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Comment: Seen it, doing it. (Score 1) 206

by Skiron (#46120855) Attached to: It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information
Years ago, I read about a theory that stated the 'mind' only has a finite memory capacity. So at aged 10, e.g., it looks like this


Each year gets condensed into an even smaller space as you get older - the longer you live, the more the brain condenses the information - and it is not stupid, it only saves the 'memorable' stuff such as the first time you had sex, got drunk, broke a leg etc.

So by the time you are fifty, you have 50 years crammed in that small space - and a lot of info is dropped.

Comment: Re:Enough reunions (Score 4, Interesting) 168

by Skiron (#45465545) Attached to: And Now For Something Completely Different: Monty Python Reunion Planned
There is a good story re Spike and the Pythons.
When the Pythons were in Malta filming 'Life of Brian', they heard that Spike was staying nearby on holiday. So they called him up, and quickly changed a few scripts to write him into the film.
. They shot the first day, and all was well and good... then the next day Spike didn't turn up for filming. Hurriedly they chased him up and found he had gone home!
So, back to re-writing the scripts again.

Comment: Re:Linux... (Score 4, Insightful) 226

Yes, WTF is that all about? Sounds to me like a MS wedge of money went to the reporter to sneak that in [quote below]

The reason is that the space station uses computer-controlled SCADA systems in order to manage various physical components of the satellite. As these systems are based on Linux, they are open to infection.

"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann