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Author Topic: GUIDs...  (Read 2469 times)

Eóin

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GUIDs...
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:42:36 AM »
Anyone else ever feel like everytime they generate a GUID that they've just used one up?

Don't know what it is but I feel guilty if I generate a GUID and then don't use it, it's like I've just wasted one of a finite and precious resource.


Ah well, back to more important matters...

phitsc

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 06:17:57 AM »
Indeed I have. I once went so far as to generate me 100 of them, even though I only needed one, just to make sure they haven't all run out once I should need another one. Still have 93 of them left. I could maybe offer them on ebay...

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 07:49:28 AM »
They don't go for very much on eBay... some smart aleck said something about an inexhaustible supply.  They said that about oil back in the day, though, so I'm sure with global warming, there will be a call for extra GUIDs someday...

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 08:24:29 AM »
It appears not everyone feels bad about this wastefulness; proceed with caution lest you become an accomplice...
http://wasteaguid.info/
http://twitter.com/guidwaster

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 09:11:23 AM »

Take care, this has been a vexed issue for some time.

In 1785 Rabbie Burns rather regretfully wrote, Had I to guid advice but harkit...


Eóin

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 09:34:02 AM »
TheQwerty: Haha thanks for those links.

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Re: GUIDs... Conservation is the key
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 12:50:01 PM »
Yes.  We must conserve!!

Download this Bumper Sticker and plaster it everywhere you can.

SaveTheGUIDs.png



*This is about the extent of my Photoshop skills  :huh:

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Re: GUIDs...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 02:12:31 PM »
Whew, I'm only glad the consumption of GUIDs is not something you're asked about in the ecological footprint quiz. I guess I would have scored even worse!