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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    Keep telling yourself that!
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    Well, he is Canadian........
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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Hmmm .... one other thing I'm reminiscing about is ladies who appreciate manners or chivalry.

    I remember one time, a few years ago now, when I held open a door for a lady in my company. She gave me the deadly feminine glare, notably after going through the door, and said "You don't have to hold doors open for me just because I'm a lady". I responded with "Actually, I held the door open because I'm a gentleman". Things were a little chilly after that and, despite some strong encouragement from a couple of matchmaking friends, I never invited her out again.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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    The fact she even used the word lady to refer to herself is shocking enough these days.

    Woman is all the rage. Guess there are few ladies about. Makes us wonder if it is indeed that strange gentleman are a dying breed. Of course, real women want us dead. Because of a notable stretch of reasoning, we symbolize machismo and all that is wicked and unfair about treating the female kind.
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    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.


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    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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    She was Generation X lol

    The context in which she did it made it quite clear she was using the word "lady" to make her point, even if I had been too slow to pick up her other cues.
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    Ah gotcha. Not content with being a biatch, she was also being a smartass. I don't blame you one bit you didn't cave in to your friend preassure.
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    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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    Wow.... talk about taking this thread going to its grave early...

    I remember when Peter Norton's guide to IBM PC's and Compatibles was around before 'Symantic' existed.

    Telnet

    BBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    Telnet

    BBS

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    I remember the 16-color text welcome screens to my local BBS's being prettier than many of the 4-color CGA graphics of the games I played. My external 2400 baud BRICK*cough*modem pulling the screens in a line at a time from the WWIV boards with "Klingon language" menus and playing Tradewars MANUALLY against other actual humans doing the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdragyn View Post
    I remember the 16-color text welcome screens to my local BBS's being prettier than many of the 4-color CGA graphics of the games I played.
    You mean four colors looked worse than 16? No way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdragyn View Post
    I remember the 16-color text welcome screens to my local BBS's being prettier than many of the 4-color CGA graphics of the games I played. My external 2400 baud BRICK*cough*modem pulling the screens in a line at a time from the WWIV boards with "Klingon language" menus and playing Tradewars MANUALLY against other actual humans doing the same.
    You've just brought me back to the days of MajorMUD. Ah, calling my phone line from a pay phone in front of my high school to see if my script had hung. Busy signal = good.

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    MajorMUD was such a poser. Real muds or GTFO.


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    More for the list...

    FidoNet & Points
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    Wire mods
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    and...My first computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    MajorMUD was such a poser. Real muds or GTFO.


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    The sass is strong with this one tonight!

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    Wireless is not all that new. My first IBM computer had a wireless keyboard. It was called the PCjr chiclet keyboard and before you ask...yes it sucked big time. It used IR and as such had to be so close to the system at all times that you might as well have had a coord.

    Just recently I bought a wireless Logitech...and then plugged the charger in for good and left it wired. It has an internal battery but it does not last all that long and so I just keep it charged.

    Peter Norton's guide to IBM PC's and Compatibles
    I remember purchasing this book as well as thumbing through the 3 ring huge binders back in the day that were the manuals for DOS 2.10. I also remember waiting to open FS Flight Sim way back in the day when it was 4 color CGA for PC XT/AT and 16 color for the PCjr and when Sublogic coded it instead of Microsoft.

    Really the only thing good about those days is that they are gone. We have come a long way and have a long way yet to go.

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