* Posts by metasonix

5 posts • joined 12 Apr 2010

Lights out for Ada Initiative – women's group closing shop

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

metasonix

Re: Cool project, but if you want to have it easy...

>The idea is that you build a bit serial computer.

That is exactly how most tube/valve computers were designed. It saved enormous amounts of circuitry, although a magnetic drum memory was mandatory to hold all the data and registers. And damn were they slow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGP-30

metasonix

Re: TO-92!!!!

Obviously he's not Mr. Ten-Thumbs or he wouldn't even try it. At least he's using PC boards. That will help with assembly and overall reliability.

metasonix

Re: Completely and utterly bonkers

>There are several examples of those monstrosities around.

None of which are actually functioning today. The Computer History Museum in California has a number of historic tube computers which would be a nightmare to restore to working order. Most of them used magnetic drum memories, guaranteed to be nonfunctional and almost impossible to repair. The only tube computer that is functional today is the Colossus replica at Bletchley Park, and it's not even a "general purpose" computing device.

Wikifounder reports Wikiparent to FBI over 'child porn'

metasonix
Pirate

I wonder........

....How many of the anonymous fools above are actually David Gerard, attempting to put down Greg Kohs? Can't help wondering. (It's well within Gerard's MO, he loves to back-stab people from his armchair.)

And oh, that "Tyciol" comment above?

He was permanently banned from Wikipedia.....for pushing pedophilia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tyciol

http://www.wikisposure.com/Tyciol

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Tyciol

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