[CentOS] Re: Ole Fossils [ was Re: ls and rm: "argument list too
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Oct 24 23:02:45 UTC 2008
on 10-24-2008 3:21 PM Phil Schaffner spake the following:
> On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 14:19 -0400, Ed Westphal wrote:
>> Forgive my senility, but I'm continually amazed how many of us ole
>> fossils are still around, and running Linux! Not to use up too much
>> bandwidth, but the switch from Fortran 2 to 2D, for disk, was a big
>> event way back when. Then Fortran 4 came around! Be still my old
> WAY OT, but since the thread has already been hijacked, can't resist a
> trip down memory lane...
> Ah yes, how fondly I remember running FORTRAN from punched tape on the
> Data General Nova "minicomputer". At least it was not prone to dropping
> the 80-column card deck and having to re-sort it. Then we got the 8"
> hard-sector floppy drive. Luxury! Still had to boot it up with the
> correct sequence of flips of the front panel switches, but actually had
> somewhere to save output data as well as load programs - up to 256KB.
> Did real-time data acquisition using an 8-bit A/D and ran fast Fourier
> transforms to get frequency domain responses using ASCII graphics on a
> Seem to remember an "old farts" thread on this list a while back, so I
> guess "ole fossils" sounds a bit better. :-)
I remember numbering on the back of cards with a pencil as a backup when you
dropped the deck. And of course you numbered by tens just in case you had to
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
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