Hmmm

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    Hmmm

    If all we do is follow instructions and all a computer program does is follow instructions, how could we possibly KILL an application [or end task/process for you windows freaks]? It is just inhumane.

    Like stepping on a beetle.

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    That's life I guess.....

    You are created.....you do what you were put on earth to do (maybe create a few more processes on the way).....then someone calls ExitProcess() on you......

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    >how could we possibly KILL an application
    I prefer to think of it as putting the application out of its misery.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    My apps usally kill them self or get killed by the OS. You never hear anything about that in the trial against MS..how come?

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    i wouldn't call stepping on a bug inhumane...too many bugs around if u ask me...
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    Hey what about frying ants with a magnifying glass, wouldn't that be inhumane? I think so..

    ...had to save some ants on Friday from getting fried by my friends Ants are cool.
    This is my signature. Remind me to change it.

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    yeah, i love ants !!! when i was young i used to watch yhem for ages !! fascinating little things, i'd never kill one !!
    i even used to feed them with little piles of sugar, and watch them carry it back to their nest !!

    i don't tread on spiders either !!
    Steve

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    there's nothing worse than admiring yourself in the mirror and then seeing the floor crawling with ants.

    i cried

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    i don't tread on spiders either !!
    I'd never tread on spiders but that doesn't mean I like them. I befreiended one when I was about 6 but that all changed when he landed on my head. They seem less intimidating when up on the wall.

    A huge one landed on my lap the other week when I was quietly typing away... my panicked reaction pparently gave the impression of a herd of elephants on the rampage from downstairs. :: shudders ::

    Creepy crawlies.. not good.

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    Originally posted by stevey
    i wouldn't call stepping on a bug inhumane...too many bugs around if u ask me...
    exactly... but bugs aren't human, so it's pretty much inhumane

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