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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

stevel

Frankly shocking, but not really surprising I spose, given recent interest and money going there.

Bletchley certainly seems to get the lion's share of the media coverage, with TNMOC often portrayed as a bit of a sideshow.

I also went there a couple of years ago, and saw the *whole* thing with a fantastic guide who had lots of insights into both Bletchley's history *AND* the history of computing. For me, the two things are so closely related it's just sad to see this sort of division happening.

+1 for Michael H.F. Wilkinson's comment about banging heads together.

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FAIL - the most incompetent IT pros

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Re: Government. Giant Consulting Company. What could go wrong.

Honestly? In half a million lines of code, *that one line*?

;>

My personal favourite, in C++ written by someone who "preferred" Java, the last statement in a function that returned a reference:

return *new Thing(...);

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Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games

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Re: Wot? No Deus-Ex?

That's a hard question...

RPG doesn't quite catch it for me. I really enjoyed Neverwinter Nights for that kind of thing.

I quite like the new (to me) term "sneak-em-up". Implies a few things about a game. I'm currently playing Dishonored (reviewed here: http://www.reghardware.com/2012/10/16/review_game_dishonored/), a great example of it.

Anyway, I accept your rationale for leaving DE out of this list! :-) Some wonderful nostalgia moments here.

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Alien

Wot? No Deus-Ex?

Ok Ok, I spose it wasn't a "shooter" in the traditional sense. Still reckon it was a ground breaker in the genre though. Maybe it's a conspiracy.... :)

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