I used to have a proggy that made music with a 5,25 floppy drive on my c=64 back in the '90's.
I'm a 'big' pc user, no less than 10 around the house. But the most of them being second hand or even older. Re-using my old hardware is a normal way of saving money. And stuff I don't use anymore is being sold again or given away to people with a need for it.
It's big companies who sell-off their old crappy hardware to wholesale buyers and then it end's up in Accra, Africa.
Instead of finding close range solutions like donating to schools, unemployed and poor they want a buck or more for it.
And I'm not even talking about companies who replace their entire fleet every 3 years.
That's just nasty to my point of view.
It's human to think the universe has boundaries as our lives self are within the strict boundaries of our own dogma's. Even imagining that something just might be eternal and endless is for the brightest scientists a mere impossible task.
Let alone religious people
TBB theory is based on the dogma of human kind it self, humans have difficulty in accepting eternity so they elaborately invent theory's that incorporate a begin and an ending. Yes our lives are limited time. But existence can only be if it is eternal.
Look to the future and imagine the internet of things
Why are mainframes so hard to replace you ask yourself. Versatility is my answer.
Sure now, how can a machine weighing tonnes be agile and able to adapt to an ever changing world?
The answer is within that ever changing world itself, ask yourself what is a mainframe exactly?
I see mainframes as ultra concentrated bulks of technology, not measured in mips or dry-stones but in simultaneous multi processing threads.
Rather described in technology level instead of architecture and operating system.
On it's own every mainframe is a supercomputer
No I'm not a mainframe operator, though sometimes I wish I was. Once I've had a summer job caring for a GCOS/Bull system in night time.
I enjoyed the smoothness and sheer power of it. It was the start of my carriere in IT.
i see this story as being a GOOD thing, generally speaking. the feds are stumped by my iphone. now the only people we need to cockblock are in cupertino...
It might explain the popularity of iPhones among certain people.
Aye, just AWESOME engineering
Just hope some of the data will provide us with new insights on spaceflight.
If samsung just had admitted to imitating a succesfull buisiness model and design at the start of all the fuss instead. No shame in that to my opinion.
I concur, this just drives polarization and destroys good relationships.
People shouldn't judge each other on political preference.
Perhaps US citizens should try to appreciate each others company more instead of hating.
Yes, I'm European and proud of it too.