Old Unix system IDRIS
dj.taylor4 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 5 11:08:43 CDT 2009
At 08:17 PM 7/4/2009, you wrote:
>Douglas Taylor wrote:
>>I've only been on the system a few times, but the commands are
>>definitely Unix. I'm spoiled because of Linux, Idris did not have
>>commands like more, and df is different. The hardware is a single
>>board computer with a co-processor board of some sort, probably
>>floating point. The box looks like an ancient 1st generation IBM
>>PC, with a huge on/off switch on the side.
>I am going to guess you bought ebay item 270418666033 since it
>disappeared off my watch list right before you posted. Some good
>pictures of it in the listing if so. Is that company a CIA front ?
>They sell nothing but, spy gear and laboratory equipment. Some of
>the stuff they sell honestly creeps me out a bit.
What creeps you out? The lie detectors? The satellite phones? I
don't know where they get their inventory, but they have some
interesting stuff. I think a lot of it comes from universities. I
also got the spectrometer head, but, alas, although the unit was
complete the KBR beamsplitter was in very bad shape.
The spectrometer has an air bearing and needs an compressed air
supply, which I don't have. I also requires 20 degrees C water.
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