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"Aspie"-ness itself is no license, I agree. These peeps bring other skills to the table that make it worth tolerating their downsides. By all reports, Jobs was a narcissistic a-hole most of the time, but his eye for design and usability made him worthwhile. I got tired of working for/with people like that so I no longer do. I might have made one kernel contribution long ago, but no occasionto do Linux kernel work since then.
Kind of rare in LA too, and parts of the SF Bay Area.
Linus is Linus, just as RMS is RMS; you have to take them on their own terms or leave them alone. Me, I leave them alone.
If you want to play in their sandboxes, you have to deal with their quirks. Kinda like with Apple.
Welcome to Earth, here's your pitchfork.
The problem is the cost to defend it, for the 22-YO hacker.
As covered in comments above, Orbitz is owned by a consortium of airlines. So they are just doing the bidding of their reptilian corporate overlords. Hi, Bob.
What's Hebrew got to do with it? Wasn't the Revelation of St. John The Divine written in Greek, and used "Greek Numerals" (also a letter-based system)?
So, it's Los Angeles?
Kinda sounds more like Tokyo. You are in a maze of twisty little subway lines, all different.
Coming late to this party, I can only share this one datapoint: If I recollect right, it was the hardware on the Burroughs Large Systems that was memory-safe. Arrays were done as Segment Descriptors, and if you indexed outside the segment it raised an exception. Byte-addressed (for 6-bit, 8-bit, etc bytes) were done as "String Descriptors" that referred to the Segment Descriptor.
The only other hardware I know of that did this lately was the UCSB P-system; there may be others since then.
I was still working at Symbolics back then. We thought it a little silly that the input focus followed the mouse.
Now I sort of prefer it that way...
"Needs fixed" etc. is a regionalism, mostly in the "German Belt" from Eastern Penna. thru Southern Michigan. At least that's what I recall from Grammar Girl's survey a while back.
A special note was added to TECS in October of 2011 requiring a mandatory search and detention of Tsarnaev if he left the country. 'Detain isolated and immediately call the lookout duty officer,' the note reportedly said. 'Call is mandatory whether or not the officer believes there is an exact match.' 'Detain isolated and immediately call the lookout duty officer.' Unfortunately, Tsarnaev's name was not an exact match: it was misspelled by one letter. Whoever entered it in the database spelled it as 'Tsarnayev.' When Tsarnaev flew to Russia in January of 2012 on his way to terrorist training, the system was alerted but the mandatory detention was not triggered. Because officers did not realize Tsarnaev was a high-priority target, he was allowed to travel without questioning."