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FatGnome
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posted April 06, 2002 14:14     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well for fun I tore down my computer took it to another dorm and set it up in another guys room so that I could teach the finer points of the game Star Craft to a group of college freshmen. Well I started to break down the comp. at about 7:45 and we started playing at 9:00pm and went untill 2:00am. I could have kept going except that they all got tired and went to bed. Poor unconditioned freshmen. I mean I can easily play computer games on a friday night untill 6:00 or 7:00 on Saturday morning, but no, they are all in need of some serious motivational speaking. Well, so after they all went to bed I talked for another hour and a half to the guy who's room I was in and then I went home at about 3:30. I left my computer there because I didn't want to try to move my computer at 3:30 in the morning through the locked doors of my dorm and the other dorm so I slept untill 1:30pm, cleaned my room, ate lunch, and then went and picked up my computer. I am happy to report that I now have my computer in its rightful place again.

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snupy
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posted April 06, 2002 21:15     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, "all-nighters". Are those more fun when you're younger or older??

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macadddikt18
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posted April 07, 2002 07:40     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, i have never figured out how people can pull all nighters. I start to fall asleep around midnight all on my own. I can go till about 2am if i had to, but at that point i am like a zombie. I am glad some people have the talent to pull all nighters.
Nayt

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platypus
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posted April 07, 2002 08:37     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MIDNIGHT? Geez.

The university doesn't even allow me to access any peer to peer networks until midnight. I can't go to bed before then!

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Xanthine
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posted April 07, 2002 10:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
Man, i have never figured out how people can pull all nighters.

It's called caffeine.
Just be careful with it. Or else you'll end up like me: completely tolerant and SOL around finals time.

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dragonman97
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posted April 07, 2002 14:02     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
It's called caffeine.
Just be careful with it. Or else you'll end up like me: completely tolerant and SOL around finals time.



Yes, caffeine helps a lot. I can even get a little stamina from the fear that I might fail the course if I don't study. Last semester, my friends and I pulled a major all-nighter to study Probability. I left at 11, to go and study at home, so I could study Economics as well, until about 6 am, when I catnapped on my desk for an hour before getting up. They kept at it 'til 4, and some of them started at 10 AM the previous day, whereas I joined them at about 3 PM. I still got a C in that course, but it was enough for major credit.

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spungo
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posted April 07, 2002 16:12     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
Ah, "all-nighters". Are those more fun when you're younger or older??


Bad Snupy - trying to corrupt another thread. Innocence should be cherished, you know.

BTW - they're pretty fun when you're 33.

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HerOdyssey
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posted April 15, 2002 16:23     Click Here to See the Profile for HerOdyssey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's funny, but I think mid-20s is the threshold because I used to be able to do warcraft, starcraft, and other strategy game all-nighters no problemo - now I can stay up late, but I always get too tired and end up going to bed at the crack of dawn and sleeping to some ungodly hour.

I'm old.

Sniff.

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dajt
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posted April 15, 2002 16:43     Click Here to See the Profile for dajt   Click Here to Email dajt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back when I was the entire development team for a cool programming language, I kept a ~30 hour day, with the occasional all-nighter. I communicated with my friends by email, so they wouldn't need to know what my schedule was that paticular day. I kept a sleeping bag under my desk so I would only have to go home on the weekends. Aahh, youth. . .

These days, I have two little redheaded alarm clocks that don't have snooze buttons, so my opportunities for all-nighters are much reduced. Except for tending sick children, which is much less fun than playing MoO or MoM or Alpha Centauri or anything else all night. I'm not a morning person, but I'm more of one than my wife is (the same way charcoal grey is lighter than black) so I get breakfast duty.

Oh, and nobody warned me that moving the first toddler to a real bed would mean that he could come and wake me up in person instead of merely yelling in the crib.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 15, 2002 18:57     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
warcraft and starcraft are great games. I am not sure how long you call an all nighter though. some nights when i get home from work at midnight i will play quake 3 team fortress till 1 or 2 am. Is that an all nighter. most of the time i just go to bed though.
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snupy
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posted April 15, 2002 20:23     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Bad Snupy - trying to corrupt another thread. Innocence should be cherished, you know.

BTW - they're pretty fun when you're 33.


What would you know about innocence, spungo? And BTW-aren't you supposed to be defending my honor rather than accusing me of
corruption???

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spungo
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posted April 18, 2002 03:04     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
What would you know about innocence, spungo? And BTW-aren't you supposed to be defending my honor rather than accusing me of
corruption???


Well, I might defend your honour, but I haven't a clue what your honor is.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 18, 2002 06:03     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do geeks have true honor though? such an interesrting question.
Nayt

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spungo
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posted April 18, 2002 06:17     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
Do geeks have true honor though? such an interesrting question.
Nayt

Why on Earth not? Please explain, Nayt.

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greycat
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posted April 18, 2002 06:18     Click Here to See the Profile for greycat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Nayt, of course they do. Or at least, some of us do.

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quantumfluff
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posted April 18, 2002 12:20     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dajt:
Back when I was the entire development team for a cool programming language, I kept a ~30 hour day, ...


Let's see, Boston, small team, cool language...

Dylan?

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dajt
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posted April 18, 2002 15:06     Click Here to See the Profile for dajt   Click Here to Email dajt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope. I was living in California back then. It was TLC Logo for the Commodore Amiga. TLC was the first company I ever had fold on me.

The only cool programming language I played with on the East coast was Boxer. But I didn't implement it. And it was very definitely Not Ready For Prime Time.

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quantumfluff
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posted April 18, 2002 20:08     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dajt:
Nope. I was living in California back then. It was TLC Logo for the Commodore Amiga

Still cool. Logo is a vastly underappreciated language. If I could do one thing to computer and technology education in the public schools, it would be to toss out one of the review years of math and get rid of the "what is a computer" course in 6th or 7th grade and replace it with a year of math with integrated programming in Logo.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 19, 2002 05:18     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh my gosh, hearing you talk about logo brings back horrid memories of computer class in third grade. We had logo on the computers, it was the only thing they really let us do. If i always foudn programing in it kinda fun. Maybe that is what started my early intrests in programsing.
Nayt

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