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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: got a puzzle

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:23:37 -0700

On Sunday 10 June 2018 07:19:14 dep wrote:
> said William Morder:
> | This is just a wild guess ... but is there any chance that you have
> | downloaded the Pale Moon browser recently?
> |
> | Steven Pusser's repo appears after you download Pale Moon. However, I
> | don't allow that to happen. I copy the URL of that repo to my
> | sources.list manually, then backup and maintain my sources.list on an
> | external hard drive.
> This reminds me of a DOS game I bought (for I think $5 at a computer show)
> back in the late 1980s. It had a small install routine that copied the
> program to the hard drive and overwrote autoexec.bat with the name of the
> executable file. In those days autoexec.bat could run to a couple of
> pages, with us all trying to make our machines a little faster and getting
> use of memory above 640k, which was a delicate thing. To say nothing of
> the TSR programs many of us ran. Setting comspec right after we copied
> to a RAM drive. That kind of thing. So autoexec.bat was a
> nontrivial thing, and turning a well-tuned machine into a single-game
> console was troublesome.

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