A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:

wiki.livingcomputers.org/doku.

To connect, ssh tss8@tty.livingcomputers.org

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

@sdf tempted to try solving an Advent of Code problem but it has no C compiler. :blobsad:
maybe I can deal with LISP...?

@sdf tried logging in and it just echoes "WHAT?" every time. entered "LOGOUT" and that did the same. pressed Ctrl-] and ran logout there, and now it's just hanging. Did I mess something up?

@grainloom

are you sending only upper case to the system? I had to put on caps lock or it wouldn't work at all, its from the era when ASCII was upper case only...

@SDF

@vfrmedia @sdf yep, but now i tried just entering "login" and then 1000 and lcml on separate lines, and that didn't result in a "WHAT?", but also didn't result in anything else.
tried reconnecting but now it refuses the connection.

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@grainloom @SDF

I put them all in on one line. It took a good few seconds for anything to happen (although on the other end of a 300 or 1200 bps modem it probably wouldn't seem that slow)

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