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Comment Re: Such is C (Score 2, Insightful) 264

The only reason you would have that code still running on those chips is because it's not forward compatible with something more modern.

Or the bean counters don't want to pay the up-front cost of moving to something more modern. Many financial departments take a 'if it ain't broke' stance on computing hardware (and software!). many of them don't factor in electricity and maintenance costs, all they see is "$N Dollars for new server hardware? Why? That's rediculous!"

It's why many COBOL programmers still have a job.

Comment Re:Maybe because the movies were not that good? (Score 1) 360

Harrison Ford can't act. He's a one trick pony, but it's a great trick.

Seriously, compare Han Solo to Indiana Jones to Deckard to the Fugitive guy. It's all just harrison ford being harrison ford.

Casting Harrison Ford is like casting Sean Connery, you cast him because you want the character to be like that guy rather than the other way around.

My favourite Sean Connery role was The Hunt for Red October, where he became the world's only Russian with a Scottish accent.

My favorite was The Highlander, where he was a Spaniard with a Scottish accent. in scotland. With a Scott who had some other crazy "non-specifically foreign" accent.

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A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.