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That box is clearly sliced open on purpose to discover the contents, but why?
Here are my two answers to the mystery.
1) Delivery person delivered to wrong person. Wrong person opened it up quickly then noticed it was not their stuff, tracked down delivery person and s/he brought it to my house.
2) Wrong person received pkg, opened it up in a flurry. Then noticed, I didn't order this. Looked at address and returned it to my porch with another pkg.
It inadvertently posted a programming question in the lounge?
"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
So I'm burning through some vacation time right now. I decided to revive my "old" gaming machine, which I had repurposed for hosting VMs about 2 years ago. Then within the last year, I got myself an Intel NUC that can handle 32GB of RAM, and I've since moved all my VMs to it. So this still relatively beefy machine had gone unused for the better part of the last year.
So I decided to reinstall GTA5 on it. 7 DVDs worth of content to copy. Then an 18GB update. Over my 5mbps connection. This'll take 8 hours, according to the installer. For the update, that is; the game's installed, but I can't launch it until it has updated itself.
According to an article that came out nearly 3 years ago, 25mbps is now considered "broadband", whereas according to the previous definition, 4mbps used to be enough to qualify. My provider really has some catching up to do...
Clearly I'm not going to be playing GTA5 today, so I decided to catch up with some Channel 9 videos I had been meaning to watch for a while. So I fired up a browser...and the video stutters all over the place. I paused the GTA5 update download, downloaded the Channel 9 video instead of streaming it, and then resumed the game update. Start watching the video...and I promptly fell asleep on it.
I can't help but feel like I'm not exactly making the most of my first day of vacation.
I must be some special kind of stupid. I never paid much attention to Q&A, until yesterday. I checked the questions on C# to see if I could help some newbie programmer in any way. I worked my way through five or six questions, when I realized that I cannot help, because I don't understand the question. Heck, I don't even understand the issue!
Am I alone in this, or do others have issues with the way questions are phrased in Q&A?
I also noticed that the questions seem to get more difficult, maybe a good sign as this might be interpreted that we trained the newbies well, and now they don't need to ask beginners questions anymore.
Another theory of mine is that the programming landscape is getting more and more diversified, and we oldies can not be expected to be knowledgeable on the plethora of subjects ...