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Comment Agreed. (Score 1) 3

Let me know if you need any help up in North Snohomish county. My wife passed away Jan 16th (worst week of my life) so I've got spare cycles.

Comment Re:The problem is what you consider useful (Score 1) 210

Cooking last night a 1" rib eye for my daughter, who likes it very rare: Hot pan at 550F, 3 minutes a side and 5 to rest. I like mine done a bit more so 5 minutes a side and about a minute to rest (it smelled so good I couldn't wait.) There was about 4-5 minutes to get the pan to temp on an electric range.

Comment Re:Bring this smog back to America! (Score 1) 77

Exactly! Remember L.A. back in the 70s before California said enough is enough and required cleaner cars? And how, thanks to them and Tricky Dicky we all breath better? Nixon also signed the Clean Water Act too, if I recall.

Oh, and that whole opening up China thing.

Fuck, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for him.

Comment Re:for all you apple fanboys and fangirls (Score 2) 73

Not four core but back in the mid 80s I was using a CMOS 6502 that would do 4MHz (HC65C02P4) from Hitachi. We were building a product that had internals very closely based on the VIC20 (okay, it would run VIC BASIC) that we built our own boards for. On my development board I had built out the I/O for the 1541 disk drive, the problem was the CPU was too fast to talk to the drive. I put in a clutch and gearbox. The clutch was a push button that would ground the HALT line on the CPU (CMOS, so we could get away with it and all the RAM was static) and the gear box was a switch that threw in a 74LS74 TTL flip-flop that would divide the clock by 4. To use the disk I would engage the clutch, down shift and let off the clutch. Then I could access the disk. Once the code was loaded I would shift back in to high gear and test the code. It was a nice board for the day, 4x 6522 PIA and 88KB of EPROM/SRAM space and would map like a VIC-20/C64.

Too bad it was used for telemarketing.

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