Being safe on the internet (was Re: Here we go again - ISP DPI, but is it interception?)

Ian Mason ukcrypto at
Tue Aug 10 17:19:23 BST 2010

On 9 Aug 2010, at 19:35, Ian Batten wrote:
> If there's anyone alive that hasn't read the original "real  
> programmers" article, which opens
>> The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the  
>> programming language he (or she)
>> Programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their  
>> jobs done-- they are perfectly happy with a keypunch, a Fortran IV  
>> compiler, and a beer.

It also contains the immortal line:

> Real Programmers do Artificial Intelligence programs in Fortran.

And once that was exactly what I was employed to do. Thus I feel that  
have some justification to consider myself a cut above the rest. :-)


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