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I just call them as I see them. See ***. Elementary teachers only know that after the fact. A small number of generals and Executive Branch politicians had access to U...
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Not much seems to be publicly known about Amdahl.
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Asked what were the secrets of his success, Cray said "Well, we have elves here, and they help me". Cray subsequently showed his visitor a tunnel he had built under his house, explaining that when he reached an impbutte in his computer design, he would retire to the tunnel to dig. "While I'm digging in the tunnel, the elves will often come to me with solutions to my problem", he said.
Knuth plays a pipe organ. Found some good quotes in a BYTE interview; Knuth Comments on Code-September 1996-Bits-Dave Andrews: "Today, humans can create programs that are faster, better, and more reliable using tools that are getting better all the time. ... When I'm writing a program, I approach it as if I were writing a short story. It doesn't take me longer, because the time I spend on organization is more than made up for in time saved debugging. .. With object oriented programs, we have much less of an understanding of how we would ever prove that they don't have bugs. This is a huge gap. If people can understand OOP, they ought to be able to prove that the programs are correct."
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