "yes" did you mean "yes you will" or "yes you mind"?).

    A workaround is to give a reply which bypasses the inverted nature of the question and indicates what you actually intend to do: "Do you mind picking up some groceries on the way home?" "I will pick up some groceries on my way home"

  • Daniel15 (nodebb) in reply to Pierre Lebeaupin

    @Pierre Lebeaupin Yeah, the string "DO_NOT_USE_OR_YOU_WILL_BE_FIRED" is used a few times internally at Facebook. It's mostly for classes or functions that should not be used directly, but need to be exposed publicly for some reason or another. This particular screenshot is from the React JavaScript library.

  • James (unregistered)

    Captcha works well then.

  • Thou (unregistered) in reply to airdrik

    After so many times, you would be expected to learn. The next time she asks it, just say "No, I don't mind" and be done with it rather than write a big rant on the internet.

  • jimshatt (unregistered) in reply to airdrik

    Next time, reply that you don't mind. But then don't pick up the groceries because, while you wouldn't terribly mind picking up some groceries, she didn't actually ask you to do so. That'll teach her! ;)

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb)

    This discussion of "do you mind" reminds me of a brief conversation I had many, many years ago, when I was a student... I had bought a pool cue because the ones you could borrow in the pool room were all lacking in, well, straightness and other desirable qualities. The first day I showed up with it, someone asked me a question:

    Asker: "May I ask how much it was?" Steve: "Yes."

    Silence. She gave me a weird look.

    Asker: "How much was it?"

    It's OK, we were friends.

  • urkerab (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    You should have replied "Yes, you may."

    Fortunately she hadn't started by asking you, "May I ask you a question?"

  • jkshapiro (nodebb) in reply to jimshatt

    The Daily WTF: come for the code samples, stay for the relationship advice.

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