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'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Re: That farmer...

“The most ancient layer turned out to be 5 track Telex encoding.”

That takes me back a decade or three! Had a client with an oil rig which sent production reports by telex, which they received on a PC with a telex card. They asked me to write a bit of software to get the telex reports into a spreadsheet. Problem was, the telex character set didn’t include the comma, so they used full stops as both decimal points and thousands separators in numbers :( Due to the variable content of the reports you couldn’t reliably figure out which character it had to be.

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