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Re: Fortune Cookies

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Lady Luck brings added income today.  Lady friend takes it away tonight.
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Great one Dizzy :mrgreen: ROFL!
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Edit to add this next one, I couldn't resist :)

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This one's terrible :shock: , as some fortunes are, but still very fun :lol:

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A particularly random and pointless one, which is exactly why I thought it was so funny :mrgreen:

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Ever wondered about the origins of the term "bugs" as applied to computer
technology? U.S. Navy Capt. Grace Murray Hopper has firsthand explanation.
The 74-year-old captain, who is still on active duty, was a pioneer in
computer technology during World War II. At the C.W. Post Center of Long
Island University, Hopper told a group of Long Island public school adminis-
trators that the first computer "bug" was a real bug--a moth. At Harvard
one August night in 1945, Hopper and her associates were working on the
"granddaddy" of modern computers, the Mark I. "Things were going badly;
there was something wrong in one of the circuits of the long glass-enclosed
computer," she said. "Finally, someone located the trouble spot and, using
ordinary tweezers, removed the problem, a two-inch moth. From then on, when
anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it." Hopper
said that when the veracity of her story was questioned recently, "I referred
them to my 1945 log book, now in the collection of the Naval Surface Weapons
Center, and they found the remains of that moth taped to the page in
question."

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Fantasitc anecdote Tricky, thanks for sharing :mrgreen: . Now we know where the term 'bug' comes from ;)
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Ha, yes I'd heard the story, but had no idea the actual 'bug' still existed! :D
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Actual proof (which I always demand in these "anecdotes") from Wikipedia (yes, cited).

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Selezen wrote:Actual proof (which I always demand in these "anecdotes") from Wikipedia (yes, cited).
"First actual case of bug being found" suggests to me that "bug" was in use as jargon before that point. (Or that the logbook was edited some time later)

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I also remember the story differently. Apparently it was the early days and a punched tape was in use. Some kind of 'Bug' (so does possibly point to the USA) managed to get quashed onto the tape during production and when the programme was fed into the machine it was ofcourse misintretpreted.

Wiki also has this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_bug

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Well, I for one am quite happy to accept the moth as the original 'bug'. I'd hate to think it gave it's life in vain - let it keep its place in History!
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Wise words from the pointy eared one...
Those who hate and fight must stop themselves -- otherwise it is not stopped.
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Re: Fortune Cookies

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The Wikipedia article on Grace Hopper (the programmer who found the moth) does state that the concept of finding bugs in code was already in existence and that she is credited with popularising it.

So everybody's right.

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