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siftbot says...

Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 12 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 11 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 10 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 9 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 8 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy belated anniversary! Due to a glitch in the Matrix, we forgot to mark year number 7 since you first became a Sifter. The community wouldn\'t be the same without you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 6 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


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Happy anniversary! Due to a glitch in the Matrix, we forgot to mark year number 5 since you first became a Sifter. The community wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks for your contributions!


oritteropo says...

I had a pretty good look for a backup embed which will work in Germany, but as far as I can tell the blocked one is the only version available with the animation This is a bit of a shame, since my promote would've worked a lot better if the vid was available in Germany

I did find this one, but couldn't work out how to embed:
http://rutube.ru/tracks/1414987.html?v=ec95b2672c0f2586977ce42fb0b36b08

There is also a live version from the German Music Festival in Paris, but I won't be surprised if it's blocked for you:



In reply to this comment by srd:
*blocked

siftbot says...

Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 4 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


wormwood says...

Hey, thanks for taking the time to explain. Much appreciated. Rock on, srd. :-)


In reply to this comment by srd:
Well, this explanation is what happens on the hardware level, i.e. in the wiring inside the CPU. On the software side you can emulate the carry-over by allocating several pieces of memory and checking bounds and doing carry-over manually. So you're manually programming around the hardware constraints.

Trouble here is, the programmer has to anticipate that the given constraint isn't sufficient for the use case and needs to be worked around. For scores this was obviously the case. For the levels, I'm pretty sure that noone ever really anticipated that someone would go through 255 levels of pacman.

It's basically the same expectation management on a human level that brought us the fear of the Y2K problem.

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