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Comment: Re:The old timers were right (Score 1) 136

by rastass (#47578615) Attached to: HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port
There are still a few installations around running DCS / SCADA in power stations, refineries etc. We used to put VAX clusters in to run the databases, and used an OS/2 front end for the graphics. In its day (early 1990s) it was miles ahead of anything x86 and many have continued running since then without crashing.

Comment: Re:Priorities, people (Score 1) 211

by rastass (#30967078) Attached to: Fertilizer Dump Spoils Intel's Pure Water
When working on Desalination plants one must allow a certain amount of "raw" or semi treated water to mix with the output from the Reverse Osmosis (RO) trains before distribution. I am not a biologist but my understanding is that pure water pulls ions, salts etc out of your body and will kill you if you do this for too long.

Comment: Re:Textpad! (Score 1) 1131

by rastass (#26707379) Attached to: Favorite text editor?
EDT on VMS. That thing was awesome. Sure I ran it on a crappy VT100 from various Vaxen over the years (all sadly long gone) but damn it was intuitive and had awesome macro capabilities. We used to write big RTU control scripts using the function keys. Closest thing I've come across since is Ultraedit. Anyone out there know of a modern EDT clone ?

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