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Abort, Retry, Fail?

Doctor Jekkle, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 06:40 (fifteen years ago) link


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.

еdë §téè£, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 01:38 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

I was inclining towards fail, myself.

Matt, Friday, 15 August 2008 22:59 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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