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Arkayb33 t1_jacow3w wrote

The documentary on HBOmax was pretty good.

One part, they talk about how the engineers had to fiddle with the inner bits of the machine while it was running and risk getting stabbed by the needles inside the machine that were splattered with client blood samples.


cookiedux t1_jacqpfg wrote

Oh man I saw it and I don’t even remember that. ::shudder::


OpenToCommunicate t1_jadh045 wrote

Hey I have never seen the : symbol used in this way before. Are you mimicking the back and forth movement of the word shudder? Or is it trying to express something else?


odd84 t1_jadjjhn wrote

Its usage like this dates back to early bulletin board systems, MUDs (text-only MMOs), and AOL chat rooms. It's a convention from those on the internet in the 1970s-1990s. You'd use it to separate actions from dialogue when chatting or roleplaying.


cookiedux t1_jadz7v6 wrote

thank you! came here to talk about AIM :)