Need Witty Questions
January 22, 2014 3:01 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for witty endings for the question "Welcome to Computer Science, where questions like XXX are not YYY", similar to this sign. But I'm drawing complete blanks. Any ideas?
posted by gadha to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
"can I fork your repository?" | "cause to involve HR"
posted by 256 at 3:10 AM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

(Note, some in the IT industry would disagree with 256's assessment.)
posted by radwolf76 at 3:57 AM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I'd avoid that particular one; it is NOT the impression you want to give your students on the first day of class.
posted by instamatic at 5:35 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

Where you can utter things like "car, cdr, cadr, cddr, cddar, cddddr" and no one will wonder if you're having a seizure.
posted by ignignokt at 5:36 AM on January 22, 2014

Maybe something in the Jargon File will suggest some ideas that aren't sexist or ableist. That chemistry one is a bit too close to rape culture for my taste.

I would go more with "Friends of Alice and Bob", "Foo, Bar, and Baz spoken here", or "More Python Than A Herp Lab" sort of direction.
posted by gregglind at 6:11 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

Where questions like "Will you EVER halt?" are not rude

i'm sorry i'm sorry i'm sorry
posted by telegraph at 6:36 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

YYY == "NP Complete".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:49 AM on January 22, 2014

Welcome to Computer Science at [Our School], where you write directly in binary, then write source code as documentation for those who went to [That Other School].

Or any other "facts" from Jeff Dean Facts.
posted by rada at 7:36 AM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thanks, folks.

Now I can't login to gihub without at least a chuckle.

"Welcome to our Computer Science Lab, where questions like 'When should we kill the children of that parent?' are not signs of criminal intent.
posted by schade at 9:04 AM on January 22, 2014 [7 favorites]

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