[AI] Tech Talk

vishnu ramchandani vishnuhappy at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 18 23:44:32 EDT 2007


Brown paper bag bug: A programming bug that is so
stupid that it makes the programmer want to put a
brown paper bag over his head.

Fossil: The word is used in software to refer to a
misfeature that becomes understandable only in
historical context, as a remnant of times past
retained
so as not to break compatibility.

Did you know? In 1988 Danish Grandmaster Bent Larsen,
regarded as one of the outstanding figures of post-war
chess, lost to Deep Thought in the American Open,
becoming the first GM to lose to a computer in a major tournament.


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