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Re: CA: No place but California

Postby kw5kw » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:35 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:I used punch cards. :grumble
:iagree:
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Re: CA: No place but California

Postby philip964 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 pm

IBM 360 punch cards FORTRAN first experience.

First computer I owned - Sinclair. Cassette tape storage, so to speak. 36x48 video resolution.

My younger brother got burned and in the hospital. I loaned it to him. He taught himself to code. Now owns a robotics company in Austin.


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Steinle killer sentenced to time served for her murder.
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Re: CA: No place but California

Postby Bushwhacker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:43 pm

philip964 wrote:California really needs its own thread.

http://ucsdguardian.org/2017/11/15/stud ... sues-ucsd/

California student, sues UC San Diego after she was hit by a car on I-5 after she tried to stop traffic during a election night protest of Trump's victory. She feels the University should have stopped the protest before it got out of control and she decided to stop traffic on a busy interstate highway.

I could easily see this happening in Austin.


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Re: CA: No place but California

Postby philip964 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:59 pm

It didn't take long...

http://abc7.com/13-kept-shackled-in-fou ... y/2948420/

13 children are kept shackled to their beds in horrible conditions by their parents. One girl 17 escaped and was able to contact police. Due to her malnutrition, the police thought she was 10, but later realized she was 17.

Everyone of the captives looked like children, however they discovered that some of the children were as old as 29. The children range in age from 2 to 29.

Due to the parents lack of preferential status, they were being held by the police on 9 million dollar bail.


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Re: CA: No place but California

Postby MaduroBU » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:43 pm

I collect old chips. The only working example is actually the earliest. In 1971, the four real microprocessors on earth were the microcontroller for the wing sweep on the f14, a small chip designed but not built by a company in San Antonio, the Intel 4004 and the TI TMS-1000. I have a working Datamath that I play with but mainly keep as a display piece. My goal is to mount my cpu collection on a board with die shots for each one. I have every major Intel, IBM, Sun, Motorola, AMD and VIA architecture except for the IBM POWER2, which i can only find in 30 year old whole Computers that sell out of china for $4000 each. I actually tried offering $100 for one and they just rejected the offer out of hand. I guess someone must still need them pretty bad.

I have the Russian AM2901 and Intel 8080 clones, as well as old Intel RAM from before they made CPUs and an old AMD ROM chip. I also have the AMD 9080, which was an illegal copy of the Intel 8080. Intel sued AMD, but IBM told Intel that without a second source, the PC would not continue using Intel chips (this was just before the advent of the legendary "x86" with the Intel 8086).


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