Re: cpu overheating JOKING:::

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Mike McCarty wrote:
Les wrote:
On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 18:35 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:

I was amazed when I installed FC2. I didn't think I selected
all that much to install. It was about 7 Gig.

All systems seem enormously bloated to me these days. But I
started with computers when 4K of RAM was considered a lot.

If you can't do it with 12bits and 4K what's the point. If you
haven't used paper tape, how do you realize what a program really
is?
I can't remember anymore what the word size of the IBM 1401
was. I recall we had 4K words of memory. I *think* it was
12 bits, because we used punch cards, which have 12 rows on
them. So I think 12 bits was right. And it was true core,
little magnetic doughnuts. We had no assembler and certainly
no compiler for that machine. We did machine language.

Mike
Is that the sound of a dinosaur I hear roaring in the distance ;-) *just kidding, couldn't resist*





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