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creating spurious messages - to slow down a program!

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Hi - this may amuse some experts. I have a java app which copies a file from x to y (to resolve a BDE problem, if interested). However it only takes a fraction of a second. It needs only run once, or an odd number of times, to work. My users tend to think it has not worked when they click  - so click again, reversing the fix and restoring the problem. I would like to have one of those timer things running, reading obscure nonsense like 'obfusticating' or 'cementing relationships' - anything to slow the process and make it appear to be doing something! Can anybody offer a quick and amusing dialog box, preferably with a nonsensical progress bar to make it look really complicated! Thanks!
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try {
    Thread.sleep(1000);                 //1000 milliseconds is one second.
} catch(InterruptedException ex) {
    Thread.currentThread().interrupt();
}

But you could easily just return a message to the user that your code was successful. Right?

Cheers!
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by:ClaytonGlass
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Thank you very much! Would like to have seen a progress bar but something for me to try at leisure!
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You can display a beach ball, spinning wheel animated gif,.. etc.. while the timer is running.
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