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Captain Red
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What happens if two users try to post on the same thred at the same time?

it must of happent at lest once...

Old Post 08-18-01 11:33
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Disorder
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It never happened before. Cause if it did happen, the whole forum would burn down. Really.

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Since computers move so fast there is no such thing as the same time on a computer. It is impossible to do something at the exact same time. Things are milliseconds apart and computers can operate in milliseconds so whoever was milliseconds faster would have their post first...then the forum burns down.

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...so whoever was milliseconds faster would have their post first...then the forum burns down.
See RedPants, Just like I told you =)

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i remember this topic was brought up by shotgun-bill arleady

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No, he asked if two threads could be exactly the same. Which is impossible cos one would be tid=2009 and one would be tid=2010, so they wouldn't be identical. But he's a dumbass, and so probably doesnt understand logic.

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There's no way that could possibly happen. It just wouldn't work. Somebody could be off by just a couple of milliseconds, and they wouldn't be able to post directly with another person. Comps nowdays are too fast for that sort of thing.

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Computers accept data sequencially. It just can't happen.

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Yeah. Even if it did happen exactly at the same time, one request would be put on hold until the other one had been processed.

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We're discussing the 'what-ifs', not just how bloody unlikely it would be to happen.

Suppose the data did get accepted to the system at the exact same nanosecond. It would then order them by user, title, forum, all of that shit. Even if two pieces of data slam in at the exact same possible second and somehow get fed to the forum processing routines at the exact same time too there would be at least one bit of difference, one little zero or one, that allows it to differentiate the two and therefore choose which one gets put up first.

And what if it couldn't? What if, by somehow, two exactly the same pieces of data were submitted by exactly the same method/person at exactly the same nanosecond, even though this defies all logic, and even further was somehow taken in by the forum at the exact same nanosecond, another defiance, so then maybe it would lock up.

So you restart it. Big deal.

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Same thing; can't happen. You CAN'T send two pieces of data at the same time -- it's just impossible. It's like trying to make two objects to occupy the same place.

If two different pieces of data happen to be at one place at one time, the result is their interference (like two radio stations heard at once). They become unrecognizable and won't get anywhere.

Old Post 08-18-01 21:52
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If two different pieces of data happen to be at one place at one time, the result is their interference (like two radio stations heard at once). They become unrecognizable and won't get anywhere.
...or one times out waiting for the other to pass.

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Just checking to see if I am unbanned.

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No, you're not.

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Oh...:(

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Hang on......

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At least he didn't raised a whole new topic...

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Come to think of it, I'm getting pretty sick of this one...

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