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Jim Cromie
April 25, 2016 22:36
Re: The Great Pumpkin
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hmm. are we focused on the right thing here?

"*Moore's law*" is the observation that, over the history of computing
hardware, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit has
doubled approximately every two years.

what we want is not years of servitude, heroic efforts,
or preternatural stamina, but regular releases and a smooth process.

From the record, it seems that has been largely achieved,
through the aforementioned virtues of the former pumpkings and committers.

Kudos from the cheap seats.
(Im looking for an un-committer pun here...
Oh well, laziness is a virtue too ;)

pumpking will never be easy,
but judging from the past 6 years,
its no longer the deep voodoo magic it once was.

What process refinements will bring the next
productivity improvements ?
(besides cutting wages and layoffs)

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 3:05 PM, Georg Moritz <> wrote:

> From the keyboard of Ricardo Signes [24.04.16,08:00]:
> * Jesse Vincent <> [2011-10-31T18:28:09]
>>> Two years ago today, I picked up the patch pumpkin.  It feels like
>>> a lifetime ago.
>> Jesse held the pumpkin for two years.  I have squared that, to four.  The
>> tradition established, the next pumpking will do the job for sixteen
>> years.
> Since 2 is the only number $x for which $x * $x == $x * 2 == $x << 1
> there is an ambiguity which I wish was resolved favouring the lower end.
> This would give us 5 pumpkings in 248 years instead of just 2 in 272.
> Which, I firmly believe, wouldn't put us into such a hurry on our path to
> immortality. Left-shift by one would be good enough in these times...
> venceremos
> 0--gg-
> --
> _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
>                               /\_¯/(q    /
> ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
> ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}

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