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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.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. -- A.H. Weiler