* Posts by Savvo

8 posts • joined 24 Feb 2011

Why won't you DIE? IBM's S/360 and its legacy at 50

Savvo

UNIVAC 1

"ENIAC ... was capable of 5,000 additions, 357 multiplications and 38 divisions in one second.

[...]

"UNIVAC 1 was ... faster with an addition time of 120 milliseconds, multiplication time of 1,800 milliseconds, and division time of 3,600 milliseconds."

So UNIVAC1 could manage 8.33 additions, 0.56 multiplications or 0.28 divisions per second? And this was faster? microseconds perhaps?

1
0

Alcatel Lucent goes black

Savvo

Duel roles?

I hope, at least, they get to choose their own weapons.

1
0

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Savvo

Ratched?

I have no idea what word might have been mistyped to produce 'ratched.' Any clue anyone?

[In before Nurse Mildred]

0
0

Pentax Q takes mini system camera crown

Savvo

What have you seen?

Care to share a link to these fabulous SLR-beating images?

0
0
Savvo

Sensor size

There's a nice illustration of just how ridiculously small this sensor is at <http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-q-system-camera---in-detail-16807>

1
1

ET, phone back: Alien quest seeks earthling coders

Savvo

But ... if ....

"Perhaps ... they are talking about transmissions." Or perhaps not. If they were talking of missing a previous transmission the three day delay in finding the signal they did get would be irrelevant. Yet the three day delay is what we are told here is important.

0
0

Google insists it couldn't have been British. Excuse me?

Savvo

What am I missing?

Surely Google didn't set up in the UK because Page and Brin lived in California when they started it? If they'd been doing their PhDs here they'd have started the company here.

3
0

How to make power conversion less sucky

Savvo

Voltage hold-off

"it's [...] material that simultaneously holds off large voltage."

Go on. Give us a clue what this is supposed to mean.

8
0

Forums