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Month: June 2018

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

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2018 11:45:52 -0400
said William Morder:
| 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.
| I swear, this mailing list is sort of like Jurassic Park: a place where
| dinosaurs still roam the earth.

Well, where were we supposed to go after they closed down Prodigy and the 
GeoWorks-based AOL? (Compuserve was too expensive.)

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