Why do you give a shit that he gives a shit that I give a shit that he gives a.... oh never mind.
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Don't use facebook. Problem solved.
This might work and it might not... all I know is the proof will be in the pudding.
What would Feynman say!?
Patent should have been rejected. It's to amuse the human. The cat is definitely not amused.
We used to play BRE, over the modem of course. Some people had call waiting (the one that beeps at you if someone calls when you're already on the phone). Unfortunately this would cause the modem to hang up. So it became part of the strategy to try to anticipate if someone else was getting their turns in before you. You would then call them, causing their connection to drop. You'd then dial in and try to play your turns before them (it's already been noted above that BRE was particularly sensitive to this in terms of gaining advantage). It became all a bit too much (definitely favoured those who didn't have call-waiting enabled!)
> I encountered the extremely entertaining concept of following the long chain of DNS-related RFCs
Get out more.