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Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at February 13, 2002, 03:07:24 PM Hey everyone! after a good 3 weeks of learning C++ im back, and better for it. I now have some trouble though. My mum is complaning though that i am not normal and that i am really strange becasue i enjoy coding. I guess i just feel down because of it. I just wondered what do your parents think of the time you spend coding?
Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at February 13, 2002, 03:19:24 PM Coding , I have no such problem - solution , do it on paper first ,read the book first , it cuts time spent on the PC dramatically. My dad is a programmer \ physisist himself so he has no trouble. I spend about 2 hours a day , and thats ok. Coding is not everything in life .
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at February 13, 2002, 06:03:58 PM Rules for being a normal person:
Person perfectly following the social rules. Doesn't not differ more than 0.014% of the Standard Human as stated by the media. Should never question any of the social rules or images as show by the media. Any person who differs for more than 0.5% from the Standard Human, or publicly questions the social rules should be seen as abnormal and treated as such.
The use of a brain in any way beside in work-related context should remain limited to guessing answers for TV shows or remembering phone numbers. A person using more than 6% of his brain capacity, will no longer be qualified as a normal person.
The use of the Internet for other means than chatting or mailing irrelevant texts or images, is also ground for immediate lose of normal-status.
Interests for sports and certain TV show is mandatory.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at February 13, 2002, 08:05:02 PM Tell her to suck a lemon, say it with a nice italian mafia accent too like the guys on the Simpsons, and in "Analyze This"
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at February 13, 2002, 08:06:43 PM Actually, how old are you? If your over 16 I would recommend all but completely cutting off communication with your rents, they're helpfull up to a point, but when you get older and try to impose on your life, they hurt more than they help
Posted by gian [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 12:06:38 AM CodeRed, you are silly... I think that really depends on how your relationship is with your parents...
Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 12:24:46 AM Yes, it very much depends on your home situation. My parents understand that computers and music are my gifts, so spending umpteen hours coding or playing guitar is the same thing to them, I'm doing what I love, and that makes them happy. Doesn't mean I get out of doing *normal* things like going to school or chores around the house, though.
I guess to a certain extent one needs to balance time spent doing what they love with an amount of interaction with family and friends etc, ie don't neglect either because you like doing one more than the other. We all have things we don't like doing ;-)
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 08:09:22 AM haha thanks guys, youve made me feel much better. Its hard to define normal (although redx did a good job). oh and Codered, im 17 (:
I guess my parents will just have to live with it.
Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 12:02:28 PM RedX , you have defined a normal American . not any other . This is not a full definition of a normal person , every country has it's own. In Russia you would struggle to find such a person. In Britain it would be different. A good defention thought.
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 12:31:51 PM >>In Britain it would be different.
I dunno, the definition given by RedX seems consistent with what most British are like ( I am British BTW)
Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at February 14, 2002, 02:21:37 PM Most but not all , but Britain was a bad example.
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