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Max
I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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This has an ethernet port as well - but who uses them? What is MLB?
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Chromebook Is Here at MaxRedline
Actually, there's no "about" to it. It's underway. If little Katie had half a brain, she'd hightail it back home to Minnesota. But she's a Democrat, so....
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on Well, He's Not From Around Here at MaxRedline
Hadn't thought of that, those were the bakery owners who declined to bake a wedding cake for a couple of lesbians, as I recall. Don't know how that would work out, but Brad seemed a little over the top on that.
I find it kind of amusing that the local Democratics are ranting that the suing Counties are run by a bunch of nuts. Um...it's sort of nuts to pass unconstitutional laws (and on a strictly partisan basis, no less) and expect to get away with it.
Yes - Apollo mission systems had the 6502 processors running in three systems for redundancy - that's some compact coding; I liked the 6502 over the Zilog (Z80), and apparently NASA did too. I shudder to think what would happen if DoD ran Winders. Kind of my point on security, actually.
These boys are amazingly obtuse.
And the parks, and the trails - apparently, it's the new "normal".
Toggle Commented yesterday on Go Ducks! at MaxRedline
Free shipping! One less distraction, more time for the drama.
Yes, here in Portland they would likely have held a "public input" meeting every six months for three years before deciding that it was a good plan.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Grass For Rent In San Francisco at MaxRedline
Biohazards: condoms, tampons, and I believe a few needles.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Go Ducks! at MaxRedline
Okay. So?
What do you expect from Leftists?
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The thing's armored against them, space debris, and radiation. Which might be part of why it didn't properly inflate.
Yep. This is Oregon. Things Look Different Here.
Good point as well; I doubt that many of the kids today would understand the 8-bit OS, much less compilation - you had to write compact code for those systems. Probably would find even the 16-bit 8086 systems hard to manage. I suspect the CL, AX, AL, and SI registers alone would throw them. I worked with Ohio Scientific Challenger systems back in the late 1970s; they had an optional 74 Mb hard disk, which at $6000 we didn't go with. Challengers had 3 microprocessors on the motherboard (later versions had 5), none of which were the Intel 8086, as they didn't believe that was going anywhere. In early versions, the Z80 was their favorite, but they also included the 6502 processor. The Challenger systems used 8" floppy drives, capable of storing as much as somewhat over 700 Kb.
Ha! Actually, I still have a 5.25" drive and some disks stashed here...it runs off a USB to SATA cable (which I also happen to have). Just one of those things that, when disassembling an old 286 system I decided to keep around.
That was an amusing movies; I liked the part where the computer determines that the only way to win is not to play. Always wondered how Burger King got 'em to call that thing "WOPR".
I guess the solution is to run for office.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Granny For Prison at MaxRedline
Pretty much - although on (rare) occasion they will set up a collection site somewhere in SW Portland where you can turn in a small amount of hazardous waste for "free". Those are kind of interesting, what with the guys in their haz-mat suits and the ground layered in plastic....
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New Law at MaxRedline
Interesting - although I preferred being able to just pick them up at the grocery store.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New Law at MaxRedline
Yes - I still have a number of incandescents as well.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New Law at MaxRedline
Better than they used to be, but I'll be more impressed if they get them to $3 for a four-pack.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New Law at MaxRedline
Eat more tofu!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Great Ad, Freddy at MaxRedline
No doubt, TD. It's a small unit; just interested in messing around with another OS.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Terminal Tech at MaxRedline
I use SuSe Linux, but the Ubunto version has recently become more popular. Mint seems like an Ubunto offshoot, but a lot of folks seem to like that version as well.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Terminal Tech at MaxRedline