GET LAMP is here
als at thangorodrim.de
Tue Aug 10 17:54:33 CDT 2010
On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 04:09:38PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 8/10/10 3:59 PM, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
> >>> Sunday I went to a local motel with my girlfriend (I'm hosting two ladies
> >>> on my home and primitive noises may not be too comfortable for them). When
> >>> we were checking out, there was a monitor on the out with your bill
> >>> and...wow, it was a terminal, connected to some kind of *nix system,
> >>> everything was serial-based!!! I felt myself in 1980!!! :oD
> >> Wow, you were using Unix, and still managed to get laid?
> > hehe
> > About 3 years ago I saw plenty of vt520s in the local IKEA as terminals
> > for the staff (here == near Zurich, Switzerland).
> IKEA here uses very small Linux machines.
They probably found the price of (replacement) vt520s going up a bit too
much for the size of their company. And a small Linux capable box for
terminal like jobs can be had _very_ cheap - the alix3d3 sells for
around USD 125 including systemboard, case and powerbrick. Thats a
AMD Geode 500 Mhz with 256 MB of memory, network, USB, VGA (can do
1280x1024), audio on board. Very low power draw as well, boots from CF.
The case is about 15x15x3 cm, you could just stick that behind the monitor.
> And in my experience, *only* UNIX people tend to get laid, because
> they're the only ones with any sense of style.
*ogles the wife* Well, yes, I definitely have to agree ;-)
> Windows people seem to go after really skanky women. No standards
> across the board, ya know.
Does that surprise you?
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
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