Techdirt's New T-Shirt: The 2016 Election Choice... In Code

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Filed Under: 2016 election, code, donald trump, election, hillary clinton, lesser of two evils, t-shirt


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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2016 @ 11:39am

    A looooootttttt of t-shirts

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  • identicon
    Granpa, 5 Aug 2016 @ 12:48pm

    Vim?

    I fucking hate vim.

    Sincerely,
    Old Guy

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2016 @ 2:08pm

    Green Party

    While I get the joke as it's presented, what would be the proper syntax if I wanted to modify that code so I can vote for the Green Party?

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  • identicon
    angryPrimate, 5 Aug 2016 @ 2:53pm

    error

    evil1 and evil2 aren't declared or passed. are you telling me you're USING GLOBAL VARIABLES?!?!?!?

    oh, the humanity.

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  • identicon
    E., 5 Aug 2016 @ 3:03pm

    This shirt is perfect.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2016 @ 4:54pm

    Luv the syntax highlighting.

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  • identicon
    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 5 Aug 2016 @ 9:24pm

    I Wonder Why ...

    ... people bother to put semicolons in JavaScript ...

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2016 @ 9:56pm

    a shirt more befitting our circumstance...and girth.

    function vote2016 () {
    analyse.representation ();
    return response |stout

    stout: Max Representation est (-)63%
    touch /history/politics/Representation 404.html >>2016

    ./apathy.sh

    error (PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib)- you lack the required permissions to execute this file.

    sudo chmod vote2016 777 /Rational/ConsideredResponces/vote2016/apathy.sh
    file not found
    where apathy.sh
    /Unhealthy/IrrationalEmotions/apathy.sh

    mv /Unhealthy/IrrationalEmotions/apathy.sh /Rational/ConsideredResponce/vote2016/apathy.sh && chmod vote2016 777 /Rational/ConsideredResponces/vote2016/apathy.sh

    where PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib
    (2)
    (1)fantasy-roleplay/Rational Policy For Rational Worlds that exist only in the minds of idealistic political theorists, and those without the time, intelligence, and/or knowledge to question them/
    (2)nazi fetish porn/Propaganda tools to legitimize corruption of established powers/

    clamav -v /PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib
    scanning for viruses... Hit 1 of 1

    PatrioticDuty2Vote appears to be an extensive and invasive trojen/virus based on a collusion of several common cognitive bias errors- this causes victims to suffer group insanity, by continuing to support and legitimize candidates and parties that do not represent their interests, (and due to financial realities will NEVER properly represent) because they believe it will be worse if the other candidate is elected.

    clamav -quarantine PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib
    Warning: numerous dependency chains detected. PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib can not be removed or quarantined.
    Creating skeptic sandbox and monitoring for PatrioticDuty2Vote.lib
    sanity check....
    Failed! OS reinstall recommended.

    ./apathy.sh
    (apathy.sh) youtube-dl -cit https://www.youtube.com/results?q=funny+cats

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2016 @ 10:07pm

    ...and yea I know bash isn't java, and directory names can't be that long, and library's have nothing to do with permissions... and there's probably a million other things wrong with it... it's a joke damnit- just laugh.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 6 Aug 2016 @ 1:59pm

    perl anyone?

    #! /bin/perl

    open (FUTURE,"find -name candidate /worthy |") OR warn ("a dire future") ;
    die ("live free or") if (($lament = *FUTURE) == 0) ;

    while my $evil (<$lament>) {
    @remains = split(/GOOD/, $evil) ;
    unless ($#remains && $evil) {
    print libertarian() ;
    }
    }

    sub libertarian {
    our $diversity ;
    bless $diversity, \%america ;
    for (
    my $vote = (values(@bernie) && ! rand($hillary));
    $#diversity > $hillary && $#diversity > $trump;
    $vote = $johnsonweld + 1) {
    }

    return ('liberty', $johnsonweld) ;
    }

    (haven't tested for run)

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    Oblate (profile), 9 Aug 2016 @ 2:06pm

    Maybe void would be better?

    Is the return value an int? Because it just doesn't seem like this should be real...

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