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Comment: FRAMES (Score 1) 104

by IwantToKeepAnon (#48198325) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?

Don't convince them write a static html page with frames or iframes to survey monkey and call it done. Tell them it'll take a couple of weeks to test and debug and then upload it to their volunteer signup URL.


BTW, this is the classic ROI conundrum. The work used once a year will NEVER payoff, but you just can't convince some customers of that. :/

Comment: Not that awful/scary (Score 1) 555

by IwantToKeepAnon (#48195521) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Good. Forks are a good way for those who disagree to still get along. Debian and Forked-ian and still share patches (outside of the init process) and stay in sync easily ... if that is what they choose to do. So we will wind up with the choice of Debian-classic or Debian-with-sprinkles. Cool.

This reminds me of GNU Emacs and XEmacs, they disagree (or lack legal rights to make code free) on the basics but a lot of the elisp is kept in sync. Choice is G(NU)ood.

Comment: RTFA (Score 1) 113

by IwantToKeepAnon (#47262481) Attached to: Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

The switch to x86 processors won't affect existing Unisys customers looking to upgrade older mainframes with faster systems. x86 Dorado servers will continue to support the ClearPath OS 2200 operating system, while the Libra line will support the ClearPath MCP operating system. Both the OSes will execute tasks on Intel's Xeon server chips through a firmware layer that translates the OS code for execution on x86 chips.

Comment: Cloud computing can byte me ... (Score 1) 56

by IwantToKeepAnon (#47130685) Attached to: ISEE-3 Satellite Is Back Under Control

This is Oort cloud computing. :-p Seriously, funny how "cloud computing" sounds like nifty nomenclature when you're earthbound. But see if from a totally different perspective and it doesn't sound so nifty anymore. Not that this satellite is greater tech than we have now, but what if we were visited by an interstellar race; what would they think of our "cloud computing"?

And a nice non-sequitur: Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming