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First post, by candle_86

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So it just dawned on me, while im waiting on some archives to unpack on Windows Me I decided to play Spider Solitare, because you know its gonna take an hour and it never dawned on me oh yea go switch to your main rig and do stuff, i just sat there for the last 40 minutes playing a built in game for when your bored. Anyone ever do that instead of going to another system just play solitaire while you wait?

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Reply 1 of 20, by Scali

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No, I go to my main rig.
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and play Solitaire there

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Reply 2 of 20, by ratfink

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I either just stare at the screen when installation is going on, or go and do something in the real world instead.

I stopped playing solitaire once they made it on-line with adverts and rankings and achievements or whatever it was they did - I forget, the insane rage that followed that discovery fogged my memories somewhat.

Incidentally similar game enhancements - combined with in-game purchases and a variety of other immersion-breaking twaddle - also cured me of WoW addiction. This saved me money and helped me get my life in order, so I'M NOT COMPLAINING. Just sayin'.

Reply 3 of 20, by clueless1

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Years ago I ran a CNC at work that was built on Win95 platform and with parts that had long cycle times, I could get a game of Solitaire, Hearts or a few games of Minesweeper in between cycles. 😉

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Reply 4 of 20, by Tetrium

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I'd just go do other stuff, but usually stay near just in case anything goes wrong (maybe sorting or cleaning stuff, do chores). Even starting work on another rig while another is busy with setup or benching or so.

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Reply 5 of 20, by Oldskoolmaniac

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In spider solitaire have you ever started the game and sent all the cards out and then try to play it, that's a real challenge. Ive won once and yea I usually play the built in MS games while waiting.

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Reply 10 of 20, by Tiger433

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When I wait for something like download I play from time to time Spider Solitaire or sometime Diablo II in window.

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Reply 11 of 20, by chinny22

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Back before I had more then 1 PC I would mostly go do something else, but sometimes fire up Skifree or maybe Tetris (this was back in Win3.x days )
Now I usually have 2 PC's on the go anyway

Reply 12 of 20, by Malik

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I ....uh.... visit websites.... like now.... browsing Vogons and typing something.... while the re-downloaded Gamersgate version of F.E.A.R. is being installed....

EDIT : What was the original title?

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Reply 13 of 20, by Tetrium

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Malik wrote:

I ....uh.... visit websites.... like now.... browsing Vogons and typing something.... while the re-downloaded Gamersgate version of F.E.A.R. is being installed....

EDIT : What was the original title?

"Do you ever" or something along those lines.

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Reply 15 of 20, by Jade Falcon

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Tetrium wrote:
Malik wrote:

I ....uh.... visit websites.... like now.... browsing Vogons and typing something.... while the re-downloaded Gamersgate version of F.E.A.R. is being installed....

EDIT : What was the original title?

"Do you ever" or something along those lines.

And now my joke makes no since 😵

And to answer the question, no I do not. I go do something else.

Reply 17 of 20, by candle_86

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Lol, I liked my original title, it was meant more as to while you wait do you do something to waste time on the machine your waiting for the task to finish instead of on another system

Reply 18 of 20, by Tetrium

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Jade Falcon wrote:
Tetrium wrote:
Malik wrote:

I ....uh.... visit websites.... like now.... browsing Vogons and typing something.... while the re-downloaded Gamersgate version of F.E.A.R. is being installed....

EDIT : What was the original title?

"Do you ever" or something along those lines.

And now my joke makes no since 😵

And to answer the question, no I do not. I go do something else.

It did to me 🤣, saw the original title 😜

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Reply 19 of 20, by Tetrium

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candle_86 wrote:

Lol, I liked my original title, it was meant more as to while you wait do you do something to waste time on the machine your waiting for the task to finish instead of on another system

To me it's not the title that is the real issue here, but all of these fantastic titles on (for instance) news sites which have a title that LURES and SEDUCES just so you click it...only to find out the rest of the article was written by an idiot 🤣

No offense intended to you candle, I don't think your writings are that of an idiot 😉

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