posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 01:12 AM
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: nighthawk1954
'If it's not broken, don't fix it" in this case I'll add "Don't ever use"
With all the hacker, crackers and wannabes I feel safer with it being a stand alone [Albeit antiquated] system
There's your answer right there...
The system works, and works well, and has been working error free for a long time. If you were to upgrade it, that would actually scare me more.
Programmers aren't as precise as they once where, and as the languages and hardware become more complex, no matter how careful they may be there will
be bugs. I'd rather stick with an old system that is bug free, then make a new one that isn't. Additionally the older hardware is many more times
more hardened, robust, and easier to fix then the new stuff. For example, the “smaller” the chips and their electrical circuits, the more prone
they are to EMP effects, not the case with larger, older, more hardened chips. If a chip were to go bad on old equipment you could replace a human
soldered component on the board, now you would have to replace whole machine soldered boards.