At the NY MOMA exhibit (sadly static) I saw dozens of people explaining to their kids how the boards updated with a clacka-clacka-clacka. I could see the nostlagia in their eyes. For some reason the kids didn't see the connection between this and the airport monitors typically displaying the "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to be restarted" dialogue.
My guess is that e.g. the "BER" is from numBER or novemBER or somesuch. I have no idea if the LINC computer was important enough to be immortalised here. However, no luck looking for quotations with e.g. octoBER LINC LOCK... etc.
Anyone who uses "phenomena" in the singular just can't be trusted.
50 micron dot + 25 micron separation = 75 microns per bit, not 100.
I can hear the Brontitall foot soldiers approaching (painfully) now...
Maybe a bit longer that you want, but the UNIX 6th Edition source code, as presented in John Lions' commentary book is excellent reading. Clean, functional code with some well-documented "wow" moments.
Or were they only valid in Colorado? http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/06/deer_trail_co_sees_applications_for_nonexistent_drone_hunting_license.html
The obvious conclusion is that people tend to cluster around scientists and engineers - they follow us wherever we go. Fear our Pied Piper powers!
That D&D weapon always had us curious.
On one flight I had the misfortune to watch the atrocious remake of The Italian Job. Paramount spent a significant amount of that film bashing Napster and Shawn Fanning.
Drug companies often find that biological science from academia cannot be reproduced (or is much less robust than indicated. Amgen and Bayer have both published on this topic, and when they called the researchers to ask why, they were told that the bettter results had been picked for the publication. Reuters article
Plus they are doing it at the behest of their evil human overlords, so this is MURDER, rather than "suicide".
...but "NASA murders their worker [robots]" probably isn't the kind of headline they'd like.
Promoted "only" four times in 12 years?! Yikes! In my industry (biotech) that would be extremely rare. I am jealous.
...and other science facts. Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show"...