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(Reuters)   The computers used to kill Al-Qaeda: The most sophisticated technology available. The computers used to pay soldiers: A collections of TRS-80's, Apple IIe's and the mainframe used to plan the Mercury missions   (reuters.com) divider line 10
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2013-07-10 02:07:24 PM
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1ceTr0n: The computers used to fly the space shuttle have about the same computing power as an older TI-83 graphing calculator and it was determined that upgrading the systems was basically a total waste of money because it dids its job perfectly right up until the last shuttle launch.  Balancing debits and credits hardly requires high end computing power to output paychecks people...


/work in IT
//if its still working, dont' fix it
///and sure as hell don't upgrade it


It'd be nice if we could at least upgrade them to 286s with turbo buttons.  For those accounting moments when you need turbo.
2013-07-10 02:38:42 PM
3 votes:
dilbert.com
2013-07-10 02:32:29 PM
3 votes:

technoblogical: namatad: To be honest, the 15 characters alone is pretty secure

That's why my Fark password is "password1234567"


That didn't work.
2013-07-10 01:56:34 PM
2 votes:
At least they can't get viruses.

There's not enough memory.
2013-07-11 04:11:25 PM
1 votes:
Back in '98, an old school Cobol programmer made so much money doing Y2K remediation that he could afford to be cryogenically frozen when he died. One day in the far future, he was unexpectedly revived. When asked why, he was told, "It's the year 9999. And you know Cobol".
2013-07-10 02:41:29 PM
1 votes:

boarch: 1ceTr0n: chuggernaught: 1ceTr0n: The computers used to fly the space shuttle have about the same computing power as an older TI-83 graphing calculator and it was determined that upgrading the systems was basically a total waste of money because it dids its job perfectly right up until the last shuttle launch.  Balancing debits and credits hardly requires high end computing power to output paychecks people...


/work in IT
//if its still working, dont' fix it
///and sure as hell don't upgrade it

This.  If it's working fine, an upgrade will certainly fark it up.


Unless its simply not capable of doing its required function anymore or preventing future business expansion then yeah, you basically have no frustrating choice...

/You guys must suck at doing upgrades...
//Work in software
///Think IT nerds are just less capable



/Being in IT means I don't make those decisions sadly I'm just told to do it even though I say "don't"
//work with hardware and people. Screw programming, hate it
///could care less what you think
2013-07-10 02:34:53 PM
1 votes:
I got out of the Navy in December '92 and they continued to pay me until March '93. I called the disbursing officer on my last ship every two weeks to let him know about the error but it still showed up in my bank account on the 1st and 15th of the month.
2013-07-10 02:19:33 PM
1 votes:
On a positive note, MyPay (Mil pay website) now requires:

Must be 15 to 30 characters in length
Contain at least two UPPERCASE letters
Contain at least two lowercase letters
Contain at least two numbers (0-9)
Contain at least two of the following special characters:
# (pound or number sign)
@ (at sign)
$ (dollar sign)
= (equal sign)
^ (caret)
! (exclamation)
* (asterisk)
_ (underline/underscore)
Must NOT include any spaces

To be changed every 60 days.
It's ridiculous.
2013-07-10 02:19:23 PM
1 votes:
Farking trash-80s.
Everyone knows the cool kids use Commodore 64s.
2013-07-10 02:12:24 PM
1 votes:
Soldiers never fill in their goddamn timesheets.
 
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