* Posts by magpie67

9 posts • joined 14 Feb 2014

Oracle starts to lose patience with Solaris holdouts


Ahh, as I post this, I wear my Sun Microsystems T-Shirt ( merch of course! ), Solaris had its uses, its pitfalls and its wonders. I groaned when Oracle took over :{. Always liked the look of confusion on new employee's when you took the crash cart to a Sun server and showed them how to deal with a V880 :}


Re: A warning!

Might be wrong, but didn't SUSE borg Novell?

Et tu, Brute? Then fail, Caesars: When it's hotel staff, not the hackers, invading folks' privacy


Hold it in a different country

You could hold the next one in Australia.. We dont have any of those sort of probl... oh, umm, never mind, its probably safer and more secure over there. The laws of mathematics get overruled here and you have the right to have the government do whatever it wants to you. without complaining.

Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'd


Re: It's all part of the plan...

I had to remember my login and password just to upvote you! :}

BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath


Re: I'll admit the first computer I worked on was a BBC

Wow, I thought I was the only one who remembered WARCC :}, still have some of their equipment in the shed :}


Bird of HEY.... that's MY DRONE! Hawk attacks geek's quadcopter in nature v machine clash


Seen the damage a Wedge tailed can do to a glider

A good mate of mine was flying East of Perth a few years ago, a Wedge Tailed Eagle took exception to him being in the same airspace and attacked the glider, ripping chunks off the Mylar hardened leading edge. He decided to land quickly before the eagle worked out that the "juicy" bits were under the wing :}

He still has photos of it somewhere. I have also seen an Eagle, when he got sick of the pilots following him/her into every thermal ( they make good thermal finders ), deliberately circle in sink to trick the glider pilots into "Bombing Out" ( loosing lots of altitude )

An adult female "Wedgie" can weigh in at 5 or 6 Kg, be about 3 to 4 feet long with a wingspan of around 7 to 8 feet. Apparently the largest verified wingspan recorded for this style of Eagle was in excess of 9 feet

( I swear I have seen bigger, heavier ones out near Leonora/Laverton way but have no photos or specimens to prove it )

Source code for world's first MUD, Essex Uni's MUD1, recovered


Re: Ummm PLATO did it first

Oubliette is/was definitely a MUD, so were moria and Avatar, I never played DND, but believe it was a MUD also

Have a look at this link, has some screen captures as well


Or you can just go play it :}



Ummm PLATO did it first

Empire ( 1973 ), up to 8 simultaneous users


search for PLATO games, there are many more

Empire - 1973, dnd - 1973, Oubliette - 1977, Mines of Moria - 1978, Avatar - 1979

IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD


The Goodies did it first

I am surprised no-one has mentioned "Big Bunny" from The Goodies episode Invasion of the Moon Creatures



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