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Roland Piquepaille Dies

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the in-memoriam dept.

Supercomputing 288

overheardinpdx writes "I'm sad to report that longtime HPC technology pundit Roland Piquepaille (rpiquepa) died this past Tuesday. Many of you may know of him through his blog, his submissions to Slashdot, and his many years of software visualization work at SGI and Cray Research. I worked with Roland 20 years ago at Cray, where we both wrote tech stories for the company newsletter. With his focus on how new technologies modify our way of life, Roland was really doing Slashdot-type reporting before there was a World Wide Web. Rest in peace, Roland. You will be missed." The notice of Roland's passing was posted on the Cray Research alumni group on Linked-In by Matthias Fouquet-Lapar. There will be a ceremony on Monday Jan. 12, at 10:30 am Paris time, at Père Lachaise.

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Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (5, Insightful)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389637)

While I often found his stories and comments to be far reaching, overstated, overly optimistic & sometimes bordered on religious zealotry [wiktionary.org] , I will miss his contributions and wish his family and friends well. I hope they know that Roland was a man committed to the proliferation of technology and advancements has done great things for both our community & society.

It is also comforting to see a soul survive and prosper in a technological field and end up where they want to live blogging peacefully. I hope my own retirement and passing are similar instead of some of the mindless inane existences I know my ancestors have lived out in nursing homes and/or in front of a TV.

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (-1, Troll)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389945)

Via con dios, Roland. You were a prick in this life and I can only suspect your ghost will haunt Slashdot for all eternity, posting/trolling your blog links as news. People like you were the reason a -1 modifier was made and I can only suspect St. Peter will give YOU a -1 when you show up before the pearly gates.

You mean-spirited asshole, I honestly hope you get your 72 virgins in the here-after AND I HOPE THEY ARE ALL MALE.

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (5, Funny)

Aqua_boy17 (962670) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390015)

I can only suspect St. Peter will give YOU a -1 when you show up before the pearly gates

I don't know about that, but on Roland's approach St. Peter was heard to say "oh no, it's Roland".

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (3, Insightful)

BlackPignouf (1017012) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390587)

Hey rude boy, you might try "Vaya con dios" next time.

You'll still sound like an asshole, but at least like an educated asshole!

Know your limits (2, Insightful)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389993)

I too agree that it is sad to see the passing of a Great One. He certainly contributed greatly and built a mighty pedestal. Unfortunately he also chose to dilute his high quality work with quite a lot of trite, enough to earn his own derogatory tag.

While it is important to speak when you have something useful to say, it is as important to Shut The Fuck Up when you haven't.

Re:Know your limits (4, Funny)

Rei (128717) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390181)

In honor of him, we should flood news sites with releases for this subject that redirect readers to a blog.

Re:Know your limits (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390715)

All he did was copy/paste articles to his blog and submit links to his blog (covered in ads) to /.. He's no 'great one.' He was a douche.

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (4, Insightful)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390101)

Agree. While I didn't always like his choice of articles, he was one of us and I'm sorry to see him leave.

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390395)

If you want to get technical, Hitler was one of 'Us' too.

And I'll miss Roland less.

Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390391)

Oh no! Who's going to contribute stories to Slashdot to generate Google Adwords revenue now???

Rest in peace (3, Interesting)

ChienAndalu (1293930) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389685)

I have read some interesting stories from Roland here. Most of them were tagged "ohnoitsroland", the meaning of which I still don't fully understand.

Re:Rest in peace (2, Informative)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389741)

All of his submissions (minus one or two) were simply links to his blog to generate traffic/revenue, rather than passing us directly to the news source.

Re:Rest in peace (5, Informative)

Goaway (82658) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390157)

Years ago, perhaps. That hasn't been true in a long time, however.

Re:Rest in peace (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390417)

It's been years since Katz wrote about Junis posting from Afghanistan on his Commodore 64, and his name still makes everybody groan with delight.

Re:Rest in peace (4, Interesting)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390419)

Don't bother bringing truth or reason to Slashdot. There's a large contingent of users on this site who seem to have the same amount of religious fervor as your average born-again evangelical, just for a different set of causes.

I'm not sure if I respect loving Jesus or hate Roland less.

Re:Rest in peace (5, Insightful)

idontgno (624372) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390439)

True, I believe. It seems he learned from the criticism. That alone put him in the top 10% of humanity.

Re:Rest in peace (5, Insightful)

oneiros27 (46144) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389763)

There was a period when it was common to see 1/3 to 1/2 of the stories on the front page from Roland, and the stories linking to brief summaries on his own blog rather than to the original article. I can only assume it was a comment on that period.

Re:Rest in peace (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389811)

Mere death won't stop him from posting

Re:Rest in peace (1)

jbeaupre (752124) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390283)

In a nod to tradition, there is a link to his blog in the summary. I was a bit disappointed there wasn't anything about his passing noted on the blog. It seems appropriate somehow.

Re:Rest in peace (4, Insightful)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389799)

I always enjoyed the irony of Slashdotters accusing him of aggregating multiple articles just to whore his blog :D

It's very fitting that news of his passing is in the Meta catagory because his submissions were like a Slashdot within a Slashdot. I like the fact that he, like NYCL, wasn't above actually kickin' it with us and participating in discussions. He also made the occasional funnie as well. RIP RP!

Re:Rest in peace (5, Insightful)

GameMaster (148118) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389869)

Originally, most of the posts attributed to him provided links directly to his blog rather than to the original source. Once there, you were greeted by a summary that bordered very closely on, what many people considered, outright plagiarism. This, along with the sheer number of times the slashdot editors posted his submissions, caused a lot of slashdot readers to conclude that he was "stealing" stories to generate hits so he could profit from advertising. There was also question of whether there was some kind of improper favoritism going on between Roland and the Slashdot editors.

Personally, I doubt there was any overt quid-pro-quo between Roland and Slashdot. I think he was just a conveniently consistent source of new stories for the editors. As far as the supposed stealing of stories went, he responded relatively quickly by not linking to his own blog most of the time and by providing the summaries in more of his own words. This resolved any potential I, personally, might have had.

However, since then, there has always been a decent amount of eye rolling every time a story was posted with Roland as the source. This is why you see the "ohnoitsroland" meta tag. I think it's probably in jest, though maybe not the most tactful joke.

I would also like to join the people offering condolences to Roland's friends and family for his loss. Regardless of what some people may have thought of his posting style, it's a tragedy when a loved one is lost and my sympathy is with them.

In memoriam (5, Interesting)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389695)

Re:In memoriam (4, Insightful)

brian0918 (638904) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389797)

Let's not forget about the prophetic dierolanddie [slashdot.org] .

I will not miss him (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389715)

Seriously, I'm not trying to be a troll, but I actively avoided Roland-submitted articles for many many years. They were not worth the effort.
I'm sad for his passing and feel sorry for his family...but I will NOT miss his Slashdot submissions because that is all I know of him.

Re:I will not miss him (4, Informative)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390471)

Actually I will. His reporting improved significantly from his early blogging days, so much so that I often did not notice that the story submitted here on Slashdot was from Roland unless the "oh no its Roland" tag appeared. I think this became more of a good natured ribbing rather than slighting him personally. I also subscribed to the nascent "oh yeah it's Roland" tag movement a couple of months back. Now that he is gone, I really do miss him. Rest in peace, friend.

Here is more details about his death [zdnet.com] , which appears to be a fast moving gastrointestinal virus.

What happens to... (3, Insightful)

Vexler (127353) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389731)

...his blog? Or for that matter, his email account?

Re:What happens to... (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389921)

Or, more importantly, his Slashdot account? Maybe the editors could sell it on eBay and donate the proceeds to his memorial fund!

Re:What happens to... (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390027)

Well since having died on Tuesday he's continued posting to Slashdot [slashdot.org] , so I guess he'll keep using his blog and email too.

Re:What happens to... (5, Informative)

jamie (78724) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390287)

The "Roland Piquepaille" account is a troll.

The actual Roland's account, as mentioned in the story, was "rpiquepa".

Re:What happens to... (2, Funny)

smellsofbikes (890263) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390625)

>The actual Roland's account, as mentioned in the story, was "rpiquepa".

You expect /.ers to RTFA?
You must be new here.

Re:What happens to... (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390639)

The real rpiquepa was either a sockpuppet or ad revenue kickback contributor anyhow. I'm not entirely convinced there ever was a Roland Piquepaille. I bet the casket is actually full of hot grits.

Re:What happens to... (1)

thewiz (24994) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390685)

Does that mean we should get rid of the troll account or the person that uses it?

No Need for Insult (5, Funny)

dsginter (104154) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389735)

Roland was really doing Slashdot-type reporting before there was a World Wide Web.

Now, Now... there's no need to insult the guy at this point.

Re:No Need for Insult (5, Funny)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390029)

Its pretty sad I came here just to post that exact joke. Ronald's passing has opened my eyes on how unoriginal I am. Thank you sir, that is the greatest gift of all.

Re:No Need for Insult (0, Offtopic)

Myopic (18616) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390427)

I mistakenly moderated that post as overrated instead of funny, so I'm replying to it so that my moderation is eliminated.

Just a big conspiracy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389737)

...to get more pageviews in heaven.

Truly a Slashdot icon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389743)

I heard about it on talk radio.

Hmmm (3, Funny)

brian0918 (638904) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389753)

Well you know what they say... you never know how much you miss something until it's gone. For me, I find that is definitely the case here - I will truly miss the use of ohnoitsroland, boycottroland, and dierolanddie tags!

Sad news. His postings were a lot better... (4, Insightful)

EWAdams (953502) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389761)

... than all the slashdotcynicalwhining that pervades the board.

He'll definitely be missed by some of us.

Re:Sad news. His postings were a lot better... (0, Troll)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390305)

He'll definitely be missed by some of us.

No. He won't. Roland promised to marry me, but he cheated on me. He cheated it all straights and he cheated on his taxes! He's a monster, a louser, and I'm glad he's dead. I'm happy about it don't you see?

He's dead! He's dead, he's dead, he's dead, he's dead, he's dead. I'm happy about it!

=Smidge=

Oi. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389779)

You know, over the years I've read Slashdot, I got the impression Roland was one of those stereotypical "needs a life" /. posters from all the people complaining about him. Then this happens and I find out that, well, he had a life, and worked at some interesting companies back in the day.

Best wishes to all Roland's people, and at the same time I'm glad that complaining about him from the other basement dwellers is going to stop before too long.

whaddya know (-1, Flamebait)

unity100 (970058) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390173)

the fact that you cant maintain both having a life and posting at slashdot at the same time does not mean that others will lack the capability to do so.

since you have learned this now, you can let go of your middleschooler concept of 'having a life/needing a life' and make room in your brain.

Re:Oi. (4, Insightful)

tgd (2822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390271)

Just goes to show, live life well until the end because odds are you'll be remembered for the last thing you did, not the first.

Re:Oi. (5, Funny)

gclef (96311) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390937)

Which means that if you do something awesome, you should never try do anything else, ever.

slashdot^2 (4, Interesting)

FonkiE (28352) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389801)

i'll miss his blog. biotech, computers, physics ... it was slashdot^2 ... to bad he had to close down comments a few years ago due to abuse.

he was thinking ahead of his time. i would like to be that anticipating at that age.

thank. fucking. god. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389823)

Someone had to say it.

Re:thank. fucking. god. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389907)

Of course you will be modded troll, but I somewhat agree with you. It's not his death that I am thankful for, though; I don't really wish harm to anyone. It's just that now we won't have to see a bazillion roland stories that all link back to his lame blog instead of the actual source. I didn't know him personally, so I don't give a fuck that he's dead; I'm just glad he won't be submitting any more stories.

Re:thank. fucking. god. (1, Interesting)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389989)

I don't know, I had a pretty good greasemonkey script that got rid of his submissions. When I first saw this story, I quickly checked to see if greasemonkey was disabled somehow. My first thought, WTF? How did that get there? Please tell me he has not changed something to get around the filter!

Sorry that he died, don't wish death on anyone... well, not most people anyway. Won't miss the stories either... I haven't been reading them, so not much affect.

Well, this proves... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389855)

Apparently its not just his blog links that resulted in a DEAD END.
 
Too soon?

TROLL ALERT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389875)

There is no actual proof that this isn't just a troll. Other than the single link, it is not mentioned anywhere else on the Web.

time machines (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26389931)

And yet, here he was making jokes just this morning. [slashdot.org] I think it's pretty clear what's really going on--he's gotten his hands on a time machine!

Re:time machines (-1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390585)

His contact info [primidi.com] :

  • roland@primidi.com (with subject "Feedback about Primidi.com")
  • +33 6 78887128 (mobile)
  • +33 1 45574961 (phone)

Can somebody please contact him directly to confirm his passing?

(R.I.P. Roland. Hope you don't mind us making jokes about you.)

Please mod my comment down (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390753)

Just confirmed his death by reading more on the web. Calling would be very intrusive. Please mod my comment down.

Re:Please mod my comment down (1)

VeNoM0619 (1058216) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390885)

Please mod my comment down.

No way are we modding you down, that's just what you would expect, especially with a name like troll... I say we mod him +5 underrated.

No Wiki Entry (-1, Troll)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 5 years ago | (#26389935)

I searched Wikipedia for a reference to Roland Piquepaille, and came up with nothing. There for, I think this Roland Piquepaille never actually existed.

sorry to hear that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390051)

I've found "frequent Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton"'s stories to be a lot more annoying than Roland's though. I keep tagging his stories ohnoitsbennett but it doesn't seem to have caught on yet.

Re:sorry to hear that (1)

moderatorrater (1095745) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390575)

I'll second that motion. I get really sick of seeing his stories that consist almost entirely of "I try to fight spam, and I'm totally awesome, but judges are so out of it! Also, here's a nearly-incoherent rant on what I think could possibly be a solution but will never work in real life."

Wikipedia (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390071)

Articles about him have been deleted over and over again most recently in 2007.

Is he really just "A french blogger known for frequently posting articles to the technical website Slashdot that primarily linked back to his own technica" or "a fellow who makes a lot of money on ads by getting his crappy stories linked constantly on Slashdot" [link] [wikipedia.org] or is he notable enough outside of the blogger/Slashdot community to make an article?

I know it's tempting, but please don't go making an article about him before you read Wikipedia's notability requirements for people [wikipedia.org] .

Sincerely,
Anonymous Coward Wikipedian

Wait a second (0)

abigor (540274) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390177)

I googled around, and there's no mention of this. The summary also reads like the famous old "Stephen King is dead" troll.

Re:Wait a second (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390239)

It's a troll. But really, look what "editor" posted the story: K Dawson. Well know to be an idiot.

Re:Wait a second (5, Informative)

jamie (78724) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390317)

Kdawson made the phone calls to confirm this before posting it.

Re:Wait a second (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390451)

Because we always get accurate reporting from Kdawson...

Re:Wait a second (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390485)

Do you people do that a lot?

"Hi it's Kdawson here from Slashdot, can you confirm your dad's died?"

I don't think most people posting to Slashdot, or submitting stories, expect this kind of intrusion.

Re:Wait a second (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390757)

You're expecting me to believe that not only did the /. editors start editing, but that it started with kdawson?

Re:Wait a second (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390805)

Kdawson confirms it, RolandBSD is dead.

Re:Wait a second (4, Informative)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390361)

Oh, no, Roland is no more...

http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=1138 [zdnet.com]

It is with great sadness to tell you that our Emerging Technologies blogger Roland Piquepaille has passed away suddenly. His wife Suzanne just confirmed his passing.

Roland, 62, was one of our most passionate bloggers and his ability to explain complex science well was something to behold. Roland spent most of his career in software, mainly for high performance computing and visualization companies, working for example for Cray Research and Silicon Graphics. He left the corporate world in 2001 after 33 years and jumped into blogging.

Roland passed away Monday in Paris. He was hit with a digestive virus that lead to a high fever and health complications beyond that. Suzanne said that the doctors are still trying to quantify how Roland got the virus and the exact details. We spent the last few hours confirming Roland's passing as word began to spread. It has been a rough year for the ZDNet family.

There will be a ceremony held on Monday. Rest in peace Roland, we'll miss you. Suzanne said that Roland had a few posts in the pipeline and wanted them published. If she is able to pull them from Roland's PC we'll put them on his blog to complete his record.

I think I speak for all of us when... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390179)

...thank God that's the last we'll see of that cheese eating prick.

Re:I think I speak for all of us when... (4, Interesting)

5pp000 (873881) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390253)

You certainly don't speak for me, Anonymous Coward.

R.I.P. Roland.

Re:I think I speak for all of us when... (2, Informative)

palegray.net (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390359)

Somebody mod parent troll. I didn't always agree with Roland's editorial habits, but I enjoyed many of his stories. The man was quite an accomplished individual, as many would realize if they took the time to learn a bit about his life. There's more to the Web than Slashdot.

Roland Piquepaille - Mod Him Way Up, IMHO (5, Interesting)

mfh (56) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390225)

I liked his whit, and charming methods of describing things to the readers of this website. He truly embodied what can best be described one of the pioneers of the Slashdot effect. Some people trolled him pretty hard, but he was and will always be remembered as interesting, insightful, funny and underrated.

Roland, may the god(s) of whatever religion you believed in, forever mod you up.

RIP, bro.

Re:Roland Piquepaille - Mod Him Way Up, IMHO (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390611)

mfh--> mother fucking hillbilly? He doesn't want to be your bro and I don't blame him. And, for the records, he was MODDED DOWN.

Re:Roland Piquepaille - Mod Him Way Up, IMHO (2, Interesting)

mfh (56) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390967)

mfh--> mother fucking hillbilly? He doesn't want to be your bro and I don't blame him. And, for the records, he was MODDED DOWN.

Roland was green-lit approximately 500 times for front page news on Slashdot, and he will be remembered for his love of technology. People like you will not be remembered in such a way, because your whole meme is insipid -- it really offers nothing.

Re:Roland Piquepaille - Mod Him Way Up, IMHO (1)

rhizome (115711) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390853)

True to form, even the announcement of his passing has a link to his blog.

Re:Roland Piquepaille - Mod Him Way Up, IMHO (2, Interesting)

brarrr (99867) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390857)

I know this is off topic but it's worth mentioning... this is the first time in several years where I've seen a post by any of you sub 1000 (non-rob) UID folks that has content and isn't about the ahem size of your UID.

(not that I mean to rip on you guys or say that you don't make posts that I just don't see, but it is just such an infrequent occurrence in my view to be worth noting) ... and I will wait patiently for some 56 user to make a non-witty, meaningful post to prove me wrong :)

We'll miss you, you git (2)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390301)

Is there a named cognitive bias (or something similar) for suddenly liking and missing someone who was universally considered a git prior to his passing? Because that's what happening to Slashdot right now, including me a bit.

Re:We'll miss you, you git (1)

mysticgoat (582871) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390605)

Yeah, parent post sums up my feelings.

Is there a named cognitive bias (or something similar) for suddenly liking and missing someone who was universally considered a git prior to his passing?

If there is not a name for this, there should be. Maybe call it the Roland Effect, in honor of a man who may well have been less of a git and more important to my world than I had realized before.

Re:We'll miss you, you git (4, Informative)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390737)

Well, there's always the old Latin saw: De mortuis nisi nil bonum "Of the dead [say] nothing but good"

Ironic? (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390309)

Isn't it ironic that the Slashdot submission itself has a bunch of links to other websites in it, Roland style? /RIP and all that, click-harvester

Summary (-1, Troll)

Kaboom13 (235759) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390329)

Worthless blogspam contributor dies, Slashdot editors mourn having to read submissions again, rather then blindly posting everything he submits.

Should have been submitted by Ron... (1)

topham (32406) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390475)

In clear violation of standard posting practice I think the Slashdot editors should have posted it as if by him.
A certain amount of symmetry.

In a truly ironic twist of fate... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390637)

All the advertising I usually see on a /. story is coming up with a "404 - Not Found".

RIP, Roland.

Candles in the wind (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390691)

First Steve Jobs, now this..

Hmmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26390749)

Call me old school, but I'm still waiting for Signal 11 to kick the bucket.

Um, how? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390877)

Not once in the summary or in any of the comments did it mention what he died from. Cancer? Heart attack? Eaten by a grue? OD huffing kittens?

How did the man die, anyway?

To quote Schlock Mercenary (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 5 years ago | (#26390929)

"Captain, I have studied more than a little bit of human culture. Nowhere have I found brightly colored, conical hats and inflatable noisemakers to be appropriate funeral attire."

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<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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