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Comment Re: And perpetual motion machines are coming too (Score 1) 124

Also a legal problem. What do you tax? An SMTP transaction? If i send you an message over Facebook does it count? Twitter? Whatsapp? An SMS?

What happens if I slightly modify the protocol? Is that still a taxable Email? Run SMTP over NetBIOS? Add some extension? Use another port? Where is the line?

It is impossible to precisely define the thing you intend to tax here.

Comment Re: Quad Sockets: (Score 2, Insightful) 138

Still rare, still expensive, still fragile, still hard to service and upgrade, still not worth it except for some edge cases.

Quad (and octa) core servers are the moon rockets of IT. Yes, they do exist. No they are not common. Only for very, very special missions.

He said 'rare' not 'nonexistent'

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