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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: The HARD DISK you've been waiting for
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Nowadays we could buy more than 50TB storage with that amount of money... mmm..

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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject:
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Step 1: Travel to past & sell all ur hard disks
Step 2 : Come back to present China & buy 106 crabs.
Step 3: Get into direct sunlight
Step 4: Place crabs on floor in sunlight
Step 5: Wait 3 minutes
Step 6: Take over the world.
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject:
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I helped my brother-in-law install a 1MB hard drive on his TRS-80 computer.

It was the size of a record player and had to be started with an actual key. You had to let it spin up to proper speed before it would work.

It was 1983.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject:
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Do you know the year of this ad? Never heard of XCOMP before.

By the way, does anyone know about the computer used by the first men on the moon? I guess it was less than 1MB.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject:
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I think the Apollo command module had a 64K computer on board. Might have been even smaller than that.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply to: The HARD DISK you've been waiting for
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject:
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DRM - Josué Neto wrote:
Do you know the year of this ad?

The MB/dollar ratio suggests early 1980s. XCOMP was, I think, a short-lived manufacturer of HD control circuitry from about that same period.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply to: The HARD DISK you've been waiting for
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1982, September, from Google. Sounds about right. This is a pre-PC, S100-bus system.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject:
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DRM - Josué Neto wrote:

By the way, does anyone know about the computer used by the first men on the moon? I guess it was less than 1MB.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abacus
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply to: The HARD DISK you've been waiting for
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Thanks Peter. I even followed the link, thinking it was an acronym, wondering why there were no references to it in enrico's link, etc :-)

Made my day (so far) :-)
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Some more info here:
http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2009/07/20/how-powerful-was-the-apollo-11-computer/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject:
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You are welcome Bill.
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