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Randall Twede
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more or less depending on what i'm doing


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Michael Morris
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The first computer I programmed had 8K of core (now called RAM) and a disk cartridge of around 250K. If there is one truth I have learned in almost 30 years, it's programmers will never have enough memory.


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Randall Twede
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well my first computer had 8K and an expansion pack to bring it up to 16K. it had just an audio cassette, no disk at all. but nowadays when im using 200MB and only have 64MB, thats a lot ov virtual memory, and i only have 27.8MB left...if i had any less i would be in serious trouble....well its cause i just installed a 400MB program, i will uninstall it when im done evaluating it though. and i have a 10 GB HD :roll:
Paul Stevens
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Almost looks like a Monty Python skit.
Tell kids of today that and they won't believe you.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Michael Morris:
If there is one truth I have learned in almost 30 years, it's programmers will never have enough memory.

What is enough for you ??
Andrew Monkhouse
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Ahhh, the good old days. The first computer I owned was one I built from kit form, and it had 2K of RAM, 2K of ROM, and was programmed in hex. Later there was an expansion module to take it up to 4K of RAM. It was literrally putting one memory chip directly on top of the existing memory chip, and soldering all the pins together except for one pin which was taken to a software controlled gate. The ROM had to be upgraded to handle that too.
At the time I was working on far more advanced machines: They had 16 K of ram. Way out of my price range though
Now my home computer has 756Mb RAM, and 170Gb HDD (3 drives) and a 19" monitor. Gee how things have changed.
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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
There are 10 types of people - those that understand binary and those that dont.

7/5 people of the world dont understand fraction.
Michael Morris
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What is enough for you ??
The ideal machine:
  • 64 64 bit processors
  • 64 TBytes of Ram
  • 100 EByte hard drive
  • 100 GBit LAN/WAN


  • Sheer power!
    David O'Meara
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    I have 1Gb DDR and a 2Gb swap, and WSAD has still managed to choke the machine on occasion...
    Steven Broadbent
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    150 of us livin' int shoebox int middle a't road...and you tell young people of today that......


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    Graeme Brown
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    How many people here have had to sort a box of punch-cards after dropping them?
    Michael Morris
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    How many people here have had to sort a box of punch-cards after dropping them?
    I got so frustrated that we didn't have a sorter in the engineering department in college that I wrote a sorting routine for the card reader. It took multiple passes but eventually you got your program back in order. Hey, it beat walking half a mile to the business department where they had all the fancy equipment, including a sorter.
    Arjun Shastry
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    One of my relative was sent to Paris for getting trained on these things and the big machine 'computer'.This was in 1970.He says people used to queueup for getting their programmed compiled.


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