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In the late 80's I worked as a software consultant at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. One of my projects was doing the cockpit heads-up display for an F-16 simulator. The "window scenery" was based upon a camera that flew along a scale model of terrain that was around 25 feet tall and over 200 feet long. The best part was the cockpit itself. It was mounted on a huge gimbaled arm that could pitch, yaw, and roll to match the pilot's control inputs.
Unfortunately I never got to fly the simulator. This was probably a good thing, as I would have almost certainly tossed my cookies after a barrel roll or two.
Yeah, I thought the same thing, but the contest was something like based on 120 character lines and the .txt file that shows the code is just a representation of the code that is in the 8-bit code file so I think the .txt one is formatted nicer and that's why it doesn't look like only 10 lines. I was confused about that too.
I was speaking to a teacher at our local primary school today and she's giving the kids a rest week this week. No homework, extra time at recess, chill week all around. Usually it would be March break here but The Powers That Be have decided to postpone it till April to... I honestly don't know.
Everyone around me seem to be getting through OK. Day by day, keep to yourselves, heads down, get the work done type thing. But everyone's also a little tired and frayed.
I'm just wondering how the experience is across the pond and down south. Everyone OK or things starting to fray at the seams a little?
My main complaint is that I am unsuited to "working from home", so this has been a rather unproductive year.
My wife has been able to stave off cabin fever by getting out and hiking. I can't imagine being cooped up in the Great White North.
(We did visit some snow a couple of times this winter. Arizona is quite diverse)
Our kid has been unaffected; he never leaves his lair anyway.
<regional australia=""> What be this pandemic thingy? They lock down the capital cities, close the borders and we see almost no effect except there are no international tourists in the tourist traps. Port Douglas - all the resorts are full, can't hire a car in Cairns. Tis really weird!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
I was talking with a couple of mates back home last night and they are pretty relaxed about the whole thing too.
Have a word with ScoMo for me, will ya, and see if we can't get things sorted out a little quicker. I'm out of vegemite and I'm cold. Surely that's grounds for immediate evacuation on compassionate grounds?
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