With a line printer on those old mainframes, just write a program that prints normally, then have it so page skips for hundreds of times so the paper gets all balled up in the printer (depending on model). I did that by accident when trying to program my first game, a star wars type game. And in assembler you can also stop carriage control and print a line of dashes on the same line, and try to break the paper.
A previous Slashdot story was about this. But not to worry, you can read about it again in a day or two.
Well, in the 1970's I spent two winters in the Canadian bush. Not much human contact like TV or radio. I'd see someone on their snowmobile every once in awhile when the weather wasn't too cold. It's do-able. (and I did something similar in the 90s). I'd really rather be around other people, but I could do it. They just need to choose people who fit the correct profile.
I think I hear a zebra approaching.
I read this a few hours ago, and remembered a video of a Mercedes self driving semi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?... is one of the videos (not sure if anyone had posted similar in the past few hours)
I remember thinking long and hard about getting an ID. I remember why slashdot went to having signons, and the biggest worry voiced on irc was because of the possibility it might cause spam. Oh, and on topic, I have a Facebook account. I'm close to retirement and it's a great way to keep up with what has happened with childhood friends, and relatives. Oh and cat videos too
Just so everyone knows, Ricochet was not satellite based. I still have their modem, but no longer live in an area they covered, so I'm not sure if they even still exist.
Well, generally true. I seem to recall some things being said about Margaret Trudeau back in the 70s. (I've lived in both Canada and USA).
Welcome to 1950. Want a rerun?
Pathetic actually. There are three or four nicks hated at slashdot.
COBOL is easy imho. Assembler on mainframes or PCs is fun. But I have an easy job, close to retirement, so I really don't care if there's a shortage. Funny enough to watch organizations spending hundreds of millions to replace existing systems, rather than training in-house for skills lacking. Really, know how to program in a few languages? Picking up a new, well, old an one, is easy.
I actually read the articles, even if I don't post a comment.
but imho, cops should have cameras. And a fake off button.