The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules 683
The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules 684
Hell, Barb -- I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, much less what flight...
Bogosity meter pegged! I walked into the Shawmut (I am 99% sure that was the bank -- their logo was an indian-head in profile, right?) in spring of 1989 with three checks totaling roughly $12,000 and asked for five thousand dollars in cash, and a cashiers check for the balance because I was moving back to California and had already closed my checking account (at BayBank). 1
Outside of being asked to wait while they called to verify with my employer, and gather up $5000 in fifty dollar bills (my preferred currency of the day) they did not squawk at all. They did not even hbuttle me that the only identification I had was from out of state (California).
Just a few weeks ago, I made a trip to the United States to purchase an automobile. Walked into my California bank and asked for $2000 in hundred dollar bills and did not even get asked why. "Thank you sir, have a nice day."
1 I then boarded a Boston Taxi and said, "Fifty bucks if you can get me to Logan in fifteen minutes." An adventure worth every penny.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Computer software consists of only two components: ones and zeros, in roughly equal proportions. All that is required is to sort them into the correct order.