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* Re: [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
@ 2020-12-18 13:56 Noel Chiappa
  2020-12-18 13:58 ` Tyler Adams
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Noel Chiappa @ 2020-12-18 13:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs; +Cc: jnc

    > From: Tyler Adams

    > We all know and love the UNIX beard, but I can't find anything on how
    > the beards started other than an old photo of Ken and Dennis

I'm not sure the term is Unix-specific. At a fairly early stage, people who
worked on the ARPANET/Internet (when PDP-10's were still the 'usual' host, and
Unix systems were just starting to beceome common) were jokingly known as
'network grey-beards': the prototypical one being Jon Postel. (Vint Verf's
beard was too tidy to qualify, IIRC!)

      Noel

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* Re: [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
  2020-12-18 13:56 [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard Noel Chiappa
@ 2020-12-18 13:58 ` Tyler Adams
  2020-12-18 14:00   ` Niklas Karlsson
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Tyler Adams @ 2020-12-18 13:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Noel Chiappa; +Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

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I imagine there's relatives like the programmer beard, but googling "UNIX
beard" returns some examples where it seems to be a thing.
http://www.usenix.org.uk/content/unix_beards.html
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Unix%20beard
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4nt38v/how_many_of_you_have_a_unix_beard/
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-do-hackers-love-beards-so-much
subtitle:
" Decoding the “Unix beard” at this year’s DefCon.
https://pthree.org/2009/11/01/get-your-unix-beard-on/

 Tyler


On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 3:56 PM Noel Chiappa <jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
wrote:

>     > From: Tyler Adams
>
>     > We all know and love the UNIX beard, but I can't find anything on how
>     > the beards started other than an old photo of Ken and Dennis
>
> I'm not sure the term is Unix-specific. At a fairly early stage, people who
> worked on the ARPANET/Internet (when PDP-10's were still the 'usual' host,
> and
> Unix systems were just starting to beceome common) were jokingly known as
> 'network grey-beards': the prototypical one being Jon Postel. (Vint Verf's
> beard was too tidy to qualify, IIRC!)
>
>       Noel
>

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* Re: [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
  2020-12-18 13:58 ` Tyler Adams
@ 2020-12-18 14:00   ` Niklas Karlsson
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Niklas Karlsson @ 2020-12-18 14:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tyler Adams; +Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society, Noel Chiappa

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Unfortunately, I can't grow a proper UNIX beard. The most I can manage is a
rather scraggly goatee, so I go for clean-shaven or a bit stubbly these
days.

Niklas

Den fre 18 dec. 2020 kl 14:59 skrev Tyler Adams <coppero1237@gmail.com>:

> I imagine there's relatives like the programmer beard, but googling "UNIX
> beard" returns some examples where it seems to be a thing.
> http://www.usenix.org.uk/content/unix_beards.html
> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Unix%20beard
>
> https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4nt38v/how_many_of_you_have_a_unix_beard/
> https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-do-hackers-love-beards-so-much subtitle:
> " Decoding the “Unix beard” at this year’s DefCon.
> https://pthree.org/2009/11/01/get-your-unix-beard-on/
>
>  Tyler
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 3:56 PM Noel Chiappa <jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> wrote:
>
>>     > From: Tyler Adams
>>
>>     > We all know and love the UNIX beard, but I can't find anything on
>> how
>>     > the beards started other than an old photo of Ken and Dennis
>>
>> I'm not sure the term is Unix-specific. At a fairly early stage, people
>> who
>> worked on the ARPANET/Internet (when PDP-10's were still the 'usual'
>> host, and
>> Unix systems were just starting to beceome common) were jokingly known as
>> 'network grey-beards': the prototypical one being Jon Postel. (Vint Verf's
>> beard was too tidy to qualify, IIRC!)
>>
>>       Noel
>>
>

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* Re: [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
  2020-12-19  6:43 ` Thomas Paulsen
@ 2021-01-10 20:31   ` Dave Horsfall
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Dave Horsfall @ 2021-01-10 20:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

On Sat, 19 Dec 2020, Thomas Paulsen wrote:

> please check out: http://www.usenix.org.uk/content/unix_beards.html

Real Unix bods [tm] don't have the time to waste five minutes every 
morning :-)

-- Dave

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* Re: [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
  2020-12-18 12:28 Tyler Adams
@ 2020-12-19  6:43 ` Thomas Paulsen
  2021-01-10 20:31   ` Dave Horsfall
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Thomas Paulsen @ 2020-12-19  6:43 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tyler Adams; +Cc: tuhs


>the UNIX beard
please check out: http://www.usenix.org.uk/content/unix_beards.html



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* [TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard
@ 2020-12-18 12:28 Tyler Adams
  2020-12-19  6:43 ` Thomas Paulsen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Tyler Adams @ 2020-12-18 12:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

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We all know and love the UNIX beard, but I can't find anything on how the
beards started other than an old photo of Ken and Dennis with majestic
manes.

And, to make the question a bit more meta, what's the history of the joke
of the "UNIX beard"?

 Tyler

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