* Posts by Jack A. Lope

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Don't be a turkey: Help Linus Torvalds finish Linux 4.14 before it ruins Thanksgiving

Jack A. Lope

Thanksgiving on Thursday this year

Actually, in the US Thanksgiving falls on Thursday every year, specifically the fourth Thursday of November. It is a reliable four-day weekend for many people but not everybody. Since Simon works in Vulture South and probably is unfamiliar with American holidays, I will give him a pass on this.

Why is it that geeks' favourite enemies are... other geeks?

Jack A. Lope

RPN versus algebraic

In the years before personal computers when pocket calculators were displacing slide rules, the big divide was between the users of calculators with Reverse Polish Notation (HP, a few others) and users of calculators with algebraic notation (TI, most others).

I agree that these sorts of schisms seem to be human nature.