[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Nov 14 15:02:25 CST 2003

On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 03:57 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> And it can be applied to both situations...
> You know, I've heard of correlations between the car one drives and
> their need to compensate for certain short-comings, but Patrick, to
> draw such a clear connection between your workstation and, well, it was
> a very brave statement on this list.
> I feel I must point out that some of us have "larger" hardware and some
> of us have actual Super Computers in the house (the original topic of
> this thread! BING-BING-BING! We have a winner!) - wonder what that
> fellow is compensating for! ;^)
> Note the ;^) !

   I feel the need to respond. ;)

   I was once told a story...perhaps an urban legend...of a man wearing 
a holstered gun walking through a grocery store parking lot somewhere 
in Texas.  A woman screamed at him from across the lot "that gun is 
just a replacement for your penis!"  ...to which the man responded 
"Well, I suppose you're right...if I could kill someone at 500 yards 
with my penis, I wouldn't need this gun!"

   If my penis could crank 3.2 sustained 64-bit GFLOPS with enough 
memory bandwidth to keep it fed, I wouldn't need my Cray! ;)


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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