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Mojo31 08-02-22 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22596609)
what’s a punch card?


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t2p 08-02-22 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22596588)
LSS wrote her PhD thesis in some ancient EMACS on a VT100 connected to a PDP11 via 300 baud modem and that was some big power back then. I think she had a DEC Rainbow 100 on her desk at work.

lol I recall the VT100 ... PDP11 ... 11-34 ? ... 11-70 ? ... (?)

one of the first systems I was on was a PDP something ... maybe PDP11 ... then maybe VAX 11 / 780 or something like that (?) ... Prime ... 750 (?) ...

this was prior to IBM mainframe ... although we still had DEC machines at locations

guy I worked with was going for PhD at the time - he was on a Cray ... XMP ... YMP ... something like that (?) ... it was the fastest computer on the earth at the time ... there were two in existence

t2p 08-02-22 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22596485)
I was a summer associate at Alcoa in ‘89 after my first year of law school. They had Wang word processing.

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genejockey 08-02-22 08:20 PM

When I started at Genentech in 1982, they had a Vax, what kind I don't know, running Unix. We were using CRT "dumb terminals" and doing a lot of hand-annotation of sequences on those big green-and-beige fanfold lineprinter printouts. Everything was command line, because back then everything WAS command line.

We had a programmer who was really into finding all the algorithms people were developing for DNA sequence analysis, and adapt them for our use. You'd say, "Hey, Colin! I could really use a program that does (insert idea here)." and he'd say, "You know, I was just reading about something that might work. Gimme a week."

A week later, he'd give you a slip of paper with the pathname to the new program, and the syntax, and say, "Try it and let me know!" And then as you worked with it and reported back to him he'd refine it till it was what you wanted. Then he'd let others know it was there. By 1991, when I left Genentech, we had a whole suite of proprietary sequence analysis programs, which was WAY better and more user friendly than anything else I used for at least another 5-8 years.

These days I'm working in R on a virtual machine, analyzing sequences on a scale we couldn't even dream of then. And once again, everything is command line. And I'm still a crappy typist.

genejockey 08-02-22 08:24 PM

I took the Ritchey out for tonight's ride and once again marveled at how "at one" with the bike I felt. Also had one of those "Cycling Gods" days, and tied my best time on the 22 mile route but with significantly lower HR and RPE. Every time I think, "Why do I have so many bikes? Am I insane?" I have one of these experiences where I end up thinking, "Oh, yeah! THAT'S why I have this bike!"

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22596667)
Genentech

My Jurassic Park reading teenage self is excited.

big john 08-02-22 11:00 PM

R.I.P. Vin Scully.:(

LesterOfPuppets 08-02-22 11:27 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22596774)
R.I.P. Vin Scully.:(

Awww man. I sure do miss his voice. Back in the 80s we got every Dodgers game on TV here in PHX.

LesterOfPuppets 08-02-22 11:29 PM

New trail runners came in today.

They didn't come with speed laces tho. #sad

Thickest soles I've ever had, trail trials on Thursday probably.


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indyfabz 08-03-22 03:33 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22596642)

Is that O’Neil?

indyfabz 08-03-22 03:34 AM

Happy Hump Day.

Wordle 410 3/6

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indyfabz 08-03-22 03:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22596584)
Did you have to cut yourself for blood to ink the red ribbon too?

I used the blood of my slain enemies.

Trsnrtr 08-03-22 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596631)

A wife of a friend of mine went to junior college to be a punch card operator and got hired by State Farm. Lasted about a year before her job became obsolete.

Trsnrtr 08-03-22 04:59 AM

My user name on the first mainframe I was on was... wait for it... trsnrtr.

seedsbelize2 08-03-22 05:41 AM

Wordle 410 5/6
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seedsbelize2 08-03-22 05:48 AM

We had thunder last night but no rain. The catch up weed eating has begun.

big john 08-03-22 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22596785)
Awww man. I sure do miss his voice. Back in the 80s we got every Dodgers game on TV here in PHX.

My first memories of baseball were Vin on the radio. Even after I stopped following baseball if I heard his voice it made me think of summer. He's one of those things that have been around my whole life.

seedsbelize2 08-03-22 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22597003)
My first memories of baseball were Vin on the radio. Even after I stopped following baseball if I heard his voice it made me think of summer. He's one of those things that have been around my whole life.

Same. I remember him from the Winter Olympics , probably in the sixties.

big john 08-03-22 07:55 AM

Wordle 410 4/6 The promise of a 2.

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indyfabz 08-03-22 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22597033)
Wordle 410 4/6 The promise of a 2.

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Ouch. I have felt the same pain in the past.

indyfabz 08-03-22 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22596879)
My user name on the first mainframe I was on was... wait for it... trsnrtr.

When I was voluntarily downsized in '99 I lost my only email access, which was through work. I had no idea you could get a free email address through places like Yahoo! and Hotmail. Someone on my cross country tour that summer clued me in. When I got home I went to the public library and created a Yahoo! account. I was such a newb when it came to that type of thing that I simply picked the first letter of my first name underscore my last name. How boring.

WhyFi 08-03-22 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22596879)
My user name on the first mainframe I was on was... wait for it... trsnrtr.

At my first office job, a skiptrace collections gig, standard practice was to omit most vowels, when noting a customer's account, to save database space. Strangely, that practice only held over with collections and not general customer service. I had friends in other departments and they'd sometimes have me decipher collections notes or just kvetch about them after the fact. :D

Bah Humbug 08-03-22 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22597033)
Wordle 410 4/6 The promise of a 2.

⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
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The crappy kind of word I wish they'd not use.

Wordle 410 5/6

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Trsnrtr 08-03-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22597081)
When I was voluntarily downsized in '99 I lost my only email access, which was through work. I had no idea you could get a free email address through places like Yahoo! and Hotmail. Someone on my cross country tour that summer clued me in. When I got home I went to the public library and created a Yahoo! account. I was such a newb when it came to that type of thing that I simply picked the first letter of my first name underscore my last name. How boring.

I have used dtresenr on a couple UNIX machines but I prefer trsnrtr which makes more sense to my senseless brain.

indyfabz 08-03-22 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22596786)
New trail runners came in today.

They didn't come with speed laces tho. #sad

Thickest soles I've ever had, trail trials on Thursday probably.


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Is that a bag of pork rinds?


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