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reply Keith Fuller <Keith_member pathlink.com> writes:
Walter, I just thought you might want to hear this story.  

This is your fault.    ;-)

There was a graduate student I knew who spent one entire semester playing Empire
in the early '90's.  Around the end of the semester he had to show his progress
on a math-related project he was supposed to have been working on all that
semester. So he put some code together.  The user interface part was working
well, but, he said, the calculation portion kept crashing and he would have to
spend some time finding the bug.  Actually, the entire mathematical part of the
program was like this:

x = 1/0;
Jul 19 2005
parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Keith Fuller" <Keith_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:dbkebl$18pj$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter, I just thought you might want to hear this story.

 This is your fault.    ;-)

LOL. When I was in college, another student threatened to "beat me up" because the game consumed so many resources and caused students to flunk out. There's just something endlessly seductive about conquering the world, putting it under iron control, and having your minions call you "Master" <g>.
 There was a graduate student I knew who spent one entire semester playing

 in the early '90's.  Around the end of the semester he had to show his

 on a math-related project he was supposed to have been working on all that
 semester. So he put some code together.  The user interface part was

 well, but, he said, the calculation portion kept crashing and he would

 spend some time finding the bug.  Actually, the entire mathematical part

 program was like this:

 x = 1/0;

Right from the web page <g>: Warning: Empire has been known to be addictive. Typical games can take many intense hours. Empire can be hazardous to your Grade Point Average and can damage your personal relationships.
Jul 20 2005