Re: Brought back memories
Oh yikes, tempus fugit and all that!
His contribution to British Science and Technology should not be underestimated. The number of people he must have inspired is a significant number.
RIP “Uncle” Clive.
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Given some very clever people built it, with a level of over engineering[*] that we have seen in the Space Extender series, and there are now a number of very clever people trying to fix it, I am quite hopeful for its revival.
[*] I think “over engineering” is the wrong term as that implies waste, but what I mean is the level of engineering where you can cope with multiple simultaneous failures. Even in the days that they could send a Space Shuttle to fix it that wasn’t something you could do at the drop of a hat and it was better (and a bucket load cheaper) that you could fix it remotely.
"Cambridge to London UK innovation corridor"
That sounds suspiciously like logo that one of the the Bedfordshire Councils had about being in the "Oxford - Cambridge Arc", which rather implied to me that they couldn't think of anything good to say about Bedfordshire.
If you were the originator of the “foo” comment, what would you have put out instead?
I quite like the idea of contrasting the old and the new… “John Surtees was better than Lewis Hamilton because he did it on two wheels as well as four” or “Given a modern car, Fangio would win”.
Suggestions on a postcard to the usual address.
Indeed, all to be taken with a pinch of salt.
I wonder if anyone will remember the quote “Arm will remain headquartered in the UK, and we will be able to increase our investment in UK-based talent.” in 5 years time when the NVidia board (and it will be their decision, not his) decide not to?
Menus to the left or right.
Why on earth do MS (and it’s not only them) insist on putting menus and ribbons across the top or bottom, given that we all have wide screen monitors now?
The fact that the task bar works better up the side, as you can see all the names even when it gets full, and the clock nicely shows the day and date. For a bonus you get an extra few pixels height to do your actual work in.
And then there’s the RJ series of connectors.
Dell even managed to put the modem and network sockets next to each other on some of their models from about 20 years ago.
This design of connector are meant to plug in to each other in certain combinations, so your could plug the RJ11 modem cable in to the RJ45 next to it.
This results in the house telephone not working and the modem not connecting.
Unfortunately that was not one I could diagnose remotely for my father so it resulted in the expensive call out from BT.
Yes, very good.
It was the last dam failure in the UK, I think, although the Canal and River Trust nearly changed that in 2019 with the Toddbrook Reservoir!
I have come across Henry Jack in other bits of history of North Wales and he seems to have been a thoroughly unpleasant man.
The North Wales Power and Traction Co. Ltd. has an entertainingly turbulent history of its own. Originally they started out as promoters of a electric railway and are responsible for the "Bridge to nowhere" over the road when you enter Beddgelert from the south.
I do some times, but I try to avoid it as much as possible as the productivity is so much lower.
The startup code is often the bit I work in assembler the most, and for a high reliability systems this is a non-trivial piece of code, but for the rest I write it all in C.
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