Why Not Both?
November 25, 2015 7:20 AM   Subscribe

 
I know what I would call more than average about both, and still got a 50%. I may as well have flipped some sort of coin-shaped pokemon a billion times using a supercomputer.
posted by codacorolla at 7:23 AM on November 25, 2015


This gave a coworker and me 10 minutes of joy. Then we both evolved into new startups.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:30 AM on November 25, 2015 [20 favorites]


Crebase is a real curveball there. Do no confuse with HBase, Couchbase, MeshBase, Graphbase or KirbyBase.
posted by Gordafarin at 7:34 AM on November 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


The snarky comments about big data companies are golden. "Tokutek claim to improve MongoDB performance 20%. Unclear if this also means lose 20x as many documents."
posted by zjacreman at 7:36 AM on November 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


To be fair, if I had somehow come up with the name "Summingbird," I would have felt compelled to start a big data company just to use it.
posted by egregious theorem at 7:39 AM on November 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


It's kinda cheating that the used the Japanese names for some of the Pokémon and the English names for others.

I'm just a bit salty I didn't get 100% of the Pokémon right, don't mind me.
posted by C^3 at 7:42 AM on November 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


Like codacorolla, I am surprised to get only 50% considering I work with at least 2 of the technologies mentioned.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:44 AM on November 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's so hard to recognize the newer pokemon after the original 150
posted by numaner at 7:45 AM on November 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's so hard to recognize the newer pokemon after the original 150

It's the same with websites, really.
posted by oulipian at 7:47 AM on November 25, 2015 [23 favorites]


C^3, my eight-year-old resident Pokemon expert had the same complaint. I am told that Mukubird is actually Staravia, and the quiz is obviously cheating by using Japanese names.
posted by Mallenroh at 8:03 AM on November 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Hadoop is distributed system for counting words."
posted by vogon_poet at 8:06 AM on November 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


C^3, my eight-year-old resident Pokemon expert had the same complaint. I am told that Mukubird is actually Staravia, and the quiz is obviously cheating by using Japanese names.

Maybe you need to tell your eight-year-old resident Pokémon expert that they need to l2p, nub.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:15 AM on November 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


Tokutek claim to improve MongoDB performance 20x. Unclear if this also mean lose 20x as many documents.

Pure gold.
posted by yerfatma at 8:19 AM on November 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


It's the same with websites, really.

Give me the Yahoo! directory or give me death.
posted by codacorolla at 8:41 AM on November 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Hadoop is distributed system for counting words."

Which sounds like an oblique reference to WideFinder.
posted by pwnguin at 9:01 AM on November 25, 2015


"Hadoop is distributed system for counting words."

Which sounds like an oblique reference to WideFinder.

Also, the standard “Hello, World” for Hadoop (or any MapReduce system, really) is a word counter.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:11 AM on November 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


+1 Crebase was not fair
posted by town of cats at 9:53 AM on November 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


I got 0% right. Because I'm old and also old.
posted by tommasz at 10:16 AM on November 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Of the names I was given I recognized precisely two: Hadoop (big data) and Vulpix (Pokémon). I may be mostly out of these loops, but at least symmetrically!

(Pokémon was just starting to be a thing when I was in school, but because of the timing we all thought it was "a thing for little kiddies". So now most of my students know this stuff extensively, with nostalgia, and have opinions about things like the introduction of Fairy type. Whereas my professors are mostly well out of the loop entirely. And I'm in this narrow edge of generations where I slightly get it, but only by osmosis.)
posted by traveler_ at 11:23 AM on November 25, 2015


Also, the standard “Hello, World” for Hadoop (or any MapReduce system, really) is a word counter.

Seeing any 50+ line 'Hello, World' in Java reminds me why I learned Python.
posted by signal at 11:53 AM on November 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


53% which is about as well as I did on the pokemon or drug quiz.
posted by KernalM at 12:06 PM on November 25, 2015


Reminds me of when my son was really into Pokemon/Digimon or whatever, and he would make up his own creatures for it. My favourite was ThunderCobra, who could cast "Storm of Friendship". Driving somewhere with him and hearing him play out some imaginary duel with "ThunderCobra - STORM....OF....FRIENDSHIP" from the backseat sent me into giggles everytime.
posted by nubs at 12:35 PM on November 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


69% which I think is the lowest I have ever gotten on a This or That? quiz.
posted by subdee at 4:26 PM on November 25, 2015


100%, without recognizing a single big data company. I need to ease off the pokemon.
posted by gloriouslyincandescent at 6:15 PM on November 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Miltank is an awesome pokemon and an accurate description of a lot of vc startups.
posted by lkc at 7:55 PM on November 25, 2015


Seeing any 50+ line 'Hello, World' in Java reminds me why I learned Python.

But, what will you do without a 200 line stack trace when it fails?
posted by underflow at 10:22 PM on November 25, 2015


I hear that jdb is super effective…
posted by Going To Maine at 11:18 PM on November 25, 2015


Seeing any 50+ line 'Hello, World' in Java reminds me why I learned Python.

*ahem* The proper name is “Enterprise Java”; sort of like the anti-“GNU-Linux”.
posted by acb at 3:11 AM on November 26, 2015


84%. Yes, I am ashamed. I should have got 100% for a variety of reasons.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:23 AM on November 26, 2015


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