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Submission + - The Physics Behind Your Favorite Science Fiction Theme->

davcorp writes: "Ever wonder why you can't get your favorite Science Fiction Theme out of your head. Apparently there is a Science even behind the music that defines your favorite Genre. When you think about science fiction theme tunes, chances are there are a few that are especially stirring and heroic. Star Wars. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Superman: The Movie. And all of these theme tunes have something in common: they rely on the same basic intervals."
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Comment mmmm all nighter hair pulling compile time wasting (Score 1) 539

I cut my teeth on Slackware .9 something that I had to download on an OS/2 box I had built.. yes.... OS/2... I had to download the floppies.. no ISO image at the time... I think eventually they allowed a generic TFTP or FTP session to download all the dependencies but that wasn't until years later and even on Dialup, it took hours... God, I can remember having to know ABSOLUTELY what hardware was inside the system I built.. I mean EVERYTHING in order to compile the kernel proper... and then after hours of work and Q&A with the config, you'd get the dreaded kernel panic.... Then back to the drawing board... Yeah, it was an effing nightmare, but man did I learn a lot... and I don't recall getting much sleep. Once Lynx was installed and vi and pine (do they still make pine?) I was set... But don't get me started on X-windows and Trident video drivers... I will start swinging....

I also remember (fondly) at some point in the compilation process (in verbose) I think I saw a mention of killing Kenny.. and the term, My God, they killed Kenny! You Bastards!

Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!

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