denny: (You make me laugh)
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Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.

Some people, when faced with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use binary." Now they have 10 problems.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use threads," and then two they hav erpoblesms.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use multithreading". Nothhw tpe yawrve o oblems.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use mutexes." Now they have

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think: "I know, I'll use caching." Now they have one problems.

Some people see a problem and think "I know, I'll use Java!" Now they have a ProblemFactory.

Some programmers, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use floating point arithmetic." Now they have 1.999999999997 problems.

Some people, wanting an escape from their full-time job, think "I know, I'll contribute to open source." Now they have two full-time jobs.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think: "I know, I'll think outside the box!" Now, they have 3.75 problems, an entirely new framework, and three dozen toll house cookies cooling in the kitchen.

Some people when confronted with a desire to use pithy quotes in their presentations think "I know, I'll use something from Star Wars". Now two problems they have.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use UTF8." Now they à??????µ?ç°§ùÔ_¦Ñ?.

Some people, when faced with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use PHP!" Now they have ("1 apple" + "1 orange") problems.

Some people, when faced with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use Perl!" Now they have more than one way to have more than one problem.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use Shareware." Now they have two trials.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use delegations." Now their problem is a problem of their problem.

Some people when confronted with a problem think "I know, I'll quote jwz". Now everyone has a problem.


Collected from http://nedbatchelder.com/blog/201204/two_problems.html via https://joindiaspora.com/posts/1653418

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Date: 2013-05-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] simont
I'm faintly surprised that among all those variations nobody's done the obvious self-referential one about recursion, along the lines of: some people when confronted with a problem think "I know, I'll use recursion", and now they are confronted with a problem.

(It's tempting to do a long list of language-specific ones, so that the C++ user has a std::list<std::problem>::iterator, the SQLer has (SELECT * FROM PROBLEMS) and so on, but that's shooting fish in a barrel.)

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Date: 2013-05-25 06:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ciphergoth
Just to be clear, UTF8 is not a problem. The heathen ways that encode strings into binary in any way that is not UTF8 - that is a problem. One encoding to rule them all...

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