Wallace, James & Jim Erickson, 1992, Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire. NY, John Wiley, 81-82.
“. . . Gates soon faced a problem that could not be solved with his programming wizardry. Harvard officials had found out that he and Allen had been making extensive use the university’s PDP-10 to develop a commercial product. The officials were not pleased.
“. . . even though Harvard now had possession of the PDP-10, the military strings had…Continue
Two girders show up in our explanations: One view is adamant - each of us is the outcome from an uncompromising environment. Further, differences between any two of us are irrelevant, accidental noise that must be suppressed if it cannot be ignored. The second view, equally stubborn, recognizes that every living organism chooses and modifies its environment. True for coral, worms, crickets, spiders, and your children. It is also more true for conservatives than for liberals. Parents raise a…Continue
1) John Boehner supports Obama’s plans but won’t “whip” GOP House members for their votes. This is seen as an opportunity for conservative skeptics such as Rand Paul. (Many House Democrats are also skeptical. Additional problem – no one trusts John Boehner.)
2) Obama wants – but claims not to need – approval from both chambers of the Congress.
3) The Russians trusted Hillary’s information about Libya and discovered that she lied. They resist being deceived a…Continue
“The military trial of US army officer Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 people at an army post in Texas state, has begun.
“Hasan made his opening statement on Tuesday and is representing himself in court. He has admitted that he was the shooter in the attack carried out on November 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, one of the worst mass shootings in US history.
“‘Witnesses will testify that war is an ugly thing. Death, destruction and devastation are felt from both sides, from…Continue