[Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Wed Jul 11 12:19:42 EDT 2018


The 1911 is newer than that... It was first manufactured in 1912. All
kidding aside it is as fine a piece of machinery now as it was then.

I run a raid array served up by OpenVMS via SMB. The server has not been
re-booted in a year. No wait I'm wrong not quite a year==> "OpenVMS V7.3-2
on node EISVM1  11-JUL-2018 11:55:06.83  Uptime  254 06:27:50". As the virus
Nazi says "No crypto locker for you OpenVMS". I waste 2 hours that I never
get back every 2 weeks to re-boot my Win 10 host, VMs and Mac to keep
everything running fast. It seems that VMS and non-Mac Linux are by far more
stable and don't need re-boots nearly as often.

I like new tech but I don't dismiss old tech out-of-hand. I would feel much
safer if the FAA airport control towers were still running DOS, Win 3.1 or
preferably some custom OS on custom HW served up by IBM mainframes using
leased private com lines rather than any Windows system connected to the
internet. There's a good idea, connect airport control towers to the
internet, can't see anything going wrong there.

The landfills are filled with millions of Pentium PCs that could be running
tons of useful apps. But no, the world went to bloated OSs(started with XP
SP3) that obsoleted the HW and not only created another environmental
disaster in the landfills(euphemism for un-regulated garbage dump) but also
all the energy needed to manufacture and deliver new PCs.

Sometimes old-school is new-school

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net


-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf
Of Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:06 AM
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Cc: Bob Sneidar
Subject: Re: [Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

And may I point out that the Colt 1911 .45 caliber handgun made in that same
year is far from obsolete. :-)

Bob S


> On Jul 11, 2018, at 07:59 , Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> 2.10.  I brush my hair every morning with a pair of hairbrushes my
great-grandfather gave my grandfather on his 14th birthday (1911).


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