Note sure all of the Abo's would agree with you on that can't see a Ozzie Obama anytime soon.
Still not the best use of the share holders money though.
Yep I worked for BT we ran the Biggest IBM based system in the world - they still used IBM assembler when they wanted performance.
you win the inter webs this week for "Java is portable in the same sense that you'd be portable if you traveled with your own hotel."
Then why does Hadoop come with support for many other languages rather than bloody Java
"a quad-core laptop CPU on a machine with 8-16 gigs of RAM can be "good enough", especially with a SSD, a docking station that supports Thunderbolt, and USB3 for drives." is going to cost quite a bit more than an equivalent desktop and you get a better CPU on the desktop
Not for the same cost they are not and for a proper desktop replacement at work you need extra screens, dock and a decent keyboard
And they pay through the fucking nose for the privilege people take expensive payday loans at 5000% APR does not mean sensible people dont have mortgages
No there is always a need for more power back in the day 80's) having 17 Prime 750's (largest non black installation in the UK ) running your map reduce program was cool but now its a 10k Core Hadoop cluster.
and as Jeremy Clarkson says "More POWWeerrrrrrr"
Germany is keen on zee Guns - I recall talking to an old school mate who was a secretary working for deutsche bank in the UK and the German expats where most upset about not having their armed body guards (and presumably PPW's) when they got posted to the UK.
They clamped down on the RAF and Baader Meinhof hard
In post ww1 Germany it was the socialists and the communists that really didn't get along (as a result of the crushing of the Bayerische Räterepublik) it was that split in the left that helped Hitler gain power.
Well it was sort of at the start there is an amazing section on kershaws 2 vol bio of Hitler which has Goebbels excited running into a party meeting and announcing that "Hitler has abandoned socialism"
its 90M for horizontal wire runs 10 is spare for interconnects