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Max The Magnificent
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Re: backwards
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 10:37:48 AM
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@Wnderer: This Dilbert cartoon is classic!

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Re: backwards
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 10:36:48 AM
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@alex_m1: ...you could afford yourself some delicious variables someday...

As tasty as they sound, I'm a fan of The Mighty Sprout

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Re: backwards
Wnderer   6/24/2014 10:33:02 AM
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Re: backwards
alex_m1   6/24/2014 10:33:01 AM
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@max:... all we could afford was constants

:-) i trully hope that with moore's law you could afford yourself some delicious variables someday :)

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Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 9:59:20 AM
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@rob18767: My view, is that if the system can't run games, it's not an embedded system ;)

I love it -- I'll be using thsi line in my embedded systems talk at ESC Brazil at the end of August!

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Re: backwards
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 9:56:59 AM
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@betajet: Yes indeed, a magic spell called DEC RADIX-50 which encoded 26 upper-case letters plus 10 digits plus a few punctuation marks into a number from 0-39, and then multiplied the first character by 1600, the second by 40, the third by 1, and added them all up.  So why "RADIX-50" instead of 40?  Well, we PDP-11 dudes always preferred thinking in octal :-)

I remember RADIX-50 -- we used to use it on little GENRAD PCB functional testers (I think they were the 2225 testers) -- I thought the whole concept of RADIC-50 was absolutely brilliant.

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Re: backwards
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 9:51:55 AM
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@alex_m1: ...nowhere to store variables...

At least you had variables -- we used to dream of variables -- all we could afford was constants -- but we didn;t complain -- we considered ourselves to be lucky :-)

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Re: Ooh-ee!
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 9:49:20 AM
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@Garcia: Sanfermin time at Navarra again!!

Again??? I can't believe a year has gone by so fast.

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kfield   6/24/2014 9:04:44 AM
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@maxthemagnificent  Be there or be square!  Love to chat on the chat about whether we should bring back the name "Embedded Systems Conference?" After all, teenagers are wearing old spice these days so retro is in!

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Re: Ooh-ee!
kfield   6/24/2014 9:03:28 AM
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@wnderer  That's quite clever - I have to say it aloud to actually figure it out. (Now I'm trying to think of what I can say to top it!)

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