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 by St. Loser Fan
1 month ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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rams74 wrote:I get nostalgic just seeing the word "VAX" in print.

The VAX was one of the greatest computer systems ever architected. Long gone. Built by Digital Equipment Corporation. Also gone forever. (Heavy sigh)

Ah, those halcyon days of yesteryear. Little did we realize then that it was but a moment in time, never to return. Not even to be remembered, except by old geeks like me.

Now the word VAX has been co-opted to mean something else entirely. Ah well.


So you’re not an anti-vaxer?

 by rams74
1 month ago
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Italy   Glendale, Arizona
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St. Loser Fan wrote:So you’re not an anti-vaxer?

That is correct. I'm pro-VAX in every sense of the word.

I remember once seeing an ad for a vacuum cleaner called a VAX. I'm also pro-vacuum cleaners.

 by azramsfan93
1 month ago
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United States of America   Arizona
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rams74 wrote:I get nostalgic just seeing the word "VAX" in print.

The VAX was one of the greatest computer systems ever architected. Long gone. Built by Digital Equipment Corporation. Also gone forever. (Heavy sigh)

Ah, those halcyon days of yesteryear. Little did we realize then that it was but a moment in time, never to return. Not even to be remembered, except by old geeks like me.

Now the word VAX has been co-opted to mean something else entirely. Ah well.


Early in my career at Motorola Semiconductor we designed and manufactured the bipolar gate arrays DEC used to build their discrete CPUs in the VAX systems. Our final project was the VAX 9000 that was built using the first multi-chip module I ever saw.... pretty advanced stuff even for today.

The DEC site in Hudson MA is an Intel Federal Systems Group site today.

 by rams74
1 month ago
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Italy   Glendale, Arizona
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azramsfan93 wrote:Early in my career at Motorola Semiconductor we designed and manufactured the bipolar gate arrays DEC used to build their discrete CPUs in the VAX systems. Our final project was the VAX 9000 that was built using the first multi-chip module I ever saw.... pretty advanced stuff even for today.

The DEC site in Hudson MA is an Intel Federal Systems Group site today.


That's pretty cool. I knew somebody would be familiar with the VAX. They did some great engineering at DEC.

 by snackdaddy
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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I gotta think we'll see at least some fans in Sofi this year. There were fans at the Dodger games. Not a lot but its a start. That guy who ended up with a chest full of nachos on Turner's homerun was classic. I guess he'll be called Nacho Man from now on. :lol2:

 by Hacksaw
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   AT THE BEACH
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snackdaddy wrote:I guess he'll be called Nacho Man from now on. :lol2:


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