[rescue] Perverse Question

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Mon Jun 9 16:50:42 CDT 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Gerhard Lenerz wrote:

>   Although it was "just" an IPX I still feel bad for this whole thing.

And if it happens to "just" an IPX, it probably also happens to "just" a
CS6400, or an E10000, or an SGI Onyx2, and Crays, and .....

THAT is where the real crime is.  Machines like Cray YMPs, where fewer
than 1000 were ever made, and many of which were made for DoD-affiliated
companies and agencies, will pass forever into the night of a shredder
because of the paranoia and superstition of some fatass with brass
buttons down the front.  I suppose the least we rescuers can do is make
sure that this happens as infrequently as possible in the private

I get the feeling I just burned any chance I ever had of working under
clearance.  *sigh*

Jonathan Patschke   )  "Leave your lawsuits at home.  I have guns."
Elgin, TX          (                      --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren

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