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May 25, 2002 20:41 # 3568

Martin *** laughs about...

European song contest

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For those of you not familiar with it: Every year all(?) European countries send one song and singer to a city of last years winning country, perform their song and all songs get rated by a national jury or by television viewers.

Dont know for how long this contest is running already, at least for the length of my life, cause I can remember sitting with my parents at home looking this when I was about 3 days old! ;-)

Lately this contest is becoming more and more the best stand-up-comedy program available in a whole year. I'm sitting here at my PC doing some coding while its just running on TV right now. I tell you, I'm rolling on the floor laughing!!!!!!!!!!

They are soooooooo bad singers!!! You must have heard and seen it to believe it! Its so damn funny if you think about. I mean, there are national elemination contests each year to find the best song for each country. If that is the best what each country has to offer musicwise... no, sorry, dont wonna hurt anyone, but come on... really... thats so.. crap!! But then again, thats exactly what makes it so funny and a real cult meanwhile. The songs indeed really dont matter anymore, its just the show, the slapstick, the drama of winning and losing.... a MUST-SEE every year!! Too sad only some people take it serious after all and really get pissed if "their" song isn't winning...
Lets see, still some songs to go.... :-D

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May 26, 2002 17:53 # 3576

frank *** replies...

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May 26, 2002 19:56 # 3577

Martin *** replies...

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As you might remember I'm working at a 9 to 5 job as programmer. There I'm coding with Delphi 6 Enterprise Ed. We're working on a Geographic Information System for Windoze. Currently Version 5.1 is available. My job at the moment is a complete renovation of the User Interface which still lasts from early 16 Bit windows days. Its scheduled for Christmas this year, but... :-|

At home I'm not doing any serious stuff anymore, just some finger exercises to keep up to date with C++ (you can never know when and where a new job occasion arises ;-) ).

I started coding 15 years ago in good old DOS times using plain C and some ASM (not too much though, just when needed). After that I made some cartographic addons in LISP for AUTOCAD (I am a cartographer in the beginning). Then there was PASCAL, first on DOS, then TPW1.5 and finally Borland Pascal 7 making my first GIS for the company I was with at that time (for 12 years). In 95 we put up the whole 400.000 lines of code from BP7 to Borland C++ Builder, which was quite a task. Then came the break and I finished coding for over two years.

Now working for the new company I'm doing moreorless the same as 10 years ago, just on a more advanced development tool and OS (please, dont start arguing here, ok?).

Currently at home I'm looking into 3D stuff just for the interest in it. No particular project, not even ideas to follow, just curious how it works to build a 3D engine. Camera positions, polygon clipping, shading, lightsources, bumpmapping, all that stuff that every normal graphic card got onchip meanwhile, or what OpenGL has implemented quite nicely. As I said just curious how it works, nothing to show actually, no ambition whatsoever, just a nice way to keep on track with C++. Actually the times I'm sitting down at home to do some coding a very rare, I mean, VERY rare! ;-)

Ahh, and of course there is my famous idea for a shareware PBM game, which never got finished, called C44 which was inspired by the techniques and the way of playing "VGA Planets". Hope to get the kicks again after talking to Jaz about it in summer when he'll be visiting me... After that I'll be making loads and loads of money with it and never will have to work at a 9 to 5 job again! :-D

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May 26, 2002 21:43 # 3580

frank *** replies...

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May 27, 2002 05:25 # 3593

Martin *** replies...

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Funny, how did I know from the start this would be the only statement you'd comment?

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May 27, 2002 13:43 # 3607

frank *** replies...

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May 27, 2002 14:09 # 3608

gentledeepwaters *** replies...

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Heck I don't know.......mebbe you pissed off Windows users??? Personally I just rolled on the floor cause is so just you.

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

May 27, 2002 14:27 # 3609

Martin *** replies...

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Oh how nice I got 3 bad ratings from that post. Woohoo, oh thank you guys. Now could you please explain to me what is so bad about that sentence I said that would warrent 3 bad ratings?

Cant speak for anyone else, but I rated it Red because I tried to answer your question although it was clear to me you didn't really wonna know (as always), but..well..I dont know what you wanted from me anyway. Still I tried to answer it seriously and all I got in response was this your arrogant, ignorant and annoying statement to just the only sentence that I asked you NOT to comment. At the same time when I logged in I found 'bout 20 new Frank-posts, all one-sentenced and with as useful information in it as in a bag full of shit. Thats what I call SPAM and - since we were talking about number of posts right before - abuse as well.
And obviously I'm not the only one thinking like this.

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May 27, 2002 15:10 # 3610

Jaz *** replies...

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Actually you got only two red, and one yellow rating because otherwise the score would say 0%. I suppose you got the reds for the language you employed in your post.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

May 27, 2002 15:20 # 3611

frank *** replies...

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May 27, 2002 15:32 # 3612

Jaz *** replies...

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Just exactly what language are you referring to.

"stupid shit".

I however am not going to start rating posts red because I don't agree with them.

Which is a noble attitude that I applaud.

People are different and sometimes tensions break to the surface. Let's just all try and calm down.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

May 27, 2002 15:47 # 3613

null throws in his two cents...

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Come on, I (for one) can't imagine Martin really meant to offend you. Probably it's just... well you might remember some early NAO discussions about OSS vs. Redmond, yes? Among some people who remember these discussions, you're somewhat expected to jump onto the topic with both feet! :-)
This is in no way meant as an offense. Call it a running gag if you want - "Frank the OSS advocate". No insult intended.
IMHO Martin just wanted to hint at this running gag. Ofcourse I could be wrong (Martin...?), but that's how I understand his remark.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 27, 2002 20:48 # 3628

Martin *** replies...

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IMHO Martin just wanted to hint at this running gag. Ofcourse I could be wrong (Martin...?), but that's how I understand his remark.

Indeed I was refering to those always returning situations, but I dont feel anything funny about it anymore. Maybe thats why I reacted so intense.

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May 27, 2002 20:43 # 3627

Martin *** replies...

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Martin once Jaz implements this ignore user feature then you won't have to worry about my one sentence posts and spam.

guess who suggested it.

After decades of construction my website is finally up an running: www.kkds.de

May 27, 2002 06:59 # 3594

madmaxx *** replies...

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AFAIK it was the 47th songcontest. I've been watching the last 7 years as http://fm4.orf.at/grissestermann/87644/main]Stermann and Grissemann made their commentation of this.... tragedy?

Turning on TV, muting it and listening to those 2 guys on fm4 makes the whole thing very acceptable ;-) You can read a short summary of their comments to each of the candidates on the page linked above (in German).

It was the last time they commented the songcontest so I guess it was the last time I saw it. No tears tough ;-)

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain


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