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Comment Re:chicken or egg? (Score 1) 269

I worked at Teklogix in the 70s and sat next to Dave Conroy and can attest to the fact he wrote it n PDP assembly than ran under RSX-11M. It was a better compiler than the one that shipped with Unix at the time; Dave and I both went to Waterloo, they had an 11/45.

This became decus C which had some influence on GCC. Allegedly the latter was a clean rewrite but I remember poking around on in 91 or so and seeing DGC's comments and initials in the code there.

Can't say I'm a C++ fan.

Comment Re:Computer games about nutrition instead? (Score 1) 20

This has been around since before WWII and is the reason Hitler became a vegetarian. It's good, but it doesn't work all the time and where it does work they can't explain why.

Gerald Potter figured out the solution in 2007 and his work makes the work described here redudent.

It took 100 years for medical "science" to understand omega-3 oils were a good thing. Hopefully it won't take as long to start treating cancer properly and successfully like a very small number of people already are.

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