Well, the CIO who decided on this was the CFO (with no IT experience) who was the acting CIO.
I INHERITED some HP/UX servers migrating from PA-RISC to Itanium. A COMPLETE disaster. This is what happens when people are promoted above their capability and moved into IT management but, I digress.
EVERYTHING was a problem. They had custom binaries in which the original authors were long gone on PA-RISC (no idea where the source was, and Aries barfed), drivers gave me headaches (looking at you printers), changes in base commands. Just a horrible experience.
From now on out, when I get asked to spec something, I'm going with the most vanilla, common solutions (e.g. Linux on x86 and exclude java where I can).
Wait, so it's NOT the lack of tectonics that prevents life on Venus but this "737K @ 9.2MPa" thing?
"Big surprise.. tech hirer not valuing fields they do not hire from" - that would sound +1 Insightful if the title to the article wasn't "How to Get a Job at Google". Now you just sound angry.
PDP emulated on XP? Wow, legacy on legacy. Now, you need to virtualize the XP on a Linux box and you'll be full on nerd-cool!
I never understood the ARM server angle.... There are plenty of existing server architectures that work fine now, why add another oddity? If the answer is: x86 is too bloated and ARM can be smaller/faster/better, I just went through sheer HELL with a set of Itanium HP severs (which were supposed to be smaller/faster/better) and it taught me to NEVER buy/recommend buying any 'minority' architecture. x86 might be inefficient but, it's supported by everything I want.
+1 Insightful to parent!
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You have it backwards. In European cultures, marriage was a religious institution first. It wasn't later when the government got involved and civil marriages came into existence.
I have 3 POTS coming to my house to feed my 'vintage' 551 KSU. I guess I win the nerd-off in this thread.
Because it works well (especially in emergencies) but isn't a cash cow.
Where did you get that? That's not what the article said at all. Or are you a self proclaimed expert on all matters religion and brain and just pulled that out of your ass?
Have fun with your statistically worse life.