[Beowulf] A press release

andrew holway andrew at moonet.co.uk
Thu Jul 10 05:35:47 EDT 2008


bloody woollybacks. Yer durnt nur nowt bout t' computers or beatin's ower there.

mah dad used to etch the bits inter me skin with a bit 'o' ot' coal
then beat me with 'is Commadore +4

Andrew Holway
Yorkshireman

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:44 AM, Tony Travis <ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk> wrote:
> Chris Samuel wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Yorkshiremen_sketch
>>
>> I remember when I could bring the complete kernel sources
>> home on a single 3.5" floppy disk.  Compressed, mind you,
>> not this new fangled gzip!  Then came 0.9.15, 1.8MB compressed..
>
> Hello, Chris.
>
> 3.5" floppy - you were lucky!
>
> I 'ad t' run th'entire Minix on half a broken low-density 5.25" floppy, and
> father would beat me wi a stick for wastin' precious disk space...
>
> ...and he'd complain that there's nowt wrong wi' th'old 8" floppies!
>
> Eee, by gum them were probably th'happiest days of mi life...
>
> [I'm from Lancashire, not Yorkshire, BTW]
>
>        Tony.
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