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General Chat / Re: Topicless thread
Last post by SleepyD - January 16, 2020, 12:59:29 am
Weird, last I checked it was...

2014.

Huh.
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General Computers and Gaming / Re: Post your desktop
Last post by yuki - January 15, 2020, 04:09:45 am
New laptop, and again.
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Forum Feedback and Administration / Re: Forum updated
Last post by Goujer - January 09, 2020, 04:05:16 pm
Forum updated again.
Server has now been moved to a private dedicated server.
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General Chat / Re: Topicless thread
Last post by Goujer - January 06, 2020, 01:44:42 am
My past!?
Wha-what do you want!?
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General Chat / Re: Topicless thread
Last post by Cockleshell - January 02, 2020, 03:56:47 am
honk honk its your past
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OS-tan Talk / Re: More IBM-tans III: The One...
Last post by stewartsage - November 19, 2019, 02:34:50 am
Rice Institute Computer-tan: AKA Rice R1
-Source of envy for Whirlwind-tan, surviving a similarly dramatic surgery to her's.
-Dramatically changed appearance in 1966. (Rebuilt with new memory)
-Had a tumultuous childhood, bouncing between Rice, the AEC, NSF, and Brookhaven National Lab. (Funding and decision making bounced around a lot)
-Enjoyed some of the broadest education of an IAS, studying under MANIAC, ILLIAC, IAS, and IBM. (Designers visited and drew on various IAS programs)
-Somewhat logically obsessed, and a heavy math fan. (Early projects involved Boolean logic and mathmatical research)
-Still fun at parties, dumb sense of humor. (Only distinct cultural trait remembered was an operator's annoying sense of humor)
-Kind of shaky on the concept of zeroes. (Had two different methods, toggleable, for floating point zeroes)
-Could tell anyone by their voice. (Did early work on voice recognition)
-Best friends with her younger sister OSAGE.
-Status: Deceased

Physical, 1959-1966: Tall, dark tan, kind of obsessed with light sweaters, capris.  Short bob haircut.

Physical, 1966-1971: About 5' tall, pale, veins occasionally pulse with light, several prominent scars including side of her head to behind the ear, breathes very heavily, hair has grown out.

Sources: A Brief History of the Rice Computer, 1959-1971, Martin Graham Oral History, New Info on the Rice Computers

OSAGE-tan:
-Not well liked at home, she spent a lot of time hanging out with her sister R1.
-Self-image issues from the University constantly trying to replace her. (University started trying to replace the home-built program before she was finished)
-Still outlasted her best friend into the mid-1970s before disappearing.
-Did everything from clerical work (University schedules) to medical research.
-Status: Deceased

Physical: Dark straight hair, darker skin tone, big fan of elaborately printed dresses of various colors that aren't too impractical.
Sources: Numerical Technique for Calculation of Radiant Energy Flux to Targets from Flames, New Info on the Rice Computers, A Third Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems, Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: Any OS-tan comic ideas you...
Last post by XPKun2004 - September 06, 2019, 05:30:11 am
I'm only 15, I am not old enough for credit cards and all that stuffz.
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: Any OS-tan comic ideas you...
Last post by Goujer - September 05, 2019, 09:10:39 pm
Ask politely and make a monetary offer, that would be a start.
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: Any OS-tan comic ideas you...
Last post by XPKun2004 - September 05, 2019, 08:06:05 am
How do I make a commission?
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: Any OS-tan comic ideas you...
Last post by Goujer - September 04, 2019, 11:51:51 pm
That's wishful thinking my dude, but I think you'll need to make a commission for that one.
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