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Comment Re:Back in my day (Score 1) 61

Back in my dad's day the memory spun and made noises. No idea if he liked it.

Back in my day I was an operator on a Burroughs B3500. This machine had core memory. If you bumped the tape cart against the memory cabinet a little too hard it would cause a memory fault. Apparently those ferrite donuts didn't like being jostled.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 82

You can't expect me to spend 3 minutes of my life reading a convoluted mess of a dialog, only to have no punch line.

A joke doesn't need to have a punch line. Witness:

A teenage boy is getting ready to take his girlfriend to the prom. First he goes to rent a tux, but there’s a long tux line at the shop and it takes forever.

Next, he has to get some flowers, so he heads over to the florist and there’s a huge flower line there. He waits forever but eventually gets the flowers.

Then he heads out to rent a limo. Unfortunately, there’s a large limo line at the rental office, but he’s patient and gets the job done.

Finally, the day of the prom comes. The two are dancing happily and his girlfriend is having a great time. When the song is over, she asks him to get her some punch, so he heads over to the punch table and there’s no punchline.


"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel