REMINDER: Leap Second

Barry Shein bzs at
Mon Jan 26 19:49:01 UTC 2015

I'm pretty sure University College, London (UCL) had a 360/195 on the
net in the late 1970s. I remember it had open login to I guess it was
TSO? I'd play with it but couldn't really figure out anything
interesting to do lacking all documentation and by and large
motivation other than it was kind of cool in like 1978 to be typing at
a computer in London even if it was just saying "do something or go
away!" I guess you had to be there.

        -Barry Shein

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On January 26, 2015 at 03:36 barney at (Barney Wolff) wrote:
 > On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 06:42:51PM -0500, TR Shaw wrote:
 > > 
 > > That made the transformers smaller/cooler and more efficient. I seem to remember a 195 as well but maybe it is just CRS.
 > Google says the 360/195 did exist.  But my baby was the 360/95,
 > where the first megabyte of memory was flat-film at 60ns, which
 > made it faster than the 195 for some things.  It was incredibly
 > expensive to build - we heard rumors of $30 million in 1967 dollars,
 > and sold to NASA at a huge loss, which is why there were only two
 > built.  I used to amuse myself by climbing into the flats memory
 > cabinet, and was amused again some years later when I could have
 > ingested a megabyte without harm.  Ours sat directly above Tom's
 > Restaurant, of Seinfeld fame.  Very early climate modeling was done
 > on that machine, along with a lot of astrophysics.

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