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Comment disk (Score 1) 1016

@Platters = Drive.Remove()
Pieces = map {crack in two} map {apply orbital sander} @Platters;
ForEach( Piece, Pieces)
        If( Today + 1 == garbageDay() )
                push @garbage, pop @pieces
      sleep 1 day

I leave garbage collection as a separate function...

Comment Too bad... (Score 1) 62

that this is a joke. In 1987, I graduated Cooper Union, I worked at Citibank in Funds Transfer and I was programming in QUEL on a Commercial Ingres system. Having learned both relational algebra and calculus in school, I was pleased to be able to use the more expressive calculus. Alas, it was not meant to be. Citi started cutting over to Oracle. In then left. A few years (and jobs) later I started working with Sybase. In SQL. It took me weeks to understand how to use the algebra again. We'd go a long way if this post were NOT a joke.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.