16 posts • joined 7 Aug 2008
Re: VGA ? What? VGA was introduced in 1987 with the PS/2 ...
The author clearly states "Because the PCjr had no dedicated memory controller, the machine's first 128KB block of RAM was refreshed by the VGA (that's video gate array in this era) graphics chip", i.e. he knows damn fine that while this is the same acronym as The Video Graphics Array standard that we all now know as VGA, the same acronym was used for this logic in the PCjr.
Re: 9-inch screen
It's not 1920 x 1080: If you RTFA, the cost would have been prohibitive. The actual resolution is 1280 x 800
Wonder if it will fit in an altoids tin?
The mechanical specification is on page 77 of the PDF and says it's 3.5" x 2.15". Anyone have an Altoids tin and a ruler?
Re: 'rare and expensive helium'
It's rare on earth, because free helium escapes from the atmosphere into space, and the only replenishable earthbound source is radioactive decay (though it does exist in commercially extractable concentrations in natural gas).
Remote unlock to help locate car?
I know I've done this when I can't remember exactly where I parked and can't see the car.
One other thing...
Would be that it would probably also have contributed a great deal toward linguistic diversity if invasive cultures hadn't historically explicitly tried to deligitimise the use of the native language and culture in occupied countries and regions:
For an older example in Ireland. There are newer (and probably older) ones involving much harsher sanctions against local cultures and customs worldwide.
Th-Th-Thats all folks
"Nimrod" was Bugs Bunny's pet name for Elmer "mighty hunter" Fudd:
Ever heard of ZIP codes?
A full U.S. ZIP code for a given address is nine digits, not just the five that you see in, for example, Beverly Hills 90210, and is considerably more accurate than a U.K. postcode. A U.K. postcode is typically shared by dozens of addresses. When I lived in California, my 9-digit ZIP covered four apartments that shared a single stairwell. Lots of properties have unique 9-digit ZIPs. Further, the US Postal Service has a 12 digit Barcode standard based on the 9-digit ZIP code and 2 additional bits of resolution plus a check digit which guarantees to resolve to a single mailbox. More than you ever needed to know here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_code
@Annilihator; one reason not to use "netty" for these things is that it's Geordie for 'toilet'.
Virgin is just a brand -- they don't have their own service, they just resell someone else's (T-Mobile, I think).
Actually very well known in the U.S.
I lived in the States from 1995-2002, and I can assure you that not only does this show play on the cable channels in the U.S., at one point in the last decade or so, you could catch a different rerun every goddamned night. Don't get me started on Benny Hill -- for some reason they eat that up as well.
Actually, Britain finished paying for WWII two years ago
However, Britain still owes the U.S. for WWI, and is in turn owed an even larger sum by other countries (presumably within the Empire) that it loaned money for the Great War.
Maybe not Oracle...
but the Informix DBMS is quite capable of running threads in parallel across multiple cores. Sequent may be gone, but their Silver Bullet architecture runs ever on.
Of course you're only vulnerable if you have NDISWrapper enabled.
This is only a problem if your wireless chipset isn't natively supported and you enable it using NDISWrapper. If, like me, you take care to buy wireless cards with native drivers, this isn't an issue.
Re: Rage Hard - Bend Sinister
the "Rock solid - heart touching" tagline is on the boot splash screen of my original issue Eee 701. I seem to recall reading that the slogan was new when I pre-ordered my Eee in November/December last year.
Novatech has them in stock
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