Warning to those running executables posted to the board

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    Warning to those running executables posted to the board

    I hope you all at least scan everything for viruses first. However, virus scanners won't catch newly written viruses, so beware of what you run on your computer.

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    If you're trying out someones prog/game/whatever, make sure he includes the source too.
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    is that why hardly anyone d/l'ed my crappy piece of s*** program that all you do is shooting bleeding blobs of slime.

    or maybe because it sucks very badly

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    Yeah that would be the reason why we didnt download it or anyone else's. This forum is a code forum not an execuatable forum.
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    You can have a perfectly normal program that isn't a virus that will wreak more havoc than a virus itself...

    Delete a few windows files, and your OS is screwed.

    So, yeah... don't run executables unless they are from a trustworthy source.
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    >>>"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
    - Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

    No wonder why I always do that...
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    I totally disagree. I do not want to post my source code until I am finished my game. No one would waste their time searching for this exact forum, posting their "virus", and trying to get way with it. I mean, the IP addresses are logged. I think everyone here is trustworthy (except for that dr_mysterious, I still wonder about him )

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    Oh really? I have an iceberg to sell you... or how about some oceanfront property in Arizona.
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    If you don't think it is trustworthy, then don't download it. And you don't need to insult me for my different opinion And an iceberg could be a profitable investment. You could harvest it for water and sell it to starving countries. And no one likes Arizona

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    LOL...

    >>And you don't need to insult me for my different opinion

    Sorry. No insult intended. Just being funny.
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    Talking Hehehe

    I know, I know, how did we get this far off topic again?

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    I don't know... wait.... what was the question again?
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