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Comment: Re:Silly (Score 5, Interesting) 341

by sconeu (#49331997) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

Years ago, I remember reading about some dude who designed an A-bomb for his senior thesis.

His last stumbling block was the proper explosives for the implosion. So he called up the sales arm of some manufacturer, said he was a building contractor, and that he would need an explosive with $CHARACTERISTICS.... and that he was ready to buy in quantity.

The sales guy fell all over himself providing the exact info the dude needed.

He turned in his thesis, and then when no grade was published, he went to see his professor, who told him that DOE was considering classifying it.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming