Sat, 01 Nov 2003

Whew!

Darwin samantha.freeke.org 7.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.0.0: Wed Sep 24 15:48:39 PDT 2003; root:xnu/xnu-517.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

Still fixing some stuff. I've got Perl modules to reinstall (sob).

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The Guy on the Right Doesn’t Stand a Chance
The guy on the right has the Osborne 1, a fully functional computer system
in a portable package the size of a briefcase. The guy on the left has an
Uzi submachine gun concealed in his attache case. Also in the case are four
fully loaded, 32-round clips of 125-grain 9mm ammunition. The owner of the
Uzi is going to get more tactical firepower delivered — and delivered on
target — in less time, and with less effort. All for $795. It’s inevitable.
If you’re going up against some guy with an Osborne 1 — or any personal
computer — he’s the one who’s in trouble. One round from an Uzi can zip
through ten inches of solid pine wood, so you can imagine what it will do
to structural foam acrylic and sheet aluminum. In fact, detachable magazines
for the Uzi are available in 25-, 32-, and 40-round capacities, so you can
take out an entire office full of Apple II or IBM Personal Computers tied
into Ethernet or other local-area networks. What about the new 16-bit
computers, like the Lisa and Fortune? Even with the Winchester backup,
they’re no match for the Uzi. One quick burst and they’ll find out what
Unix means. Make your commanding officer proud. Get an Uzi — and come home
a winner in the fight for office automatic weapons.
— “InfoWorld”, June, 1984