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I wanted to play Zork.

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(05-09-2016, 06:21 PM)justMongo Wrote: 16 bit applcations work on Win 7 32 bit. The 64 bit OS has the 16 bit system gutted.
16 bit goes back to the IBM AT days.

(05-09-2016, 07:27 PM)justMongo Wrote: I wanted to play Zork.

I got curious and Googled "zork on windows 7 64 bit" and found that there is a site that is dedicated to this specific topic. You will need a shareware named "DOSBox".

Ah! the good old days. I remember having to code by candlelight, sneakernet, and having to re-wind the DVD's. Big Grin
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I have used DOSbox to program older Kenwood GMRS radios. This is a case where an old '386 computer running Win 95 did a much better job.
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(05-10-2016, 08:37 AM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Ah! the good old days. I remember having to code by candlelight, sneakernet, and having to re-wind the DVD's. Big Grin

How did you rewind DVDs? I know, a DVD rewinder.
I'm guessing you mean rewind VHS tapes.

Ever rewind paper punch tape?

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(05-10-2016, 10:35 AM)justMongo Wrote: How did you rewind DVDs? I know, a DVD rewinder.
I'm guessing you mean rewind VHS tapes.

Ever rewind paper punch tape?

1. A bad attempt at humor.

2. Yep!

3, Remember loading programs from a cassette . . . circa TRS-80?




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I had an IMSAI 8080. I also had an Alto from Xerox PARC.

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#57
On another note, A couple of interesting news items:

Dell's newer laptops no longer have DVD drives.

Intel's Skylake and Braswell chipsets no longer support USB 2.0. Only 3.0 which usually won't be a problem since 3.0 is backwards compatible. However, installing Windows from USB is not possible.

10TB drives are hitting the retail market. estimated street price is about $720 US Smile


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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My newest computer has no DVD drive, and only has USB 3, SD, HDMI and of course fast wi-fi and (surprisingly) wired ethernet. Alan, the huge drives are okay, but the cool trend is solid-state up to 1-GB.
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(05-10-2016, 10:00 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: My newest computer has no DVD drive, and only has USB 3, SD, HDMI and of course fast wi-fi and (surprisingly) wired ethernet. Alan, the huge drives are okay, but the cool trend is solid-state up to 1-GB.

Respectfully, do you mean up to 1 TB? I have a W7 machine I put together with two 1 TB Samsung SSDs. And it boots so fast the Windows flag doesn't get a chance to form.

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Prices are still too high on SSDs. Read an article that Seagate has a 10TB SSD hitting retail but if you read into it, it mentions RPM speed so that would make it a hybrid.


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