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This is how a civilization adopts a logographic written language.
Year 1600: Yond is a most wondrous idea! thee shouldst bid me m're about t!
Year 2000: That is a great idea! You should tell me more about it!
Year 2018: Dat is a gr8 idea! u should tell me more about it!
Year 2400: 👍💡🗣👁
I think I'll move directly to Win10 (bypassing Win8/8.1), but I expect I'll continue to use Win7 for a while after EOL. It will be support for .NET (and its variants) and VS20xx that will dictate when I move.
If anyone knows of a chart showing supercomputer gigaflops vs average desktop gigaflops over the years, give a link! I am too young for punched cards, but my first TRS play toy had 16 KB of memory I believe, and a tape drive. In college we ran a finite element analysis program on fairly good commercial Dells that ran at around 350 MHz if I'm not mistaken, and took about 8 hrs to run a standard simulation! Times have changed!
I try and distract myself by watching talent shows from eastern European countries on utube, like: [^] ... hint: jump to 5:40.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Other barbers there said they didn't know the stylist's name or how to reach him.
The first rule of Hair Styling is: you do not talk about Hair Styling.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle