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 modern things we take for granted: clock seeded random number generators.

:crt_w_prompt: :blobcatthinking2:

@polychrome @SDF Just reading through the TSS/8 manual right now. Put a RANDOMIZE statement as the first statement in your BASIC program and that problem should be fixed.

@ethicsperoxide @sdf @anna @balglaas oh interesting - the BASIC-8 manual says in Appendix E.9 that RANDOMIZE is not implemented, but it works!

This manual must be for a different version.

GUESS.BAS now has a properly seeded RNG. Thanks! :blobcat:

Enter discipleship

@polychrome @ethicsperoxide @SDF @balglaas the manual is from like 1968 or something but the pdp is like what 72? so makes sense some not-yet-implemented features from the manual are implemented

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