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Weizenbaum examines computers and society - The Tech
I think the computer has from the beginning been a fundamentally conservative force. It has made possible the saving of institutions pretty much as they were, which otherwise might have had to be changed. For example, banking. Superficially, it looks as if banking has been revolutionized by the computer. But only very superficially. Consider that, say 20, 25 years ago, the banks were faced with the fact that the population was growing at a very rapid rate, many more checks would be written than before, and so on. Their response was to bring in the computer. By the way, I helped design the first computer banking system in the United States, for the Bank of America 25 years ago.
computers  programming  business  politics  history  technology  via:jomc 
7 weeks ago by ignatz
nicole's projects
the best art, soylent dick, etc
art  computers 
march 2017 by ignatz
Raytheon 704
the computer that failed and took down the solar telescope at mt wilson
computers  failure  astrononomy 
august 2014 by ignatz
Cache stampede - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cache stampede is a type of cascading failure that can occur when massive parallel computing systems with caching mechanisms come under very high load. This behaviour is sometimes also called dog-piling.
technology  computers  software  caching  failure  wikipedia 
january 2014 by ignatz
Unusual software bug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unusual software bugs are a class of software bugs that are considered exceptionally difficult to understand and repair. There are several kinds, mostly named after scientists who discovered counterintuitive things
via:popular  software  jargon  computers  programming  ha 
april 2011 by ignatz
macbook pro specs
specs on my laptop for future reference
mac  computers  me 
march 2010 by ignatz
Yoga with Melody Biofeedback, Reiki and Yoga with Melody - Healing People and Pets
"The EPFX/QXCI is the first of its kind to use a Double Blind approach. By dealing on a subconscious level, only the system is aware of the thousands of items being tested. Neither the operator nor the client can influence the scan." WAT
failure  doom  psychoceramics  psychiatry  computers  biofeedback  wat 
april 2009 by ignatz
TheQXCI.com - Worldwide EPFX Broker
'The Latin word EPFX/USB (pronounced: ski-o) comes from the Greek meaning "to know."' WAT
failure  psychoceramics  biofeedback  mesmerism  computers  psychiatry  doom 
april 2009 by ignatz
Snowflakes in Hell » Blog Archive » .50 BMG vs. Hard Drives
If you like guns or really hate hard disk drives this video is for you.
guns  computers  video 
march 2009 by ignatz
Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009 | Webdesigner Depot
We’ll be taking a look at the evolution of the interface designs of the major operating systems since the 80’s.
history  design  computers  os  ui  gui  userinterface 
march 2009 by ignatz
What Your Computer Does While You Wait : Gustavo Duarte
This post takes a look at the speed - latency and throughput - of various subsystems in a modern commodity PC, an Intel Core 2 Duo at 3.0GHz.
technology  computers  sysadmin  engineering 
december 2008 by ignatz
IBM Slides
1970s IBM ads; great stuff
advertising  computers  ibm 
july 2008 by ignatz
DDB: DOS Batch File Tutorial
let's all learn the magic of batch files and then stab ourselves in the face and eyes
dos  oldskool  batchfiles  bat  dotbat  no  computers  geek  tech  automation  hell  msdos  pc 
july 2006 by ignatz
Grumpy Old Programmer :: What do Grumpy Old Programmers believe?
I am a grumpy old person who does a little programming, myself.
software  curmudgeons  grump  humor  geek  computers 
august 2005 by ignatz
Famous FORTRAN errors
Myth and reality of old school computing problems
fortran  nasa  software  folklore  computers 
july 2005 by ignatz

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