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Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 1) 185

by sconeu (#48876649) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

Back in the early to mid-90's, I admined a 486/33 (no bloody SX/DX suffix). It ran SCO ODT 2.0, and functioned as a departmental development server, supporting about 20 devs.

It had an Adaptec 1740 EISA SCSI-2 adapter, and an early Diamond S3(?) video card.

I *LOVED* that box, and wish I had tried to purchase it after they removed the classified media and decommissioned it. The thing was a frickin' tank, with a steel enclosure.

Comment: Re:Look, here's the fundamental issue (Score 1) 479

by sconeu (#48832335) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

Nursing is just dispensing pills and cleaning patients?

Dude, you have no FUCKING idea of what you are talking about. I was married to a nurse for 25 years. It's WAY more than handing out pills and cleaning patients... hell, a monkey could do that.

Nurses are involved in creating patient care plans, providing ADVANCED technical care, and much much more...

Comment: Re:The theorem part (Score 4, Informative) 187

That's not how I RTFA'ed. I saw it as

  • * Egypt had (undocumented) knowledge of a few right triangles
  • * Mespotamia had documented knowledge of many right triangles, -- including large ones, which would indicate knowledge of the theorem
  • * India has the first documented statement of the theorem
  • * China has the first documented proof of the theorem

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.