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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Disneybumble, Nov 16, 2009.

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    :ROFL:

    And... for Keith's benefit... (he'll get it)
    Sung to the tune of "50 ways to leave your lover".


    The problem is all inside your ed(1), she sed(1) to me,
    But the answer is emacs if you like C-x C-c,
    I'm here to help you if you're struggling to use free(),
    There must be fifty ways to leave your editor.

    She said, `I hope your print job doesn't get dequeued,
    I hope that you've stocked up lots of vending machine food.
    But I'll repeat myself - have you gone and colon-q'd?
    There must be fifty ways to leave your editor.
    Fifty ways to leave your editor.'

    Just press control-K, Ray,
    Try double-Z, Fred,
    You're still in insert, Bert,
    So hit control-C.
    Press meta-x, Lex,
    Then type, `exit-quit-leave'
    Or else just suspend, friend,
    and kill(1) it with glee.

    She said, `It grieves me now to stty(1) sane,
    I wish there was somthing I could do to see your prompt again,'
    I said, "I appreciate that,' and started to complain
    About the fifty ways.

    She said, `Why don't we both just sleep(1) on it tonight?
    I'm sure in the morning you'll be sick of reading Byte.'
    And then she warned me not to be a power-cycling neophyte,
    There must be fifty ways to leave your editor.
    Fifty ways to leave your editor.

    (Repeat chorus)


    Tom :)macwave:... charter member... Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie appreciation society!)
     
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    Absolutely superb Tom :laugh:

    Although reading it did remind me how much I miss Byte. I have a framed copy of their "unix is dead" issue still on the wall :)
     
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    Tom! Are you holding out on us???? Little did I know whe has a talented song writer in our midst!
     
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    Absolutely not! I stole it fair and square! :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... you can tune a piano but you cant' tune a fish!)
     
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    Ohhhhh, you nipped it? :unsure: I'm a little lost (says all believing ol' Tink, who really things Tom shouldn't take advantage of her!!! :wink: ).
     
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    I'm afraid the most ancient 'computer' I've ever used was a commodore games system :yes: You loaded the games on floppy disks :thumbsup: :rotfl:
     
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    You will never know the pain of trying to get a game to load by casette only for it to crash in the last 2 seconds. Then trying again at a slightly different volume
     
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    watching the alternate stripy lines and listening to the tones and saying ooo thats a screen image, thats data, and ARGGHGH nooooo it's gone too narrow, it'll stop now :(
     
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    I always wondered why 'ultimate play the game' wasted so much valuable load up time simply making a loading screen :lol:

    closely followed by black wipe and 1982 Sinclair systems aaargh
     
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    Gawd.. don't remind me!

    Hmmm... Josh. You child, you! :taunt:

    Just to make me feel REALLY old, this is a picture of the first stored program computer I ever worked on. The IBM 1401. The box in the center is the CPU and contained a whopping 4K of memory. The box itself is about 5ft tall. The gadget on the right is the line printer. On the left we have the card reader/punch.

    What fun! :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]

    Tom :)macwave:... the ancient one!)
     
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    My dad took me to see the computer at the ford factory he worked at all his life it filled almost a cathedral sized space and ran off punched hol readers. I remember the glee the chap who ran it took in prounouncing it's power :lol: and now when my compuer comes it will have a 1tb drive. At the time a mb would have been science fiction
     
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    Dur......dit. Dur.. Diddledidddledidddlediddlechzzzzzt
     
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    Start of loading process ARHGHGHGHGH GNOOONNONONONONOON make it stop
     
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