[TriLUG] Failure of "reply" in Re: Private note - Re: can anyone read a 5.25" floppy disk?
jc.jones at tuftux.com
Thu Jun 9 11:32:52 EDT 2011
I still have a shell account with sdf.lonestar.org. I didn't get my
account until the late 90's. Of course, being a member of trilug, I
have a shell account with trilug and don't use sdf.lonestar as much as
I used to.
When I first signed up for the lonestar account, it was to learn more
about the linux/unix systems
I recently upgraded the lonestar account to it's arpa level, for no
reason other than to test a few features for my brother who is in
Afghanistan on a contract mission.
On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Igor Partola <igor at igorpartola.com> wrote:
> Does anyone still have an shell account with http://sdf.lonestar.org/? Their
> system is an evolution of someone's BBS http://sdf.org/?faq?BASICS?02 from
> 1985. A shell account there is how I got started with UNIX in the first
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM, <matt at noway2.thruhere.net> wrote:
>> I missed most of that too (I turn 40 in Sept). My first computer was a
>> C-64 that I received when I was 8 years old, around the time of the Apple
>> 2 (not 2e) and the TRS-80. Floppy drives were either 480K or 640K, single
>> sided. I remember when they came out with the 1Mb 5.25" floppies. The
>> things developed error sectors like they were going out of style. Hard
>> drives were something expensive that only the real BBS operators had and
>> they were either 5Mb or 10Mb and the size of a shoe box. Everyone used
>> modems as there was no Ethernet, not even dial up Internet and if you were
>> lucky you had one that was 1200 bps. Compuserve was the big "dial in"
>> service that ran $6/hour and Qlink, which became AOL hadn't even been
>> started. There was the "Free Net" started by CWRU in Cleveland, OH and a
>> few independent BBS operators and you could log in and play your turn at
>> community based (text only) adventure games. In those days you would be
>> on the phone with your friend and "switch" to data by throwing switches on
>> your modem and hanging up the phones. You could launch a terminal program
>> that would let you chat via type and exchange programs (cracked games
>> mostly) using protocols like Xmodem, Ymodem, Kermit, or Punter.
>> >> On 06/09/2011 06:27 AM, Peter Neilson wrote:
>> >> "Private note"
>> >> that went to everyone. Oops!
>> > I for one enjoyed the extended nostalgic discussion. Though I'm a mere
>> > babe
>> > by comparison (at the tender age of 31 now, I missed the glory days of
>> > paper
>> > tape, punchcards, reel-to-reel tape drives, by a decade), I find all
>> > technologies absolutely fascinating.
>> > ~B
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