F*ck a f*cking duck
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Thu Apr 27 20:45:40 CDT 2006
On 4/27/2006 at 6:19 PM jim stephens wrote:
>got it wrong, it was the burroughs "B" on the B 6700 mainframe. The
>6700 was replaced by a Multics system at the site.
After having the "we don't need no stinkin' blinkenlights" culture at CDC,
I visited a friend who'd taken a job with Honeywell at the old GE plant in
Phoenix. I recall seeing a brand-new mainframe with an operator's console
with what looked like Nixie bar-graph displays on it (in addition to
blinkenlights). Talk about sensory overload! I think I also saw a couple
of old GE 635 systems there--I recall the "thousand operations per second"
analog meters on the console--I thought that was useless, but very cool.
OTOH, when the CDC 6000's went idle, the CE's would just leave up the
"rolling eyeballs" program.
Has anyone ever ported the old CDC "bat" baseball program to a simulator on
a Peecee? I wasted thousands of dollars of company time with that one...
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