Thread: A Word of Wisdom

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    l'Anziano DavidP's Avatar
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    A Word of Wisdom

    Word of Wisdom: Never create an infinite loop which writes data to a file.


    Within 5 seconds it fills up 30 MB of HD space...
    Within a couple hours or less your entire HD will be full.

    Yeah....i had a fun experience with that today...huge 30 MB files just by letting my program run for 5 seconds...totally by accident too. I was just trying to get a guy to ANIMATE walking!!!! Stupid DirectX....#&#%^%^....on the other side...i have accidentally created a small type of trojan/ thing i changed the code so it doesnt do that could have given me some problems...heh heh.
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    Disagreeably Disagreeable
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    Ouch. That happened to me before too.

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    Fingerstyle Guitarist taylorguitarman's Avatar
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    never put pixel plotting into an infinite loop either, it quickly shut down the computer I was working on, playing with directx. (forgot to check for screen bounds)
    I'm pretty sure I ran through all the video memory in no time.
    Luckily it wasn't my computer.
    he he.

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    There's loads more like this waiting for you to fall into. That is what makes a good programmer!
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Words of Wisdom: mixing curry powder in milk is not a good idea.
    Ramble on...

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    Registered User shark_boy's Avatar
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    *laughing* I pulled one of those the other day. It wrote a whole gigabyte in about 8 seconds. Woops.
    Something's fishy here.

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