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Comment Re:it makes a rational assumption. (Score 4, Informative) 755

"artists would do art"

If it fit within The Party Lines.

"the sick would work to get healthy"

Soviet Union has lagged behind Western countries in terms of mortality and life expectancy since the late 1960s
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Russia#Life_expectancy"

And yet the GDP per capita in the USSR for 1982 was $5,000, compared to $14,400 for the U.S.A.
http://countryeconomy.com/gdp/...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

If you're going to make an argument for Socialism, using the U.S.S.R. as an example is a poor choice.

Comment Re:So what's the point for AIX? (Score 1) 157

Looks like you're correct, although z/architecture does share some of the same components (in the same way all CPU's share some of the same technologies).

http://speleotrove.com/decimal...

It makes sense considering POWER is RISC whereas z/Series is CISC. I should have been able to put two-in-two together.

Comment Re:It should be more about COBOL? (Score 1) 157

"Yet the mainframe is by far the most reliable and secure environment where to run production software"

Maybe, but I always felt it was more like "security through obscurity". There aren't many z/OS exploits because of it's low usage footprint, not because it's anymore inherently secure than a modern UNIX/Linux.

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