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Just curious [Sep. 12th, 2006|03:39 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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Has anyone else ever felt bad for a computer or a program, say when it's thrashing horrendously? I know I have.
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[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-09-13 02:17 am (UTC)
LOL
I normally just feel like smashing the screen when its thrashing. But yeah on rare occasions I've felt bad for the poor thing too, esp. my roommate's desktop at home, which has such age-old configs, but still acts as our DJ Jukebox, browsing center, movie store, and of late I'm even running a streaming music server on it. Poor thing :)
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-09-13 02:47 am (UTC)
Old computers make great servers :)
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[User Picture]From: sunson
2006-09-13 07:57 am (UTC)
Faithful friends. Its in our nature to be so.
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-09-13 04:17 pm (UTC)
Don't tell me about it- mine back home is P1, with 4gigs HD...if you haven't used it, you've missed the experience of a lifetime :P
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[User Picture]From: skthewimp
2006-09-13 08:24 am (UTC)
felt sad for a computer, definitely...

felt sorry for hte 386 on which i did most of my initial programming

felt sad for that sad laptop my previous employer had given me. running thousands of vlookups on thousands of lines of excel data.
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[User Picture]From: aredridel
2006-09-13 02:50 pm (UTC)
I so have! "I feel sorry for doing this, but $(kill -9 foo)"
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