What's new with you?
Oh, I'm working on slides for a talk.
Another one? You give more talks than just about anyone I know.
It comes in bursts.
Yeah, I guess I had a time when I was speaking every month or two.
I kept revising the same slides. I was sick of them by the time I was
Well, that's my blessing and curse -- I only give the same talk once
every several months. I cycle through topics.
Hunh. You're like a professor talking about all the work his grad
students have done, except that there's only one grad student involved.
Something like that.
Ha! And another detailed description of the character's main meal.
Yeah, he Modesitt does do that, doesn't he?
It's like an obsession. He must have read a series of books that really
bothered him, once upon a time, in which none of the characters ever ate
or used the facilities. So now he makes a point of describing all the
Oh, it's not so bad as all that.
No? I just think it's funny that I flipped to a page arbitrarily, and
that's what I found.
So which of you wants to be the first subject for this user study?
Too late. Jason just volunteered you.
Have you actually ever been to Moscow?
That is the Moscow subway on your shirt, right? Look, the zoo!
It is, but I got it from my dad.
Ah. Well, it's a wonderful city.
The language of this standard is so broken! At least there
aren't any implementations of this part.
Yes, there are. There's ATLAS.
It's not a complete implementation.
I think it is. And Intel has one, too.
Really? And they didn't complain?
I'm sure they have one. I caught a bug in one of the routines a
Huh. I remember that.
Are you sure those are complete implementations?
Pretty sure. Besides, there's a reference implementation.
I'm sure there's not.
I'm sure there is. Check Netlib.
Oh. There it is. That's too bad; we'll never get the standard fixed,
Do you think I should bring her cookies? What's your favorite dessert that I've made?
I've only had the cookies.
Cookies are always good, though.
Do you think she would like cookies?
I think so. I mean, I have trouble wrapping my mind around the idea of someone who doesn't
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