bill142
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The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:23 pm

Here I am on my desktop as my laptop is still recovering from my mistake to have a look at the super thread. It caused almost every appliaction to go into "not responding" and shut down.

So my feeling is that its time for the super thread to be archived
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:34 pm

Nah, keep it active. Your machine probably would have crashed on its own. There is no logic reason why a very long string of html would crash your computer more than a halfway large software would have.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:39 pm

My computer is pretty powerful but the superthread really slowed my PC down big time, It's more the pictures which cause it rather than just text.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:43 pm

My laptop as well crashed from it. My desktop took it like a man.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:27 am

Maybe the super thread needs a warning label...

Good day  Smile

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:33 am

What is the point of this super thread. Just to see how many post there can be?

I am a visitor at the Car and Driver forum and the super thread there is now up to 221,904 posts.

Might as well close the one here now.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:37 am

Mine crashes also when using M$ Exploder..

When I tried Mozilla Firefox, it loaded fine..
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:37 am

Well good....I thought I was the only one! The moment my computer started showing indications of going into cardiac arrest I shut the little fellow down.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 4):
Maybe the super thread needs a warning label...

 laughing  laughing  Maybe so.

Quoting Bill142 (Thread starter):

I'm really sorry your computer crashed (I really am), but let's keep the SuperThread active till we reach 2006 replies.

I bet somewhere in Sweden there are lights dimming as the A.net servers try to get a grip on the SuperThread.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:58 am

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 8):
I bet somewhere in Sweden there are lights dimming as the A.net servers try to get a grip on the SuperThread.

LMFAO

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:00 am

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 5):
I am a visitor at the Car and Driver forum and the super thread there is now up to 221,904 posts.

I bet that has pages though. That way only a certain number of replies are shown at a time..

I agree that the thread should be locked. It serves no useful purpose except to waste bandwidth and lock up computers.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:02 am

Get a better computer
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:04 am

All they want to do is get it to 2006 replies. Firefox loads it in under 20 seconds, and it goes to prove that Firefox is much stabler than IE.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:18 am

Peronally i couldn't be bothered spending my entire afternoon rebuilding my machine with a new browser just to open that thread.
What slowed that thread down is the pictures and some of the posts are 5 feet long. Don't know why some did that, it was just to get the amount of replies to 2006. All you have to do is say a few words per post.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting Yegmaster (Reply 13):
Peronally i couldn't be bothered spending my entire afternoon rebuilding my machine with a new browser just to open that thread.

Its a 10 minute install and can be used simultaneously with IE.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:22 am

The superthread sucked up a large amount of bandwidth on our 100mbps connection at work and slowed the whole network to a crawl until I unplugged the computer after the thread crashed the entire thing, brand new top of the line computer too.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:27 am

it really is pointless and I am rather disappointed that something like that was allowed to go this long, with the shape the servers are in here.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:17 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Thread starter):
Here I am on my desktop as my laptop is still recovering from my mistake to have a look at the super thread. It caused almost every appliaction to go into "not responding" and shut down.

Same here, scared the hell out of me because I was at work at the time.
I went into task manager and killed the IE process which was at 99%.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:22 pm

No problem here with Safari under MacOS X over a conventional DSL line. The problem is just that that thread is pointless and boring...!
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:31 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 18):
The problem is just that that thread is pointless and boring...!

A Mac enthusiast who doesn't appreciate conceptual art....what a shame.  no 
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:57 pm

Quoting TheCoz (Reply 19):
A Mac enthusiast who doesn't appreciate conceptual art....what a shame.

It's to the original monster thread like Windows is to MacOS X, in staying with the metaphor - a stale and second-rate imitation...!
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:30 pm

Not working for me either. It froze all the browser windows and I had to restart IE.

(And before someone jumps on me for using Internet Explorer, I don't have admin access on this sh*t; otherwise, I'd have installed Firefox ages ago.)
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:38 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 18):
No problem here with Safari under MacOS X over a conventional DSL line. The problem is just that that thread is pointless and boring...!

Yeah Im on the same, (with a G5) and I have no problem, I don't know if the same can be said for the servers though.
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:01 pm

The servers are Linux PCs as far as I know; They'll do fine if the memory limits aren't set too tight, but the thread will have to compete with a.net photos for bandwith...
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:53 pm

oh stop yer winging, if it breaks your computer or you dont like it, DONT OPEN IT.

It doesnt use that much bandwidth, its just text at the end of the day.

2000 posts in one thread, or 20 posts in 100 threads, same difference.
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 24):
oh stop yer winging, if it breaks your computer or you dont like it, DONT OPEN IT.

How will you know if it breaks your computer unless you open it?  Yeah sure
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 12):
Firefox is much stabler than IE.

A two-legged table is more stable that IE.  Big grin  Big grin

I use Opera 8.5, and have no problems.
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:12 am

Quoting Bill142 (Thread starter):
Here I am on my desktop as my laptop is still recovering from my mistake to have a look at the super thread. It caused almost every appliaction to go into "not responding" and shut down.

Errrr........I can relate to that !!!!
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting Bill142 (Thread starter):

Perhaps you can sue the thread-starter  Wink
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:39 am

My suggestion is that we create an all-new super thread where pics, movies and long posts are banned..

btw even my 1,4 ghz celeron processor, 512 mb ddr ram laptop was able to open the super thread (and it "only" took about 20 seconds to open the thread even though I had not opened the thread on my laptop earlier) so maybe you guys have too much crap installed on your computers?

[Edited 2006-01-18 18:52:38]

[Edited 2006-01-18 18:54:27]
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:53 am

One with actual entertainment value would be nice again...!
 
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:07 am

I tried to open the thread on my computer, but it wouldn't open. My computer didn't "crash", but I had to restart my computer because it froze.
I didn't even get to see how pointless the thread was...  Wink
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 31):
I tried to open the thread on my computer, but it wouldn't open. My computer didn't "crash", but I had to restart my computer because it froze.
I didn't even get to see how pointless the thread was...



same here
and i have a dell
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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:55 pm

They have finally, achieved the super thread.

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RE: The Super Thread Broke My Computer

Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:46 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 26):
I use Opera 8.5, and have no problems.

Same here. For me, Opera did a much better job reading the Super Thread than Firefox did. Firefox not only took ages to load the page, it used up 10 times the system resources compared to Opera:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...non_aviation/read.main/1081690/#19

Regardless, no broken computer here.  Smile

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