[OT] Hackers break into Linux kernel home

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Sep 3 13:29:45 UTC 2011

On 09/02/2011 11:40 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 17:48 -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> On 09/02/2011 02:35 PM, David Fletcher wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 16:23 -0300, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>>>> How didn't I think of it before... Anyone with some spare floppies to lend?
>>> Floppies seemed to me to become very unreliable. I assume this was due
>>> to downward pressure on the manufacturing cost. I reckon the best ones,
>>> if you still have any, were the ones given away as cover disks on
>>> computer magazines.
>>> That was some time ago though.
>>> In any case, the last motherboard I bought has no floppy interface. So I
>>> can't use my 5.25 inch drives :-( The only way to use floppies now
>>> AFAICT is to either have a USB drive or an LS-120 drive. Until the PATA
>>> socket vanishes too.....
>>> Dave
>> Kind of hard to use 8" floppies also. Got a whole box of them. I have a
>> drive but no way to interface.
> Is it SCSI?  It would probably need it's own power supply. :) Ric

I don't know. It could be SCSI. It's an old Xerox stand alone dual 
drive. The person that gave me the drive didn't give me the computer 
that it went with. They gave it to a school for autistic children to 
hammer on. They also gave me a box of disks. I imagine the software was 
for Unix or maybe a proprietary OS. It's been so long since I looked at 
it I don't remember what software was in the box. Seems like I remember 
Word Perfect version 1, but don't quote me on that.

I've "collected" a few old boat anchors over time. A CoCo2 that is 
virtually brand new in the box, a TRS-80 - dual 5.25 floppy drives, a 
TI-99-4A and other odd bits and pieces. All work, but I don't have a 
boot disk for the TRS-80. Even have the modem for the CoCo, 300 baud - WOW!


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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