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    Unix Nerds - Celebrate today's date 1234567890

    That's when Unix computer clocks will reach the time of 1234567890--1.2 billion seconds elapsed from January 1, 1970, the official beginning of the Unix epoch.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10...orsPicksArea.0
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    hey yu need to go cut some wood or something yur loosun it
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    I didn't realize the UNIX clock started in 1970. The folks who developed UNIX weren't very far-sighted, though. The date and time calls in UNIX only cover from 1970-01-01 to 2038-01-19 with 1 second resolution.

    VMS (now OpenVMS) covers 1858-11-17 to AD 31,086 with 100 ns resolution. That's a real man's OS.
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    Hey Vaughn...what Larry said to Darren goes for you too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    That's when Unix computer clocks will reach the time of 1234567890--1.2 billion seconds elapsed from January 1, 1970, the official beginning of the Unix epoch.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10...orsPicksArea.0
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    VMS .... That's a real man's OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    IFriends don't let friends use VMS...

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    But I just upgraded my PDP11!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    ...

    Friends don't let friends use VMS...

    ...art
    OK, Art just made my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    VMS (now OpenVMS) covers 1858-11-17 to AD 31,086 with 100 ns resolution. That's a real man's OS.
    Is that a newer version of VAX? My Grandma used to work for Digital. When I was growning up, she used to take us for tours off the factory in Phoenix where they built their systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Is that a newer version of VAX? My Grandma used to work for Digital. When I was growning up, she used to take us for tours off the factory in Phoenix where they built their systems.
    [propeller beanie mode]

    VAX (Virtual Address eXtension) is the computer that the VMS (Virtual Memory System) operating system runs on. In the early 90's Digital Equipment Corporation developed the Alpha processor. It was a Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) chip as opposed to the Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) chip used in the VAX platform, so it required a different OS architecture to go with it. VMS was ported for the Alpha chip, and renamed OpenVMS on both platforms.

    You'll also see old references to "VAX/VMS", which was pertaining to the platform when using that hardware and OS combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    But I just upgraded my PDP11!
    What? No more toggle switches? Where is the CRT with the wavy line running across it?

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