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19th Jun '17 7:40:07 AM NXTangl
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** Nullable-by-default is so bad that C.A.R. Hoare, who suggested allowing it in an early programming language so as to allow the creation of cyclic data structures, later called it a "Billion-Dollar Mistake."
18th Jun '17 4:17:07 AM OlfinBedwere
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*** Microsoft recommends to not have the UsefulNotes/XboxOne in any position other than horizontal because the optical drive isn't designed for any orientation other than that.

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*** Microsoft recommends to not have the original UsefulNotes/XboxOne model in any position other than horizontal because the optical drive isn't designed for any orientation other than that.that. Note that ''every'' 360 model was rated to work in vertical orientation, even with the aforementioned scratching problem, and Microsoft quickly restored support for vertical orientation with the updated Xbox One S model.
13th Jun '17 5:18:04 AM Fallingwater
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* Making a tape transport system doesn't sound all that difficult, does it? One reel here, one reel there, a pinch roller that ensures everything runs at the proper speed - done. Unless you're Travan, who in the nineties had a tape backup system that had unsecured tape held on the reels by friction: the drive would identify a special marker and know when to - hopefully - stop unwinding before the tape came off altogether. It was kept in tension by a rubber belt held against the reels, which would eventually imprint a groove on the tape itself. It also required required frequent retensioning (winding the tape all the way forwards and backwards at high speed), an operation no user of *any* other tape technology ever had to worry about. And for all that the drives weren't known for their high build quality and reliability, nor the cassettes for their low price. Needless to say, after the nineties the format was forgotten by most.
13th Jun '17 5:11:37 AM Fallingwater
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* Making a tape transport system doesn't sound all that difficult, does it? One reel here, one reel there, a pinch roller that ensures everything runs at the proper speed - done. Unless you're Travan, who in the nineties had a tape backup system that had unsecured tape held on the reels by friction: the drive would identify a special marker and know when to - hopefully - stop unwinding before the tape came off altogether. It was kept in tension by a rubber belt held against the reels, which would eventually imprint a groove on the tape itself. It also required required frequent retensioning (winding the tape all the way forwards and backwards at high speed), an operation no user of *any* other tape technology ever had to worry about. And for all that the drives weren't known for their high build quality and reliability, nor the cassettes for their low price. Needless to say, after the nineties the format was forgotten by most.
11th Jun '17 4:40:54 PM nombretomado
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*** Microsoft recommends to not have the XboxOne in any position other than horizontal because the optical drive isn't designed for any orientation other than that.

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*** Microsoft recommends to not have the XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne in any position other than horizontal because the optical drive isn't designed for any orientation other than that.
11th Jun '17 7:57:45 AM Medinoc
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** Windows Vista introduced the [=ProgramData=][[note]]formerly '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users''' and '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data''', which now redirect to it[[/note]] folder and encouraged application developers to store system data there, with adding content in many applications simply involving dragging and dropping new files in to read. Cue Windows 8.1 making the directory read-only and disabling the ability to remove the read-only flag... the convoluted process of how Windows manages file permissions, or that it always marks system folders as read-only doesn't help.

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** Windows Vista introduced the [=ProgramData=][[note]]formerly '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users''' and '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data''', which now redirect to it[[/note]] folder and encouraged application developers to store system data there, with adding content in many applications simply involving dragging and dropping new files in to read. Cue Windows 8.1 making the directory read-only and disabling the ability to remove the read-only flag... the convoluted process of how Windows manages file permissions, or that it always marks system folders as read-only doesn't help.writable only by admins...
9th Jun '17 10:49:51 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Windows Vista introduced the [=ProgramData=][[note]]formerly '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users''' and '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data''', which now redirect to it[[/note]]folder and encouraged application developers to store system data there, with adding content in many applications simply involving dragging and dropping new files in to read. Cue Windows 8.1 making the directory read-only and disabling the ability to remove the read-only flag...the convoluted process of how Windows manages file permissions, or that it always marks system folders as read-only doesn't help.

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** Windows Vista introduced the [=ProgramData=][[note]]formerly '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users''' and '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data''', which now redirect to it[[/note]]folder it[[/note]] folder and encouraged application developers to store system data there, with adding content in many applications simply involving dragging and dropping new files in to read. Cue Windows 8.1 making the directory read-only and disabling the ability to remove the read-only flag... the convoluted process of how Windows manages file permissions, or that it always marks system folders as read-only doesn't help.
29th May '17 8:49:34 AM Midna
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* The revamped version of the Windows Calculator included with Windows 10 will randomly softlock completely out of the blue. It still looks fine, it doesn't say "Not Responding" when you click on it, even Task Manager still says it's running okay. It will simply stop responding to any and all inputs and have to be closed and restarted.
27th May '17 7:51:22 AM GBAuraRebirth
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* When [[PortingDisaster ported to PC]], the developers of ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure'' didn't even bother to include a quit option, requiring users to force-quit it from outside the program. That's just plain lazy coding.

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* When ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure'' was [[PortingDisaster ported to PC]], the developers of ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure'' didn't even bother to include a quit option, the option to ''close the game'', requiring users to force-quit it from outside the program. That's just plain lazy coding.This is one of the most basic features any game should have, yet they didn't bother to code it in.
26th May '17 7:15:15 AM Josef5678
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' may have reached the levels of technical genius in the Gameboy days, they can dip into the other side of the spectrum:

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' may have reached the levels of technical genius in the Gameboy Game Boy days, but they can still dip into the other side of the spectrum:
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