The B-52 goes back just as far as the Bear - it's the current H series that came out in 1961.
As said, a few years ago they claimed to be going back to hobbyist items. I've seen zero sign they ever even tried, just more cutbacks.
This reminds me of Domino's Pizza. Exactly when its boss made news for his opposition to abortion, "the word" went out that their pizza was no good. Now anything by Card gets the same treatment. Political correctness shows its muscle again. In the recent comparable case of Chick Fil A the tactic backfired though you still see that name used as a curse/insult.
Well I started with a "ASR-19" Teletype at 45.45 baud, 5 level with paper tape and a "radio modem" with vacuum tubes. And I still have all of those.
Why does AOL even exist today? I know my next door neighbor was told he had to have AOL in order to use his Roadrunner cable isp account.
I've seen overreactions before but this beats it all - get rid of 90% of those who know how it works and expect it to still work?
Lately I get multiple calls like that every day. The DNC list used to work pretty well but it's worthless now. What changed? Is this part of the effort to get people to give up their landline phones? Never got one such call on my cellphone or Vonage.
suit&tie mentality: if we can't make big $$$$$ from it any more, burn it.
The founder of the NTS, George Hart W1NJM, died recently at age 99. By separate channels I think you mean net frequency and side channels to pass traffic? What do you mean by RTS/CTS in NTS?
I am an old style pre-computer radio nerd.
There is no more demonized crime than kiddie porn, so it's the perfect kind of case to push the envelope on self-incrimination for the next time they want to force someone to decrypt data in some other kind of crime.
It is rare for me to agree with the present administration but they got this one exactly right. In the UK merchants were punished for still using old weights and measures. I would really hate to see that here. Not our way.
I long ago wrote off Linkedin as an offensive spammer. They need to shut down.
Horses have huge eyes and aren't going extinct any time soon.
55 was set by President Nixon in 1974 on advice of Lee Iaccoca. Nixon's original idea was a 50 mph federal speed limit, or more accurately federal extortion of the states to individually impose that limit. Supposedly that would partly solve the Arab oil embargo of the time. It was much later that "safety" became a nanny-state excuse for what had become the most defied law in the USA since alcohol prohibition.