I bet if the instructions said to take it for 10 days, their flu will be cured. And they'll tell all their friends of the wonderful homeopathic cure.
Dang! Smartest comment I've read so far. Me? I only have 30-40 years computer experience. Moved around a lot. But I keep running into former co-workers, vendors etc. So the teen age kid from India I met on IRC circa late 1990s is now someone important at MS. Or the guy I met on IRC from Finland, well I got ill when we were thinking of visiting Linus. Doesn't matter. Your rep will follow you. And I stand by my rep, despite moving around all over North America (and friends all over the world). Of course, my ex-wife, the RN and MD, and my current wife don't view me the same way lol.
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According to http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech...
Learn another useful language: COBOL.
With a line printer on those old mainframes, just write a program that prints normally, then have it so page skips for hundreds of times so the paper gets all balled up in the printer (depending on model). I did that by accident when trying to program my first game, a star wars type game. And in assembler you can also stop carriage control and print a line of dashes on the same line, and try to break the paper.
A previous Slashdot story was about this. But not to worry, you can read about it again in a day or two.
Well, in the 1970's I spent two winters in the Canadian bush. Not much human contact like TV or radio. I'd see someone on their snowmobile every once in awhile when the weather wasn't too cold. It's do-able. (and I did something similar in the 90s). I'd really rather be around other people, but I could do it. They just need to choose people who fit the correct profile.
I think I hear a zebra approaching.
I read this a few hours ago, and remembered a video of a Mercedes self driving semi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?... is one of the videos (not sure if anyone had posted similar in the past few hours)
I remember thinking long and hard about getting an ID. I remember why slashdot went to having signons, and the biggest worry voiced on irc was because of the possibility it might cause spam. Oh, and on topic, I have a Facebook account. I'm close to retirement and it's a great way to keep up with what has happened with childhood friends, and relatives. Oh and cat videos too
Just so everyone knows, Ricochet was not satellite based. I still have their modem, but no longer live in an area they covered, so I'm not sure if they even still exist.
Well, generally true. I seem to recall some things being said about Margaret Trudeau back in the 70s. (I've lived in both Canada and USA).
Welcome to 1950. Want a rerun?