195X Re: do not enter the hypen!
Fortran 1 could do it back in 195X
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Fortran 1 could do it back in 195X
Chap.12 "the wheel of life" in "when the air hits your brain" https://www.amazon.com/When-Air-Hits-Your-Brain/dp/0393330494 has a similar story
also to the point: NZ, Australia &Canada share "5 eyes" intelligence with the US. If they have not banned laptops, what is different about the US?
It's way easier to put out battery fire in the cabin than in the hold
"I grab women by the [deleted]; when you're a neanderthal, they let you do it"
per http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39425532 and http://fortune.com/2017/03/28/trump-electronics-ban-iata-criticism/ , the IATA boss does not believe this is about security, has mentioned protectionism.
I notice Canada, NZ and Australia, which share intelligence with the US and UK, have no ban
why a _reading/writing_ test, and not oral? I don't usuallycommunicate with a cab driver by paper notes ...
when Intel demonstrated the 487, they showed how "a nontechnical layperson" can just plug it in.
Unfortunately, they chose an IBM VP, who plugged it in wrong way round and broke it.
I took care of a hard dive once by putting it on a stone step and treading on it. The drive enclosure got bent 45 degrees; disk was unlikely to spin again
Data could be encrypted, with the key safe on the ground, sealed up, junked upon safe landing.
Thus, the hackers can hack as before, but the general public won't get to the site ...
The documentation for the 1st Unix to get out of Bell labs tells you how they salted password. This was in 1973.
If the crypto is public-key, with the private key kept in a safe country, the journalist in the field cannot be forced to decrypt.
The CIA didn't tell Bush; Bush &Cheney told the CIA
If this were the US, the school would have been sued for a large sum of $s; concentrates administrators' minds wonderfully.
Russian has no definite article; I gather lots of Russian computers have "ANY" (in latin characters) written in sharpie on the space bar.
That option makes it _homogeneous_ . Isotropic is another issue
NIST retired 80-bit crypto 12/31/2010, said 112 is the minimum
At one place, half the people complained it's too hot, half complained it's too cold. The AC crew ran around with a thermometer, but had no humidity meter; I suggested the thermometer be replaced by an astrology book -- no less accurate (for purpose) and more entertaining.
But one employee would ride her bicycle to work, hang up her wet sweatshirt -- and it was still wet 9 hours later.
I don't think Mr. Marketing Hack is running for US president
Where is the HCF op-code, now that we need it?
(Halt &Catch Fire)
wrote this up nicely in his "Do no harm" (p.268 &on)
Job was someone else; Job control language was invented to torment him (&others)
Shall die by the rounded corner
By the rounded corner ...
I believe Arthur Clarke's billion is a Eurpoean billion (=10^12)
I had a project run on 2 Winchester disks (75+75MB, I think); the tape backup was delayed &delayed. I was told "back up 1 disk to the other". "what if there's a power-cut?" -- "you're on an uninterruptible power supply!"
Then the same technician plugged a vacuum cleaner 4 times running into that UPS, killed it. I inquired as ti why she was not shot at dawn.
The high bar is to _WIN_ the suit, _NOT_ to file, scare, and force the defendant into big legal expenses
jab701 did _not_ buy from Intel; he bought from Dell/Microsoft/h-p/... -- so _they_ are responsible
Mit die dummheit kaempfen goetter selbst vergebens
The 1862 emancipation proclamation, using the president's war powers, liberated the slaves in areas which shall be in a _state_of_rebellion_ as of 1/1/1863.
classified information-recovery method:
(1) pull finger out
(2) switch brain on
(3) run away from failed lawsuit
to decide http://www.paddypower.com/bet/politics/other-politics/us-politics?ev_oc_grp_ids=2288451
remonds me of a NJ (EWR) taxi guy
(at end of trip) me: is your Visa machine working?
he: do you have cash?
he: it's broken
I thought Waze is already doing this
When Grace Hopper's people checked out COBOL compilers, they found of them insisted on using the keyword THRU. The "variant spelling" THROUGH was not accepted.
I had a techie who did that 4 times running. She was NOT shot at dawn, for some reason or other.
At the time, our group's only backup was disk-to-disk (nonremovable). When I asked a bout power cuts, was told it's OK -- there's a UPS ...
Henry Marsh's "do no harm" has a good section on hospital passwords
Rather, _TOO_ floppy ...
The Wang word-processor had files named 3756j etc. (case-sensitive, of course). I was told "this is a system for secretaries, not for computniks!" ...
I was told an H1 visa is $15K+- in lawyers' billable hours
MIT song: "We don't care a **** for anyone that won't care a **** for us!"
Loyalty is a TWO-way street ...
It is said the writing part of the US SAT can be graded from across the room ...
I believe that Win 'phone updates cdon't come until the 'PHONE COMPANY (e.g. at&t) feels the planets are propituous
For those who want to return to a past state, the term is "reactionary"
The glass doors of my building, seen from outside, have "pull" on then -- but also (effectively) "push" in mirror writing; and I can read mirror-writing pretty fast ...
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