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    Just out of curiosity how many lines of code do you think Vista will have?

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    I'd say more than what is really necessary to do the same thing. Microsoft's trademark.
    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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    it's ironic considerate rarity patron of love higher knowledge engulfs me...

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    I thought that the there's much more lines in Vista than in XP. But it's only 25%.
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    >Just out of curiosity how many lines of code do you think Vista will have?
    Enough to do everything it tries to do. Why does this matter? Lines of code is an awful measure.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >Just out of curiosity how many lines of code do you think Vista will have?
    Enough to do everything it tries to do. Why does this matter? Lines of code is an awful measure.
    Some people just like statistics. There's nothing wrong with that.
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    >There's nothing wrong with that.
    There is when the statistics are meaningless.
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    Something tells me, Prelude, that I can probably beat you in a game of Trivial Pursuit.

    Trivia is trivial, and that's what this is... trivia. Sometimes, however it's fun to know. That's all. I agree that "How many lines of code" tells you nothing about the code's content or ability, but it does tell you how many lines of code and sometimes large numbers are fun to gawk at. I think that was max's point.
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    >> Trivia is trivial, and that's what this is... trivia.

    [offtopic, sorry]I don't know about anyone else, but I enjoy going onto wikipedia to learn about such things as Tropical Cyclones, The manufacturing process of coffee (did you know coffee beans are actually coffee seeds? How can someone enjoy a cup if they don't know this?), Poseidon and all that mythology, Scientology, Superhetrodyne receivers, and sometimes lost. Other times when I'm bored, I go to uncyclopedia.[/offtopic, sorry]

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    >Something tells me, Prelude, that I can probably beat you in a game of Trivial Pursuit.
    Maybe not. Whenever I play with my family, I own the science and nature, art and literature, and geography categories.
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    > did you know coffee beans are actually coffee seeds?

    I'm just about to beat you to that. Did you know that all beans are in fact seeds?

    > I enjoy going onto wikipedia

    Careful! Don't just blindly trust everything you read there. Especially numbers.

    > How can someone enjoy a cup if they don't know this?

    Even more curious is perhaps the fact that coffee is one of the most appreciated drinks in the world and yet is the result of a chemistry experiment complete failure. The attempt was always to put into taste the aroma of the coffee. We never could.

    > Maybe not. Whenever I play with my family, I own the science and nature, art and literature, and geography categories.

    I'm in!
    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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    >> I'm just about to beat you to that. Did you know that all beans are in fact seeds?
    I don't know if you're joking or not


    >> Don't just blindly trust everything you read there. Especially numbers.
    It's an interesting read, most of the time. I'm sure it can't be that wrong all the time. It's wiki, so it's obviously not completely accurate - I was reading something on it the other day which mentioned something about aliens doing something to hurricanes to aid them in their quest for something I can't remember.


    I like coffee.


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    Something tells me that a trivia game just wouldn't have the same effect on the internet.

    Wiki seems to be more accurate on "knowledge" topics rather than "rumor" topics. This is because there will always be multiple professionals in each field willing to share their knowledge. Things like programming, engineering, geography, history, and the likes are usually accurate where things like casting for upcoming movies or things that will be in upcoming games are often very inaccurate.
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    I dunno gravy. We could all cheat.

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    It would have to be a form of Speed Trivial Pursuit where you only get 30 seconds to answer. Though, I have a sneaking suspicious I can get most answers off the internet in less than 30 seconds.
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