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    Maybe you're just a vestige from when god used a slow computer


    OWNED.
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    As moronic as your statement was, I can't help but pity you for thinking you "OWNED" me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockytriton
    of course I am. The point is, just because he's a programmer, doesn't mean he knows how to use the computer efficiently. He has 2 gigs of RAM and 3 Ghz processor, yet he still opens and closes a new program instead of just opening another instance. We have several projects, if he needs to build two of them, he opens VS, builds it, closes VS, opens another instance of VS, opens the next project, builds it, etc.
    I actually do this too, partly because VS does build up a lot of memory after a long time, and partly because I want to be sure it's actually building things. I also "Close All Documents" before I build.

    When I'm satisfied with my changes, I Rebuild All. Then I close the IDE, go to source control, and get the latest version of all the code. Then I open the IDE and Rebuild All again. Then I close the IDE and check things in. Then sometimes I get latest version again and Rebuild All, just incase someone checked things in between rebuilds.

    It's for the same reason I conciously put my keys in my pocket, leave my house, and before I close the front door (deadlocked), I have to check my pockets again. That's because I've been burned in the past, and if I do ever forget my keys, I have to climb in through the balcony window (on the 3rd floor) or get a locksmith to let me in.

    One day the program might do something you don't expect, you'll check things in, and they won't build for everyone else. Then they'll shout at you. And you'll wish you'd done what the other guy did. I'm not saying it will happen, but if it does, you won't want to be burned again.

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    At any time at work, I usually have about 3 instances of VS open, 1 instance of Eclipse (which is the REAL memory hog), a few instances of PuTTy open, Outlook, Visio, and probably 10 different explorer windows open to directories that I use often. Oh, probably about 3 or 4 console windows open to directories I use a lot of command line junk on too. With all this, everything still runs very fast and my system usually stays running like this for about 3 months before I actually reboot. By the way linux kids, it's Windows XP and it never crashes either! Ha ok, no big deal, I'm just in a ranting sort of mood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmd15
    As moronic as your statement was, I can't help but pity you for thinking you "OWNED" me.
    PWNED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockytriton
    PWNED!
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmd15
    As moronic as your statement was, I can't help but pity you for thinking you "OWNED" me.
    As masement as your cement may be I can't help but indignate the fact that you macaroni-esque kafka beans!┐
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    Well hey now! Don't bring kafka beans into this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Your friend sounds like a manager, and is therefore WAY smarter than you.
    He isn't.

    How does it sound like that?

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    Ok, how many discussions are going on in this thread?

    I'd say overall talk is cheap. Show them you know more ...now go code it so we can end this thread.


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    I don't know any people thinking they are smarter than me who aren't actually smarter in at least one situtation. However, I know a lot of people that think I can magically fix about anything happening in/on/around computers, because I "work with computers". Matter of fact, I can fix most of it because I use the lastest version of Brain (tm), but if a printer doesn't work, because the owner was dense enough to break a plastic piece, I wonder what they think I could do about it. I should charge people based on how many black chickens, candles, holy books and virgins I need for the rituals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt
    I don't know any people thinking they are smarter than me who aren't actually smarter in at least one situtation. However, I know a lot of people that think I can magically fix about anything happening in/on/around computers, because I "work with computers". Matter of fact, I can fix most of it because I use the lastest version of Brain (tm), but if a printer doesn't work, because the owner was dense enough to break a plastic piece, I wonder what they think I could do about it. I should charge people based on how many black chickens, candles, holy books and virgins I need for the rituals.
    This is because programming, to many people, seems like a skill that they feel they wouldn't be able to ever comprehend as well as you. They know that you're a bright person, a good problem solver, and they probably look up to your intelligence. I work with the same kind of people that treat me the same way. I wouldn't say they assume you can magically fix things, they just know you could provide better input on the problem than they, or anyone else there could.

    Don't let the pressure that everyone throws onto you get to your guts. Don't even concern yourself with how much they ask of you. If you do, it'll eat you up and you'll snap on the next techno-ignoramus who asks you to install windows on their Ipod.
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    I don't know any people thinking they are smarter than me who aren't actually smarter in at least one situtation.
    I do get the perception that people think I am smart because I can program, but then I think this has more to do with interest, aptitude, knowledge and experience than with intelligence, though a basic level of intelligence is required, of course.

    but if a printer doesn't work, because the owner was dense enough to break a plastic piece, I wonder what they think I could do about it.
    Help them buy a replacement (with their money) or send it for repair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool-August
    He isn't.

    How does it sound like that?
    Well, if anything, I think it's fairly safe to say he's probably got a better sense of humor than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmd15
    What?
    It was a joke, some internet kids also say "PWNED" for owned, so I was saying that you "PWNED" him.

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