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  • Instead, she says the pellet is a tracking device, hooked into the base’s mainframe.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • They’d been tiptoeing around each other since she’d returned home from the lab two days before, Adri trying to remind Cinder of her superiority by ordering her to defrag their apartment’s entire mainframe and update all the software that they didn’t even use anymore, while at the same time lurking around as if she were—almost, kind of—ashamed of what she’d done to Cinder.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Langdon walked with Sophie down a series of corridors, past several large rooms filled with blinking mainframe computers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Once a program was ready, you walked over to whatever mainframe computer you had access to and gave the stack of cards to an operator.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • The system hardware, the mainframe sitting in a locked room in some distant city.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • "Once that was done, I’d need access to a big league mainframe computer to run it."
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He looks a little lost among those mainframe bodies.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Dozens of terminals could be built, all linked to the mainframe by a telephone line, and everyone could be working, online, all at once.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But Pembroke knew exactly whom to call: those high school kids from Lakeside who had been running up thousands of hours of computer time on the ISI mainframe.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Instead, Lakeside installed what was called an ASR-33 Teletype, which was a time-sharing terminal with a direct link to a mainframe computer in downtown Seattle.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • In one seven-month period in 1971, Gates and his cohorts ran up 1,575 hours of computer time on the ISI mainframe, which averages out to eight hours a day, seven days a week.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Buying time on the mainframe computer the ASR was hooked up to was, of course, expensive, even for a wealthy institution like Lakeside, and it wasn’t long before the $3,000 put up by the Mothers’ Club ran out.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The university’s enormous mainframe computers stood in the middle of a vast white room, looking, as one faculty member remembers, "like one of the last scenes in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey" Off to the side were dozens of keypunch machines, what passed in those days for computer terminals.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • In no more than ninety seconds, the entirety of Sammy’s life roars out of him and into the mainframe, an avalanche of touch and smell and taste and sound, before fading into the white nothingness.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "He’s hacked into the mainframe and overwritten the program," he snarls at the Silencer.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Gettum typed in a few words: LONDON, KNIGHT, POPE As she clicked the SEARCH button, she could feel the hum of the massive mainframe downstairs scanning data at a rate of 500 MB/sec.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • During the oral exams for his PhD, he made up a particularly complicated algorithm on the fly that, as one of his many admirers has written, "so stunned his examiners [that] one of them later compared the experience to ’Jesus confounding his elders/ " Working in collaboration with a small group of programmers, Joy took on the task of rewriting U N I X , which was a software system developed by AT&T for mainframe computers.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Abandoning our bodies and downloading our psyches into the mothership’s mainframe was the only way we could make the journey."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
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