#partial #introduction The RELAY network on BITNET was the inspiration for IRC. Nodes were known by their address (RELAY@BITNIC) and a nickname, traditionally a location (New_York). One exception was the node nicknamed "TwiliteZne", based at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Rumor has it that the chief student operator (me) picked that because no one knew where the heck Potsdam was. See http://phrack.org/issues/23/5.html for a partial node list and a few tidbits of ancient network history.
Everyone has a monster inside of us. Everyone has an Angel too. It is about who you are going to be. -- Lisa Joy, Director of S2E4 of #WestWorld
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Various religions were concerned about adopting TCP because every transaction began with two SYNs.
The 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first time that humans left the confines of Earth and orbited the Moon, begins in about a week. #Apollo8 #1968
It is the season for "end of year" or "top 10" style lists. I blundered into one entitled "37 tourist trap restaurants that are actually really good" and noticed one of my favorites made it. If you are ever in Washington, DC, USA I highly recommend:
Boeing 737 Passenger Jet Damaged in Possible Midair Drone Hit
Facebook has patented technology that predicts who else lives in your household based on photos you shared. Maybe you should be keeping them to yourself...
46 years ago the last moon walk (so far) was just about to begin...
Rochefort: But I figured out a way to confirm it, Sir. If you have this flown to Midway. It's a fake message, Admiral, reporting that Midway's freshwater condenser's broken down. It should be transmitted in
the clear, so the Japanese get every word.
Nimitz: Instruct Midway to include this in their housekeeping traffic tomorrow.
“According to a current employee with access to the figures, of approximately 170,000 people around the world who now work at Google, 50.05% are FTEs. The rest, 49.95%, are TVCs.”
In the 1960s a person could start as a cleaner in IBM and work all their way up to become a lead technician in their most prestigious product lines (over many years, of course). This kind of employment relationship doesn’t exist anymore.
This may be a helpful hint...
If you are tooting about an event or an incident, consider the following question: Will someone on the opposite side of the planet have enough geographical information from the toot to understand and take action?
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