[vcf-midatlantic] OFF TOPIC movie

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Fri Aug 30 22:50:28 EDT 2019


>> Good evening. I found the interview with Ken Thompson on my news feed.
Used to work for Digital Equipment Corporation back in the 80s......

Good answer!

Welcome to the group. We have a lot of members in your area.

You should visit Bob Roswell's System Source museum if you have not already
done so. He is on this list too.

Let me know (off-list: evan at vcfed.org) if you want to visit our own museum
here in New Jersey.

Thanks for offering your Sol. We accept! We have two of them, but our
general policy is to keep things in threes in order to have a parts supply.
Arrange logistics off-list...

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 10:41 PM Randy M via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Good evening. I found the interview with Ken Thompson on my news feed.
>
> Used to work for Digital Equipment Corporation back in the 80s and early
> 90s before they sold off everything. Worked on everything from PDP 8s up
> thru Vax 8000s and a few 9000s. Started as Mag tape specialist, worked up
> to remote service engineer at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Spent week at
> Colorado Springs Remote Support.
>
> Still have an old Sol20 S100 computer. Built PCs from 286s up to current
> one. AMD based. Run Windows, Linux on laptop.
>
> Thanks for accepting me. Evan, if you're interested I would donate the
> Sol20.
>
> Have a safe holiday weekend.
>
> Regards,
> RandyM.
>
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 10:22 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>
> > >> My wife liked Tom Selleck so it was required watching. Not on the
> level
> > of, say, 2001 A Space Odyssey, but pretty neat little gadgets. Most of
> the
> > movies panned by the critics were mostly pretty good, IMHO.
> >
> > Hello! Looks like that's your first post here. Please introduce yourself:
> > what are you vintage computing interests, where do you live, how did you
> > find us, etc. .... it's our tradition here.
> >
> > Be sure to sign your list messages "Randy M." because we already have a
> > Randy K. who posts sometimes.
> >
> > - Evan K. (list dad)
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 10:18 PM Randy M via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > > My wife liked Tom Selleck so it was required watching. Not on the level
> > of,
> > > say, 2001 A Space Odyssey, but pretty neat little gadgets.
> > >
> > > Most of the movies panned by the critics were mostly pretty good, IMHO.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 9:50 PM Sentry TV via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > >  The point was that some time ago there was conversation about
> > "computer"
> > > > movies and I don't think we mentioned "Runaway", not that it was a
> bad
> > > > movie!.Most of the movies at the time that had some sort of
> "futuristic
> > > > tech" in it, really were not very good!Except for War Games.My 2
> cents
> > > >     On Friday, August 30, 2019, 08:14:31 PM EDT, Jeffrey Brace via
> > > > vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >  Is it better or worse than "The Terror of Tiny Town"?
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 8:49 AM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On 8/28/19 6:42 PM, Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > > > > > the "this" network is a movie called "Runaway" (1984)A Movie
> about
> > > > > robots being programmed to go berserk.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Starring Tom Selleck as the good guy and the part of the bad guy
> > > being
> > > > > played by, of all people, Gene Simmons of
> > > > > > KISS.
> > > > > > I don't think I ever heard of it back in the 80s.
> > > > > > Just thought somebody might want to watch it.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > NOoooooooo! That was a terrible movie then and I don't think you
> can
> > > > > mystery science theater it to improve it. ;-)
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Linux Home Automation        Neil Cherry      ncherry at linuxha.com
> > > > > http://www.linuxha.com/                         Main site
> > > > > http://linuxha.blogspot.com/                   My HA Blog
> > > > > Author of:      Linux Smart Homes For Dummies
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > =========================================
> > > > Jeff Brace
> > > > Vice President
> > > > Vintage Computer Federation
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
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