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Wired magazine once defined the 'onosecond' as the time between hitting 'send' and realising that you really didn't mean to send that to your granny.

What inappropriate email/text/photo have you sent to wrong people? Are they speaking to you any more?

(, Thu 26 May 2005, 10:15)
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only slightly related..
Year 1983. First day with the company's brand new PC: 64Kbytes RAM, a 360k floppy and an extraordinary 10 MB hard disk that required an extra case sitting on top of the PC. The system costed the equivalent of $8.000

First thing to do, I said to myself, is to backup the system disk. For some reason, I get to type:


The idiot MS-DOS (2.0 I, think) gets it as a legal command and proceeds to physically copying the sectors of the floppy disk onto the hard disk.

This causes a little confusion with the controllers, and the head of the hard disk begins hitting somewhere with a nice rithmical noise.

Blamed it on the hardware, though, and we had it replaced as defective....
(, Fri 27 May 2005, 0:38, Reply)

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