Vax 785 and microcode

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Fri May 22 21:38:22 1998

Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:
> Here's a quote from a DEC manual I have:
> "The VAX 785 features fast RAM microcode..."
> Does that mean the 785 loads all it's microcode from the floppy?
> I've located the rest of a VAX 785 CPU, and I can have it,
> but the brakes in my car have failed (Rather spectacularly, I might add...)
> so they'll have to wait a day or two...
> Another thing: The emergency brakes in a Chevy Sprint will NOT stop
> the car in a hurry.
> They will, however, cause the car to SKID in a hurry...
> (No, I didn't hit anyone. But I did scare the bejesus out of myself.)
> -------
A teacher of mine told me many years ago that if you've never wet
your pants behind the wheel, you should never try commuting in
New York or Los Angeles -- you're not braced for the stress.

(I spent many years commuting Los Angeles, now working in NYC I
prefer to take the train, since even the cab drivers are suicidal
idiots -- plus there's this stupid law that you _can't_ turn right
at a red light -- but apparently going straight through red lights
is OK or rules against it are unenforced -- probably the cops find
it safer to chase those making the turn.)
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Fri May 22 1998 - 21:38:22 BST

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