August 22nd, 2001


day is done...

I'm going to bed now. The looks I got from peole when they *realized* what my BSoD shirt was hilarious. Math was outstanding today, vectors don't really look that hard. So far. Microsoft class will prolly actually be fun. And I've made it through two days. I'm just in a good mood all the way around, and nothing is gonna spoil this one.

So now I'm gonna sleep at a reasonable hour. *gasp* See you all in the morning.
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o/~ I got a groovy little knapsack
just like everybody else here
And if I decide to skip a class
I go and blow my student loan on beer!
and my english course is easy
my prof is very impressed
I buy every one of my essays
And Cole's Notes gets me through the test
So now I'm sitting in sub
With the coffee
Wondering what will become of me
beacause there will come a date
when I graduate
I have to debate
my eventual fate
but I'll be calm
yeah, I'll be cool
I'll take Dad's advice
and go to law school o/~ Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, An Ode to Higher Education. And that's the way it really is in college...

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a good enough reason to upgrade?

From my assembler homework:

1.9) Let's suppose we have a 40-year-old computer that has an instruction execution rate of one thousand instructions per second. How long would it take in days, hours, and minutes to execute the same
number of instructions you derived for the 500 MHz machine? [It worked out to 30 billion instructions a minute.]

1.9) This computer only runs at one instruction per millisecond, which is a thousand microseconds. Thus it is only getting sixty thousand instructions out in the time it would take our other computer to do thirty billion.

Thus, for our forty year old computer to get thirty billion instructions done, it is necesary for it to take 500,000 minutes.

There are 60 minutes in an hour. It would take 8333 1/3 hours to do those instructions.

There are 24 hours in a day. It would take 347.2 days to do all those instructions on our forty year old computer.

So, assuming you started at midnight of a new non leap year, and just kept running, at 5:20 AM on December 13th, your old computer will have processed thirty billion calculations. I'd say that's a good enough reason to upgrade.
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