BBS software for the PDP 11

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 19 09:59:06 CDT 2017

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Subject: Re: BBS software for the PDP 11

On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:39:27AM +0000, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> But, seriously, just how many households do you think have made the move to
> LED lighting? The amount of energy wasted in the average house, especially
> those with wives and children (your wife never forget to turn off her curling
> iron?) makes the power used by a QBUS PDP-11 pale in comparison.

I have certainly noticed that those who contribute the least to the household
finances are also those who consume the most, yes. If anybody would like a
couple of workshy stoner flatmates, don't hesitate to come and collect them.
Please. I'd appreciate the 80% slump in electricity consumption. (800 watt base
load! What are they doing in there!?)

Anyway, for those of us in Amsterdam who can actually be bothered to find and
hold down a job, go out and do the shopping, etc, we're replacing blown
incandescents with LED bulbs because that's what they sell in the shops.
Incandescent bulbs are exotic specialist items.


Incandescent are becoming rarer here, but we went thru a CDF phase
between them and LED's.  Now there was an environmental nightmare!!


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