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YoungHav
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(10-26-2012, 04:20 AM)
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Is dying of cancer less painful if you refuse treatment? How much less painful? I am wondering because I know of two elderly people that refused treatment and wonder how "peacefully" they passed.
Last edited by YoungHav; 10-26-2012 at 04:24 AM.
ChefRamsay
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(10-26-2012, 04:32 AM)
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Is a recession defined as two consecutive quarters of declining growth, or negative growth?

For example, theoretical GDP numbers:

Scenario A: Q1=+1.3%, Q2=+0.8%, Q3=+0.4%, Q4=+0.3%

Scenario B: Q1=+1.3%, Q2=-0.2%, Q3=-0.4%, Q4=-0.1%

Would Q2 to Q4 in both A and B be classified as a "Recession"? Or just B?
StuBurns
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(10-26-2012, 04:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by YoungHav

Is dying of cancer less painful if you refuse treatment? How much less painful? I am wondering because I know of two elderly people that refused treatment and wonder how "peacefully" they passed.

It depends on the cancer, and the treatment. Radiation therapy is what people dread typically, but it's normally used in conjunction with surgery, i.e. a cancerous tumor is removed, and radiotherapy is used to hopefully cause total celldeath to any remaining cancerous cells, and stop them for spreading.

Older people do react more negatively to radiotherapy generally, but surgery, presuming they're fit enough for it, shouldn't have any long lasting physical discomfort, and shouldn't have affected how peaceful or not their death was.

It's really impossible to say, but fundamentally, the side effects of radiotherapy are not pleasant, especially in the elderly. I think there's dignity in declining treatment in later years.
Cyan
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(10-26-2012, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by ChefRamsay

Is a recession defined as two consecutive quarters of declining growth, or negative growth?

For example, theoretical GDP numbers:

Scenario A: Q1=+1.3%, Q2=+0.8%, Q3=+0.4%, Q4=+0.3%

Scenario B: Q1=+1.3%, Q2=-0.2%, Q3=-0.4%, Q4=-0.1%

Would Q2 to Q4 in both A and B be classified as a "Recession"? Or just B?

Just B. It's declining GDP, not declining growth.
CHEEZMO™
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(10-27-2012, 04:55 AM)
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Anyone got that picture of "Fidel" written in blood? For some reason I'm unable to find it on Google.
Jzero
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(10-27-2012, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by CHEEZMO™

Anyone got that picture of "Fidel" written in blood? For some reason I'm unable to find it on Google.

I have no idea what you are talking about but i found this on google.
Alligatorjandro
(10-27-2012, 05:00 AM)
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Can any active 3D glasses be used with any tv or do you need to use the same brand?
CHEEZMO™
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(10-27-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jzero

I have no idea what you are talking about but i found this on google.

Yeah, I saw that one but it's not the picture I'm looking for. It's not a particularly obscure picture either, so I don't know why it's so hard to find :/
Ydahs
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(10-27-2012, 08:12 AM)
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Any computer technicians here?

This isn't really a stupid question but I don't think it deserves its own thread. A week after installing Windows 8, my laptop began to freeze. I've isolated it to occurring when my battery is charging. I switched both battery and AC adapter with my brother though it still occurs.

Here's the interesting thing though: my battery still charges when the laptop's switched off and I can successfully run my laptop without any freezes with battery only, or AC only (running without a battery).

So it only crashes when the battery is inserted and charging while running Windows 8. It doesn't crash instantly. Sometimes after a minute, sometimes after 30 minutes and sometimes after several hours. I've Googled, installed the latest Lenovo Windows 8 drivers and looked at Event Viewer after each crash but nothing comes up. There are also no minidumps produced.

When it crashes, the screen is still there but completely frozen (no BSOD). I have to reset it by pressing down on the power button for a few seconds.


I was thinking it may be a motherboard issue (PLEASE NO), but there are reasons why I think it's not. I mean, it still charges when turned off and works whilst not charging and the fact that it's inconsistent in when it freezes makes me believe it's not a hardware issue. I don't think it's a Windows 8 issue since that ran fine for 10 days before it started freezing.

Is there any software which will assist in finding the cause? I've stopped all non-Windows services from running, but still no luck. I really can't afford to format now with exams in two weeks but I'll need to at least try it if nothing can resolve this.
Xun
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(10-27-2012, 03:41 PM)
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Since changing my password GAF has been logging me out as if the remember me button hasn't been selected.

Any ideas? I assumed it was related to cookies, but apparently not (I reset Safari).
Minamu
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(10-27-2012, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xun

Since changing my password GAF has been logging me out as if the remember me button hasn't been selected.

Any ideas? I assumed it was related to cookies, but apparently not (I reset Safari).

I had similar problems last year maybe. Whenever I hit enter after typing my password, it would not save it. But if I manually pressed the login button, it would remember it. Try that maybe? :S
Mikey Jr.
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(10-28-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Ok, this question is going to be really hard I think, but I'll try anyways.

Ok, there used to be this toy. I THINK it came in different sports varieties, but the one I remember was baseball. At the bottom was this lever that you would push to the side, and it would wind the toy up. Then, the backboard where you score would move side to side, and you would use the baseball bat to flick little balls into the scoreboard, and it would actually keep track. As you scored, the little balls would travel behind the backboard, down some tracks, and back to the front, where you could use them again to score.

There wasn't anything electronic, or needed batteries. Operated purely as a wind up toy. It was loud as hell, and it came in a red box. Its not a super super old toy, but I remember having it probably about 13-14 years ago.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Oreoleo
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(10-28-2012, 01:02 AM)
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Perhaps the Hot Shot series? Basketball was more popular but they had Baseball too, apparently.



Mikey Jr.
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(10-28-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orellio

Perhaps the Hot Shot series? Basketball was more popular but they had Baseball too, apparently.

Yep, this was it! HOLY SHIT! The nostalgia!!!

Thank you sooooo much!
Last edited by Mikey Jr.; 10-28-2012 at 02:18 AM.
Buddha Beam
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(10-29-2012, 12:34 AM)
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What was the name of the girl who would always do reports on Keith Olbermann's Countdown on msnbc back in the day? She had brown hair. I just saw a very brief clip of her on 60 minutes and it's bugging me. I can't remember her name for the life of me now.
Nugg
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(10-29-2012, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alligatorjandro

Can any active 3D glasses be used with any tv or do you need to use the same brand?

No. You need the right glasses for your TV. There are a few "universal" ones out there, but they don't work very well.
spiderman123
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(10-29-2012, 01:38 AM)
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Not sure where to ask but are there any Lawyers around GAF?

I need help with something related to a friend if mine. Kinda important.

Thanks.
Lirlond
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(10-29-2012, 01:41 AM)
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Gonna need to know what country you're in. I know phisheep knows British Law, but it's hardly universal.
spiderman123
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(10-29-2012, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lirlond

Gonna need to know what country you're in. I know phisheep knows British Law, but it's hardly universal.

USA, thanks.
RatskyWatsky
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(10-29-2012, 02:08 AM)
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How would I go about listening to my iPod shuffle (most recent model) in the car? My car doesn't have a cassette deck, so the cassette adapter things that people use isn't an option.
Mr. F
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(10-29-2012, 03:24 AM)
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Does anyone have any experience purchasing digital items from international Amazon sites?

Amazon.ca doesn't sell digital games, and Amazon.com has this Walking Dead deal on. Just wondering as a Canadian if I would run into any issues buying digital games from the US site.
Cyan
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(10-29-2012, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by RatskyWatsky

How would I go about listening to my iPod shuffle (most recent model) in the car? My car doesn't have a cassette deck, so the cassette adapter things that people use isn't an option.

AUX in? Then you're set. Otherwise, maybe an FM adapter.
RatskyWatsky
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(10-29-2012, 04:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cyan

AUX in? Then you're set. Otherwise, maybe an FM adapter.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into it!
UrbanRats
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(10-29-2012, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. F

Does anyone have any experience purchasing digital items from international Amazon sites?

Amazon.ca doesn't sell digital games, and Amazon.com has this Walking Dead deal on. Just wondering as a Canadian if I would run into any issues buying digital games from the US site.

I bought a couple of digital games from Amazon.com (i'm in EU) with an US address, used the keys on steam, but i could've just downloaded them fine from there, i think.
Joe
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(10-29-2012, 11:47 PM)
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can i take a SIM card out of a working iphone 3gs and stick it in a regular old dumbphone and use it right away?
Summary Man
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(10-30-2012, 12:51 AM)
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How exactly does Amazon Instant work? I want to watch a movie tonight on my PS3. Can I rent the movie on Amazon.com, and then it instantly appears in my PS3 queue? Or do I need to purchase it through the PS3 app?
tsigo
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(10-30-2012, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Summary Man

How exactly does Amazon Instant work? I want to watch a movie tonight on my PS3. Can I rent the movie on Amazon.com, and then it instantly appears in my PS3 queue? Or do I need to purchase it through the PS3 app?

The "watchlist" is universal. It should show up on any device you use.
Summary Man
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(10-30-2012, 01:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by tsigo

The "watchlist" is universal. It should show up on any device you use.

Great. Thanks for the answer! I originally wanted to watch it on the Xbox 360, but wasn't sure if I had to use Microsoft Points to purchase the film. Good to know that it's all universal.
Minamu
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(10-30-2012, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Joe

can i take a SIM card out of a working iphone 3gs and stick it in a regular old dumbphone and use it right away?

Assuming the card fits in both phones and is not locked to an operator, probably. This is possible where I live at least.
Maron
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(10-30-2012, 05:52 AM)
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How do I record my voice onto my MacBook and make an mp3 file out of it? It's an older Mac (10.5) so GarageBand's out of the question.

EDIT: Nevermind, forgot I had Audacity...Haven't used it since November but it gets the job done!
Last edited by Maron; 10-30-2012 at 06:07 AM.
Tr4nce
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(10-31-2012, 12:52 PM)
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Forgive me my ignorance, but how does one go about making an avatar which mixes with the background of a website? Example: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=306
Lirlond
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(10-31-2012, 01:04 PM)
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It would need to be transparent. There are loads of guides, but how you do it depends on what software you have.
FillerB
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(10-31-2012, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tr4nce

Forgive me my ignorance, but how does one go about making an avatar which mixes with the background of a website? Example: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=306

It uses transparency in the image. Just use any image editor which supports that (Paint.NET, photoshop, GIMP etc.) and remove what you don't want to show up. Then save it as a PNG and upload it to GAF. Remember to make your image smaller than 100x120px or else GAF's autoresizer removes the transparency.

Alternatively ask the fine folk in the Forum Avatar Request Thread to fix you up.
Tr4nce
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(10-31-2012, 01:08 PM)
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Thanks men :)
Last edited by Tr4nce; 10-31-2012 at 01:10 PM.
JustHadToJoin
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(10-31-2012, 01:45 PM)
how do you pronounce neogaf?
Lirlond
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(10-31-2012, 01:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by JustHadToJoin

how do you pronounce neogaf?

Knee Oh Gaffe
Minamu
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(10-31-2012, 05:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lirlond

Knee Oh Gaffe

Lirlond
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(10-31-2012, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Minamu

FUCK I forgot about this.
Lionel Mandrake
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(10-31-2012, 11:23 PM)
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... Okay, is my avatar showing up as annoyed Asian guy to anyone else?



It doesn't show up on my phone, and it wasn't showing up on my PC this morning, but my netbook has been displaying it. I tried to drag and drop the avatar to Google Image search it, but it searched for my Jack O'Lantern avatar.
Maklershed
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(10-31-2012, 11:29 PM)
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Your avatar is a pumpkin with a face on it.
Lionel Mandrake
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(11-01-2012, 12:09 AM)
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This is weird. It looks like he's judging me.
chiQ
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(11-01-2012, 12:37 AM)
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Definitely the pumpkin. What's with the day-glo green thing you have going on there?
CHEEZMO™
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(11-01-2012, 01:52 AM)
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Yeah, I'm seeing a pumpkin. That Asian guy is the avatar of some dude who doesn't post much.
Lionel Mandrake
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(11-01-2012, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by chiQ

Definitely the pumpkin. What's with the day-glo green thing you have going on there?

User highlighter. It's a Greasemonkey script a GAFfer made so you can easily find your posts/quotes.

I'm back on my PC and everything's fine. Weird.
Baconbitz
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(11-01-2012, 05:02 AM)
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I'm thinking of signing up for Netflix instant streaming. Just 3 Questions.

1. Is it still restricted to one device?

2. Does anyone know if adventure time is on there?

3. When signing up what's the best package?
Hero_of_the_Day
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(11-01-2012, 06:14 AM)
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How the shit are people allowed to sell bootleg SNES games on ebay (like Secret of Mana 2)?
And why aren't they cheaper?


Originally Posted by Baconbitz

I'm thinking of signing up for Netflix instant streaming. Just 3 Questions.

1. Is it still restricted to one device?

2. Does anyone know if adventure time is on there?

3. When signing up what's the best package?

Has instant streaming ever been restricted to one device? We have it on a ton.
Jafku
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(11-01-2012, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baconbitz

I'm thinking of signing up for Netflix instant streaming. Just 3 Questions.

1. Is it still restricted to one device?

2. Does anyone know if adventure time is on there?

3. When signing up what's the best package?



1. Its not restricted to one device.

2. Adventure Time isn't on streaming

3. There is the $7.99 streaming package.
DarthWoo
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(11-01-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Don't think I ever saw an answer to this earlier, but now I have more specifics. If I'm buying a used CPU, a bit of minor OCing by the original user shouldn't be a huge issue right? From what I understand, a CPU either works or it doesn't; if you screw it up through OCing, it'll be pretty much fried. The user OCed it from stock 3.0GHz to 3.2GHz for less than a year. I'd probably plan to do the same or perhaps a little higher.
José Mourinho
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(11-01-2012, 06:58 PM)
Computer scientists, how does this produce the the answer 1,2,3,3,2,1?

I must be dumb because I just can't figure this out (I'm new).

assume Ns starting value is 1...

procedure Exercise (N)
print the value of N;
if (N<3) then (apply the procedure Exercise to the value of N+1);

print the value of N.
Hop
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(11-01-2012, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kylehimself

Computer scientists, how does this produce the the answer 1,2,3,3,2,1?

I must be dumb because I just can't figure this out (I'm new).

assume Ns starting value is 1...

procedure Exercise (N)
print the value of N;
if (N<3) then (apply the procedure Exercise to the value of N+1);

print the value of N.

I'm assuming that all this:

Code:

print the value of N;
if (N<3) then (apply the procedure Exercise to the value of N+1);

print the value of N.
Is the pseudocode for Exercise. So here's what happens:

Code:

Running Exercise(1)
PRINT 1
Running Exercise(2)
    PRINT 2
    Running Exercise(3)
        PRINT 3
        (can't run Exercise(4))
        PRINT 3
    Exercise(3) ends
    PRINT 2
    Exercise(2) ends
PRINT 1
Exercise(1) ends
It's a recursive function.

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