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News Researchers discover real-world Halt and Catch Fire

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 14 Dec 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Active Member

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    Is it HCF or HFC?
    You mention both:
    • Lede: HFC
    • First paragraph: HCF
    • Second paragraph: HFC and HCF
     
  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Poor Gareth is finally losing it...
     
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  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    HCF - it's been a long, *long* week! (HFC is a thing, but hydrofluorocarbon isn't relevant to the article!)

    EDIT: There, both HFC typos fixed.
    I lost it a long time ago, unfortunately. If you find it, do let me know!
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Did you ever have it to lose?
     
  6. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Active Member

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    He still has it RedFlames, he still has it.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    He can't both 'still have it' and have 'lost it a long time ago'.
     
  8. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Active Member

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    He's under the impression he has lost it, but we know he's still got it.
     
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  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I think you'll find it at the bottom of the glass that took you over the one-too-many-for-lunchtime line G. :)
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I have to confess, the glass on the desk next to me was previously a container for a generous whisky-and-ginger - but I'd like to point out that was after I'd written the day's articles!
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    You have to watch that ginger, powerful stuff.
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The discovery just sets the bar for the next 10 update.
     
  13. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    My favourite HCF was back in the days where a 'hard disc' was a stack of platters in a washing-machine sized unit. The platters were big and heavy with a good amount of angular momentum when spun up, and the read-write arms were similarly hefty. Repeatedly read from the innermost cylinder, then the outermost cylinder, back and forth, as fast as the arm will go. The whole unit starts to rock back and forth, then 'walk' across the room on its corners as gyroscopic precession adds tilt and rotation to that rocking motion.
     
  14. jb0

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    They don't make 'em like that anymore.
     
  15. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    It was trying to sneak up on him. ;)
     
  16. Arthur

    Arthur Comment is over there ----->

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    Lucky you wasn't hungry as well or it might have been KFC...
     
  17. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    charging a fictionalised version of the early history of personal computer,
    Perhaps should be charting?
     
  18. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Reminds me of the Stuxnet attack on Iran's uranium enrichment centrifuges.
     
  19. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Indeed it should - I'll go fix, ta!
     
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