I think the best part about "Tapestry" is the fact that they took a two-minute piece of a previous episode, and made a whole new (and very good) episode out of it.
Reminds me of zip drives
It was obvious to anyone who was paying attention that Zip drives were a flash in the pan. I'm still amazed that so many people wasted their money on them, when they didn't even outlast the floppies they were supposed to replace.
And everyone should skip Ishtar.
My wife and I argue, occasionally, about which movie was worse: Ishtar or StarTrek III.
Can you read your MO or Bernoulli disks today
Yes, in fact, I can read my MO disks, today. Sure, my MO drive is more than 10 years old, but it still works, and the disks are still readable.
8 inch drives never made it to consumer use. They were only for the big computers of the day. Things like newspaper typesetting machines.
No it's your memory that's failing. As other people have pointed out, one of the TRS-80s had 8" floppy drives. The first computer I ever used was an Ohio Scientific something-or-other - 6502-based, with 48k of memory and dual 8" floppy drives. These computers were at my high school, and they weren't multi-tasking systems, so they couldn't have cost that much.
Calling that "multi-user" is stretching it a little...
what's not to like?
That fact that it's not multi-user? I'd like to see a (possibly web-based) password manager that can be used by an entire IT department, to keep track of all the passwords on the network.
I'm not a creationist, but I live in a red state, so I know enough of them to tell you their answer will be "But they're still bacteria". They won't believe it's evolution, until they see a bacterium evolve into something like a human.
have you considered running?
Assuming you mean "running for office", do you really think we need more creationists in Congress?
But on 6502 machines one did not have to wait for the vertical sync to update the video memory.
I'm pretty sure you believe that, because the only 6502-based machines you've worked with have very low resolution. (Both the C64 and Apple II were 40x24.) I have a 6502-based machine, at home, whose resolution is 64x32, and it does require you to pay attention to Vsync. It's easy to play tricks like that, when you cut corners.
6502-machines' 40-column displays are probably one of contributing factors to their reputation as gaming machines, since they don't work well for business, and most Z80-based machines at the time were 80x25.
That malicious software wouldn't happen to be called SELinux, would it?
The fact that the new consoles utilize processors suited for low-profile notebooks is a joke
Shhhhh! Weaker consoles are easier to emulate on PCs.
As for E.T. I wouldn't give up quite yet: http://xkcd.com/638/
I have to admit, I was secretly of hoping that when we got LIGO online, we'd see stuff that was clearly transmissions from intelligent beings...
Actually, if you go fast enough, you don't need life-extension.
I remember reading, somewhere, that if we could just reach something like 99% of the speed of light, the entire universe is only a year away, due to time dilation. I read that a long time ago, though, so it may be out of date.
Of course, I'd much rather find a way around having to accelerate, at all, like wormholes, or something. Between the acceleration time, the radiation issues, etc., there are many more problems with lightspeed, than just getting there.
The 7 year old has graduated to looking at odd things on youtube
I used to let my kids watch YouTube, too, until it became clear that quite a few of the videos on there aren't appropriate for children. Between the language - even in something as innocuous as a Minecraft video - and the borderline violence, I finally had to turn it off.