I've finally worked it out!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by THE_RB, May 28, 2014.

  1. THE_RB

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    Over the last couple of months there seems to be a certain pattern emerging in the questions people ask in threads, and the solutions we always offer.

    I've come to the conclusion that almost every thread can be solved with one of these two answers;

    Q1; How to get this analogue circuit working?
    A1; Use a PIC!

    Q2; How to get this complex/high voltage/high power analogue circuit working?
    A2; Just buy one off ebay!


    Then the few remaining threads can always be answered with one of these multiple choice picks;
    A. Use a 555 timer.
    B. Use an opto-input solid state relay.
    C. The thread is impossible/philosophy/nitpicking and everyone in it is a troll/academic/jerk so just ignore it.
    D. It's an automotive thread so the mods will close it soon anyway.
    E. All of the above! :D


    All we need to do now is write a bot program to identify key phrases, and answer all threads with the appropriate selection from above.

    Then we can all retire! :D
     
  2. Georacer

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    Hey, if it's working, don't fix it!

    Besides, only if we practice over answering the same question, we'll become experts on servicing them.
     
  3. sirch2

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    So this thread is a C?

    :-D
     
  4. GopherT

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    Apparently not, because you didn't ignore it.
     
  5. sirch2

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    May be I'm a a troll/academic/jerk :confused:
     
  6. djsfantasi

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    There is a variant of answer A. "Read Bill Marsden's blog".
     
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  7. Brownout

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    You forgot this classic: "Google it!"
     
  8. joeyd999

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    Oh, and you forgot this one:

    Q. I am learning PIC asm. Are there any resources that will help me?

    A. Don't be a stupid head. Only idiots and children use asm. C is for superior beings.
     
  9. Sparky49

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    asm is 1337.

    C is 7331.
     
  10. djsfantasi

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    Huh?......
     
  11. THE_RB

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    Straight into "asm vs C" huh?

    I think sirch2 is a visionary, this thread is turning into a multiple choice item C.
    ;)


    Darn, I can't believe I missed that one! :eek:
     
  12. bertus

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  13. Georacer

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    I propose another answer item between D and E: "Let bertus give you a link".
     
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  14. atferrari

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    Wikipedia and Ebay as well, are, quite often, part of those "automated" answers.
     
  15. Sparky49

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    Hehehe. :D

    1337 is 'cool kid' talk for 'leet' (the numbers look like the letters). leet being something which is awesome, cool, etc.

    By simply switching the order back to front, you get teel, or 7331, which as you might guess is the opposite of '1337'.
     
  16. djsfantasi

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    I understood the leet-speak, but still don't get it.
     
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