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Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

Some day, very soon, I'm going to port all my most promising unfinished A4 projects to A5. Meanwhile, I'm doing more Arduino stuff. Kind of returning to the essential fun in coding. Compare it to coding text console games. There's even a community, arduino.cc, which is a bit like what a.cc was in its glorious years, very friendly, very nerdy people, yet having a hard time being polite to impatient noobs asking stupid questions. Is it a coincidence that they both share the .cc domain?

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Years of thorough research have revealed that the red "x" that closes a window, really isn't red, but white on red background.

Years of thorough research have revealed that what people find beautiful about the Mandelbrot set is not the set itself, but all the rest.

m c
Member #5,337
December 2004
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I've developed an interest in horology, I get enough programming in my day job.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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I used to argue with others here about them wanting to do all the work in society while some fat cat in his big house decided how to spend the money earned by said work.

I called it slavery, but everybody else insisted it was socialism. Maybe a lot of the enthusiasts imagined they'd be the fat cat in the big house.

Now I just pretend to be a looser with no onion.

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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I used to argue with others here about them wanting to do all the work in society while some fat cat in his big house decided how to spend the money earned by said work.

Sounds more like capitalism to me.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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bamccaig said:

Sounds more like capitalism to me.

Under capitalism, the invisible hand of Adam Smith drives prices, and since people want to maximize their profits, they invest in what shortages/desires exist.

In the USSR, you could get plenty of cucumbers, not much meat, sewing needles were almost unheard of, but you can get those in plenty here.

I googled for the term I couldn't think of off the top of my head (regulatory capture) which I'll get to in a minute, but I came across this gem of stupidity right off.

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The common capitalist mantra that “anyone can be rich if they work hard enough” is a fallacy. There’s only so much room at the top. In order to make money, first you have to take it from someone else.

That's a blatant lie. Growing potatoes or designing things through the effort of your own brain is not a zero sum game. Who got ripped off if you grow potatoes?

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regulatory capture

That's the fault of the people who won't pay the price of eternal vigilance.

And god damn it! I've fallen into it again, arguing with people who are enamored of all the free stuff! Well, at least since the Bernie Bros are too lazy to work for what they want, they're also too lazy to go to the polls.

I'm out.

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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On the side of Capitalism!;

Trump + AK + Bob + raynebc

vs

On the side of Democratic Socialism!;

Bernie + Edgar + bambams

Who will win this knock down drag out fight? Place your wagers now!

gnolam
Member #2,030
March 2002
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Sudden devolution into a political argument: yep, this is still allegro.cc. :)

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Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

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Years of thorough research have revealed that the red "x" that closes a window, really isn't red, but white on red background.

Years of thorough research have revealed that what people find beautiful about the Mandelbrot set is not the set itself, but all the rest.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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Capitalism is currently asking for some of its money back that was wasted on policies such as the war on poverty, urban renewal, gasohol etc.

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

OICW
Member #4,069
November 2003
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gnolam said:

Completely different, perfectly mundane industry, I'm afraid.

The part about the work trips make it sound a little bit different :) Though it sounds that those trips were actually far more interesting and dangerous than that A.cc trip to Chernobyl.

gnolam said:

Given the country you are in, I'm pretty sure I know exactly which one you're talking about. :)

Guilty as charged 8-) but we're officially US owned and quite spread around the world. On the other hand, the other company is also spread nowdays but as far as I know they don't have US office, yet.

gnolam said:

Sudden devolution into a political argument: yep, this is still allegro.cc. :)

It's been a long time but yes, so true ;D

bamccaig said:

This thread has attracted a lot of old names. :)

Indeed it did, I still recognize lots of the names and avatars. I've been lurking in shadows for the past 6 years, popping up here and there. My problem is that I always forget I wanted to checkout and actually checkout after a year or so. And yet, still A.cc is set as one of my pinned tabs :o It's nice that this place still holds up.

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Onewing
Member #6,152
August 2005
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Hello, friends.

I started a new job in December 2018. My job before that was slowly whittling away, so I jumped ship to where a lot of my co-workers went. I was hesitant at first because it was not an industry I had any passion for: the trucking industry. But, it's actually been great! I'm the Product Owner for the mobile application that our 18,000 drivers use on a daily basis. We're currently developing rapid solutions to help the drivers in this wild environment where no one wants to get close or exchange physical things, a key element of the industry. I've got a pretty a cool team that I get to work with and a lot of opportunity.

This is certainly a scary time. My wife has an autoimmune disease and my mom has early onset Alzheimer's disease and lives in a locked down facility where there is one known case of COVID-19.

Anyway, good to see a few familiar faces...err...avatars here. :)

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Niunio
Member #1,975
March 2002
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OMG. This is zomby apocalypse! Corpses are leaving their graves and posting!!

Just kidding. Nice to see you. :D

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Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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It's not a zombie apocalypse until X-G and 23yrold come back

Or Johan Peitz.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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And Thomas Harte!

They all watch too much MSNBC... they get ideas.

Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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dthompson
Member #5,749
April 2005
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cough something about vulkan cough splutter

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Matthew Leverton
Supreme Loser
January 1999
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If I ever met him in person, the only thing I'd ask is for him to say "Welcome to Allegro".

jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

So Matt, how 'bout that title ?

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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The famous "Welcome to allegro"
You cannot know how happy I was the first time I compiled allegro and had working examples.
That short sentence will stay forever in my mind ^^

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Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Bob Keane
Member #7,342
June 2006

Maybe now is a good time for someone to nicely ask Shawn if he will write a DX12 driver for allegro....

If he adds support, we won't have an excuse for not finishing our projects.

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Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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I've not been doing much! Just waiting for the FF7 Remake now after playing the demo. On furlough so no work for me for at least a month. Hope everyone is doing ok.

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BitCruncher
Member #11,279
August 2009
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Ahh... looks like the gang's mostly all here...

Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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Dizzy, good to see you in the shell!

Awesome to have you guys pop in and say hi. Join our longest running thread ever. 4500 replies!! We're halfway there!;D

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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We're halfway there!;D

Woah!
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