I had always wondered why the refresh register only counted 7 bits wide, which made that feature mostly useless when 64K DRAMs came out. (a few 64K DRAMs were made with 7-bit refresh, probably because of the Z80) Turns out that the increment/decrement circuit used in the Z80 had carry lookahead for groups of bits: 7 5 3 and 1. The I and R registers were implemented as a single 16-bit register, and to keep the I register from incrementing all the time, only the first group of the increment circuit was used, resulting in only 7 bits counting.
Not surprisingly, this comes from an earlier post on the same guy's web site: http://www.righto.com/2013/11/the-z-80s-16-bit-incrementdecrement.html
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Except that this is a 9-year old vehicle. It shouldn't be a $30k car, unless she bought it new, in which case where did she get a 9+ year loan?
I've had one vehicle with a $500+ payment, bought new, and the extra insurance brought it up to $550/mo. I paid it off long ago and it just hit 193K miles. Not having to pay $6600/year makes a big difference in your lifestyle, though I pay about $1k/year in maintenance to keep it running.
Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment. Her lender remotely activated a device in her car's dashboard that prevented her car from starting. Before she could get back on the road, she had to pay more than $389, money she did not have that morning in March.
Okay, let me get this straight, she had a $389 monthly payment (though that probably included late charges) on a 9 year old vehicle? (Maybe it didn't happen this year, but if so, then why did it take over a year for this to become a story?) I'm sure she didn't get it new (when would have they installed the device?), but that's a pretty big chunk of dough for a 9 year old vehicle.
But we all know there's a reason for most people who have bad credit scores, and that's because for whatever reason, they can't resist spending all the money they get and then some, buying stuff on credit that they can't afford, the big TV, the big car, saving nothing, then it's all panic when they get behind on payments.