[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at tandem.artell.net
Wed Dec 6 19:16:37 CST 2006
Saith Patrick Giagnocavo
> On Dec 6, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Quoth Bill Bradford ...
> >> The early "Netra" systems were just headless boxes with a
> >> cruddy admin
> >> GUI installed and voice prompts (that played over the
> >> system speaker)
> >> telling you when it was booted, ready to shut down, etc.
> > I'll bet that was a bundle'o'fun in a big colo facility ...
> > row upon row of
> > blabbering boxes, kvetching about one thing and another, day in and
> > day out,
> > like a bunch of chickens. Didn't Sun learn anything from those
> > talking cars
> > of the Seventies? They were cool for about two days, then
> > you wanted to
> > know the location of two things: the voice warning system
> > control box, and your .357.
> > -Shel
> So what is the equivalent phrase for Sun-speech that matches
> the sheer ridiculousness of "the door is a jar" ?
I dunno, but I've always thought that under certain circumstances, the
phrase "boot the system" could have a sinister meaning....
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