Empire and D are in the news

Basile B. b2.temp at gmx.com
Fri Oct 22 13:21:05 UTC 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 22:47:50 UTC, max haughton wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 20:33:50 UTC, Walter Bright 
> wrote:
>> On 10/20/2021 9:13 AM, Basile B. wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 13:01:21 UTC, Walter Bright 
>>> wrote:
>>>> _"Eventually, my clandestine activities were discovered and 
>>>> the computer division demanded that I be reprimanded"_
>>> very cool anecdote.
>> Having upper management go to bat for me against bureaucratic 
>> fiefdoms was very gratifying.
> I mentioned this anecdote to a friend of mine who is aiming to 
> work in aerospace, he didn't actually believe me. Totally 
> unimaginable today with all these finite element solvers 
> available that run really fast on commodity hardware, although 
> I think the art/intuition of sitting down and actually doing 
> the maths on some mechanical component might be going the way 
> of the dodo.

it's not about the domain, it's more about when this happened, 
e.g the 80's
It's totally an [Halt and Catch 
Fire](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halt_and_Catch_Fire_(TV_series)) story.

the guy has gained access to the mainframe to perform his 
computations... it's basically too good.

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