Apologies for downtime

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by Just Old Al » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:29 am

Dave wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Just Old Al wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :)
Ah.... perhaps a Univac 1108?
No, an old 494. Hulking great monstrosity that thing was....
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by TazManiac » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 am

Dave wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Just Old Al wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :)
Ah.... perhaps a Univac 1108?

I once used one of those to point out an error in my FORTRAN instructor's claims about FORTRAN functions. The program I wrote demonstrated that the Univac 1108 could be programmed to show that 2+2 equals 6 (and of course this is true, for sufficiently large values of 2).
Well, when Two copulate like that, of course you get Zex...


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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by Just Old Al » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 am
(Copy of Dr. Ruth's biography placed gently in the Pun Jar...)
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth...why not write to Dr. Ruth?

So i wrote to Dr. Ruth, who quite helpfully proposed,
I should join a nudist colony and throw away my clothes!
All that sun upon my flesh would set my libido free,
And would guarantee much more of 'it', whatever it might be.

But I didn't feel that I was quite...equipped...for such a life.

Fair of skin just like my sisters - too much sun would give me blisters!
So I think I'll pack the whole thing in....and go home to the wife.

"She is a funny woman that...she gets turned on by barbed wire"

"Sects Therapy" - Frankie Howerd
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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by Bookworm » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:41 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 pm

Ooooh, yes. Especially when you're dealing with putting patches into code.
"Read from the laptop, type into the server.."
Try it with an octal front panel sometime...and yes, I used to do it on PDP-11s... and 8s. And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :)
I once talked with a man who once programmed using the spaghetti boards.
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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 am

Just Old Al wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 am
(Copy of Dr. Ruth's biography placed gently in the Pun Jar...)
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth...why not write to Dr. Ruth?

[SNIP]

"Sects Therapy" - Frankie Howerd
I have looked for it, but can't find it for now... I'm pretty sure it was Ray Stevens who had a song in which he ended up getting "that day and night, satellite, cable TV service"...
In that song, he mentions at one point watching a show where "There's this little woman, who talks real rough, and there ain't no telling WHAT she's liable to say..." :lol:

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:05 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Just Old Al wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Ooooh, yes. Especially when you're dealing with putting patches into code.
"Read from the laptop, type into the server.."
Try it with an octal front panel sometime...and yes, I used to do it on PDP-11s... and 8s. And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :)
I once talked with a man who once programmed using the spaghetti boards.
Kate asks what machines that was on.
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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by Bookworm » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 am
Just Old Al wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 am
(Copy of Dr. Ruth's biography placed gently in the Pun Jar...)
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth...why not write to Dr. Ruth?

[SNIP]

"Sects Therapy" - Frankie Howerd
I have looked for it, but can't find it for now... I'm pretty sure it was Ray Stevens who had a song in which he ended up getting "that day and night, satellite, cable TV service"...
In that song, he mentions at one point watching a show where "There's this little woman, who talks real rough, and there ain't no telling WHAT she's liable to say..." :lol:
It's "Language, Nudity, Violence, & Sex" by Ray Stevens.
I'll get a life when it's proven and substantiated to be better than what I'm currently experiencing.

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:01 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm
lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 am
I have looked for it, but can't find it for now... I'm pretty sure it was Ray Stevens who had a song in which he ended up getting "that day and night, satellite, cable TV service"...
In that song, he mentions at one point watching a show where "There's this little woman, who talks real rough, and there ain't no telling WHAT she's liable to say..." :lol:
It's "Language, Nudity, Violence, & Sex" by Ray Stevens.
Thanks. I hadn't heard that in a long time (just went and listened to it on YouTube). I have it, somewhere in the house, on cassette. Of course, the fact that I don't currently have a cassette player that works probably contributed to my not having heard it in a long time...

I keep meaning to get myself something going, and transfer all my cassettes to my computer, but I keep forgetting to do so... Not that I have much time to do so, either...

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:52 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric...
Slow. 90wpm for me, and my mother was about 30 wpm faster than that.
Susan, my first wife, who did at least 120 wpm, used to watch me knocking out about 30 wpm, shake her head, and wander off muttering "Nobody should be as to type that fast with just two fingers and a thumb..."
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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by jwhouk » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:52 am
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Two forgotten characters in the Peanuts universe...
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:29 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Two forgotten characters in the Peanuts universe...
It's interesting: I've been reading quite a few of these, today, and I'm surprised at how much of a tease Charlie Brown was, at the beginning... There are several strips where he plays a joke on Patty, and the last panel has her chasing him, and him saying something to indicate how much he delights in doing that kind of stuff:
(All comics are linked back to their original page)

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But that's OK, she gets her kicks in, too:
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Of course, Charlie Brown sometimes has to deal with some of the most dangerous questions around...
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interestingly, before Lucy, there was Violet:
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Also, seeing the beginnings of Schroeder was quite interesting. (Including his very first piano playing...)
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Well, I better stop here, before it goes beyond "fair use"...

It is funny, though, to look at the URL, and see the actual date the strip first appeared in a newspaper...

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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:07 pm

And the mean streak goes on...

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And wow: Lucy's first appearance!
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And her feminine wiles are definitely already well in place:
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Re: Apologies for downtime

Post by TazManiac » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:20 pm

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This really hits home these days.... ("Hey!, You can't say that to Gir... Wome... Females!")

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