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Old 05-28-2011, 04:31 AM   #31
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Punctuated Equilibrium? I barely ran into that doing evolutionary anthropology. Then again, my lecturers were of the phyletic gradualism school, maybe if they were into punctuated equilibrium we would have heard more about it.
I've been referring to Richard Goldschmidt, he of 'hopeful monsters' and he (although an evolutionist) blows them both out of the water.

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I'll take the boring pintless and stupid warning, I'll take it under advisment. Voltaire is a satirical polemicist, so I can se where an overview of one of his plays could sound pretty awful. If its as bad as advertised, I'll drop it and read something else. Thats if I can find a copy of Candide in the library, I dont like reading non-technical documents from a scree. n

Candide was so bad they all thought they could do better, I gather. There was a French play 'Le Misanthrope' and bits of that were genuinely funny.

Thats true, every project has somebodys head on the chopping block (that is the image I get after Voltaire has been discussed LOL). With 'desktop' computers it seems that sometimes the blowtorch is aimed at the motherboard (etc.) of the user! Its worst when the company is under pressure- intel is particularly bad there, with a litany of overheating and unreliable CPUs, but almost everyone in x86 CPUs or GPUs has done it- Intel, AMD, Cyrix, 3DFX, nVidia, ATI......
Yet some of those cpus/gpus just needed installation by a careful techie. . . but they had been fired :-/. This one is gone back to school.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:40 PM   #32
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I've been referring to Richard Goldschmidt, he of 'hopeful monsters' and he (although an evolutionist) blows them both out of the water.
I really should look into Goldschmidt some more...

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Yet some of those cpus/gpus just needed installation by a careful techie. . . but they had been fired :-/. This one is gone back to school.
LOL, sometimes IF the techie knew about problems they were avoidable (getting bigger/better heatsinks, making sure that the case had good airflow, etc.). Not in all cases though....I still laugh about the initial 'Intel Pentium 3 1.13GHz' release.
 
  


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