Official "I can't keep up with technology" thread

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by MrYeahbut, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. UncleChris

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    This is the disk drive that we used in school. 2 megabytes on a pack of 6 platters, the disk packs were removable and replaceable with a different pack (WOW! Groovy) and head crashes were not at all uncommon.

    Ultimately, a pterodactyl swooped in and stole one of our disk packs......






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    We had the same disks, plus a boat load of tape drives.

    We had printers similar to this Univac. The cover had hydraulic shocks because it was so heavy. It had a chain with characters on it that went around and looked very much like a chainsaw. I'm sure you remember the old green bar paper everything was printed on.

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    Oh yeah..... That was some snazzy paper. I remember the chain printers, too..... As well as the drum printers and the distinctive sound they made. Tape drives were ultra nifty, too. They could really move some data quickly......oh......uh.....wait...... :D

    Hollerith code, anyone????? Here's a left-field one: Remember the Powers Code (90 column)?
     
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    I've never gotten an email with a link to a voice mail... looks fishy to me.

    Have any of you know about these? Virus,Scam???

    I do get occasional emails with links to recordings from Quest that monitor my
    phones that have tracking numbers but those are legit.

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    Looks like a total scam. But you might want to try replying with your credit card info just in case. :stick:
     
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