Faraday cages ( was Re: staticy plastic tubs )

Michael B. Brutman mbbrutman-cctalk at brutman.com
Sat Oct 21 18:31:00 CDT 2006

Fred Cisin wrote:
> A simple "Sieve of Erastothanes" benchmark ran faster in 5150 interpreted
> BASIC than it did with Microsoft's original PC FORTRAN compiler.

Good example, but is that an architectural problem with the machine or a 
comment on how bad the FORTRAN compiler was?

I think for that to happen on a PC, the compiler must be seriously 
broken.  As in, it should not have been released.

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