“M.A.C. Gate: The Manners of Logic” by Ralph Mylius. It was featured in Softalk magazine, February 1983, p. 238.
- Self-improving AI with human (engineer?) friend
The computer is pretty independent from human input. He and his human partner are some sort of detectives?
I had just started working on the FedLect case for Sam when it
happened. Sam's my partner. Actually he built me to help him with his
work, but I like to think that we operate as a team. Sam handles the
physical side of the business while I do most of the legwork. It's an
arrangement that has worked out well over the years.
- Computer based on field-programmable gate array
There's something about gates, not sure if it's related at all to FPGAs.
My name is M.A.C. Gate. Sam gained international recognition as a
computer genius after he built me: the world's largest Multiple Access
- “Hurry, my JJ's are melting!”
Close, but not quite.
”Shirley!" I screamed in ultrafast machine code. "Shunt the auxiliary cooling capacity to my J-Js! Hurry!"
Probably mixed up with a similar quote at the beginning:
I knew I had been drugged the minute I came to. Shirley was screaming,
"Your J-Js are hot! Your J-Js are hot!"
As a bonus, I've found a few more stories featuring the same characters:
I don't know if there are more.