Hmmm... DVD is only 540 horizontal resolution (according to the EIA)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by SFTVratings_troy, Jan 31, 2007.

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    MassiveProng Guest


    I have a friend that helped develop their (Tandy) ARCNET hardware.
     
    MassiveProng, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. Actually, he should get along well with MassiveEgo. He'll respond
    to anything in the most foul manner.
     
    Colin McFadyen, Feb 3, 2007
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    Default User Guest

    MassiveProng wrote:

    Sure.

    *plonk*



    Brian
     
    Default User, Feb 4, 2007
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    Default User Guest

    So I noticed.


    Brian
     
    Default User, Feb 4, 2007
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    Default User Guest

    Sure.


    *plonk*



    Brian
     
    Default User, Feb 4, 2007
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  6. And what was the backbone site? Seismo? So much of the stuff on
    my machine came in via a uucp bang path, and here in the East
    almost everything seemed to go through Seismo.

    I brought up a leaf and then a node in about 1985 on a Radio Shack
    model 16 with Xenix. In a year or so we had three nodes in this
    area [Orlando] feeding about 100+ others. I got a backup feed from
    GE in Daytona, the main site got one from [oh my gawd - my memory
    is going - but it was a comptuer mfr starting with C]

    And I STILL post using a vi text editor :) And 80x24 text with
    trn. [and I run my own new server on THIS machine - and I'm the
    only user - but it means everything is always there - instantly.
    I'm just an old fart who dislikes having to take my hands off the
    keys to play with a rodent. I guess I'm an anachronism.

    And a total daily feed of 6MB in 1985/6 meant that if you were an
    avid reader you could read ALL the posts in the ALL the NGs.

    It was really nice in those days with the ban on advertising
    becuase of Arpanet and all the university sites.

    And the level of posts seemed to be much higher as it took a bit of
    technical knowledge to get connected - but that may be just an
    impresison from a fading memory.


    Bill
     
    Bill Vermillion, Feb 4, 2007
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    Gene Guest

    Was it a Commodore Pet micro-computer ?

    Not the easiest one to program, as I remember.
    Think I attached a tape recorder to one, or it could have
    been the one EXXon sold ... can't remember.

    Hope someone saved a few of the old obscure micros, like
    the Star, Mits Altair, Amiga, etc. If I remember correctly, I started
    coding on the first one in ~ 1969, or 1970. Geesh, how the time flies.
    LOL - I purchased a number of them to try & find one to write a generalized
    accounting program on, but got busy with other projects & never finished
    the code rewrite from the IBM 360 programs. LOL - left a few billions
    on the table with that clever choice:)

    Gene





     
    Gene, Feb 4, 2007
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    Low Life #3 Guest

    :
    : And what was the backbone site? Seismo? So much of the stuff on
    : my machine came in via a uucp bang path, and here in the East
    : almost everything seemed to go through Seismo.

    My backbone site was MCNC between Duke and UNC and we had Alvin, Simon and
    Theodore as our in basement servers, all DEC mainframes. Consumption of
    vast amounts of alcohol since those halcyon days has removed everything but
    a few memories of commands I once gave to make these three dinosaurs do
    their stuff, but I still have vivid memories (and years later continuing
    nightmares) of sitting at a command/control station teletext like device and
    typing in line by line backup and restore instructions. Make one tying
    mistake, and you had to start from the top (after making an escape and
    setting the bitch back to receiving command mode).

    UUCP is a point-to-point connection protocol, and instead of the network
    looking to the user like an amorphous blob, it had the form of a graph
    (in the graph-theory sense). "Network maps" were produced from time to
    time which looked like this. (The machine names are real, but the
    connections are drawn at random.)

    utzoo ----- decvax ------ seismo ----- ihnp4
    | | |
    ittvax harpo mcvax
    |\---utcsri |
    | ---lsuc duke ----- unc
    dciem |
    phs

    Now the thing is that on such a diagram you can choose to emphasize a
    set of lines forming a path through the hosts -- say "utzoo - decvax
    - seismo - ihnp4". The "backbone" was simply a group of hosts whose
    admins agreed to form such a connected set, and to devote whatever
    resources were necessary to carry all the Usenet traffic and to pass
    it on promptly (rather than, say, waiting for overnight when their
    machine was less busy, as other sites often did).

    http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/user/marthag/News/backbone_cabal


    : And I STILL post using a vi text editor :) And 80x24 text with
    : trn. [and I run my own new server on THIS machine - and I'm the
    : only user - but it means everything is always there - instantly.
    : I'm just an old fart who dislikes having to take my hands off the
    : keys to play with a rodent. I guess I'm an anachronism.

    gawd! still using the vi editor. all I can remember are the escape
    sequences all of which end in *bang* (they outta make you a living
    treasure).
     
    Low Life #3, Feb 4, 2007
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    SFTVratings Guest


    Yes. I was only 14 in 1986. How much money did you have at age 14?
     
    SFTVratings, Feb 5, 2007
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    Low Life #3 Guest

    :
    : Low Life #3 wrote:
    : > : >
    : > : Cool. I had a computer in 1986 (commodore=128), but no modem, no
    : > : printer.. My parents made me buy one piece at a time, so in 1985 was
    : > : the computer. 1986 was the disk drive. .....
    : >
    : > your *parents*? > please.
    :
    :
    : Yes. I was only 14 in 1986. How much money did you have at age 14?

    ok, off the hook.. a child prodigy
     
    Low Life #3, Feb 5, 2007
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    Doug Jacobs Guest

    You're asking one troll not to feed another troll.

    But for the rest of us, plonking both of them would be advisable, unless
    you really want to witness an arugment that likens to South Park's
    'Cripple fight!' episode.

     
    Doug Jacobs, Feb 5, 2007
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    Doug Jacobs Guest

    Reminds me of how my sister's AG Bear toys (she had 2 of them) would "talk"
    to each other for hours on end...

    It was amusing at first, but later you just wanted to rip out their
    batteries to shut the dumb things up.
     
    Doug Jacobs, Feb 5, 2007
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    Default User Guest

    So I determined.
    Done it.



    Brian
     
    Default User, Feb 5, 2007
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    Doug Jacobs Guest

    You're not the only one. I still use vi with tin, though I admit to moving
    to pine for email (much nicer than plain old 'mail').
     
    Doug Jacobs, Feb 6, 2007
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  15. I use nn with emacs, but with an 80x34 window. I find it *much* faster
    to browse newsgroups using a text newsreader.

    Now there's a flame war that many young 'uns have never heard of...
    vi vs. emacs ;-)
     
    Colin McFadyen, Feb 6, 2007
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    Doug Jacobs Guest

    I don't know. I guess it depends on what field you're in.

    "VI or emacas?" was an actual question asked in an interview. I answered
    "vi" and the interviewer replied "Correct." I don't know if there's
    really an right answer there, or if the interviewer just wanted to see if
    I knew what he was talking about.

    One of my former bosses was a big emacs fan. He basically used emacs as
    his shell. He did everything with emacs. Mail, news, command shell...
     
    Doug Jacobs, Feb 6, 2007
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    Dick Sidbury Guest

    Well I prefer joe but since it's not available on my mac, I suffer
    through with pico (or whatever comes up when I type pico.)

    dick
    -- for those of you who don't remember joe is basically wordstar.
     
    Dick Sidbury, Feb 6, 2007
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    MassiveProng Guest


    Which makes me think that your name should be Kenny, and should
    already be dead. The thing ripped off should be your head.
     
    MassiveProng, Feb 6, 2007
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    MassiveProng Guest

    This little wuss got pissed at the other guy, and started following
    him around declaring him to be a troll after nearly every post he
    makes.

    Who is the troll?

    I say, it's the BrianTard.
     
    MassiveProng, Feb 6, 2007
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    MassiveProng Guest


    Get the source, and make a MAC port, crybaby! :-]
     
    MassiveProng, Feb 6, 2007
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