[TUHS] Date madness

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Dec 14 06:46:25 AEST 2017

jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa) wrote:

>     > From: Arnold
>     > One would think that SIMH
> I'm using Ersatz-11...
>     > into the simulated computer's time of day clock.
> What Time of Day clock? We're talking PDP-11's here! :-)
> The very last DEC models of the -11 (/93-94) had a ToY clock; I'm pretty sure
> none of their others did. And of course V6 long pre-dated the /93-94.
>    Noel

ISTR that the vaxen did have such things.  Or rather, I ran some BSD 780s
for several years and I don't remember having to set the date / time
every time I did a reboot.  They sat in a data center, so I may have never
done a cold boot from power on.  It was a LONG time ago now, so there's
undoubtedly lots that I just plain don't remember.

(There was an old USENET joke about how with the size of transistors going
down, pretty soon you'd be able to get an S/370 inside your watch. But
of course, as soon as you booted MVS on it, it would ask you to set
the time! :-)


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