Yeah didn't think about that.. I have scales and counters with RS-232 interfaces,, which of course I have connected to ethernet,
I almost want to post anon but I can't resist. When I took over my current job ten years ago, the company used a green-screen accounting system based on an emulated Wang 2200 running on SCO Open Server. That puts the actual technology in use back around 1973. This used the Niakwa Basic2c system. The system was lovingly maintained (!) by some dedicated guys in Auburndale.
Before we migrated it off it we got it running on Linux and I still have a KVM image running this system over Centos 5. The last time I booted it was in 2014, or 41 years after the Wang 2200 came out. I actually used one at Ashland (MA) High School - the second interactive computer I ever used. (The first was a PDP-8 accessed via a teletype at 110 baud from Wayland Junior High School).
I recently had my first experience with a form of pair-coding, with another engineer looking over my shoulder while I explained an API he would be working with. It was unnerving at first but after a while I almost found a flow. I gained something by using my left brain to verbalize what I was doing with the very right-brain task of visualizing algorithms and data structures. I will probably be repeating this.
Ditto here. I suspect they are, as you suggest, downloading 3rd party applications that depend on the Cygwin DLL. I use the setup.exe provided and have never had a problem.
well.. there's also watchout4snakes. I think it succeeds at being memorable more often with some tuning choosing the parts of speech and the commonness of each
might as well be huffpost
This is precisely where the research effort needs to go.
Sad to say, but vote with your feet.
If we had distributed storage (better batteries) we could crush the fossil fuel industry for good with this, and bankrupt Russia and the Saudis for good measure. It's within reach, within a very few years.
It is kind of a shame. I worked at DEC for 18 years and I knew quite a few genius-level CS guys in the research and AD group where I worked.
But I think the wannabees followed them in. I finished my BS at Fitchburg State College where there are a dozen undergrads and 100 grad students in the CS dept, and almost all of the grad students were Indian. I went to a programming contest there, showed up 40 minutes late for a 2 hour contest, was the only one there writing in Java (because I was intent on learning it at the time) and took 5th place out of a field of 80.
A "Full Computer" isn't what it used to be. We like this kind of thing.
What do you think about Untangle? (untangle.com) You can buy appliance version of it too.
Um, you have heard about "Romneycare" ? He pretty much invented the idea of the individual mandate. And yup, it's working.
seriously drop all mail incoming and outgoing to/from yahoo groups. Put them out of business instantly.
I have personally witnessed a user break out the little tab in a usb jack by repeatedly trying to force the plug in backwards. Twice. The same user.