More DEC Stuff Coming

From: Jeffrey Sharp <>
Date: Fri May 2 01:08:00 2003

On Thursday, May 1, 2003, Tony Duell wrote:
> I got a red pen and made up some 'Danger Implosives' signs which I stuch
> to the sides of the VR201. This was before the current panic over
> terrorism, of course. Thus labelled, I carried the machine onto the train
> and to London. I got some very odd looks ;-)

When I was a bit younger I read PC/Computing. Penn Jillette used to write
the back page, which I loved to read. In one issue, he recommended that
people put commands in their AUTOEXEC.BAT file such that their computer
would count down from 10 upon bootup, as if preparing to detonate. He
suggested that this be done to have fun with the security people at airports
who ask you to turn on your laptop. I wouldn't try this today! :-)

I loved the back page of PC/C. As my special homage to it, at every job
I've had, I have introduced the term 'Thurman unit' into the corporate
vocabulary. Anybody else here remember what a Thurman unit is?

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Fri May 02 2003 - 01:08:00 BST

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