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Comment Seeing patterns in the random (Score 3, Informative) 486 486

"Hey we need something to make the coat of arms look more modern" "How about that code in the matrix?" "Just put a bunch of 1s and 0s along the bottom"

And then an intern typed enough 1s and 0s to fill up the available space, trying to make it look random.

Comment Re:5,000 machines, US$1M (Score 1) 621 621

That works out to about $200 per machine. In what, electricity from no CPU idle?

Birdwell said the massive software slowed down educational programs in every classroom and cost the district more than $1 million in added utility fees and computer replacement parts.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)