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Comment I'm not surprised at all (Score 1) 201 201

In some act of Quantum Physics, worthy of a Douglas Adams story, I'm pretty certain that this is why Zoo Station, one of the most amazing U2 Tribute bands will be performing at McTeague's Saloon on St. Patrick's Day from 8pm. (1237 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA, 415-776-1237)

Comment Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 681 681

Many of them don't even understand how computers actually work.

Now that's actually depressing. If you get through a CS program without learning how a computer works, then your CS program failed you.

If you got through a CS program without learning how a computer works, then you and the program failed...

Comment Re:Back in the day... (Score 1) 110 110

Loved the Libretto back in the 90s. Paperback book sized portable workstation. Had a Ricochet Wireless modem hooked up. Road Warrior stuff! I remember running the Windows NT 5 Betas and then 2K on it. I even had it dual boot into BeOS. If memory serves, the trick around the proprietary floppy issue was that we used a PC Card controller hooked up to an external portable CD-ROM drive to install alternate operating systems.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 327 327

NeXT couldn't keep up with Intel and by the time Jobs caved in and went with his dual-architecture 68K/Intel binary format, it was too late.

Whilst Apple did have hybrid 68k/PPC binaries back in the 90s, and they did have hybrid PPC/Intel applications during the transition to Intel CPUs,.."68K/Intel binary format"?

Comment Re:Speaking for myself (Score 2) 320 320

In the mid 1990's the government mandated that children's programming be educational.

Did they really? I was under the impression that they mandated a certain amount of Educational/Informative Children's Programming be shown per week. Hence the Sunday morning cartoons in the time slot when the network didn't have any sporting event or important programming to show.

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.

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