Doest though know the ropes? Then art thou SPRAT-certified?

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certifies all three levels of Rope Access Technician. The organization has spiffy logo: Rope access technicians are technicians who hang off or on ropes, on purpose, for reasons other than burglary, generally involving buildings, monuments, and such. You might wonder who maintains and manages the Certification Requirements […]

Grace Murray Hopper interviewed

Grace Murray Hopper, computer pioneer (and by many accounts the person who coined the term “bug” in relation to computers), interviewed by David Letterman in 1986, not very long after she retired from the US Navy: (Thanks to investigator Anusree Banerjee for bringing this to our attention.) UPDATE: The video has been yanked from YouTube. […]