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I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question.

EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these facts.

Now with official sanction from the powers that be!

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Who the hell is Jon Skeet? –  thenduks Apr 21 '09 at 20:37
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@thenduks: Leave now before he comes and sees your ignorance. –  Dexter Apr 22 '09 at 23:28
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Could someone explain to those poor lost souls how much they are mistaken? They refer to "Chuck Norris" for "programming" facts, instead of Jon! See "The Ultimate Top 25 Chuck Norris “The Programmer” Jokes": codesqueeze.com/… (and the last comments on that page) –  VonC Jun 20 '09 at 10:08
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@VonC: I saw your comment in that forum. Thanks for trying to set those heathens straight. :) –  Bill the Lizard Jun 26 '09 at 2:44
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Here is the question: Why? I respect Skeet. He's answered my questions. But... I mean, really...? –  Frank V Jul 1 '09 at 22:51
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Skeet is stackoverflow... –  Andy Jul 3 '09 at 13:46
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Why don't we stop worshipping Jon Skeet? –  staticx Nov 25 '09 at 17:45
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"I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers"? Surely from now on this style will be known as "Jon Skeet style answers"... –  Matt Nov 30 '09 at 13:26

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Jon Skeet didn't buy Code Complete. It's his life story.

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The guy who dared to downvote a Jon Skeet answere lost hist right hand, the mouse ate it.

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Jon Skeet doesn't debug code, he rebugs it just to blend in.

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John Skeet took the H out of his name because it was "overly verbose". He was one day old at the time.

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Jon Skeet wasn't born, he was compiled.

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Jon Skeet doesn't hit refresh on Stack Overflow - the SO database tweaks his neurons directly. He just hangs an event handler on the neurons.

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Console.WriteLine("C++" + 1);

Output: "C#"

Console.WriteLine("C#" + 1);

Output: "Jon Skeet"

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Jon skeet owns the zebra

+1 for circular references?

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The ultimate recursive function call (language is not important, it will work):

JonSkeet()
{
   return JonSkeet();
}
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not only will it work, it will return the correct answer in the correct type –  Steven A. Lowe Dec 19 '08 at 5:57
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StackOverflow is Jon Skeet, and JonSkeet() is StackOverflow. –  mmyers Feb 2 '09 at 16:52

Jon Skeet knows more than The Shadow

Jon Skeet can change the rate of decay of radioactive isotopes

Jon Skeet invented sliced bread

All SETI@home and Folding@home packet submissions are verified by Jon Skeet

Jon Skeet is better than Cats

Santa asks Jon Skeet who has been naughty and nice

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Jon Skeet gets reputation so fast that his reputation counter has had an overflow error

His reputation was over 22K now it’s 18.2K

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Bugs check their code for Jon Skeet.

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  • Jon has already invented waterproof electricity.. oh sorry.. it's electriskeety..

  • When Jon walks, actually earth revolves such that Jon seems moving ahead.

  • All the solutions to a given problems are derived from Jon and overrides static method called JonSkeet.SolveThis();

  • Anti-matter is something Jon created after realizing that Jon should matter to the matter.

  • White is actually a concentrated light emitting from Jon after all colors bow to him and get merged in each other.

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Jon Skeet has been AFK for about 10 years. That is when he finished scripting his computer to perform all the actions he would have taken over his remaining lifetime.

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Jon Skeet don't use conditional jumps. He dictates what will happen at runtime.

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Ok, the following are all translation from the Vero Programmatore's Blog (Real Programmer) http://veroprogrammatore.blogspot.com/

Sorry for the typos and the grammar horrors. btw:

  • Somebody tells JS that is it impossible to calculate the determinant of a rectangular matrix, then JS explain him that, in fact, it is possible ... only that is a not document function.

  • JS can calculate the determinant of a LCD Matrix

  • JS can escape from a serial killer simply turning off his COM ports

  • Just before going to sleep JS exclaim sleep(0x7080).

  • JS eats Silicon Wafers

  • When JS plays at Final Fantasy 7, he made Aeris revive.

  • When JS was a boy he built a house on a binary tree.

  • JS can count up to 1024 with his finger

  • JS made, for his girl, a Perl array.

  • the first word JS learnt to say was: "Hello, world!"

  • JS have a picture in his home with this sentence: "127.0.0.1 sweet 127.0.0.1"

  • JS end all his sentences with the semicolon; even when he speaks;

  • While just about everybody can clean their browser cache, only JS can clean the Google cache.

  • JS never press CTRL-Z while he develop, ever! In fact he reassign that shortcuts for launching America's Army

  • in the late 1989 JS used to call himself Joshua on usenet

  • JS can install Vista on a PC with the mininum hardware requirements requested by MS.

  • JS's PC has passed the Turing Test.

  • JS's Car have 2 keys, a public one and a private one.

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In an an early attempt at V8, Google(tm) renamed 'JavaScript' to 'JonSkeet', but quickly reverted the name when it started breaking holes in the space time continuum... The svn's revision had this note:

{
  "author" : "universe",
  "bug-fix" : {
    "ID" : "84",
    "title" : "missing exception on divide by zero"
  },
  "change-summary" : "reverted name",
  "comment" : "Jon Skeet can divide by zero.",
}
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Jon Skeet doesn't need a keyboard or mouse, he just induces the transistors in the CPU to flip with the power of his mind.

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Who is Jon Skeet?
What do we really know about him?
Is he a socialist?
He keeps spreading the knowledge around

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Jon Skeet can sort in O(n*log(log(n))

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i think he can sort in O(1) –  Onur Bıyık Dec 17 '08 at 14:11
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I think he can sort in O(0) ... –  Pop Catalin Dec 30 '08 at 15:41

Jon Skeet: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?

Morpheus: No, Jon. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.

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God wrote the universe in Perl. Jon Skeet wrote God in SKI.

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  • Superman has a pair of Jon Skeet pyjamas.
  • Jon Skeet counted to infinity - twice
  • Jon Skeet can speak braile
  • Jon Skeet divides by zero
  • The only time Jon Skeet was wrong was when he thought he made a mistake
  • Jon Skeet's hand is the only hand that can beat a royal flush
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Most of them we also mentioned already, and at least one was mentioned better; it should be, "Jon Skeet divides by zero twice." –  Joel Coehoorn Dec 10 '08 at 22:46

Instead of a BSOD, Windows Azure sends a Skeet-Signal into the clouds.

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Jon Skeet has proof-read the internet...

... and found it wanting.

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Inside Microsoft, Just-In-Time compilation is called Jon-In-Time.

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If you get too close to Jon Skeet, you lose 6000 points.

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  • jon skeet knows the sound of one hand clapping, and uses it as a metronome to calibrate atomic clocks.
  • jon skeet can kill batman and superman with a single subroutine call.
  • jon skeet needs no bug-tracking system because he has no bugs.
  • jon skeet wins all race conditions - unconditionally.
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Here comes more...

  • Outer space exists because it is afraid to be on the same planet with Jon

  • Jon Skeet is so fast that he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of his head

  • Jon Skeet doesn't wear a watch - He decides what time is it!!

  • Jon Skeet can slam a revolving door ;-)

  • Jon Skeet once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills and made him blink

I think I'm possessed by Jon Skate 01100001 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01110010 01101001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101111 01110101 01110100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101010 01110101 01110011 01110100 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100101 01101100 01110000 00100000 01101001 01110100 00101110 00101110

ah.now I'm back to normal..

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  • The one who down voted Jon Skeet was never seen again
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