• Halt and Catch Fire

    From Hustler@VERT/DMINE to Joe Phigan on Mon Aug 29 07:47:35 2022
    Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: Joe Phigan to Kaelon on Mon May 02 2022 01:46 am

    Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: Kaelon to All on Sun May 01 2022 14:54:45

    Has anyone else here seen it? What do you think about the show?

    Absolutley loved it! Best TV Series I've seen in a very long time. Bindge watched most of it. ;-)

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Hustler on Tue Aug 30 07:30:00 2022
    Hustler wrote to Joe Phigan <=-

    Has anyone else here seen it? What do you think about the show?

    Absolutley loved it! Best TV Series I've seen in a very long time.
    Bindge watched most of it.


    I just re-watched the tail end of season 4. Great show.

    I want a present-day season 5.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 5 12:41:00 2022
    Re: Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Hustler on Tue Aug 30 2022 07:30 am

    Hustler wrote to Joe Phigan <=-

    Has anyone else here seen it? What do you think about the show?

    Absolutley loved it! Best TV Series I've seen in a very long time. Bindge watched most of it.


    I just re-watched the tail end of season 4. Great show.

    I want a present-day season 5.


    ... Abandon desire

    i would prefer they stuck with the small jumps in time, and show the later
    half of the 90's after the dot com boom and when file sharing services were hot. Remember Pointcast? Companies hated it because it consumed so much bandwith. Distributed computing was also new, so there's lots to play with
    in that era. Pre-google search engine wars was big, too.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Mon Sep 5 14:13:30 2022
    Re: Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: Moondog to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 05 2022 12:41 pm

    i would prefer they stuck with the small jumps in time, and show the later half of the 90's after the dot com boom and when file sharing services were hot. Remember Pointcast? Companies hated it because it consumed so much bandwith. Distributed computing was also new, so there's lots to play with

    i dont know of any company that used pointcast. i looked it up and internet sez it's like a screensaver that showed real time info.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Tue Sep 6 08:52:00 2022
    Re: Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: MRO to Moondog on Mon Sep 05 2022 02:13 pm

    Re: Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: Moondog to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 05 2022 12:41 pm

    i would prefer they stuck with the small jumps in time, and show the late half of the 90's after the dot com boom and when file sharing services w hot. Remember Pointcast? Companies hated it because it consumed so much bandwith. Distributed computing was also new, so there's lots to play wi

    i dont know of any company that used pointcast. i looked it up and internet

    Pointcast wasn't used. Users would install it on their systems and use it to stream news, sports scores or stock information. Same thing with limewire, napster,and other programs that would install adware or eat bandwidth. I had
    a friend that was assigned to a project to help reduce bandwidth consumption for a big corporation. He would skim through internet logs, and flag non-critical sites that were taking up user's time and eating bandwidth and su bmit them to another team that would add them to be blocked or set off alerts when accessed. This was before established firewall programs came out with most of the common websites already on the block list.

    When I worked in nuclear generation we had lots of issues with searches bringing up undesirable results. Connectors would be either male or female,
    or somemone would be looking for petcock valves. We also had several
    employees or contractors that would be from countries other than the US, and surfing Asian, Indian, or Eastern European sites would get flagged right
    away. One employee who kept his Chinese national status so he could return some day would access news sites and streaming video sites at work. Some of these required special plug-ins which would set off virus scanners or
    firewall intrusion alerts.

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  • From bex@VERT/CONCHAOS to MRO on Tue Sep 6 13:43:00 2022
    MRO wrote to Moondog <=-

    Re: Re: Halt and Catch Fire
    By: Moondog to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 05 2022 12:41 pm

    hot. Remember Pointcast? Companies hated it because it consumed so much bandwith. Distributed computing was also new, so there's lots to play with

    i dont know of any company that used pointcast. i looked it up and internet sez it's like a screensaver that showed real time info.

    I worked at HP when Pointcast came out. It brought the local network down
    to its knees every time that a new story was pushed, or a weather update,
    or a score update, or an editor would publish a retraction, or...

    The 90s were a weird time for consumer internet applications.

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