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bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: "Try finding a virus that would both be capable of infecting a PDP-11"

RE: Using a PDP11 for the next 20 years...

it's actually not so bad. you could (theoretically) swap in an emulator running 'simhv' or some other well-known emulator [if such an emulator exists] when the hardware breaks down. Unless there's some super-custom peripheral device involved...

it also demonstrates that reactor control computers don't have to be all that sophisticated.

/me envisions doing it with an Arduino... or RPi . And RPi could run 'simhv'

(I did some PDP-11 programming back in 'school days' including MACRO assembler so I'm kinda familiar)

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