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westfw

Here's an actual quote from over in AVRFreaks.
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I am doing Propller clock using ATMEGA16-16PU or AT89S51, and I really need a code. Anycode it dose not have to be working because deadline is tomorow.

Amazing.  Probably a troll.

Nick Gammon

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... it dose not have to be working ...


The implication is the teacher won't know the difference. :)

Reminds me of some of the translations of menus on the Engrish web site. Usually from Chinese or Japanese to English. For example:

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aasdf;lkajsd;lfkjas;ldfkjasdfl;kjasdlf;kjas


and:

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englishenglishenglishenglishenglishenglishenglishenglish


Looks like they didn't try all that hard.
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Jantje


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... it dose not have to be working ...


The implication is the teacher won't know the difference. :)

I think it is more a matter of score on the assignment
Entering nothing => 0 => questions from dad and mom => contact with teacher => no way to deny laziness
Entering something => more than 0 => less questions from mom and dad => you may get away with "the teacher is an ass and didn't understand the solution"
With the fine additional remark "I discussed this with the experts of Arduino"

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Nick Gammon


With the fine additional remark "I discussed this with the experts of Arduino"


Not only that, but "the Arduino experts couldn't even do it ... it must be too hard".
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Nick Gammon

You know what red-rags me the most? Posts that start "there is something wrong with xxxx" where xxxx is digitalRead, analogRead, timers, interrupts, the compiler, "if" statements,  etc.

Especially when it is preceded by "I just started programming today".

It's like saying "I just started learning to cook today and found there was something wrong with the oven because my cake didn't turn out right".

Perhaps there is something wrong with what they did?
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Jack Christensen


You know what red-rags me the most? Posts that start "there is something wrong with xxxx" where xxxx is digitalRead, analogRead, timers, interrupts, the compiler, "if" statements,  etc.


Or the new chip I just bought, or the Arduino, or XBee ... (Where can I get some of those returned "defectives" at half price or whatever?)

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Especially when it is preceded by "I just started programming today".

It's like saying "I just started learning to cook today and found there was something wrong with the oven because my cake didn't turn out right".


Love that analogy!
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kf2qd


Here's an actual quote from over in AVRFreaks.
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I am doing Propller clock using ATMEGA16-16PU or AT89S51, and I really need a code. Anycode it dose not have to be working because deadline is tomorow.

Amazing.  Probably a troll.



Perhaps there needs to be a "Random Arduino Code Generator" option at the top here so when someone asks we coupld easily and quickly generate some code for them to turn in...

Nick Gammon

Absolutely. One that looks very complex, but when you run it "rickrolls" you.
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liudr


Absolutely. One that looks very complex, but when you run it "rickrolls" you.


What about printing to serial port every second with ascii star war "ending"?

http://www.asciimation.co.nz/

(You have to be patient to watch all the way to the end. I didn't know why the characters all started singing that song til now. So it's rickroll!)

DuaneB

Hi,

Slightly OT, or maybe not, anyone else cut their teeth on 'input' magazine ?

Just about everyone I knew in my school years bought input, typed in the programs and had extensive opinions on the relative benefits of ZX Spectrums, Vic 20s, Oric ATOM's, Acorns and Commodore 64s.

Duane B

PS To the guy that can't study computer science, lots of us taught ourselves (one of us anyway) and got into out first jobs by turning up at recruitment fairs with demos of our work, easily done if thats really what you want to do.

A lot more constructive than this clown -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148067/Desperate-jobseeker-resorts-advertising-sandwich-board-failing-lasting-work-despite-sending-15-000-applications.html

rcarduino.blogspot.com



Read this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-with-arduino-part-1.html
then watch this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-part-2-demonstration.html

Rcarduino.blogspot.com

Graynomad

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May 23, 2012, 12:45 pm Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 12:47 pm by Graynomad Reason: 1
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lots of us taught ourselves (one of us anyway) and got into out first jobs by turning up at recruitment fairs with demos of our work,

As did I, except I knocked on the doors of all the electronics companies I could find in the phone book with a roll of schematics under my arm. I'm sure they were crap but I was keen.

______
Rob
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Nick Gammon


Slightly OT, or maybe not, anyone else cut their teeth on 'input' magazine ?

Just about everyone I knew in my school years bought input, typed in the programs and had extensive opinions on the relative benefits of ZX Spectrums, Vic 20s, Oric ATOM's, Acorns and Commodore 64s.


I don't remember the name of it, but I do recall typing in fairly lengthy program for the Commodore 64 straight out of a magazine. A text editor, for one, as I recall.
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DuaneB

Read this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-with-arduino-part-1.html
then watch this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-part-2-demonstration.html

Rcarduino.blogspot.com

Graynomad

Yeah I sometimes provide real code but the trouble with that is you sort of "inherit" the problem if it doesn't work. I often say something like "this isn't tested and may not work but it will give you the idea". I don't know if that's better or worse than doing nothing or providing a fully tested solution.

______
Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

DuaneB

Anyone else getting pms looking for help lately ?

Duane B
Read this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-with-arduino-part-1.html
then watch this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-part-2-demonstration.html

Rcarduino.blogspot.com

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