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Lame qn but does the name Albert Jay Nock have anything to do with 'Nock'?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Jay_Nock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_at_the_Palaz_of_Hoon

Four-letter names that haven't been overexposed are hard to find. But four letters fits in a 32-bit direct atom, so the attraction is pretty irresistible.

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Nothing to do with Frank Key's absurdist narrative "Ascent of the Mountain at Hoon", then? http://hootingyard.org/archives/9019

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Nice! Thought so.

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> But four letters fits in a 32-bit direct atom, so the attraction is pretty irresistible.

Reminds me of how ITS limited filenames to six letters per component, because they used six bits per character and six times six is thirty-six bits, or one machine word.

To this day, HAKMEM ('Hacks Memo') is still called that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAKMEM

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