[OT] Hackers break into Linux kernel home
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.
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