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Old 06-09-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default It's been quite a while since I've dealt with computers...

Six core processors! My, how the times have changed! I can't wait to see what marvelous advances the next ten years will bring in technology.
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Default Re: It's been quite a while since I've dealt with computers...

I used to work on and teach people to use automated test benches for the military. The bench I specialized in was built around a '70s-era Harris H100 mainframe: 512MB RAM, processor ran at somewhere around 3MHz and it had a whopping 20MB of hard disk storage.

I would hold up my PDA and tell my students that it could run the bench, if you could interface it right, and hold all our programs on the device.


Still waiting for the positronic brain...
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its amazing the improvements in computing that have happened in such a short time. I remember when I owned my first PC which was a 286, 1mb memory + 20mb hard-drive, and the OS was DOS, no GUIs
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