Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 23:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "While much of the tech world views a two-year-old smartphone as hopelessly obsolete, large swaths of our transportation and military infrastructure, some modern businesses, and even a few computer programmers rely daily on technology that hasn't been updated for decades." Back when I still worked at a hardware and plumbing store - up until about 4-5 years ago - we used MS-DOS cash registers. They are still in use today. If it works, it works.
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RE[2]: Frys
by tanzam75 on Thu 18th Apr 2013 01:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Frys"
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is a knuckle buster? Haven't heard that term before that I can recall.

Carbon-impression machines. This is why the digits on credit cards are embossed -- so that they can make an impression on carbon paper. The impression is then sent in to a central office, where it is processed manually. Just like it was done in the 1950s.

It's called a knuckle-buster because it's very heavy.

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