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Julieta Shem

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Feb 21, 2024, 5:55:20 PMFeb 21
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What's the history of this group? Are we discussing folklore in here?
I think often we are not. (Not a complaint.)

Andreas Kohlbach

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Feb 21, 2024, 8:26:17 PMFeb 21
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On Wed, 21 Feb 2024 19:55:16 -0300, Julieta Shem wrote:
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> What's the history of this group? Are we discussing folklore in here?
> I think often we are not. (Not a complaint.)

It is folklore. But as so often people tend to deviate from a topic. This
probably happens in all groups.

I remember a even flamewar in alt.test some decades ago...
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Julieta Shem

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Feb 21, 2024, 11:00:52 PMFeb 21
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Lol. What happened there? Someone got upset because people were
chatting in a group where we should just do very serious tests? :)

Marco Moock

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Feb 22, 2024, 2:34:18 AMFeb 22
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On 21.02.2024 um 19:55 Uhr Julieta Shem wrote:

> What's the history of this group? Are we discussing folklore in here?

Discussions about historic computer stuff.
Sometimes also about old technology that is still in use.

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Ahem A Rivet's Shot

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Feb 22, 2024, 3:30:04 AMFeb 22
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On Wed, 21 Feb 2024 19:55:16 -0300
A long time ago in a ... this group started out as old-timers
swapping war stories from the days of big iron (nothing less than twenty
years old was the original guideline back in the 90s). Most of the regulars
ran out of war stories decades ago and we're losing the older old-timers too
but we keep on nattering about anything and everything. Some while back it
was suggested that a.f.c. really stands for the auld farts of computing.

Now if you have any good war stories from the days of big iron
bring them on.

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Whate're is best administered is best - Alexander Pope
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