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Clearly! #

by why in cult

Bram Cohen: Clearly, digital computers test great. In application however, they have a ton of challenges.

A guy who’s into business trends versus a guy who’s into logic puzzles. Gee, I wonder who is better equipped for this!!

said on 01 Feb 2007 at 17:31


said on 01 Feb 2007 at 22:20

Oh snap. I agree with one of the commenters: Mark Cuban is a douche (or, at the very least he comes off as one). Much love for Cohen. Plus, that reminds me, I really should use ParkPlace more.

said on 02 Feb 2007 at 02:46

Move along, nothing to see here.

said on 02 Feb 2007 at 13:08

Yeah, digital computers are never going to go anywhere, trust me.

said on 02 Feb 2007 at 15:23

The biggest problem with digital computers is you lose all the inbetween data. It’s kinda like cds vs albums. If you haven’t run your Ruby on an analog machine, you don’t know what your missing. The digital version is really flat. One great thing about digital, is that you never have to change the cpu needle. If you’ve every had to change a cpu needle, you know it’s a huge PITA .

said on 02 Feb 2007 at 18:39

I think the more frustrating part is changing the valves when they burn out, simply because it’s so frequent. You’re like halfway through your mega cool Ruby script and next thing you know it’s a kernel panic and you’ve got to find the bad valve, replace it, and then wait for the reboot only to find out that the valve you replaced it with was the one you dropped when it fell out of the box last week and broke the fillament without realizing.

Only a notch above series-wired christmas lights, IMO.

said on 04 Feb 2007 at 02:23
said on 05 Feb 2007 at 20:35

Heh, I just got inspired to work on a steampunk Ruby computation engine in Second Life.

Also, first RoSL meeting of 2007 this Wed. (end shameless plug)

said on 06 Feb 2007 at 14:14

For debugging, though, it’s so nice to be able to hold your finger on the disk and slow down the whole system temporarily.

11 Jul 2010 at 20:41

* do fancy stuff in your comment.