In 1998, I visited the USS New Jersey. There was a computer in a compartment near the bridge, running Linux. I seem to recall that it was some kind of HAM radio software, and/or weather-related. I took a picture with my Mavica; I'll have to check it when I get home.
Ditto, in the last week I've spent probably 18 points on 'Offtopic' mods.
... and Frederik Pohl in his Heechee stuff a little after that, both AI simulations of long-dead people (Einstein, Freud) and later, uploading consciousnesses.
The Tao of Programming has been around for many years.
Yeah, an Atari 800 was my first computer. I know all that history now, but at the time was pretty clueless about it.
I called it "Commode-odor". I was an Atari fan, but most of my friends had C=64s.
A few years later, though, I got an Amiga.
I've had it with these motherfucking turnips on this motherfucking moonbase!
A person I had an extremely high opinion of began working there in the mid-90s. A few years later, s/he hinted very vaguely of something unethical that was going on there but which s/he was not directly involved in. I knew better than to ask further about it, because I knew I'd get no answer.
We've apparently drifted apart since then, but I sometimes wonder how all of this stuff is affecting this person.
And I'm not sure I'd want to entrust National Security to anyone who browses the web without an adblocker in place...
I've said before that Blizzard should have designated one server to be "Anything goes" and allowed any and all sort of bots and scripting on it, while continuing to come down on that stuff on regular servers. It would seem to be a win-win-win for everyone - Blizzard, programmers, regular gamers.
I'll admit to it: I am so horribly opposed to a specific branding of the Meta key that I refuse to even THINK about buying any keyboard with a 'Windows' key.
I love my Model Ms, and the couple of newer Unicomps I also have, and don't enjoy typing on anything else.
Could it have been a trap street, which are fake roads put onto maps to prove copyright infringement?
All aliterates are annoying ape-arse aficionados.
I'll believe it when I hear the late-breaking news from the Council.