[TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic]

Andrew Hume andrew at humeweb.com
Sat Aug 15 12:45:56 AEST 2020

not on the cyber 72 we shared, dave.
it was, in fact, a length of wire.
the 72 had one length, and the 76 had a shorter length.
(i guess you could call that a sort-of timing capacitor?)

i watched a cyber technician change the wires for the
purposes of doing a verification test.

> On Aug 14, 2020, at 7:02 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Aug 2020, Rich wrote:
>> On a vaguely related note, I found it amusing that there was a well known hack for Cray's (or perhaps 6600's) which were misbehaving: put a Tektronix scope probe on a test point that generally had one there during final system checkout. The load (extremely mnimal by design) was just enough to stabilize the system.
> There was also the story about the major difference between a Cyber 72 and a Cyber 73 was just a timing capacitor...  Very expensive capacitor :-)
> -- Dave

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