[TUHS] Compatibility question

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Wed Dec 20 11:11:01 AEST 2023

Bakul Shah wrote in
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 |On Dec 19, 2023, at 1:31 PM, Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com> wrote:
 |> Yes, the 1403 was very loud.  The pitch of the noise varied with the
 |> sequence of characters being printed.  Some IBM hacker (yes, they
 |> existed) came up with a deck of cards that, when printed, played
 |> "Anchors Aweigh" on the 1403.  IBM field service wasn't very keen on
 |> this hack because it put a lot of wear-and-tear on the print train.
 |I couldn't find "Anchors Aweigh" but I did find "La Marseillaise":

My aunt, who once was married with a --Transi-- Pennsylvanian for
decades (and lived there), would surely proclaim "OH, [BIG] BOOOY".

 |[For the curious & easily distracted among us....]

As i am not french i does not matter that it seems not super right.

Thought: if by that time AI would have been a thing, would it have
recomposed it to the Beatles' "Help!", and played it as the boss
went passing along?  (Or, rather, the more empathic "a hard day's

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|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)
| Only in December: lightful Dubai COP28 Narendra Modi quote:
|  A small part of humanity has ruthlessly exploited nature.
|  But the entire humanity is bearing the cost of it,
|  especially the inhabitants of the Global South.
|  The selfishness of a few will lead the world into darkness,
|  not just for themselves but for the entire world.
|  [Christians might think of Revelation 11:18
|    The nations were angry, and your wrath has come[.]
|    [.]for destroying those who destroy the earth.
|   But i find the above more kind, and much friendlier]

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