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SCADAGeo

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Re: What's this?

said by StuartMW:

PS: I remember using a DECwriter

said by dave:

Oh, one of those high-speed modern devices? With the fancy lower case?

It was the ASR33 for me.

said by StuartMW:

Yeah well I've used one of those too

110 baud is fast enough for anyone

Terminals? You two are spoiled! Have you ever dropped a stack of punch cards? DECwriter & ed was heaven!


dib22

join:2002-01-27
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said by SCADAGeo:

Terminals? You two are spoiled! Have you ever dropped a stack of punch cards? DECwriter & ed was heaven!

Never used punch cards for data entry, but did use them as analog data storage at several places I worked over the years.

That is we used them as notepaper... man they sure bought too many punch cards back in the day...


StuartMW
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said by SCADAGeo:

Have you ever dropped a stack of punch cards?

Yes I have. Have you entered programs through front panel switches? How about storing programs/data on cassette tape?
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I confess to having been considered a raw noobie by my colleagues since I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory; if I needed to flip it in through the console switches, I'd have to read it from my handy reference card.

But most PDP11s I dealt with came with diode ROMs by that time.



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said by dave:

...I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory...

I wrote my own custom loader (not on a PDP11) to read read programs from cassette tape into memory. I had it hand-written, in hex, on paper and it was entered via switches. I was pretty quick at toggling switches Nowadays not so much
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Yer still just a baby, though (as am I).


StuartMW
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What is that? Looks like fun I hope those folks can read binary


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The woman is Grace Hopper (I am unsure of the Navy rank she held at the time) and the machine is "the" Univac (I suppose they didn't need model numbers at the time).

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper



StuartMW
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COBOL huh? I never wrote anything in COBOL although I did desk debug a program in it once.

quote:
A COBOL developer got seriously sick so they froze his body. When they thawed him out, there was a lot of commotion. Apparently they needed this guy back alive and kicking pronto. It was nearing the year 3000. And they were encountering all kinds of Y3K bugs. It seems the Y2K coders only did a patch job 1000 years in the past.

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Loved COBOL. Non-programmer support people could actually read it, so you didn't have to have separate documentation.



StuartMW
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LOL. You do know that real programmers don't write documentation (or eat Quiche) right? Or is that your point?
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sivran
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You bunch of old farts. Quit shakin your canes at us younguns.



StuartMW
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Yeah? Well there's 10 kinds of people in the world: those that know computers and those that don't
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=YozC8yFrZKI