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Jim Hague
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Unsuccessfully batting entropy since 1961
Unsuccessfully batting entropy since 1961

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OK, so I like AsciiDoc. And didn't know it's supported by GitHub (via AsciiDoctor). Use extension .asciidoc or .adoc. I was about to write a README.md for a project to be shared on GitHub. It will now be a README.adoc.

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I am greatly enjoying Classic Programmer Paintings. Thanks, Russel, for a couple of retweets.

http://classicprogrammerpaintings.tumblr.com/

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Barge landing success!

It really takes me back, watching a rocket launch live. Can't help remembering all those Apollo launches in the '70s. 

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2016/04/08/spacex-falcon9-rocket-launch-cape-canaveral-to-international-space-station-nasa-live-video-updates/82801742/

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Getting to grips with MacOS. Oh, goody. It can do virtual desktops. Now, how can I move a window to another desktop?

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18757 says:
Place the pointer over the window’s title bar. Hold down the trackpad or mouse button, then press the Control key and the Right or Left arrow key.

Figuring out I could use the right-hand control key has turned this from near-impossible to merely clumsy. Guess I'm too habituated to the KDE right click on window bar, select desktop.

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Much good sense from Walter Bright. Says someone who remembers using the Zorland C compiler, a great piece of work.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSuH9u0kvhU

The Enterprise Software version of the Waiter's Friend.

(I've not come across Rob Higgs before. Cool stuff, well worth a Google.)

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Verity's back!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/13/stob_remember_the_monoids/

And no, the James Hague she mentions isn't me.

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Hmm. IANAE, but looks plausible. Any other old farts reminded of the DES 56bit key theories?

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/haldermanheninger/how-is-nsa-breaking-so-much-crypto/
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