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2021 Newsgroup Postings (06/29 - 08/06)

MVS Group Wrath
IBM ESCON Experience
IBM ESCON Experience
Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say
IBM 370
Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?
NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil
Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office
Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
IBM email migration disaster
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War
report writer alternatives
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
IBM Fan-fold cards
Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
IBM Programming Projects
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
IBM Fan-fold cards
Cloud computing's destiny
Cloud computing's destiny
IBM Programming Projects
Cloud computing's destiny
iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Why do people hate universal health care? It turns out -- they don't
Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
IBM Token-Ring
iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Cloud computing's destiny
6-10Oct1986 SEAS
6-10Oct1986 SEAS
The F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots and Tax Dollars
6-10Oct1986 SEAS
Who Authorized America's Wars? And Why They Never End
Intel rumored to be in talks to buy chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries for $30B
The Case Against SQL
Hawaii
Republicans Have Taken a Brave Stand in Defense of Tax Cheats
Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?
The Case Against SQL
Rust in the Linux kernel
The Storm Is Upon Us
Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes
IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster than Human Racing Pilots
Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation
Private Equity Now Buying Up Primary Care Practices
IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
The Case Against SQL
Does America Like Losing Wars?
Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
Mainframe mid-range computing market
the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952
the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952
It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is
Electronic Signature
Electronic Signature
Electronic Signature
Electronic Signature
CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump
Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid
Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up 'Hyper-Polluting' Coal Plants
How Walgreens and Walmart's new banking ventures will shake up finance
EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'
EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
Remarks by President Biden Laying Out the Next Steps in Our Effort to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant
The lost history of the electric car - and what it tells us about the future of transport
The Bunker: Follow All of the Money. F-35 Math 1.0 Another portent of problems
Mexico sues US gun-makers over flow of weapons across border
Keeping old (IBM) stuff
Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better
Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better
Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better
A top spreader of coronavirus misinformation says he will delete his posts after 48 hours
A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet
A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet
Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks
The Murder of the U.S. Middle Class Began 40 Years Ago This Week
The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks

MVS Group Wrath

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: MVS Group Wrath
Date: 29 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
I've mention when I transferred to San Jose, I was allowed to wander around most IBM and customer datacenters in the area. One of the places was disk engineering and product test (bldgs 14&15) across the street that were doing 7x24, around the clock, prescheduled mainframe testing. They said that they had recently tried MVS, but MVS had 15min mean-time-between-failure in that environment. I offered to rewrite input/output supervisor to be bullet proof and never fail so that they could do any amount of concurrent on-demand testing greatly improving productivity. I wrote an internal IBM report on the work and happened to mention the MVS MTBF which brings down the wrath of the MVS group on my head (informally I was told they tried to have me separated from the company, when that didn't work they would try and make my career as unpleasant as possible ... the joke was on them, I had already been told multiple times that I had no career at IBM). Downside was when engineers were having problems, I would get a call ... and have to go diagnose the situation which invariably turned out to be some hardware issue.

I had rewritten a lot of CP67 code as undergraduate in the 60s ... including implementing a dynamic adaptive resource manager (which IBM picked up and shipped in the product). In the morph of CP67->VM370, there was lots of code simplified and/or dropped (things like SMP multiprocessor support ... as well as a lot of my stuff, including dynamic adaptive resource manager). during Future System period (totally different than 360/370 and was going to completely replace 370), there was internal politics that was killing off 370 activity (lack of new IBM 370 during the FS era is credited with giving clone 370 system makers market foothold) ... however I continued work on 360/370, including periodically ridiculing FS. Then when FS imploded, there was mad rush to get stuff back into the 370 product pipelines (including quick & dirty 3033 and 3081 kicked off in parallel). One of my hobbies after joining IBM was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters ... and some of it was picked up and included for VM370 Release 3.

The 23june1969 unbundling announcement had started charging for lots of stuff including (application) software ... however they managed to make the case that operating system software should still be free. In the failure of FS, there was decision to transition to charging for operating software (as countermeasure to the rise of 370 clone competition) and my dynamic adaptive resource manager was selected as guinea pig. During the process, some expert from corporate reviewed it and said he wouldn't sign off unless I had manual turning parameters (which was the current state of the art, like MVS which had enormous array of manual tuning parameters, old IBM joke about "featuring" bugs).

I tried to explain dynamic adaptive, but it fell on deaf ears ... so I added tuning parameters implemented with a "SRM" command and implemented in a "SRM" module (part of ridiculing MVS "SRM"). The formulas were documented and code implementation published ... few people caught the "joke". From OR (operation resource), the range of the SRM values were less than the dynamic adaptive values (which were implemented in "STP" ... a take-off on the "racer's edge" from the car additive TV adverts) ... which then could compensate for any manual SRM value settings .... "SRM" to ridicule MVS and racer's edge "STP" where it all really happened.

resource management & scheduling posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#fairshare
getting to play disk engineer posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk
future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys
23jun1969 unbundling posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#unbundling

recent posts mentioning wrath of the MVS group
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#78 IBM Disk Engineering
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#90 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#52 Some IBM Research RJ reports
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#16 IBM RAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#78 z/VM Live Guest Relocation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#33 IBM Disks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#24 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#53 S/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#107 IBM HONE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#6 3880 & 3380
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#28 IBM Cottle Plant Site
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#30 Departure Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#62 IBM / How To Stuff A Wild Duck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#23 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#40 IBM Mainframe

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IBM ESCON Experience

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM ESCON Experience
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#93 IBM ESCON Experience

bus&tag was half-duplex with lots of back&forth protocol chatter ... where the protocol chatter latency started to dominate as the bandwidth significantly increases. what I did in 1980 for channel-extender was download the channel programs and run them at the remote end while the extender connection ran full-duplex (eliminating the enormous half-duplex protocol chatter latency as the data rate and distance increased). This was used by NCAR (boulder) in the mid-80s for supercomputer NAS filesystem using 370 "server" mainframe and IBM disks. The supercomputer would request some data, which may or may not have to be staged from tape to disk ... then doing "3rd party transfer" ... where data was directly transferred (reads&writes) between the IBM disks and the requesting supercomputer. That implementation was also part of the fibre channel standard (FCS) ... which POK layered their heavy-weight high latency chatter protocol on top of FCS for FICON.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FICON

Note that Hursley did something similar originally for their harrier/9333 disks that ran over serial copper (initially full-duplex serial 80mbit/sec copper, 16mbyte/sec aggregate, later doubled to 160mbit/sec, 32mbyte/sec aggregate), that similarly downloaded packetized SCSI I/O programs. I wanted to tweak the Hursley protocol to be 1/8, 1/4 interoperable FCS able to run through FCS (64port non-blocking) switches & connections ... but instead it became (IBM, non-interoperable with FCS) ... note the following says SSA was "over taken" by FCS ... even tho FCS predated SSA.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Storage_Architecture

In HA/CMP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_High_Availability_Cluster_Multiprocessing
we used both FCS and (IBM) 9333 in our (IBM) HA/CMP product ... but after cluster-scaleup was transferred (announced as IBM supercomputer for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we were told we couldn't work with anything having more than four processors ... we leave IBM (and 9333 becomes SSA).

ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESCON

channel-extender posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#channel.extender
FICON posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#ficon
HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

specific posts mentioning harrier, 9333, serial storage architecture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#60 S/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#57 HA/CMP, HA/6000, Harrier/9333, STK Iceberg & Adstar Seastar
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#75 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#73 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#95 Retrieving data from old hard drives?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#69 Fibre Channel is still alive and kicking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#19 Fibre Chanel Vs FICON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#53 IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#18 1950: Northrop's Digital Differential Analyzer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#99 SHARE Blog: News Flash: The Mainframe (Still) Isn't Dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#96 SHARE Blog: News Flash: The Mainframe (Still) Isn't Dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#22 Assembler vs. COBOL--processing time, space needed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#2 Blades versus z was Re: Turn Off Another Light - Univ. of Tennessee
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012l.html#30 X86 server
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#80 360/20, was 1132 printer history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#77 ESCON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#69 ESCON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#13 Can anybody give me a clear idea about Cloud Computing in MAINFRAME ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#46 At least two decades back, some gurus predicted that mainframes would disappear in future and it still has not happened
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#31 "Social Security Confronts IT Obsolescence"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#62 Article says mainframe most cost-efficient platform
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#61 IBM to announce new MF's this year
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#63 25 reasons why hardware is still hot at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#7 What was the historical price of a P/390?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#44 Larrabee delayed: anyone know what's happening?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#31 Larrabee delayed: anyone know what's happening?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#32 Mainframe running 1,500 Linux servers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#49 big iron mainframe vs. x86 servers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#52 Serial vs. Parallel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#43 Barbless
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#20 cluster-in-a-rack
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006p.html#47 "25th Anniversary of the Personal Computer"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005m.html#55 54 Processors?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005m.html#46 IBM's mini computers--lack thereof
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005m.html#35 IBM's mini computers--lack thereof
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005.html#50 something like a CTC on a PC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003o.html#54 An entirely new proprietary hardware strategy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002j.html#15 Unisys A11 worth keeping?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#11 Climate, US, Japan & supers query
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001d.html#69 Block oriented I/O over IP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001.html#18 Disk caching and file systems. Disk history...people forget
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001.html#12 Small IBM shops
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/96.html#15 tcp/ip
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#13 SSA

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IBM ESCON Experience

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM ESCON Experience
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#93 IBM ESCON Experience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#1 IBM ESCON Experience

... somewhat totally unrelated trivia: Communication group was fiercely fighting off distributed computing and client/server (trying to preserve their dumb terminal paradigm) and GPD/ADStar was starting to claim that the communication group was going to be the cause of GPD/ADStar demise ... which was seeing drop in disk sales with data being migrated to more distributed computing friendly platforms. GDP/ADStar had come up with a number of solutions, but they were constantly being vetoed by the communication group (because they had corporate strategic responsibility for everything that crossed datacenter walls).

Somewhat as last resort the GPD/ADStar software executive started investing in distributed computing startups that would used IBM disks. In the 80s, US competiveness was all the rage and congress modifies some laws that allow national labs to spinoff technology as commercial products. LANL spins off their filesystem as DATATree, LLNL spins off their filesystem as UNITree, and NCAR spins off their filesystem as Mesa Archival. We are asked to get involved in all three (especially Mesa Archival). DATATree/UNITree ref:
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/113582

we were also actively involved with both LLNL & NCAR seeing their filesystems running on HA/CMP.

trivia: more than decade earlier I had implemented CMSBACK at SJR and it was deployed at a number of IBM datacenters in silicon valley, including the US Consolidated (sales&marketing support) online HONE system up in Palo Alto. CMSBACK then gets client support and is released to customers as workstation datasave (WSDF) which morphs into ADSM and then TSM.

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

datatree, unitree, and/or mesa archival posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#63 Distributed Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#52 IBM CEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#116 Next Generation Global Prediction System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#60 S/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#57 HA/CMP, HA/6000, Harrier/9333, STK Iceberg & Adstar Seastar
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#41 The Rise and Fall of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#47 Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#63 SABRE after the 7090
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#50 Can anyone remember "drum" storage?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#73 Demolishing the Tile Turtle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#25 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#73 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#67 Zero-copy write on modern motherboards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#63 Zero-copy write on modern motherboards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#26 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#47 GRS Control Unit ( Was IBM mainframe operations in the 80s)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#68 30 yr old email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#15 Quixotically on-topic post, still on topic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#9 3270s & other stuff
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#46 Slackware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#54 IBM, Lawrence Livermore aim to meld supercomputing, industries
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#47 IBM, Lawrence Livermore aim to meld supercomputing, industries
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#27 NASA unplugs their last mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#34 Last Word on Dennis Ritchie
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#58 Other early NSFNET backbone
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#85 3270 Emulator Software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#71 LPARs: More or Less?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#69 LPARs: More or Less?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#42 Larrabee delayed: anyone know what's happening?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#38 big iron mainframe vs. x86 servers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#58 Disksize history question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#51 Barbless
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008l.html#20 IBM-MAIN longevity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#47 IBM Unionization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007b.html#16 V2X2 vs. Shark (SnapShot v. FlashCopy)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#35 V2X2 vs. Shark (SnapShot v. FlashCopy)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#32 V2X2 vs. Shark (SnapShot v. FlashCopy)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#31 V2X2 vs. Shark (SnapShot v. FlashCopy)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#30 V2X2 vs. Shark (SnapShot v. FlashCopy)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006x.html#3 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#20 cluster-in-a-rack
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006v.html#10 What's a mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#27 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#20 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#19 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006n.html#29 CRAM, DataCell, and 3850
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#19 Device and channel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#16 Device and channel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#15 Device and channel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#12 Device and channel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#29 FW: Is FICON good enough, or is it the only choice we get?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004d.html#75 DASD Architecture of the future
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003i.html#53 A Dark Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003h.html#6 IBM says AMD dead in 5yrs ... -- Microsoft Monopoly vs. IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003b.html#31 360/370 disk drives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003b.html#29 360/370 disk drives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#31 general networking is: DEC eNet: was Vnet : Unbelievable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#61 GE 625/635 Reference + Smart Hardware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002e.html#46 What goes into a 3090?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#66 commodity storage servers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001.html#22 Disk caching and file systems. Disk history...people forget
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001.html#21 Disk caching and file systems. Disk history...people forget

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Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price. Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America's petroleum giants face a reckoning for the devastation caused by fossil fuels
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/30/climate-crimes-oil-and-gas-environment

The climate crisis is a crime that should be prosecuted. Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn't those lies be central to the public narrative?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/30/climate-crisis-crime-fossil-fuels-environment

In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action. On the tape, made in a Greenpeace sting, he described working with "shadow groups" to fight climate science, and detailed efforts to weaken President Biden's proposals to burn less oil.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/climate/exxon-greenpeace-lobbyist-video.html

misc. past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#61 Why Republicans Aren't Mentioning the Real Cause of Rising Prices at the Gas Pump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#30 Senators Who Voted Against Ending Big Oil Tax Breaks Received Millions From Big Oil
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#43 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#27 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#42 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#104 OT: article on foreign outsourcing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#43 Thanks Obama
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#5 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#59 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#15 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#25 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable

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Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/30/1011886858/former-secretary-of-defense-donald-rumsfeld-has-died
Farewell to Donald Rumsfeld, Dreary War Criminal. Rumsfeld managed to do terrible things throughout his life while remaining tremendously banal.
https://theintercept.com/2021/06/30/donald-rumsfeld-death-iraq-war/
How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered. America's worst secretary of defense never expressed a quiver of regret.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/how-donald-rumsfeld-deserves-be-remembered/619334/
Rumsfeld was the worst secretary of defense in American history. Being newly dead shouldn't spare him this distinction. He was worse than the closest contender, Robert McNamara, and that is not a competition to judge lightly. McNamara's folly was that of a whole generation of Cold Warriors who believed that Indochina was a vital front in the struggle against communism. His growing realization that the Vietnam War was an unwinnable waste made him more insightful than some of his peers; his decision to keep this realization from the American public made him an unforgivable coward. But Rumsfeld was the chief advocate of every disaster in the years after September 11.
... snip ...

CIA Director Colby wouldn't approve the "Team B" analysis (exaggerated USSR military capability) and Rumsfeld got Colby replaced with Bush, who would approve "Team B" analysis (justifying huge DOD spending increase), after Rumsfeld replaces Colby, he resigns as white house chief of staff to become SECDEF (and is replaced by his assistant Cheney)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_B
Then in the 80s, former CIA director H.W. is VP, he and Rumsfeld are involved in supporting Iraq in the Iran/Iraq war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Iraq_War including WMDs
(note picture of Rumsfeld with Saddam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran-Iraq_war

... roll forward ... Bush2 is president and presides over the huge cut in taxes, huge increase in spending, explosion in debt, the economic mess (70 times larger than his father's S&L crises) and the forever wars, Cheney is VP, Rumsfeld is SECDEF and one of the Team B members is deputy SECDEF (and major architect of Iraq policy).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz

Before the Iraq invasion, the cousin of white house chief of staff Card ... was dealing with the Iraqis at the UN and was given evidence that WMDs (tracing back to US in the Iran/Iraq war) had been decommissioned. the cousin shared it with (cousin, white house chief of staff) Card and others ... then is locked up in military hospital, book was published in 2010 (4yrs before decommissioned WMDs were declassified)
https://www.amazon.com/EXTREME-PREJUDICE-Terrifying-Story-Patriot-ebook/dp/B004HYHBK2/

NY Times series from 2014, the decommission WMDs (tracing back to US from Iran/Iraq war), had been found early in the invasion, but the information was classified for a decade
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

note the military-industrial complex had wanted a war so badly that corporate reps were telling former eastern block countries that if they voted for IRAQ2 invasion in the UN, they would get membership in NATO and (directed appropriation) USAID (can *ONLY* be used for purchase of modern US arms, aka additional congressional gifts to MIC complex not in DOD budget). From the law of unintended consequences, the invaders were told to bypass ammo dumps looking for WMDs, when they got around to going back, over a million metric tons had evaporated (showing up later in IEDs)
https://www.amazon.com/Prophets-War-Lockheed-Military-Industrial-ebook/dp/B0047T86BA/

The Danger of Fibbing Our Way into War. Falsehoods and fat military budgets can make conflict more likely
https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2020/01/the-danger-of-fibbing-our-way-into-war/
The Day I Realized I Would Never Find Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/magazine/iraq-weapons-mass-destruction.html

... from truth is stranger than fiction and law of unintended consequences that come back to bite you, much of the radical Islam & ISIS can be considered our own fault, VP Bush in the 80s
https://www.amazon.com/Family-Secrets-Americas-Invisible-Government-ebook/dp/B003NSBMNA/
pg292/loc6057-59:
There was also a calculated decision to use the Saudis as surrogates in the cold war. The United States actually encouraged Saudi efforts to spread the extremist Wahhabi form of Islam as a way of stirring up large Muslim communities in Soviet-controlled countries. (It didn't hurt that Muslim Soviet Asia contained what were believed to be the world's largest undeveloped reserves of oil.)
... snip ...

Saudi radical extremist Islam/Wahhabi loosened on the world ... bin Laden & 15of16 9/11 were Saudis (some claims that 95% of extreme Islam world terrorism is Wahhabi related)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism

Mattis somewhat more PC (political correct)
https://www.amazon.com/Call-Sign-Chaos-Learning-Lead-ebook/dp/B07SBRFVNH/
pg21/loc349-51:
Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary regime took hold in Iran by ousting the Shah and swearing hostility against the United States. That same year, the Soviet Union was pouring troops into Afghanistan to prop up a pro-Russian government that was opposed by Sunni Islamist fundamentalists and tribal factions. The United States was supporting Saudi Arabia's involvement in forming a counterweight to Soviet influence.
... snip ...

and internal CIA
https://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Record-Edward-Snowden-ebook/dp/B07STQPGH6/
pg133/loc1916-17:
But al-Qaeda did maintain unusually close ties with our allies the Saudis, a fact that the Bush White House worked suspiciously hard to suppress as we went to war with two other countries.
... snip ...

"team b" posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#team.b
WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmds
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

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IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say
Date: 01 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say. Thousands struggle with intermittent failure of multiple messaging services
https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/30/ibm_email_outage/

IBM ACS
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs.html
Amdhal ACS/360 ... shutdown after IBM was afraid that it would advance computer state of art too fast and IBM would loose control of the market, Amdahl then leaves and starts his own company (at the bottom, some of the stuff shows up more than 20yrs later in ES/9000)
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs_end.html

Future System disaster in the 70s ... from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:

... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with *SYNCOPHANCY* and *MAKE NO WAVES* under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat

... But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.

... snip ...

During FS, internal politics was shutting down 370 efforts (FS was going to completely replace 370) and the lack of new IBM 370 during the FS period is credited with giving clone 370 makers market foothold (i.e. sales&marketing had to seriously fall back on enormous amounts of FUD). After FS imploded, there was mad rush to get "stuff" back into the 370 product pipelines, including kicking off quick&dirty 3033 & 3081 efforts in parallel
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

In the late 70s and early 80s, I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (non-SNA, larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s). Folklore is that when the corporate executive committee was told, 5of6 wanted to fire me. It really took off after I distributed a trip report about visiting Jim Gay at Tandem (claims upwards of 25,000 were reading) ... from IBMJargon:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ...

six copies of something like 300 pages were printed, packaged in TANDEM 3-ring binders and mailed to the executive committee ... part of the summary to the executive summary:
To give the reader an overview of what follows, I include here the most important points. It is impossible to do justice to the entire discussion in such a short summary of a summary

• The perception of many technical people in IBM is that the company is rapidly heading for disaster. Furthermore, people fear that this movement will not be appreciated until it begins more directly to affect revenue, at which point recovery may be impossible

• Many technical people are extremely frustrated with their management and with the way things are going in IBM. To an increasing extent, people are reacting to this by leaving IBM.

• Most of the contributors to the present discussion would prefer to stay with IBM and see the problems rectified. However, there is increasing skepticism that correction is possible or likely, given the apparent lack of commitment by management to take action

• There is a widespread perception that IBM management has failed to understand how to manage technical people and high-technology development in an extremely competitive environment.

... snip ...

online computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc

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IBM 370

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM 370
Date: 01 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Within year after taking intro to computers/fortran, univ. hires me fulltime to responsible for 360 system (had been sold 360/67 to replace 709 tape->tape w/1401 frontend for unit record originally for TSS/360, which never came to production fruition ... so ran as 360/65 w/os360. I was then hired fulltime into a small group in Boeing CFO office to help with the formation of Boeing Computer Services (consolidate all dataprocessing into independent businness unit to better monetize the investment) ... I thot Renton datacenter was possibly largest in the world, $200M-$300M in ibm 360s. I was being told about upcoming 370s ... so when I graduate, I join IBM cambridge science center (instead of staying at Boeing). One of the early things was spending 3months on 370 TOD clock, architecture specified it started at first of the century ... and the question was does the century start at 1jan1900 or 1jan1901 (found lots of internal shops were setting start to 1jan1970). Also one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters (including the online sales & marketing HONE system that became to spread worldwide).

HONE system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone

Decade ago, a customer (on bit.listserv.ibm-main discussion) asked if I could track down the justification for moving all 370s to virtual memory. Tracked down somebody staff to one of the executives ... basically MVT storage management was so bad that typical region sizes had to be four times larger than actually used, so typical 1mbyte 370/165 could only run four regions ... moving to virtual memory would allow increasing # regions by four times with little or no paging ... some of his reply in this archived post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#73

much of Ludlow's AOS prototype (referenced in archived post) for VS2 release 1 (SVS) was much like running MVT in a CP67 16mbyte virtual machine ... except the virtual address table was built by MVT and any (infrequent) page interrupts were handled by MVT. The biggest code was borrowing CP67 CCWTRANS and crafting it into EXCP/SVC0 handling (application channel programs now were passing pointers to channel programs that had "virtual addresses", CCWTRANS was what made a copy of the channel program and converted all virtual addresses to real addresses).

Early on Endicott formed joint effort with science center to add 370 virtual machine support to CP67 ... that supported the simulation of the extra 370 instructions and the 370 virtual memory architecture. This was up and running regularly a year before the first engineering 370 with virtual memory was operational. Because the science center had users that were staff, professors and students from local univs ... a CP67L (that they saw) ran on the real 360/67, CP67H (that supported 370 virtual machines) ran in a CP67L virtual 360/67 (that they couldn't see) ... and CP67I modified for 370 virtual memory ran in a CP67H 370 virtual machine.

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

A couple 145 stories, when first engineering 370 (a 145) with virtual memory hardware was finally operational, CP67I was ipled as a test and it failed. Turned out the engineers had reversed two of the B2 opcodes ... the bug was quickly diagnosed and the CP67I code patched to conform to the (incorrect) hardware and retried. Also the roller panels on 145s had "XLATE" identifying a PSW bit (aka virtual memory mode) and customers were asking what it was (before 370 virtual memory was announced)

Later three people from San Jose added 3330 & 2305 hardware support to CP67I which became CP67SJ. Most of the internal 370s with virtual memory ran CP67SJ (long before VM/370 became available).

One of the issues was original 370 virtual memory architecture definition had a number of features and 370/165 was starting to complain that if they had to implement all the features, it would delay virtual memory announce by six months. The POK favorite son operating system (MVT heading for VS2) said they didn't care ... so the additional features were dropped to avoid delaying announce (and all the hardware platforms that had already implemented the additinal features and software implemented to use those features ... all had to be redone).

As undergraduate, I managed to make a large number of pathlength and algorithm enhancements to CP67, which IBM picked up and included in the product. In the morph from CP67->VM370 ... a great deal was simplified and/or dropped, including CP67 multiprocessor support and most of the stuff I had done as undergraduate. During the Future System period, 370 activity was being suspended and/or shutdown (FS was completely different than 370 and was going to completely replace it) ... I continued to work on 360/370 stuff all during FS period, even periodically ridiculing FS (which wasn't exactly a career enhancing activity). Then when FS implodes, there is mad rush to get stuff back into the 370 product pipelines ... including kicking off the quick&dirty 3033 & 3081 efforts in parallel ... some reference
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

past posts mentioning decision to make all 370s virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#10 Layer 8: NASA unplugs last mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#102 Fifty Years of nitpicking definitions, was BASIC,theProgrammingLanguageT
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#33 Univac 90 series info posted on bitsavers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#69 Could this be the wrongest prediction of all time?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#50 Connecting memory to 370/145 with only 36 bits
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#69 A New Performance Model ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#90 IBM Embraces Virtual Memory -- Finally
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#45 Resurrected! Paul Allen's tech team brings 50-year-old supercomputer back from the dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#98 A Christmassy PL/I tale
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#101 Multitasking question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#8 BSAM vs QSAM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#81 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#75 Mainframe operating systems?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#5 TSS/8, was A Whirlwind History of the Computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#19 MVT doesn't boot in 16mbytes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#33 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#56 What is the most epic computer glitch you have ever seen?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#101 SEX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#96 thrashing, was Re: A Computer That Never Was: the IBM 7095
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#13 Now Hear This-Prepare For The "To Be Or To Do" Moment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#18 IBM assembler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#78 370 virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#92 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#94 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#25 virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#120 IBM Acronyms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#63 Early Computer Use
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#2 Colours on screen (mainframe history question)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#39 IBM 370/155
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#32 Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction

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Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
Date: 02 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
lynn writes:
Then in the 80s, former CIA director H.W. is VP, he and Rumsfeld are involved in supporting Iraq in the Iran/Iraq war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Iraq_War
including WMDs (note picture of Rumsfeld with Saddam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran-Iraq_war
... roll forward ... Bush2 is president and presides over the huge cut in taxes, huge increase in spending, explosion in debt, the economic mess (70 times larger than his father's S&L crises) and the forever wars, Cheney is VP, Rumsfeld is SECDEF and one of the Team B members is deputy SECDEF (and major architect of Iraq policy).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz


re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#4 Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

Rumsfeld on Iraq's WMDs, 2003
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/01/rumsfeld-on-iraqs-wmds-2003/
The War Crimes Case Against Donald Rumsfeld
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/01/the-war-crimes-case-against-donald-rumsfeld/
Donald Rumsfeld dies, ex-Pentagon chief in Iraq, Afghanistan wars
https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/7810730002
Rehabilitating Rumsfeld, Erasing Empire: On All Those U.S. War Crimes in Iraq
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/02/rehabilitating-rumsfeld-erasing-empire-on-all-those-u-s-war-crimes-in-iraq/
How Donald Rumsfeld Micromanaged Torture
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/02/how-donald-rumsfeld-micromanaged-torture/
Donald Rumsfeld: A master bureaucratic infighter who led America into the abyss of Iraq.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/07/donald-rumsfeld-obituary-iraq.html

"team b" posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#team.b
WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmds
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

some recent desert storm posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#28 Army Releases a Critical History of the War in Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#48 Iran Payments
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#89 16 years ago, the US invaded Iraq -- CIA agents already on the ground knew it would be a disaster
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#83 Collins radio and Braniff Airways 1945
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#73 General Dynamics F16
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#20 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#21 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#22 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#26 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#8 A Discourse on Winning and Losing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#40 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#51 Martial Arts "OODA-loop"

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Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
Date: 02 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#4 Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#7 Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

Remembering Rumsfeld: A Complicated Legacy for a Complicated Man
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2021/06/30/remembering-rumsfeld-a-complicated-legacy-for-a-complicated-man/

Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge
https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Riders-Baghdad-Soldiers-Civilians-ebook/dp/B014PWVUAC/
pg111/loc2179-82:
The backstory to all this is well reported. The Bush administration appointed hundreds of politically loyal neoconservative bureaucrats to run postwar Iraq, including the top civilian official--L. Paul Bremer. Bremer, heavily influenced by Iraqi exiles like Ahmed Chalabi and supported by Vice President Dick Cheney, implemented a policy of de-Baathification.

pg111/loc2193-95:
On 16 April 2003, Bremer, against the advice of Colin Powell's State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, disbanded the Iraqi Army. 16 This seemingly simple decision placed a few hundred thousand unemployed young men back on the street with no effective reintegration strategy.

pg171/loc3246-49:
All this talk of "what-ifs" and lost Surge opportunities ignores one salient, if uncomfortable, fact: ISIS is an outgrowth of our own invasion. Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF--as we gleefully named it) was more than just an awful euphemism; it spelled catastrophe--and chaos--for most Iraqis.
... snip ...

Claims were that Baqubah was worse than Fallujah, possibly because administration claims that things were much better, it didn't get the same coverage

Battle for Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out
https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Baqubah-1SG-Robert-Colella/dp/1469791064/
The Battle for Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out is a firsthand account-and sometimes a minute-by-minute tale-of a raw, in-your-face street fight with Al Qaeda militants over a fifteen-month span in the volatile Diyala Province of Iraq. This story is presented through the eyes of a first sergeant serving with B Company 1-12 Cavalry (Bonecrushers), 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas. The author takes the reader into the midst of the conflict in and around Baqubah-Iraq's "City of Death"-a campaign that lasted most of 2007. The author and his fellow Bonecrushers watched as the city went from sectarian fighting amongst the Shiite and Sunnis, to an all-out jihad against the undermanned and dangerously dispersed US forces within Baqubah and the outlying areas.
... snip ...

loc5243-54:
I was overwhelmed at the amount of destruction that surrounded me. The sterile yard was about 150 meters wide by about 100 meters deep, and it was packed full of destroyed vehicles (words can't describe what I saw). Apache Company's blown-up and burned M88 was down there and barely recognizable. Several M1 tanks sat where they had been dragged in and dropped in place. Some still had the tow bar hooked up to them. They sat on their belly armor because their road wheels and track were blown off. They rested in the dirt crooked and in awkward positions, their heavy steel track rolled up and placed on top of their turrets, which housed their once-proud 120mm gun tubes that now sagged and pointed down to the ground. I saw row after row of Bradleys, some sitting as the tanks were and others that were not even recognizable. The Bradleys burned so violently from the stored ammunition and the 175 gallons of fuel that they melted to the point where the turret collapsed in on itself and came to rest on the bottom of the vehicle's armored floor. The only thing truly recognizable was the heavy steel fluted gun barrel of the 25mm that protruded out of the melted rubble like a flag pole without a flag. I saw other Bradleys and M1 Abrams main battle tanks, the pride of the 1st Cavalry Divisionvehicles that, if back at Fort Hood, would be parked meticulously on line, tarps tied tight, gun barrels lined up, track line spotless, not so much as a drop of oil on the white cement. What I saw that day was row after row of mangled tan steel as if in a junkyard that belonged to Satan himself.
... snip ...

... note Abrams, with flat bottoms, were so vulnerable to IEDs, that they took to running the routes first before taking M1s out for a drive.

WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmds
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

past posts mentioning Baqubah
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#89 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#82 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#96 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#81 What the Gulf War Teaches About the Future of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#12 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#73 A-10
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#2 WW II cryptography
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#68 Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#10 The General Who Lost 2 Wars, Leaked Classified Information to His Lover--and Retired With a $220,000 Pension
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#115 When It Comes to the War in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We're the Bad Guys
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#103 Iraq, Longest War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#20 Military Contractors
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#42 Profitable Companies, No Taxes: Here's How They Did It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#40 Stop Believing in the Many Myths of the Iraq Surge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#86 "I used a real computer at home...and so will you" (Popular Science May 1967)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#102 Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#81 The baby boomers' monumental quagmire in Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#11 "Computer & Automation" later issues--anti-establishment thrust
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#50 A National Infrastructure Program Is a Smart Idea We Won't Do Because We Are Dysfunctional
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#88 The Pentagon's Pricey Culture of Mediocrity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#50 Thanks Obama
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#33 The wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan were lost before they began, not on the battlefields
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#78 New hard drive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#43 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#76 Greedy Banks Nailed With $5 BILLION+ Fine For Fraud And Corruption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#37 C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#16 Keydriven bit permutations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#48 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#36 The Designer Of The F-15 Explains Just How Stupid The F-35 Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#69 Revamped PDP-11 in Brooklyn
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#68 Revamped PDP-11 in Brooklyn
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#36 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#38 Can America Win Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#79 Army Modernization Is Melting Down
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#61 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#47 McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#42 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#13 Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#10 Why the Death of the Tank Is Greatly Exaggerated
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#48 John Boyd's Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#10 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#60 What Makes collecting sales taxes Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#52 What Makes collecting sales taxes Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#79 As an IBM'er just like the Marines only a few good men and women make the cut,
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#5 Lessons Learned from the Iraq War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#38 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#30 A Matter of Mindset: Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#86 A Matter of Mindset: Iraq, Sequestration and the U.S. Army
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#49 Cultural attitudes towards failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012l.html#54 Singer Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#64 Early use of the word "computer"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#8 Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#2 Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#21 The Age of Unsatisfying Wars

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Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Date: 02 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering. To pin down causes of the structure's failure, investigators will probably gather its original design drawings, test its remains and run simulations of how well it could withstand forces
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/miami-building-collapse-could-profoundly-change-engineering/

When we lived in Annapolis we use to walk around the inside perimeter of the academy a couple times a week ... spring/summer 2013 there was major project to rebuild the 30-40yr old concrete sea walls that were rapidly deteriorating ... from 2013 post:

... past couple months there has been lots of divers doing repair work on the seawall on the perimeter of the naval academy ... workers say that the concrete has significant erosion. Its only something like 30-40yrs old ... this compares to sea structures made from Roman concrete that have survived for 2000yrs "Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture"
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-14/ancient-roman-concrete-is-about-to-revolutionize-modern-architecture
The most common blend of modern concrete, known as Portland cement, a formulation in use for nearly 200 years, can't come close to matching that track record, says Marie Jackson, a research engineer at the University of California at Berkeley who was part of the Roman concrete research team. "The maritime environment, in particular, is not good for Portland concrete. In seawater, it has a service life of less than 50 years. After that, it begins to erode," Jackson says.
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Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2013/06/04/roman-concrete/

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Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Date: 02 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#9 Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

We're Kind of Overwhelmed by Biden's Infrastructure Plan. It's massive. It's ambitious. How much of it makes sense?
https://slate.com/business/2021/03/biden-infrastructure-speech-american-jobs-plan-its-huge.html
On Wednesday, the Biden administration unveiled its $2 trillion infrastructure and economic modernization bill, designed to fix the country's crumbling roads and bridges, speed the transition away from carbon, fund research and development in high-tech industries, provide home care for the elderly and disabled, and, well, the list goes on.
... snip ...

... quote attributable to Volcker from Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
https://www.amazon.com/Confidence-Men-Washington-Education-ebook/dp/B0089LOKKS/
pg290:
Well, I said, 'The trouble with the United States recently is we spent several decades not producing many civil engineers and producing a huge number of financial engineers. And the result is s**tty bridges and a s**tty financial system!'
... snip ...

... the discussion sort of started out chicken&egg ... no infrastructure projects results in not hiring civil engineers, no jobs, no students, which contributes to the disappearing civil engineering univ programs. From the law of unintended consequences, Obama stimulus "shovel ready" projects were resorting to hiring Chinese civil engineering companies.

posts mentioning Volcker
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#34 Obama Was Always in Wall Street's Corner
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#97 How capitalism is reshaping cities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#71 Bill Black: The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One (Part 1/9)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#22 We're Kind of Overwhelmed by Biden's Infrastructure Plan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#74 Eric Holder is the Official Missing from Discussions of the Bidens' Ukrainian Efforts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#38 World Bank, Dictatorship and the Amazon
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#29 The Coming Economic Crash -- And How to Stop It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#5 Don't Blame Capitalism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#40 When Dead Companies Don't Die - Welcome To The Fat, Slow World
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#38 Did The 'B-Team' Overplay It's Hand On Iran?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#84 If Current Laws Prosecuting Bankers Aren't Used, What Can Warren Change?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#83 Firefighting: The Financial Crisis and Its Lessons
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#37 You elected them to write new laws. They're letting corporations do it instead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#85 LUsers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#56 Economic Mess
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#43 Billionaire warlords: Why the future is medieval
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#42 Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#15 TARP Funds and Noncompliant
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#13 China's African debt-trap ... and US Version
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#113 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#66 Economic Mess Prosecution
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#56 Too Rich to Jail
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#10 Why Dodd-Frank Is A Protection Racket For Banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#4 Pigs Want To Feed at the Trough Again: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson Use Crisis Anniversary to Ask for More Bailout Powers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#111 Pigs Want To Feed at the Trough Again: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson Use Crisis Anniversary to Ask for More Bailout Powers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#21 Bankers Hate the Volcker Rule. Now, It Could Be Watered Down
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#18 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#104 Tax Cut for Stock Buybacks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#60 Senate Democrats Join Hands With Republicans to Sell You Out to Banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#52 How a Misfit Group of Computer Geeks and English Majors Transformed Wall Street
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#44 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#61 What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#54 Testing Progressives, Centrist Dems Team Up with GOP to Deregulate Banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#60 When Working From Home Doesn't Work
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#38 Bullying trivia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#1 Any definitive reference for why the PDP-11 was little-endian?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#2 Trump is taking the wrong approach to China on tech, says ex-Reagan official who helped beat Soviets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#108 Jamie Dimon: You Make Us Embarrassed to be Americans
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#106 Jamie Dimon: You Make Us Embarrassed to be Americans
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#47 The rise and fall of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#72 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#44 [CM] cheap money, was What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#48 Janet Yellen debunks Trump's case for killing Dodd-Frank
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#4 OT: Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Financial Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#95 Trump, Wall Street and the "banking caucus" ready to rip apart Dodd-Frank
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#26 Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#17 Destruction of the Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#41 Are We Nearing a Cyber Sarbanes-Oxley?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#15 BREAKING: Trump Announces Big Gift To Banks Despite His Campaign Rhetoric Against Wall Street
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#10 Wall Street Preparing Dodd-Frank Rule Workaround
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#9 Wall Street Preparing Dodd-Frank Rule Workaround
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#8 Wall Street Preparing Dodd-Frank Rule Workaround
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#50 A National Infrastructure Program Is a Smart Idea We Won't Do Because We Are Dysfunctional
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#4 Decimal point character and billions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#48 1973--TI 8 digit electric calculator--$99.95
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#76 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#75 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#80 HP splits, again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#105 only sometimes From looms to computers to looms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#33 War or Jobs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#43 Royal Pardon for credit unions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#48 Citigroup is the Real Reason We Need the Volcker Rule
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#30 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#55 How to Cut Megabanks Down to Size
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#42 How to Cut Megabanks Down to Size
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#19 More Whistleblower Leaks on Foreclosure Settlement Show Both Suppression of Evidence and Gross Incompetence
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#3 OT: Tax breaks to Oracle debated
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#29 Jedi Knights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#12 Does the IBM System z Mainframe rely on Security by Obscurity or is it Secure by Design
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#40 Core characteristics of resilience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#36 Race Against the Machine
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#6 Good article. Friday discussion type
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#77 Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#64 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#46 How do you feel about the fact that today India has more IBM employees than US?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#45 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#38 Other Than In Computers, Civilization Basically Stopped Progressing In The 1960s
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#37 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#31 How do you feel about the fact that today India has more IBM employees than US?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#56 Why Hasn't The Government Prosecuted Anyone For The 2008 Financial recession?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#48 Owl: China Swamps US Across the Board -- Made in China Computer Chips Have Back Doors, 45 Other "Ways & Means" Sucking Blood from US
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#30 24/7/365 appropriateness was Re: IBMLink outages in 2012
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#16 Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#10 Accidentally Released - and Incredibly Embarrassing - Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in 'Naked Short Selling'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#9 JPM LOSES $2 BILLION USD!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#67 Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#86 CISPA legislation seen by many as SOPA 2.0
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#63 The Economist's Take on Financial Innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#54 PC industry is heading for more change
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#39 Greek knife to Wall Street
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#19 Occupy the SEC Pitches An Extreme Makeover of Wall Street
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#5 Too big not to fail
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#2 Occupy the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#47 Where are all the old tech workers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#43 Where are all the old tech workers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#11 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#88 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#72 Chris Dodd's SOPA crusading
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#44 Who originated the phrase "user-friendly"?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#91 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#83 Heading For World War III | Gerald Celente Trends Blog
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#73 A question for the readership
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#79 The men who crashed the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#71 Don't Dump the Volcker Rule Just Because It's Not Perfect
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#68 Who is Really to Blame for the Financial Crisis?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#66 the Federal Reserve, was Re: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#49 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#47 70 Years of ATM Innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#46 70 Years of ATM Innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#35 70 Years of ATM Innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#25 Opinions on the 'Unix Haters' Handbook
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#20 U.K. lags in information security management practices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009f.html#51 On whom or what would you place the blame for the sub-prime crisis?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008f.html#71 Bush - place in history

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Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Date: 02 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#9 Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#10 Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

America's trillion-dollar concrete bill is coming due
https://www.axios.com/us-trillion-dollar-concrete-bill-coming-due-a0beb890-bc7a-4622-9f3b-9cd1526d8e4b.html

The first John Boyd briefing I sponsored, was just Patterns of Conflict, but he was working on Organic Design for Command and Control and subsequently wanted to brief both in single (long) day. In "organic design" he would comment that former military officers, steeped in rigid, top-down command and control were starting to contaminate US business culture. However, this was in the early 80s when articles were (also) starting to appear that MBAs (business schools and financial engineering) were starting to destroy US corporations with their myopic focus on near term returns.

Boyd posts & URLs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
https://www.amazon.com/Price-Inequality-Divided-Society-Endangers-ebook/dp/B007MKCQ30/
pg35/loc1169-73:
In business school we teach students how to recognize, and create, barriers to competition -- including barriers to entry -- that help ensure that profits won't be eroded. Indeed, as we shall shortly see, some of the most important innovations in business in the last three decades have centered not on making the economy more efficient but on how better to ensure monopoly power or how better to circumvent government regulations intended to align social returns and private rewards
... snip ...

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

... then in the 90s, articles were starting to appear that executives were maximizing thier bonuses by redirecting funds from other purposes (planning on being long gone, leaving it to others in the future to deal with the problems created). For instance, stock buybacks use to be illegal because it easily allowed executives to manipulate the market; example turning IBM into financial engineering company (on steroids) Stockman in "The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America"
https://www.amazon.com/Great-Deformation-Corruption-Capitalism-America-ebook/dp/B00B3M3UK6/
pg464/loc9995-10000:
IBM was not the born-again growth machine trumpeted by the mob of Wall Street momo traders. It was actually a stock buyback contraption on steroids. During the five years ending in fiscal 2011, the company spent a staggering $67 billion repurchasing its own shares, a figure that was equal to 100 percent of its net income.

pg465/loc10014-17:
Total shareholder distributions, including dividends, amounted to $82 billion, or 122 percent, of net income over this five-year period. Likewise, during the last five years IBM spent less on capital investment than its depreciation and amortization charges, and also shrank its constant dollar spending for research and development by nearly 2 percent annually.
... snip ...

stock buyback posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#stock.buyback

In 2010 there were articles about at least one trillion dollars in deferred infrastructure maintenance that needed to be dealt with (like bridges getting failing safety grades).

False Profits: Reviving the Corporation's Public Purpose
https://www.uclalawreview.org/false-profits-reviving-the-corporations-public-purpose/
I Origins of the Corporation. Although the corporate structure dates back as far as the Greek and Roman Empires, characteristics of the modern corporation began to appear in England in the mid-thirteenth century.[4] "Merchant guilds" were loose organizations of merchants "governed through a council somewhat akin to a board of directors," and organized to "achieve a common purpose"[5] that was public in nature. Indeed, merchant guilds registered with the state and were approved only if they were "serving national purposes."[6]
... snip ...

... almost from the beginning of the US as a country, there was extensive lobbying efforts to allow corporations to operate in self-interest. Corruption of the corporation as institution
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#70 The Rise and Fall of an American Tech Giant
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#46 Under God
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#27 Why We Need to Democratize Wealth: the U.S. Capitalist Model Breeds Selfishness and Resentment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#26 Why We Need to Democratize Wealth: the U.S. Capitalist Model Breeds Selfishness and Resentment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#36 How the Billionaires Corporate News Media Have Been Used to Brainwash Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#75 The "Innocence" of Early Capitalism is Another Fantastical Myth
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#25 Huawei 5G networks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#161 Fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#158 Goliath
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#148 Why big business can count on courts to keep its deadly secrets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#82 Prying Open The Overton Window
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#41 Corporations Are People

... trivia: 2002, congress lets the fiscal responsibility act lapsed, required that spending couldn't exceed revenue, on its way to eliminating all federal debt. 2010 CBO report that 2003-2009, spending had increased by $6T and tax revenue had decreased by $6T (for a $12T gap compared to the fiscal responsibility act), first time that taxes were cut to not pay for two wars. Sort of confluence of FEDRES and TBTF (too big to fail) needed huge federal debt, special interests wanting huge tax cut and military-industrial complex wanting huge spending increase.

fiscal responsibility act posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#fiscal.responsibility.act
too big to fail ("too big to prosecute", "too big to jail")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#too-big-to-jail
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

... other trivia: We were having a X9 financial standards meeting held in the new "W" hotel in Seattle. All of the X9 participants were invited to the grand opening celebration that included most of Seattle dignitaries and officials. Outside the windows could see the WTO demonstrators marching by ... vandalism was limited to much further down the street (nothing around the new "W" where the party was going on).
https://blog.ansi.org/2017/05/ansiasc-x9-financial-services-industry-standards/
ASC X9 is also the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Technical Committee on Financial Services ISO/TC 68 under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), of Geneva, Switzerland. The US TAG can submit ASC X9 developed American National Standards to TC 68 to be considered for adoption as international standards or the US TAG can work with other members of TC 68 to develop new international standards.
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The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?
Date: 04 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/01/1027822/fracking-boom-jobs-industry/
False promises.

What happened? As a Bloomberg report put it, "The numbers never added up." Fracking has always been expensive; extraordinarily generous fossil-fuel subsidies helped hide the true cost. With new wells facing average production declines of 60% in the first year, petroleum companies had to frantically drill more of them. The entire model was premised on high oil and gas prices. But nationwide, the glut of gas (and, to a lesser extent, oil) precipitated by the fracking boom depressed prices to their lowest levels since the 1990s.

... snip ...

commodity markets used to require participants to have significant participation because speculators resulted in wild, irrational price swings. summer of 2008 huge spike in oil/gas prices were by identified speculators (pump&dump on the way up and short on the way down, constantly mininng the induceed volatility) ... instead of the press vilifying the speculators, they crucified people that leaked names of those responsible
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#griftopia

fracking posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#42 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#26 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#114 Post 9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion, study finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#105 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#85 Just and Unjust Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#70 Since 2001 We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#67 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#26 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#65 Doubts about the HR departments that require knowledge of technology that does not exist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#5 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#24 Frieden calculator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#40 Here's The New Study The Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to See
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#43 Thanks Obama
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#54 The Jeb Bush Adviser Who Should Scare You
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#83 Wastewater well suspended after "frackquakes" rock Colorado

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NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil
Date: 04 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil
https://fair.org/home/action-alert-nyt-ignores-two-year-house-arrest-of-lawyer-who-took-on-big-oil/
In 1993, Donziger tried to get an ecocide case on behalf of Ecuadorian villagers heard by a US jury, but in 2002, Chevron convinced US courts to send the case to Ecuador, where the energy corporation had no sizeable assets. Chevron then pressured US courts to get protection from the rulings being made against them in Ecuador.
... snip ...

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

recent "big oil" posts.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#3 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#25 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#15 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#89 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#59 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#123 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#30 Scientists Just Laid Out Paths to Solve Climate Change. We Aren't on Track to Do Any of Them
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#114 Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#21 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners

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Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
Date: 04 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
https://www.pogo.org/investigation/2021/07/did-whistleblower-reprisal-help-set-the-stage-for-a-january-6-intelligence-failure/
The top watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Joseph Cuffari, has repeatedly impeded and delayed two ongoing investigations into alleged intelligence manipulation and whistleblower retaliation, according to previously unreported records and interviews with federal insiders by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

What the investigations find--or don't find--could affect assessments of a key intelligence failure in the run-up to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

... snip ...

whistleblower posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#whistleblower

some jan 6 insurrection posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#47 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#48 'We're Gonna Murder You and Then Them'

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Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office
Date: 04 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office. EPA managers removed information about the risks posed by dozens of chemicals, according to whistleblowers.
https://theintercept.com/2021/07/02/epa-chemical-safety-corruption-whistleblowers/
On several occasions, information about hazards was deleted from agency assessments without informing or seeking the consent of the scientists who authored them. Some of these cases led the EPA to withhold critical information from the public about potentially dangerous chemical exposures. In other cases, the removal of the hazard information or the altering of the scientists' conclusions in reports paved the way for the use of chemicals, which otherwise would not have been allowed on the market.
... saved ...

whistleblower posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#whistleblower

some recent EPA posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#27 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#20 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#4 Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#3 Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America

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Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#3 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#13 NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil

Exxon Mounts Feeble Walkback After Lobbyist Caught on Camera Telling Truth About Anti-Climate Agenda. The oil giant would like you to know that statements from its "Senior Director for Federal Relations" in no way represent its position on federal climate policy
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/caught-on-camera-exxonmobil-lobbyist-touts-anti-climate-actions-1192057/
ExxonMobil Lobbyist Reveals Big Oil Secrets on Plastics and PFAS
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exxonmobil-lobbyist-keith-mccoy-greepeace-video-1192383/

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

some other past posts mentioning exxon and/or "big oil"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#21 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#114 Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#30 Scientists Just Laid Out Paths to Solve Climate Change. We Aren't on Track to Do Any of Them
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#123 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#89 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#25 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable

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iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:39:18 -1000
Robin Vowels <robin.vowels@gmail.com> writes:
What??!! IBM's FORTRAN G compiled at about the same speed as their PL/I-F compiler. FORTRAN H took about twice as long as FORTRAN G, and in addition required 4 times as much memory as PL/I-F. . Link time for PL/I-F took slightly longer than FORTRAN G. . WATFOR and PL/C were both high-speed compilers & were available for S/360 -- and much faster than the corresponding IBM products.

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#89 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

I took two semester hr intro to fortran/computers, univ. ran 709 tape->tape with tapes moved between 709 and 1401 that ran as front-end for unit record (card->tape, tape->printer/punch). Student fortran jobs (30-60 cards) ran under second elapsed time.

Univ. was sold 360/67 originally for tss/360, but never quite came to production fruition and so ran as 360/65 with os/360. within year of taking intro class, I was hired fulltime responsible for the ibm mainframe.

Initially student jobs ran well over a minute three step fortran G, compile, link-edit, go/execute. I then installed HASP which cut elapsed time about in half (nearly all job step overhead and file open/close). First os/360 sysgen I did was release 9.5. I then started tearing apart stage2 sysgen and reorganizing the cards to optimize placement of files and PDS members for arm seek and PDS directory multi-track search which improved student jobs by nearly another 2/3rds ... 12.9sec elapsed ... approx. 4.3sec/job-step.

It wasn't until installed single step, batch WATFOR monitor that student jobs ran faster than 709. WATFOR ran approx. 20,000 card(statements) per min (333/sec) on 360/65. Typically a card tray (2000+ cards, 30-60 student jobs) would be batched in single step ... 4.3sec/single-step + 2000/333 secs ... 10.3sec elapsed for batching 30-60 student jobs ... around .2secs/job. WATFOR would have still been slower than 709 (i.e. 4.5sec/job) if it wasn't for batching multiple jobs per single-step execution (and w/o my careful sysgen and hasp, it would be more like 20secs if ran single student job per invokation).

One of the guys up at IBM palo alto science center (that had done much of the work for the 370/145 APL microcode assist ... got APL throughput up close to 370/168) ... did a lot of optimization work on Fortran H that originally was available inside IBM as Fortran Q ... and eventually released to customers as Fortran HX.

recent watfor posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#43 IBM Mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#33 Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#32 Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#21 Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#19 Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#37 April 7, 1964: IBM Bets Big on System/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#64 Early Computer Use
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#26 What's Fortran?!?!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#19 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#28 CICS Turns 50 Monday, July 8
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles

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IBM email migration disaster

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: IBM email migration disaster
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.ibm-main
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:24:02 -1000
00000047540adefe-dmarc-request@LISTSERV.UA.EDU (Bill Johnson) writes:
IBM will be around for another half century or more. I remember people saying they'd be gone by Y2K. That mainframes were toast. 25 years ago. They still process the important stuff.

There was article about EC12 time that mainframe hardware sales was 1-2% of revenue (had been declining and continued to decline) but the mainframe group was 25% of revenue (and 40% of profit) ... effectively nearly all software & services.

It was hard to get exact hardware figures because they started expressing in sales change since previous year. If you rolled back to year with actually numbers and then rolled foward with % changes, revenue was approx. equivalent 14 max. configure EC12 sales or 56 on an anualized basis.

ec12 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#68 Amdahl
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#17 The Pentagon still uses computer software from 1958 to manage its contracts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#83 Term "Open Systems" (as Sometimes Currently Used) is Dead -- Who's with Me?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#19 Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#83 Miniskirts and mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#155 IBM Continues To Crumble
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#144 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#71 Decimation of the valuation of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#56 This Chart From IBM Explains Why Cloud Computing Is Such A Game-Changer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#24 Unisys CEO ousted, shares slip
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#87 Demonstrating Moore's law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#68 Over in the Mainframe Experts Network LinkedIn group
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#8 Demonstrating Moore's law

In the early 90s, there was all these articles about what the killer micros were doing to IBM ... had driven it into the red and IBM was in the process of being re-orged into the 13 "baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company, gone behind paywall but mostly lives free at wayback machine
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html
may also work
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,977353-1,00.html
... then the board hires a new CEO who reverses the breakup.

some recent "baby blues" posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#61 Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#55 3380 disk capacity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#47 Martial Arts "OODA-loop"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#32 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#24 IBM Remains Big Tech's Disaster
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#7 The Rise of Private Equity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#6 Financial Engineering
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#4 Study: Are You Too Nice to be Financially Successful?

All the low-hanging fruit moved ... it was mostly high value operations like financial where there was significant risk in total rewrite. In the mid-90s, financial industry spent a few billion on software rewrite to move to killer micros. The issue was financial was becoming increasingly online, but the core processing, settlement from 60s & 70s was still being done in the overnight batch windows. With increases in workload and globalizing cutting the length of the window ... it was becoming more difficult to do complete settlement.

The billions were being spent on rewrites to do straight through processing (leveraging large number of parallel processing on killer micros). The issue was that the implementations were using off-the-shelf parallelization libraries ... and they ignored warnings that they had 100 times the overhead of batch cobol. It wasn't unti major pilots that things went up (down?) in giant flames (increase in parallelization overhead totally swamping any anticipated throughput increases with large number of parallel killer micros) ... and projections that with all the executive scars before it would be tried again.

A decade later, there was a different approach that showed a lot of promise but there was still significant resistance left over because of the major failures from the 90s. A high-level business language was developed that generated fine-grain SQL commands for execution (rather than attempting to rewrite standard procedural language from scratch). It leveraged the enormous work that the vendors (including IBM) had put into large RDBMS cluster throughput processing ... the fine-grain SQL commands being able to get enormous parallelization. They demonstrated to industry groups, applications that performance the work of several major mainframe applications that had several times the throughput of the largest mainframe configurations. They had initial acceptance, but then came the brick wall resistance because of the 90s failures.

It also had the side-effect of significantly reducing maintenance & change since it was specified as business rules & processes rather than procedural language.

straight through processing and/or overnight batch window:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#61 MAINFRAME (4341) History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#4 Killer Micros
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#155 Book on monopoly (IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#80 IBM: Buying While Apathetaic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#11 mainframe hacking "success stories"?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#62 Cobol
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#85 Douglas Engelbart, the forgotten hero of modern computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#33 The Pentagon still uses computer software from 1958 to manage its contracts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#30 Bottlenecks and Capacity planning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#57 When did the home computer die?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#37 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#3 Somewhat Interesting Mainframe Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#32 OFF TOPIC: University of California, Irvine, revokes 500 admissions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#11 The Mainframe vs. the Server Farm: A Comparison
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#39 The Pentagon still uses computer software from 1958 to manage its contracts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#6 ComputerWorld Says: Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#63 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#82 The ICL 2900

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 06 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself. Quit financial engineering and go back to your roots, IBM
https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/05/ibm_opinion_column/
IBM's internal email failure is of Shakespearian richness. Tragedy, comedy, pomposity pricked, the decline of a great house, yet greater disaster foreshadowed. We don't know the details, because the company has merely acknowledged problems without commenting on nature, scale, or prognosis. We don't know, but the spilled beans form a pattern.
... snip ...

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#5 IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#18 IBM email migration disaster

First half of the 70s, IBM had the "Future System" project to completely replace 370s (and internal politics was shutting down 370 efforts; lack of new 370 products is credited with giving 370 clone makers a market foothold). I continued to work on 360/370 stuff all during this period, even periodically ridiculing FS activity (not exactly career enhancing). from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with *SYNCOPHANCY* and *MAKE NO WAVES* under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat

...
But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.
... another side effect, middle management and lower level executives learned to carefully manage the flow of information up. Other FS info (with some reference to demise of FS, and getting stuff back into 370 product pipeline, quick&dirty 303x and 3081 efforts kicked off in parallel)
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 06 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

In the late 70s & early 80s, I had been blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the IBM internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s. Folklore is that when corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6 wanted to fire me. It really took off after I distributed a trip about visiting Jim Gay at Tandem (claims upwards of 25,000 were reading) ... from IBMJargon:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ....

six copies of something like 300 pages were printed, packaged in TANDEM 3-ring binders and mailed to the executive committee ... part of the summary to the executive summary:
To give the reader an overview of what follows, I include here the most important points. It is impossible to do justice to the entire discussion in such a short summary of a summary

• The perception of many technical people in IBM is that the company is rapidly heading for disaster. Furthermore, people fear that this movement will not be appreciated until it begins more directly to affect revenue, at which point recovery may be impossible

• Many technical people are extremely frustrated with their management and with the way things are going in IBM. To an increasing extent, people are reacting to this by leaving IBM.

• Most of the contributors to the present discussion would prefer to stay with IBM and see the problems rectified. However, there is increasing skepticism that correction is possible or likely, given the apparent lack of commitment by management to take action

• There is a widespread perception that IBM management has failed to understand how to manage technical people and high-technology development in an extremely competitive environment.


... snip ...

online computer conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc

note it wasn't quite so rapidly ... taking another decade (1981-1992) ... "13 baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html
may also work
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,977353-1,00.html
we had left but get a call from bowels of Armonk asking if we could help with the breakup of the company. Lots of business units were using MOUs to leverage supplier contracts in other units, which would be in different corporations after the breakup. All these MOUs would have to be cataloged and turned into their own contracts

We also get email from former coworkers complaining that top executives weren't paying attention to running the business but totally focused on moving expenses from the following year to the current year. We ask our contact in Armonk. He says top executives won't get a bonus for the current year, but the way the bonus plan is written if they can move enough expenses from the following year, nudging it even slightly into the black, they will get a bonus more than twice as large as any previous bonus (aka, getting rewarded for having taken the company into the red)

before we get started, a new CEO is brought in and reverses the breakup

"13 baby blues" trivia ... "Barbarians at the Gate" article ... AMEX was in competition with KKR for (private equity) LBO of RJR and KKR wins. KKR runs into trouble and hires away AMEX president (before he became CEO) to help with RJR.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarians_at_the_Gate:_The_Fall_of_RJR_Nabisco
Then IBM was being reorganized into the 13 "baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company .... when IBM Board hires away the AMEX ex-president as CEO who reverses the breakup and uses some of the PE techniques used at RJR (gone 404 but lives on at wayback machine)
https://web.archive.org/web/20181019074906/http://www.ibmemployee.com/RetirementHeist.shtml

... and IBM turned into financial engineering company (on steroids) Stockman in "The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America"
https://www.amazon.com/Great-Deformation-Corruption-Capitalism-America-ebook/dp/B00B3M3UK6/
pg464/loc9995-10000:
IBM was not the born-again growth machine trumpeted by the mob of Wall Street momo traders. It was actually a stock buyback contraption on steroids. During the five years ending in fiscal 2011, the company spent a staggering $67 billion repurchasing its own shares, a figure that was equal to 100 percent of its net income.

pg465/loc10014-17:
Total shareholder distributions, including dividends, amounted to $82 billion, or 122 percent, of net income over this five-year period. Likewise, during the last five years IBM spent less on capital investment than its depreciation and amortization charges, and also shrank its constant dollar spending for research and development by nearly 2 percent annually.
... snip ...

stock buyback posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#stock.buyback
Gerstner posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#gerstner
Pension posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#pensions

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 06 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

Starting in early 80s, one of my projects was HSDT, T1 & faster computer links and working with the director of NSF. We were suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputer centers, but then congress cuts the budget, some other things happen and finally an RFP is released (in part based on what we already had running). IBM internal politics prevent us from bidding, NSF director tries to help by writing IBM a letter (with support from other agencies), copying the IBM CEO, but that just makes the internal politics worse. Old post with preliminary announcement
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12
The OASC has initiated three programs: The Supercomputer Centers Program to provide Supercomputer cycles; the New Technologies Program to foster new supercomputer software and hardware developments; and the Networking Program to build a National Supercomputer Access Network - NSFnet.
... snip ...

as regional networks connect in, it becomes the NSFNET backbone, precursor to modern internet
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401444/grid-computing/

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
NSFNET posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet

The last product we did at IBM was HA/CMP, it originally started out as HA/6000 for NYTimes to enable them porting their newspaper system (ATEX) from VAX/Cluster to IBM. When I started doing technical/scientific cluster scaleup with national labs and commercial cluster scaleup with RDBMS vendors, I renamed it HA/CMP. Old reference to Jan1992 meeting on commercial cluster scaleup in (Oracle CEO) conference room (16-way by mid-1992, 128-way by ye1992).
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#13

Within a few weeks, cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM Supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we are told we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors. We leave IBM a few months later. Some of the same people blocking our NSF bidding, also involved in cluster scaleup transfer

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

Supercomputers started evolving into massive numbers of clustered commodity processors ... and then the large cloud operators started leveraging the same technology for massive cloud megadatacenters as well as leveraging the NSFNET technology for accessing supercomputer datacenters.

megadatacenter postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#megadatacenter

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What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War
Date: 06 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War. That the war went on so long may be tragic, but it is hardly surprising.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/07/06/afghanistan-war-malkasian-book-excerpt-497843
Why did we lose? I've been trying to answer that question for 12 years, starting in 2009 when I was a civilian officer in the far-off district of Garmser in Helmand Province. I continued to ponder the question in 2013 and 2014, when I served as political adviser to Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of all U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and later as Dunford's senior adviser when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As I traveled the country with senior U.S. military commanders, I saw that in battle after battle, numerically superior and better-supplied soldiers and police were being defeated by poorly resourced and unexceptionally led Taliban -- a dynamic certain to eventually doom the Afghan government unless the United States were to stay indefinitely.
... snip ...

The Daily 202: Biden takes steps to rein in 'forever wars' in Afghanistan and Iraq
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/06/15/daily-202-biden-takes-steps-rein-forever-wars-afghanistan-iraq/

Boyd quote
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/john-boyds-art-of-war/
"Here too Boyd had a favorite line. He often said, 'It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything the Pentagon does makes sense. The strategy is, don't interrupt the money flow, add to it.'"
... snip ...

A People's Guide to the War Industry
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/24/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -2: Profits & Deception. Christian Sorensen maps out the global system of weapons mongering. Second in a series of five articles on the U.S. military-industrial-congressional complex.
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/26/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-2-profits-deception/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda. When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/28/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-3-bribery-propaganda/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -4: The New BOSS
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/31/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-4-the-new-boss/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/06/02/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-5-portfolio-of-conflicts/

... very much Smedley Butler's "War Is A Racket"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
... and "perpetual war" is preferred over actually winning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_war
Smedley Butler, retired USMC major general and two-time Medal of Honor Recipient
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war

John Boyd posts and URLs
http://www.garlic.com/lynn/subboyd.html

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report writer alternatives

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: report writer alternatives
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.ibm-main
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 19:30:31 -1000
4th generation language drift ....

even before SQL (& RDBMS) originally done on vm370/CMS (at IBM San Jose research) there were other "4th Generation Languages", one of the original 4th generation languages, Mathematica made available through one of the 60s commercial virtual machine online service bureau spinoffs from the IBM cambridge science center (cp67/cms, precursor to vm370/cms)

http://www.decosta.com/Nomad/tales/history.html
One could say PRINT ACROSS MONTH SUM SALES BY DIVISION and receive a report that would have taken many hundreds of lines of Cobol to produce. The product grew in capability and in revenue, both to NCSS and to Mathematica, who enjoyed increasing royalty payments from the sizable customer base. FOCUS from Information Builders, Inc (IBI), did even better, with revenue approaching a reported $150M per year. RAMIS moved among several owners, ending at Computer Associates in 1990, and has had little limelight since. NOMAD's owners, Thomson, continue to market the language from Aonix, Inc. While the three continue to deliver 10-to-1 coding improvements over the 3GL alternatives of Fortran, Cobol, or PL/1, the movements to object orientation and outsourcing have stagnated acceptance.
... snip ...

other history
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramis_software

When Mathematica makes Ramis available to TYMSHARE for their VM370-based commercial online service (and others), NCSS does their own version
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomad_software
and then followon FOCUS from IBI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOCUS
Information Builders's FOCUS product began as an alternate product to Mathematica's RAMIS, the first Fourth-generation programming language (4GL).

National CSS (NCSS), a Time-sharing vendor, licensed rights to make RAMIS available on its VP/CSS system.[4]

At some point Mathematica changed its licensing price.[5]

The interested parties were:[4]

NCSS, which was marketing RAMIS (and other products) for use on their time-sharing system

Mathematica, owner of RAMIS Key developers/programmers of RAMIS some stayed with Mathematica

others left to form the company that became Information Builders, known for its FOCUS product

... snip ...

4th gen programming language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth-generation_programming_language

this mentions "first financial language" done at another 60s early commercial online (virtual machine) spinoff from the IBM cambridge science center
https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102658182

as an aside, a decade later, person responsible for FFL joins with another to form startup and does the original spreadsheet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VisiCalc

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
online virtual machine commercial service bureaus (first two were spin-off of cambridge science center)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#timeshare

some past posts mentioning 4th gen, Nomad, ramis, focus
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#67 RDBMS, SQL, QBE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#29 System/R, QBE, IMS, EAGLE, IDEA, DB2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#16 The amount of software running on traditional servers is set to almost halve in the next 3 years amid the shift to the cloud, and it's great news for the data center business
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#4 IBM Midrange today?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#45 DEC introduces PDP-6 [was Re: IBM introduces System/360]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#3 Has Microsoft commuted suicide
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#85 z/VM Live Guest Relocation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#24 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#83 Ferranti Atlas paging
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#39 The complete history of the IBM PC, part two: The DOS empire strikes; The real victor was Microsoft, which built an empire on the back of a shadily acquired MS-DOS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#29 Db2! was: NODE.js for z/OS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#85 Great mainframe history(?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#28 {wtf} Tymshare SuperBasic Source Code

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 07 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

Haven't looked a lot lately ... a couple years with all the press from IBM about shifting to the CLOUD ... showed that the amount IBM was touting for its CLOUD investment was tiny portion of what major CLOUD operations were investing each year. Also for EC12 mainframe ... IBM had stopped releasing mainframe hardware sales ... just change from prior years ... ran it from when they did release numbers and showed it was only 1-2% of total earnings ... however total mainframe group (including software and services) earnings were 25% of total and mainframe group profit was 40% of total profit (aka still milking that declining market). Hard to separate it out from all the IBM puffery.

(2013) New IBM Buyback Plan Is For Over 10 Percent Of Its Stock
http://247wallst.com/technology-3/2013/10/29/new-ibm-buyback-plan-is-for-over-10-percent-of-its-stock/
(2014) IBM Asian Revenues Crash, Adjusted Earnings Beat On Tax Rate Fudge; Debt Rises 20% To Fund Stock Buybacks
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-21/ibm-asian-revenues-crash-adjusted-earnings-beat-tax-rate-fudge-debt-rises-20-fund-st
The company has represented that its dividends and share repurchases have come to a total of over $159 billion since 2000.
... snip ...

(2016) After Forking Out $110 Billion on Stock Buybacks, IBM Shifts Its Spending Focus
https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/04/25/after-forking-out-110-billion-on-stock-buybacks-ib.aspx
(2018) ... still doing buybacks ... but will (now?, finally?, a little?) shift focus needing it for redhat purchase.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/ibm-to-buy-back-up-to-4-billion-of-its-own-shares
(2019) IBM Tumbles After Reporting Worst Revenue In 17 Years As Cloud Hits Air Pocket
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-16/ibm-tumbles-after-reporting-worst-revenue-17-years-cloud-hits-air-pocket

stock buyback posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#stock.buyback

other IBM posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#55 Stock Buybacks Threaten Economic Growth
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#72 IBM revenue has fallen for 20 quarters -- but it used to run its business very differently
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#64 IBM Tumbles After Reporting Worst Revenue In 17 Years As Cloud Hits Air Pocket
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#2 After Forking Out $110 Billion on Stock Buybacks, IBM Shifts Its Spending Focus
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#18 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#104 Tax Cut for Stock Buybacks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#49 The 50 Largest Stashes of Cash Companies Keep Overseas
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#17 There's No Such Thing as Corporate DNA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#111 The Decline and Fall of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#80 IBM Sales Fall Again, Pressuring Rometty's Profit Goal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#69 Is end of mainframe near ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#54 IBM Sales Fall Again, Pressuring Rometty's Profit Goal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#48 IBM hopes new chip can turn the tables on Intel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#77 Why IBM Is Tumbling: BRIC Sales Plunge, Total Revenue Lowest Since 2009
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#75 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#91 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#55 Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#54 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#24 IBM sells Intel server business, company is doomed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#101 Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#93 Maximizing shareholder value: The Goal that changed corporate America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#79 Shocking news: Execs do what they're paid to do
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#48 IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#34 IBM sells x86 server business to Lenovo (was Levono)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#25 IBM Asian Revenues Crash, Adjusted Earnings Beat On Tax Rate Fudge; Debt Rises 20% To Fund Stock Buybacks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#16 IBM to invest 1.2B into Cloud Data Centers

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Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Newsgroups: comp.arch
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:15:18 -1000
Stephen Fuld <sfuld@alumni.cmu.edu.invalid> writes:
I take your point, but I don't consider Rollout/Rollin to be swapping. To me swapping implies the ability to reload the swapped out program to a different physical location. This is part and parcel of one of my criticisms of the S/360 architecture. The reliance on using at least one of the GPRs as a "base register", that ended up containing a physical address caused a lot of problems. At our site, Rollout/Rollin was basically useless. The only thing you could do was to rollout one program if you had a higher priority program to run in that partition. But even if a job in another partition finished, you couldn't rollin the rolledout job into that partition. This was what led TSS/360 to be such a total disaster. Having one HW base register that was set by the OS when a job was first initiated or "rolled in" or switched to would have been a much better decision. Of course, this was "fixed" in S360/67 and later S/370s by the DAT mechanism.

OS/360 heavily dependent on embedded fixed addresses between program modules. Each CSECTs had table of location (RLD) of these fixed addresses. Program load would run each CSECT table adjusting the addresses. This fixed the location of that program for duration of execution.

trivia: a decade ago, I was asked to track down decision to move all 370s to virtual memory and found guy was staff to one of the execs. Basically MVT storage management was so bad that "region" sizes had to be four times larger than actually used ... as a result typical one mbyte, 370/165 could only run four concurrent regions. Going to virtual memory would allow number of concurrent regions to be increased by a factor of four times with little or no paging. old archived post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#73

VS2 Release 1 (SVS) was essentailly very much like running MVT in a CP67 16mbyte virtual machine ... except the build of the address table was done by MVT and a little bit paging code added. The biggest effort was CP67 CCWTRANS was hacked into EXCP/SVC0 to do the copy of passed (I/O) channel programs, substituting the virtual address with real address. However, the CSECT/RLD convention still continued ... which then had the downside of all the program pages still had to be preloaded by the program loader and all pages with address pointers where now modified/changed (and would have to be paged out). It was not possible to just page map the virtual memory to the program image on disk.

TSS/360 (official virtual memory operating system for 360/67) had solved that problem by moving the RLD equivalents to a separate system table ... and program invokation just required prebuilding that table ... and then mapping virtual memory to program image on disk (w/o preloading) and invoking the program. This also had the advantage in that several application address spaces could have concurrent shared image of the same program ... concurrently (even located at different virtual addresses, in different address spaces).

Some of the MIT CTSS people went the 5th flr to Project MAC to do MULTICS, others went to the ibm science center on the 4th flr and did CP40/CMS (CP40 ran on 360/40 that had been modified with virtual memory hardware). CP40/CMS morphs into CP67/CMS (precursor to VM370/CMS) when 360/67 standard with virtual memory becomes available.

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

I had done a virtual paged mapped filesystem for CP67/CMS (and later moved to VM370/CMS) ... and would comment that I learned what not to do by observing TSS/360 implementation. One of the TSS/360 performance issues was that it just paged mapped the programs (everthing 4k page fault at a time, no read-ahead or multiple 4k transfers in single operation) ... so loading required multiple (potentially large number) individual 4k synchronous page faults. I did a lot of work on being able to schedule preload & read-ahead as much as possible (given amount and contention for real storage). This met much of the program could be loaded with single I/O operation (rather than 4k at a time with separate I/O operations) ... and program execution could be started before the whole program was available in memory.

mmap (page-mapped) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#mmap

The downside was CMS used a lot of OS/360 compilers that generated CSECTS with the RLD convention. I had to go through a lot of effort to create program images on disk that could be page mapped and be shared concurrently in multiple different addresses spaces ... even at different virtual address locations (like in TSS/360).

adcon/RLD issues for cms page-mapped filesystem posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#adcon

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#24 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

... reflects poorly here
https://www.ibm.com/kyndryl
Kyndryl designs, runs and manages the most modern, efficient and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on every day
... snip ...

IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out. Behind the curtain: Server crashes, thumbs down on Slack, staff compared to shoemaker's kids, and more
https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/08/ibm_arvind_email/
A third IBM insider suggested it was more like 100,000 people having trouble accessing their email as of Tuesday and likened the situation to an outage affecting an entire country. This individual characterized the situation as a major embarrassment for a company that handles IT systems for a living.

IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say

IBM email fiasco complicates sales deals, is worse than biz is letting on - sources

Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

Age discrimination case against IBM leaks emails, docs via bad redaction

... snip ...

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IBM Fan-fold cards

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Fan-fold cards
Date: 09 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
I manage to keep whole pile of fan-fold cards, green, yellow, orange, blue, etc ... up until the latest downsizing 2yrs ago. blue 360/67 (from "M" that invented "GML" in 1969, i.e. "GML" chosen from 1st letters of the three inventors) and vmshare user card ... TYMSHARE CMS-based online computer conferencing that they started providing to IBM user group SHARE starting in Aug1976, archive here
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

67 blue card & vmshare card

67 blue card and vmshare card

there was a cms ios3270 (part of) "green card" ... i've done a q&d conversion from ios3270 to html
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/gcard.html

it didn't have all of green/yellow card ... but I had "back in the day" added (some device sense info) from 360/67 "blue card". IOS3270 trivia: The 3090 service processor started out as 4331 running highly modified version of VM370 release 6 ... but got upgraded to pair of 4361s ... 3092
https://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PP3090.html
... comment requires two (FBA) 3370 disks (one for each 4361) ... even MVS 3090 systems which have never had FBA support (IBM mainframes still requiring CKD DASD, even tho haven't been made for decades, simulated on industry standard fixed-block disks).

and old archived email from 3092 group:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#email861031
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#email861223

Very early days of REX(X) (well before even being released to customers), I wanted to demonstrate that it wasn't just another pretty scripting language and decided to rewrite IPCS (very large assembler program) ... objective was do it in under 3months half time with ten times the function and running ten times faster (slight of hand for interpreted REX). I finished early ... so started do an automated diagnostic library that look for common failure signatures. I thought it would be released (replacing existing IPCS) but never happened (it included simple decompiler and automated storage formating ... with maclib member name specified) ... possibly because it was during height of OCO-wars (IBM decreed it would no longer ship program source and customers were bitterly complaining). Later, local management did approve my presenting how I did the implementation at user group meetings ... and within a few months, non-IBM implemented versions started appearing. Some discussion of the OCO-wars can be found in VMSHARE archives.

DUMPRX (IPCS replacement) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dumprx

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Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Newsgroups: comp.arch
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:28:36 -1000
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#25 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

this has discussion of assembler generating RLD (ESD, TXT, etc) cards
http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/370/asm/SC26-3759-1_OS_Assembler_H_Programmers_Guide_Jun72.pdf

this has discussion of linkedit processing RLD (ESD, TXT, etc) card
http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/360/os/R21.0_Mar72/GC28-6538-9_OS_Linkage_Editor_and_Loader_Release_21_Jan72.pdf

i.e. before starting execution, link editor fiddles all the information to force address constants to their "real" (and then later virtual) address corresponding to the location that it has been loaded

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Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Newsgroups: comp.arch
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:01:50 -1000
John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> writes:
The IBMSJ article on the 360 architecture says that the point of base+displacement addressing was to made the addresses in the instructions small enough to let code fit on small systems (remember that DOS originally ran in 16K) while enabling linear addressing in large systems. I think they also wrongly believed that forcing all addresses to use base registers would make hardware relocation unnecessary, which was of course completely wrong.

I gather that the code in APL\360 was sufficiently disciplined that it could swap out a user's data block and swap it back in somewhere else and fix up the data base register and it would work, but that was quite unusual.


re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#25 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#28 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

APL\360 was all interpreted ... so didn't actually execute ... it was code in the fixed supervisor that executed. Typical APL/360 had two 16kbyte swap regions and could swap out and swap back into either swap regions ... and then apl\360 just had register(s) that pointed to the specific workspace region.

Note APL\360 did no storage allocation on every assignment ... and when it exhaused available storage (in 16kbyte workspace region), it would garbage collection and condense all used space to contiguous area. When science center ported it to CP67/CMS for CMS\APL wih larrge virtual memory (demand paged) workspaces ... it would cause enormous amount of page thrashing ... guarenteed to repeatedly & quickly touch every available virtual memory page ... and then garbage collect and start again ... even relatively small program with lots of assignments would repeatedly traverse all available pages in the virtual address space. This had to be completely reworked for demand page large virtual memory workspaces.

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
HONE and/or APL posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone

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Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
Newsgroups: comp.arch
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:40:33 -1000
John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> writes:
These days Unix and linux systems do more or less the same thing but they limit the overhead by combining all of the writable data for an entire library into one place and loading it immediately after the code so intructions can use relative offsets to get to the data.

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#25 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#28 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#29 Execute and IBM history, not Sequencer vs microcode

Some of the MIT CTSS people went to the 5th flr and Project MAC to do MULTICS and others went to science center on the 4th flr and did cp40/cms ... which morphs into cp67/cms when 360/67 standard with virtual memory becomes available.

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

When I joined the science center, I figured I could do anything the multics people were doing, so wrote a page-mapped filesystem for CMS and provided support for location independent execution (even having r/o sharing of same executable image at different virtual addresses in different virtual address spaces).

page-mapped filesystem support posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#mmap

To actually support R/O shared (segment) location independence (since the underlying stuff borrowed from os/360 didn't), I had to manually rewrite application inline code to support sharing and use relative offsets (rather than RLD processing, which would have also modified storage violating R/O shared) ... managed to do it for major, high-use applications ... editors, shell/execs, various other applications and utilities.

location independent executable support posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#adcon

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IBM Programming Projects

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Programming Projects
Date: 09 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
VLSI tools group at the Los Gatos lab did a number of languages with Metware's TWS ... and then does Pascal (IBM eventually releases as VS/Pascal) which is used for a number of applications (including mainframe TCP/IP that ships to customers).

After the troubles in the early 90s and reprieve from being split into the "13 baby blues", many of the internal tools were being spun off to a industry company. Since much of the VLSI industry ran on SUN servers and workstations ... a requirement was all these applications had to run on SUN. After I left IBM, I got an IBM contract to port a Los Gatos VLSI 50,000 statement pascal application to SUN. I somewhat came to the conclusion that SUN Pascal may have never been used for much more than education purposes (no major application) and in retrospect it may have been easier to have rewritten it in C. Complicating matters was SUN had outsourced PASCAL to an organization 12 time zones away ... while it was easy to drop into SUN hdqtrs, it didn't do much good since the Pascal group was now on the opposite of the planet (that group had previously been involved in putting up the space station). Porting to SUN Pascal posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001b.html#30 perceived forced conversion from cp/m to ms-dos in late 80's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004f.html#42 Infiniband - practicalities for small clusters
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#19 Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats for 2009, will they cause creation of highly-secure Corporate-wide Intranets?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#71 New HD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#36 Quote on Slashdot.org
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#93 Curious observation: lack of a simple optimization in a C program
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#24 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#43 The most important invention from every state
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#37 IBM HA/CMP Product
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#95 What's Fortran?!?!

Earlier, the communication group was fiercely fighting off client/server, distributed computing and releasing mainframe TCP/IP support ... when the lost the TCP/IP battle, they changed tactics and said since the communication group had corporate strategic "ownership" for everything that crosses datacenter wall ... TCP/IP had to be released through them. What shipped got 44kbyte/sec aggregate throughput using nearly whole 3090 processor. I then did the changes to support RFC1044 and in some tuning tests at Cray Research between 4341 and Cray got sustained 4341 channel throughput using only modest amount of 4341 processor (something like 500 times improvement in number of bytes moved per instruction executed). RFC1044 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#1044

Just recently posted comment about rewritting (large assembler) IPCS (dump reader) application in REX (very early REX days, well before renamed REXX and released to customers). DUMPRX posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dumprx

Shortly after joining IBM, I had written a PLI program that read 360&370 assembler listings ... creating flow diagram and register use table ... that looked for "dead code" and possible register "use before set" issues ... also would spit out a psuedo-Pascal representation of the assembler code. past posts about app that tried to analyze assembler listsings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#57 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#80 Languages
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#97 ABO Automatic Binary Optimizer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#25 Is it a lost cause?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#69 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011j.html#49 "How do you feel about 'gotos'"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#65 You know you've been Lisp hacking to long when
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007p.html#57 Translation of IBM Basic Assembler to C?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#64 IBM System/360 DOS still going strong as Z/VSE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006x.html#35 "The Elements of Programming Style"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#32 To RISC or not to RISC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#31 To RISC or not to RISC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006p.html#1 Greatest Software Ever Written?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006e.html#32 transputers again was: The demise of Commodore
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005u.html#45 IBM's POWER6
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005b.html#16 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004m.html#35 Shipwrecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#36 Assembly language formatting on IBM systems

Did some amount of APL-coding after science center ported APL\360 to CP67/CMS for CMS\APL ... had to rework internal APL storage management that was a disaster in large virtual memory workspaces ... also added APIs for system services, like file I/O ... enabling real world applications ... typical APL\360 was swapped 16kbyte workspaces. science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

Did lots of operating system architecture, design and implementations ... after joining IBM, one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters ... including online sales&marketing support HONE systems, which were long customers. HONE &/or APL posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 09 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#24 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#26 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

Whitehurst fallout: 'The future IBM we will probably never see'
https://www.wraltechwire.com/2021/07/08/whitehurst-fallout-the-future-ibm-we-will-probably-never-see/
Technology columnist Timothy Prickett Morgan is harshly critical of Jim Whitehurst's departure as president of IBM, writing: "Someone at the company forgot what being named president of the IBM Company means. Or no longer cared."
... snip ...

from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with *SYNCOPHANCY* and *MAKE NO WAVES* under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat ... But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.
... snip ...

... another side effect, middle management and lower level executives learned to carefully manage the flow of information up. Other FS info (with some reference to demise of FS, and getting stuff back into 370 product pipeline, quick&dirty 303x and 3081 efforts kicked off in parallel) http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

... any success Learson may have had was obliterated in the FS failure (and IBM bureaucracy kills off wild ducks)
Management Briefing
Number 1-72: January 18,1972
ZZ04-1312

TO ALL IBM MANAGERS:

Once again, I'm writing you a Management Briefing on the subject of bureaucracy. Evidently the earlier ones haven't worked. So this time I'm taking a further step: I'm going directly to the individual employees in the company. You will be reading this poster and my comment on it in the forthcoming issue of THINK magazine. But I wanted each one of you to have an advance copy because rooting out bureaucracy rests principally with the way each of us runs his own shop.

We've got to make a dent in this problem. By the time the THINK piece comes out, I want the correction process already to have begun. And that job starts with you and with me.

Vin Learson

... and ...


+-----------------------------------------+ | "BUSINESS ECOLOGY" | | | | | | +---------------+ | | | BUREAUCRACY | | | +---------------+ | | | | is your worst enemy | | because it - | | | | POISONS the mind | | STIFLES the spirit | | POLLUTES self-motivation | | and finally | | KILLS the individual. | +-----------------------------------------+ "I'M Going To Do All I Can to Fight This Problem . . ." by T. Vincent Learson, Chairman

... snip ...

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Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
Date: 09 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#19 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#24 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#26 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#32 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself

In the late 70s & early 80s, I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s) ... folklore is that when corporate executive committee was told, 5of6 wanted to fire me (claims were upwards of 25,000 were reading). It really took off after distributed a trip report visiting Jim Gray at Tandem ... from IBMJargon:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ...

six copies of something like 300 pages were printed, packaged in TANDEM 3-ring binders and mailed to the executive committee ... part of the summary to the executive summary:
SUMMARY OF THE SUMMARY

To give the reader an overview of what follows, I include here the most important points. It is impossible to do justice to the entire discussion in such a short summary of a summary

• The perception of many technical people in IBM is that the company is rapidly heading for disaster. Furthermore, people fear that this movement will not be appreciated until it begins more directly to affect revenue, at which point recovery may be impossible

• Many technical people are extremely frustrated with their management and with the way things are going in IBM. To an increasing extent, people are reacting to this by leaving IBM.

• Most of the contributors to the present discussion would prefer to stay with IBM and see the problems rectified. However, there is increasing skepticism that correction is possible or likely, given the apparent lack of commitment by management to take action

• There is a widespread perception that IBM management has failed to understand how to manage technical people and high-technology development in an extremely competitive environment.

... snip ...

... note it wasn't quite so rapidly ... taking another decade, IBM is being reorganized into the 13 "Baby Blues" in preparation for breaking up the company (gone behind paywall, but mostly living free at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html
may also work
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,977353-1,00.html

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IBM Fan-fold cards

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Fan-fold cards
Date: 09 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#27 IBM Fan-fold cards

Kingston Common System(?) had collected lots of VM370 changes from internal datacenters around the company. One of the analysis was that Common system had was more collected lines-of-code add-on (twice as much) to VM370 than was in the base system ... and about same number of lines of code as in the SHARE WATERLOO tape ... with a lot of overlap in functions between what was in the Common System and what was on the WATERLOO tape. Part of the issue was that in the morph from CP67->VM370, lots of things were greatly simplified and/or dropped ... the CP67 multiprocessor support was dropped as well as a lot of CP67 stuff I had done as an undergraduate in the 60s (that had been picked up and shipped by IBM).

I eventually got around to migrating a lot of the CP67 stuff to VM370 for internal distribution (some competition/overlap with Common). Old email about my CSC/VM initially on VM370 Release 2.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email750102
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email750430

Note: CSC had joint project with Endicott to add 370 architecture support to CP67, CP67L was enhanced 360/67 system, CP67H added virtual memory 370 virtual machine support and CP67I was modified to run on 370 architecture (instead of 360/67 architecture). Three people from San Jose then added 3330 & 2305 device support for CP67SJ. CP67I was in regular operation a year before the 1st engineering 370 with virtual memory support and CP67I (or CP67SJ) was running on internal 370 virtual memory real machines long before VM370 was available. Then internal 370 systems started moving to VM370 (and away from my internal CP67 systems) ... until I got around to migrating to VM370.

Note my initial CSC/VM was on release 2 base ... didn't have the CP67 multiprocessor support, but did include the CP67 kernel/logic (re)org for multiprocessor operation. I then added hardware multiprocessor support on a release 3 base ... initially for the consolidated US HONE system up in palo alto. It had been enhanced for single system image (loosely-coupled), eight processor complex all accessing large 3330 disk farm (with load balancing and fall-over support). CSC/VM on release 3 base with multiprocessor support allowed them to add a 2nd 168-3 processor to each system, for 16processors total. other trivia: I had also done a page-mapped filesystem for CP67/CMS ... which I also migrated to VM370

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
multiprocessor, smp, and/or compare&swap
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp
hone (&/or APL) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone
page mapped filesystem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#mmap

posts mentioning CP67L, CP67H, CP67L, CP67SJ
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#6 IBM 370
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#5 Z/VM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#28 Science Center
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#49 DEC introduces PDP-6 [was Re: IBM introduces System/360]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#45 DEC introduces PDP-6 [was Re: IBM introduces System/360]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#18 IBM Profs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#87 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#57 Difference between MVS and z / OS systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#71 New HD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#62 Any cool anecdotes IBM 40yrs of VM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#72 IBM Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#69 Boeing Plant 2 ... End of an Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#31 Mainframe Executive article on the death of tape
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#23 Item on TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#51 Source code for s/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#17 old email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#3 "Portable" data centers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007i.html#16 when was MMU virtualization first considered practical?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#3 IBM sues maker of Intel-based Mainframe clones
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006q.html#1 Materiel and graft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006.html#38 Is VIO mandatory?

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Cloud computing's destiny

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Cloud computing's destiny
Date: 10 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Cloud computing's destiny: operating as a single global computer, enabled by serverless. The next phase for cloud is coalescing public and private data centers across the globe into a 'single infinitely powerful computer' that is easy to access and use. IBM has a roadmap.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-cloud-as-a-single-global-computer/

a couple years ago with all the press from IBM about shifting to the CLOUD ... showed that the amount IBM was touting for its CLOUD investment was tiny fraction of what major CLOUD operations were investing each year.

Starting in early 80s, one of my projects was HSDT, T1 & faster computer links and working with the director of NSF. We were suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputer centers, but then congress cuts the budget, some other things happen and finally an RFP is released (in part based on what we already had running). IBM internal politics prevent us from bidding, NSF director tries to help by writing IBM a letter (with support from other agencies), copying the IBM CEO, but that just makes the internal politics worse.

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

Old post with preliminary announcement
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12
The OASC has initiated three programs: The Supercomputer Centers Program to provide Supercomputer cycles; the New Technologies Program to foster new supercomputer software and hardware developments; and the Networking Program to build a National Supercomputer Access Network - NSFnet.
... snip ...

as regional networks connect in, it becomes the NSFNET backbone, precursor to modern internet (and the access to large supercomputer datacenters also has morphed into access to large cloud megadatacenters)
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401444/grid-computing/

NSFNET posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
internet/internetworking protocol posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internet

The last product we did at IBM was HA/CMP, it originally started out as HA/6000 for NYTimes to enable them porting their newspaper system (ATEX) from VAX/Cluster to IBM. When I started doing technical/scientific cluster scaleup with national labs and commercial cluster scaleup with RDBMS vendors, I renamed it HA/CMP. Old reference to Jan1992 meeting on commercial cluster scaleup in (Oracle CEO) conference room (16-way by mid-1992, 128-way by ye1992).
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#13

Within a few weeks, cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM Supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we are told we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors. We leave IBM a few months later. Some of the same people blocking our NSF bidding, also involved in cluster scaleup transfer

HACMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

Supercomputers started evolving into massive numbers of clustered commodity processors ... and then the large cloud operators started leveraging the same technology for massive cloud megadatacenters as well as leveraging the NSFNET technology for accessing supercomputer datacenters (for cloud access).

co-worker at the cambridge science center was responsible for the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from nearly the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s) ... technology was also used for the corporate sponsored univ network BITNET (also larger than arpanet/internet for a time)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BITNET

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
internal network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet
BITNET (&/or EARN) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#bitnet

In 1977, we both transfer to IBM San Jose research .. "IBM'S MISSED OPPORTUNITY WITH THE INTERNET" (gone behind paywall but lives free at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20000124004147/http://www1.sjmercury.com/svtech/columns/gillmor/docs/dg092499.htm
also Edson (passes Aug2020)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edson_Hendricks
"It's Cool to Be Clever: The Story of Edson C. Hendricks, the Genius Who Invented the Design for the Internet"
https://www.amazon.com/Its-Cool-Be-Clever-Hendricks/dp/1897435630/

megadatacenter postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#megadatacenter

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Cloud computing's destiny

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Cloud computing's destiny
Date: 10 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny

.. the press when APPLE switched to Intel was because that IBM wasn't designing power efficient chips for portable device battery life (focusing on higher margin server chips). The APPLE most recent switch was Intel wasn't keeping up with power efficient chips.

Apple unleashes M1
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/apple-unleashes-m1/
With industry-leading performance, powerful features, and incredible efficiency, M1 is Apple's first chip designed specifically for the Mac
... snip ...

Apple M1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_M1
The M1 has four high-performance 'Firestorm' and four energy-efficient 'Icestorm' cores, providing a hybrid configuration similar to ARM DynamIQ and Intel's Lakefield and Alder Lake processors.[6] This combination allows power-use optimizations not possible with previous Apple-Intel architecture devices. Apple claims the energy-efficient cores use one-tenth the power of the high-performance ones.[7] The high-performance cores have 192 KB of L1 instruction cache and 128 KB of L1 data cache and share a 12 MB L2 cache; the energy-efficient cores have a 128 KB L1 instruction cache, 64 KB L1 data cache, and a shared 4 MB L2 cache.
... snip ...

Apple M1 Chip: Everything You Need to Know
https://www.macrumors.com/guide/m1/
The M1 chip and beyond: The present and future of Apple silicon on the Mac Everything you need to know about Apple's homegrown Mac chips.
https://www.macworld.com/article/234860/apple-silicon-m1-system-on-chip-macbook-air-macbook-pro-mac-mini-imac-m1x-specs-features-intel-apps-rosetta-2.html

... the large cloud operators have been claiming for over a decade that they assemble their own systems for 1/3rd the cost of brand name servers. About the time the major server chip makers were saying they were shipping at least half their server chip product directly to large cloud operators (to do their own assembly), IBM sold off its (brand name) server business.

... large cloud operators have also been pressuring Intel regarding chip power efficiency for their large megadatacenters (including switching to different architectures), each with over half million systems. As they have drastically cut server costs, power&cooling has increasingly become a major part of their operation costs

megadatacenter postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#megadatacenter

Apple, Power/PC, Intel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#3 Will The Cloud Take Down The Mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#111 Online Timsharing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#36 When did the home computer die?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#103 SEX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#9 The Mainframe vs. the Server Farm: A Comparison
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#94 Migration off Mainframe to other platform
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#17 The Pentagon still uses computer software from 1958 to manage its contracts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#6 How do BIG WEBSITES work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#55 Why Can't You Buy z Mainframe Services from Amazon Cloud Services?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#57 Economics of Mainframe Technology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#86 Is end of mainframe near ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#78 Over in the Mainframe Experts Network LinkedIn group
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#24 IBM sells Intel server business, company is doomed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#22 US Federal Reserve pushes ahead with Faster Payments planning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#34 IBM sells x86 server business to Lenovo (was Levono)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#27 IBM sells x86 server business to Levono
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#14 IBM to invest 1.2B into Cloud Data Centers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#50 Mainframe On Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#70 How internet can evolve
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#57 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#51 Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#45 Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#38 Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#35 Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#28 Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo
IBM sell off server business

http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#47 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#27 PC Market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#109 JSF/F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#65 Is AMD Dooomed? A Silly Suggestion!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#29 Eliminating the systems programmer was Re: IBM cuts contractor bil ling by 15 percent (our else)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#45 IBM hopes new chip can turn the tables on Intel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#70 architectures, was Open source software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#6 OT? IBM licenses POWER architecture to other vendors
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#72 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#15 System/360--50 years--the future?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#94 Time to competency for new software language?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#2 Significant Bits
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#12 OS/400 and z/OS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#44 Larrabee delayed: anyone know what's happening?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#19 The Development of the Vital IBM PC in Spite of the Corporate Culture of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005r.html#43 Numa-Q Information
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005r.html#11 Intel strikes back with a parallel x86 design
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005q.html#40 Intel strikes back with a parallel x86 design

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IBM Programming Projects

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Programming Projects
Date: 11 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#27 IBM Fan-fold cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#31 IBM Programming Projects

note I was in research, but LSG let me have part of a wing with offices and labs

from long ago and far away

IBM Palo Alto Scientific Center Report, March 1983 "A Comparison of Modula-2 and Pascal/VS" by A. Hassitt HASSITT@PALOALTO

A very interesting paper. They are making the case that, while Pascal/VS does have its shortcomings, most of Pascal/VS' shortcomings in the areas vital for using it for programming SCPs have been or can be readily overcome. (The issue of source level debugging was not really addressed although mention was made of execution time debugging.)

... snip ...

Recent refs to HSDT (T1 and faster computer links)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36 Cloud computing's destiny

more HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

One of the issues with HSDT RSCS/VNET use was it relied on VM spoolfile system for file storage ... using synchronous DIAGNOSE interface it could do 4k read/write transfers ... but on heavily loaded VM370 ... it would be lucky to get 5-8 transfers/sec, 20k-30k bytes/sec (and blocked from execution during the transfers) or 200kbit-300kbit. For full-duplex T1, HSDT needed it to be able to do 3mbit/sec per link.

I rewrote VM spoolfile system in Pascal/VS running in virtual address space with lots of huge enhancements, contiguous allocation for bigger files, large multiple block transfers, read-ahead, write-behind, asynchronous operation (so RSCS/VNET could continue executing overlapped with transfer) ... looking for up to 3mbyte/sec sustained ... aka possibly ten concurrent T1 links. There were misc. other pathlength fixes, standard spool did sequential search for spool files, I did red/black tree implementation which significantly cut spool file cpu processing for systems with large thousands of spool files.

I also made available re-implemented spool file utilities for vanilla VM systems done in pascal/vs.

some archived posts mentioning HSDTSFS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#57
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#24
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#81
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#77
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#91
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#24
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#23
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#18
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#29
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#25
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#26
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#12
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009h.html#63
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008g.html#22
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007c.html#21
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005s.html#28
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#38
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#3
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004g.html#19
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#63
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#26
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002b.html#44
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000b.html#43

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Cloud computing's destiny

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Cloud computing's destiny
Date: 11 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36 Cloud computing's destiny

RISC vs. CISC Is the Wrong Lens for Comparing Modern x86, ARM CPUs
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323245-risc-vs-cisc-why-its-the-wrong-lens-to-compare-modern-x86-arm-cpus
A Simplified History of the Parts People Agree On

RISC is a term coined by David Patterson and David Ditzel in their 1981 seminal paper "The Case for a Reduced Instruction Set Computer." The two men proposed a new approach to semiconductor design based on observed trends in the late 1970s and the scaling problems encountered by then-current CPUs. They offered the term "CISC" -- Complex Instruction Set Computer -- to describe many of the various CPU architectures already in existence that did not follow the tenets of RISC.

This perceived need for a new approach to CPU design came about as the bottlenecks limiting CPU performance changed. So-called CISC designs, including the original 8086, were designed to deal with the high cost of memory by moving complexity into hardware. They emphasized code density and some instructions performed multiple operations in sequence on a variable. As a design philosophy, CISC attempted to improve performance by minimizing the number of instructions a CPU had to execute in order to perform a given task. CISC instruction set architectures typically offered a wide range of specialized instructions.

... snip ...

... I would claim that John did (801) RISC in the 70s as a counter to the horrible complexity of Future System.

801/risc, iliad, romp, rios, pc/rt, rs/6000, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#801

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iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 13:58:39 -1000
Robin Vowels <robin.vowels@gmail.com> writes:
What also didn't run was FORTRAN-E, that was so full of bugs that we had to withdraw it, and eventually we had to drop the entire OS (Release 13) and go back to Release 11. The next OS that we installed was Release 15 (or was it 16?), by which time 1100 bugs had been corrected !!

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#89 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#17 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

os/360 release 13 was 1st (2nd?) with MVT ... we had skipped from release 11 directly to 14 ... then to combined release 15/16.

boeing huntsville had got a duplex 360/67 for tss/360 to drive 2250 graphic CAD work ... tss/360 never came to production fruition ... so they tried running os/360 MVT (as two separate 360/65s) ... but as mentioned here
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#73
the primary justification for moving all 370s to virtual memory was that MVT storage management was so bad ... that regions typically had to be four times larger than actually used (typical 1mbyte 370/165 was nominally limited to four concurrent regions) ... going to virtual memory (16mbyte virtual address space) could increase the number of regions by factor of four with little or no paging.

MVT storage management disaster increased the longer jobs ran ... and long running 2250 graphic CAD work was nearly impossible. So boeing huntsville added some virtual memory support to MVT (starting with release 13) ... didn't do any paging ... the amount of virtual memory was same as real storage ... but it addressed the enormous MVT storage fragmentation problem for longer running jobs ... being able to reorg addressable memory to create contiguous storage locations (aka part of the same reason motivating moving all 370s to virtual memory).

first os/360 sysgen I did after being hired fulltime at the univ was release 9.5 (mentioned upthread). Then for release 11, I tore apart stage2 sysgen deck and reorganized all the cards to optimize placement of files and pds members for optimized arm seek (and PDS directory multi-track search) ... and stared doing as much as possible new system build in production job stream (instead of stand-alone starter system). Most notable thing I remember about release 15/16 is formating disk, you could specify the cylinder location for vtoc (instead of always cyl0, requiring seek to vtoc/cyl0 for any file lookup) ... allowing placement of vtoc in the middle of files on both sides ... cutting avg arm seek distance for high activity vtoc operations.

Then before I graduate, Boeing hires me fulltime into a small group in the CFO office to help with formation of Boeing Computer Services (move all dataprocessing into independent business unit to better monetize the investment, including offering services to non-Boeing entities). I thot Renton datacenter was possibly largest in the world ... something like $200M-$300M in 360s (majority fortran engineering/scientific work) ... when I was hired, 360/65s were arriving faster than they could be installed, boxes constantly being staged in the hallways around the machine room.

Machine room did have one 360/75 that did some classified work. When classified work was running there was black rope around the perimeter of the system complex with guards stationed at corners ... and heavy black velvet cloth draped over the front console lights and the 1403 printer front window and rear stacker.

some past BCS posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#6 IBM 370
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#78 The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off Course
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#57 "Hollywood modeel" for dealing with engineers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#80 Amdahl
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#54 Learning PDP-11 in 2021
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#62 Early Computer Use
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#5 Availability
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#78 Interactive Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#29 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#10 "This Plane Was Designed By Clowns, Who Are Supervised By Monkeys"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#153 At Boeing, C.E.O.'s Stumbles Deepen a Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#151 OT: Boeing to temporarily halt manufacturing of 737 MAX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#60 IBM 360/67
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#54 IBM bureaucracy

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Why do people hate universal health care? It turns out -- they don't

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Why do people hate universal health care? It turns out -- they don't
Date: 11 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Why do people hate universal health care? It turns out -- they don't. A new survey of 150,000 Americans finds private health care consistently ranks lower than public options.
https://capitalandmain.com/why-do-people-hate-universal-health-care-it-turns-out-they-dont
70 percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' proposal
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/412545-70-percent-of-americans-support-medicare-for-all-health-care
Access to Care, Cost of Care, and Satisfaction With Care Among Adults With Private and Public Health Insurance in the US
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2780540
In this survey study of 149,290 individuals residing in 17 states and the District of Columbia, individuals with employer-sponsored and individually purchased private insurance were more likely to report poor access to health care, higher costs of care, and less satisfaction with care compared with individuals covered by publicly sponsored insurance programs.
... snip ...

Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Deaths a Year
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/19/lancet_report_medicare_for_all
A New Congressional Budget Office Study Shows That Medicare for All Would Save Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Annually
https://jacobinmag.com/2020/12/medicare-for-all-singler-payer-health-insurance-cbo
Seems Like a Good Policy!' CBO Shows Medicare for All Could Cover Everyone for $650 Billion Less Per Year. The analysis shows that administrative costs under a single-payer healthcare system "will be lower than what even the most rabid Medicare for All supporters have traditionally claimed."
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/11/seems-good-policy-cbo-shows-medicare-all-could-cover-everyone-650-billion-less-year
Koch-backed study finds 'Medicare for All' would save U.S. trillions. An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.
https://thinkprogress.org/mercatis-medicare-for-all-study-0a8681353316/
Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That "Medicare for All" Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops. A Koch brothers-backed economist makes a $3 trillion error, but still finds that "Medicare for All" reduces costs and boosts wages.
https://theintercept.com/2018/07/30/medicare-for-all-cost-health-care-wages/
Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion
https://apnews.com/09e06d686a1a481fa76e3fd91f3fcbc2
The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care. Where the Koch brothers see government tyranny, most Americans see common-sense solutions to basic problems, it turns out.
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/09/koch-brothers-health-care-free-college/
Kochland review: how the Kochs bought America - and trashed it
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/07/kochland-review-koch-brothers-pollution-congress-republicans

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180710/NEWS/180719998/is-private-equity-helping-or-hurting-healthcare
How Private Equity Is Ruining American Health Care. Investors have been buying up doctor's offices, cutting costs, and, critics say, putting pressure on physicians in ways that hurt patients. The pandemic could make things even worse.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-05-20/private-equity-is-ruining-health-care-covid-is-making-it-worse
Private equity keeps buying up health care companies. Should patients worry?
https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2018/06/20/private-equity

private equity posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#private.equity

"medicare for all" and/or "single payer" posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#64 Mystery of the Underpaid American Worker
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#35 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#103 Barb
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#100 Barb
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#66 Doubts about the HR departments that require knowledge of technology that does not exist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#29 free, huh, was Bitcoin confusion?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#41 Disregard post (another screwup)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#2 Single Payer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#20 Why a Single-Payer Health Care System is Inevitable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#12 Why a Single-Payer Health Care System is Inevitable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#30 HP splits, again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#6 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#100 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#38 Royal Pardon For Turing

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Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
Date: 11 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#9

Quest for "green" cement draws big name investors to $300B industry. Startups and venture capitalists are joining concrete makers against a hard problem.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/quest-for-green-cement-draws-big-name-investors-to-300b-industry/

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IBM Token-Ring

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Token-Ring
Date: 13 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
One of the things that the communication group did was kneecap the PS2 microchannel cards (part of fiercely fighting off distributed computing and client/server trying to preserves its dumb terminal paradigm), Austin AWD had come out with 801/risc PC/RT (originally for displaywriter follow-on, when that was canceled, they pivot to using it for workstation). For the PC/RT (& its 16bit PC/AT bus), AWD did their own 4mbit Token-Ring card. Follow on was RS/6000 with microchannel and corporate mandated AWD use only PS/2 microchannel cards (and could no longer do their own cards). It turns out that the PS/2 microchannel cards had been kneecapped by the communication group to conform to their paradigm of dumb terminal emulation (fighting off client/server and distributed computing) ... for network cards that was something like 300+ stations on LAN all sharing the same bandwidth. It turns out that the PS/2 16mbit token-ring card had lower per-card throughput than the PC/RT 4mbit token-ring card (i.e. a RS/6000 "server" using a 32bit microchannel 16mbit token-ring card was slower than a PC/RT "server" with its 16bit AT-bus 4mbit token-ring card).

As a "work-around" to the communication group kneecapping of PS/2 cards (and corporate mandates to only use PS/2 microchannel cards), AWD somewhat came out with RS6000/730 with a VMEbus ... and since IBM wasn't making VMEbus cards, AWD had to use industry standard high performance VMEbus cards. There was a joke that RS/6000 forced to use only PS/2 cards, for many things, RS/6000 wouldn't have any better performance than PS/2 (disks, displays, lan, etc).

Also, mid-80s, new Almaden Research bldg was heavily provisioned with CAT5, assuming token-ring ... however they found that 10mbit ethernet had higher aggregate LAN throughput, lower latency, and the 10mbit ethernet cards had much higher per card throughput (than IBM 16mbit token-ring and 16mbit token ring cards).

Marketing used enormous amount of FUD and fabrication telling customers otherwise (over the years, repeatedly told that in IBM, "business ethics" is an "oxymoron")

As I've periodically mentioned, disk senior engineer got a talk scheduled at internal, annual, world-wide communication group conference supposedly on 3174 performance ... but opened the talk with the communication group was going to be responsible for the disk division demise. The disk division was seeing customers moving data to more distributed computing and client/server friendly platforms with drop in disk sales. They had come up with number of solutions that the communication group was constantly vetoing (with their corporate strategic ownership of everything that cross datacenter walls).

Note communication group also tried to fight off availability of TCP/IP mainframe support. When they lost that battle, they changed tactics and said they have corporate strategic ownership of everything that crossed datacenter walls, it had to be released through them. What shipped got 44kbytes/sec aggregate using nearly whole 3090 processor. I then did the RFC1044 enhancements and in some tuning tests at Cray Research between 4341 and Cray, got sustained 4341 channel media throughput using only modest amount of 4341 processor (something like 500 times improvement in bytes moved per instruction executed).

... after seeing an especially egregious example of IBM FUD, I submit a rewrite of part of the business conduct guidelines (all employees each year must sign that they had read it) ... it wasn't accepted

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
online computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
RFC1044 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#1044
NSFNET posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
internet posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internet
801, risc, iliad, romp, rios, pc/rt, rs/6000, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#801

some recent posts specifically mentioning cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#38 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#24 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#99 IQ tests can't measure it, but 'cognitive flexibility' is key to learning and creativity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#87 Mainframe mid-range computing market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#41 IBM Mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#32 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#30 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#23 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#22 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#18 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#16 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#68 Amdahl
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#25 rather far from Univac 90/30 DIAG instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#58 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#55 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#48 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#47 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#46 Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#5 Availability
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#4 Killer Micros
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#3 Will The Cloud Take Down The Mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#2 Will The Cloud Take Down The Mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#1 Will The Cloud Take Down The Mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#0 Will The Cloud Take Down The Mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"

and some posts mentioning NSFnet preliminary announcement (some repeats from above):
The OASC has initiated three programs: The Supercomputer Centers Program to provide Supercomputer cycles; the New Technologies Program to foster new supercomputer software and hardware developments; and the Networking Program to build a National Supercomputer Access Network - NSFnet.

http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#21 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#87 Mainframe mid-range computing market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#54 Switch over to Internetworking Protocol
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#30 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#29 Quic gives the internet's data transmission foundation a needed speedup

and posts with some of the "summary of the (executive) summary" to "Tandem Memos" (again some repeats)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#33 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#20 Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline - unless it learns to migrate itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#5 IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#55 3380 disk capacity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#31 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP

and some posts mentioning bringing down the wrath of the MVS group (some repeats)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#0 MVS Group Wrath
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#40 IBM Mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#23 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#62 IBM / How To Stuff A Wild Duck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#30 Departure Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#28 IBM Cottle Plant Site
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#6 3880 & 3380

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iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:19:29 -1000
undefined Hancock-4 <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> writes:
I don't have my S/360 history handy, but wasn't a foundation to these problems the focus on Future System instead of upgrading System/360? If I recall correctly, they suddenly realized FS wasn't gonna work and S/360 was obsolete so they rushed out S/360 with some improvements, but not a lot. First was the S/3x5 series, then later the improved S/3x8 series which I think was a lot better.

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#89 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#17 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#39 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

motivation for 370/165 (and all other 370s) to virtual memory took hold before FS took over the company. Initial OS/VS2 release 1 was SVS ... little different from running MVT in a CP67 16mbyte virtual machine ... except MVT built the virtual address table and was able to do page faults (but not efficiently or optimized, since they expected little or no page faults) ... biggest issue was fitting CP67 CCWTRANS into EXCP/SVC0 channel program processing ... which created a copy of the passed channel program replacing CCW virtual addresses with real.

part of discussion from archived post (from bit.listserv.ibm-man, could also be found in the google newsgroup archives)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#73
Of course, the estimates for OS/VS were based on a misperception. The Kingston estimate for OS/VS2 Release 1 (SVS) had an estimate for the work needed for Release 2 (MVS), but it was couched as release 1 cost plus a delta - in other words, the same cost as release 1 plus some more. Since the Kingston resources were being redeployed to FS, that meant that there weren't going to be enough people to do both. Since MVS was supposed to be the glide path for FS (which would be OS/VS2 Release 3), this was unwelcome news. xxxxx and yyyyy modified the plan to reuse some of the SVS resources plus people transitioning from OS/360. Bob Evans did his part by cutting a year off the MVS development schedule.
... snip ...

I continued to work on 360/370 all through the FS period ... even periodically ridiculing what they were doing, which wasn't exactly a career enhancing activity (lot of stuff was never really worked out ... just pie-in-the-sky waving hands).

long winded discussion of FS ... including when it finally imploded, quick&dirty 3033 and 3081 efforts were kicked off in parallel
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

Note that 370 virtual memory architecture had a whole bunch of features ... however the 165 hardware people complained that if they had to implement all the architecture features ... it would delay virtual memory announce by six months ... as a result features were dropped to get 370/165 virtual memory back on schedule ... and other platforms that had already implemented the full architecture had to remove the dropped features and any software developed that used the dropped features had to be rewritten.

Future System disaster in the 70s ... from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with *SYNCOPHANCY* and *MAKE NO WAVES* under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat
... snip ...

Major motivation for Future System was clone controllers ... an objective was to make the interfaces so complex that the clone makers wouldn't be able to follow ... some folklore was that 37x5 telecommuncation box was one of the few that tried to still meet the FS objective (with VTAM & NCP).

Note, during FS, internal politics were shutting down 370 projects ... and the lack of new 370 products during the FS period is credited with giving the clone processor makers (like Amdahl) their market foothold (effort to thwart clone controllers enabled clone processor makers).

clone trivia: At the univ. I had taken a two semestor hr intro to fortran/computers ... then within a year, univ. hires me fulltime to be responsible for ibm mainframe system (306/67, but ran as 360/65 with os/360). Then three people from science center came out in jan1968 and installed cp67 and univ. let me play with it on weekends. Original terminal support had 2741 & 1052 terminal support with automagic terminal type identification. Univ. had tty 33s and a 35 ... so I added tty/ascii terminal support and extended automagic terminal type support to tty/ascii. I then wanted to have single dialin phone number for al terminals ... single "hunt group"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_hunting

didn't quite work ... IBM took shortcut in the terminal controller, why it was possible to change the terminal type port interface with the SAD CCW ... couldn't change the line speed (aka work for leased lines). This help prompt the univ. to do a clone controller project ... build a channel interface board for a Interdata/3 programmed to emulate a ibm telecommuncation controller ... with the addition of being able of doing dynamic line speed determination. This was then updated with an Interdata/4 for the channel interface and clusters of Interdata/3 handling the ports. Interdata starts selling it as a clone controller and four of us get written up (for some part of) IBM clone controller business. Perkin-Elmer buys Interdata and continues to sell the box under their own logo.

clone controller posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#360pcm

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iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:50:15 -1000
undefined Hancock-4 <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> writes:
It seemed to me in S/370 days demand for service exceeded computer horsepower to provide it. Online processing was a resource hog in both CPU, memory, and disk.

We could handle five terminals on our S360-40 under MTCS. But 500 terminals on our 158 was another story, basically it was too much. We'd upgrade, but as soon as we upgraded we added another application.


re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#89 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#17 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#39 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#43 iBM System/3 FORTRAN for engineering/science work?

OS/360 systems had huge setup/teardown overhead ... including each file open/close was enormous overhead (I discuss in more detail in the FORTG->WATFOR in this thread). It was why CICS was so popular ... it tried to require all its resources at startup (including large blocks of storage where it ran its own storage allocation algorithms) ... including doing all file open at startup ... and then trying its best to make minimum use of OS/360 ... mostly excp for doing actual file i/o.

mid-70s, I also started to pontificate that while systems were getting faster ... disk performance wasn't increasing as fast ... as well as there being huge amount of bloat. In the early 80s, I was writing that relative system disk performance had declined by an order of magnitude from early 360 days to the early 80s (i.e. disks got 3-5 faster while rest of system got 40-50 times faster). Disk executives took exception and assigned the division performance group to refute my claims ... they came back after a few weeks and basically said I had slightly understated the problem. They then respun the analysis for a (IBM user group) SHARE presentation on how to configure disks to improve system throughput.... 16Aug1984, Share 63, B874. old posts with some intro/summarry
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#18
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006f.html#3
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#68

I had compared a 360/67 with 768kbytes memory, 2314 disks and 2301 paging device ... to 3081 with 32mbytes, 3380 disks and 2305 paging devices ... even tho processor and memory increased 30-50 times, the number of users only increased four times (which was about the change in number of random access from 2314 to 3380), if disks had kept with up the rest of the system, number of users should have increased by factor of 30-50 times ... instead of only four times.

trivia: previous post in thread mentions univ. hires me fulltime. along the way Univ. library got ONR (office naval research) grant to do online catalog ... some of the money went to getting IBM 2321 datacell. Effort was also selected to be betatest site for the original CICS product ... which was added to my tasks. Took awhile but shot a problem where CICS didn't document it had hardcoded some BDAM file options and it turned out the library had created BDAM files with different options ... and CICS would fail on startup not able to open the files.

lots of CICS history, gone 404 but lives on at wayback machine
http://web.archive.org/web/20050409124902/http://www.yelavich.com/cicshist.htm
and
http://web.archive.org/web/20071124013919/http://www.yelavich.com/history/toc.htm

CICS &/or BDAM posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#cics

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Cloud computing's destiny

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Cloud computing's destiny
Date: 14 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#38 Cloud computing's destiny

A commercial online service offering virtual machine online service was TYMSHARE. In AUG1976, TYMSHARE started offering its CMS-based online computer conferencing system free to the IBM user group SHARE as VMSHARE ... archives online here
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

I cut a deal with TYMSHARE to get a monthly tape dump of all VMSHARE files for putting up on internal systems and network. The most difficult problem were the lawyers that were worried that internal employees would be contaminated by exposure to customer information.

online virtual machine commercial service bureaus (first two were spin-off of cambridge science center)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#timeshare

In the late 70 and early 80s, I was blamed for online computer conferencing on the internal network, folklore is that when the corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6 wanted to fire me. Jim Gray left IBM for Tandem in the fall of 1980 and some us would periodically drop by to see him. The computer conferencing really spiked spring of 1981, after I distributed a trip report of one such visit (claims upwards of 25,000 were reading). from IBMJargon:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ...

six copies of something like 300 pages were printed, packaged in TANDEM 3-ring binders and mailed to the executive committee ... part of the summary to the executive summary:
To give the reader an overview of what follows, I include here the most important points. It is impossible to do justice to the entire discussion in such a short summary of a summary

• The perception of many technical people in IBM is that the company is rapidly heading for disaster. Furthermore, people fear that this movement will not be appreciated until it begins more directly to affect revenue, at which point recovery may be impossible

• Many technical people are extremely frustrated with their management and with the way things are going in IBM. To an increasing extent, people are reacting to this by leaving IBM.

• Most of the contributors to the present discussion would prefer to stay with IBM and see the problems rectified. However, there is increasing skepticism that correction is possible or likely, given the apparent lack of commitment by management to take action

• There is a widespread perception that IBM management has failed to understand how to manage technical people and high-technology development in an extremely competitive environment.

... snip ... note it wasn't quite so rapidly ... taking another decade (1981-1992) ... "13 baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html
may also work
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,977353-1,00.html
we had left but get a call from bowels of Armonk asking if we could help with the breakup of the company. Lots of business units were using MOUs to leverage supplier contracts in other units, which would be in different corporations after the breakup. All these MOUs would have to be cataloged and turned into their own contracts (new CEO reversed the breakup before we got started).

cmc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc

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6-10Oct1986 SEAS

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 6-10Oct1986 SEAS
Date: 14 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Old archived post about SEAS OCT 6-10 1986, JERSEY
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006.html#28
where I gave a presentation on History of VM Performance. ... post also includes the VM Project agenda. I significantly ran over the allocated time ... so they scheduled a "birds of feather" that night in room off the bar ... where I went on for another couple hrs. more recent archived posts with more detail, copies of old email, and that I was repeating the presentation at WashDC Hillgang meeting 16Mar2011 (decade ago)

more recent archived posts with more detail, copies of old email, and that I was repeating the presentation at WashDC Hillgang meeting 16Mar2011 (decade ago)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#72
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#74
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#79
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#81
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#82
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#87
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#90
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#92

and copy of that presentation, originally given SEAS, 7Oct1986
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/hill0316g.pdf

other VM Performance History refs:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#61
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#5
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#4
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#52
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#18
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#25
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#22
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005k.html#14
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005b.html#44

recent related on part of the subject
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#37
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#61
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#58

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6-10Oct1986 SEAS

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 6-10Oct1986 SEAS
Date: 14 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#46 6-10Oct1986 SEAS

other SEAS trivia: old email from somebody that had recently transferred to Paris to setup EARN (BITNET in Europe) ... and was looking for networking apps
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001h.html#email840320

BITNET/EARN posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#bitnet

recent posts going into history about the NSF supercomputer access network evolving into NSFNET backbone, precursor to modern internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#38
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#45

NSFNET posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

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The F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots and Tax Dollars

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots and Tax Dollars
Date: 14 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
The F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots and Tax Dollars
https://townhall.com/columnists/drewjohnson/2021/07/14/the-f35-fighter-jet-program-must-be-grounded-to-protect-pilots-and-tax-dollars-n2592462

military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

recent F-35 articles: GAO Warns of Ballooning F-35 Sustainment Costs, Need for Plan to Cut
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/08/gao-warns-of-ballooning-f-35-sustainment-costs-need-plan-cut-billions.html
Watchdog group finds F-35 sustainment costs could be headed off
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/07/07/watchdog-group-finds-f-35-sustainment-costs-could-be-headed-off-affordability-cliff/
Deployment-Worn Theodore Roosevelt to Change Homeports, Get F-35
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/06/deployment-worn-theodore-roosevelt-change-homeports-get-f-35-upgrade.html
Smith slams F-35 lifecycle costs: 'We can do a hell of a lot better'
https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2021/06/29/smith-slams-f-35-lifecycle-costs-in-latest-salvo/
First ABMS Buy: KC-46 Pods To Link F-22, F-35
https://breakingdefense.com/2021/06/first-abms-buy-kc-46-pods-to-link-f-22-f-35/
Two reasons Britain could slow its purchase of the F-35
https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/06/23/two-reasons-britain-could-slow-its-purchase-of-the-f-35/
F-35 Pilot on Why Elon Musk Is Wrong About End of Fighter-Pilot Era
https://www.businessinsider.com/f35-pilot-elon-musk-wrong-about-end-of-fighter-pilots-2021-6
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202106/21/WS60cfd355a31024ad0baca3ab.html
Lockheed Martin To Build Up To 139 F-35s This Year - Breaking Defense
https://breakingdefense.com/2021/06/lockheed-martin-to-build-up-to-139-f-35s-this-year/
US Air Force wish list includes more F-15EX jets but no F-35s
https://www.defensenews.com/congress/budget/2021/06/02/air-force-asks-for-more-f-15ex-jets-in-fy22-unfunded-wish-list-not-f-35s/
F35 Deal With UAE Deal Runs Into U.S. Demands, Red Line On China:
https://www.investors.com/news/f35-arms-deal-with-uae-runs-into-us-demands-red-line-on-china/
F-35 Sale to U.A.E. Imperiled Over U.S. Concerns About Ties to China
https://www.wsj.com/articles/f-35-sale-to-u-a-e-imperiled-over-u-s-concerns-about-ties-to-china-11621949050
The F-35's Painful Lessons Must Inform Future Programs
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/05/f-35s-painful-lessons-must-inform-future-programs/174166/
Air Force F-35 Stealth Fighters Now Outnumber its F-15s, A-10s
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/08/air-force-f-35-stealth-fighters-now-outnumber-its-f-15s-10s.html
SitRep: Is the F-35 officially a failure?
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/sitrep-is-the-f-35-now-officially-a-failure/
US Stealth Fighter Jets Like F-35, F-22 Raptors 'No Longer Stealth'
https://eurasiantimes.com/us-stealth-fighter-jets-like-f-35-f-22-raptors-no-longer-stealth-in-front-of-new-russian-chinese-radars/

F-35 posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#88 The Bunker: More Rot in the Ranks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#46 SitRep: Is the F-35 officially a failure? Cost overruns, other issues prompt Air Force to look for "clean sheet" fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#35 US Stealth Fighter Jets Like F-35, F-22 Raptors 'No Longer Stealth' In-Front Of New Russian, Chinese Radars?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#18 Did They Miss Yet Another F-35 Cost Overrun?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#77 Cancel the F-35, Fund Infrastructure Instead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#0 THE PENTAGON'S FLYING FIASCO. Don't look now, but the F-35 is afterburnered toast
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#82 The F-35 and other Legacies of Failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#102 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#100 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#118 Pentagon: The F-35 breaks down too often and takes too long to repair
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#53 Stealthy no more? A German radar vendor says it tracked the F-35 jet in 2018 -- from a pony farm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#104 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#31 Supersonic speeds could cause big problems for the F-35's stealth coating
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#20 Navy's Top-Dollar Stealth Fighter May Not Go the Distance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#109 JSF/F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#108 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#76 Why the F-35 Isn't Good Enough for Japan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#74 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#68 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#63 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#117 F-35: Still No Finish Line in Sight
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#78 F-35 Multi-Role
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#44 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#93 F35 Program
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#55 How to Kill the F-35 Stealth Fighter; It all comes down to radar ... and a big enough missile
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#58 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#51 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#46 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#44 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#43 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#42 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#14 With the U.S. F-35 Grounded, Putin's New Jet Beats Us Hands-Down
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#36 The Designer Of The F-15 Explains Just How Stupid The F-35 Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#31 The Designer Of The F-15 Explains Just How Stupid The F-35 Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#96 Lockheed Martin F-35 Jet's Software Delayed, GAO Says
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#47 Stolen F-35 Secrets Now Showing Up in China's Stealth Fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#66 F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER IS A LEMON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#51 F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER IS A LEMON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#40 F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER IS A LEMON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#0 Pentagon to Withold Lockheed F-35 Payments Over Tracking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#57 Pentagon to Withold Lockheed F-35 Payments Over Tracking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#56 Update on the F35 Debate
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#10 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#20 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#4 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#63 UAV vis-a-vis F35

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6-10Oct1986 SEAS

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 6-10Oct1986 SEAS
Date: 14 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#46 6-10Oct1986 SEAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#47 6-10Oct1986 SEAS

I did enhanced production system for bldg14 (disk engineering) and bldg15 (product test) that had a bullet proof, never fail input/output supervisor ... so they could do any amount of on-demand concurrent testing. Bldg15 would get latest engineering processor models (frequently #2, #3, or #4) ... and had a 3033 and 4341 ... which I had pretty much unlimited use (since I/O testing took only percent or two of processor, downside I was increasing asked to play disk hardware engineer). Then SJR also got me my own 4341 that was put up as SJRVM3 ... and one of the things I putup/installed on SJRVM3 was Paltry. from long ago and far away:
:READ PALTRY MEMO

PALTRY -- A Computer Conferencing System xxx x. xxxx yyyyyy May 6,1980

(This document contains a description of the network interface to PALTRY. See PALT MEMO for information about the PALT EXEC as a user interface to PALTRY. For more nitty gritty, see PALTRY ASSEMBLE.)

The PALTRY module manages the communication between conferees in a computer conference. Conferees (hereafter 'Users') submit files containing PALTRY commands and their contribution to the conference to the PALTRY machine over the network. PALTRY recieves the files and adds them to the conference data base. Users can request copies of any of the contributions to the system. Users who participate in a conference are called subscribers, and are send copies of new entries to their conferences as they are entered in the data base.

HOW TO SUBMIT A DOCUMENT TO PALTRY:

... snip ... top of post, old email index

... note this was all before "Tandem Memos" and getting blamed for online computer conferencing on the internal network in the late 70s and early 80s (aka folklore is when corporate executive committee were told, 5of6 wanted to fire me). One of the outcomes of "Tandem Memos" was task force to investigate it which included inviting Hiltz & Turoff ... authors of "network nation"
https://www.amazon.com/Network-Nation-Human-Communication-Computer/dp/B002V1CI92/

a researcher was also hired to study how I communicated ... the sat in the back of my office for nine months taking notes on my face-to-face and telephone conversations, got copies of all my incoming and outgoing email and logs of all my instant messages. The results were used for papers and books, as well as Stanford PHD (joint between language and AI ... winograd was advisor on AI side).

computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
disk engineering posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

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Who Authorized America's Wars? And Why They Never End

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Who Authorized America's Wars? And Why They Never End
Date: 15 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Who Authorized America's Wars? And Why They Never End
https://tomdispatch.com/who-authorized-americas-wars/

What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#22 What America Didn't Understand About Its Longest War

"perpetual war" is preferred over actually winning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_war

Boyd quote
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/john-boyds-art-of-war/
"Here too Boyd had a favorite line. He often said, 'It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything the Pentagon does makes sense. The strategy is, don't interrupt the money flow, add to it.'"
... snip ...

note the military-industrial complex had wanted a war so badly that corporate reps were telling former eastern block countries that if they voted for IRAQ2 invasion in the UN, they would get membership in NATO and (directed appropriation) USAID (can *ONLY* be used for purchase of modern US arms, aka additional congressional gifts to MIC complex not in DOD budget). From the law of unintended consequences, the invaders were told to bypass ammo dumps looking for WMDs, when they got around to going back, over a million metric tons had evaporated (showing up later in IEDs)
https://www.amazon.com/Prophets-War-Lockheed-Military-Industrial-ebook/dp/B0047T86BA/

... very much Smedley Butler's "War Is A Racket"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
Smedley Butler, retired USMC major general and two-time Medal of Honor Recipient https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

In the 80s, former CIA director H.W. is VP, he and Rumsfeld are involved in supporting Iraq in the Iran/Iraq war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Iraq_War including WMDs
(note picture of Rumsfeld with Saddam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran-Iraq_war

Before the Iraq invasion, the cousin of white house chief of staff Card ... was dealing with the Iraqis at the UN and was given evidence that WMDs (tracing back to US in the Iran/Iraq war) had been decommissioned. the cousin shared it with (cousin, white house chief of staff) Card and others ... then is locked up in military hospital, book was published in 2010 (4yrs before decommissioned WMDs were declassified)
https://www.amazon.com/EXTREME-PREJUDICE-Terrifying-Story-Patriot-ebook/dp/B004HYHBK2/

NY Times series from 2014, the decommission WMDs (tracing back to US from Iran/Iraq war), had been found early in the invasion, but the information was classified for a decade
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

Boyd posts and URLs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex
WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmds

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Intel rumored to be in talks to buy chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries for $30B

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Intel rumored to be in talks to buy chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries for $30B
Date: 16 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Intel rumored to be in talks to buy chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries for $30B
https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/16/intel-rumored-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-chip-manufacturer-globalfoundries-for-30b/

shutdown of ACS-360, executives were afraid that it would advance the state-of-the-art too fast and IBM would loose control of the market, bottom of article, some of the features show up more than 20yrs later with ES/9000 (Sidebar: ES/9000 high-end processors)
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs_end.html

... and:
Management Briefing
Number 1-72: January 18,1972
ZZ04-1312

TO ALL IBM MANAGERS:

Once again, I'm writing you a Management Briefing on the subject of bureaucracy. Evidently the earlier ones haven't worked. So this time I'm taking a further step: I'm going directly to the individual employees in the company. You will be reading this poster and my comment on it in the forthcoming issue of THINK magazine. But I wanted each one of you to have an advance copy because rooting out bureaucracy rests principally with the way each of us runs his own shop.

We've got to make a dent in this problem. By the time the THINK piece comes out, I want the correction process already to have begun. And that job starts with you and with me.

Vin Learson

... snip ...


+-----------------------------------------+
|           "BUSINESS ECOLOGY"            |
|                                         |
|                                         |
|            +---------------+            |
|            |  BUREAUCRACY  |            |
|            +---------------+            |
|                                         |
|           is your worst enemy           |
|              because it -               |
|                                         |
|      POISONS      the mind              |
|      STIFLES      the spirit            |
|      POLLUTES     self-motivation       |
|             and finally                 |
|      KILLS        the individual.       |
+-----------------------------------------+


"I'M Going To Do All I Can to Fight This Problem . . ." by T. Vincent Learson, Chairman

any success that Learson may have achieved appeared to have been obliterated with Future System ...from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with *SYNCOPHANCY* and *MAKE NO WAVES* under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat ... But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.
... snip ...

... another side effect, middle management and lower level executives learned to carefully manage the flow of information up. Other FS info (with some reference to demise of FS, and mad rush to getting stuff back into 370 product pipeline (internal politics had been killing off 370 efforts during FS, lack of new products during FS is credited with giving clone 370 system makers their market foothold and IBM marketing resorting to using enormous amount of FUD), quick&dirty 303x and 3081 efforts kicked off in parallel)
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

In the late 70s & early 80s, I had been blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the IBM internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s. Folklore is that when corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6 wanted to fire me. It really took off after I distributed a trip about visiting Jim Gay at Tandem (claims upwards of 25,000 were reading) ... from IBMJargon:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ...

six copies of something like 300 pages were printed, packaged in TANDEM 3-ring binders and mailed to the executive committee ... part of the summary to the executive summary:
To give the reader an overview of what follows, I include here the most important points. It is impossible to do justice to the entire discussion in such a short summary of a summary

• The perception of many technical people in IBM is that the company is rapidly heading for disaster. Furthermore, people fear that this movement will not be appreciated until it begins more directly to affect revenue, at which point recovery may be impossible

• Many technical people are extremely frustrated with their management and with the way things are going in IBM. To an increasing extent, people are reacting to this by leaving IBM.

• Most of the contributors to the present discussion would prefer to stay with IBM and see the problems rectified. However, there is increasing skepticism that correction is possible or likely, given the apparent lack of commitment by management to take action

• There is a widespread perception that IBM management has failed to understand how to manage technical people and high-technology development in an extremely competitive environment.

... snip ...

computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc

note it wasn't quite so rapidly ... taking another decade (1981-1992) ... "13 baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company (gone behind paywall, mostly free at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html
may also work
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,977353-1,00.html

we had left but get a call from bowels of Armonk asking if we could help with the breakup of the company. Lots of business units were using MOUs to leverage supplier contracts in other units, which would be in different corporations after the breakup. All these MOUs would have to be cataloged and turned into their own contracts. before we get started, a new CEO is brought in and reverses the breakup

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The Case Against SQL

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Case Against SQL
Date: 18 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
The Case Against SQL
https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/07/18/1844225/the-case-against-sql
I'd like to finish with this quote from Michael Stonebraker, one of the most prominent figures in the history of relational databases:

"My biggest complaint about System R is that the team never stopped to clean up SQL... All the annoying features of the language have endured to this day. SQL will be the COBOL of 2020..."

... snip ...

95 SQL Reunion ... and other references
http://www.mcjones.org/System_R/

past posts mentioning "System R" (original SQL/RDBMS done VM/145 at San Jose Research)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#systemr

tiriva: I con'ed into helping with "System R" implementation and the tech. transfer to Endicott (for SQL/DS) ... "under the radar" so to speak, while the company was preoccupied with the next great DBMS implementation, "EAGLE". When EAGLE imploded there was a request about how fast "System R" could be ported to MVS ... which was eventually released as DB2 ... originally for decision support only.

The VLSI tools group out in Los Gatos was also doing a implementation of Sowa's semantic network DBMS (Sowa was down at STL at the time) and I got con'ed into helping with its implementation. They had also done a language, IDEA (that addressed some of SQL short comings ... like better NULL handling).

old (2003) post in comp.databases.theory group comparing SQL ... which didn't handle NULLS (and 3-value logic) while IDEA did ...
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003g.html#40

IDEA also some other things better than SQL.

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Hawaii

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Hawaii
Date: 18 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
My wife was there with her family in the 50s... her dad was posted there, they had quarters on the shore in ft armstrong across from aloha tower ... ft armstrong now container depot, homeland security , pier two, etc. He had been military advisor to chiang kai-shek and the family had lived in nanking. trivia
http://imagesofoldhawaii.com/the-chinese-revolution-started-with-a-hawai'i-hui/

When a son was stationed at Schofield... we use to fly over at least once a quarter for a couple days and stay at hale koa (had enormous number of miles from business trips). On our IBM business trips to far east, we would always stop over in Hawaii on our way back. We now live here

other trivia ... past Hawaii TMT (ten, not thirty) related (IBM Retiree) post here
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#88 5 milestones that created the internet, 50 years after the first network message
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#60 IBM CEO

mentions another TMT from 1986

hsdt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
nsfnet posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet

some past posts mentioning family was evacuated from Nanking in Army cargo plane when the city was ringed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#11 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#42 HA/CMP Marketing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#94 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#77 Qbasic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#29 IBM 1401 emulation on 360 processors
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#58 RR songs, was Re: e50th/60th anniversary of SABRE--real-time airline reservations computer system
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#29 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#60 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#11 a clock in it, was Re: Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#36 The first personal computer (PC)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#0 I actually miss working at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#66 They always think we don't understand
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008f.html#58 China overtakes U.S. as top Web market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#86 IBM Unionization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004e.html#19 Message To America's Students: The War, The Draft, Your Future

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Republicans Have Taken a Brave Stand in Defense of Tax Cheats

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Republicans Have Taken a Brave Stand in Defense of Tax Cheats
Date: 19 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Republicans Have Taken a Brave Stand in Defense of Tax Cheats
https://slate.com/business/2021/07/republicans-taxes-irs-bipartisan-infrastructure.html

not the first time:

spring 2009, IRS announced that it was going after $400B in taxes on money illegally stashed overseas by 52,000 wealthy americans (over and above the new tax loopholes that allowed trillions to be legally stashed overseas since the start of the century) ... then little or nothing in the news.

spring 2011 the new speaker of the house has press conference where he says he is cutting the budget for the IRS department responsible for recovering the $400B. Since then there has been periodic news about the banks and financial advisers have been fined a few billion for their part in facilitating illegally stashing trillions overseas (again, over and above the trillions that congressional tax loopholes allowed to be stashed overseas "legally") ... but almost nothing about recovering the $400B in taxes owed on the money illegally stashed overseas.

also spring 2011, the (same) new speaker of the house on local DC radio interview commented that he was placing the new "tea party" party darlings on the tax and revenue committee because those committee members get the most "contributions" from special interests (one of the reasons that congress is called the most corrupt institution on earth).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boehner
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/04/john-boehner-memoir-review.html

... and 2002 congress lets the financial responsibility act lapse (spending can't exceed revenue, on its way to eliminating all federal debt). By 2005, comptroller general was including in speeches that nobody in congress was capable of middle school arithmetic (for how badly they were savaging the budget). 2010 CBO report 2003-2009 tax revenue cut by $6T and spending increased by $6T for $12T gap compared to fiscal responsible budget (first time taxes were cut to not pay for two wars). Sort of confluence of FEDRES and TBTF (too big to fail) needed huge federal debt, special interests wanting huge tax cut and military-industrial complex wanting huge spending increase.

"legal" tax avoidance

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax
Tax details of US super-rich allegedly leaked
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57383869
Bezos, Musk and other billionaires pay next to nothing in income taxes, report says
https://www.cnet.com/news/bezos-musk-and-other-billionaires-pay-next-to-nothing-in-income-taxes-report-says/
Rich Americans Like Bezos, Musk, Buffett Avoided Income Tax
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/us/politics/income-taxes-bezos-musk-buffett.html
How the US super-rich avoid paying taxes
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/politics/what-matters-income-taxes/index.html
Why Are Billionaires Presumed Innocent? After an IRS leak, corporate media says there's nothing to see here because billionaire tax avoidance must be legal -- even though it occurred during a crime spree.
https://www.dailyposter.com/why-are-billionaires-presumed-innocent/
The Ultrawealthy Have Hijacked Roth IRAs. The Senate Finance Chair Is Eyeing a Crackdown. Sen. Ron Wyden, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said he planned to rein in tax breaks for gargantuan Roth retirement accounts after ProPublica exposed how the superrich used them to shield their fortunes from taxes
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ultrawealthy-have-hijacked-roth-iras-the-senate-finance-chair-is-eyeing-a-crackdown
Leading Manhattan DA Candidate Has Repeatedly Paid Virtually No Federal Income Taxes
https://www.propublica.org/article/leading-manhattan-da-candidate-has-repeatedly-paid-virtually-no-federal-income-taxes
ProPublica's Tax Revelations Lead to Calls for Reforms -- and Investigation
https://www.propublica.org/article/propublicas-tax-revelations-lead-to-calls-for-reforms-and-investigation
The Secret IRS Files Short Form: A Quick Guide to What We Uncovered
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-short-form-a-quick-guide-to-what-we-uncovered

"older"

12/11 Everything We've Learned About Modern Economic Theory Is Wrong
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-11/everything-we-ve-learned-about-modern-economic-theory-is-wrong
12/19 Ten billionaires reap $400bn boost to wealth during pandemic
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/dec/19/ten-billionaires-reap-400bn-boost-to-wealth-during-pandemic
12/09 U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic -- Total Grows to $4 Trillion
https://ips-dc.org/u-s-billionaire-wealth-surges-past-1-trillion-since-beginning-of-pandemic/
12/16 Market Capitalism
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/market-capitalism.html
When you have America's epitome of independent experts, McKinsey, going from scandal to scandal, and not even ashamed of its rap sheet, it's hard to see experts as anything other than intellectual mercenaries, ready to serve the highest bidder. For a long time now, capitalism has provided both the rationale and method for continuing the status quo; it granted the wealthy the right to employ the power of their wealth to control a nation's wealth, and more. Of late, the US Supreme Court has ruled that this right to power extends to politics and beyond
... snip ...

Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms 'Trickle Down' Theory Is an Absolute Sham
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/study-of-50-years-of-tax-cuts-for-rich-confirms-trickle-down-theory-is-an-absolute-sham.html
Fifty Years of Tax Cuts for Rich Didn't Trickle Down, Study Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-16/fifty-years-of-tax-cuts-for-rich-didn-t-trickle-down-study-says
A huge study of 50 years of tax cuts for the wealthy suggests 'trickle-down' economics makes inequality worse
https://www.businessinsider.com/tax-cuts-rich-trickle-down-income-inequality-study-2020-12

posts mentioning tax evasion, tax fraud, tax avoidance, tax loopholes, tax havens
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#tax.evasion
inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality
posts mentioning fiscal responsibility act
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#fiscal.responsibility.act
posts mentioning Comptroller General
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#comptroller.general
posts mentioning Too Big To Fail
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#too-big-go-fail
posts mentioning the fed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#fed.reserve

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Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?
Date: 19 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers? Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.
https://www.wired.com/story/use-self-driving-cars-supercomputers/

... 2011 radar tutorial mentioned to do realtime stealth aircraft targeting required more computer power than currently available.

... 2015 DOD clamped export restrictions on latest computer technology

... ye2017 article said that self-driving cars had computer power that was 100 times required to do realtime stealth aircraft targeting mentioned in the 2011 radar tutorial

past posts mentioning 2011 radar tutorial
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#39 Why China's New Supercomputer Is Only Technically the World's Fastest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#46 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#100 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#35 US Stealth Fighter Jets Like F-35, F-22 Raptors 'No Longer Stealth' In-Front Of New Russian, Chinese Radars?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#60 Martial Arts "OODA-loop"

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The Case Against SQL

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Case Against SQL
Date: 20 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#52 The Case Against SQL

reposted 20Jul2020 memory ... referencing (Sowa's) semantic network (graph) SNDBMS ... besides easily handling things like NULLS ... for more complex information structures that required table JOINS in RDBMS ... IDEA could run orders of magnitude faster ... however RDBMS where all data was uniform, single index (like account number) ... and all (related) fields in the same record, RDBMS could easily beat IDEA (like ATM/financial transaction)

In IDEA, the graph links were exposed as semantic names ... nodes were semantic names and links (or relations) were semantic names ... queries would be complex combination of named nodes and named links (including supporting "wild stars" ... any/multiple nodes and/or any/multiple links) ... aka could ask for all sons of a person ... or all possible genetic direct relations to other persons ... or all possible direct male relations.

Beyond NoSQL: The case for distributed SQL. What if the main problem with relational databases was the back end and not the front end?
https://www.infoworld.com/article/3564543/beyond-nosql-the-case-for-distributed-sql.html
Around the same time as scale-out NoSQL, graph databases emerged. Many things are not "relational" per se, or not based on set theory and relational algebra, but instead on parent-child or friend-of-a-friend relationships. A classic example is product line to product brand to model to components in the model. If you want to know "what motherboard is in my laptop," you find out that manufacturers have complicated sourcing and the brand or model number may not be enough. If you want to know what-all motherboards are used in a product line, in classic (non-CTE or Common Table Expression) SQL you have to walk tables and issue queries in multiple steps. Initially, most graph databases didn't share at all. In truth, many types of graph analysis can be done without actually storing the data as a graph.
... snip ...

original sql/relational, System/R
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#systemr

past posts mentioning IDEA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#23 report writer alternatives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#76 IBM OS/2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#67 RDBMS, SQL, QBE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#30 Departure Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#31 System/R, QBE, IMS, EAGLE, IDEA, DB2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#29 System/R, QBE, IMS, EAGLE, IDEA, DB2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#28 System/R, QBE, IMS, EAGLE, IDEA, DB2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#13 Graph database on z/OS?

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Rust in the Linux kernel

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Rust in the Linux kernel
Date: 20 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Rust in the Linux kernel: Why it matters and what's happening next. Rust for Linux? The move to make Rust a second language for developing the Linux kernel is gathering momentum. But there are still challenges ahead.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/rust-in-the-linux-kernel-why-it-matters-and-whats-happening-next/
There's growing momentum behind an effort to make programming language Rust a second language to C for the Linux kernel. Google is backing a project led by developer Miguel Ojeda that would see Rust being used to write elements of the Linux kernel, which now underpins some of the most critical pieces of the internet's infrastructure today.

Google argues that Rust should help reduce memory errors that lead to security vulnerabilities, which make up the bulk of flaws that tech firms and open-source projects fix in each update. The goal is not to write all 30 million lines of C code again in Rust, but to write new code in Rust instead.

... snip ...

past posts related to memory programming errors
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subintegrity.html#buffer

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The Storm Is Upon Us

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Storm Is Upon Us
Date: 20 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
"The Storm Is Upon Us"
https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Upon-Us-Conspiracy-Everything-ebook/dp/B08S6YQ1KF/

... as I was reading it (although I skimmed quite a bit of it), I was strongly reminded of kids playing (sort of virtual reality) "Pokemon GO"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Go

Pokemon Go Is Still Great, Actually. After half a decade, I'm still trying to catch 'em all.
https://slate.com/culture/2021/07/pokemon-go-fest-2021-still-great.html

recent articles/references to conspiracies and Qanon

House Cancels Session After Threat of Militant Capitol Breach
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/house-cancels-session-threat-capitol-breach-qanon-1136380/
White House suppressed coronavirus reports and downplayed virus, House panel says
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/31/white-house-suppressed-coronavirus-reports-and-downplayed-virus-house-panel-says.html
Police Violence Was a Problem In Portland Long Before Federal Agents Arrived
https://theappeal.org/portland-protests-federal-agents-local-police-violence/
Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/newsletters/watchdog-newsletter/capitol-attack-underscores-white-supremacist-infiltration/
Fact check: Trump shares White nationalist's video in retweet falsely blaming Black Lives Matter for 2019 subway assault
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/31/politics/fact-check-trump-subway-assault-black-lives-matter-antifa/index.html
100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/15/boogaloo-killing-facebook-dave-patrick-underwood-police
Facebook removes one of largest QAnon conspiracy groups after false posts
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-qanon/facebook-removes-one-of-largest-qanon-conspiracy-groups-after-false-posts-idUSKCN2530H6
Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call in National Guard
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sund-riot-national-guard/2021/01/10/fc2ce7d4-5384-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html
FBI Had Intelligence of Plans for Violence at Capitol: Report
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/fbi-capitol-storming-violence-intelligence-1113335/
An AI Tool Can Tell a Conspiracy Theory from a True Conspiracy
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/11/ai-tool-can-tell-conspiracy-theory-true-conspiracy/170315/
Are Conspiracy Theories Good For Facebook? : Planet Money
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/08/04/898596655/are-conspiracy-theories-good-for-facebook%5C
Facebook removes QAnon conspiracy group with 200,000 members
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53692545
Is QAnon the Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory of the 21st Century?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/opinion/qanon-conspiracy-theory-arg.html
The real threats to American law and order are Trump's craven enablers
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/29/the-real-threats-to-american-law-and-order-are-trumps-craven-enablers
Ted Cruz's Hearing on Anarchist Violence Was a Farce
https://theintercept.com/2020/08/05/ted-cruz-hearing-antifa/
Fauci says coronavirus cure video shared by Trump 'isn't true'
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fauci-says-video-trump-promoted-claiming-drug-coronavirus-cure-isn-n1235222
QAnon believer who plotted to kill Nancy Pelosi came to D.C. ready for war
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/qanon-nancy-pelosi-murder-plot-458981
Who is Q? HBO QAnon documentary Q: Into the Storm has an answer. One of the subjects of the documentary may have slipped and revealed his role as Q. But will that matter to believers of the hoax?
https://www.cnet.com/news/who-is-q-hbo-qanon-documentary-q-into-the-storm-has-an-answer/
Congress Can Expel Members Who Supported Riot
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/josh-hawley-ted-cruz-expulsion_n_5ffcac52c5b6c77d85e91801
Ethics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/535443-ethics-complaint-filed-against-biggs-gosar-and-cawthorn-over-capitol-riot
How the Mercers Funded Election Unrest
https://theintercept.com/2021/01/14/capitol-riot-mercers-election-unrest/
Michael Olenick: Nothing Godly About Racism or Fascism: Where Evangelicals Went Way Wrong
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/01/michael-olenick-nothing-godly-about-racism-or-fascism-where-evangelicals-went-way-wrong.html
Republican members led 'reconnaissance' tours of US Capitol one day before pro-Trump riot: congresswoman
https://www.alternet.org/2021/01/capitol-riot-2649923460/
Republicans who aren't willing to act against sedition are complicit
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/passivity-is-complicity/
The 'civil war' for the soul of the GOP is over before it began. Trump won -- again.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/29/civil-war-soul-of-gop-over-trump-won/
The QAnon Delusion Has Not Loosened Its Grip
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/03/opinion/qanon-conspiracy-theories.html
Trump's attempt to snag the election appears ham-handed and ludicrous, but that doesn't mean it can't work
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/19/just-because-an-attempt-steal-an-election-is-ludicrous-ham-handed-doesnt-mean-it-cant-work/
Dems outraged as Trump administration scales back election security briefings
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/29/odni-to-scale-back-election-security-briefings-404919
Millions of Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Fighting Literal Demons
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/10/trump-evangelicals-charismatics-paula-white-demons/
Facebook completely bans QAnon and labels it a 'militarized social movement'
https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/6/21504887/facebook-qanon-ban-all-apps-pages-groups-instagram-accounts
The military has a hate group problem. But it doesn't know how bad it's gotten.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/military-right-wing-extremism-457861
The U.S. must punish sedition -- or risk more of it
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-must-punish-sedition--or-risk-more-of-it/2021/01/11/97907746-5438-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
D.C. police, FBI on alert ahead of QAnon's 'true Inauguration Day'
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/dc-police-fbi-alert-ahead-qanons-true-inauguration-day-rcna331
How Quack Doctors And Powerful GOP Operatives Spread Misinformation To Millions
https://news.yahoo.com/how-quack-doctors-and-powerful-gop-operatives-spread-misinformation-to-millions-213923648.html
Trump Emails Supporters to Say, "The Left HATES YOU"
https://theintercept.com/2020/11/18/defeated-trump-campaign-tells-supporters-left-hates-fundraising-emails/
As defeats pile up, Trump tries to delay vote count in last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on Biden victory
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-strategy/2020/11/18/94fbe50e-29c9-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html
Opinion: Donald Trump's horrifying QAnon dodge
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/opinions/trump-qanon-dodge-ghitis/index.html
Trump's election power play: Persuade Republican legislators to do what U.S. voters did not
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-strategy/trumps-election-power-play-persuade-republican-legislators-to-do-what-u-s-voters-did-not-idUSKBN27Z30G
How Trump Managed to Lead the World with the Worst Response to the COVID Pandemic
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/how-trump-managed-to-lead-the-world-with-the-worst-response-to-the-covid-pandemic/
Trump at Penn: Secretly recorded audio of Trump's sister prompts call for investigation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-secret-recordings-sat-penn/2020/08/27/ea7a6640-e892-11ea-a414-8422fa3e4116_story.html
One Person Dead in Portland After Clashes Between Trump Supporters and Protesters
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/us/portland-trump-rally-shooting.html
Presidential Transition: Georgia Completes Full Recount, Reaffirming Biden's Win
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/19/us/joe-biden-trump-updates/georgia-completes-its-full-recount-reaffirming-bidens-victory
A Game Designer's Analysis Of QAnon
https://medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5
Does HBO's QAnon Documentary Reveal Who Q Is? Assessing the latest evidence in a Trump-era mystery.
https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/qanon-q-hbo-documentary-ron-watkins.html
Checked by reality, some QAnon supporters seek a way out
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/checked-reality-qanon-supporters-seek-75546696
Fact-checking the craziest news conference of the Trump presidency
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/19/fact-checking-craziest-news-conference-trump-presidency/
'We All Got Played': QAnon Followers Implode After Big Moment Never Comes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/20/we-all-got-played-qanon-followers-implode-after-big-moment-never-comes/
A Colorado Republican tweeted about Pelosi's location during the Capitol siege. She's now facing calls to resign
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/12/nation/colorado-republican-tweeted-about-pelosis-location-during-capitol-siege-shes-now-facing-calls-resign/
A Half-Century After Wallace, Trump Echoes the Politics of Division
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/us/politics/trump-wallace.html
Did you see photos of officers supposedly injured last weekend in NW cities? The facts don't check out
https://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2020/08/did-you-see-photos-of-officers-supposedly-injured-last-weekend-in-nw-cities-the-facts-dont-check-out.html
Former QAnon supporter to Cooper: I apologize for thinking you ate babies
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/30/anderson-cooper-former-qanon-supporter-special-report-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn
Mitch McConnell says he will NOT start Donald Trump's trial in time to remove him from office
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9143029/House-starts-debate-impeaching-Donald-Trump-incitement-insurrection.html
QAnon Is More Important Than You Think
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/qanon-nothing-can-stop-what-is-coming/610567/
QAnon Is Trump's Last, Best Chance
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/opinion/trump-qanon-convention.html
The GOP stood firm behind Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014
https://www.juancole.com/2021/01/gop-trump-iraq.html
Trump's favorite doctor is homophobe using 'alien DNA' as cure
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8569147/Trump-promotes-Dr-Stella-Immanuel-homophobic-doctor-preacher-uses-alien-DNA-cure.html
Trump's vile tweetstorm reveals the ugly core of his 'law and order' campaign
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/31/trumps-vile-tweetstorm-reveals-ugly-core-his-law-order-campaign/
What Comes Next For QAnon Followers
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-comes-next-for-qanon-followers/

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

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Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes
Date: 20 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/jennifer-weisselberg-donald-trump-prosecutors

... goes back at least to trump being mob'ed up

Trump's bid for Sydney casino 30 years ago rejected due to 'mafia connections'. Cabinet documents reveal police warned NSW government about approving a 1986-87 plan to build city's first casino in Darling Harbour
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/trumps-bid-for-sydney-casino-30-years-ago-rejected-due-to-mafia-connections
Trump's 'Mafia Connections' Excluded Him From An Australian Casino Deal
https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/09/06/trumps-mafia-connections-excluded-him-from-an-australian-casino-deal_a_23199578/
Donald Trump's 'mafia connections' blocked his bid to open Sydney casino 30 years ago
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/trump-mafia-connections-blocked-bid-to-open-sydney-casino-30-years-ago.html
Trump's Alleged "Mafia Connections" Lost Him a Bid to Build Sydney's First Casino
https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-alleged-mafia-connections-sydney-casino-651352
Report: Queasy Aussies Killed Trump's Casino Bid Over "Mafia Connections". Government documents label Trump's Atlantic City operations "dangerous."
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/08/report-queasy-aussies-killed-trumps-casino-bid-over-mafia-connections/

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IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
Date: 21 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#16 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#18 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#22 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#23 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#35 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#36 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#38 Cloud computing's destiny
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#45 Cloud computing's destiny

one of the things that major cloud operators have done with thier (multiple) cloud megadatacenters (each with half million or more systems, each system with ten times, or more, max configured ibm mainframe) started early on to assembling their own systems, drastically cutting their system cost ... enabling porvisioning for ten times or more nominal load. The system costs were so radically cut, that power&cooling was increasingly becoming major cost. They then start heavily pressuring server chip vendors for 1) chips that draw zero power when idle, but instantly on and running "on demand" and 2) significantly increased processor execution power use efficiency.

This showed up in parallel with increasing use of chips originally designed for portable battery power efficiency. Shows up in Apple's recent move to ARM. Also Japan's ARM-Based 'Fugaku' System Now the World's Fastest Supercomputer
https://www.pcmag.com/news/japans-arm-based-fugaku-system-now-the-worlds-fastest-supercomputer

megadatacenter postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#megadatacenter

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IBM HSDT & HA/CMP

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
Date: 22 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#30 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#31 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#32 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP

I had HSDT project with T1 and faster computer links and was working with NSF director and was suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputing centers (then congress cuts the budget, some other things happen and finally an RFP is released, in part based on what we already had running, internal politics prevent us from bidding). NSF had given UC $120M dollars supposedly for UCB supercomputer center (but the UC regents plan for next new bldg was San Diego, so it magically became UCSD supercomputer center). I was asked to give talks at Berkeley about NSF supercomputer center interconnect ... and then (apparently because of the talks) got asked to look at the Berkeley 10M telescope project (this was 1983). They were doing prototype testing of some of the technology up at Lick Observatory (east of San Jose) as part of transition from film to CCD. The observatory was planned for Mauna Kea and they wanted to be able to do observing from base of the mountain (issues with altitude sickness) as well as the mainland. Along the way they get $80M from the Keck foundation and Berkeley 10M becomes the Keck 10M.
https://www.keckobservatory.org/

archived supercomputer center program preliminary release
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12
The OASC has initiated three programs: The Supercomputer Centers Program to provide Supercomputer cycles; the New Technologies Program to foster new supercomputer software and hardware developments; and the Networking Program to build a National Supercomputer Access Network - NSFnet.
... snip ...

The software program, in part spawns MOSAIC browser and the network program evolves into the NSFNET backbone (as regional networks connect in, precursor to modern internet).

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

past posts mentioning Keck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#60 IBM CEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#25 Too much for one lifetime? :-)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#25 IBM Recruiting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#88 5 milestones that created the internet, 50 years after the first network message
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#50 Hawaii governor gives go ahead to build giant telescope on sacred Native volcano
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#47 Astronomy topic drift
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#71 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#22 A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#76 George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9--and it was awful
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#89 Earth's atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#51 Stopping the Internet of noise
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#71 Under Hawaii's Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#97 power supplies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#20 Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#19 Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#75 Revamped PDP-11 in Brooklyn
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#50 Revamped PDP-11 in Honolulu or maybe Santa Fe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#76 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#8 We're About to Lose Net Neutrality -- And the Internet as We Know It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#55 360/20, was 1132 printer history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#10 Slackware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#9 Hawaii board OKs plan for giant telescope
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#58 Other early NSFNET backbone
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#24 Program Work Method Question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#60 TV Big Bang 10/12/09
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#55 TV Big Bang 10/12/09
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#85 ATMs by the Numbers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#82 ATMs by the Numbers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008f.html#80 A Super-Efficient Light Bulb
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007c.html#50 How many 36-bit Unix ports in the old days?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007c.html#20 How many 36-bit Unix ports in the old days?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006t.html#12 Ranking of non-IBM mainframe builders?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005l.html#9 Jack Kilby dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004h.html#9 CCD technology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004h.html#8 CCD technology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004h.html#7 CCD technology

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New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster than Human Racing Pilots

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster than Human Racing Pilots
Date: 23 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster than Human Racing Pilots
https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2021/Drone-Race.html
New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots
https://techxplore.com/news/2021-07-algorithm-flies-drones-faster-human.html
New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uoz-naf072021.php
New algorithm flies drones faster than world-class human racing pilots
https://www.inceptivemind.com/new-algorithm-flies-drones-faster-than-world-class-human-racing-pilots/20197/

other

New Algorithm May Help Autonomous Vehicles Navigate Narrow, Crowded Streets
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/news/new-algorithm-may-help-autonomous-vehicles-navigate-narrow-crowded-streets

related (AI-controlled virtual fighters)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#46 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#45 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#44 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#43 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

other past posts mentioning drone, autonomous vehicles, &/or self-driving posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#55 Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#60 Martial Arts "OODA-loop"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#35 US Stealth Fighter Jets Like F-35, F-22 Raptors 'No Longer Stealth' In-Front Of New Russian, Chinese Radars?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#5 The Plane Paradox: More Automation Should Mean More Training
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#80 OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#11 Air Force thinking of a new F-16ish fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#10 Air Force thinking of a new F-16ish fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#100 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#104 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#77 Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#49 IBM NUMBERS BIPOLAR'S DAYS WITH G5 CMOS MAINFRAMES
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#83 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#50 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#108 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#63 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#60 11 crazy up-close photos of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet soaring through the air
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#2 FY18 budget deal yields life-sustaining new wings for the A-10 Warthog
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#86 Lawmakers to Military: Don't Buy Another 'Money Pit' Like F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#39 Why China's New Supercomputer Is Only Technically the World's Fastest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#78 F-35 Multi-Role
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#44 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#90 Old hardware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#14 Perry Mason TV show--bugs with micro-electronics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#51 F-35 Replacement: F-45 Mustang II Fighter -- Simple & Lightweight
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#40 The F-22 Raptor Is the World's Best Fighter (And It Has a Secret Weapon That Is Out in the Open)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#47 "I used a real computer at home...and so will you" (Popular Science May 1967)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#82 "Computer & Automation" later issues--anti-establishment thrust
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#8 What Does School Really Teach Children
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#55 How to Kill the F-35 Stealth Fighter; It all comes down to radar ... and a big enough missile
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#39 Virtual Memory Management
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#9 The Planet's Best Stealth Fighter Isn't Made in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#36 IBM CEO Rometty gets bonus despite company's woes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#18 NYT on Sony hacking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#16 NYT on Sony hacking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#11 NYT on Sony hacking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#10 NYT on Sony hacking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#116 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#82 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#78 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#47 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#68 How Comp-Sci went from passing fad to must have major
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#31 The Designer Of The F-15 Explains Just How Stupid The F-35 Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#22 Has the last fighter pilot been born?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#90 A Drone Could Be the Ultimate Dogfighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#1 Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#97 The Planet's Best Stealth Fighter Isn't Made in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#29 Broadband pricing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#24 Why IBM chose MS-DOS, was Re: 'Free Unix!' made30yearsagotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#23 Why IBM chose MS-DOS, was Re: 'Free Unix!' made30yearsagotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#15 Boyd Blasphemy: Justifying the F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#101 Boyd Blasphemy: Justifying the F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#27 US Air Force Converts F-16 Fighters into Drones
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#25 Work long hours (Was Re: Pissing contest(s))
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#25 Linchpin Pro-Austerity Paper Rife with Errors; Recomputed Results Show No Growth Hit from High Government Debt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#38 Russia to buy no more foreign drones
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012l.html#5 Cultural attitudes towards failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#76 Kopp paper is a warning to U.S. leadership
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#43 A lesson from history about wasted valor, for which a price might be asked of us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#50 Is there a connection between your strategic and tactical assertions?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#19 Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#9 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#38 Invention of Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#24 Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#22 Death From Above
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#42 Drones now account for one third of U.S. warplanes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#10 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#7 John R. Opel, RIP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#20 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#19 DefDog: Drones Kill US Forces - Once Again, BAD IDEA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#4 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#50 Itanium at ISSCC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#70 Handling multicore CPUs; what the competition is thinking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#16 comp.arch has made itself a sitting duck for spam
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009j.html#42 Mission Control & Air Cooperation -- Part I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#16 USAF officers slammed for pranging Predators on manual
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#52 Current Officers

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Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation
Date: 24 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation. Officials at the Federal Reserve and White House thought fast price gains would pass. Rent increases could make it a slow fade.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/business/economy/rising-rents-inflation.html#commentsContainer

from a decade ago

Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/opinion/04reich-graphic.html?ref=sunday
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/opinion/sunday/jobs-will-follow-a-strengthening-of-the-middle-class.html

at the time there were attempted counters by using graph of rising family income ... obfuscating the fact of transition from single earning families to both parents working (it wasn't wages increasing, families were earning more because there were more workers).

The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/real-reason-wages-have-stagnated-our-economy-optimized-financialization
How GE, GM, Coca-Cola And Kodak Put Shareholders Ahead Of Employees
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2017/06/29/how-ge-gm-coca-cola-kodak-put-shareholders-ahead-of-employees/
... from here, productivity/pay gap (updated July2019)
http://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/
Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/meet-economist-behind-one-percents-stealth-takeover-america.html
Bad Ideas; Reknowned economist James K. Galbraith, one of our expert panelists, pulls no punches in talking about the damage wrought by financial innovation
https://www.gfmag.com/magazine/june-2017/bad-ideas
Center for Public Integrity launches inequality team
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/center-for-public-integrity-launches-inequality-team/

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

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Private Equity Now Buying Up Primary Care Practices

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Private Equity Now Buying Up Primary Care Practices
Date: 24 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Private Equity Now Buying Up Primary Care Practices
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/07/private-equity-now-buying-up-primary-care-practices.html

over last decade or so, lots of articles about PE move into health care, doctor&dentist practices, hospital systems, assisted living & nursing homes, etc

More Evidence That Private Equity Kills: Estimated >20,000 Increase in Nursing Home Deaths, 160,000 Life Years Lost Due to Cuts in Care
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/02/more-evidence-that-private-equity-kills-estimated-20000-increase-in-nursing-home-deaths-160000-life-years-lost-due-to-cuts-in-care.html
Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180710/NEWS/180719998/is-private-equity-helping-or-hurting-healthcare
How Private Equity Is Ruining American Health Care. Investors have been buying up doctor's offices, cutting costs, and, critics say, putting pressure on physicians in ways that hurt patients. The pandemic could make things even worse.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-05-20/private-equity-is-ruining-health-care-covid-is-making-it-worse
Private equity keeps buying up health care companies. Should patients worry?
https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2018/06/20/private-equity
The History of Junk Bonds and Leveraged Buyouts
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221256711501504X

private equity posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#private.equity

recent posts mentioning financialization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#63 Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#81 How capitalism is reshaping cities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#23 Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#21 ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#25 Huawei 5G networks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#15 The Other 1 Percent": Morgan Stanley Spots A Market Ratio That Is "Unprecedented Even During The Tech Bubble"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#2 Office jobs eroding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#99 Is America ready to tackle economic inequality?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#100 Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#88 CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#73 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#68 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#0 How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism

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IBM HSDT & HA/CMP

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
Date: 24 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#30 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#31 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#32 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#61 IBM HSDT & HA/CMP

misc. HSDT (& precursor to HA/CMP) email from 1985

Date: 85/01/17 16:25:47
To: WHEELER

Lynn,

If you recall the last time I was out in San Jose I mentioned that I would like you to give the pitch on "High Speed Data Transport" to my up and coming class on Survey of Computer Networks. We can cover travel and will arrange for a hotel for you. Would you be available Feb. 7 or 12? I currently have other dates but would like to have this early in the course.

... snip ... top of post, old email index

... Besides HSDT, also had cluster scaleup project, cram as many processors as possible in rack, and then connect as many racks together as possible. In 1985, was double booked for cluster scaleup meeting in (TJ Watson) Yorktown and presenting current HSDT to NSF director.
Date: 03/12/85 12:51:18
From: wheeler

Univ. of Cal. has gotten a $120m NSF grant to set-up a super computer regional center in San Diego. I've been asked to make a pitch to them at Berkeley ... getting lots of data into & out of the center ... apparently this work is beyond the leading edge of anything else out there.

As a political move, in the past two days, a presentation was set-up with the head of NSF for next Tuesday so he can get the pitch before UofC sees it.

... snip ... top of post, old email index

... as previous mentioned, it originally was suppose to be for Berkeley, but the regents changed it to San Diego
Date: 03/13/85 10:32:58
From: wheeler

you've haven't said much recently .. i'll be in ykt at least next thursday ... if not weds. also. I'll be in wash. dc on tuesday for NSF pitch in the afternoon.

... snip ... top of post, old email index

.. eventually I had to get somebody else to do the pitch to NSF director so I could do the processor cluster meetings in YKT
Date: 03/14/85 12:25:05
From: wheeler

going to be here on monday? going to dc for nsf meeting on tuesday?

I figure I can take red-eye to NY monday night & get a flight to DC in time for the nsf meeting. can be back in ykt some time on weds

did i blow enuf smoke on processor clusters?

... snip ... top of post, old email index
Date: 09/30/85 17:27:27
From: wheeler

re: channel attach box; fyi;

I'm meeting with NSF on weds. to negotiate joint project which will install HSDT as backbone network to tie together all super-computer centers ... and probably some number of others as well. Discussions are pretty well along ... they have signed confidentiality agreements and such.

For one piece of it, I would like to be able to use the cambridge channel attach box.

I'll be up in Milford a week from weds. to present the details of the NSF project to ACIS management.

... snip ... top of post, old email index

... and it all hiccuped when congress cut the budget, and then when subsequent RFP was released, internal IBM politics wouldn't let us bid

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
NSFNET posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

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The Case Against SQL

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Case Against SQL
Date: 24 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#68 RDBMS, SQL, QBE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#52 The Case Against SQL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#56 The Case Against SQL

After leaving IBM, reimplemented SNDBMS from scratch and used it for numerous things, including merged taxonomies & glossaries that I put up on website (during the 90s, it seemed that the major webcrawlers, like google, were hitting multiple times a day ... possibly as regression tests ... they had enormous ratio of hrefs to total characters ... also various gov. agencies, not just US). summer 2002 we get a call to respond to unclassified BAA (by IC-ARDA, since renamed IARPA) about to close, basically said that they didn't have the needed tools ... we got response in and had couple meetings (some what strained since don't have clearance) showing that could do what was needed ... and then nothing (BAA principle was apparently known for being able to do 40+ clause SQL queries). Really didn't figure out what was going on until success of failure reporting
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2007/04/the-success-of-failure/24107/

PE operations were buying up gov. contractors and beltway bandits and hiring prominent politicians to lobby congress to outsource to the companies they owned
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/10/barbarians-capitol-private-equity-public-enemy/
"Lou Gerstner, former ceo of ibm, now heads the Carlyle Group, a Washington-based global private equity firm whose 2006 revenues of $87 billion were just a few billion below ibm's. Carlyle has boasted George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and former Secretary of State James Baker III on its employee roster."
... snip ...

more money in series of failures, intelligence 70% of budget and half the people
http://www.investingdaily.com/17693/spies-like-us

also used SNDBMS with various IETF (internet) RFC standards and (RFC Editor) Postel used to let me help
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Postel

nothing to do with SNDBMS, long ago and far away, after graduating and joining IBM was being asked to teach computer&security classes at gov. agencies, didn't have clearance then or since ... but they would sometimes treat me as if I did ... I had to periodically remind them I didn't want to know ... old reference gone 404, but lives on at wayback machine.
http://web.archive.org/web/20090117083033/http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/list-archive/0409/8362.shtml

a little later IBM got a new CSO, previously gov. service (at one time head of presidential detail) and I was asked to run around with him, talking about computer security (and a little bit of physical security rubs off).

funny coincidence ... IBM had formed SBS with two other partners ... which had office bldg in tysons corner. IBM liquidated SBS and the bldg was acquired by beltway bandit (wich was later acquired by Carlyle), who gutted it to the walls and totally redid the inside. I had done some financial industry standards and prototype chips for secure transactions ... and one of their executives (formally agency director and claimed credit for clipper chip) wanted to talk to us about the work. My wife had gone to SBS and then returned to IBM when SBS was liquidated ... however her office was on the same floor and had occupied the same physical area as his office.

clipper chip
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipper_chip

Earlier, lead technical director reporting to DDI for Information Assurance Directorate was doing panel discussion in the trusted computing track at Intel Developors Forum in ... asked me to talk about my prototype chips for secure transactions (gone 404, but lives on at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011109072807/http://www.intel94.com/idf/spr2001/sessiondescription.asp?id=stp%2bs13

... during talk in the TCPA track, the guy responsible for TPM chip was in the front row ... and I had to comment that I was glad to see that the TPM chip design was beginning to look more and more like my secure prototype chips .... and his response was I didn't have a committee of 200 people trying to help me.

success of failure posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#success.of.failure
private equity posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#private.equity

other SNDBMS posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#40 Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#78 locks, semaphores and reference counting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#11 Microprocessors with Definable MIcrocode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#26 Misc. more on bidirectional links

a couple posts mentioning new tenet in former SBS bldg
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#31 Colossal Cave Adventure in PL/I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#35 Cybersecurity Today: The Wild, Wild West

posts mentioning clipper chip
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#10 Encryp-xit: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#25 FBI wants 'legislative fix' on device encryption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#32 Surveillance Reform Theater
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013j.html#74 How the NSA Manipulates Language To Mislead The Public
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#20 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. lays out his post-IBM life
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#85 Key Escrow from a Safe Distance: Looking back at the Clipper Chip
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007t.html#48 Data Center Theft

posts mentioning Intel developer's forum
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#87 Bizarre Career Events
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#20 The Rise of the Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#21 IBM Recruiting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#24 Microsoft says mandatory password changing is "ancient and obsolete"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#32 12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#51 EMV: Why the US migration didn't happen sooner
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#110 Making Computers Secure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#88 IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#78 Time to sack the chief of computing in the NHS?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#31 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#92 Old hardware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#10 Encryp-xit: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#41 History of Mainframe Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#39 History of Mainframe Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#11 Rogue sysadmins the target of Microsoft's new 'Shielded VM' security
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#63 Missile Defense
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#40 Misc. Success of Failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#8 Intel spyware chip?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#55 Institutional Memory and Two-factor Authentication
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#66 Catching Up on the OPM Breach
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#43 Ransomware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#43 No, the F-35 Can't Fight at Long Range, Either
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#20 Credit card fraud solution coming to America...finally
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#72 Do we really?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#83 Winslow Wheeler's War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#26 Whole Earth
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#55 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#42 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#24 UEFI?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#41 Special characters for Passwords
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#55 "NSA foils much internet encryption"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#88 NSA and crytanalysis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#66 German infosec agency warns against Trusted Computing in Windows 8
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#77 Insane Insider Threat Program in Context of Morally and Mentally Bankrupt US Intelligence System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#63 history of Programming language and CPU in relation to each other
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#58 2012 History Conference
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#53 The secret's out for secure chip design
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#48 Hello?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#72 Selectric Typewriter--50th Anniversary
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#24 The first personal computer (PC)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#59 RISCversus CISC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#11 Credit cards with a proximity wifi chip can be as safe as walking around with your credit card number on a poster
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#73 From OODA to AAADA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#72 Orientation - does group input (or groups of data) make better decisions than one person can?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#50 The Credit Card Criminals Are Getting Crafty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#53 Far and near pointers on the 80286 and later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#9 Far and near pointers on the 80286 and later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#74 Is Security a Curse for the Cloud Computing Industry?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#63 LPARs: More or Less?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#38 search engine history, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#34 "Unhackable" Infineon Chip Physically Cracked
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#7 "Unhackable" Infineon Chip Physically Cracked - PCWorld
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#48 Hacker charges also an indictment on PCI, expert says
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#5 Moving to the Net: Encrypted Execution for User Code on a Hosting Site
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009j.html#58 Price Tag for End-to-End Encryption: $4.8 Billion, Mercator Says
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001c.html#20 Something wrong with "re-inventing the wheel".?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay6.htm#idf Intel Developer's Forum ... fyi
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm5.htm#asrn1 Assurance, e-commerce, and some x9.59 ... fyi

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Does America Like Losing Wars?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Does America Like Losing Wars?
Date: 27 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Does America Like Losing Wars?
https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/07/27/does_america_like_losing_wars_787251.html

... not actually losing, just never winning means perpeatual wars and the money continuues to flow ... Boyd quote
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/john-boyds-art-of-war/
"Here too Boyd had a favorite line. He often said, 'It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything the Pentagon does makes sense. The strategy is, don't interrupt the money flow, add to it.'"
... snip ...

... very much Smedley Butler's "War Is A Racket"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
... and "perpetual war" is preferred over actually winning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_war
Smedley Butler, retired USMC major general and two-time Medal of Honor Recipient
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
Military-industrial complex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military-industrial_complex

The Bush Team's Desperate Hunt for an Iraq Link to 9/11
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/iraq-911-saddam-hussein-no-link-cia-bush-cheney-wolfowitz.html
The very crew that backed the invasion of Iraq to the Washington foreign policy scene.
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-hawks-new-hero-arthur-vandenberg/

A People's Guide to the War Industry
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/24/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -2: Profits & Deception. Christian Sorensen maps out the global system of weapons mongering. Second in a series of five articles on the U.S. military-industrial-congressional complex.
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/26/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-2-profits-deception/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda. When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/28/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-3-bribery-propaganda/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -4: The New BOSS
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/31/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-4-the-new-boss/
A People's Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts
https://consortiumnews.com/2021/06/02/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry-5-portfolio-of-conflicts/

perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpectual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex
WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmds

CIA Director Colby wouldn't approve the "Team B" analysis (exaggerated USSR military capability) and Rumsfeld got Colby replaced with Bush, who would approve "Team B" analysis (justifying huge DOD spending increase), after Rumsfeld replaces Colby, he resigns as white house chief of staff to become SECDEF (and is replaced by his assistant Cheney)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_B
Then in the 80s, former CIA director H.W. is VP, he and Rumsfeld are involved in supporting Iraq in the Iran/Iraq war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Iraq_War
including WMDs (note picture of Rumsfeld with Saddam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran-Iraq_war

VP and former CIA director repeatedly claims no knowledge of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_affair
because he was fulltime administration point person deregulating financial industry ... creating S&L crisis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savings_and_loan_crisis
along with other members of his family
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savings_and_loan_crisis#Silverado_Savings_and_Loan
and another
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE0D81E3BF937A25753C1A966958260

In the early 90s, H.W. is president and Cheney is SECDEF. Sat. photo recon analyst told white house that Saddam was marshaling forces to invade Kuwait. White house said that Saddam would do no such thing and proceeded to discredit the analyst. Later the analyst informed the white house that Saddam was marshaling forces to invade Saudi Arabia, now the white house has to choose between Saddam and the Saudis.
https://www.amazon.com/Long-Strange-Journey-Intelligence-ebook/dp/B004NNV5H2/

... roll forward ... Bush2 is president and presides over the huge cut in taxes, huge increase in spending, explosion in debt, the economic mess (70 times larger than his father's S&L crises) and the forever wars, Cheney is VP, Rumsfeld is SECDEF and one of the Team B members is deputy SECDEF (and major architect of Iraq policy).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz

S&L crises
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#s&l.crisis
economic mess posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#economic.mess

Before the Iraq invasion, the cousin of white house chief of staff Card ... was dealing with the Iraqis at the UN and was given evidence that WMDs (tracing back to US in the Iran/Iraq war) had been decommissioned. the cousin shared it with (cousin, white house chief of staff) Card and others ... then is locked up in military hospital, book was published in 2010 (4yrs before decommissioned WMDs were declassified)
https://www.amazon.com/EXTREME-PREJUDICE-Terrifying-Story-Patriot-ebook/dp/B004HYHBK2/

NY Times series from 2014, the decommission WMDs (tracing back to US from Iran/Iraq war), had been found early in the invasion, but the information was classified for a decade
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

note the military-industrial complex had wanted a war so badly that corporate reps were telling former eastern block countries that if they voted for IRAQ2 invasion in the UN, they would get membership in NATO and (directed appropriation) USAID (can *ONLY* be used for purchase of modern US arms, aka additional congressional gifts to MIC complex not in DOD budget). From the law of unintended consequences, the invaders were told to bypass ammo dumps looking for WMDs, when they got around to going back, over a million metric tons had evaporated (showing up later in IEDs)
https://www.amazon.com/Prophets-War-Lockheed-Military-Industrial-ebook/dp/B0047T86BA/

The Danger of Fibbing Our Way into War. Falsehoods and fat military budgets can make conflict more likely
https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2020/01/the-danger-of-fibbing-our-way-into-war/
The Day I Realized I Would Never Find Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/magazine/iraq-weapons-mass-destruction.html

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Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
Date: 27 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
https://www.newsandguts.com/video/four-officers-rip-into-trump-give-moving-testimony-about-january-6-riot/

Heroes on Jan. 6, law officers became truth seekers about who was responsible for the Capitol attacks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/heroes-on-jan-6-law-officers-became-truth-seekers-about-who-was-responsible-for-the-capitol-attacks/2021/07/27/8a20bc4a-ef0d-11eb-a452-4da5fe48582d_story.html

Five takeaways from gripping officer testimony at the first January 6 hearing
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/politics/takeaways-january-6-committee/index.html

'A hit man sent them.' Capitol Police officers testify as the Jan. 6 inquiry begins.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/us/jan-6-inquiry.html

Capitol riot committee holds first hearing
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/jan-6-house-select-committee-hearing-07-27-21/h_d1983ceee22a12466bc38aef1020ec87

other insurrection posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#14 Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#48 'We're Gonna Murder You and Then Them'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#47 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC

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Mainframe mid-range computing market

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mainframe mid-range computing market
Date: 27 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#92 Mainframe mid-range computing market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#84 Mainframe mid-range computing market

As Future System was imploding, IBM was looking for lots of quick&dirty efforts to get stuff back into 370 product pipelines (internal politics had been killing off 370 efforts during FS and lack of new 370 during the period is credited with giving clone 370 makers their market foothold). I get con'ed into helping Endicott do microcode assists for 138/148. Visits during the period seem that former large manufacturing floors had been turned into programmer cubicles (this was before seeing 4331&4341 in 1979).

old microcode assist posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#28 370 ECPS VM microcode assist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#27 370 ECPS VM microcode assist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#21 370 ECPS VM microcode assist

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

Then late 70s, a new multi(4-5?)-story brick building appears and seemed to be occupied by the Iliad/risc people that was planned for 4361/4381 ... i.e. big effort to move lots of internal microprogrammed cisc microprocessors from low/mid range 370s, controllers, etc to 801/risc. I get con'ed into helping write white paper that CISC chips had gotten to the point where it was possible to implement nearly the whole 370 architecture directly in silicon ... giving much better price/performance than continuing to implementing 370 in microprogramming (even if on 801/risc Iliad chips). For various reasons most of those early 801/risc efforts floundered and things returned to CISC (some of those 801/risc engineers leaving for risc projects at other vendors)

810/risc, iliad, romp, rios, pc/rt, power, power/pc, etc
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#801

Rockefeller (Nelson) Sworn In as Vice President
https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/nelson-a-rockefeller-sworn-in-as-vice-president-video

... shortly after joining IBM, they started asking me to teach computer and security classes at gov. agencies. Later at all day class at one such agency ... large full classroom in the basement, half the class quietly gets up and walks out. I looked perplexed and one of the guys in the front says I can look at it one of two ways, 1) half the class went upstairs to listen to the VP in the auditorium or 2) half the class stayed to listen to me. Somewhere in this time-frame, IBM also got a new CSO (formally in gov. service, at one time head of presidential detail) and I'm asked to run around with him for awhile talking about computer security (while a little bit of physical security wears off on me).

past posts mentioning new CSO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#66 The Case Against SQL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#16 IBM Zcloud - is it just outsourcing ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#57 Hacking, Exploits and Vulnerabilities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#84 Bizarre Career Events
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#37 Early mainframe security
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#66 Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#67 Economic Mess
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#0 The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#99 IBM 5100
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#75 Running unsupported is dangerous was Re: AW: Re: LE strikes again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#88 IBM Story
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#90 Ransomware on Mainframe application ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#54 IBM Programmer Aptitude Test
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#60 Bridgestone Sues IBM For $600 Million Over Allegedly 'Defective' System That Plunged The Company Into 'Chaos'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#53 Programmer Charged with thieft (maybe off topic)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#8 Plug Your Data Leaks from the inside
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#3a The Great Cyberheist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#24 Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats for 2009, will they cause creation of highly-secure Corporate-wide Intranets?

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the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:12:59 -1000
undefined Hancock-4 <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> writes:
Second, both the SABRE host and S/360-OS had to load in various modules on demand, execute them, and then release them. Both had to handle multiple modules running simultaneous, with protection and control against overlapping memory and I/O demands. All this is complex as well as new.

Lots of OS/360 had multiple module loads for functions (pieces split into little tiny pieces in order to operate on smaller machienes) ... some of the absolute worst was file open/close SVCs which was fragmened into 2k modules. It was one of the reasons the CICS (fast transaction processing) did a whole lot of work at startup, obtaining resources and doing file opens ... and then while running ... making use of as little of os/360 services as possible. This included storage allocation ... this old post (originally bit.listserv.ibm-main) where I had been asked to track down the decision to move all 370s to virtual memory ... aka OS/360 storage management was so horrible that region requests typically had to be four times larger than actually used (and for longer running applications, like CICS, things like storage fragmentation increased the longer they were running).
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#73

from response (included in the above):
Note to Lynn - I have always given zzzzz the credit for turning Bob Evans around. For reasons unknown to me, the TSO group had the flip charts and wallboard zzzzz used. The clincher was the ability to run 16 initiators simultaneously on a 1 megabyte system, taking advantage of the fact that MVT normally used only 25% of the memory in a partition. The resulting throughput gain (compared to real hardware) was substantial enough to convince Bob. It helped that Tom Simpson and Bob Crabtree had hosted an MFT II system TSS-Style and shown similar performance gains. Of course, since CP67 was a pickup group they weren't considered and we had the OS/VS adventure instead.
... snip ...

trivia: within year after taking two semester hr intro to computers/fortran, the univ. hired me responsible for os/360 systems. Sometime later, univ. library got an ONR (office of naval research) grant to do online catalog ... part of the money went for a IBM 2321 (datacell) ... the univ. library was also selected to beta test site for original CICS product ... one of the early bugs I had to diagnose ... was there were some (undocumented) hardcoded BDAM file operations and the univ had created BDAM files with different options ... and CICS would fail on startup.

past CICS/BDAM posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#cics

more CICS lore ... gone 404, but still lives on at wayback michine
https://web.archive.org/web/20050409124902/http://www.yelavich.com/cicshist.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20071124013919/http://www.yelavich.com/history/toc.htm

OS/360 was enormously disk intensive ... with all the fragmented module loads ... that I did very careful system generations ... arranging sysgen statements to carefully place files&modules to optimize disk arm seek and PDS directory multi-track search. I've frequently mentioned that student fortran programs ran less than second on 709 tape->tape ... but initial move to OS/360 (360/67 running as 360/65) student fortran took over a minute, installing HASP ... cut that in half. Initial careful sysgens cut it almost by 2/3rds (most of it still furious disk activity). Didn't get to better than 709 until single step WATFOR montor (batched multiple jobs in single execution). Single step startup overhead was still over 4secs ... but batching 40-60 student jobs running at (watfor) 20,000 cards/min (333 cards/sec) ... student jobs 30-60 cards, so 4sec startup/shutdown spread over 50 batched jobs 4sec/50=.08sec/job plus 50cards/333=.15sec/job ... avg .23sec.

... note that ACP/TPF was highly optimized code and was really difficult to add hardware multiprocessor support. 3081 was originally going to be multiprocessor only machine and IBM was afraid that the whole ACP/TPF market would move to clone mainframe makers ... that were coming out with new, faster single processor machines (high-end single proceessor amdahl had nearly the same processing as two processor 3081k ... and two processor high-end amdahl was twice that ... better than the four processor 3084). Eventually IBM did come out with 3083 ... a 3081 with one of the processors removed (initially for the ACP/TPF market). It took a while longer and whole lot of effort before had ACP/TPF supporting real multiprocessor operation.

past SMP, multiprocessor, compare&swap, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

... trivia: problem for CICS was even worse ... above referenced cics history table of contents ... doesn't have multiprocessor exploitation until 2004.

... other CICS trivia: CICS had a slight of hand work around, running multiple instances with workload partitioned across the different instances. I visited a datacenter around the turn of the century that claimed it was concurrently running 120-130 CICS instances on their system.

recent posts mentioning (single processor) 3083
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#44 IBM Powerpoint sales presentations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#66 ACP/TPF 3083
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#23 IBM Recruiting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#74 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#72 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#29 IBM History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#44 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#22 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#77 How many years ago?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#62 The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#60 SABRE after the 7090
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#39 IBM etc I/O channels?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#33 Bad History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#56 What is the most epic computer glitch you have ever seen?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#94 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#84 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#20 {wtf} Tymshare SuperBasic Source Code

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the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:49:26 -1000
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#70 the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952

other ACP/TPF trivia ... while ACP/TPF didn't have (tightly-coupled) multiprocessor support ... it had done a lot of work for loosely-coupled multiprocessor (shared dasd, cluster). Standard OS/360 mechanism was reserve/release whole device ... ACP/TPF improved on that by putting a logical "symbolic" lock manager in the 3830 disk controller (for 3330 disks) ... which supported four channel interface connecting to four different systems.

old email from jim gray looking for ACP/TPF locking experience ... for input to (original sql/relational) system/r
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#email800325

past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#94 It's 1983: What computer would you buy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#42 What are mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#9 You count as an old-timer if (was Re: Origin of the phrase "XYZZY")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#76 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#33 Selectric Typewriter--50th Anniversary
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011j.html#0 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#77 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#39 Amercian Airlines
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001.html#26 Disk caching and file systems. Disk history...people forget

disk division later tried to have them move away ... since the strategic direction was string switch ... allowing two 3830 controllers for string of 3330 disks ... each with four system connect for total eight systems total ... the problem was that controller based logical lock manager didn't work across multiple (3830) controllers.

loosely-coupled/cluster HONE trivia: One of my hobbies after joining IBM was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters ... and HONE was long-time customer ... online world-wide sales&marketing support system. In the mid-70s, the US HONE datacenters were consildated in Palo Alto (later when FACEBOOK 1st moves into silicon valley, it is into a new bldg built next door to the former HONE datacenter) ... and system enhanced for 8-way loosely-coupled operation (eight indendent systems sharing same disk farm with load-balancing and fall-over).

since it was 8-way ... needing two controllers ... so couldn't use the ACP/TPF controllere logical locking ... put it needed something significantly better than the standard (os/360) device reserve/release. The implmentation used was a channel-program sequence that did search data equal ... and if matched ... would do update ... basically simulating the (SMP) 370 compare&swap instruction (charlie had invented compare&swap when he was doing fine-grain CP67 multiprocessor kernel locking at the science center, CAS originally chosen because they are charlie's initials, which got added to 370).

In the morph of CP67->VM370 product, they simplified and/or dropped a lot of stuff (including a bunch of my stuff as well as the CP67 tightly-coupled multiprocessor support). HONE applications were heavily APL-based and even with eight 168-3s for US HONE, it was still CPU limited. I had gotten around to significantly enhanced VM370 ... including a lot of stuff from CP67. I then got around to putting in the CP67 (tightly coupled) multiprocessor support ... so HONE could add a 2nd CPU to each system for 16 processors

HONE (&/or APL) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone
SMP, tightly-coupled, and/or compare&swap posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp
cambridge science center (4th flr, 545tech sq) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
system/r posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#systemr

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It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is
Date: 28 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is
https://slate.com/technology/2021/07/oil-company-crimes-denial-exxon-shell.html
This story was originally published by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has been republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Guardian's new series of articles on fossil fuel companies' culpability for the climate crisis is entitled "Climate Crimes." Is this too extreme a title?
... snip ...

Big Oil's lies about climate change--a climate scientist's take
https://thebulletin.org/2021/07/big-oils-lies-about-climate-change-a-climate-scientists-take/
Climate crimes: a new series investigating big oil's role in the climate crisis
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/29/climate-crimes-about-this-series
Climate crimes
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/climate-crimes

merchants of doubt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#16 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#13 NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#12 The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#3 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#67 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#26 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#65 Doubts about the HR departments that require knowledge of technology that does not exist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#5 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#24 Frieden calculator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#40 Here's The New Study The Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to See
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#43 Thanks Obama
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#54 The Jeb Bush Adviser Who Should Scare You
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#27 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#83 Wastewater well suspended after "frackquakes" rock Colorado
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#43 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#30 Senators Who Voted Against Ending Big Oil Tax Breaks Received Millions From Big Oil
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#61 Why Republicans Aren't Mentioning the Real Cause of Rising Prices at the Gas Pump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007s.html#67 Newsweek article--baby boomers and computers

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Electronic Signature

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Electronic Signature
Date: 28 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Industry tried for a long time to force "digital signatures" into meaning "done with digital certificate" ... that industry had business plan of $20B/yr requiring $100/annum/person. We were brought in to help wordsmith some cal. state legislation ... at the time, they were working on "electronic signature", data breach notification" and "opt-in personal information sharing" legislation. The "digital certificate" industry was lobbying hard to try and have the legislation mandate "digital certificates" for signatures. Managed to help thwart those efforts.

Was at a technical conference on the show floor and IBM executive squiring around CEO of one of the major digital certificate corporations came up and wanted to introduce me to the CEO. The CEO asked me what I did, I said my objective was to obliterate all "digital certificates" from the face of the earth ... they both quickly walked away.

I was also rep to the financial industry X9 standards body
https://x9.org/

and the digital certificate industry was trying to mandate digital signatures/certificates for every financial electronic transaction. I then showed that it would require increasing the standard transaction size by a factor of at least 100 times ... gargantuan bloat for little or no benefit (many point-of-sale still ran at 2400 baud, taking minutes instead of seconds). So the group formed a new X9 work item to specify "compressed certificates". I then wrote an item that mandated appending "compressed" digital signature/certificates (to every transaction) that had been compressed to zero bytes.

digital/electronic signature posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#signature
transaction bloat posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#bloat
trusted transactions w/o certificates
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#certless
privacy posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#x959
data breach notification posts
http;//www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#data.breach.notification

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Electronic Signature

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Electronic Signature
Date: 28 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com~lynn/2021g.html#73 Electronic Signature

mostly mid-90s (after "electronic commerce" at mosaic/netscape) until 2006 ... lots in x9a10, but also x9a2, a9a11, x9a12. x9f3 ... some x9f1, x9f4, x9f5, and x9f6 ... me and anoter wrote privacy standard, interviewed a lot of gov agency privacy officers for x9WG1 (used some wording that i used in cal. legislation). a little of the stuff archived from the x9a10 & ansi-epay mailings list
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay2.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay3.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay4.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay5.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay6.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay7.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay8.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay9.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay10.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay11.htm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay12.htm

I was accused of being "parsimonious" for eliminating unnecessary enormous "bloat"

company working for also had us work with small legal patent lawfirm in atlanta on some of the work ... when we had 50+ draft patents, law firm said it would be over hundred before we were done. Executives claimed about the filling fees and directed that all the claims be repackaged into nine patents. Later the USPTO came back and said they were getting tired of enormous patents where the patent fee didn't even cover the cost of reading the claims and directed that claims had to be repackaged in 2-3 dozen. referrence to the patents (all "assigned")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadssummary.htm
other refs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsmail.htm
some overview
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsover.htm

digital/electronic signature posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#signature
transaction bloat posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#bloat
trusted transactions w/o certificates
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#certless
privacy posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#x959
data breach notification posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#data.breach.notification

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Electronic Signature

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Electronic Signature
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#74 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#73 Electronic Signature

... late 90s, I did a secure transaction chip for one of the X9 financial transaction standards ... part of recent post in another post/thread:
Part of SBS liquidation, many of the (former IBM) employees return to IBM and the building (tyson's corner) is sold to a beltway bandit (IBM CEO from the 90s had gone to running a private-equity company that buys that beltway bandit). The building is gutted to the walls and completely remodeled and an identical bldg is built next to it ... with a large one story connecting the two office bldgs. After we leave IBM, we were doing a lot of advanced financial security work and one of their executives (former head of agency up corner of 32 and wash/balt parkway, also claimed credit for the clipper chip) wanted a meeting to talk to us about it. Turns out his office was on the same floor and included the space of my wife's SBS office. Our advanced financial security work had so commoditized security, he concluded that he couldn't figure any way of making profit from it (downside of security being too good in an environment where there was lots of fraud and people making profit providing security services, nobody was interested in commoditized security that eliminated majority of the fraud ... and profit)

clipper chip
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipper_chip

... snip ...

... we did some demo chips ... used standard industry chipcard microprocessor ... programmed to emulate my chip design ... had booth for the chipcard at 1999 BAI world-wide retail banking show in Miami (later got prototype chips done at new secure chip fab in Dresden that had been certified by multiple gov. agencies, including US. ... got requested to do security audit of the Dresden fab is another story) ... old posts with BAI press release
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/99.html#217 AADS/X9.59 demo & standards at BAI (world-wide retail banking) show
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsmore.htm#x959demo AADS & X9.59 demos at BAI (annual world-wide retail banking) show in miami next week
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm#x959bai X9.59/AADS announcement at BAI

...IBM trivia ... one of the companies in the press release was a startup doing KERBEROS commercialization ... including a contract with m'soft to implement it for their platforms (becomes active directory)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/security/kerberos/kerberos-authentication-overview
former IBMer (had been head of mainframe POK and then head of boca) was CEO (was working as CEO "for hire" and had been brought in by the VCs) ... and we would have meetings with him a few times a month.

and from a related post mentioning the chip:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#66 The Case Against SQL
... lead technical director reporting to DDI for Information Assurance Directorate was doing panel discussion in the trusted computing track at Intel Developors Forum in ... asked me to talk about my prototype chips for secure transactions (gone 404, but lives on at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011109072807/http://www.intel94.com/idf/spr2001/sessiondescription.asp?id=stp%2bs13

... during talk in the TCPA track, the guy responsible for TPM chip was in the front row ... and I had to comment that I was glad to see that the TPM chip design was beginning to look more and more like my secure prototype chips .... and his response was I didn't have a committee of 200 people trying to help me.

... snip ...

digital/electronic signature posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#signature
transaction bloat posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#bloat
trusted transactions w/o certificates
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#certless
privacy posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#x959
data breach notification posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#data.breach.notification

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Electronic Signature

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Electronic Signature
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#75 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#74 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#73 Electronic Signature

... more trivia ... in prior life, my wife was in gburg jes group and one of the catchers for jes3/asp ... the future "CEO for hire" (when he 1st left IBM, he was hired as Perot CEO to take it public), cons her into coming to POK to be in charge of loosely-coupled architecture ... while there she does peer-coupled shared data architecture ... some past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#shareddata

... but doesn't last long because 1) constant battles with communication group trying to force her into using VTAM for loosely-coupled operation and 2) little uptake (except for IMS hot-standby ... until much later with SYSPLEX & parallel SYSPLEX).

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CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump. Records released by the Department of Justice provide new details about Trump's campaign against whistleblowers and leakers.
https://theintercept.com/2021/07/29/media-leak-whistleblower-trump-cia/
The documents reveal a dramatic spike in the number of such leak referrals -- called "crime reports" -- from the CIA in 2017, when Mike Pompeo led the spy agency. Many of those referrals pertained to leaks that had taken place months and even years prior during the Obama administration, raising questions about why they were being revisited.

As The Intercept has previously reported, in 2017 the number of criminal leak referrals spiked to 120 -- much higher than any other point since 2005.

... snip ...

leaks & whistleblower posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#whistleblower

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Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid. Cavuto Calls Him a 'Good Doctor,' 'Vilified' Like 'Lex Luthor'. Fauci's truth-telling when Trump was in office seems to have triggered disagreement at the network
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/fox-news-tucker-carlson-fauci-created-covid-1204131/
The disinformation network known as Fox News recently told its viewers that Dr. Anthony Fauci is the "guy who created covid" after, mere days earlier, another host said the White House's chief medical adviser had been unfairly "vilified" and treated as though he's "Lex Luthor."
... snip...

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

past posts mentioning covid &/or fauci
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#64 Private Equity Now Buying Up Primary Care Practices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#40 Why do people hate universal health care? It turns out -- they don't
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#17 Jamie Dimon: Some Americans 'don't feel like going back to work'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#94 Drug Industry Money Quietly Backs Media Voices Against Sharing Vaccine Patents
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#73 'Government Money That's Gone Into Vaccine Development Is Being Privatized by a Handful of Companies'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#70 Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#48 'Our Lives Don't Matter.' India's Female Community Health Workers Say the Government Is Failing to Protect Them From COVID-19
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#0 Patients With Long Covid Face Lingering Worrisome Health Risks, Study Finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#44 More Evidence That Private Equity Kills: Estimated >20,000 Increase in Nursing Home Deaths
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#82 What The Media Isn't Telling You About Texas Blackouts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#52 Luxembourg Investigations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#35 HONE story/history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#86 IBM Auditors and Games
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#28 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right

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Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up 'Hyper-Polluting' Coal Plants

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up 'Hyper-Polluting' Coal Plants
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up 'Hyper-Polluting' Coal Plants. Just 5 percent of the globe's power plants generate nearly 75 percent of the carbon pollution from electricity
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/want-quick-progress-on-climate-change-clean-up-hyper-polluting-coal-plants-1204211/
The new study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, began with a data-set of nearly 30,000 power plants across 221 countries. It found that "the plants that did the most absolute damage to the atmosphere" were coal plants that were "clustered in the United States, Europe, India, and East Asia," with the world's ten-worst polluting plants located in Poland, Germany, India, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and northern China.
... snip ...

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

posts mentioning climate change &/or fossil fuel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#72 It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#16 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#13 NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest of Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#12 The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#3 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#25 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#15 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#89 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#59 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#42 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#77 Meet the "New Koch Brothers"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#26 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#83 Capital in the Twenty-First Century
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#60 The Dumbest Business Idea Ever. The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value. The dominant business philosophy debunked
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#24 Promtheus' Fire: Climate Change in the Time of Willful Ignorance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#150 How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#123 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#114 Post 9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion, study finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#105 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#100 Is America ready to tackle economic inequality?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#85 Just and Unjust Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#70 Since 2001 We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#67 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#26 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#116 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#103 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#97 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#86 The Hottest July, How Climate Change is Breaking Temperature Records in 2019
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#54 Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#50 Recent climate and heat news
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#64 How to fight desertification and reverse climate change
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#0 How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#117 What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#64 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#30 Scientists Just Laid Out Paths to Solve Climate Change. We Aren't on Track to Do Any of Them
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#89 Earth's atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#115 Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#114 Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#65 Doubts about the HR departments that require knowledge of technology that does not exist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#45 More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#27 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#46 How Economists Turned Corporations into Predators
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#60 When Working From Home Doesn't Work
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#55 How Economists Turned Corporations into Predators
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#13 Merchants of Doubt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#59 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#22 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#14 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#5 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#103 Trump to sign cyber security order

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How Walgreens and Walmart's new banking ventures will shake up finance

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: How Walgreens and Walmart's new banking ventures will shake up finance
Date: 29 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
How Walgreens and Walmart's new banking ventures will shake up finance. Incumbent banks will have to innovate their digital and mobile strategies to compete with two of the country's biggest retailers.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90658779/how-walgreens-and-walmarts-new-banking-ventures-will-shake-up-finance

... at one point, the rhetoric on the floor of congress was that the primary purpose of GLBA was make sure that Walmart (& Microsoft) couldn't become a bank.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Leach%E2%80%93Bliley_Act

past GLBA posts referencing primary purpose was to block new competitors getting into banking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#119 Google, Fitbit, Banking: Big Tech's Bust Out?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#4 Noncompliant: A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#115 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#102 Can we learn from financial lessons of 90 years ago?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#4 Ron Paul On 'The Dollar Dilemma': Where To From Here?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#64 Here's every time Amazon has made a play for banking services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#78 The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#8 Too big to fail was Malicious Cyber Activity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#51 Penn Central PL/I advertising
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#19 Banking; The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#55 Clearly I'm Not Reading This Right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#98 Convicted Fraudster Jonathan Hay, Harvard's Man Who Wrecked Russia, Resurfaces in Ukraine
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#17 Cromnibus cartoon
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#55 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#49 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#47 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#46 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#37 Sale receipt--obligatory?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#84 Support Senator Warren's Postal Banking Proposal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#48 Mainframe on NCIS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#37 Married Couples and the Financial Mess
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#76 Did these tech and telecom companies assess the risk and return with respect to Anti-Money Laundering challenges?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#21 Thomas Piketty Is Right About the Past and Wrong About the Future
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#9 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#20 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#28 Why Asian companies struggle to manage global workers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#41 Why Are the Fed and SEC Keeping Wall Street's Secrets?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#16 Wonder if they know how Boydian they are?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#68 Memory versus processor speed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#0 Revolution Through Banking?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#28 The men who crashed the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#77 How Pursuit of Profits Kills Innovation and the U.S. Economy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#52 Civilization, doomed?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#71 Don't Dump the Volcker Rule Just Because It's Not Perfect
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#73 computer bootlaces
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011k.html#53 50th anniversary of BASIC, COBOL?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#18 Happy 100th Birthday, IBM!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#7 Home prices may drop another 25%, Shiller predicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#55 Are Americans serious about dealing with money laundering and the drug cartels?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#48 On Protectionism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#41 On Protectionism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#19 The first personal computer (PC)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#45 Productivity And Bubbles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#29 The Mobile Device Is Becoming Humankind's Primary Tool
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#76 e-commerce smackdown as PCI standards revised
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#53 The Credit Card Criminals Are Getting Crafty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#38 Google scares Aussie banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#7 taking down the machine - z9 series
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#77 Favourite computer history books?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#63 Wal-Mart to support smartcard payments
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#62 blasts from the past -- old predictions come true
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#52 Our Pecora Moment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#32 In the News: SEC storms the 'Castle'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#86 Oldest Instruction Set still in daily use?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#82 Oldest Instruction Set still in daily use?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#70 Post Office bank account 'could help 1m poor'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009i.html#77 Financial Regulatory Reform - elimination of loophole allowing special purpose institutions outside Bank Holding Company (BHC) oversigh
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009h.html#19 Does anyone know of merchants who have successfully bypassed interchange costs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#11 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM

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EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
Date: 30 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

related comments in this thread about digital signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#76 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#75 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#74 Electronic Signature
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#73 Electronic Signature

and Facebook july 30, 2016 memory:
Specification is from 1996 targeted solely for POS.

About the same time we were asked to participate in X9A10 financial standard working group (because we had done electronic commerce) which had been given the requirement to preserve the integrity of the financial infrastructure for *ALL* retail payments" (aka not just POS, *ALL*). Part of the standards effort was hardware token that suffered from none of the security vulnerabilities of their specification, was nearly 100 times faster and nearly 100 times less expensive (late 90s)..

There was large pilot deployment of their specification in the US around the turn of the century ... in their "YES CARD" vulnerability period. At the 2003 ATM Integrity task force meeting ... an federal LEO went into some detail ... and there was comment from the audience that they managed to spend billions of dollars to prove that chips are less secure than magstripe.

In the wake of the "YES CARD" problems, all evidence of the large pilot appeared to disappear w/o a trace. There was speculation that it would be a long time before it was tried again in the US ... while they worked out more of the kinks in other jurisdictions.

The chip card transition in the US has been a disaster
https://qz.com/717876/the-chip-card-transition-in-the-us-has-been-a-disaster/

... snip ...

I warned the large east coast pilot about the security issues before they started the pilot deployment (around the turn of century) ... but apparently they had been so mesmerized with the chip promotion ... that they couldn't process the information ... so they had to learn the hard way ... and then the pilot evaporates w/o a trace.

ref to IBM SDA chip&pin ("YES CARD") deployment for Safeway UK in 1997
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm25.htm Fraudwatch - Chip&PIN one-sided story, banks and deception and liability shifts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006l.html#33 Google Architecture

original IBM artcile gone 404 ... but lives on at wayback machine: EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM
https://web.archive.org/web/20061106193736/http://www-03.ibm.com/industries/financialservices/doc/content/solution/1026217103.html

and some comment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm23.htm#55 UK Detects Chip-And-PIN Security Flaw

"YES CARD" posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subintegrity.html#yescard
Reference to "YES CARD" presentation cartes2002 in this trip report (gone 404 but lives on at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030417083810/http://www.smartcard.co.uk/resources/articles/cartes2002.html

I didn't make cartes 2002, but those doing the "YES CARD" presentation came by to review their analysis and left me a copy of the presentation ... but it has "proprietary" on every page.

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EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
Date: 30 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#81 EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

... some financial make "risk adjusted" decision ... part of doing chip with no known vulnerabilities ... including allowing for end-to-end security processes (part of where "yes card" fell down) ... was to register integrity characteristic of each kind of chip ... as technology advances and new kinds of vulnerabilities appeared ... it was possible to make security proportional to risk transaction decisions based on the end-to-end threats (including kind of chip used) and the size of the transactions. This was something that chip industry wasn't providing for either gov. or financial. I did some number of security proportional to risk presentations to both gov. and financial ... some past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#security.proportional.to.risk
trying to interest them in including it in standards.

... part of what got me into security proportional to risk was that institutions said they had to issue chipcards because they couldn't trust chipcards presented by the public ... so users would require a chipcard for every institutions. the question was what did institution need to be able to trust a person presented chipcard. Once into that solution, the next was can trust be dynamically determined based on the chipcard characteristics as well as other end-to-end characteristics (for instance is being in a bank lobby more trusted than a internet cafe pc located in a country on the other side of the world) and can compensating processes be supported.

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Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'
Date: 30 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'. "You guys may not be following the internet the way I do," Trump told Justice Department officials who insisted there was not widespread fraud, according to handwritten notes released by the House Oversight Committee
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-doj-election-corrupt-notes-1205108/

House Republicans meet with Trump to discuss overturning election results. Trump loyalists are planning a last stand Jan. 6. (21DEC2020)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/21/trump-house-overturn-election-449787
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) -- who is spearheading the long-shot push to overturn the election results in Congress -- organized the trio of White House meetings, which lasted over three hours and included roughly a dozen lawmakers. The group also met with Vice President Mike Pence, who will be presiding over the joint session of Congress when lawmakers officially certify the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, as well as members of Trump's legal team.
... snip ...

recent posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#68 Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#14 Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#48 'We're Gonna Murder You and Then Them'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#71 Let's Be Honest About What Trump Wanted on January 6

other posts mentioning trump:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#78 Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#77 CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#59 Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#82 Giuliani's Law License Is Suspended Over Trump Election Lies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#39 'Bipartisanship' Is Dead in Washington
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#5 What My Mobster Grandfather Understood About American Capitalism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#1 'Madman ... racist, sexist pig': new book details Obama's real thoughts on Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#95 Larry Summers, the Man Who Won't Shut Up, No Matter How Wrong He's Been
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#42 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#7 IBM100 - Rise of the Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#65 Apple, Amazon and Google slam 'discriminatory' voting restriction laws
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#54 America's biggest corporations paid no federal income taxes last year
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#31 Does HBO's QAnon Documentary Reveal Who Q Is?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#27 The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#4 The GOP's Fake Controversy Over Colin Kahl Is Just the Beginning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#94 How Ike Led
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#93 How 'Owning the Libs' Became the GOP's Core Belief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#81 Russia, not China, tried to influence 2020 election, says US intel community
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#79 Racism's Loud Echoes in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#43 Just 15% of Americans say they like the way that Donald Trump conducts himself as president
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#30 The Supreme Court Finally Lets the Light Shine on Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#27 US intelligence report finds Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving operation that killed Khashoggi
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#24 US intelligence report finds Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving operation that killed Khashoggi
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#23 When Nazis Took Manhattan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#66 Democracy is a threat to white supremacy--and that is the cause of America's crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#35 Washington DC Rioting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#30 Trump and Republican Party Racism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#29 How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#28 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#27 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#24 Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#20 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#19 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#21 Saudi ruler aimed to 'silence' Washington Post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#6 Onward, Christian fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#152 US lost more tax revenue than any other developed country in 2018 due to Trump tax cuts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#150 How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#142 Trump is deconstructing the government, one agency at a time
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#128 Republicans abandon tradition of whistleblower protection at impeachment hearing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#127 The Barr Presidency
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#125 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#124 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#123 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#122 For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#93 Trump Administration Scaling Back Rules Meant to Stop Corporate Inversions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#78 Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: 'There is blood on Trump's hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#74 Eric Holder is the Official Missing from Discussions of the Bidens' Ukrainian Efforts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#72 CIA's top lawyer made 'criminal referral' on complaint about Trump Ukraine call
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#66 Four Takeaways on Trump's New Medicare Executive Order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#59 Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#57 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#52 Why Trump Tweeted About Civil War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#51 Big Pharma CEO: 'We're in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#50 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#46 Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#36 Trump's Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Shoul Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#34 The U.S. Forgot What Antitrust Is For
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#26 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#23 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#112 Trump tells Republicans he may begin cutting social security and Medicare if he wins in 2020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#110 Trump tells Republicans he may begin cutting social security and Medicare if he wins in 2020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#102 Trump tells Republicans he may begin cutting social security and Medicare if he wins in 2020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#99 Trump claims he's the messiah. Maybe he should quit while he's ahead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#95 The results of Facebook's anti-conservative bias audit are in
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#58 China's VT5 tank adds 'active protection'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#57 Newsflash: Trump and DeVos Do Not Want to Get Government Out of For-Profit College Industry
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#55 The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#54 Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#53 Those 'rat infested' places in Baltimore? They're owned by Trump's son-in-law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#50 Recent climate and heat news
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#38 Trump's Message to U.S. Intelligence Officials: Be Loyal or Leave
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#34 The Great Hack tells us data corrupts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#33 The Great Hack tells us data corrupts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#57 Forget China - it's America's own economic system that's broken; US weakness is inbuilt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#21 Mitch McConnell has done far more to destroy democratic norms than Donald Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#74 Why the Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Didn't Take Down Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#70 Russia Hacked Clinton's Computers Five Hours After Trump's Call
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#65 The Government is Hard at Work Keeping Tax Preparation Complicated and Expensive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#45 What is ALEC? 'The most effective organization' for conservatives, says Newt Gingrich
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#1 Billions From Deutsche Bank Despite Trump's Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#86 Trump's tax law threatens charities. The poor will pay
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#20 Trump CFPB Plans Obscene Change to Payday Lender Rule
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#116 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#115 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#114 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#113 Trump asking advisers if he can legally fire Fed chief
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#101 U.S. Cash Repatriation Plunges 50%, Defying Trump's Tax Forecast
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#88 Trump administration appointee quits lobbying for Saudi Arabia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#73 Trump is reportedly not worried about a massive US debt crisis as he'll be out of office by then
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#56 Too Rich to Jail
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#40 America's electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#38 The U.S. Needs to Crack Down on White-Collar Crime
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#35 OT: Postal Service seeks record price hikes to bolster falling revenues
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#1 Pigs Want To Feed at the Trough Again: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson Use Crisis Anniversary to Ask for More Bailout Powers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#108 The United States' Perpetual War in Afghanistan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#89 White-Collar Criminals Got Off Scot-Free After the 2008 Financial Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#87 White-Collar Criminals Got Off Scot-Free After the 2008 Financial Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#82 Why Is the White House Trying to Block a Key Election Security Bill?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#80 Art Laffer's Chinese Curve Ball
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#67 Donald Trump, Gun-Runner for Hire
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#50 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#42 Bill Black: Trump Sees Europe as a "Foe" Because of Key Misinformed Advisor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#36 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#35 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#32 12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#11 OT: Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#115 Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#114 Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#105 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#101 The Persistent Myth of U.S. Precision Bombing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#91 Having learned 20yrs earlier, and both Bush1 & Bush2 as example, move to non-gov email servers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#80 Former NSA And CIA Director Michael Hayden: The 'Golden Age Of Electronic Surveillance' Is Ending
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#78 Insiders Want Trump To Pardon Junk Bond "King" Michael Milken
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#59 Tariffs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#50 OCC Covering Up for Wells Fargo Type Abuses at Other Banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#26 House sends bill loosening banking regulations to Trump's desk
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#14 Bill Black: Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#105 Trump to Drop Call for Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#101 Barb
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#99 Trump to Drop Call for Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#34 The First E-mail Scandal, Long Before Hillary Clinton: Iran/Contra
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#3 These are the last days of Trump. Next: the rise of Pence
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#0 Congress Is About to Do a Big Favor for Private Equity Predators
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#98 The Cambridge Analytica scandal is what Facebook-powered election cheating looks like:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#71 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#60 Revealed - the capitalist network that runs the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#30 free, huh, was Bitcoin confusion?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#24 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#23 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#109 The Man From Sullivan & Cromwell
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#67 Pushing Out Immigrants Isn't About the Economy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#25 Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's--And It's All About Privatization

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EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
Date: 30 Jul 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#81 EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#82 EMV migration compliance for banking from IBM (1997)

reference
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm23.htm#55 UK Detects Chip-And-Pin Security Flaw
... this has more detailed, long-winded discussion of several issues.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm24.htm#1 UK Detects Chip-And-PIN Security Flaw

as mentioned, x9a10 had been given the requirement to preserve the integrity of the financial infrastructure for *ALL* retail payments (not just internet or point-of-sale, but *ALL*, face-to-face, unattended, internet, etc) ... and presumed was asked to participate because of having worked on "electronic commerce' at mosaic/netscape. As part of x9a10 we did detailed end-to-end study of exploits and vulnerabilities ... for how standard needed to deal with all of them.

as result, the above post also references being asked to give tutorial in London with principles of Lloyd's of London syndicates involved in insuring (brick & mortar) point-of-sale retail payment fraud discussing numerous threat models and countermeasures ... they then had us to luncheon with the chairman of Lloyd's

risk, fraud, exploit, threat, vulnerability posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subintegrity.html#fraud
man-in-the-middle attachposts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subintegrity.html#mitmattack
assurance posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subintegrity.html#assurance
x959 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subpubkey.html#x959

misc. other posts mentioning x9a10 & x9.59
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay10.htm#65 eBay Customers Targetted by Credit Card Scam
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay11.htm#53 Authentication white paper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay11.htm#73 Account Numbers. Was: Confusing Authentication and Identiification? (addenda)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay12.htm#0 Four Corner model. Was: Confusing Authentication and Identification? (addenda)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay2.htm#fed Federal CP model and financial transactions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay2.htm#intuition AADS/X9.59 cost sharing intuition
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay3.htm#aadsnwi AADS NWI vote
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay6.htm#dsdebate Digital Signatures Spark Debate
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay6.htm#ecomich call for new measures: ICH would be glad to help
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay7.htm#nonrep0 non-repudiation, was Re: crypto flaw in secure mail standards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay7.htm#nonrep6 non-repudiation, was Re: crypto flaw in secure mail standards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay7.htm#3dsecure4 3D Secure Vulnerabilities? Photo ID's and Payment Infrastructure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay7.htm#3dsecure3 financial payment standards ... finger slip
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm#reconsid2 X9.59 Reconsideration Ballot
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm#reconsid X9.59 Reconsideration Ballot
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm#anxclean Misc 8583 mapping cleanup
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ansiepay.htm#x959ansr Comments from 2nd LB on DSTU X9.59
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsmore.htm#killer3 Killer PKI Applications

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Remarks by President Biden Laying Out the Next Steps in Our Effort to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Remarks by President Biden Laying Out the Next Steps in Our Effort to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant
Date: 03 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
Remarks by President Biden Laying Out the Next Steps in Our Effort to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/07/29/remarks-by-president-biden-laying-out-the-next-steps-in-our-effort-to-get-more-americans-vaccinated-and-combat-the-spread-of-the-delta-variant/

... lots of comments recently about with freedom also comes responsibilities ... something that children are suppose to learn as they grow up ... those that don't are sometimes also referred to as sociopaths and predators that prey on others.

also
Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci 'Created' Covid
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#70"> Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows

Vaccinated America Has Had Enough. In the United States, this pandemic could be almost over by now. The reasons it's still going are pretty clear.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/vaccinated-america-breaking-point-anti-vaxxers/619539/
Spreading vaccine fears. And cashing in.
https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/spreading-fears-cashing-in-anti-vaccine

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

past posts mentioning sociopaths
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#37 Big Tech Meets Its Pecora Commission: Why Google's Toughest Opponent Is Now Congress
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#97 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#19 Does Capitalism Kill Cooperation?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#90 Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington D.C
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#55 Should Bankers Be Forced to Put Some Skin in the Game?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#22 Dotcom Bubble
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#92 pneumatic cash systems was Re: [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#24 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#74 Trump delay of the 'fiduciary rule' will cost retirement savers $3.7 billion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#43 when to get out???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#19 Banking; The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#7 Study: Cost of U.S. Regulations Larger Than Germany's Economy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#3 For those who like to regress to their youth? :-)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#10 25 Years: How the Web began
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#22 rationality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#15 The real story of how the Internet became so vulnerable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#15 Banking Culture Encourages Dishonesty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#37 Income Inequality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#39 Sale receipt--obligatory?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#1 How Comp-Sci went from passing fad to must have major
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#1 IBM Sales Fall Again, Pressuring Rometty's Profit Goal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#76 Crowdsourcing Diplomacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#53 Retirement Savings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#14 What Makes a Tax System Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#53 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#84 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#16 Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#91 Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#1 Spontaneous conduction: The music man with no written plan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#99 New theory of moral behavior may explain recent ethical lapses in banking industry
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#16 Interview of Mr. John Reed regarding banking fixing the game
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#30 Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#4 The Myth of Work-Life Balance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#80 How Pursuit of Profits Kills Innovation and the U.S. Economy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#30 Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#24 AMERICA IS BROKEN, WHAT NOW?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#77 Madoff Whistleblower Book

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The lost history of the electric car - and what it tells us about the future of transport

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The lost history of the electric car - and what it tells us about the future of transport
Date: 03 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
The lost history of the electric car - and what it tells us about the future of transport
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/03/lost-history-electric-car-future-transport
In 1897, the bestselling car in the US was an electric vehicle: the Pope Manufacturing Company's Columbia Motor Carriage. Electric models were outselling steam- and petrol-powered ones. By 1900, sales of steam vehicles had taken a narrow lead: that year, 1,681 steam vehicles, 1,575 electric vehicles and 936 petrol-powered vehicles were sold.
... snip ...

One of the stories is that Ford went against conventional wisdom of electric cars and chose to do gas cars (gas cars were enormously heavy and engines barely able to move them along). Ford lucked out when he eventually discovered "French Steel" (new process w/vanadium developed in Europe that tripled the strength of steel) ... allowing the weight of the vehicle to be cut significantly (which played major role given how little power was available from gasoline engines of the period).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanadium

Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently
https://www.amazon.com/Iconoclast-Neuroscientist-Reveals-Think-Differently/dp/1422115011
pg125/loc1324-28:
The Model T became possible only when Ford heard about a new type of steel that was being smelted in France. French steel contained a secret ingredient, vanadium, which made it three times stronger than regular steel. This changed everything for Ford. As with other iconoclasts, his perception of the automobile instantly changed when he saw what could be done with a vehicle that weighed a third less. Now, little gas engines that struggled to pull a heavy car suddenly weren't so anemic anymore. A little engine could do a lot with a car that didn't weigh very much. The Model T was released in 1908, and within the first year, Ford had sold 10,607 of them, more than any other manufacturer.
... snip ...

a few past posts on the horse manure subject
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#15 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#68 The Costs of Bad Security
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#88 NASA proves once again that, for it, the impossible is not even difficult

a few past posts mentionin Ford and french steel
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#91 This is Ford's first electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#73 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#19 OT for sidd about physics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#102 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#69 The first personal computer (PC)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#7 Looking for a real Fortran-66 compatible PC compiler (CP/M or DOSor Windows

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The Bunker: Follow All of the Money. F-35 Math 1.0 Another portent of problems

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Bunker: Follow All of the Money. F-35 Math 1.0 Another portent of problems
Date: 04 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
The Bunker: Follow All of the Money. F-35 Math 1.0 Another portent of problems
https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2021/08/the-bunker-follow-all-of-the-money/
Last week we dealt with the quality of the weapons the Pentagon buys, and its tendency to try to cram too much high-tech into them. Predictably, that drives costs and production delays through the roof. This week, triggered by the latest F-35 news, let's deal with the quantity side of the ledger. And not the number the Pentagon is buying, mind you, but the number it said it wanted to buy. There's often a gap between those two numbers big enough to slide the Pentagon through.
... snip ...

The F-35 and other Legacies of Failure
https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2021/03/the-f-35-and-other-legacies-of-failure/

F22 hangar empress (2009)
http://nypost.com/2009/07/17/cant-fly-wont-die/
Pilots call high-maintenance aircraft "hangar queens." Well, the F-22's a hangar empress. After three expensive decades in development, the plane meets fewer than one-third of its specified requirements. Anyway, an enemy wouldn't have to down a single F-22 to defeat it. Just strike the hi-tech maintenance sites, and it's game over. (In WWII, we didn't shoot down every Japanese Zero; we just sank their carriers.) The F-22 isn't going to operate off a dirt strip with a repair tent.

But this is all about lobbying, not about lobbing bombs. Cynically, Lockheed Martin distributed the F-22 workload to nearly every state, employing under-qualified sub-contractors to create local financial stakes in the program. Great politics -- but the result has been a quality collapse.

... snip ...

... F22 was finally canceled but process switched to F35

Tale of rapidly spreading "Sucess of Failure" with gov. contractors, beltway bandits, and military-industrial complex (more money from series of failures)
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2007/04/the-success-of-failure/24107/

Boyd quote
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/john-boyds-art-of-war/
"Here too Boyd had a favorite line. He often said, 'It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything the Pentagon does makes sense. The strategy is, don't interrupt the money flow, add to it.'"
... snip ...

also results in the "perpetual war" strategy ... never actually want to win a war, see it over, and go home (and the money stop)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_war

success of failure posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#success.of.failure
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

recent posts mentioning F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#48 The F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots and Tax Dollars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#88 The Bunker: More Rot in the Ranks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#46 SitRep: Is the F-35 officially a failure? Cost overruns, other issues prompt Air Force to look for "clean sheet" fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#35 US Stealth Fighter Jets Like F-35, F-22 Raptors 'No Longer Stealth' In-Front Of New Russian, Chinese Radars?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#18 Did They Miss Yet Another F-35 Cost Overrun?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#77 Cancel the F-35, Fund Infrastructure Instead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#0 THE PENTAGON'S FLYING FIASCO. Don't look now, but the F-35 is afterburnered toast
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#82 The F-35 and other Legacies of Failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#11 Air Force thinking of a new F-16ish fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#8 Air Force thinking of a new F-16ish fighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#102 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#100 The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#118 Pentagon: The F-35 breaks down too often and takes too long to repair
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#53 Stealthy no more? A German radar vendor says it tracked the F-35 jet in 2018 -- from a pony farm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#118 Armed with J-20 stealth fighters, China's future flattops could 'eventually fight US carriers'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#104 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#99 Trump claims he's the messiah. Maybe he should quit while he's ahead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#74 Packard Bell/Apple
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#49 IBM NUMBERS BIPOLAR'S DAYS WITH G5 CMOS MAINFRAMES
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#31 Supersonic speeds could cause big problems for the F-35's stealth coating
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#22 The American Military Sucks at Cybersecurity; A new report from US military watchdogs outlines hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#83 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#52 Chinese Government Hackers Have Successfully Stolen Massive Amounts Of Highly Sensitive Data On U.S. Submarine Warfare
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#37 Imagining a Cyber Surprise: How Might China Use Stolen OPM Records to Target Trust?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#20 Navy's Top-Dollar Stealth Fighter May Not Go the Distance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#109 JSF/F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#108 F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#76 Why the F-35 Isn't Good Enough for Japan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#74 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#68 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#63 The F-35 has a basic flaw that means an F-22 hybrid could outclass it -- and that's a big problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#60 11 crazy up-close photos of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet soaring through the air
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#19 How China's New Stealth Fighter Could Soon Surpass the US F-22 Raptor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#14 Air Force Risks Losing Third of F-35s If Upkeep Costs Aren't Cut
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#2 FY18 budget deal yields life-sustaining new wings for the A-10 Warthog
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#117 F-35: Still No Finish Line in Sight
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#86 Lawmakers to Military: Don't Buy Another 'Money Pit' Like F-35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#17 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners

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Mexico sues US gun-makers over flow of weapons across border

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mexico sues US gun-makers over flow of weapons across border
Date: 04 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
Mexico sues US gun-makers over flow of weapons across border
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/566337-mexico-sues-us-gunmakers-over-flow-of-weapons-across-border

... not long after "economic mess" some number of too big to fail (financial institutions) were found to be doing money laundering for drug cartels and terrorists ... major enabler of being able to buy military grade equipment and the rise in violence on both sides of the Mexican border. Apparently since the gov. was already leaning over backwards to keep them in business ... TBTF were asked if they would please stop (sometimes fined, but amounts were trivial compared to what they were making off the money laundering, joking that it just became part of cost of running fraudulent business). At the time, there were articles claiming that the TBTF money laundering (for drug cartels) were turning Mexico into another Columbia.

past money laundering posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#money.laundering
too big to fail ("too big to prosecute" & "too big to jail")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#too-big-to-fail

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Keeping old (IBM) stuff

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Keeping old (IBM) stuff
Date: 04 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
I kept everything possible electronic and archived. I had software, source and email from 60s up thru 1977 on a tape ... which was periodically moved to new media. In mid-80s, I had it replicated on three tapes ... unfortunately all in the Almaden research tape library .. when they had an operations problem mounting random tapes as scratch ... I lost ten tapes including all three replicated tapes of lots of stuff from mid-60s thru 1977. Fortunately I had archived copies of a lot of stuff post 1977 at alternate places in addition to Almaden... I lost a lot of trust in ibm backup/ archive after that ... I started keeping multiple copies at multiple locations. ... including on rs6000 530 at home (but that is another story)

... trivia: in he late 70s I did CMSBACK for internal datacenters ... it went thru a number of internal releases and then enhanced with support for clients (PCs and workstations) and released to customers as workstation datasave facility ... later picked up by GPD/AdStar and morphs into ADSM ... then TSM, now Spectrum Protect

backup posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#backup

past posts referencing Almaden tape library
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#22 Almaden Tape Library
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#86 History of Virtualization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#18 IBM Profs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#76 git, z/OS and COBOL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#87 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#88 E.R. Burroughs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#98 After the Sun (Microsystems) Sets, the Real Stories Come Out
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#28 System/360 celebration set for ten cities; 1964 pricing for oneweek
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#59 write rings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#19 the suckage of MS-DOS, was Re: 'Free Unix!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#60 Bridgestone Sues IBM For $600 Million Over Allegedly 'Defective' System That Plunged The Company Into 'Chaos'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#9 IBM ad for Basic Operating System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#61 32760?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#61 Google Patents Staple of '70s Mainframe Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#22 The Invention of Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#16 Dennis Ritchie
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#12 Selectric Typewriter--50th Anniversary
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#4 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#3 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#39 1971PerformanceStudies - Typical OS/MFT 40/50/65s analysed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#45 Is email dead? What do you think?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#19 The IETF is probably the single element in the global equation of technology competition than has resulted in the INTERNET
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#65 Adventure - Or Colossal Cave Adventure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#17 old email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#66 Evolution of Floating Point

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Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
Date: 04 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/was-e-mail-a-mistake
According to oral histories maintained by the C.I.A., employees were saddened when, in the late nineteen-eighties, during an expansion of the headquarters, this steampunk mail system was shut down. Some of them reminisced about the comforting thunk, thunk of the capsules arriving at a station; others worried that internal office communication would become unacceptably slow, or that runners would wear themselves out delivering messages on foot. The agency's archives contain a photograph of a pin that reads "Save the Tubes."
... snip ...

When I was undergraduate in the 60s and doing a lot of CP/67 enhancements, the agency was a CP/67 user ... although I didn't learn about them until much later ... when I was asked to teach computer/security classes there.

In the 80s, the agency had moved on to VM370 and eventually 3081 multiprocessor. IBM then had a VM370 release that had a lot of multiprocessor changes tailored for running ACP/TPF on 3081 in virtual machine (3081 originally was suppose to be a multiprocessor only machine, and ACP/TPF didn't have multiprocessor support and IBM was concerned that the whole ACP/TPF market might migrate to faster clone machines, the latest Amdahl single processor machine had about the same processing power as aggregate of the two 3081 processors), but noticeably degraded throughput for almost all other VM370 multiprocessor customers. An attempt to mask the degraded throughput of the latest VM370 for multiprocessor customers, some tweaks was made to 3720 terminal support to improve response time. The problem for the agency was it had all glass teletype ASCII terminals (the 3720 terminal response tweaks did nothing to mask the degraded multiprocessor throughput at the agency).

I got called into to see if I could do any quick&dirty fixes for them. I had done some tweaking to CMS console handling ... normal CMS was writing each line with a separate I/O requiring dropping from queue, adding to queue ... so something that wrote a full screen to ASCII terminal could involve twenty SIOs, along with 20 queue drop&adds. I hacked CMS console I/O handling to write all pending lines in a single start I/O ... cutting 20 queue drop/adds to one (regardless of the real terminal type) ... below referenced 1983 email references it cut overall avg queue drop/adds from 65/sec to 43/sec.

Note in the morph from CP67->VM370, the development group significantly dropped and/or simplified a lot of CP67 features ... but in a few cases took something that was enormously simple and made it enormously complex. In the science center transition to VM370, I had added back in a lot of dropped/simplified CP67 features. However, here was a change to add back one more. CP67 & VM370 would drop from queue things that appeared to be in wait state pending a long-wait terminal I/O ... based on the device type. In CP67 there was a count of real device, high-speed pending I/Os, incremented when it started, decremented when it finished ... if the count was not zero, don't drop from queue when in wait state. In the morph to VM370, they changed the logic that on every entry to wait state ... it would scan the complete virtual device configuration looking for some active I/O for a "high-speed" virtual device. This was a lot more over head than just checking for a non-zero count. But things got worse when there was a miss-match between a "slow-speed" virtual terminal device mapped to a "high-speed" 3270 terminal device (where I/Os could complete in similar elapsed time as disk I/O). It this case, somebody at IBM had noticed that there was this really fast queue drops/adds that shouldn't be happening ... but didn't really realize why. I just put the CP67 high-speed count logic in (eliminating the overhead of the virtual device configuration scan). old email from long ago and far away (with agency reference) ... describing the low-speed/high-speed device mismatch anomaly in more detail
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#email830420
in this post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#57

the agency was also very active in (IBM customer mainframe ser group) SHARE and on VMSHARE in the 70s & 80s (TYMSHARE had made their CMS-based online computer conferencing system available to SHARE for free starting in AUG1976) ... archives here:
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
multiprocessor posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

some recent posts mentioning ACP/TPF and the 3081 multiprocessor issue, which eventually resulted in releasing 3083 (3081 with one of the processors removed) ... originally primarily for the ACP/TPF market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#70 the wonders of SABRE, was Magnetic Drum reservations 1952
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#44 IBM Powerpoint sales presentations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#66 ACP/TPF 3083
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#23 IBM Recruiting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#74 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#72 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#29 IBM History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#44 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#22 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#77 How many years ago?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#62 The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#60 SABRE after the 7090
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#39 IBM etc I/O channels?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#33 Bad History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#56 What is the most epic computer glitch you have ever seen?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#94 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#84 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#20 {wtf} Tymshare SuperBasic Source Code

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Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
Date: 04 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#90 Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.

late 90s, doing financial standards work ... on crypto we mostly talked to the people up at ft. meade and nist people ... but one visit we had to make to the agency and checking in at the visitor bldg ... noticed that the day's visitor list was printed on fan-fold paper with vm370 separator page.

some recent posts mentioning financial standards work
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#11 Miami Building Collapse Could Profoundly Change Engineering
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#87 Bizarre Career Events
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#3 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#157 American Cities Are Becoming Shell Companies for the Rich
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#48 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#101 vendor distributes their private key
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#24 Microsoft says mandatory password changing is "ancient and obsolete"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#54 Misinformation: anti-vaccine bullshit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#104 Netscape: The Fire That Filled Silicon Valley's First Bubble
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#36 Banking via home computers/internet is a disaster for the computer world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#22 A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#117 The rich want to use money to solve problems, except the problems that made them rich
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#4 Ron Paul On 'The Dollar Dilemma': Where To From Here?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#97 George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9--and it was awful
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#90 Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington D.C
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#47 This 1966 Article About 'Computer Danger' Predicted a Bleak Future of Bank Crimes and Info Leaks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#26 House sends bill loosening banking regulations to Trump's desk
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#25 Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#28 Software Delivery on Tape to be Discontinued
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#10 Graph database on z/OS?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#11 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#110 Making Computers Secure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#94 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#17 NSA's top talent is leaving because of low pay, slumping morale and unpopular reorganization

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Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#90 Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#91 Was E-mail a Mistake? The mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.

some of the 7094/CTSS people went to the 5th flr for Project MAC and MULTICS, others went to the IBM science center on the 4th flr and did virtual machines, interactive apps, monitoring&performance, internal network, invented GML in 1969 (decade later morphs into international standard SGML and after another decade morphs into HTML at CERN).

CTSS EMAIL history
https://multicians.org/thvv/mail-history.html
https://multicians.org/thvv/anhc-34-1-anec.html

past CTSS EMAIL refs:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#54 PROFS, email, 3270
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#31 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#21 Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#39 [CM] Ten recollections about the early WWW and Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#51 The Invention of Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#15 Authorized functions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#12 Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#10 Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#81 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#49 OT The inventor of Email - Tom Van Vleck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#44 OT The inventor of Email - Tom Van Vleck

CSC posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
internal network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet
GML posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#sgml

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A top spreader of coronavirus misinformation says he will delete his posts after 48 hours

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: A top spreader of coronavirus misinformation says he will delete his posts after 48 hours.
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
A top spreader of coronavirus misinformation says he will delete his posts after 48 hours.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions/joseph-mercola-disinformation
The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online. Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/technology/joseph-mercola-coronavirus-misinformation-online.html

... then there is "Merchants of Doubt"
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured-ebook/dp/B003RRXXO8/
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt

some of the same scientists payed by the tobacco industry to write articles down playing the link between smoking and lung cancer, later showup in "Team B" studies inflated Soviet military and then down playing climate change.

merchant of doubt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#merchants.of.doubt

other recent misinformation posts

http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#82 Giuliani's Law License Is Suspended Over Trump Election Lies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#1 'Madman ... racist, sexist pig': new book details Obama's real thoughts on Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#70 Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#40 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#43 Just 15% of Americans say they like the way that Donald Trump conducts himself as president
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#46 Holy wars of the past - how did they turn out?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#24 Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call

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A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/03/donald-trump-memo-election-corrupt-justice-department
The full picture of Trump's attempted coup is only starting to emerge
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/05/politics/what-matters-trump-doj-coup/index.html
Mark Meadows Timeline: The Chief of Staff and Schemes to Overturn 2020 Election
https://www.justsecurity.org/77681/mark-meadows-timeline-the-chief-of-staff-and-schemes-to-overturn-2020-election/

other recent coup &/or insurrection posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#83 Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#68 Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#59 Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump in His Company's Crimes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#14 Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#48 'We're Gonna Murder You and Then Them'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#47 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#24 Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call

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The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It. Seventy years after the bombing, will Americans face the brutal truth?
https://www.thenation.com/article/world/why-the-us-really-bombed-hiroshima/

Hull Note
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_note

Story that Harry Dexter White was also operating on behalf of Stalin ... Stalin had sent White draft of ten demands to include in ultimatum hoping to provoke Japan into opening a war with US ... Stalin was already dealing with 3/4ths of German military in the west and was worried that Japan would open a second front in the east.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dexter_White#Venona_project
More Venona
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venona_project
https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/venona/

Benn Stein in "The Battle of Bretton Woods" spends pages 55-58 discussing "Operation Snow".
https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Bretton-Woods-Relations-University-ebook/dp/B00B5ZQ72Y/
pg56/loc1065-66:
The Soviets had, according to Karpov, used White to provoke Japan to attack the United States. The scheme even had a name: "Operation Snow," snow referring to White.
... snip ...

also: Another example of White acting as an agent of influence for the Soviet Union was his obstruction of an authorized $200 million loan to Nationalist China in 1943, which he had been officially instructed to execute. ... contributing to Nationalist loosing China.

There is folklore that US used the bombs to warn off Soviets. Supposedly Roosevelt didn't feel that US could defeat Japan alone and had understanding with Stalin that the Soviets would attack Japan after Germany was defeated. Stalin sent in 1.5M soldiers into Manchuria and quickly defeated million Japanese and was supposedly within three days of invading the Japanese homeland ... compared to US attacked Okinawa with 600,000 military and battleships to defeat 76,000 Japanese ... and might be months away from invading Japanese homeland.

past posts mentioning "Harry Dexter White" &/or "Hull Note"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#91 OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#30 The Shape of Things to Come: Why the Pentagon Must Embrace Soft Power to Compete with China
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#29 The Shape of Things to Come: Why the Pentagon Must Embrace Soft Power to Compete with China
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#18 When Nazis Took Manhattan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#62 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#60 Reviewing The China Mission
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#78 Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#76 The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#48 Here's what Nobel Prize-winning research says will make you more influential
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#66 The Forever War Is So Normalized That Opposing It Is "Isolationism"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#107 Post WW2 red hunt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#82 The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#35 Olympics opening ceremony
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#49 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#71 Russia Invaded Japanese Islands With U.S. Ships -- After Japan Surrendered
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#5 The 1970s engineering recession
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#3 Pearl Harbor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#36 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#24 What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#87 WW II cryptography
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#81 WW II cryptography
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#79 WW II cryptography
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#28 WW2 Internment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#105 Iraq, Longest War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#18 5 Naval Battles That Changed History Forever
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#55 Should America Have Entered World War I?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#90 Economist, Harry Dent Hints: Global Banks Facing a Serious Crisis in Months Ahead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#80 "I used a real computer at home...and so will you" (Popular Science May 1967)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#94 The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#49 Fateful Choices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#74 Qbasic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#39 Shout out to Grace Hopper (State of the Union)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#70 God No, the U.S. Air Force Doesn't Need Another Curtis LeMay
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#55 past of nukes, was Future of support for telephone rotary dial ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#54 past of nukes, was Future of support for telephone rotary dial ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#51 past of nukes, was Future of support for telephone rotary dial ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#45 The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

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Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-heatwave-massive-greenland-ice-sheet.html
Enough ice melted on Greenland this week to cover Florida in a half
https://www.cnet.com/news/enough-ice-melted-on-greenland-this-week-to-cover-florida-in-a-half-foot-of-water/

The Greenland ice sheet experienced a massive melting event last week. This could have short-term and long-term implications for sea-level rise.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/08/05/greenland-melt-event-season-2021/
A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds 'The consequences of a collapse would likely be far-reaching'
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/08/05/change-ocean-collapse-atlantic-meridional/

some past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#79 Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up 'Hyper-Polluting' Coal Plants
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#72 It's Time to Call Out Big Oil for What It Really Is
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#3 Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#25 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#15 POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#89 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#77 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#59 How climate change skepticism held a government captive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#77 Meet the "New Koch Brothers"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#83 Capital in the Twenty-First Century
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021b.html#60 The Dumbest Business Idea Ever. The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value. The dominant business philosophy debunked
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#24 Promtheus' Fire: Climate Change in the Time of Willful Ignorance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#150 How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#123 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#100 Is America ready to tackle economic inequality?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#116 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#103 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#97 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#86 The Hottest July, How Climate Change is Breaking Temperature Records in 2019
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#54 Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#50 Recent climate and heat news
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#23 A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating 'a New Normal'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#21 A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating 'a New Normal'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#64 How to fight desertification and reverse climate change
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#0 How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism

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A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#94 A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all

Judge sanctions lawyers looking to overturn 2020 election with "copy and paste" lawsuit. Federal judge calls pair's dubious class-action filing as "the stuff of which violent insurrections are made"
https://www.salon.com/2021/08/05/judge-sanctions-lawyers-looking-to-overturn-2020-election-with-copy-and-paste-lawsuit/
MyPillow magnate Mike Lindell's latest election conspiracy theory is his most bizarre yet
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/05/politics/mike-lindell-mypillow-ceo-election-claims-invs/index.html
Rudy Giuliani claims he made up 'gossip' about FBI probe of Clinton emails days before 2016 election: DOJ
https://www.rawstory.com/rudy-giuliani-hillary-clinton/
The other Big Lie: How a self-destructive ideological fever engulfed America's foreign policy establishment
https://www.rawstory.com/the-other-big-lie-how-a-self-destructive-ideological-fever-enveloped-america/
DOJ probe fails to find source of FBI leaks or evidence Giuliani had inside information about Hillary Clinton investigation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-leaks-giuliani/2021/08/05/8b9cfec8-f5fa-11eb-a49b-d96f2dac0942_story.html
Not patriots, not political prisoners -- U.S. judges slam Capitol riot defendants at sentencing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/capitol-riot-political-prisoners/2021/08/04/9b6adb84-f54d-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html
Republicans will defend their Caesar but new revelations show Trump's true threat
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/01/republicans-caesar-donald-trump-justice-memos-tax-returns-6-january-committee-cheney-kinzinger

other recent coup &/or insurrection posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#83 Trump Pressured DOJ to Declare Election Corrupt and 'Leave the Rest to Me'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#68 Four Officers Rip Into Trump, Give Moving Testimony About January 6 Riot
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#58 The Storm Is Upon Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#14 Did Whistleblower Reprisal Help Set the Stage for a January 6 Intelligence Failure?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021f.html#48 'We're Gonna Murder You and Then Them'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#47 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#24 Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call

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Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#96 Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

Greenland articles so far in 2021

Greenland melting likely increased by bacteria in sediment
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-greenland-bacteria-sediment.html
Microbes fuelled by wind-blown mineral dust melt the Greenland ice sheet
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-microbes-fuelled-wind-blown-mineral-greenland.html
Increasing ocean temperature threatens Greenland's ice sheet
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-ocean-temperature-threatens-greenland-ice.html
Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it's going to get worse.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/01/25/ice-melt-quickens-greenland-glaciers/
Greenland review: A great comet disaster movie on Amazon Prime
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2266751-greenland-review-a-great-comet-disaster-movie-on-amazon-prime/
CO2 dip may have helped dinosaurs walk from South America to Greenland
https://phys.org/news/2021-02-co2-dip-dinosaurs-south-america.html
Why Did Greenland's Norse Colonies Mysteriously Vanish? Walrus Bones Hold the Clues
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/why-did-greenlands-norse-colonies-mysteriously-vanish-walrus-bones-hold-the
New 'Meltdown' film: A different kind of Greenland ice documentary
https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/02/new-meltdown-film-a-different-kind-of-greenland-ice-documentary/
Greenland ice loss may have begun as early as the mid-'80s
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-greenland-ice-loss-begun-early.html
Traces of Earth's early magma ocean identified in Greenland rocks
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-earth-early-magma-ocean-greenland.html
Scientists stunned to discover plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-scientists-stunned-beneath-mile-deep-greenland.html
Ancient Magma From Earth's Early Days Discovered in Rocks From Greenland
https://www.sciencealert.com/rocks-in-greenland-still-bear-traces-of-a-time-when-earth-was-a-molten-blob
Ancient Plants Buried a Mile Under Greenland's Ice Are a Grim Warning From The Past
https://www.sciencealert.com/preserved-plant-matter-has-been-discovered-buried-beneath-the-greenland-ice
Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland's ice a freezer for years - hold lessons about climate change
https://news.yahoo.com/ancient-leaves-preserved-under-mile-190707994.html
Scientists stunned by fossils found deep beneath Greenland's ice sheet
https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-stunned-by-fossils-found-deep-beneath-greenlands-ice-sheet/
Scientists stunned to discover plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice: Long-lost ice core provides direct evidence that giant ice sheet melted off within the last million years and is highly vulnerable to a warming climate
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210315165639.htm
Icy ocean worlds seismometer passes further testing in Greenland
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-icy-ocean-worlds-seismometer-greenland.html
Greenland's ice melted away at least once in last million years
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-greenland-ice-million-years.html
Greenland landscape history preserved under ice sheet
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-greenland-landscape-history-ice-sheet.html
Building electronics that can survive under Greenland's ice sheet
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/building-electronics-that-can-survive-under-greenlands-ice-sheet/
Lakes on Greenland Ice Sheet can drain huge amounts of water, even in winter
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-lakes-greenland-ice-sheet-huge.html
Lakes on Greenland Ice Sheet can drain huge amounts of water, even in winter
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/uoc-log033021.php
Greenland caves: Time travel to a warm Arctic
https://phys.org/news/2021-03-greenland-caves-arctic.html
How Greenland election could cut Australia's access to critical rare earth minerals
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9439347/How-Greenland-election-cut-Australias-access-critical-rare-earth-minerals.html
A Row Over Rare-Earth Deposits Could Bring Down Greenland's Government
https://www.npr.org/2021/04/06/984768012/a-row-over-rare-earth-deposits-could-bring-down-greenlands-government
Greenland goes to the polls in rare earth mining election
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/06/greenland-goes-to-the-polls-in-rare-earth-mining-election
Greenland's elections just bolstered China's tech world domination plan
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/08/chinabacked_mining_project_for_tech/
New study: Thick sea-ice warms Greenland fjords
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-thick-sea-ice-greenland-fjords.html
Modeling past and future glacial floods in northern Greenland
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-future-glacial-northern-greenland.html
New study: Thick sea-ice warms Greenland fjords
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/su-nst040921.php
Ocean-bottom sediments tell a story about ancient Greenland summers
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-ocean-bottom-sediments-story-ancient-greenland.html
Fibre-optics used to take the temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-fibre-optics-temperature-greenland-ice-sheet.html
Greenland becoming darker, warmer as its snow ages and changes shape
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-greenland-darker-warmer-ages.html
Part of the Greenland ice sheet may be close to a tipping point
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-greenland-ice-sheet.html
Blinken 'Confirms' US Won't Buy Greenland Amid Climate Talks
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/05/blinken-confirms-us-wont-buy-greenland-amid-climate-talks.html
Researchers find Greenland glacial meltwaters rich in mercury
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-greenland-glacial-meltwaters-rich-mercury.html
Greenland's ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2278370-greenlands-ice-sheet-is-releasing-huge-amounts-of-mercury-into-rivers/
US no longer wants to buy Greenland, Blinken confirms
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/21/us-no-longer-wants-to-buy-greenland-blinken-confirms
US confirms it doesn't want to buy Greenland from Denmark after former president Donald Trump's unsolicited proposal
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-21/us-not-seeking-to-buy-greenland-from-denmark/100154858
Greenland's Melting Glaciers Are Polluting Coasts With Shocking Amounts of Mercury
https://www.sciencealert.com/greenland-s-melting-glaciers-are-polluting-coastal-ecosystems-with-mercury
Slushy iceberg aggregates control calving timing on Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-slushy-iceberg-aggregates-calving-greenland.html
The Ghost of Ancient Earth's Magma Oceans Found in Greenland Rocks
https://singularityhub.com/2021/03/14/the-ghostly-trace-of-earths-magma-oceans-found-in-greenland-rocks/
To catch deep-space neutrinos, astronomers lay traps in Greenland's ice
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/catch-deep-space-neutrinos-astronomers-lay-traps-greenland-s-ice
Greenland Bans Future Oil Exploration Over Climate Concerns
https://time.com/6080933/greenland-bans-oil-exploration/
Greenland to halt all oil exploration as it 'takes climate change seriously'
https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/16/greenland-to-halt-all-oil-exploration-as-it-takes-climate-change-seriously

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Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/566547-democratic-senators-increase-pressure-to-declassify-9-11-documents
Democratic senators and families of victims of the 9/11 attacks called on Thursday for the Biden administration to declassify and make available key documents related to Saudi Arabia's role in the terrorist attacks, ahead of the 20th anniversary commemorating the tragedy.
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9/11 Had Nothing to Do with Afghanistan
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/06/9-11-had-nothing-to-do-with-afghanistan/

past posts mentioning 9/11 victims allowed to sue saudi gov. for 9/11 responsibility
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021e.html#42 The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#26 Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#114 Post 9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion, study finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#105 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#85 Just and Unjust Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#70 Since 2001 We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#67 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#26 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#65 Doubts about the HR departments that require knowledge of technology that does not exist
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#24 Frieden calculator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#39 JOINT INQUIRY INTO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#50 Iraqi WMDs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#12 1973--TI 8 digit electric calculator--$99.95
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#54 The Jeb Bush Adviser Who Should Scare You
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#78 past of nukes, was Future of support for telephone rotary dial ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#73 past of nukes, was Future of support for telephone rotary dial ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#27 What were the complaints of binary code programmers that not accept Assembly?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#72 George W. Bush: Still the worst; A new study ranks Bush near the very bottom in history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#64 IBM Data Processing Center and Pi
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#51 How Comp-Sci went from passing fad to must have major
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#89 Difference between MVS and z / OS systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#38 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#14 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#103 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#99 Reducing Army Size
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#42 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#13 Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#11 NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#83 NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#51 U.S. Sidelined as Iraq Becomes Bloodier

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The Murder of the U.S. Middle Class Began 40 Years Ago This Week

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The Murder of the U.S. Middle Class Began 40 Years Ago This Week
Date: 05 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
The Murder of the U.S. Middle Class Began 40 Years Ago This Week. Reagan's firing of striking air traffic controllers was the first huge offensive in corporate America's war on everyone else.
https://theintercept.com/2021/08/06/middle-class-reagan-patco-strike/

a few other refs:

How GE, GM, Coca-Cola And Kodak Put Shareholders Ahead Of Employees
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2017/06/29/how-ge-gm-coca-cola-kodak-put-shareholders-ahead-of-employees/
latest update July 2019
http://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/
The Limping Middle Class
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/opinion/sunday/jobs-will-follow-a-strengthening-of-the-middle-class.html
The Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/opinion/04reich-graphic.html

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

a few recent posts mentioning income/pay inequality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#63 Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#54 Republicans Have Taken a Brave Stand in Defense of Tax Cheats
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#51 In Biden's recovery plan, an overdue rebuke of trickle-down economics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#25 Huawei 5G networks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#15 The Other 1 Percent": Morgan Stanley Spots A Market Ratio That Is "Unprecedented Even During The Tech Bubble"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#2 Office jobs eroding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#99 Is America ready to tackle economic inequality?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#56 The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#100 Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#88 CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#27 Someone Else's Computer: The Prehistory of Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#68 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#117 What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#107 Politicians have caused a pay 'collapse' for the bottom 90 percent of workers, researchers say
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#20 A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#83 Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#18 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#104 Tax Cut for Stock Buybacks

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The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
Date: 06 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#95 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

Mythmaking and the Atomic Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/06/mythmaking-and-the-atomic-destruction-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/
Reality: Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed to prevent the Soviets from making a contribution to the victory against Japan, which would have forced Washington to allow Moscow to participate in the postwar occupation and reconstruction of the country. It was also the intention to intimidate the Soviet leadership and thus to wrest concessions from it with respect to the postwar arrangements in Germany and Eastern Europe. Finally, it was not the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but the Soviet entry into the war against Japan, which caused Tokyo to surrender.
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Blinded by the Light: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Age of Normalized Violence
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/06/blinded-by-the-light-remembering-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-in-the-age-of-normalized-violence/

past posts mentioning Soviets defeating Japanese in Manchuria
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021d.html#59 WW2 Strategic Bombing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021c.html#19 When Nazis Took Manhattan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#68 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#82 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#72 This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#66 The Forever War Is So Normalized That Opposing It Is "Isolationism"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#19 A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#74 meanwhile in eastern Asia^WEurope, was tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#102 The Persistent Myth of U.S. Precision Bombing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#98 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#89 The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#107 Post WW2 red hunt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#82 The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#45 Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife

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Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks
Date: 06 Aug 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021g.html#99 Democratic senators increase pressure to declassify 9/11 documents related to Saudi role in attacks

9/11 families tell Biden to stay away from memorial service if he doesn't authorize release of records related to attacks
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/06/politics/joe-biden-9-11-records-memorial-service/index.html
"The 9/11 families deserve justice and closure. Matter of fact, all Americans deserve to know the truth behind what the Saudi Arabanian government's role was in 9/11. And there's significant evidence. The FBI has it. The DOJ doesn't deny that it exists," Eagleson told CNN's Michael Smerconish on "Cuomo Prime Time" Friday.
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... from truth is stranger than fiction and law of unintended consequences that come back to bite you, much of the radical Islam & ISIS can be considered our own fault, VP Bush in the 80s
https://www.amazon.com/Family-Secrets-Americas-Invisible-Government-ebook/dp/B003NSBMNA/
pg292/loc6057-59:
There was also a calculated decision to use the Saudis as surrogates in the cold war. The United States actually encouraged Saudi efforts to spread the extremist Wahhabi form of Islam as a way of stirring up large Muslim communities in Soviet-controlled countries. (It didn't hurt that Muslim Soviet Asia contained what were believed to be the world's largest undeveloped reserves of oil.)
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Saudi radical extremist Islam/Wahhabi loosened on the world ... bin Laden & 15of16 9/11 were Saudis (some claims that 95% of extreme Islam world terrorism is Wahhabi related)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism

Mattis somewhat more PC (political correct)
https://www.amazon.com/Call-Sign-Chaos-Learning-Lead-ebook/dp/B07SBRFVNH/
pg21/loc349-51:
Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary regime took hold in Iran by ousting the Shah and swearing hostility against the United States. That same year, the Soviet Union was pouring troops into Afghanistan to prop up a pro-Russian government that was opposed by Sunni Islamist fundamentalists and tribal factions. The United States was supporting Saudi Arabia's involvement in forming a counterweight to Soviet influence.
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and internal CIA
https://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Record-Edward-Snowden-ebook/dp/B07STQPGH6/
pg133/loc1916-17:
But al-Qaeda did maintain unusually close ties with our allies the Saudis, a fact that the Bush White House worked suspiciously hard to suppress as we went to war with two other countries.
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WMD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#wmd
perpetual war posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#perpetual.war
military-industrial(-congressional) complex posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#military.industrial.complex

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