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

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Aug 15 13:29:56 AEST 2020

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 12:02:51PM +1000, Dave Horsfall 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 :-)

I've been there when Neil Lincoln toggled the boot strap.


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