Related to this, I wonder what "Uncle Roger" would say about me eating fried rice with crème fraîche 🤔
Imagine you could get chicken nuggets that taste like they were from McD's but they were vegetarian! >w<
@email@example.com Ah, I'm sorry; I misunderstood.
Yeah, "In T-minus 5 minutes" makes no sense and is grammatically incorrect. Watching a shuttle launch, they say "T-minus 5 minutes" or they might say, "At T-plus 2:30" blah blah blah.
I expect the "in T-minus..." thing is just popular usage, like you suspected.
If this is a serious question...
@firstname.lastname@example.org "t-minus" as in "(target) Time minus" or "<x> prior to the target time". It's easier when the time is longer, such as "T-minus 2 hours". At the end it takes to long to say the entire thing, so we just leave the "T-minus x seconds" unsaid and say the number of seconds.
It also becomes more clear after the event has passed to reverse the meaning, since then things are "T-plus x", such as, "it's T-plus 5 minutes and the ship is now traveling at a bazillion kph".
@kinsey huh! So now the next question, did you use "open()" and then int file descriptors, or did you use "fopen" and use the FILE* APIs? :)
@kinsey haha. Yeah. I think I wrote the cw first and it turned out not as graphic as it might have been XD.
Thinking about it more, a potential modern name could include (*❛‿❛)→💦🍆
@kinsey An alternative to last names may be titles. "Comrade Kinsey the Ridged, Lady of Rust and Haskell, Partisan of Girls, Defender of Transbians" which I offer as a starting point.
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