F*ck a f*cking duck
jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Thu Apr 27 18:42:54 CDT 2006
Fred Cisin wrote:
>> They had the stick man walking the dog program running
>>on the console lights of one of the 168's.
>Would that be too low a resolution to qualify for "most unusual graphic
There was also an idle loop for the CDC 6800 (or 6700) that put a cdc
"C" up in the
front panel lights while idle. I saw a 6 way system at a company called
DCC in Memphis
Tn, and it was amazing to see all the boxes periodically go idle and see
appear and then flicker out to a dull glow, then suddenly appear again.
The power bill for the front panels was a significant amount. I imagine
that the 168
was the most expensive, but I'd have to say the CDC OS (whatever it was)
the "C" integrated into its idle loop was better than the 168 with a
to do the stick man.
Also on the 168, you had to dial up all the right registers to get the
on the CDC front panel, you always got it.
IIRC on the cdc it probably was on 10 rows of lights. the 168 had more
across more rows for a larger display.
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