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Comment Re:Translation (Score 2) 373

I live in a rural area too. My mother-in-law had a stroke a few years back. By the time the ambulance got there, loaded her up, started the IV, and got to the hospital, the time had elapsed to give her whatever that anti-stroke drug is. Now she's paralyzed on her left side. Don't tell me distance isn't a factor...

Comment Oh Boy... (Score 1) 564

I still have a couple high-end cassette recorders that haven't seen use for at least 20 years. That was the thing back in what the 80's? I used to buy blank metal tape and record all my albums onto cassette to listen to in the car. That was bitchin' quality back then ... until CDs came out which pretty much killed cassettes for cars. Maybe I will have the chance to sell these recorders for something...

Submission + - Donald Trump asks Boeing to bid on F-18 to replace F-35 1

bobthesungeek76036 writes: In a tweet Donald Trump states: "Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!". The F-35 idea was based on reusable parts for multiple military branches. Not really an apples to apples comparison unless Boeing can design a VSTOL F-18 which I can't wait to see....

Comment Re:How is SGI relevant to HPE? (Score 1) 100

..On a different note, who were the people still buying SGI to give them a half billion revenue? What exactly do they sell - it's not like one can buy Irix based workstations or servers anymore, or even Linux ones, from what I understand.

Remember, SGI is not the SGI of old. Rackable bought SGI (Silicon Graphics) and the renamed the company SGI. So I imagine most of the product line was heritage Rackable?

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