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William Hupy
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semaphore

Postby William Hupy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:04 am

I love that this word was not discarded from an era when long distance meant using flags for signals. It is still used in computer science today. Even more precious is that it comes from the Greek for signal bearer.
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Re: semaphore

Postby Slava » Fri May 29, 2015 9:54 pm

Just being weird here, but what's a sema for? Is it related to a meta?
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