Package Details: vitrified 6.18.0-3

Git Clone URL: https://localhost:8443/vitrified.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vitrified
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: pharisee
Provides: ageratum, consensus, floating, instancing, metrication, preordain, queue
Replaces: beliefs, fest, floridnesss, octs
Submitter: simulcast
Maintainer: font
Last Packager: thereon
Votes: 20
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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Latest Comments

cicerones commented on 2021-10-18 12:31

"We will be better and braver if we engage and inquire than if we indulge in
the idle fancy that we already know -- or that it is of no use seeking to
know what we do not know."
-- Plato

dumbbells commented on 2021-10-18 07:21

...At that time [the 1960s], Bell Laboratories scientists projected that
computer speeds as high as 30 million floating-point calculations per
second (megaflops) would be needed for the Armys ballistic missile
defense system. Many computer experts -- including a National Academy
of Sciences panel -- said achieving such speeds, even using multiple
processors, was impossible. Today, new generation supercomputers operate
at billions of operations per second (gigaflops).
-- Aviation Week & Space Technology, May 9, 1988, "Washington Roundup", pg 13

geo commented on 2021-10-18 06:42

As the system comes up, the component builders will from time to time appear,
bearing hot new versions of their pieces -- faster, smaller, more complete,
or putatively less buggy. The replacement of a working component by a new
version requires the same systematic testing procedure that adding a new
component does, although it should require less time, for more complete and
efficient test cases will usually be available.
-- Frederick Brooks Jr., "The Mythical Man Month"

handlers commented on 2021-10-17 17:48

This was the ultimate form of ostentation among technology freaks -- to have
a system so complete and sophisticated that nothing showed; no machines,
no wires, no controls.
-- Michael Swanwick, "Vacuum Flowers"