Re: The base in Florida?
I’d go analog, in a swamp up to to your arse in alligators has to be a bad day.
297 posts • joined 7 Apr 2018
Only 47 years, but my first computer is literally in a museum, CDC 6600, now in the Science Museum in London, unsure if on show now.
MNF Fortran Scope OS. Sent punch cards (IBM port-a-punch) by post, print out came back the following week, First program Taylor Maclaurin series.
One guy, got it right first time, not me, a syntax error.
PRIMOS had a line editor spectacularly called ED, internally we had a more functional and friendly version called X.ED.
The command to go to the lats line the file was B, however, if you were already on the last line it would print an error message.
I had an in depth trace file from a gov defence site, I assumed had been redacted and strings modified, computer names and ip's transmogrified etc by a program.
I came across a login name, but the format was a bit like strace and double spaced, and assumed they had used some humour on this as it came out as an amusing name referring to what could be taken for building for bowel movements. Let's say it is Bog.
In my reply, I said the user who was active when the problem occurred, was Bog, can you ask him what he was doing. Anyway resolved the issue and thought nothing more about it.
A few weeks later I get a visit to our office from that department by two guys, out of the blue, no warnings, a surprise, and their office a quite a few hours away in the capital city. The only time it happened in that place as it was in the sticks miles from anywhere, One guy introduced himself, it was Mr Brian Og. Only the real name in the file was much funnier.
Last week must be 10 years later an install failed, I asked for the log, nope. Probably not related.
Moneypenny, why do I get all the shit jobs?
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