* Posts by garynb

2 posts • joined 8 Apr 2014

Six Flags fingerprinted my son without consent, says mom. Y'know, this biometric case has teeth, say state supremes...

garynb

Re: So I gather

Wow. Sounds a lot lilke something I tried omce. Dad gave the wrong answer so I asked Mom and got the desired answer. Happiness was short-lived, however. Did not try again.

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

garynb

Why have none of you (other) nitpickers

jumped on this part?

"The worldwide market for Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) - the architecture used in mainframes -

This would seem to imply that PC x86 processors are of RISC architecture. Not so.

My bit of trivia: which model S/360 was not microcoded i.e. the instructions were hardwired in circuits?

Hmmm, how to write the answer so it doesn't immediately give itself away?

2**6 + 2**3 + 3 = ???

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