Subject: Re: Questions - Higer Order Functions
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 07:44:58 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Robert Maas, <lisp2.3.CalRobert@SpamGourmet.Com> wrote:
| > From: Duane Rettig <>
| > We definitely need a meta-question protocol.
| I propose the following protocol. Anyone who posts a question which
| is obviously their homework, on which they have done no work
| whatsoever, and are expecting one or more volunteers in the
| newsgroup to do the work for him/her, should be waterboarded until
| he/she confesses that this isn't the first time he/she has tried to
| cheat in school by getting others to do his/her homework for him/her.

I prefer the protocol practiced over in "comp.arch", which is that,
upon detecting such an obviously blatent homework question, the
regular denizens of the newsgroup vie for seeing who can construct
the most plausable-sounding answer which is nevertheless complete
nonsense. Said another way, "trying to give as wrong answer as
possible while making it in such subtle ways that you might even
use it." [Jouni Osmala, Sept. 2002.] Extra points are given for
the answer being hilariously funny to insiders. 


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