Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...
Posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by blam
Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...
July 24, 2012
Rush is talking about the early internet and mentions Jim Robinson and Free Republic.
Free Republic Rules!
Careful, next thing you know, you'll want to eat someone's face.
Woo hoo!! Thanks!!
So, “Bo Snerdly” is wearing the hat.
I heard it too. I wasn't paying close attention and alerted like a bird-dog when I heard ....FReepers are gonna kill me. It was affectionate... kind of like my wife talks about some of my minute and rare missgivings.
And I would not be surprised at all if Rush and others lurked here. I was surprised several years ago, not long after joining FR when a well known politician confided to me that he visited FR to see what the conservative temperature on certain things. In his words, "FR is a good barometer on certain conservative issues."
WOW! God bless your little young John, huh? (And of course John, the man today). Teenage computer genius, all from a toy Commodore! Ya never know.
Yup. He was introduced to computers as a toddler. Sat him on my knee and taught him the alphabet on a tele-typewriter in the ‘70s. Now, if I could only get him to reset the clock on FR.
This was a beautiful system well ahead of its time. The CPU was the Intel 8085 microprocessor. Memory was IIRC may have been 128K instead of the usual 64K RAM. Storage was two 8 inch FDD (Floppy Disk Drives) or On 8 inch FDD and one 8 inch HDD (Hard Disk Drive). The most remarkable aspect of this system was its video display monitor (VDM), which was a grey scale paper white background full page monitor in portrait orientation. The input system did not use a mouse. Instead the keyboard had a circular depression at the right end of the keyboard with a grey rubber bowl which was called a Cat. To move the cursor on the screen, you moved your finger in contact with the rubberized bowl. Output was printed to a Xerox/Diablo 630 daisywheel printer, whose chracter sets were changed on the printer by exchanging daisywheels and onscreen by control codes. Managers could then expand the functionality afterwards from a word processing system to a general microcomputer by purchasing additional software, such as the SORCIM Supercalc spreadsheet application software. Since the IT Department was not alerted to the later purchase of the software, they typically remained unaware or turned a blind eye to the use of the supposed word processor into a standalone general purpose microcomputer.
It was about this time 1981-1982 that the Xerox 8010 STAR system was introduced featuring a complete office automation solution. It featured more advanced paper white monitors with fonts (digital typefaces), laser printers (xerographic), CAT and Mouse, and an array of software producing the early forms of desktop publishing technology later incorporated in the Apple Macintosh computers. It was a hard sell for us, with the basic systems including a laser printer costing $50,000 and more. Nine years later the 300dpi resolution Apple Laserwriter printer was dsicounting for $6,000.
Then there was the Fortune 50 corporation IT vice president who vetoed the purchase of an Ethernet LAN and network operating system on the claim that only Token Ring networks would survive the next few years, and Ethernet was doomed! Two years later the VP was retired/laid-off and his multi-million dollar IBM mainframes with some still in their shipping crates were being pushed out of an upper story window of the skyscraper into the backend of a garbage truck to be hauled off for recycling. An accounting application for a multitude of subsidiary companies were moved from those mainframes to a personal computer when the merged company's mainframe accounting software proved to be incapable of handling joint venture accounting transactions. Throughput improved!
No way rush would forget his last name. Rush is no freeper. Neither is hannity.
John, you have the best Dad possible! I'm visualizing you on his knee. So sweet!
How about our clock? (Smile). I've quit looking. It no longer bothers me. Just saying....
Like him or love him, he is quite popular and does a lot that Conservatives can be please with, and also that are not pleasing to conservatives.
The same could be said for you, manc.
You obviously don't know much about Hannity’s past, so lets use this post of mine as a refutation of almost everything you said about him.
Badmouthing Hannity with scant knowledge of his past is foolish and detrimental to FR
My mother used to do this. It meant only one thing----RUN!!!!!
Google Chrome has made the FR clock in sailor (military time). Yeah, yeah, I’m catching on. I know the hours, so it’s become pretty darn easy.
Oops, ‘88 was an error. It was ‘86 when he started his BBS at 14. He was 16 in ‘88 and that’s the year we hired him at our new Software Solutions Company as a programmer.
“Im sure Rush meant to say Jim Thompson, didnt he?”
Yea that is what I was wondering
I have a son and daughter and used to call one when I meant the other. It must be common, one year my son got me a card that addressed that ‘drama’.
Rush is on the first name basis w/Jim, nothing wrong with that!