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 Post subject: Uptime 35 years.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP 11...

It doesn’t have an operating system, so it doesn’t crash,” says Sarkissian. “It’s very stable and reliable – we have the attitude that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

This beige box with three switches and ‘Digital’ printed helpfully on the front, has been running without incident since 1982.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2017012 ... alien-life


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 Post subject: Re: Uptime 35 years.
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It's true that sort of thing: I saw an Apple II running an integrator circuit fabrication machine at HP in the mid-1990s. Someone asked why they were using an Apple II, and the answer was that it always worked.

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 Post subject: Re: Uptime 35 years.
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Except for power failures & biz moves, my Quadra 630 could come close to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Uptime 35 years.
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BD- very cool, I love stories like this!

Here's a fun story about an old Commodore used to balance drive shafts
http://hothardware.com/news/battered-bu ... epair-shop


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 Post subject: Re: Uptime 35 years.
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Ah yes, when a 1 MHz CPU was plenty, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Uptime 35 years.
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If I remember right the 1541 disk drive actually had as much processing power as the C64 itself. That's part of the reason why the 1541 cost as much as a C64.


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