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  •  Didn't Compute! used to publish checksums (1+ / 0-)
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    on each line of code so you could tell whether you'd entered it correctly before you went on to input the whole page? Or was that just the machine language programs? I remember checksums on each line of some magazine's programs...

    The GOP: Fighting to make government small enough to stuff up a woman's vagina for 40 years.

    by jayjaybear on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:26:16 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, they had a great checksum program... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...and if you missed the issue they published it in, you were out of luck 'cos they never reprinted it.  You had to hope they had a back issue somewhere of it if you could actually fund out which issue had the checksum program.  That was extremely obnoxious of them.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:35:40 PM PDT

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      •  Heh...I must have been lucky, then. I know those (1+ / 0-)
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        checksums saved me from a complete nervous breakdown multiple times.

        The GOP: Fighting to make government small enough to stuff up a woman's vagina for 40 years.

        by jayjaybear on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:38:07 PM PDT

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