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"Nothing?" [Apr. 15th, 2009|07:08 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Dan, Will, and Lindsey: *consider the abysmal win/loss record of the 2008-2009 IU men's basketball team*
Lindsey: We're supposed to be better next year, right?
Dan: Our recruiting team is ranked fifth in the nation.
Will: What, like SAT scores?
Dan: ...
Lindsey: ...
Dan: Yes, Will. SAT scores.
Will: You know what would make basketball more interesting? If they added a second ball to the game.
Lindsey: That could work!
Will: Yeah. You know what would make baseball more interesting?
Lindsey: What's that?
Dan: *pointedly ignores conversation*
Will: If the batter were allowed to carry the bat around the bases. And all of the basemen had bats, too. Big ones.
Lindsey: ...oh, no.
Will: Preferably with spikes on them. You know what would make football more interesting?
Lindsey: *raises an eyebrow*
Will: Every so often, just release a pack of wolves.
Lindsey: *laughs and cringes simultaneously*
Will: And the players should have, like, pieces of raw meat sewn into their jerseys.

Remind me to add "popular televised American sports" to the list of Topics Not to Be Discussed with Will Byrd. Along with "food", "music", and "PLT Scheme".

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[User Picture]From: chadversary
2009-04-16 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm laughing hysterically, convulsively (and I can still type!), and my room mate is staring at me like I'm insane.

Thank you
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-16 02:42 am (UTC)
I aim to please, Chad.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-16 01:06 am (UTC)

so what about PLT Scheme

Matthias
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-16 02:59 am (UTC)

Re: so what about PLT Scheme

Uh-oh -- now I've done it!

I was referring to an isolated incident in which a friendly observation was made that, instead of using PLT for a particular project, I could have used a different Scheme and possibly have had faster code. That may have been true, but for that particular project, I wanted assurance that my code would work out in the wild, and for that and other reasons, PLT was the way to go.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-16 01:00 pm (UTC)

Re: so what about PLT Scheme

That's fair. Especially since our jit compiler is a recent addition and Chez is "free" at Indiana.

-- Matthias

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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2009-04-16 03:24 am (UTC)
I was going to ask, but apparently I got beat to the punch :)
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-04-16 03:32 am (UTC)
Boston vs. Bloomington Schemers: round one!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-16 03:36 am (UTC)
No fighting, please!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-16 03:37 am (UTC)

One of these days, I'm going to get myself into big trouble this way. It seems to me that this blog needs a disclaimer. How's this sound?

Richard M. Stallman and/or other parties provide this blog "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2009-04-16 03:43 am (UTC)
*grin* I don't think you'll get in trouble with us for deciding to use PLT :)

Edited at 2009-04-16 03:44 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-17 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm more worried that I'm going to get in trouble by saying something about someone else's opinion about some topic or other. I know that by keeping a public journal, I implicitly accept the consequences of having public opinions on things. That's what I signed up for. But nobody else did.

To be safe, then, I should only write about my own opinions, not about anyone else's -- but that's impossible, especially since so much of the joy of living, for me, is in observing the people around me, seeing them being who they are and thinking how they think, and I want to write about the specific joys of living every day. If I can't do that, then for me it's hardly worth writing a journal at all.
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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2009-04-17 05:41 pm (UTC)
No, it isn't. I'm really bad about putting my own opinions down on mine, and that really irks me. It's not because I've been asked not to or anything, but because I got in the habit of starting to elide stuff, until now I hardly post publicly anymore. And since it often feels silly to me to post stuff that's only partially open, I do it much more rarely than I should. So I understand where you're coming from.
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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2009-04-16 03:48 am (UTC)
Anyway, it's always good to hear people's experiences in making those kinds of decisions. But I could see why you might consider it one of those topics.
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