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[3]: Frys
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 18th Apr 2013 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Frys"
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I didn't realize so few people were familiar With the term. If you'd. Used one for a period of time you'd understand the name. There was a heavy metal part that you had to rapidly move in the direction of a stationary metal part. If your hand wasn't in the right spot,you'd hit your knuckles.

The later iterations of the machines were lighter weight,but the name stuck.

Edited 2013-04-18 10:59 UTC

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