Sun, 18 Dec 2005

1997 Wants Its Magazine Section Back

tired: An “expert” complaining about the accuracy of a Wikipedia article in a blog entry.

wired: That same “expert” taking the opportunity to fix the inaccuracy himself/herself on the Wikipedia page, or raising the issue in the entry’s “talk” page.

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The Magic Word:
The two elements in water are hydrogen and ______

The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants;
instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the
variable PI can be given that value with a DATA statement and used instead
of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the
program, should the value of pi change.
— FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers