rmsgrey wrote:"A reason for everything"? They must be scientists!
My thoughts exactly. In the civilization metaphor, we'd be getting to the scientific inquiry stage. Say, mid-1600s? We've got the simple machines (pulley system), so next should be steam-powered things
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 355 out of 393 pages.
The Next Level. NP 704.
At last! I have spotted the signpost that spotted the signpost that spotted the initial signpost I left for myself when first I began my travels.
No wonder she's taking so long, she's trapped in Zeno's paradox! Next she'll have to get to the fifth-level signposts, then the sixth-level, then the seventh-level, all the while getting closer and closer to caught up but never quite there. Blitzgirl! It's imperative that you not fall into the paradox!
Montov wrote:silent_death wrote:Montov wrote:Finally, a guy to the rescue.
Yes, because Cueball has already demonstrated his extraordinary Sandcastle Building Skills
If he builds a recursive dike, there will be no more flooding.
Too true. The sea will have to get halfway up, then halfway up that, then halfway up the remaining distance. They'd be fine for ages!
Kieryn wrote:RobIrr wrote:
Called it.Kieryn wrote:Ok yep. They're totally about to say some confusing stuff about water levels, seas, rivers and the average rainfall in Peru.
I acquiesce my title to you, O Great Seer
cellocgw wrote:azule wrote:Woah, I thought .exe were compiled programs. I don't know enough about programming on the desktop to confirm though.
<rant> File extensions are uncontrolled. "exe" is interpreted by the OS as a file that runs, rather than one which calls some app to open it. But since the user can change extensions at will, any type of file can be given any TLE (three-letter extension, which doesn't have to be three letters long, e.g. 'epub' (which is really a 'zip' anyway) ), or have no extension at all. When said file extension doesn't match the file metadata (if any), the OS or the called app will complain. It's a stupid system. </rant>
Indeed, my first introduction to this phenomena was when I noticed that Portal map packages were zips renamed to bmz. Internet Explorer read the metadata instead of the file extension, which caused it to save as a zip. Now MIME types, on the other hand, are much less mutable. I think files should be categorized based on MIME type and not some arbitrary string of letters in the name that can be changed on a whim.