Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2016 23:55 UTC, submitted by arsipaani
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From Engadget:

The source code for Apollo 11's guidance computer has been available for a while (Google hosted it several years ago, for instance), but would you know how to find it or search through it? As of this week, it's almost ridiculously easy. Former NASA intern Chris Garry has posted the entire Apollo Guidance Computer source code on GitHub, giving you a good peek at the software that took NASA to the Moon. As Reddit users point out, it's clear that the developers had a mighty sense of humor -- line 666 of the lunar landing turns up a "numero mysterioso," and there's even a reference to radio DJ Magnificent Montague's classic "burn, baby, burn."

Yes, it's been available for a while, but any moment to reflect on one of man's greatest technological achievements is a moment worth savouring.

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RE[3]: Comment by tonyyeb
by tonyyeb on Wed 13th Jul 2016 11:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tonyyeb"
tonyyeb
Member since:
2007-12-02

Fair enough, just a thought. Can't believe I was marked down 2 points for posing the question...

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RE[4]: Comment by tonyyeb
by techweenie1 on Wed 13th Jul 2016 14:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tonyyeb"
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2008-10-15

My guess is, you were marked down because it has the marks of Polical Correctness triggering/virtue signaling, which is becoming increasing repulsive, thankfully.

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RE[4]: Comment by tonyyeb
by henderson101 on Wed 13th Jul 2016 14:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tonyyeb"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The problem is, "human" is no better than man... it's practically the Latin equivalent of "man". I didn't vote you down, but I commented because it is just overtly PC propaganda to insist "man" refers only ever to the male of the species.


Etymology
From Middle French humain, from Latin hūmānus ‎(“of or belonging to a man, human, humane”), from homo ‎(“man, human”). Spelling human has been predominant since the early 18th century

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RE[5]: Comment by tonyyeb
by tonyyeb on Wed 13th Jul 2016 14:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by tonyyeb"
tonyyeb Member since:
2007-12-02

Thanks for the info, I feel more educated on the subject now ;)

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RE[5]: Comment by tonyyeb
by dionicio on Thu 14th Jul 2016 14:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by tonyyeb"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

"...it's practically the Latin equivalent of..."

Used to think as you, until translation assignments at school started. Not like 'translating' Hex to Binary.

On translating human languages you are 'avatar'-izing alien concepts. Translating is a performing art.

Advanced translators doesn't stand by their dictionaries.

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