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2022-11-28 1:39:58 PM  
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Good one, subby
2022-11-28 3:48:23 PM  
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Sarah Jessica Farker: The article is dated today, but I heard about his passing 11 days ago:

It took a while to get the punch card stack containing his passing to the reader, and the greenbar output fell off the back of the print op's desk.
2022-11-29 2:20:27 AM  
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markie_farkie: It took a while to get the punch card stack containing his passing to the reader

Somebody got their necktie caught in the card reader - took a while to get it unjammed and working again.

/actually saw that happen once with a card sorter - the old-fashioned kind with the brush contacts, not one of those new-fangled ones with the electric eyes
/the metal brushes made it harder to untangle things
2022-11-28 1:48:41 PM  
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