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declanbarr:

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sarah astrophobe HuffStorm Jr. 2.0

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declanbarr said: but YOU can dance, YOU can ji-ive, having the time of your life - ooooh

image^me, age 17, wearing a Flight Suit while having a lightsaber duel with whereismyhoverboard at the school Christmas assembly to promote the space simulation club that we co-ran

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ninthdoctorisbestdoctor:

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alegbra:

being 17 is weird because you can get hit on by 14-year-olds and 20-year-olds and it’s THE SAME AGE DIFFERENCE

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It’s also weird because you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen

when you’re 50 being hit on by a newborn and a 100 year old is the same age difference. When you’re 17 being hit on by a 37 year old and someone who will not be born for 3 years: same age difference. There is nothing special about 17, why would you only choose three years’ difference as an example when you could have made that number arbitrarily large, If this hits 700,000 notes I’m storming off this website in a mASSIVE huff

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astrophobe:

theycallmey replied to your post “theycallmey replied to your post:windows amazes me. Linux-type systems…”

i’m not sure that i do know much more than you; i’d certainly have difficulty getting mysql working on even linux. i am way way out of practice.

funny story: my main problem with SQL was that the book I’m learning from mistyped a line in such a way that SQL thought I was setting up a user account with the password ;

Took me 40 minutes to figure that out

update: one of the top notch distributions of sql is called Vertica. It’s owned by Hewlett Packard, and it’s a very efficient, well-constructed, widely used software package. It’s for writing optimized queries to massive corporate-scale databases held on a server cluster.

There’s a community package that you can install on your local from my.vertica.com. The tremendous power of Vertica can be concentrated on data stored simply in your laptop’s hard drive. I was looking into its installation and… you literally have to be a professional dba. I would need to go to school for 4 years just to implement the vertica community installation documentation.

Working in a programming language like SQL is persistently humbling. SQL in general is meant to build on a decade of java experience. As a physics student I’m informally trained only in the pseudo-code that is python, in a very A->B oriented way. A physicist doesn’t usually give a hoot about what the computer is actually doing; physics is always content to leave that sort of thing as a black box. Physics classes put a huge priority on creative programmatical solutions to finnicky problems and absolutely no emphasis on elegance or detailed knowledge of hardware or software. So I am perpetually aware of how totally blind I am in the world of Real Technology. Good Developers, with whom I am having more and more contact, are privy to literal world of which I have no understanding. Some people can recite logical view sorting procedures and hashing algorithms of arcane database distros that enable them to tell you, with confidence, the metadata outcome and memory cost of the most absolutely jumbled-up queries. It’s just like the difference between someone who is grounded in the mathematical universe and someone who is not, but with all this specific knowledge of the nature of human-generated content. Computers do so much shit and most of it is shrouded in the mason-esque secrecy of historical development decisions and the unfolding repercussions of fundamental practical logic over half a century… what a world

Anyhow my point is no one can install most SQL distros. I’m lucky the one I chose is for personal use and intentionally easy. It is no surprise to me at all, looking back, that it took an entire day. It was geared towards Real Devs, and whatever I may be, I am certainly not a Real Dev

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HACKERbentacost feels =

(Jonathan coulton live concert world premier feels + Good At Space Simulation feels + drunk in a wet garden at 7 pm on a Tuesday feels) * Constant of Good Nostalgia and Unquantifiability

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declanbarr:

astrophobe:

whereismyhoverboard:

astrophobe replied to your post “astrophobe replied to your post:i want that on a shirt let’s get…”

btw is supper man on ur skreened yet

YES

http://skreened.com/abstrachea/supper-man

i recommend the light blue

i just got one DESPITE the fact that tonight you a) spent 25 crowns in spiral knights to send me an in-game pm telling me to go fuck myself,

sarah astrophobe keep your shit comments to yourself

Breaking news: ” sarah astrophobe”

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declanbarr:

i can’t wait for me and astrophobe to have matching “supper man” shirts courtesy of good friend doc whereismyhoverboard z

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UBe6qE5lrwk

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whereismyhoverboard:

astrophobe replied to your post “astrophobe replied to your post:i want that on a shirt let’s get…”

btw is supper man on ur skreened yet

YES

http://skreened.com/abstrachea/supper-man

i recommend the light blue

i just got one DESPITE the fact that tonight you a) spent 25 crowns in spiral knights to send me an in-game pm telling me to go fuck myself,

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declanbarr:

actual picture of me, astrophobe and whereismyhoverboard playing video games

declanbarr:

actual picture of me, astrophobe and whereismyhoverboard playing video games

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