Bad Jokes II

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Re: Bad Jokes II

Post by Dave » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 pm

I was a bad boy again today.

My office-mate was complaining about having to [re]invent a network protocol system which was capable of doing high-resolution network packet time measurement. We've had a good one in use here for several years (measuring transit times between servers) but the underlying protocol project has been "deprecated" by management. We have no head-count for maintaining or improving it, and are going to be closing down support and telling its customers to find a different solution. He's one of the abandoned customers.

Dan said that he was going to call the new protocol "Dickens", after the famous quote "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." He also commented that "everything old, is new again".

I told him that his comments reminded me of a little bit of news that was in the science press recently. It turns out that the very same herbs which were found to have been used for ritual purposes by the ancient Egyptians, are still in use for making food today. The Egyptians used certain herbs when doing sacrifices to their goddess of cats, that are used in Germany today to make flavored sausage.

It was the thymes of Bast, it was the thymes of wurst.

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Re: Bad Jokes II

Post by Typeminer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:36 pm

^ I don't look in here for how long. And then that's waiting for me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bad Jokes II

Post by Atomic » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:59 pm

I have a stomach ache now.

At least they're not using cats in sausage. I hope they're not.
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Re: Bad Jokes II

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:11 pm

How many ADHD people does it take to change a light bulb?

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