"Porn via drones"
"Porn via drones"
Some of those old songs are actually kinda fun:
(The 1952 date for IBM's disk is probably wrong, a few years too early, per another post.)
Indeed, if you have a time-tested system that does a certain job well, why change it? It's possible in older apps it wasn't possible to easily migrate to newer hardware because of compatibility differences. In fact, it's still a problem today, as apps written for older OS's often have issues being moved. Software is often the cost bottleneck, not hardware. Compatibility between hardware generations can be a bear.
in 1952, an IBM RAMAC 350 disk drive would have been able to hold only one
Where is that 1952 date coming from? It wasn't commercially available until about 1956, in limited quantities, and as best I can tell, it's from a research project that started in 1953 with the goal of testing the various storage possibilities, disk being one of many. Thus, it's not likely that working prototypes would be available until about 1954 or '55.
What exactly is "decentralization"? The oligopolies and monopolies that tend to result under reduced regulation is more centralization; it's just corporate centralization instead of gov't centralization. Is one better than the other? Having banks that are "too big to fail" is a nasty side-effect of such. (They are still too big, by the way.)
Jefferson warned about excessively large government AND excessively large corporations.
Today, we call it "Blowback"
But the experienced pilots did not make even one distress call or issue a single distress code. Why not? What prevented them from doing it?
After the 2000-ish dot-com crash, California was flooded with unemployed developers, making jobs very difficult to find around 2001-2004. I found that the best place to find jobs and contracts was in states with cold weather: Minnesota, Ohio, etc. Places with lousy weather have a harder time finding employees and are thus less picky about finding an exact language or buzz-word fit.
As best I can tell, CGI's competitors all suck also. Gov't contracting is a screwy industry that rewards screwy behavior and thus shapes screwy corporate behavior.
I did not donate, yet I edited "deadbeat". Is that a conflict-of-interest?
I've heard lots of older IT people that they're actively discouraging their kids from following in their footsteps
I tell them, "find out what you like doing, and learn it well, but keep flexible. Don't chase fads or short-term money."
IT is cyclical, unpredictable, and tends to eat the elderly, but so do many other professions. The work world is full of pointy edges and roller coasters.
It's mostly "redistributing" money from people, to their older selves
Time Socialism: a new evil for the right to rant about. It'll take their mind off birth certificates.
libertarian tendencies and for caring too much about the constitution
A good many libertarians treat both the Constitution and the Bible as a buffet: pick only the food you are interested in and ignore the rest.
Don't want the government knowing everything about you? Don't request secret clearance from it.
Those are about the only positions not at risk of being outsourced to Timbuktu because the Timbukese can't get US clearances.
Come on now, no one glorifies clowns.
Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.