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Comment: Re:Political Positioning (Score 1) 130

by lowid (24) _________ (#22533658) Attached to: Half-Petaflop Supercomputer Deployed In Austin
What does this polluting plant have to do with anything? I can't see how they would have decided to build a 59 million dollar supercomputer to placate protesters that were protesting against something completely irrelevant to supercomputers.
(to answer your question, after 4 years the computer loses public funding, but doesn't cease operation.)

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.

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