"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?
To me, it doesn't help things to have prep material for students be primarily available on the internet - that doesn't really seem to be leveling things with people that may not have good internet access.
Not that the SAT was great, but at least there were a ton of prep materials you could get and use from anywhere.
People don't live in tanning beds under power lines, so it doesn't lend much credence at all.
You may sometime want to look up the definition of "rhetorical question", which that plainly was... quite obviously the cost is far more than the sum mentioned.
Since I didn't care to know the exact answer, your looking up a figure was more to your benefit than mine. So why thank you for something I didn't ask for?
Yeah, how'd that work out for banking?
Pretty well until government protection of giant banks along with imposition of regulations smaller banks could not keep up with, meant all of the smaller banks got bought up or shut down.
Meanwhile, instead of competition we have Obamacare mandating that very expensive insurance plans be bought from a handful of providers, reducing competition further.
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.
Please keep reading past just the first five words of my original post and then try again.
They are talking about shutting down an order of magnitude more coal plants. Four nuclear reactors is not going to cut it.
Remember, UNIX spelled backwards is XINU. -- Mt.