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Forum: Lounge 2021-10-15, 13:18
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,891
Posted By PhilF
Sky-News Australia is as far right-wing biased as...

Sky-News Australia is as far right-wing biased as you can get. I wouldn't trust one word of their spiel. Click bait.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-11, 03:07
Replies: 39
Views: 2,854
Posted By PhilF
Well, if he doesn't want to go, I'll take his...

Well, if he doesn't want to go, I'll take his seat. :smile:
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 22:34
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
We'll never know who. However, it is very common...

We'll never know who. However, it is very common practice around here, so better get used to it. :coffee:
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 22:22
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
That's getting a little more modern, lol. It came...

That's getting a little more modern, lol. It came 3 years after the Osborne, which in computer years is half a lifetime.

It used a 6510? That's a new one to me. I had never heard of a 6510 before.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 22:13
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
Mid 90's? The 6800 was a late 70's processor. It...

Mid 90's? The 6800 was a late 70's processor. It was 1 Mhz (mine ran at about 800 khz). A descendant of it morphed into the 6502, which powered the Apple II. This is way before anything like a laptop...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 22:02
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
Looks like a disco ball to me. That's the era I'm...

Looks like a disco ball to me. That's the era I'm from, lol.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 21:51
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
And how, pray tell, did you decide on that? ...

And how, pray tell, did you decide on that?

I'm older than most of the artifacts you refer to in this thread! :paul:

BTW, you STILL didn't go back far enough. You are thinking of the 68000....
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 21:32
Replies: 91
Views: 17,382
Posted By PhilF
I scored a 2.

I scored a 2.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 21:19
Replies: 91
Views: 17,382
Posted By PhilF
I didn't know that either! How can I test my own...

I didn't know that either! How can I test my own uv vision?

Safely, of course. :cool:
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 21:13
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
No, but you are kind of on the right track; just...

No, but you are kind of on the right track; just go back in time about 40 years. :)
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-08, 12:48
Replies: 199
Views: 4,621
Posted By PhilF
Here's a clue: My first was a 6800.

Here's a clue: My first was a 6800.
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-09-26, 16:24
Replies: 58
Views: 8,185
Posted By PhilF
Thank you for your discretion.

Thank you for your discretion.
Forum: Data 2021-09-23, 12:32
Replies: 813
Views: 108,967
Posted By PhilF
There has just GOT to be some numerology there...

There has just GOT to be some numerology there that will tell us where the next Mersenne prime is hiding, no?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-15, 22:01
Replies: 61
Views: 5,918
Posted By PhilF
Emission Earth's miniscule intelligence...

Emission

Earth's miniscule intelligence signals said invaders "onward now!"

Invaders
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-06, 23:58
Replies: 58
Views: 2,200
Posted By PhilF
Still, I really like his play on words: ...

Still, I really like his play on words:


:snake1:
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 23:46
Replies: 321
Views: 51,400
Posted By PhilF
I say "Yay!" I mean, this is why we're all here,...

I say "Yay!" I mean, this is why we're all here, isn't it? If we hit a new record without a new Mersenne prime, I say we party! :party:
Forum: Software 2021-09-01, 00:17
Replies: 479
Views: 51,480
Posted By PhilF
Thanks for that! But you were right -- it...

Thanks for that!

But you were right -- it was a LOT of effort:

aptitude update
aptitude install nmon

:smile:
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-21, 16:51
Replies: 59
Views: 6,859
Posted By PhilF
I'm still actively using and selling a product...

I'm still actively using and selling a product whose control program runs under MS-DOS! Been selling it for over 20 years now.. :batalov:

It was already obsolete back when I released it lol.
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-13, 20:58
Replies: 78
Views: 8,432
Posted By PhilF
LOL! Now we all finally know the real reason you...

LOL! Now we all finally know the real reason you hang around here...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 20:22
Replies: 38
Views: 1,514
Posted By PhilF
In Jr. High I had an electronics class, and the...

In Jr. High I had an electronics class, and the teacher was teaching us the formulas for capacitive and inductance reactance. So I went to the teletype terminal in the school's office and programmed...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 19:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,514
Posted By PhilF
Man. We *really are* just a bunch of old farts,...

Man. We *really are* just a bunch of old farts, aren't we? :pcl:
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 16:04
Replies: 38
Views: 1,514
Posted By PhilF
And it wasn't easy keeping the punch cards and...

And it wasn't easy keeping the punch cards and paper tapes dry in those conditions.
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-05, 15:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,514
Posted By PhilF
I used paper tape in junior high. There was a...

I used paper tape in junior high. There was a teletype terminal in the office that students could use to connect to a remote mainframe somewhere. It is how I learned my first programming language...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-05, 12:56
Replies: 78
Views: 8,432
Posted By PhilF
What I see is money. Those drives are either...

What I see is money. Those drives are either helping to crunch crypto, which makes or loses money, or they are serving the needs of a business, which makes or loses money.
Forum: Data 2021-08-03, 13:06
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By PhilF
I don't understand. If you are so convinced that...

I don't understand. If you are so convinced that a Mersenne Prime resides in the 168M range, why do you care about Cat 0 assignments? Why are you not throwing all your resources at that range?
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