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GuyBarry
1054400.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:05 am Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
Evidence found on a Norfolk beach of Raquel Welch frolicking in a fur bikini


Hmm, I didn't put any provision in the rules for off-topic statements. I suppose if they're false, they make no difference to the game.

 
GuyBarry
1054401.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:18 am Reply with quote

Alan Turing designed the Colossus computer to aid in the breaking of the German Enigma codes.

 
Posital
1054406.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:52 am Reply with quote

Ada Lovelace wrote the eponymous programming language that is used by US government.

 
zomgmouse
1054411.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:26 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Ada Lovelace wrote the eponymous programming language that is used by US government.

True. The programming language "Ada" is used in US military operations.

 
GuyBarry
1054412.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:47 am Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
Posital wrote:
Ada Lovelace wrote the eponymous programming language that is used by US government.

True. The programming language "Ada" is used in US military operations.


It's named after her, but she can't possibly have created it. She died in 1852 - nearly 100 years before the invention of the electronic computer!

I'll leave it to Posital to confirm but I think you're out this time.

 
Posital
1054429.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:36 am Reply with quote

The Guy speaks the truth - she didn't write the programming language - it was a team lead by Jean Ichbiah many years after her death who designed it.

Do I get a QI point for briefly suckering ze mouse?

 
GuyBarry
1054435.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:02 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
The Guy speaks the truth - she didn't write the programming language - it was a team lead by Jean Ichbiah many years after her death who designed it.

Do I get a QI point for briefly suckering ze mouse?


You don't get a point but zomgmouse gets knocked out. It's between you and me now (and anyone else who wants to join in of course).

 
GuyBarry
1054436.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:14 am Reply with quote

The first graphical user interface was developed by Apple.

 
Posital
1054437.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:27 am Reply with quote

Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC) invented the mouse - which was then stolen by Apple.

 
GuyBarry
1054439.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:45 am Reply with quote

The first computer network connection could not transmit the letter G.

 
Posital
1054442.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:49 am Reply with quote

Windows XP is still supported.

 
GuyBarry
1054443.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:53 am Reply with quote

The name of the programming language LISP stands for "Lots of Irrelevant Superfluous Parentheses".

 
Posital
1054444.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:03 am Reply with quote

The original DEC-10 was a 32-bit computer.

 
GuyBarry
1054446.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:05 am Reply with quote

http://www.netvalley.com/cgi-bin/intval/net_history.pl?chapter=1

Quote:
The plan was unprecedented: Kleinrock, a pioneering computer science professor at UCLA, and his small group of graduate students hoped to log onto the Stanford computer and try to send it some data.They would start by typing "login," and seeing if the letters appeared on the far-off monitor.

"We set up a telephone connection between us and the guys at SRI...," Kleinrock ... said in an interview: "We typed the L and we asked on the phone,

"Do you see the L?"
"Yes, we see the L," came the response.
"We typed the O, and we asked, "Do you see the O."
"Yes, we see the O."
"Then we typed the G, and the system crashed"...

Yet a revolution had begun"...


Do I win?

 
Posital
1054454.  Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:51 am Reply with quote

Not so fast - I looked at that. Was it the letter g that was the problem - really? I could also not send any other characters.

 

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