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Recent posts by Stephen Boston

You know, that's my problem too! I'm about 20 minutes from home and it is just to short on the bike.
12 years ago
You guess correctly Ben.
I've been riding, cleaning, riding, showing it off all of Dec.
12 years ago
All the better to see the pod LED lights with.
12 years ago

Originally posted by Greg Harris:
well, to expand on your post: just think where that little packet of ketchup has been before it enters your mouth to be ravaged by your teeth i think McD's food should be your last concern at that point! i am with you there.

why can't people drive? i mean, how hard is it to push the gas peddle when the light turns green? if everyone would push the gas peddle at the same time, then everyone could go at the same time... instead, the amount of time you spend at the light is directly proportional to your number in the line. if you are six cars back, then you have to wait ( 5 seconds * 5 ) before you can go.

i know that it is possible for everyone to go at the same time because a train can do it. of course, the cars on a train are connected, but the principle is the same. maybe i am crazy, but i think we can do it!

the general idea here applies to many of life's little problems... people just don't think!




It's not so much that they can't push the gas pedal, its the other morons in the intersection that can't press their break pedal!
[ December 29, 2005: Message edited by: Stephen Boston ]
12 years ago
Some of you may remember that I was talking about getting it. Well here it is!
12 years ago
Today it seems different. This is probably due to it being a short week with Thanksgiving this Thursday. A lot of people at the bank take this week off.
12 years ago
Perhaps standing in the middle of the higway is.
12 years ago

Originally posted by Ramender Mall:
Well you see, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.---->

n That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.




That's deep!

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

12 years ago

Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
It may sound strange, but I use Outlook for writing stuff on browser forms (like for this forum). As I'm using Firefox, I can hit Ctrl-M and get an empty email pop up, type my rambling drivel, hit F7, and then copy and paste the results into the web form.

Yes its cheating, but then if I didn't do any spell checking, my posts would be even more illegible then they currently are. At least they're now almost syntactically correct if not semantically!



Wow! What a great idea! I just tried the ctrl-m in FF and it works great!

Thanks!
12 years ago

Originally posted by Allion Salvador:
Thanx! I only had one question... (Please bear with me, I'm only 11 years old) I don't get the ipady() method in the API docs. What's the internal padding? If you could answer me, I'd REALLY appreciate it. Thanks!



Well Allion, it looks like you got your answer.
As far as just being 11, don't worry anout it. Heck I'm 45 and Gridbaglayout took me a while to grasp too.

Never be afraid to asks questions, especially here at JavaRanch! IMHO, best java forum on earth.
12 years ago

When I'm visiting Okla I know I've been there too long when I find myself saying ya'll.

Example.
How ya'll doing?

Instead of
How are you?

12 years ago


Sorry Jody, I didn't see your response until after I posted.
[ November 17, 2005: Message edited by: Stephen Boston ]
12 years ago
If that was so, I'd be in a lot of trouble.

If mine has an accent it would be an Oklahoma Twang. (which I have removed from my speaking voice. It does come back when I'm visiting Oklahoma though *sigh*)
12 years ago
Hi there! Phoenix, Arizona in the USA.

Originally posted by Dave Lenton:

When reading posts on Javaranch, does anyone else give the reading-voice in their head an accent to match how you think the poster would talk? For example, if you knew poster X was German, would you read their post with a German accent in your head, or do you just read them all with your own accent?

If you do apply accents to different posters, who has the strangest accent?



Hmmm my inner voice has no accent either way. I wonder if I bore myself sometimes?
12 years ago