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> I would write my OWN bot, that responded to TWSS with a quotation from a notable woman.

I'd write a bot that would answer with a TWSS-trigger and watch the IRC channel going up in flames :]

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You can actually use a copy of her own talkbackbot to do just that. Just wire up your own trigger like so:

    def contains_twsrs_response_quote(chat_line):
        return bool(re.search(r'~ [\w ]+$', chat_line))
Edit: This presumes the responses you're trying to detect match the form "Quote goes here ~ Author of Quote" seen in her quotes.txt.

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Yeah! Can't wait to use their hip and cool .NET technology ... and using windows is a delight. cmd32.exe > zsh ;)

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Come on, Windows PowerShell was released 5 years ago!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Power_Shell

One could even argue it's better in some ways, for example: "PowerShell differs from Unix/Linux in that .NET objects are passed between stages in the pipeline instead of text. This eliminates the need to explicitly parse text output.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_command_shells

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Have you ever used .NET? I'd be interested to hear what you dislike about it. Seems to be quite popular among people where I've worked as well as here on HN.

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See, if you charge every facebook user $1 month this makes ... ah ... nevermind theoretical markets :)

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Sad times when Atwood is giving coding advice ...

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I bet he will be building some RPN language ... which is a rather boring task.

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Huh, seems I'm a strange guy. From the "everybody has read" list I just read 2 books (pragmatic programmer and the 2nd edition) but from the list "everybody recommends but no one actually reads" I only haven't read introduction to algorithms.

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> I started out just knowing the basics: HTML/CSS and some Photoshop skills. Hardly any knowledge of JS or any programming language.

What did you do during your high school years? Why didn't you learn to code then?

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Wow, there are people who actually like JavaScript?!

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I'm pretty sure they mean jQuery. Coffeescript is on the list as a separate item so that can't be it. Not much popularity behind Objective J and such. Definitely one of the javascript libs, I think we can all agree the javascript language sucks.

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Great. You use the FOSS alternatives and let the greedy guys play business with commercial software.

But then ... tell me ... for what do we need the pirate bay?

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> Linux

Only most lines of linux code are written by people who are paid for doing so. If it wasn't for companies that put money into linux development linux would be a lot less useful.

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