I think Monsanto (makers of Roundup) is responsible for all this. Ustabe
you could just pour a little oil around your driveway to kill the weeds,
and maybe light a match for the stubborn ones. Not any more. Now the
spotted hoobajooba fish will go extinct if you return a product that came
out of the ground back whence it came. :)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
No problem here. I have computers going back to 1980, all working, 6 oldies in
all. Even an old Mac.
I collect software on Ebay and as an ole long time pirate myself I have
thousands of programs for them.:)
It's great fun to fire them up.
I just got rid of a bunch of old stuff. Lunch boxes thru Zenith
286s and the software from DOS 1.05 thru Win 95 upgrade to 98.
About 10 DMPs and some old BJs. You shoulda seen my curb. Piles
of old books as well.
Dave in Fairfax
Not really, it was the neat gray, rectangular cased C64 portable that
was so much fun, you could take it anywhere and play games on the
built in 4" monitor. Of course now days I can't even *see* a 4"
monitor, let along anything on it.
I *do* still have an O-1. I had forgotten about that one. I actually
built a printer interface for the edge connector and wrote the OS
(CP/M) extensions to drive the printer in its various modes. That
thing was a brute, but it got me through college. At one time I very
seriously considered adding a hard drive to it - $4,000 for a 5
megabyte drive. It seems a bit more reasonable when you consider that
a floppy only held 185K IIRC.
144Kb though Micro$oft had a way of packing a bit more onto them when they
shipped Winders Fer WerkGroops....
HOWEVER.... I can still vaguely recall single side, low density that
couldn't hold what is now a smallish *,gif....
While we're at it... how many can remember when a 44Meg HDD was HUGE!!!
I have a luggable with a 10 meg HD. The purchase price of the computer new was
about 20 grand.
I weighs about 38 pounds and the last time I plugged it in 5 years ago it still
worked. Now I'm having the urge to haul it out of the shed and plug it in.:)
/clever rejoinder mode/ Oh Yeah??!! /crm off/ My first disk had 2K 24
bit words. It was also the RAM. Cycle time of 0.01 sec. Verdan
computer, manufacture by Autonetics and the flight computer for the
Hound Dog cruise missile. Gronk.
hail to the geezers,
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