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Old 04-03-2006, 11:35 AM   #61
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Does grad school count? That was one of the more fun things they made me do. Did I ever tell you about the PDP-8 I made out of bitslice micros?
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Me too. Most of VMS was written in Bliss. Bliss is ignorance. Ignorance is Bliss. Any questions?


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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?
Old 04-03-2006, 11:36 AM   #62
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I've been knee deep in UNIX/AIX stuff for the last several months. *Command line manuerving and long red fingernails just don't cut it. *I just want to simplify my life not complicate it with stuff like recursive commands that can potentially hose the system if you're not paying attention *

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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

RSTS, TOPS, TECO, Bliss, Eunice, GDOS...

It all seemed fun at the time.

I wouldn't want to go back.
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?
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RSTS 4b took my computing virginity.

It'll always have a special place in my heart...*snifff*
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Took BASIC and FORTRAN in college; used them infrequently...

User of VAX/VMS, UNIX, DOS; learned enough to be dangerous...* :
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How Geeky Are You?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11977271/site/newsweek/

Anybody score over 60 points?

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How Geeky Are You?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11977271/site/newsweek/

Anybody score over 60 points?

oooooh, it's been a while since I've seen the novel "Snowcrash" mentioned anywhere...
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11977271/site/newsweek/

Anybody score over 60 points?

48. I got dinged a lot for not even having a cell-phone with a camera in it, and for having decent taste...
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73

I think basing someones "geekiness" on their ability to take, email and post photos taken with a cell phone camera is pretty sad.
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As usual the MSM screws up
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I think basing someones "geekiness" on their ability to take, email and post photos taken with a cell phone camera is pretty sad.
Yep!* However, knowing about the book "snowcrash" edges on geekiness.
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

I read it in ~1994 or 1995. Sucked.
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86 here. But I had to lie on a couple, because the questions sucked.

Last good SciFi / Fantasy stuff I read was the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons. Anybody know of some high caliber SciFi worth reading?
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I read it in ~1994 or 1995.* Sucked.
The fact that you read it proves once again, you're an uber-geek
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

And I didnt even have to cheat by lying on the questions!
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And I didnt even have to cheat by lying on the questions!
Oh, I only lied in the spirit of geekiness. For example, I don't hook up with my guild at 1am, but I do enjoy a good fragfest with my BF2 clan around then.
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Oh, I only lied in the spirit of geekiness.* *For example, I don't hook up with my guild at 1am, but I do enjoy a good fragfest with my BF2 clan around then.*
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Well see, there ya go. No comparison between warcraft and bf2. Warcraft is for nerds. BF2 is for white collar soldier wannabees!

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