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Episode 2.16 (March 2nd)

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"The Cushion Saturation" - A paintball game leads to a fight between Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons), and romance for Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Leslie (Sara Gilbert), on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, March 2 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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it could be the other way arround ç_ç a romance between penny and sheldon and a fight between wolowitz and leslie xD still, can't wait to see *-*

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to me this episode brings the best Sheldon to the fore.

-i mean when he sits down to the soiled cushion and starts to wiggle his butt around, with a look of utmost confusion and horror upon his face.

and later, when he tries to sit upon the cushionless sofa...

-just so amazing acting there, just like buster keaton at his best!

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It bugs the bejeebus out of me everytime I see Howard's paintball rifle without the air cylinder attached to it.

And then to see it again with the paintball canister empty with it's lid open >< grrrrrr

Plus Leslie's pistol serves absolutely no purpose in it's configuration during the opening scene.

Sorry... watched it last night and rekindled my OCD with regards to accurate portrayal of everything nerdy on tv >< *gulps down a handful of happy pills*

ahhh... off to smiley land now..

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Penny was concerned that her computer freezing, would mean she would lose all the shoes she had in her Shopping Trolley.

 

Surely that wouldn't happen, as the Shopping Trolley is hosted on the vendors server?

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Penny was concerned that her computer freezing, would mean she would lose all the shoes she had in her Shopping Trolley.

 

Surely that wouldn't happen, as the Shopping Trolley is hosted on the vendors server?

Although the cart is likely to be hosted on the server, it still relies on the browser having a cookie which identifies the user so it could reload the shopping cart. If it's a store without a full user sign-in system, which many stores still don't have (meaning you shop as a guest and perhaps sign in during checkout or purchase as a guest), then you'll lose your shopping cart if the cookies are cleared. In 2009 this was probably more prevalent than today. Now on a site like Amazon you're pretty much always signed in and so the items are stored against your actual account. In a crash the worst that would happen is you have to sign in again and your items would be waiting, but that's still not true for all sites.

 

Admittedly a computer crashing wouldn't necessarily lead to all cookies being lost. Shopping cart cookies should be set with a long life, so they should survive past a session - meaning they'd still be there if the browser is closed. Maybe some sites didn't always do that though. Also, if the browser is shut down improperly as a result of a crash, it could corrupt the cookies.

 

So it's plausible, if not too likely. I guess it served a purpose in the script and it isn't completely unrealistic.

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Although the cart is likely to be hosted on the server, it still relies on the browser having a cookie which identifies the user so it could reload the shopping cart. If it's a store without a full user sign-in system, which many stores still don't have (meaning you shop as a guest and perhaps sign in during checkout or purchase as a guest), then you'll lose your shopping cart if the cookies are cleared. In 2009 this was probably more prevalent than today. Now on a site like Amazon you're pretty much always signed in and so the items are stored against your actual account. In a crash the worst that would happen is you have to sign in again and your items would be waiting, but that's still not true for all sites.

 

Admittedly a computer crashing wouldn't necessarily lead to all cookies being lost. Shopping cart cookies should be set with a long life, so they should survive past a session - meaning they'd still be there if the browser is closed. Maybe some sites didn't always do that though. Also, if the browser is shut down improperly as a result of a crash, it could corrupt the cookies.

 

So it's plausible, if not too likely. I guess it served a purpose in the script and it isn't completely unrealistic.

 

There was also a time, a good time in my opinion, when the use of cookies in general and especially for this kind of commercial use was frowned upon, since a lot of users, like me, didn't like having cookies active.  In that case, the best way to do shopping carts was to use a sessionID, which was stored in a field on the entry form, usually not shown to the user, though using hidden fields like this was also frowned upon.  On the server, this sessionID, which associated the user with the shopping cart, usually timed-out, discarding the shopping cart,  after a certain amount of time of inactivity, such as could occur when a system or browser crashed.  This was back when user privacy mattered more than the ease with which the user could be separated from his or her cash.

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One minute Penny is so incompetent, she puts her finger on the trigger of a paintball gun, without checking if it's unloaded, and the next, she's an expert at paintball huh.gif 

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22 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

One minute Penny is so incompetent, she puts her finger on the trigger of a paintball gun, without checking if it's unloaded, and the next, she's an expert at paintball huh.gif 

I hadn't thought about it until right now but doesn't she also go shooting with Leonard and it is implied that she is a good shot? :icon_neutral:

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