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Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet! Inhabitants prefer VB over C#!

In an exciting astronomy story today, scientists have discovered (how they do this is beyond me) another planet orbiting a red giant star about 20 light years away. For those not so versed in space/time/distance, light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Now imagine how far light travels in just a single year going that fast. Now multiply that times 20 and that's how far away that planet is. If we sent a spacecraft to that planet traveling at the speed of light it would take them 20 years to get there. Yep, the pizza would definitely be cold by then.

What I found fascinating is that when interviewed, developers living on this freshly discovered planet prefer coding in VB 2005 to C# by a margin of nearly 4 to 1.  :-)

posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:46 PM Print
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# re: Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet! Inhabitants prefer VB over C#!
Keith Rull
4/25/2007 6:48 PM
heheh.

I think they preffer combing their hair over the dredgy look that most beings that use the C variant sport on top of their heads. ;)
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# re: Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet! Inhabitants prefer VB over C#!
Scott Kuhl
4/26/2007 7:51 AM
Obviously if they prefer VB to C#, due to the prime directive, we can not interfere with the planet until they become more advanced.
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# re: Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet! Inhabitants prefer VB over C#!
Jim Duffy
4/26/2007 8:13 AM
Scott,

Uh oh, a Star Trek reference.... careful, someone might think we're geeks or something if we keep this up. I just did a quick look for the unbelievably funny William Shatner appearance on SNL where he slams the attendees at a Star Trek convention. Unfrotunately the best I could find was this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS2mgNugHcM. I'd prefer not seeing all the extraneous dialog and just the clip.

Soooooo, C# programmers are more "advanced" are they?
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