DO NOT CONNECT TO FM RADIO FROM MARCH 31st 23:59 pm (GMT) UNTIL 12:01am (GMT) APRIL 1st.
*** Attention ***
It's that time again! As many of you know, each year FM radio must be shut down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which eliminates dead left-wing talk radio and inactive top 40, classic rock, and adult contemporary stations, allows for a better-working and faster FM.
This year, the cleaning process will take place from 23:59 pm (GMT) on March 31st until 00:01 am (GMT) on April 2nd. During that 24-hour period, five powerful FM radio-crawling robots situated around the world will search the FM radio and delete any data that they find.
In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we ask that you do the following:
1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from their FM radio connections.
2. Shut down all FM radio servers, or disconnect them from the FM radio.
3. Disconnect all disks and hardrives from any connections to the FM radio.
4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the FM radio in any way.
We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some FM radio users, and we apologize. However, we are certain that any inconveniences will be more than made up for by the increased speed and efficiency of the FM radio, once it has been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Interconnected Network Maintenance Staff
Main Branch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sysops and others: Since the last FM radio cleaning, the number of FM radio users has grown dramatically. Please assist us in alerting the public of the upcoming FM radio cleaning by posting this message where your users will be able to read it.
Please pass this message on to other sysops and FM radio users as well.
Sixty-six percent of Norwegians oppose switching off FM, with just 17 percent in favor and the rest undecided, according to an opinion poll published by the daily Dagbladet last month.
Ah, "social democracy". Where they do what's "best for you", not what you want.
I've complained for 15 years that Microsoft doesn't understand these two concepts:
1. Locking out the TERMINAL (i.e., network address) instead of the USER ACCOUNT in an attempted breach so people can't DOS all your users or continue an attack by simply trying different usernames.
2. Prioritizing I/O
Custom character design? I'd been working with BASIC on an Apple II+ at school for about a year before I got my VIC. I basically skipped the first half of the programs in the manual, did all the ones that used the sound stuff (since the Apple didn't have that capability) and then did the cool games in the back. Never got to "custom character design" until I got a programmer's guide to learn how to put it into bit addressing mode. Unless you mean making a little dude out of the PETSCII characters...
I think most people's very first program was this:
10 INPUT "HI! WHAT'S YOUR NAME";A$
20 PRINT A$;" IS DUMB!!!!"
30 GOTO 20
Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine