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JVISOSKY000
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Re: NINDY and BIMBO
JVISOSKY000   3/19/2014 1:45:59 PM
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Many years ago I worked on a firmware project that took a long time to cross-compile.  So between builds, we'd just make lots of patches.

But management didn't like the sound of 'patch', so when they were around we would refer to them as Program Attribute Transient Corrective Hybridizations (i.e. PATCHes).

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Re: Banana berries
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 12:02:33 PM
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@David Brown: It is a wonderful source of useless information...

As am I LOL

Thanks for the info -- what this really goes to show is that our classifications of things like "fruits" and "herbs" and "vegatables" are all a bit fluffy around the edges.

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Re: Banana berries
David Brown   3/19/2014 11:58:55 AM
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Raspberries are aggregates of drupelets (i.e., a bunch of small fruits, each containing a stone or pip).  Strawberries are aggregate accessory fruits (i.e., the "fruit" is not from the normal fruit part of the plant).  Wikipedia has all the details if you are /really/ interested.


I recommend having a look at the Quite Interesting website (qi.com), and watching the TV series if you can get it where you live.  It is a wonderful source of useless information, and very entertaining.

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Re: Back to the......
antedeluvian   3/19/2014 9:33:18 AM
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Max

I don't think they even went -- I've certainly never seen them there.

ROTFL

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Re: Banana berries
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 9:32:35 AM
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@David Brown: ...unlike strawberries and raspberries, which are not actually berries...

Don't leave us hanging -- what are they -- legumes?

 

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Re: Back to the......
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 9:30:35 AM
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@antedeluvian: ...maybe they even came back from the future!

I don't think they even went -- I've certainly never seen them there.

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Banana berries
David Brown   3/19/2014 5:23:37 AM
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Some more useless trivia about bananas (it's amazing what you can learn from the QI TV show)...

Not only are bananas herbs, but they are also berries (unlike strawberries and raspberries, which are not actually berries).

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not quite the same thing...
liverdonor   3/18/2014 7:29:46 PM
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...but in a similar vein -  back in the early '80s, I worked for a company that built business equipment, specifically financial document printers.

One of their printers encoded checks with the magnetic ink necessary for proper document handling in those days (it's still around), called the MICR-1.

It was programmable in a simple symbolic language that one of the management referred to, disparaginly, as a "MICR-Mouse language." Unfortunately, it stuck - we programmed the interfaces in "MICR-Mouse" for the rest of the time I was there.

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Re: Back to the......
antedeluvian   3/18/2014 6:30:58 PM
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Rcurl
 
 
Here's an image of one of the circuit boards from an Imax sound system
 

I went for a job interview at Imax about 25 years ago. The camera PCBs were hand made in someone's garage, IIRC. No silk screen, no solder mask and yet they had been into space and up Everest.

 

They've come a long way- maybe they even came back from the future!

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Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 6:09:13 PM
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@Betajet: Not "packed", but ready to wash and wear.

You know that everyone is going to be looking out for you now -- right? Maybe you'll get mistaken for me LOL

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