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Old 11-29-23, 01:53 PM
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I am not sorry Shimano got hacked.

What is Shimano doing?
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Old 11-29-23, 02:04 PM
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PDP 8, all written in assembly language and entered from the front panel switches. What a royal PITA.

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Old 11-29-23, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
There weren't any networks back then, were there? I remember a summer job at a bank; we had to pick up the phone and call downtown to find out if a check was good, because that's where the computer was.
Depends on how far back you want to go. Back in the 1980s I worked for a company that made the hardware for a company called 'Tymnet' that had a network across the USA. The company also sold the hardware and set up networks to companies that wanted to build their own networks (worldwide). The network had been functioning since about 1970 IIRC. Similar to today's 'web' it was a packet-switching network. It was costly to buy time to send data on it, so that $50 you spend these days for web access is an extremely good deal by comparision. The company eventually ended up in the hands of McDonnell Douglas (they tried to expand into the computer world back in the 1970s), experienced competitive issues in the emerging 'internet' market back in the late-1980s, and eventually got sold to British Telecom when MD sold out to Boeing, and the network here in the USA was eventually shut down about 2000 (too expensive to operate).

And yes, the network got hacked a few times, including a biggie by a German guy working for the East Germans who used it to access European government computers. . Even back then it was possible to do that.

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Old 11-30-23, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Immensely popular business transaction language and, oddly enough, is probably still used.

Indeed, it is. I was a COBOL programmer for 18 years until the economy crashed in 2008. After that, it died off in my region of the country. However, there are still quite a few COBOL job listings from around the country so it is definitely still alive and kicking after 64 years!
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Never considered my self a programer but i did patch cabling and also used a Friden flexowritter to make machine codes to run machine shop machines. I wrote some of the software used by the first Friden electronic calculator.
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Iíve gone from punch cards and paper tapes to object based programming. And a bit in between. Wow
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In the day I wrote COBOL code that called FORTRAN subroutines owing to the fact that performing mathematical calculations were much easier to accomplish using FORTRAN. Eventually I did object based coding with C++. Fast forward to today and I use HTML coding. All different but similar in some ways.
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