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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2014-10-31 08:59|
Q1 - Line 666
In programming it's a reference to a line of code that causes the program to crash or halt for unknown reasons. This obscure "failure" has reasons that caused it that are unclear or unknown, hence it's intimated that it was caused by "the devil".
It's derived from a reference to "the Beast" or devil in the Bible. In the Book of revelations 13:18 it says "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six" This is the King James bible's version, which is the most poetic version. Three score = 3 x 20.
A word or symbol that represents a defined number (units) of something, for example two, three, 10, 1000 etc. It's also used for expressing any mathematical operation using units for example 2 apples plus 10 oranges = 12 units.
Data: Data is facts or information used to plan something. For example the number of people in a city based on age and income may be used to plan changes to sports facilities.
Statistics. It's a branch of mathematics that deals with the collection, organisation, analysis and interpretation of numerical data. It's often used to make general conclusions about a set of data from the data collected.
The missus / missus / me missus etc
The better half
She who must be obeyed
The little lady
The old bat (some old men call their wives this), it's derogatory.
ole lady (old lady)
Minister of finance
Bit on the side
Q4: Impossible to say, there are so many beautiful words in the English language. Some of my favourites are, Whisper, Windswept, Dales, Moors, Serene, universe and pyroclastic.
Q5: No idea, I am not an American woman. From what I've seen though, lots of rubbish shampoo and conditioner with assorted extracts that don't seem to do much, hair colouring agents, curling irons - wand things, blow driers, crimping horrors, and long hours at the hair salon. It's much easier being a guy, shampoo and some gel if your in to that stuff and done.
Q6: A layered pyramid is a good explanation of the model of US governance. Most countries are multi-layered but just how the power and responsibility are positioned varies.