[TriLUG] fw: Open Novell System Administrator
purvis at melete.org
Wed Oct 28 15:33:54 EDT 2009
See, I would have thought that post would queue up the inevitable "I
was running a BBS over tin cans and telephone strings back when all we
had were ones and the letter O" unzipping MUCH sooner than the
Ya see something new every day.
--Jos "Let's see how long before this post fires up the
top-posting flamewar" Purvis
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson at windstream.net> wrote:
> OlsonE at aosa.army.mil wrote:
>> Novell ...more like NOthanks! However, for those who have no job right now
> Have no job right now, looked at the website... They are a government
> agency. Their bridge (the Bay Bridge) just broke. A replacement part that
> was just installed apparently failed. Probably for the same reason they are
> using 1995 computer systems.
> Off-the-cuff and sight-unseen analysis of bridge failure: Replacement part
> was made to ISO-certified specs, and no testing was done because none was
> required for parts from a certified vendor. Probably made overseas, as so
> much US foundry work has shut down in the face of increasing environmental
> Off-the-cuff and sight-unseen analysis of computer system: Government specs
> for replacement of existing system requires it to meet ISO-certified (or
> other silly) specifications that are outpaced by currently-available
> systems. "Sorry, the spec calls for a 300-megabyte disc. Your proposed
> system does not have that."
> For the bridge, I would have had the replacement part X-rayed or whatever,
> inspecting for cracks.
> For the computer system, I would have some piece of meatware X-rayed,
> inspecting for cracks through which the payola filters.
> That job IS out there on the left coast, isn't it? Probably half way between
> Oakland and SF?
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