After seven years and 32 columns, the Electronic Seismologist (ES) may have blown a fuse, short-circuited, or just powered down. There ain't no more juice in the circuits. The bit bucket is empty. The do-loop is done. Syntax error and the core-dump file is zero-length. It's time to pass the keyboard to someone with an object-oriented approach; with massive pushdown stacks, megabytes of memory, and an eight-pipe, parallel processor. Now in shutdown mode, the ES produces his last column. However, before your eyes glaze over and you go back to doing something useful, check out the report by the new...

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