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  • (Score: 2) by turgid on Sunday October 08 2023, @11:51AM (1 child)

    by turgid (4318) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 08 2023, @11:51AM (#1327819) Journal

    I really, really hate those "exercises for the reader" where they don't tell you the whole story i.e. that there is something broken that you'll have to work around yourself. When I was younger and tended to believe my elders and betters, I would have gone mad wondering what was wrong with my code when the actual hardware was at fault.

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  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Sunday October 08 2023, @12:41PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday October 08 2023, @12:41PM (#1327822)

    I fought the problem from 1990 until 1995, didn't learn that the hardware was at fault until 2003. I knew the system was borked, just not at what level for sure. Until 2003 I assumed Microsoft had screwed up somehow. Given their position in the field I still feel comfortable laying the blame at their feet for ignoring the problem for over a decade.

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