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Memory quiz for old Tigers. What was the best thing about

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:55 AM
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going to the computer center to run a program in the early / mid 70's?

(There is only one right answer for me, who will guess it first?)

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I don't know, I wasn't born yet. Hth***

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:56 AM
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He wasn't asking you.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:58 AM
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moran

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If pigs are so smart, why do 66% of them use weak and inferior materials during construction?


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:57 AM
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First in line to drop your punch cards in the reader :)


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:58 AM
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Good guess, but not it. Think locale.

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Kids these days will give you a blank stare if you tell them

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:04 PM
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that "Keypunch Operator" was actually a course of study that was taught at Tech schools back then.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:58 AM
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You stopped by for ice cream or a milk shake near there

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^^^^^Ding ding, we have a winner already!^^^^^

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
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The milkshakes at the Dairy Sciences building were still, to this day, the best I have ever seen. Something in those hills, indeed.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:04 PM
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Then you leaned on the little wall around the corner and watched the girls go by or waited until you got to the little wall in front of Sirrine.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:08 PM
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Hmm, you seem to know a lot about this. You weren't wearing a raincoat while waiting for the girls, I hope? (Saw the "flash" part of your Tnet handle.) :)

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:28 PM
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By golly I think you’re right.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:40 PM
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Nope, no Arte Johnson raincoat! Over by Schletter wasn’t bad either. The amphitheater before they took the trees down was good too.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 8:20 PM
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Did you run by Chanelos to pick up a hot sandwich too?


I’d always have a milkshake before biology class freshman year.


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 9:45 PM
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M W F? or T TH?? that was a lot of milkshakes.


You got first dibs on the abacus?***

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:59 AM
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Nope, that thing always looked like a reject washboard


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:01 PM
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to me.

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LED or LCD screen?***


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:48 PM
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Wire. Wire screen. As in screen wire.


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:50 PM
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nm

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:23 PM
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I can't think of anything rewarding about having to walk from the Lower Quad all the way to the P&A Building other than the ice cream and they were usually closed at night when I went. You know how it was...had to go to Lester's in the afternoons then worry about school work.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:23 PM
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Nah, for me it was them keypunch wimens and chatting them up with the donuts, bribe one of them operators to drop the cards and then go get a mikshake!

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Oh, yeah...that

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:24 PM
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Computer Science course...Fortran has aged as well as me.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:38 PM
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Yeah it actually has. Who woulda thunk 60 years later. We’re still supporting and maintaining cobol to this day.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:27 PM
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Standing near the front of the line with a whole box full of punch cards listening to the whining before letting everyone know the print out would be done overnight(Construction Schedule). The milkshake was better because I didn't have to wait on the print out.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:30 PM
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This is so true. Good times my friend!!!!!

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:47 PM
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Heaven help you if you dropped the box with all the cards in it. Especially on a windy day, which was most of the time. Ugh. They called that walkway between the buildings a breezeway for good reason.

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It was in the basement of the P&A building***


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:48 PM
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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 12:51 PM
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Milk Shake!!!

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How did the sign go that was in the Ag Sales?


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:11 PM
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Something like - "We have done so much with so little
for so long, now we are prepared to do anything with
nothing..."

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We the willing, lead by the unknowing, are doing

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 9:16 PM
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The impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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"The one who thinks we can and the one who thinks we can't are both right! Which one are you, son? Which one are you, son?"


Best was going to basketball games at the packed Field


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:10 PM
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House. Worst was Saturday classes!


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:39 PM
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Thank the Lowered I never had Saturday classes. I did have an organic chemistry lab that did not get out until 5:30 on Friday evening one semester, though. Had to catch up with the rest of the crowd at the Study Hall downtown after that one! Pepperoni pizzas floating in grease, and tall cold pitchers of beer. What college life was all about! So glad the legal drinking age was 18 back then, although modern times just require more innovation for the same results, I am sure. :)

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 3:00 PM
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yep, a late lab on Friday was a killer. Got stuck in the chem lab as a freshman.

I remember the snarky GAs that ran your cards. They viewed us as a nuisance and they were doing us a favor. I still hold a grudge. Of course the one time you don't number your cards, you drop them.


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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 12:09 PM
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^^^^ ARRRGGHHH - you did not number your cards???? You'll have to explain that to St. Peter someday.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:51 PM
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To me that sounds like the modern era. In the late 1950's I had to limit my variables on every research project because all of my analysis was done on a Monroe calculator and I was the operator. That was a tiresome and sometimes boring task. When that fantastic new invention, the key punch, came into existence I could expand the test variables and have someone else do the "punching". Take what seemed like millions of cards to someone else and have my results in short order. Now, as one of my cohorts said many years ago, "If I can make enough assumptions, I don't even have to do the research, just grind out the numbers".

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 1:57 PM
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a Monroe calculator until I Googled it after your poast. Looks like an adding machine on Meth.

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Mandatory slide run class was a huge waste of time.


Posted: Mar 12, 2019 3:59 PM
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Punching cards and getting a successful compile as a bigger waste of time.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 6:51 PM
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I dropped that course in 1975.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 7:05 PM
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Going to Martin Hall ground floor or to P&AS basement to run punch cards through.Of course this was mid 80s.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 7:31 PM
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Milkshakes were good. Better with a couple raw eggs in it. As I worked in P&AS and knew the guys and got a freebie every day.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 8:08 PM
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When I was there, the Serene hall computer room was a short SLOW walk past the shoe boxes.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 9:09 PM
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I knocked the bottom out of your girlfriend while she was hanging off of the pendulum!

Yeah, that was me!! Sorry life turned out the way it did but she was a freak. Upside down in the parking lot at Lamar's was her natural state.

I'm not saying your girlfriend,now wife was a hore. I can only report that she had landing lights tattooed on her stomach.

I'm sure those were for scientific purposes only.

God bless her...and her sister. You are a lucky man! :)


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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 9:10 PM
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1977 . . not dropping you stack of punch cards. That was disastrous.


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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 11:28 AM
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Back then, long before it became a problem in a Presidential election, a "hanging chad" would totally screw up your computer run!

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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 11:49 AM
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Jimmy and my drinking buddy Kevin worked in there. Unfortunately both were latter killed in automobile accidents.


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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 12:08 PM
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It's been a long time ago, but it seems like while I was on that side of campus, I would get a milkshake at the P&A(?) building.

Hoping that your program that you left earlier ran successfully.


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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 12:17 PM
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When you said that about Organic Lab on Friday, I said he must have been a Chem E!! I graduated in 1980 but they made us take a special Lab section that was just for Chem Es and was only on Friday afternoon! I also had much fun with the punch cards!

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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 5:17 PM
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Yep, graduated from Earle Hel! in 1976 in Chem E. I retired early last year.

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