On October 20, 2010 03:46:06 pm Bob Hall wrote: > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:07:55PM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote: > > On 10/20/2010 11:55 AM, Gary Kline wrote: > > > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:47:38AM -0700, per...@pluto.rain.com wrote: > > >> Matthias Apitz <g...@unixarea.de> wrote: > > >>> El d?a Tuesday, October 19, 2010 a las 07:29:46PM -0700, Gary Kline escribi?: > > >>>> PS: I really _was_ current on hardware stuff. Back in the VAX > > >>>> 780 days :-) > > >>> > > >>> I booted my first UNIX V7 tape on a PDP-11 around 1982, I think. > > >> > > >> Gotcha beat :) UNIX V6, PDP-11/34, RK05 disk cartridge, 1975. > > >> The whole runtime fit on one RK05. The sources took a second one. > > >> > > > I remember the 11/34 fondly. The whole EE department at Cory > > > Hall was running one one; then when I interned at Livermore my > > > job of porting the "Portable F77 Compiler" was done with vi and > > > the source code that Stu Feldman wrote. I love[d] those bloody > > > old computers, :-) Dunno why. Maybe because they really > > > *were* about computing. Not streaming [[whatever]] or having > > > php running. (Blah^9^9^9) > > > > > > :) > > > > Heck, when I started out, they didn't even have zeros and ones yet. > > We had to settle for "o"s and "l"s ... > > When I started out, we didn't have read/write heads for the hard disks. > We had to copy the data from the screen to the disk by hand using > magnetized sewing needles. In order to read the damn things we had to > pass a compass over the disk and see where the needle deflected. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to> "freebsd-questions- <unsubscr...@freebsd.org"
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