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Old 07-16-2019, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Computer password inventor dies aged 93

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Computer pioneer Fernando Corbato, who first used passwords to protect user accounts, has died aged 93.
Dr Corbato introduced the basic security measure while developing methods that let more people use a computer at the same time.
He developed a technique, called time-sharing, that divided up the processing power of a computer so it could serve more than one person at once.
Dr Corbato reportedly died as a result of complications caused by diabetes.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48988091
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #2
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Never heard of for "Corbató's Law" before, but it's clearly a true statement:
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The number of lines of code a programmer can write in a fixed period of time is the same, independent of the language used.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:07 AM   #3
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The number of lines of code a programmer can write in a fixed period of time is the same, independent of the language used.
True, but the amount of work one line can do can vary wildly nowadays between languages...

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Old 07-17-2019, 03:14 PM   #4
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 Never heard of for "Corbató's Law" before, but it's clearly a true statement:
Does this include lines of comments?
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:24 PM   #5
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 Does this include lines of comments?
Comments... what is that?
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