[OT] Hackers break into Linux kernel home

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 19:21:33 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-09-03 at 08:29 -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:
> On 09/02/2011 11:40 PM, Ric Moore wrote:

> > 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. 

I just love the mental image I got from that one...

> 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.

Ah! Sounds like an early DOS machine then. I don't think Word Perfect
was out for CP/M. I had about 30+ CP/M machines in a collection, when I
lived in Montana. Amazing how many you can acquire when state surplus
sold them off at $10 a piece. 

> 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!

Back in 1980 dollars, $500 for a 300 baud modem was a lot of money,
which is about what that one was worth back then. 
<sqawk! sqwak! bling! bling! bling!> I miss my old modem sounds. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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