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- Mgt has decreed this code obsolete, so there is no traction to fix it;
- the tool is rooted to it's launch location, careful how you branch;
- Some of the processing is spreadsheet driven. There appears to be limited error checking;
The last one is on me. I missed the double entry. I missed my Sunday too.
Going back to my mushroom cave sleep deprived.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Read somewhere today that some people have recently completed a BitCoin transaction using Ham Radio. No idea if this can circumvent the trcing, but thought it worth noting.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
...but if that's the case, some things are definitely falling through the cracks.
On many distributions, if I try to shutdown the system at a command prompt (typically with "shutdown -P 0"), I'm told I have to run sudo and I'm prompted for a password. Great feature, you wouldn't want any dumbass you share your computer with to be able to bring it down without showing he's got at least some amount of authority.
Yet that same user can select Shutdown from the UI, and it'll happily comply without prompting for anything else (or at most, a confirmation prompt).
If this was some sort of oversight, it would've been addressed years ago, no?
Wasn't the source code for VMS released to the public a few years ago? Then I guess it would just to rewrite the HAL - VMS was ported to both the Alpha chip and Itanium, so they probably have defined some useful hardware abstractions ... and Wikipedia also claims that "a port to the x86-64 architecture is underway".
Wikipedia says that OpenVMS is closed source(!), but the section "Hobbyist programs" suggests that it is open for hobbyist and non-commercial use. So even if my memory is wrong about it being made "fully open" fairly recently, you could at least call it "ajar software"
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