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Every year I have to pass a test on money laundering and anti terrorist financing, I write apps for the finance department and have never even met a customer in 9 years working for the bank.
About 4 years ago I decided enough was too much and refused to do the test. It eventually got escalated right up to the CEO who called me in prior to sacking me, I ranted on about the granularity of their training regime and have never seen the requirement in the last 4 years.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Reminds me a little of a great boss I worked for. On the first day we were given a list with few days worth of Intranet courses on it - he pointed out which two we (he) would get in trouble for if we didn't take do (related to building evacuations and tripping over electrical cables), so we didn't waste our time on unnecessary things like learning how to use internal software that we'd never need to use.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Seems like it. Theirs' a tiled version of it now - easier on the eyes. Also, allows a few shortcuts with a mouse (like click on a known location to walk to it).
Once upon a time (my first video game) I bought Epyx Rogue. Only one character and much less stuff. It was still rich enough in diverse events that it took me about five years to win. There was a trap in that version which I stepped on. Only occurred once in all that time. I don't even know what it did.
For this one, much of the fun, now, is learning how things work. I'm just getting used to following a god (optional).
I had the same objections to steam, but since I have a new Dell Inspiron gaming notebook without DVD I changed my mind.
I could install Skyrim, my favourite game, without any problems using the online installer by entering the serial number.
Even my save games were restored !
Good broadband helps.
My first (and last for many, many years) Steam game was Half Life. Updating Steam via dial up took so long - and failed so often - I never got to play the game (until I got the XBox version which didn't faff about with Steam at all).
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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When you sit there like a lemon, does your cat turn sourpuss ?
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)
I think this is why Steam insists on having a Windows service running all the time and being allowed to automatically update itself.
A few years ago I had Origin installed (if I recall, this is EA's version of Steam), and even though I wasn't playing all that much anymore, I still fired up the Origin client every time I turned on my gaming machine - not to play any game, but to let it update itself. Invariably, if more than a week had gone by, it would have an update.
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