What do I call my PDP-11?
John A. Dundas III
dundas at caltech.edu
Mon Jan 9 14:50:41 CST 2006
At 2:28 PM -0600 1/9/06, Julian Wolfe wrote:
>Hahahaha I get it now, and yes, I've used that ping.
>That's like (and I forget which compiler in RSTS did this) where you typed
>"make love", and you didn't have a program called "love" it would respond
>with "not war"
No compiler, that was a teco alias.
> > -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
>> On Behalf Of Doc Shipley
>> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 2:19 PM
>> To: General at mdrconsult.com; Discussion at mdrconsult.com :On-Topic and Off-
>> Topic Posts
>> Subject: Re: What do I call my PDP-11?
>> Julian Wolfe wrote:
>> > I don't get the joke, and I uses Suns. Please to explain?
>> If you ping another system from a Solaris box, instead of the verbose
>> return info from ping you get in most OS's, Solaris simply returns:
>> <hostname> is alive
>> There was a huge cult/contingent in the US for many years that
>> maintained Elvis Presley had staged his own death, so making your
>> Solaris machine say "elvis is alive" is the joke.
> > Doc
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