I didn’t C that coming.
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👤︎ u/meemboy
📅︎ Dec 04 2018
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Why do programmers wear glasses?

Because they can't C#

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👤︎ u/sneakysneaky23
📅︎ Dec 31 2016
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We had an IDEA...

Back a few decades, I was working in a program with a local college in the Middle East.

The name of the program for ExPats has the clever acronym of "IDEA" (hey, I said it was clever); which stands for "Inter-Departmental Educational Adjunct". It's interdepartmental because my particular specialty not only covers field geology but also paleontology and a bit of archeology thrown in for good measure. Everyone hopes to have a good IDEA...


Well, we saddle up and head for the Dune Sea out in the west of the country, where the Precambrian, Cambrian, Silurian, Cretaceous, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene crop out and access is relatively easy and non-injurious.

Well, we caravan out, some 30 Land Cruisers, Nissan patrol, and the odd Mitsubishi Galloper strong. We all get our maps, compasses and split up into 5 or 6 special interest groups ("SIG's"); where each IDEA has his own GPS and LIDAR laser ranging apparatus. Reason being, that there are very few benchmarks out in the desert, and even those are constantly at the mercy of the shifting and ever-blowing sands.

Since we're split into groups and at any one time, ranging up to and including some 50 km2, when a real find is located, a device called the "DIME" (Digital-Interface Monitor Encoder) is attached and programmed into the GPS for location later; it is a digital sort of low-frequency transponder, developed from technology used by offshore drillers and jacket setters where benchmarks are even more transitory.

The way it works is rather simple. When something is to be marked for later retrieval, a series of wooden posts are pounded in a triangular manner around the find and the DIME is set, programmed with the GPS and attached to one or more of the posts.

That's the theory, at least.

Everything works well, especially all the hardened electronics and computer gizmos, but attaching the DIME to the stakes is the real problem. It can't be nailed, screwed or fastened with any sort of metal contrivance as that farkles the magnetic field and causes all sorts of goofy spurious signals. Zip ties don't last long in the heat and duct tape is right out. Many sites have been lost to the shifting sands this way.

Velcro doesn't work too well, as the sand fills the hooks of the receiving piece of velcro and soon renders it useless. String or fishing line work, but that's temporary (they melt). Glue or mastic are out as these are supposed to be temporary. Even plastic sleeves don't work due to the heat out

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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👤︎ u/Rocknocker
📅︎ Jul 30 2019
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The exam I just took had a bonus question.

It asked for a pick-up line using topics from our class (Programming Languages). Here's what I wrote:

>Smalltalk is nice, but how about a date over a nice cup of Java?

^My ^first ^dad ^joke! ^^I'm ^^so ^^proud ^^of ^^myself

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👤︎ u/blazingarpeggio
📅︎ Sep 23 2014
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My whole family was watching TV. As always a viagra commercial strolls along into our TV program. Near the end of the commercial it says, "If you have an erection for longer than 4 hours contact your doctor." Without a moments pause my dad goes, "That line is the best marketing line ever con-COCK-ted

I responded, "knowing you, you probably thought 'long and hard' about that one"

I was so proud, and my dad was too.

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👤︎ u/crispyjay
📅︎ Dec 03 2013
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My girlfriend and I went to a hookah bar.

My girlfriend has been putting a lot of work into her current masters program and is under a lot of stress.

We decided it would be a good idea to get out of the house but weren't sure where we would go.

The inner dad inside me pulled out this line, "Why don't we go to the new hookah bar to blow off some steam."

I was very proud and decided to share with you folks. I will now continue to reiterate this story to everyone I see today.

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👤︎ u/FadderBeef
📅︎ Jul 30 2014
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My dad likes fart jokes

My local grocery store has a rewards program- you get money towards gas at certain stations when you spend there. So I was in line with my dad there and he sees the poster: "turn groceries into gas? I'm great at that!"

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📅︎ Sep 20 2014
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Got Dad joked at the Xmas Concert

My son played a orchestra concert at the local University xmas program, they had a reception afterwards with cookies and coffee, ect.

In line for the goodies, the older guy ahead of me and my wife turned around looking at us through the plastic see through plate and said:

"Clearly, this is a plate"

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👤︎ u/TinSodder
📅︎ Dec 08 2014
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