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Comment: Re:Opcodes still burned in my brain (Score 1) 140

by Richy_T (#49400527) Attached to: Building an NES Emulator

The Pet was my first experience with networking. All the Pets in the room were connected to the same printer with Centronics cables (each plugged into the back of another). The printer was written to by outputting a byte to a port. I decided to see if it was possible to read the port and see the bytes that were being written by one of the other computers and it was.

Of course, "real" networking was already around by then but I thought it was cool.

Comment: Re:No one is forcing anyone to do anything (Score 1) 536

Satellite really isn't all that bad for some methods of working. It's the latency that's the problem so if you need to RDP or VOIP, you're out of luck. If you can work locally and upload/download asynchronously, you're probably in good shape.

A lot of the problem is modern workflow practices are geared to fast, low latency networks.

Comment: Re:Not going to use it (Score 1) 146

by Richy_T (#49167259) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

It sucks. I see a comment like "I can't use my computer because X" and I know the answer is Y yet I can't help this poor soul out even though I have a Youtube account and a couple of Google accounts because Google has a boner for getting people on G+. Too bad Timmy, no computer for you.

How do I turn off the Beta shit?

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.

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