[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sun May 4 16:16:59 CDT 2008

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 05:07:38PM -0400, Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Sorry, what I mean to say is that almost none were trained on it in  
> college in the last couple of decades.

That's for sure.
> For that matter, a good number of graduates today have never even used  
> real hardware.
> You can get a comp-sci degree without ever leaving Netbeans...

Why not? :-)

> That's because they are all basically the same.
> Word is 8-bit multiple, 2's complement, and sub-word register and  
> memory addressing.
> Most students never see anything else and most systems sold today are  
> like that.

Yes, they all came from the same place. Since the IBM PC came out everyone
uses it as their learning platform. 

> >>That's just pure stupidity.
> >
> >No, it's good business. :-) Think of it as pay-per-view software.
> No, it's pure stupidity.

That was the point of the smiley :-) It's good in suit-think. 

> But I don't need that to access *MY* data, and nothing should ever  
> require that.

What has your data got to do with it? There's no cell in my business plan's
spreadsheet labeled "YOUR DATA". :-)

(Calm down, I'm just kidding).

It's after midnight, I'm going to bed, 'night all.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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