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Ed Roberts, Personal Computer Pioneer, 1941-2010

six809 Re:best 8-bit uP ever: 6809. Hands down. (110 comments)

Agreed, I learnt on the 6809 and remember being bemused by the limitations of 6502 when I came to try it!

Oddly I read this while having a text editor open on m6809.c :)

more than 4 years ago

DS Flash Carts Deemed Legal By French Court

six809 Excellent! (267 comments)

Let's hope we get a similar ruling in this country some time (seems unlikely under the yoke of Mandelson, but still).

Get developing!

about 5 years ago

How Much Is Your Online Identity Worth?

six809 Didn't seem to do much (199 comments)

A completely black page?

Oh, wait, do I need to whitelist something in noscript for that? Pass.

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo Tinkers With Larger Delete and Escape Keys

six809 Re:Caps lock will be the end of unintended shoutin (586 comments)

Ugh, you're kidding, right? Clear where left arrow (backspace) should be? Backspace right next to (reduced in size) enter key?! No, the CoCo 3 layout is pretty awful. I like that they added a real control key (in the right place, but presumably only useful in OS-9 or with a terminal emulator), but the placement of some of the others is just wrong.

Even lacking a control key, the old CoCo 2 layout is better - and the Dragon keyboard is even nicer to type on: better quality keyboard, CoCo 2 layout.

more than 5 years ago

Debian GNU/Solaris

six809 Re:GNU/Solaris? (213 comments)

That all looks about right.

Which is why the GNU system + the kernel of Solaris (SunOS) should, in the name of accurate representation, be named GNU/SunOS.

That really wasn't any sort of joke post, it was based on the fact that the Solaris kernel is, *actually*, called SunOS. Of course, I've not really been paying attention , so the official name for the Free release could have a totally different naming convention for all I know.

more than 9 years ago


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