8" DSDD disk
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Sun Jun 5 18:12:47 CDT 2005
From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 4:24 PM
>> I think it's time to get rich quick:
>> 8" DSDD disk you can buy for $20.00 & $5.00 S&H.
>> If anyone has an extra $250.00 I can send them 10 and I'll even throw in
>> plastic carrying case ;-)
> [LOoks at the rows of 8" disk boxes sitting behind some nice toys in the
> You know, I could sell off some of those spares and actually afford that
> darn DPF-reading PC you think I should own....
Personally I think the basic design of the PC is bad but I've got enough 8"
disks that if I could get $20 each I could build a newer better shop to work
on my toys I truly love :-}
I've always thought computers should be built to maximize performance, IBM
not only appear to have ignored that but built down. They took a 5mhz brain
dead version of a 16 bit chip and ran it on an 8 bit bus @ 4.77mhz and put a
RAM limit of 448mb of RAM. The excuse of running 4.77mhz was for color
burst but I never saw a video card that didn't use its own crystal negating
the need for the 4.77mhz. In any case the extra $0.50 it might add to a
video board versus slowing down a $3000.00 computer doesn't make any sense
In the 8088/8086 world I like what others did in the S100 world. They
started with the 8088 simply to keep compatible the 8 bit S100 bus, later a
16 bit standard allowed for 8086's. The S100 systems generally ran at the
full chip speed (5 or 8 mhz), allowed full 1mb RAM, didn't use 10% of the
processor speed to refresh RAM.
I produce PDF's that love PC's not because I think they are perfect or I
love PC's but simply because after thinking of the problem PDF's are the
best choice I have in the world Willy boy created.
It reminds me of what is going on in the EU (no I'm not trying and hopefully
won't make a big political statement). The problem as reported in the US is
that the EU constitution is like Windows I giant agreement that creates so
much structure the citizens of Europe are afraid they could lose their
individualism. It's a shame we didn't have the sense to just say no to
Willy. Please note I have no personal knowledge about the EU constitution,
more over "I don't have a dog in that fight".
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