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    Idiot! Gawd!

    Ever read back through your own old posts and realize that you are a freaking moron? Just me prolly.
    May the compiler be with you.
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    >Ever read back through your own old posts and realize that you are a freaking moron?
    Yes.
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    Oh wow yes. I sort of grew up on these boards and 99% of what I said when I was like 12 makes me wonder why I wasn't banned.

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    Hey, who unbanned Xterria?
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    Except in Prelude's case, instead of looking back and saying "Wow, I didn't know how to use pointers!", it's more like "Wow, if I had used the Melkin-Schwartz Algorithm instead of the Jameson Algorithm, I could have shaved a couple of milliseconds off each iteration! God, I was such an idiot!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Except in Prelude's case, instead of looking back and saying "Wow, I didn't know how to use pointers!", it's more like "Wow, if I had used the Melkin-Schwartz Algorithm instead of the Jameson Algorithm, I could have shaved a couple of milliseconds off each iteration! God, I was such an idiot!"
    I'm in the same boat as Prelude in that situation

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    > Ever read back through your own old posts and realize that you are a freaking moron? Just me prolly.

    No. I only think I was a freakin moron. Now I'm the center of the universe.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    >> Now I'm the center of the universe.
    Isn't that more suited to the '# of planets in the solarsystem' thread? And I think it was disproved before you were born ... sorry mate.

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    Actually I'm disproving most claims by stating mine a the true and valid one.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    On the other hand, I used to be arrogant, now I'm just perfect.

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    Yeah, but fortunately people have short memories. You can regain your reputation in a few hundred posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeprogrammer
    Yeah, but fortunately people have short memories. You can regain your reputation in a few hundred posts.
    Haha. So true, so true. You've voted, right, joe. Voted yes, right?

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    Back when I used to post about a couple times per day I think people were annoyed at me. Now I come here if I'm bored and people hardly know who I am
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    When I look back on posts, I see the reason I joined the boards - my first post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBoeBaggins
    Ever read back through your own old posts and realize that you are a freaking moron? Just me prolly.
    Oh hell yes.
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