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# Interview Questions

kid joe
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 03-03-2009
Hello,

1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

Thanks.

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Kojak
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 03-03-2009
Le Mon, 2 Mar 2009 22:55:51 -0700 (MST),
kid joe a écrit :

> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

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Bartc
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 03-03-2009

"kid joe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
>
> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

Guess: one.

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Kaz Kylheku
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 03-03-2009
On 2009-03-03, kid joe <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

Eight. One to force a 12V automotive headlamp into a 120V socket, with his bare
fingers, while the power is on, while three others ostracize some bold
``irregular'' for using a 60W bulb to obtain more output from a lamp labelled
with a 40W maximum, and four more start a separate thread in which they
demonstrate their pitiful misunderstanding of various aspects of Ohm's law.

Mark Wooding
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 03-03-2009
Kenneth Brody <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> kid joe wrote:
>
>> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

>
> A1) None. Since "light bulb" is defined by the Standard, they would
> tell you to go to comp.std.c if you wanted to change it.
>
> A2) The term "light bulb" is not referenced anywhere in the Standard.
> Any use of such would thereby require some extension to the Standard,
> and you would be directed to an appropriate newsgroup which discusses
> such platform/vendor-specific extensions.

A3) Light-bulb jokes are off-topic on comp.lang.c.

-- [mdw] FTAOD:

Keith Thompson
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 03-03-2009
kid joe <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?
>
> Thanks.
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The correct signature delimiter is "-- ", not "--- ".

I've asked you before to stop using your 30-line ASCII art signature
here.

I don't mind the riddle, though the subject header, "Interview
Questions" seems to be deliberately misleading. But the next time
I see your ASCII art signature will be the last.

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Ben Bacarisse
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 03-03-2009
Kaz Kylheku <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> On 2009-03-03, kid joe <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

>
> Eight. One to force a 12V automotive headlamp into a 120V socket,
> with his bare fingers, while the power is on, while three others
> ostracize some bold ``irregular'' for using a 60W bulb to obtain
> more output from a lamp labelled with a 40W maximum, and four more
> start a separate thread in which they demonstrate their pitiful
> misunderstanding of various aspects of Ohm's law.

Here's a thought: every post that refers to "regulars" should name
those to which it applies. Would you be any more reluctant to mock
people who post here "regularly" if you had to say who you were
mocking?

I have no idea if you intended to mock me or Kenny or Han or
yourself... Maybe all of those? Maybe none of them? It make a
difference, at least it does to me.

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Ben.

Kenny McCormack
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 03-03-2009
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Keith Thompson <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>kid joe <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
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>> .--------------------.

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>The correct signature delimiter is "-- ", not "--- ".
>
>I've asked you before to stop using your 30-line ASCII art signature
>here.

Your opinion was duly noted the first time.
Repeating it does not give it any additional weight.

>I don't mind the riddle, though the subject header, "Interview
>Questions" seems to be deliberately misleading. But the next time
>I see your ASCII art signature will be the last.

To your mutual benefit, no doubt. As well as that of the rest of us.

To the OP: Your sig is just fine. Keep it as it is.

jameskuyper
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 03-03-2009
kid joe wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?

Five:

A. To actually change the light bulb correctly.

B. To complain about the fact that A checked the type of the socket to
make sure it was compatible with the replacement bulb: "There's no
need to do that, all light bulbs have precisely the same sockets. If
there do happen to be a few sockets that are different, they're
obsolete and there's no reason to worry about them".

C. To complain about the fact that A insisted on installing a 40W
light bulb, just because the socket was rated for 40W. "It's perfectly
safe to install a 100W light bulbs in 40W sockets, I do it all the
time and it never causes any problems." C will refer to A as a
"regular", as if the term were an insult, despite the fact that C
posts to CLC just as regularly as A does.

D. To call A a liar for claiming that he had changed the light bulb
manually. "Every household has a Bulb-O-Matic light bulb changer, and
Bulb-O-Matics can handle any kind of light bulb. No one can change a
light bulb without using a Bulb-O-Matic. Therefore, if you claim that
you've done so, you must be lying!"

E. To pretend to be A while demonstrating how to change a light bulb
by removing the cover of the light switch, putting one foot in a
puddle of water while the opposite hand holds a screwdriver by the
metal shaft as it comes close to touching the live wires behind the
switch: "this is the safest way to change a light bulb".

kid joe
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 03-03-2009
On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:05:39 -0800, Keith Thompson wrote:
> kid joe <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>> 1. How many CLC regulars does it take to change a light bulb?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> ---
>> .--------------------.

> [28 lines deleted]
>> \)\)\\ `-' `-'

>
> The correct signature delimiter is "-- ", not "--- ".
>
> I've asked you before to stop using your 30-line ASCII art signature
> here.
>
> I don't mind the riddle, though the subject header, "Interview
> Questions" seems to be deliberately misleading. But the next time
> I see your ASCII art signature will be the last.

Hi Keith

Just to let you know that the "interview questions" post was not made by
me but by someone impersonating me. I've got alot of useful information
from this group and I wouldn't go about making fun of it. I've sent an
abuse report to his ISP dizum.

I've also made my signature much smaller - try looking at it with a
fixed pitch font and you'll see a bird with a greeting message.

Best

Joe

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