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    Quote Originally Posted by EPAIII View Post
    1980s actually. 320K floppy drives and all.
    [obligatory] Floppy drives? It would be heaven with floppy drives! This place is a series of tubes (Ted Stevens told me so) trying to pass paper punch tape (we can't afford Mylar) back and forth using solenoids and surplus tracer hydraulics. I think there may be a chunk of magnetic core memory around, maybe we can patch that in as an upgrade. [/obligatory]

    Note: I have an actual sample of 16 x 16 core memory floating around my shop somewhere, with tiny little ferrite toroids and fine copper wires laced between them. Gotta find and preserve it, it's great-great-granddaddy technology. Magnetic-core memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    When you can buy a terabyte disk in a blister pack at the checkout line at Best Buy for fifty bucks, then the cost of storage is not an issue anymore.

    I'm on another board that uses the same software, IIRC, and I have a 500-message limit.

    With 50, every time John Evans has stuff for sale, he must have to clean out his inbox every hour.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    When you can buy a terabyte disk in a blister pack at the checkout line at Best Buy for fifty bucks, then the cost of storage is not an issue anymore.

    I'm on another board that uses the same software, IIRC, and I have a 500-message limit.

    With 50, every time John Evans has stuff for sale, he must have to clean out his inbox every hour.

    Steve
    Is that an 8" or 3.5" floppy terrabyte disk?

    Denis

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgfoster View Post
    Is that an 8" or 3.5" floppy terrabyte disk?

    Denis

    Bernoulli Box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    dear milacron,

    the free shit you give us is inadequate.
    please give us 5 or ten times as much.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    When you can buy a terabyte disk in a blister pack at the checkout line at Best Buy for fifty bucks, then the cost of storage is not an issue anymore.
    It sure as Hell IS an issue.

    Time, Pilgrim. Time and space.

    Yah gots to 'communicate' with that storage. A 'public facing' server has to do it while in-service, and only gets a small part of the day to do some of its hardest work.

    D'you have any idea, for example, how LONG it takes to do a backup/restore or to rebuild or re-mirror a RAID set in a rackmount server when every 'bit' of that data has to be sent down even a VERY fast and wide bus?

    Not to mention... there's daily maintenance run on a database rather marginal for the task asked of it MouseSqueal+InnoDB, IIRC.

    Worse, it is having to try and pretend it is an Object-Relational DB. Not as easy as for PostgreSQL. Nor even ZODB.

    Problem with that is one really needs at least two spindles and serious-large RAM as well as fast buses. That run schedules, his server HDD must sound like a self-fornicating sewing-machine on speed arredy.

    Talking 'conventional' OS'en and file systems for all of this. AND NOT the exotics the Big Boys - or even clever devel teams - can apply.

    Bill

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