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  • #16
    Re: How To technique for clean "joints" and sides

    I vaguely remember my dad having an Osborne 1--with two 5 1/4" floppy drives--one for your software the other to save to! I played a lot of Endless Cave Adventure on that thing--it only had a 6"-square monitor...


    Bob

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    • #17
      Re: How To technique for clean "joints" and sides

      Thanks for the correction Brian E! I clearly had a senior moment when I typed that out ... GRIN!

      Susan
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      • #18
        Re: How To technique for clean "joints" and sides

        Susan, I just got back from a 3 week hiatus and finally got around to reading this thread......you forgot the ol' "ticker-tape" input for the computer. Everything was first typed (punched) into an endless ticker tape and then advanced by hand to the "reader" portion. The darn thing then fed the tape, was read by the computer, and the answer (either problematic or communication) was returned by the ticker-tape puncher and hand fed (again) into the reader which in turn fed everything into an automated typwriter. Those who served aboard ship will recognize these old dinosaurs, as will Western Union operators, police and military types and a few other professions. If you were really good, you could decipher the tapes before feeding them into the reader, and if you were REALLY good, could even do some prettycrude graphics.

        AL

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        • #19
          Re: How To technique for clean "joints" and sides

          Now see, I wasn't in the military at that time so I don't remember the ticker tape or the pay day punch cards. Being so close to the nations capital at the U of MD I was out of the Mall or the Elipse radically protesting to bring you guys, and my brother who was on a fire hill in Nam, home before any more got killed. That didn't require punch cards or ticker tape ... just very loud voices and fast legs ... to out run the Police.


          Jim, My apologizes!!! I did not mean to hijack your thread on how to create clean relief joints.

          Susan

          PS ... Owning a working gas mask helped too on several occassions.
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          • #20
            Re: How To technique for clean "joints" and sides

            For sanity's sake, I think I'm going to split the threads <grin>
            Bob

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            • #21
              Re: How To technique for clean &quot;joints&quot; and sides

              Originally posted by wade clark
              Kaiserb,
              not "a operating system", rather "an operating system". Man, finally I get to correct you on something, after all that other stuff went over my head so high and so fast!!!
              I learn alot from all your techno-speak. don't stop! It's great to see someone who absorbs knowledge and passes it on. I mostly pick what I can use and wonder later what I missed. I barely benefit from that, let alone anyone else. Your in depth info has been greatly insightful and beneficial many times to me and everyone else here!
              Thanks!
              Wade
              p.s. This is all in sincerity except the "a" vs. "an". wc
              My wife works as an editor so I am usually very careful...she burns me on my bad grammar at least once per day. I sure hope she does not see this post or I will get corrected again.

              I think I will go get an harmonica ... Smile

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              • #22
                Re: Punch cards

                Susan, That would be 1, bit on, 0(zero) bit off. Binary is easy to add and subtract but going in to hexidecimal(I think that is the spelling) Been awhile since I used hexideicmal in read large system printouts or dumps as they were called. Dumps were taken to analyze system problems before a IPL(Intial Prgram Load was completed.

                Adding A s to Ds or Xs or 9s would sometimes scramble the brains.

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                • #23
                  Re: Punch cards

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                  • #24
                    Re: Punch cards

                    Originally posted by Randy48
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                    • #25
                      Re: Punch cards

                      That's easy for you two to say!
                      Wade

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                      • #26
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                        t's not that hard

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                        • #27
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                          Wow.............................and wow again


                          Just old Jim

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                          • #28
                            Re: Punch cards

                            Gotta get in this!
                            Iworked on the first on-line banking system in NYS. It was a master/slave system with 10K memory. Yes thats right 10k! We progreammed in machine language. It was the first generation that used transistors. Now thats a dinosaur!!!!
                            Input was punch cards and ticker tape via an auto typerwriter. This was in 1960.
                            Bill K.
                            Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.

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