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#51 sari


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:46 AM

Somehow I thought I'd be all grown up by now.

Grown up? What's that? cnm, if you ever achieve that state, let me know what it's like :p In the meantime, I'll continue to see you on the playground :lol:
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:12 AM

27 years old here.

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 08:23 PM

Married to both at the same time?

I don't remember who I was getting married to in the dream I had.

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lol, no they were separate dreams. I should have been more clear about that. O well. :) Which makes me want to go to sleep now because maybe i'll have another :lol:

LOL Ghost! This "game" is a hypochondriac's dream come true (or nightmare - depending on your politics). :lol: :p

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And your age is? :p

A few of us are over 70...
Somehow I thought I'd be all grown up by now. :p

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I don't understand it. Or maybe i do too well. One or the other. But seriousness and being responsible, often is credited as 'adult like' qualities, when really humor and being care free, both 'child like' qualities are just human nature aswell. :huh:

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:07 PM


Acorn Atom (747 simulator! . . . sigh, it was text based)
Timex Sinclair ZX-80 (From the manual: "Although you don't technically require a display device to use the ZX-80 . . . )
Vic 20 (cool, assembly language . . .)

Played in bands for a dozen years. Will only play "Stairway to Heaven" for students now.
Didn't burn out on all the tunes I used to play, like some sort of magic, "All Along the Watchtower" still works.

Glad to be in a community with a large distribution of ages, I think that's a good thing.

Thought fighting malware would make me feel like a secret agent . . .
but, I feel like a hippy . . .
all altruistic and subcultural . . .
and, I am so cool with that.

(from trojanmountie's mp3 hit, "SWI Rocks" from the album, "Malware Doesn't")

Edited by trojanmountie, 11 October 2004 - 09:18 PM.

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#55 cnm


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Posted 11 October 2004 - 10:36 PM

Timex Sinclair ZX-80 (From the manual: "Although you don't technically require a display device to use the ZX-80 . . . )

I had a similar (or identical) handheld from Radio Shop that I don't remember much about, except that I spent many many hours with it in around 1982. I think it had a proprietary operating system and proprietary mnemonics for the Z-80. There was a whole cult exchanging messages on a BBS, trying to decode it. It had LCD display and a tiny printer attachment that drew with 4 colored ink pens on adding machine paper. I could print graphics with it.

I'd forgotten all about it!
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:47 PM

Timex Sinclair ZX-80 (From the manual: "Although you don't technically require a display device to use the ZX-80 . . . )

My father-in-law gave me one that he was apparently given. By a lawn sprinkler system contractor, if I recall. I never thought anyone else would ever mention one. "It's the latest thing in automatic controls, but I'm not goin' use it" he said, "Maybe you can find a use for it". I'm 50, so I still remember the last of the dinosaurs, Sinclair Oil Filling Stations.

It was intriguing, but I never got a display device.... :p

Edited by phawgg, 12 October 2004 - 03:49 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 01:31 AM

And your age is? :p

35 and 1 month. :p

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 01:49 AM

Talking of machine code on the older 8-bit PCs:
a) what does the following code do?
b) What assembler language, and what machine?
c) Where is, and what is, the deliberate mistake?

.Copy LDA #from&ff00/&100
STA &71
LDA #from&ff
STA &70
LDA #to&ff00/&100
STA &72
LDA #to&ff
STA &73
LDY #0
.Loop LDA (&70), Y
STA (&72), Y
CPY #255
BNE Loop

Better give my age in hexadecimal. 0x26 (or &26 had it been in the code above).

The Z80 could achieve this lot by way of one LDIR instruction ... let's see if I can remember (are the registers the correct way round?):

LD HL, to
LD DE, from
LD BC, 255

Edited by angoid, 14 October 2004 - 01:52 AM.

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