Re: [midatlanticretro] Von Neumann synchronicity
- Quoting mejeep_ferret <mejeep@...>:
> I commented to my dad how the fortune cookie seems more relevant to myVon Neumann was also known to be something of a party animal. Between
> than any horoscope. Here's today's example.
> In comp.risks: a fellow chronicles a security leak in the system for
> registering news items:
> > This would be Just Another Buggy Web site,
> > but there's one final detailthat elevates this incident
> > to a classic: the distinguished lecturer is
> > Peter Neumann...
> Perhaps he's not related to Von Neumann but my favorite web site
> http://www.herdthinners.com/ did enough of a string match:
> Today's Fortune Cookie:
> Von Neumann was the subject of many dotty professor stories. Von
> Neumann supposedly had the habit of simply writing answers to homework
> assignments on the board (the method of solution being, of course,
> obvious) when he was asked how to solve problems. One time one of his
> students tried to get more helpful information by asking if there was
> another way to solve the problem. Von Neumann looked blank for a
> moment, thought, and then answered, "Yes.".
partying and research, he didn't have time for mere students.
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