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I can juggle ...

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0 objects
  3732 votes / 29%
2 objects
  2427 votes / 19%
3 objects
  3218 votes / 25%
4 objects
  404 votes / 3%
5 or more objects
  166 votes / 1%
An astounding list of work goals or hobbies!
  2648 votes / 21%
12595 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
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  • by eexaa (1252378) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @05:04PM (#42377013) Homepage

    ...you are being juggled by an astounding list of work goals and hobbies!

  • - Learn to juggle. It's fun, it impresses people, it feels like a skill.
    - Drink lots of water. (like a bottle of 1.5 liters a day explicitly) What the heck does that do against RSI? It makes you piss allot, which makes you change you posture more often preventing RSI. Also, it has other benefits. Like that it lowers the salt in your body, which we eat too much of.
    • Get a bunch of 1.5L bottles of water and juggle them. Do NOT lose or break the water bottles, you'll need the water for step 3.

    • Drink lots of water. (like a bottle of 1.5 liters a day explicitly) What the heck does that do against RSI? It makes you piss allot,

      Awesome idea, thanks.

    • by Hsien-Ko (1090623)
      juggling [fightersgeneration.com]
    • by arth1 (260657) on Monday December 24, 2012 @09:35AM (#42380963) Homepage Journal

      Also, it has other benefits. Like that it lowers the salt in your body, which we eat too much of.

      I like long pig as much as the next man, but perhaps you're right and we should eat less of it.

      • Solving world hunger and overpopulation problems simultaneously since the Upper Paleolithic(per Tim White)...
    • by TWX (665546)

      - Learn to juggle. It's fun, it impresses people, it feels like a skill.
      - Drink lots of water. (like a bottle of 1.5 liters a day explicitly) What the heck does that do against RSI? It makes you piss allot[sic], which makes you change you posture more often preventing RSI. Also, it has other benefits. Like that it lowers the salt in your body, which we eat too much of.

      I learned to dance instead. Swing dancing, I found it right about the time Swing was at its peak, but regardless of type of partner dance

    • by geekoid (135745)

      Juggling impresses no one, and it IS a skill.
      How you present your juggling impresses people.

      I like how you choose a hobby the involves doing the same thing over and over again to avoid repetitive strain injury.

      It doesn't have to be water, It can be things that contain water. A soda for example. Although I would avoid sugared sodas.

  • by davidwr (791652) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @05:25PM (#42377131) Homepage Journal

    All objects can be juggled. Object.Juggle(Objectlist) adds Object to ObjectList and starts Juggling all objects in ObjectList if juggling is not already in progress.

    Stopping juggling is another matter.

    To prevent compile-time errors,
    Object.StopJuggling(Objectlist,Object)
    and ObjectList.StopJuggling()
    are both defined but they return ERROR_CANNOT_REMOVE_OBJECT_JUGGLE_IN_PROGRESS and
    ERROR_CANNOT_STOP_JUGGLING
    respectively for classes that do not override these methods.

    Juggling is not an efficient operation and should be used sparingly. If any non-empty ObjectList is currently juggling, significant CPU and other resources are used.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 23, 2012 @07:21PM (#42377889)

      Just make sure to have a catch block when that code throws an exception...

      • Just make sure to have a catch block when that code throws an exception...

        *Whoosh* ... parent is funny, not informative. (Juggle, throw, catch ... oh forget it.)

    • by jd2112 (1535857)

      All objects can be juggled. Object.Juggle(Objectlist) adds Object to ObjectList and starts Juggling all objects in ObjectList if juggling is not already in progress.

      Stopping juggling is another matter.

      To prevent compile-time errors, Object.StopJuggling(Objectlist,Object) and ObjectList.StopJuggling() are both defined but they return ERROR_CANNOT_REMOVE_OBJECT_JUGGLE_IN_PROGRESS and ERROR_CANNOT_STOP_JUGGLING respectively for classes that do not override these methods.

      Juggling is not an efficient operation and should be used sparingly. If any non-empty ObjectList is currently juggling, significant CPU and other resources are used.

      I've thoroughly checked the MSDN .NET documentation as well as the Java documentation and could not find any classes that support a juggle method.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Best practice is to start the juggling on an isolated worker process. To this end, you must serialize the juggle list and pass it to the juggle process. To stop juggling simply kill the juggler. If asked, whether this is reasonable, answer "more guns".

    • Missing try catch but it doesn't matter because finally will not catch what was thrown resultong in nu-HANDled exception. Also consider all the undefined objects you will encounter.
  • 1? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tverbeek (457094) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @05:44PM (#42377259) Homepage

    Isn't there a number between 0 and 2? I can't handle two objects in motion, but I can manage one object getting passed and back and forth.

    • Re:1? (Score:4, Interesting)

      by Tom (822) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @05:55PM (#42377321) Homepage Journal

      Technically speaking, 1 object is not considered juggling... ...you'd think. But there's things like contact juggling [wikipedia.org]. So yes, 1 would technically be an option, but it would most likely be misunderstood by many.

      • Re:1? (Score:4, Insightful)

        by tverbeek (457094) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @06:11PM (#42377429) Homepage

        I'm pretty sure that 0 objects wouldn't be considered juggling either.

        • It was editor's choice on how to word the "CowboyNeal can't juggle and neither can I" option.

          • by TheCarp (96830)

            Actually, I answered 2...and I don;t consider that juggling either (unless it is done one handed), so I would have taken the CowboyNeal option too. Generally, I would say 3 is the first level where its actually juggling. Before that its just practicing the motions/timing.

            • by geekoid (135745)

              Well aren't you special? 1 and 2 objects is juggling. There are many types of juggling, stop being closed minded.

              Juggling is about the manipulations of objects.

      • by beelsebob (529313)

        It very much is considered juggling. A Siteswap "1" throw is a throw straight across from one hand to the other. Repeating this ad-infinatum is juggling 1 ball.

      • You're speaking semantically, not technically.

      • Re:1? (Score:4, Interesting)

        by GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @08:37PM (#42378347)
        We're talking about juggling objects. You can't juggle one objects. It just isn't grammatically correct.
        • Yet strangely "zero" is treated as the plural in : "I can juggle zero objects". So only "one" is singular (ha, also sounds like a tautology), every other number is plural, even "zero"!
          ;>)
          [stealing a sig from someone here, i remember the sig but not who's sig it is] temp sig: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers...
          • by tsa (15680)

            Not true. "I can juggle a half object" is gramatically correct.

        • by JustOK (667959)

          What are you, some sort of juggle nazi?

          • by geekoid (135745)

            No, he's just wrong.
            I, OTOH, am a juggling Nazi.

            • I am NOT a juggling Nazi! That sentence sounded terrible.

              Let me rephrase.

              I am strict about what is juggling, and the person you original replied to was wrong. More presisly, I hate people who try to artificial limit what juggling is. They are usual pretensions twits trying to make them selves look better by ignoring huge pieces of the juggling pie.

              Nazi's are horrid people.Again, I am not a Juggling Nazi.

        • by geekoid (135745)

          I have a juggling ball filled wit bird seed. i.e. I single set of many objects.
          I can juggle that one ball, and it's many objects.

    • by beelsebob (529313)

      Juggling is the act of evenly distributing objects between your hands. That makes juggling 2 objects just holding them there. 1 object requires you to pass it back and forth between your hands.

      This, and 4 objects is the only place where it's easier to juggle an even number of objects than the next odd number. Juggling 6 objects is harder than juggling 7.

      • by arth1 (260657)

        Juggling is the act of evenly distributing objects between your hands.

        That's your definition, and it's also dead wrong.

        First of all, the word juggling is related to jocular, and was what a jester was doing. Including singing, telling jokes, and other things. Like spinning and tossing objects, which is what the word mostly means these days.

        If you think two hands are needed, you have obviously never seen a one-armed juggler.

        If you think passing multiple objects are needed, what about gyroscopic juggling, like spinning a wheel in the air and make it appear to defy gravity, or

        • by AK Marc (707885)
          Labyrinth's crystal ball tricks are juggling, and only one is needed, and you never throw or catch it. I had dealings with a juggler/magician who studied under Michael Moschen (who did the ball tricks in Labyrinth blind), but then even Penn Jillette could claim that, as they went to school together.
        • by rossdee (243626)

          "First of all, the word juggling is related to jocular, and was what a jester was doing. Including singing, telling jokes, and other things. Like spinning and tossing objects, which is what the word mostly means these days."

          In that case, what does a pattern juggler do

          Note: He is obviously different from the yellow Jester who does not play, but gently pulls the strings

          • by geekoid (135745)

            "In that case, what does a pattern juggler do"
            retains data..but they do not know why.

  • My astounding list is astoundingly empty.

  • Dyslexic and un-coordinated, but stubborn enough to learn juggling. Even got up to 5 balls at one point. Once you learn, it is engrained. Can still juggle whilst drunk.

    • by Pieroxy (222434)

      Can still juggle whilst drunk.

      That was the piece of information I was missing. It is important, otherwise I'll have no time window to show off my juggling.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I learned a simple three ball cascade as a way to relax. You just cannot juggle if you are tense. You have to relax and let the balls flow. It's very calming.

  • To me, "0 Objects" implies that you have no hands, no arms, or you're blind. But then, how would you respond to this poll...? 31% of you are liars!!!
    • by tsa (15680)

      I don't see why you can't juggle when blind.

      • by arth1 (260657)

        I don't see why you can't juggle when blind.

        I see what you did there!

        Anyhow, blindfolded jugglers are common enough. Once you have a feel for the objects, vision doesn't help you much. If you have to look at all the objects to know their trajectory, you're doing it wrong, and hilarity will ensue.

        • by tsa (15680)

          Of course the pun was intended, but that's exactly what I mean. I can 'juggle' only 0 or 1 objects, but with some practice it should be easy to do that blindfolded (or just with my eyes closed).

    • by aduxorth (450321)

      To me, "0 Objects" implies that you have no hands, no arms, or you're blind.

      To me, juggling 0 objects means you can only do one thing at a time, which means you are juggling nothing.

  • I typed this answer in with my nose after juggling with chainsaws you insensitive clod!
  • size of the object and available meomry.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I program in C, you insensitive clod!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Three of them.

  • One of the problems with the discussion about the number of objects is the definition of what can be considered as "juggling". The International Juggler's Association, when they split apart from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, took care to not define [juggle.org] exactly what kind of object manipulation would qualify. Now, if the experts in the field were willing to accept rope spinning, diablos, and hat manipulation under the juggling umbrella, it seems a mistake to not allow a "one object" poll choice.
  • by Greyfox (87712) on Monday December 24, 2012 @01:30PM (#42382319) Homepage Journal
    I taught myself to juggle when I was in my teens, and have taught several other people to juggle since then. I always start them out with 1. They get bored with that pretty quickly, but they need to know how much energy to put into the objects they're attempting to juggle, where it reaches the top of its arc and how long it takes to get back to their hand. As soon as they get bored with that (Usually in less than 3 throws) I move 'em up to juggling two balls in one hand. They usually get that pretty quick too, and are always surprised at how easy it is. Once you have two down, three is pretty easy, you just add another ball and another hand and just alternate hands. I've never had a student take longer than about half an hour to pick it up.

    I can manage four with two in each hand, but not for very long. I never really felt much need to go up to more than three anyway.

  • I don't have gravity where I am so juggling is not an option, again we see that the people who write/approve these questions are confined by the narrow limits of their own experience.
    • by dlingman (1757250)
      You're not trying hard enough. start in an enclosed area, with things that bounce. toss them up - they will continue till they hit a surface, and bounce back. catch, and repeat. If you're in a sphere, this gets easier.
  • I learned to juggle many, many moons ago. Thank you, Larry, and thank you, Frank!

    I've taught many folks how to juggle since that time. Taught my son. He's getting damn good with five, which I never completely mastered.

    He's also taught others, passing it on. It's easy to learn, and addicting -- you go through a phase where you'll try to juggle anything that won't fight back (hints: tape the paws together; shake frogs and other small animals first to make sure they're empty before throwing them over y
  • 0-3 object... is the poll cumulative? :)

  • I got myself up to 5 balls. And I did torches, while riding a unicycle. For the amount of pain (yes a unicycle is painful) and effort that went into learning all this you'd think people would be more impressed but they're not. Juggling 3 balls, doing a few tricks, and most importantly having essentially a stand-up act is what people want to see.
  • i can juggle one object.

  • ... three, maybe four women before I start losing track of them all.

  • At least, i can throw 5+ things up in the air no problem. Keeping them there is the hardest part... Seriously though, i love juggling and it has to be good for things like spatial reasoning (i had a maths teacher who taught the class to juggle to improve our marks).
  • Paper is pretty slow in the way it falls, even if a tad unpredictable, so catching it before it hits the ground isn't all that difficult.

  • I can juggle a career and two dangerous attractive college-age girlfriends. I would even be willing to manipulate the research to suit the political agenda of the Grantfather.
  • How to juggle

    I taught many people how to juggle IRL.
    Here's my attempt to teach it online, without visual information and without constant feedback.
    It isn't hard, and you don't need much time to learn it.
    I tried my best to cut the learning process in as many small steps as possible.
    Some might seem obvious to you, but they are important nonetheless.

    It helps to have someone nearby that can show you how a proper 3 ball cascade is performed. No need to show off!
    The cascade should be smooth, with a constant rhyth

  • I can't juggle, but I taught my brother how to. I learned from a book (Juggling for the Complete Klutz, which I highly recommend, btw), but didn't have the patience to actually develop the muscle memory. Meanwhile, my brother was wanting to learn, so I taught him!

"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come." --Matt Groening

 



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