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  1. I've always said that if I spent as much money on...

    I've always said that if I spent as much money on wood shop tools as I did on computer equipment, not only would I have a shop that would rival Norm Abrahms, but I'd still have the tools and they'd...
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    We used to have 10 users running on an 11/730. We...

    We used to have 10 users running on an 11/730. We were giddy when we got the Fujitsu Eagle 400MB drive for a mere $25,000. But, boy did we need the space.

    The bulk of the work was Datatrieve,...
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    Back in the day, one of the guys at the office...

    Back in the day, one of the guys at the office leased one of these and was doing commodities analysis on it using custom software.

    He later returned it and replaced it with a PC and Lotus.
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    Yea, we were pretty excited when Fry's opened up...

    Yea, we were pretty excited when Fry's opened up in Manhattan Beach. Definitely a different era.

    As much as I liked that they just had raw parts (boards, drives, etc.) and good prices plus...
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    I think the only copper wire to my house is...

    I think the only copper wire to my house is power, everything else is fiber based. Single sourced "land line" and cable company.
  6. We had a pair or 3 GiGis in the computer lab in...

    We had a pair or 3 GiGis in the computer lab in University. I never knew that they had a BASIC built it, we used them solely as terminals.

    The modern xterm has direct support for ReGIS graphics,...
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    We're on the brink of having the new low orbit...

    We're on the brink of having the new low orbit satellite internet providers going live. Those are going to be far better experiences for folks living in remote area that aren't hardwired.
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    You should be able to move the BIOS and BDOS to...

    You should be able to move the BIOS and BDOS to high memory flash, and run it "in ROM", leaving the 15K of actual RAM for the TPA and housekeeping.

    I'm pretty sure the meat of CP/M is "rommable"....
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    Floppies for sure. Outside of actual programs,...

    Floppies for sure.

    Outside of actual programs, especially on a personal scale, data was NOT that big. A single 1.2MB floppy could hold a LOT of "book". 200,000 "words".

    Tape backup certainly...
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    And don't overlook Z80. For the bulk of the...

    And don't overlook Z80. For the bulk of the fundamentals, it's not that different. And there's a LOT of Z80 stuff available. Just have to be careful with the mnemonics.
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    Of course, back in the day when working with VAX...

    Of course, back in the day when working with VAX Basic Plus, we used to call it "BASCALTRAN". It had all of the BASIC stuff about it (line numbers, standard string and array operations). But you...
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    MAT is a matrix operator. Matrix assignment,...

    MAT is a matrix operator. Matrix assignment, input, output, etc. BASIC PLUS had these, the MS BASICs didn't bring them forward.

    A List is a higher level concept, an Array is an implementation of a...
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    My Dad used to have the calculators, he was a big...

    My Dad used to have the calculators, he was a big fan of them at the time. But they all failed. I tossed them when he passed years ago.

    Did you do the lucite "case" treatment to the KIM, or did...
  14. In the context of what this thread is about? No....

    In the context of what this thread is about? No. It's utterly unimportant.

    He wanted the young people to somehow grasp how their handheld, powerful phones differed than the vintage machines of the...
  15. This is not a problem. Y'all are missing the...

    This is not a problem.

    Y'all are missing the big picture.

    This is not a "race". It's not a MIPS measuring contest.

    It's simply a lens through which to provide context to the folks looking at...
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    No, the 1000 series (along with everything else)...

    No, the 1000 series (along with everything else) ran AMOS/L.
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    It's only borderline related to what this person...

    It's only borderline related to what this person is experiencing. The AM100 and AM1200 are night and day different devices in pretty much every way imaginable.

    Alpha Micro is apparently even more...
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    Actually C# in drag, but that's a quibble. And...

    Actually C# in drag, but that's a quibble.

    And I would agree with that statement.

    Visual Basic up to .NET was, indeed, BASIC. But VB.NET is C# with some BASIC style syntax sugar.

    BASIC is...
  19. Ye Olde Sieve. Always a benchmarking favorite. On...

    Ye Olde Sieve. Always a benchmarking favorite. On the website promoting the show, add a benchmark page and write a version that runs in Javascript in the local browser so folks can compare their...
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    You can't use a generic 3 port, $5 power strip...

    You can't use a generic 3 port, $5 power strip for this?
  21. Thanks, I will try that. Well that may be...

    Thanks, I will try that.



    Well that may be why I had problems before.

    Right now, when you log in to Yahoo mail, it ships me off to ATT for login via SAML protocol. So, the att part of the...
  22. Can you share your settings? I always though...

    Can you share your settings? I always though Yahoo had to have a paid subscription, I used to have it hooked up a long time ago, but it broke. Them I hear (here) that it isn't, but I'm using a Yahoo...
  23. I thought you had to have a paid account to get...

    I thought you had to have a paid account to get anything but web access to Yahoo Mail, and I thought it had been like that for some time.
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    This suggests that what he's seeing is ok. He may...

    This suggests that what he's seeing is ok. He may be hitting an invalid letter, the system is echoing it, beeping "bad key", and then erasing it ready for the next prompt.

    That's just a guess,...
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    Depending on the allocation scheme, you also have...

    Depending on the allocation scheme, you also have to be careful.

    Historically, many C based systems locate bookeeping information for the block, BEFORE the block.

    So, if you malloced 100 bytes,...
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