Abort, Retry, Fail?
― Doctor Jekkle, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 06:40 (twelve years ago) link
MY GOD MAN!!!!!! RETRY IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!
Abort is for quitters and failure is NOT an option.
We run a tight ship around here. Well most everyone is half tight two thirds of the time and three sheets the other half.
― Ðµdë §téè£, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 01:38 (twelve years ago) link
Do you have seconds, though, Dude? Have your seconds contact my seconds. We'll pick a more civilized time than the crack of dawn and we can duel by proxy.
― Michael White, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:06 (twelve years ago) link
I was inclining towards fail, myself.
― Matt, Friday, 15 August 2008 22:59 (twelve years ago) link
To quote a famous philosopher:
Trying is the first step toward failure.
-- Homer J. Simpson
I find this is also true of retrying. Aborting is just too controversial and leads to endless threads of vituperation and frantic hiccoughing.
Even such a simple and harmless process as retrying should only be done in the privacy of one's home bathroom, or if one is homeless, deep within the stacks of of the local public library.
By contrast, failing is soothing, quick and painless and is generally the shortest distance between any two points, unless one is on the way to the pub, in which case failure to locate it is an excruciating torture. This is why I now live in a cardboard box in the alley behind my local hofbrau. Or is it a taverna? All I know for sure this morning is that it is not a cocktail lounge. Heaven forbid.
― Aimless, Saturday, 16 August 2008 16:11 (twelve years ago) link