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[Comic for Wednesday, May 9, 2012]


[[As Knuth escorts Yoshi to the meeting of Greg's faction of the Brotherhood of the Twisted Pair, Greg talks to the other brothers about Yoshi's qualifications to be The One.]]
Greg: OK, so the kid is a text editor masochist. What about "insatiably curious?" Have we seen any evidence of that?
Voice: I thought it was "insatiable" and "curious."

[[Everybody but Greg turns toward the unexpected voice, and their eyes go wide in shock. Greg mistakenly thinks it was one of the others in the room.]]
Greg: [angrily] I told you clowns that we don't recognize Scott's modifica--
thePR0PH3T: [interrupting, leaning against the door frame] They're not Scott's. They're Barker's, and Murphy's, and, I guess, MINE.

Greg: thePR0PH3T. They changed the algorithm to ensure they'd fit.
thePR0PH3T: If I recall correctly, neither wanted to be The One. Yet I saw their changes and approved of them.

thePR0PH3T: [ironically] One mark of a great programmer is hubris, but HUMILITY is not a bad trait either. _I_ made a mistake, THEY fixed it. Why, then, do YOU insist on clinging to the old test, Greg? A touch of hubris of your own?

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