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    Dear Newsgroup,

    If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"

    I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    you think.

    Warm Regards,
    Sue


  2. Re: VMS License Plates

    Sue wrote:
    >"When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.



    "Can still walk without a cane"

    "Even on life support, it can still add 2 and 2 together"

    "Adopt a VMS system before it's too late"

    "Go back to the good old days of computing: program in Macro on VMS !"

    "VMS will still be in use long after HP is dead"


    and of course:

    "HP is killing VMS as a 30th birthday present"

  3. Re: VMS License Plates

    In article ,
    JF Mezei writes:
    > Sue wrote:
    >>"When downtime is NOT an option"
    >>
    >> I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    >> you think.

    >
    >
    > "Can still walk without a cane"
    >
    > "Even on life support, it can still add 2 and 2 together"
    >
    > "Adopt a VMS system before it's too late"
    >
    > "Go back to the good old days of computing: program in Macro on VMS !"
    >
    > "VMS will still be in use long after HP is dead"
    >
    >
    > and of course:
    >
    > "HP is killing VMS as a 30th birthday present"


    C'mon JF. Don't hold back like that. Tell us what you really think!! :-)

    bill

    --
    Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
    bill@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    University of Scranton |
    Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include

  4. Re: VMS License Plates

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > C'mon JF. Don't hold back like that. Tell us what you really think!! :-)



    This would require a few graphics, but it would be in the tone of the
    Monty Python dead parrot sketch....

    "I assure you, VMS isn't dead"


    Or:

    "Despite all attempts, VMS isn't dead yet"


    "VMS, strong enough to survive all attempts to kill it".


    "Two companies have died trying to kill VMS, but VMS is still alive."




  5. Re: VMS License Plates

    In article <1188489170.332475.258080@y42g2000hsy.googlegroups. com>, Sue writes:
    > Dear Newsgroup,
    >
    > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.


    Certainly if the slogan is that good. That slogan would be fine,
    or perhaps "For 30 years, when downtime is NOT an option" (says
    the person who does not have to make the text fit).

  6. Re: VMS License Plates

    On 8/30/07, Sue wrote:
    > Dear Newsgroup,
    >
    > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.


    I inadvertently sent my reply directly to Sue, so here it is for
    everyone to see... :-)

    Using a slight modification on the old "Don't trust anyone over 30" ...

    Don't trust any OS under 30

    Ken

  7. Re: VMS License Plates

    On Aug 30, 10:52 am, Sue wrote:
    > Dear Newsgroup,
    >
    > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Sue



    "Cool and unhackable"


  8. Re: VMS License Plates


    "Sue" wrote in message
    news:1188489170.332475.258080@y42g2000hsy.googlegr oups.com...
    > Dear Newsgroup,
    >
    > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Sue
    >



    "No reboots necessary - just use it"

    Syltrem



  9. Re: VMS License Plates

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > C'mon JF. Don't hold back like that. Tell us what you really think!! :-)



    In a Logan's Run theme:

    "VMS is about to turn 30. Come and watch as it enters Caroussel"




    (To control the OS population, all OS are sent to be "reborn" on their
    30th birthday).


  10. Re: VMS License Plates

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    >
    > C'mon JF. Don't hold back like that. Tell us what you really think!! :-)



    "Still waiting to be adopted by parents who care"

  11. Re: VMS License Plates

    I still think they should have VMS branded condoms with the catch phrase:

    "Always Up when you need it".

    or

    "When staying up for more than 4 hours is perfectly normal"

  12. Re: VMS License Plates



    1) The Operating System for Adults

    2) It's What I Play With In The Dark

    3) An Operating System For Real Work

    4) You Can Neglect It But It Won't Stop Working

    5) Viruses? You Must Be Thinking Of A Different Operating System

    6) Reboot? .....Why?

    7) Better Than Operating Systems Half Its Age

    8) Doesn't Need Viagra To Stay Up


    all (c) 2007, John Smith. All Rights Reserved.

    --will licence the slogans in return for $100 million advertising campaign
    for OpenVMS, to be directed by me.

    --
    OpenVMS - The never-advertised operating system with the dwindling ISV
    base.



  13. Re: VMS License Plates

    On Aug 30, 1:44 pm, Rich Jordan wrote:
    > On Aug 30, 10:52 am, Sue wrote:
    >
    > > Dear Newsgroup,

    >
    > > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"

    >
    > > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > > you think.

    >
    > > Warm Regards,
    > > Sue

    >
    > "Cool and unhackable"



    "Your data is worth it"

    "Because your data matters"

    "Forestalling doom for 30 years!"

    "Clusters for grown-ups"

    "Optimized for service and integrity, not games"

    "Where would you rather have your critical data?"

    "So you don't have to patch, and patch, and patch, and patch, and
    patch...."

    "Buffer overflows don't get us down"

    "Restart, Reboot, Reload, Reformat.... NOT!"



  14. Re: VMS License Plates

    On 08/30/07 13:30, Ken Robinson wrote:
    [snip]
    > Using a slight modification on the old "Don't trust anyone over 30" ...
    >
    > Don't trust any OS under 30


    Unix is over 30. Does that mean we should trust HP-UX?

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  15. Re: VMS License Plates


    "Ron Johnson" wrote in message
    news:KAFBi.69200$GO6.38406@newsfe21.lga...
    > On 08/30/07 13:30, Ken Robinson wrote:
    > [snip]
    >> Using a slight modification on the old "Don't trust anyone over 30" ...
    >>
    >> Don't trust any OS under 30

    >
    > Unix is over 30. Does that mean we should trust HP-UX?
    >



    Yes. But don't trust JF.



  16. Re: VMS License Plates

    In article , JF Mezei writes:
    >
    >
    >I still think they should have VMS branded condoms with the catch phrase:
    >
    >"Always Up when you need it".
    >
    >or
    >
    >"When staying up for more than 4 hours is perfectly normal"



    Marty Kuhrt made purple VMS shirts one year and gave them out at a DECUS.
    They read: Can't keep it up? You need VMS!

    He gave one to Rich Marcello! I have one too in my stash of d|i|g|i|t|a|l
    and VMS memorabilia.

    --
    VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker VAXman(at)TMESIS(dot)COM

    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"

    http://tmesis.com/drat.jpg

  17. Re: VMS License Plates

    On Aug 30, 4:19 pm, VAXman- @SendSpamHere.ORG wrote:
    > In article , JF Mezei writes:
    >
    >
    >
    > >I still think they should have VMS branded condoms with the catch phrase:

    >
    > >"Always Up when you need it".

    >
    > >or

    >
    > >"When staying up for more than 4 hours is perfectly normal"

    >
    > Marty Kuhrt made purple VMS shirts one year and gave them out at a DECUS.
    > They read: Can't keep it up? You need VMS!
    >
    > He gave one to Rich Marcello! I have one too in my stash of d|i|g|i|t|a|l
    > and VMS memorabilia.
    >
    > --
    > VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker VAXman(at)TMESIS(dot)COM
    >
    > "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"
    >
    > http://tmesis.com/drat.jpg


    now thats one to one marketing


  18. Re: VMS License Plates

    On Aug 30, 11:52 am, Sue wrote:
    > Dear Newsgroup,
    >
    > If you remember we have done VMS License plates over the years. The
    > last one we did had "When downtime is NOT an option"
    >
    > I was thinking about doing them again for our 30th. Let me know what
    > you think.
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Sue


    You folks are great, I love the suggestions maybe we should get blank
    ones and provide letters and folks can make their own ;').

    sue


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    (Stolen from a brokerage commercial...)

    When Sue Speaks, People Listen

  20. Re: VMS License Plates

    VAXman- @SendSpamHere.ORG wrote:
    http://tmesis.com/drat.jpg


    $ fetch_http http://tmesis.com/drat.jpg
    HTTP/1.0 404 error opening file in request
    MIME-version: 1.0
    Server: OSU/3.10a;UCX
    Content-type: text/plain
    Content-transfer-encoding: 8bit
    Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:06:57 GMT

    -ERROR-(404): i/o error
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    Host: tmesis.com

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