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    xkcd: Ballmer Peak

    It is actually true!

    ballmer_peak.png

    Source: xkcd: Ballmer Peak
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 13th September 2011 at 10:25 AM.

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    Yup, definitely true. For me, it used to work out at about 2 pints (as I'm a lightweight). Did some of my best coding when a couple of pints in.

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    Same here...a few shots of whiskey and I could bang out the code like a legend

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    I remember a few times waking up after some booze induced coding to find it worked perfectly but i had no idea how.

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    Bah,. EMBC blocks for profanity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Bah,. EMBC blocks for profanity!
    Fixed.

    At least I am not the only one that believes its true

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    I wonder if it's related to the Guinness effect, where the best pool is played after two pints of Guinness, but after 4 ability drops off sharply until you're swapping colours every shot at the 8th pint and using your cue more as a walking stick than to play the game.

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    The effect is real, it does make for interesting conversations though when your a uni student.

    L: "How did you solve the concurency issues?"
    You: "Do you have any beer?"
    L: "What does that have to to do with it?"
    You: "Well I'll need to recreate my process to figure out what I did"

    It does bring new and fun meaning to "show me your working" though.

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