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Jordan Henderson
Works at Rainbow Data Systems Incorporated
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Those damn corporate fatcats!!
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Intel has never been shy of throwing away investments that aren't panning out. We had a horrible Chinese fire drill back in the '90s when Intel dumped their real-time controls business, including the hardware and the programming language that we were depending on. We had to convert a bunch of PL/M code to maintainable C... I did the code generation, formatting, and figuring out how to map PL/M BASED variable to C pointers in a way that allowed people coming along later would be able to understand WTH was going on.

Luckily our PL/M coding standards banned pretty much all the "clever' tricks with BASED variables, and we had a solid naming convention that was miraculously followed almost 100%, so I could use that to inform the resulting code. It worked, and the company survived.

Moral of the story is, if it's not Intel's core business, don't build a product line on it.
Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets. As it cuts its Atom product line, the company is flushing billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.
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+Jeff Stevens Seems short-sighted to me.  I'm unclear on it, but it sounds like they still intend to stay in mobile, but hitting different niches.  
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So, my old Lenovo laptop that I love has just had its second CPU fan fail.

I'm done with it for now. I'll look around for a reasonable service opportunity or I might try it myself, but I'm not going to depend on it.

I've ordered a new laptop that I'm excited about, but I'm a little ashamed at both the extravagance and the fact that it's not really a "professional" laptop like the Lenovo.

In the meantime, I'm using an old 2009 17" laptop that I had Ubuntu installed. (Sorry snobs, I don't really see a problem with Ubuntu).

When I initially installed Ubuntu, it was doggy, especially for Chrome. It only had 4 GB RAM and I like a lot of tabs. So, I tried a 32-bit install. That was a little better.

I've been playing with it and I decided to try a 64 bit install again. I thought, why not try an install that is made for smaller footprints. I've installed Lubuntu and it seems a lot zippier.

ALMOST makes me regret buying a new laptop, but not really.
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I dislike chrome for many reasons. Firefox is usually my go to...although their libiot social agendas as of late make it an uneasy relationship.

As an alternative to the standard unbuntu distribution I usually use xubuntu.
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Amazing scenes.  Not anything like I would have imagined.  Click through to see the pictures.
 
"During my visit to North Korea, I was part of the first ever group of foreigners given access to all stations across both lines of the Pyongyang Metro. This may sound mundane, but the previously restricted Pyongyang Metro is surely one of the most mysterious, yet beautiful transit systems on earth, each station uniquely themed in ultra-nationalism, parading North Korea's revolutionary goals and achievements to impressionable commuters."

So what would the traveler to NYC or London learn from those subways? How is what we "know" about a place confirmed or called into question by a narrow view like this? One might think NK is modern, if limited in choices. But roll back to NYC in the 70s: what would you think of it in the height of the graffiti era? 
Pyongyang Metro. "During my visit to North Korea, I was part of the first ever group of foreigners given access to all stations across both lines of the Pyongyang Metro. This may sound mundane, but the previously restricted Pyongyang Metro is surely one of the most mysterious, yet beautiful ...
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By all means, little guy, stay in the market long enough for us rich guys to take all your money and run.
 
When the Rich Jump Ship http://trib.al/2lUYM51
The accepted wisdom says to sit tight when the market tanks, but a couple groups don’t heed that advice.
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Agree with +Peter da Silva .

Large software components on which today's systems are built are sold as being reliable and comprehensive. They aren't and we're left with systems that nobody understands and are constantly in flux due to changes in the underlying components.
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+Jordan Henderson I can't blame Sussman. Teaching for industry only is unedifying, and probably not a university's primary duty. But then, why didn't he keep the course, and say something like:

"Look, this is fun and trains your mind, a bit like nice math. One day you'll be thankful you had some programming fun before you went into industry."
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Stop saying "YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE MORALITY!"

All law is an expression of some morality.  
 
If you don't want to "force your beliefs on others", then you had better not support any laws, because every law forces someone to do or not do something.
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+Fran Mickelson

I do think Government is necessary for defending rights.   I said that above.

Like I said above, I'm not interested in answering each point, repeatedly, from people who have descended on this post in apparent coordination.

You guys can think you won, but I'm disabling comments.  My post, my rules, you should recognize my right to do that.

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Asteroid 7041 Nantucket makes its closest approach to Earth today (1.5 AU).
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This is almost exactly what happened to me.

"Slowly, but surely, I was unknowingly committing the first sin of conversion. I was, as G.K. Chesterton, himself a famous Catholic convert, described as, giving the Catholic Church a fair shake.

I discovered, reading about Catholicism from Catholics themselves, something that nearly every Protestant convert before me has discovered: Nearly everything I thought I knew about the Catholic Church was wrong."
An Evangelical Protestant's journey into the Catholic faith through the great conversion stories, the Church Fathers, and the incredible witness of the Eucharist.
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I cant help but mention if you read this one way it say the whole church was unsaved but got saved by Jesus! 
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The Most Helpful Dog in the World!!

Written, directed, produced. edited, uploaded, captioned and posted by....  dog.
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Catholic, husband, father of a young man with Autism and a wonderful daughter who is a recent graduate from Miami University (Ohio, Miami was a University before Florida was a state) not sure what I do for a living but I think it has something to do with computers.

I think there's enough information below to figure out if you know me or not.  One thing I'm not is this guy.  I'm 32 years older than that guy!

I thought I was probably the oldest Jordan Henderson in the world, because the name Jordan wasn't popular as a first name in 1959, when I was born, but then I got some email that was supposed to go to a Doctor Jordan Henderson at a DoD Hospital in Texas.  I corresponded with him, determining I was certainly older than him, but he was Jordan Henderson the third, both his Father and Grandfather were named Jordan Henderson, so there is at least one and probably more than one older Jordan Henderson.

I reserve the right to delete comments that I think are off-topic, not of general interest, trolls (I'm arbiter) or for any reason really.  The single threaded discussion threads where most people only see the last comment is bad enough, but can be improved with editorial control, which I do take from time to time.

I'll also make posts with comments off.  Sometimes, I'm making a statement, not starting a conversation.  Message me if you want to have a private conversation about the issue. I think I'll typically share these with reshare enabled, so if you feel you'd like to share an observation about the post, reshare it with your comment.  Mention me and I might join in the conversation, but there's a good possibility I won't.

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My High School chess club came in Second in the state in Indiana many years ago. I placed Second in the Utah Open Chess tournament once and I placed Second in the Salt Lake City Chess Club Championship once.
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  • Rainbow Data Systems Incorporated
    Subject Matter Expert, present
  • HP
    Computer consultant, 2011
  • Shell
  • Kinesix
  • Amoco
  • Utah Power & Light
  • Compaq
  • DEC
  • Burr-Brown
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Bedford, Indiana, USA - Houston, Texas, USA - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Tucson, Arizona, USA - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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