Cycles for Nothing

To the tune of “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits

(i want my
i want my
i want my X-MP!)

Now look at them yo-yo’s that’s
the way you do it
You run the fortran on the X-MP
That ain’t hackin’ that’s the way
you do it
Cycles for nothin’, gigabits for free
Now that ain’t hackin’ that’s the way
you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe Monte Carlo on a three-quark
system
Maybe design a little neutron bomb

We gotta install microwave uplinks
Custom fuzzballs for everyone
We gotta link up DDS circuits
BERT and loopback tests to run

See the kid professor with the blue
jeans and the necktie
Yeah buddy that’s his own hair
That kid professor got his Nobel
prize now
That kid professor he’s a millionaire

We gotta install microwave uplinks
Custom fuzzballs for everyone
We gotta link up DDS circuits
BERT and loopback tests to run

I shoulda stuck to writing in fortran
I shoulda kept that old 029
Look at that output, he got it stacked
up to the ceilin’
I bet he ain’t read one line
And in there, what’s that?
A hundred postdocs?
Bangin’ on the keyboards like some
chimpanzees
That ain’t hackin’ that’s the way you
do it
Cycles for nothin’, gigabits for free

We gotta install microwave uplinks
Custom fuzzballs for everyone
We gotta link up DDS circuits
BERT and loopback tests to run

by Matt Crawford

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