General Chat Thread, They're rebooting Witch! in General; Originally Posted by witch
Can't see why it wouldn't be funny - I patently am not, nor could I ever ...
20th November 2012, 03:03 PM #16
Remember that not everyone here will have met you in person and seen what a waif-like figure you actually are... for someone who did struggle with their weight, that sort of joke could be quite upsetting.
Originally Posted by witch
20th November 2012, 03:18 PM #17
I remember seeing Witch in the Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry, when we used to have a proper science museum. It then went into the museum store, which they have open twice a year, but I don't ever remember seeing in there. It must have been well hidden. There is also an ICL 2900 series machine in the museum store. I think that should go somewhere too, perhaps Manchester, who still have a proper science museum.
20th November 2012, 03:26 PM #18
Oh I always apologise, because I never mean to genuinely offend or hurt someone. Most of my problem is that I expect to get it back as much as I throw it out and have the wotsit taken out of me at any time, because a bit of banter is always fun - but I forget that not everyone plays that game all the time like I do.
Originally Posted by witch
Anyway, back on topic, I think the key fact to take away here is that WITCH's components may be getting on a bit but were all in unusually excellent condition. Bravo!
20th November 2012, 05:27 PM #19
I believe they re-imaged Witch using a Ghost wizard but for a brief spell they thought it was going to fail.
Last edited by laserblazer; 20th November 2012 at 05:29 PM.
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20th November 2012, 06:30 PM #20
Oh yeah, my components are definitely in excellent order!
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
Yes, I suppose someone could be upset by the 2 ton comment but as he patently has never met me, he obviously didnt mean it personally even if I was fat..
"waif-like" - hmm @laserblazer - kindly leave the stage
20th November 2012, 06:46 PM #21
lol - well that's the weight and components discussed .. now let's get on to the 'dirty' side of Witch
21st November 2012, 11:01 AM #22
What? What?? A 2900 as a museum piece?
Originally Posted by unixman_again
It can't be, I used to work on them, and it was only......oh.......uhhhh......35 years ago
21st November 2012, 02:18 PM #23
I worked on a 1903T in the early 80's. Most other sites had moved to 2900's but this one kept chugging on. It ran George 1s (none of your newfangled 3 or 4) and I'd moved on by the time they upgraded to a 2900, so I never experienced VME.
22nd November 2012, 02:12 PM #24
Including how many people had to service her before she worked properly?
Originally Posted by detjo
Shame on you!
22nd November 2012, 02:29 PM #25
I want to know what the 'A happy accident' was that led to the discovery
22nd November 2012, 02:49 PM #26
I suspect on one of the open days at the museum store, somebody in the know noticed part of it stuck in a corner and recognised it. The 2900 series that I mentioned previously, was out in the open, as is several generations of talking clock and a huge Van Def Graff generator, amongst other interesting bits that used to be on display when Birmingham had a proper science museum. A huge number of the more interesting items didn't make it to "Thinktank" when it opened.
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