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29165Re: OT: "The Americans"

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  • RonK
    Feb 6, 2013
      I started watching "The Americans" on Hulu... too violent and gross for me! If you want to see old computers, I would suggest "The History of Silicon Valley" on NOVA at PBS. Lots of great memories there.


      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Dave McGuire wrote:
      > On 02/04/2013 09:21 AM, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- wrote:
      > >> Finally watched "The Americans" pilot episode, on Hulu (Dave G. -- thank
      > >> you anyhow for recording it). Thought it was pretty good. L ooking
      > >> forward to see vintage computers in future episodes! I have no idea
      > >> what, if anything, they're doing to make the KGB terminal s nor the
      > >> travel agency PET look like they're running something. We shall see...
      > >
      > > Look closely to see if they have a cyrillic character set! ;)
      > >
      > > I have a Cyrillic DRCS (Downline loadable Character Set) for the VT200
      > > and later terminals. I don't recall if the VT100 accepts DRCS.
      > There's no support for downloadable character sets in the VT100
      > family, even with an AVO installed. The VT220 was the first to support it.
      > > It was
      > > always a hoot to install them on the terminals in the DoD labs when US
      > > dignitaries paid us a visit! :)
      > I bet. ;)
      > -Dave
      > --
      > Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      > New Kensington, PA
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