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kottke
    Fibonacci sequence hidden in ordinary division problem [kottke.org] If you divide 1 by 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,998,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 (that's 999 quattuordecillion btw), the Fibonacci sequence neatly pops out. MATH FTW!
    prometheus
      @johngordon we have enough problems to solve. we don't motivate enough creativity outside of a few narrow concerns.
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        @rabryst on reading first sentence: if 5 years old and still fit to post, it must have been prescient on reading last sentence: of course its not stale..our childhoods are our future.
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          @rabryst on reading first sentence: if 5 years old and still fit to post, it must have been prescient on reading last sentence: of course its not stale..our childhoods are our future.
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            @sham Thats sad news, Sham, sorry to hear it.
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              @whoisashygirl @joanna agreeing with all up-thread ...I don't even have a TV, or cable. Relationship depictions on TV only work because the writers can assume audience already has 99% of the script wired into their own behavior. Skimping on reality.
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                @duerig @johngordon these industries produce goods for the 95%. Unless dystribution of wealth trends stop heading toward a consumer class that barely has money for food and fuel, industrial survivors will be super-efficient...probably giant.
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                  @keita interesting. Probably some very old code buried in the bowels of printf()...uh, whose printf is it?
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                    @jnm And then she said "Developer Ken, why don't you head up our help desk?"
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                      @johngordon used book store near you? We just lost one in Ithaca and have only one independent book store left...that in a town with two colleges. A sad state. We all bought shares when the last store with new books [www.buffalostreetbooks.com] said "co-op or collapse?"
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                        @redqueencoder its not TOO sexy but it is not as caffeinated and business like as others.
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                          @whoisashygirl Here's a shoulder, go ahead.
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                            @johngordon one of the small pleasures of an old techy: playing James Burke in your own currated junk yard of obscure connections.
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                              @johngordon and yet...if you select "Digital Music" in your Amazon shopping app and type "cristo" it completes as "cristofori's dream"...a wan kind of fame, watered down more than the 15 minutes Warhol promised but more enduring.
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                                @jessicadennis I got a job at the card-deck submission counter for the BU computer center [IBM 360, batch, fortran...ancient] and no such thing as help desks existed by that name...so I was it. Did not increase my expectations about educated folk.
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                                  @0xmf some mirrors are safer to look at than others?
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                                    @hybotics my kids made me do it. so i opened an email account I never use and which has no address book or other identifying info. established FB using the email. I have not read it in for ever so I don't care what FB has divulged about it.