Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2011 00:28 UTC
General Unix Twitter is currently buzzing about the death of Dennis Ritchie, the visionary creator of UNIX and C, among other things. We hope it's just a false rumor. Story developing, we will be updating. Update: Unfortunately, it seems to be confirmed. Rob Pike, co-creator of the Plan 9 and Inferno OSes, who has worked with Ritchie in the past, and he's currently working for Google's GO language, posted this.
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RE[3]: horrible to hear
by zima on Thu 13th Oct 2011 02:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: horrible to hear"
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Well I don't know about Steve Jobs, but Dennis Ritchie (also a mathematician, after all) would possibly reprimand us for that one ;) (probability of unrelated events, birthday paradox, and such)

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