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"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
Back in the day we had dial-up, which crashed out if somebody else in the house lifted the phone ... or the wind was blowing ... or the stars were out of alignment.
I bought a copy of Half-Life back then, only to find it was this new-fangled "Steam app" thingy, and it wouldn't run until Steam had updated itself each time (do note that Half-Life was not an online game). Since it took considerably longer than the average "time to die" of dial up to download the steam update - and no, it didn't resume - I never got to play the game at all ...
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
I seem to remember that, A CD nothing more... you wanted a game you went to the shops handed over money and got media! Imagine telling kids in the futre you had Monkey island on 8 5.25 discs, 4 1.44 & 1 CDRom!..
Well, we would set a pan of Boone's Farm wine out at night so it would freeze and we could pour off the 180 proof flavored alcohol.
Plus, it was a contest every morning to see who would get up first to warm up the terlet seat after the 20 below (Fahrenheit) nights.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
no, it didn't resume - I never got to play the game at all ...
I had that very problem with po... eh, educational material!!!
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Back in the day when I would fix computers for the wife's friends, one of her managers brought me his kid's system and a new video card so he could play WoW. One of their problems was that the patch for the game was something like 2.5GB and they didn't have broadband...so they used my bandwidth to enable a teenager to play games. I was supposed to get a free meal out of the deal but that never happened...wife wound up firing him soon after for improper cash handling.