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Even Older Man Yells At Whippersnappers


On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:50 pm, Steve D'Aprano wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:12 pm, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> 
>> Grant Edwards wrote:
>>> Alternatively, you should design an instruction set and implement it
>>> using microcode and AM2900 bit-slice processors.
>> 
>> AMD2900? That's cheating! You should design and build your
>> own logic gates. After refining the silicon to make the
>> transistors first, of course.
> 
> Silicon? You had it easy.
> 
> In my day all we had was hydrogen and helium, we had to make our own silicon
> using fusion.

Of course, when I say all we had was hydrogen and helium, I mean we had to make
it first from a quark/gluon plasma. Won't catch us using somebody else's
substandard silicon. Probably use the wrong electron charge and all.

Of course you don't get quark/gluon plasma like that any more. You can't get the
magnetic monopoles.




-- 
Steve
?Cheer up,? they said, ?things could be worse.? So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.