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we're gonna have BG and AG. Or may be BM and AM.
(It survived till our days in a form of hip-hop.)
Just my personal experiences. Back in 90s I was working for BBN Planet, in a group monitoring network traffic within AS1 (which is *us*). I have inherited a set of tools written in Perl which I had to maintain. Prior to that I had some moderate experience with Perl. So, when I started going through the code, I've found it sufficiently obfuscated to give me a head ache. I guess my predecessor was one of those "Perl kids who like to have fun", not understanding that production environment means, among other things, readability and maintainability. OK, fine. Roughly at the same time the administrator of multiple machines running that code (I think it was Solaris) decided to move from Perl 4 to Perl 5. That broke lots of scripts. So I decided to save time, found out what the functional specs were (from those who actually used those tools) and rewrote lots of the code just from the scratch. Because I was under some serious time pressure, I didn't care too much about either readability and maintainability either. Just to get something out of the doors, and - let my successor suffer just as I did.
Well, BBN Planet, as we all know, is a history, but Perl, unfortunately, isn't. At least it is steadily loosing ground to Python and for reason. Cheers.
What makes me always amazed about USA: in some respect it is a highly developed country, its science and technology researches are often on a bleeding edge. Yet, at the same time, with all this crap like creationism, televangelists, in general attitude about religion, about sex, and so forth, it is SOOOOO provincial.
Repeat after me: China = bad! NSA = good!
Presidential medal of freedom (which for some unknown reasons went to Oprah).
for a long time, till they came up with PL/S. The typical mainframe environment was COBOL or PL/I for application programming, assembly language for system and utilities.
"Hackers are not dangerous people, they are misunderstood."
So are the serial killers.
hoping RT will be flying off the shelves --- well, you got what you've deserved.
Virtually every test performed on hybrid drive so far shows that for all practical purposes it performs about the same as a regular hard drive. Research, my arse
Me thinks Apple should purchase all those 6 million Surfaces, for, say 1 cent a piece and have a huge party where every Apple employee can smash at least one Surface with a large iron mallet.. Or more than one, depending on rank. Something like what Vogons did to crabs.
hoppity hop, hoppity hop, hoppity hop. Peek-a-boo!
Just trying to put a positive spin on that.
and Windows 8, no doubt.