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Comment: Remember those memory cartridges on Star Trek TOS? (Score 4, Interesting) 101

by ajedgar (#49474571) Attached to: Fifty Years of Moore's Law

I remember watching Star Trek (TOS) and thinking how fantastic it would be to have all that storage in that little cartridge the size of a matchbook; books, movies, medical records, the Encyclopedia Galactica, all on one little memory device. I never expected it happen in my lifetime.

Then in 1985 once the initial glow of the original Macintosh had worn off a little, my brother and I brainstormed on what our _ultimate_ computer would be: 1024x768 TrueColor display, a whole _8_ megabytes of memory, and a 50 Mhz 68000 series CPU. Wheee!

Now we have 128 GB microSD cards smaller than your fingernail. And that super-computer in your pocket that happens to make phone calls? It's more powerful than a 4 processor Cray YMP M90 circa 1992.

We've come a long way!


Comment: The most ridiculous Slashdot posting ever? (Score 0) 378

by ajedgar (#41941173) Attached to: GNOME 3.8 To Scrap Fallback Mode

"Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunch to back it up!"

As Birdy said:
"It means context sensitive. It's sensitive to context. Try it over there."

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340