At 12:00 -0600 12/2/06, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org
Okay... It's good to know you are back --
some of the most recent
deliveries of dwarfs had some samples that were out-of-tolerance.
:-) actually, the .sig is a slam at the International Astronomical
Union for demoting Pluto from "planet" to "Dwarf planet" because it
"hasn't cleared its neighborhood". I'm working on a spacecraft headed
for Pluto (New Horizons), so I'm peeved.
ObCC: since the hardware will take more than 10 years between
construction and flyby at Pluto, it'll be classic before it's ever
used for its designed purpose. (Well, there is a Jupiter flyby...)
This is a great opportunity to thank everyone on the classic-computer
list for the accumulated wisdom I've gleaned over the years about
what works and what doesn't in keeping old systems running. A lot of
what I learned here went into the Longevity Plan for New Horizons.
Many and diverse thanks to all!
Mark Tapley, Dwarf Engineer
(I haven't cleared my neighborhood)
210-379-4635 Dwarf Phone, 210-522-6025 Office Phone