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tinman (2063)

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tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..

He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.

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Thursday April 01, 2004
08:47 PM

april fools ?

[ #18160 ]

The earlier custom for April Fools day was simpler. One (or at most two) stories, carefully researched to sound plausible, inserted inbetween real news. Take a look at Slashdot, in the past few years, April Fools has been story after story that's been obviously fake. Sheesh.

I remember going "whaaaaa" when they posted the "new compression method" story in 2001. Never since have they reached those heights. This year in particular.. yikes. I was one of many that was groaning "oh, please.. make it stop, please please make it stopppp" :)

I see use.perl isn't immune either :) I didn't believe it for a minute, but I like the way this story was presented by Newsforge. Note the disclaimer at the bottom of the page;)

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