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I'm going to make this account the nerd shit account and migrate other tooting to @baturkey
C’s Biggest Mistake
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And if you hate checking your email, here is the thing I wrote! It is called MOMMY'S LITTLE PRINCESS and I gave it a CW for extremely intense monarchism, but I should have added one for the threat of poison ivy https://dtmwagl.substack.com/p/mommys-little-princess-dtmwagl-16
Damned Emacs users, they ruined #Emacs!
Bonus chatter: Back before VM/CMS, the punch cards were real. I started programming just as punch cards were dying out, but I recall that during the hot summer months, one silly trick to cool off was to go to the service window in the computer room and submit a small job of a few dozen cards. The operators would open the window to pick up the deck, and during that time, you got a brief blast of cool air from the computer room.
for every short-answer question, Lazare writes two long sentences followed by a disjointed list of keywords — anything that seems relevant to the question. “The questions are things like... ‘What was the advantage of Constantinople’s location for the power of the Byzantine empire,’” Simmons says. “So you go through, okay, what are the possible keywords that are associated with this? Wealth, caravan, ship, India, China, Middle East, he just threw all of those words in.”
"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.
We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.
Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."
-- Gerald M. Weinberg
Asked why the predictions were so far off, U of I physicist Nigel Goldenfeld says they did not take into consideration that some students would make “willful violations of public health directives.”
Once I was in an outdoor gym class at school & saw one of my friends pass by who mentioned that he had "Battletoads & Double Dragon" for the NES and his parents were at work. I've immediately decided to ditch the class, and went over to his place. The intention was just to miss gym, but we've ended up playing through the entire game in co-op, and it took a while. When I got back, school was already empty, and the teachers assumed I was kidnapped.
@bees What are your thoughts on the modal dual lands?