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Jim Morin

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Nope. Only a Liberal Democrat wold create such a gigantic government disaster.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    ^ Iraq anybody?

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    Morin showing his age.
    I haven’t seen a main-frame tape-drive since the ‘80s. As kids we used to have the cupboard housing of an obsolete one in our room [my elder brother was a mainframe support engineer, later a programmer].
    It had a handy glass window in the front and fans underneath to keep our clothes cool and visible. :-|


    The Ideal:
    A modern computer server room might look like this:



    Something like what our server room looks like:


    Google’s server rooms, what we all aspire to:


    I have no bone in your fight; you can imagine what your ACA’s server room looks like from the above examples. :-|

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    As well as the ACA computers are running, they seem to resemble some of the fine vacuum tube models that worked MUCH better than the cheap transistor models that replaced them. Or the even cheaper VLIC models that replaced the discrete transistor ones.


    Or maybe a Babbage steam-powered model?

  5. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 1 year ago

    I’ve been in computers since 1965, everything from computer operator on the old mainframes, programmer, network specialist and security specialist. My last gig was working for the government and why anybody wants the government to expand their reach is beyond me, the government is even more wasteful than I had ever thought. About 30% of the government employees do 90% of the work, the rest are dead weight and they’re all overpaid. As far as the ACA rollout, the government thinks it’s wise to have the people writing the code, doing beta test and debugging the code. That never works, the people doing beta test and debugging the code should have no idea how the internals of the program works.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 1 year ago

    Cute. I hadn’t thought of that. Republiclans are endlessly inventive about sabotage.

  7. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Medicare D?

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    asked "Or maybe a Babbage steam-powered model? "


    I only found a man-powered one:


  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And one might point out that the plan as it stands now is the result of attempting to compromise with the Republicans…so the ‘toon ain’t that far off, friends…

  10. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    @jonesb

    I don’t understand your point. The web site was subcontracted to CGI Federal. Why can’t they also do their own testing and debugging?

  11. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    As usual , blame the republicans. Liberals are soooooooo predictable.

  12. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 1 year ago

    @Darsan54

    “Medicare D”
    What exactly, are you referencing with Bush’s Plan D?

  13. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    You really know nothing about the software development process, do you?

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    “New, improved Obamacare program released on 35 floppy disks”. ~ The Onion

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    I get the impression they are using an abacus…

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