I am interested in sentence or rhyme mnemonics for interesting sequences.
King Phillip came over for good soup.
for: Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species
or: Toronto girls can flirt and only quit to chase dwarves.
for: Talc Gypsum Calcite Flurite Appetite Orthoclase Quartz Topaz Corumdum
I recall that a few of these were submitted to net.jokes some time ago, but
I would like to compile a list of them. If you have got a good one, please
mail it to me. I will post a complete list to the net in a few weeks.
Thanks in advance,
Marc Majka [ubc-vision!majka]
Bad boys rape our young girls, but virgins give willingly.
Ken Reek, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bad boys ruin our young girls, but Violet goes willingly.
Only a perfect program or a really messy program never changes.
The perfect ones are few (perhaps cal is perfect), and unfortunately,
the messy ones are common (insert your favorite here).
Gary Perlman BTL MH 5D-105 (201) 582-3624 [ucbvax!]mhb5b!gsp
There are several sources of bit rot:
1) Compiler evolution (How many C programs still have things
like "int foo 3;" in them?)
2) Operating system or other execution environment evolution.
3) Random bit errors in the source or object. (How many times
have you really been able to recover a backup copy of
something that you didn't touch in more than 2 years?)
4) Time bombs, like the infamous clock overflow bug that
crashed a large number of OS/360 systems sometime in the
The major complicating factor is that typically only one person
understood how the original worked and has probably left by the time
that bit rot occurs. Its not clear that she/he still understands
it, even if available for repair.
The only known technique for preventing bit rot is to hermetically
seal the system, preventing the introduction of elements that
promote rot. This is why bit rot is more severe in academic,
research, and program development environments, where the latest
version of everything is always used, than in comercial
environments, where a system gets installed for a purpose and then
just sits there doing that job.
Still a novice at UUCP