Bat Bomb

Bat bombs were an experimental World War II weapon developed by the United States. The bomb consisted of a bomb-shaped casing with numerous compartments, each containing a Mexican Free-tailed Bat with a small timed incendiary bomb attached.
Carlsbad_AAF_Fire_after_Bat_Bomb_Accident
Errant bats from the experimental Bat Bomb set the Carlsbad Army Airfield Auxiliary Air Base, New Mexico on fire.

Erfolgreicher als die Acoustic Kitty der CIA.

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Loudest band in the world

Deep Purple held the record and were recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the "globe's loudest band" when in a concert at the London Rainbow Theatre their sound reached 117 dB. Three of their audience members were rendered unconscious.

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Crocodile Skins

Nette Musik.

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APL

In 1975 aufgenommenes Tutorial für die Programmiersprache APL (A Programming Language), Vorgänger von K und J.


Code per Stift zu annotieren, wie bei 18:00, hat einen gewissen Charme.

APL versuchte, die effiziente mathematische ℕotation in Programmiersprachen abzubilden und zu erweitern. Da die dafür notwendigen griechischen Zeichen zwar einfach gemalt werden konnten, aber nicht auf herkömmlichen Tastaturen zu finden waren, wurden für APL neue Tastaturen gebaut. Dank ASCII, 1968 von Lyndon B. Johnson als Standardcodierung für U.S.-Rechner angeordnet, gerieten mathematische Sonderzeichen auf Tastaturen jedoch bald in Vergessenheit.

Wer dem Tutorial folgen will: TryAPL

The following expression finds all prime numbers from 1 to R.

(~R∊R∘.×R)/R←1↓ιR

Creating a simple HTML page using APL

War Pigs

War pigs are pigs reported to have been used in ancient warfare, mostly as a countermeasure against war elephants.

In the first century BC, Lucretius mused that early humans may have attempted to launch wild beasts, such as lions or "savage boars," against the enemy, but with catastrophic results.

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