Quote from: Aurora Borealis on May 11, 2019, 08:29:20 pmIt is. Do KRONOS and BUIC have any chance of being resurrected like MTS does?No, unfortunately. BUIC was pretty thoroughly destroyed after shut-down and I've never heard a peep about KRONOS media still existing. CDC's equipment was popular, no question, but it doesn't have the devoted user cult that DEC products do to the best of my knowledge.
I agree now that it's a judgment call whether certain OS-tans should be resurrected. I'm fine with leaving that open-ended.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on May 11, 2019, 08:29:20 pmAn OS-tan concept I had notes saved for, but hadn't drawn: Cray-2-tan
Height: 188 cm (6'2")
Hair color: Dark blue
Eye color: Dark gray
-Hot-headed, pressured to be an overachiever by Cray-1, but suffered many setbacks and tough competition during development. (development started in 1979, released in 1985)
-An excellent multitasker and fast thinker. (Had fast memory, and could process large datasets quickly)
-Was the fastest and most powerful supercomputer until 1990. (Clock speed of 244 MHz for a computer released in 1985)
-Despite her power, she had a lot of design problems, and her body had to be rebuilt multiple times, and she felt like a failure for not living up to some extremely high expectations. (The Cray-2 had to be rebuilt due to design problems, and was intended to be 10x faster than the Cray-1)
-Overheats easily and has worse overheating problems than Cray-1-tan. Always carries a cooling tank, or is seen in the water.
-Primarily uses water-based magic.
-Worked for the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, has worked in nuclear research and sonar development.
-Doesn't mind practical jokes. (The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles", and there were running gags by Cray-2 users such as putting "No Fishing" signs on the cooling tanks, or putting plastic fish in them)
Appearance: Has a similar hairstyle to Cray-1-tan, but with dark blue hair and dark gray eyes, and wears a 19th century style swimsuit in black with gray accents, and with blue panels on the skirt, like the panels Cray-1-tan has on her dress. Wears a lot of metal hair pins referencing the circuit cards being joined by Z-pins or pogo pins.
Quote from: Bella on May 10, 2019, 12:17:00 amWhen you put it that way, it's actually kinda sad.
Quote from: stewartsage on May 09, 2019, 05:29:48 pmIf there's an OS-tan afterlife she may be pretty hesitant to return from it though, since presumably KRONOS and BUIC are there.
Quote from: stewartsage on May 09, 2019, 05:32:31 pmOh man, I'm glad I finished some (more) siblings for OS/8. Poly-Question would be all-aboard for dunking on her, thanks to her creator's influence no doubt. In every publication where he discussed P?S/8 he made sure to dump on OS/8. That said, it'd be far more loving since, you know, sisters.