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Comment: Re:Aaaaahahaha ... gotta love it: (Score 1) 113

by MightyMartian (#47428549) Attached to: Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

At the time, the closest the DOS world had to multitasking was TSRs. Beside my first PC was my CoCo 3 with OS/9 level 2 with 512k of RAM with a true preemptive multitasking kernel running on an 8 but 6809 CPU. Microsoft's dominance at the time meant in many ways the most common 16 bit opposing system in the world was only marginally better than a CPM machine from 1980.

Comment: Re:Speaking of Tesla (Score 1) 32

by geekoid (#47428137) Attached to: The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum

"that the huge explosion in Tunguska back in 1908 was caused by Tesla trying to build a time machine.
you're an idiot. In fact, that so idiotic I think it rippled back in time and cause bigfoot's head to explode and THAT'S what caused Tunguska. That is just a plausible as your statement.

Comment: Speaking of Tesla (Score 2) 32

I have a Yugoslavian one hundred billion dinar note from when there was hyperinflation in that country a few decades ago. It's got a nice picture of Tesla on the front.

His birthday is also the same as my wife's.

I'm posting this comment apropos of nothing. But Tesla was one bad ass. And was so cool that David Bowie played him in a movie. And I have no evidence of this, but I'm pretty sure that the huge explosion in Tunguska back in 1908 was caused by Tesla trying to build a time machine. Or something. Here, go read it yourself. I have the day off tomorrow, so I'm already half in the bag. Catch me in an hour or so, and I'll tell you my theory about Tesla actually being the immortal Count of St. Germain, who still lives today developing Android apps and smoking DMT.

http://www.teslasociety.com/tu...

Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 1) 157

by geekoid (#47427671) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Great, you list the types of places they almost always have bad power.
Unless you 200 suite apartment has a high quality power system., you neighbors blender use could impact you power quality.

I pay less the 5 dollar for all my CFLs, and 5.26 for dim-able Phillips 60 watt bulb. I bought it last weekend.
I bought it to replace a CFL in my sons room that had been there for 4 years, and it's on for over 10 hours a day.

Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 1) 157

by geekoid (#47427635) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

It's not irrational to suspect power. BTW: many thing will work fine with dirty power, so keep that in mind.

"When the power is good enough for more than a dozen computers, two laptops, a 60" TV, a LCD projector, an oscope, about $20k worth of stereo equipment, nearly $10k worth of HAM radio equipment, and tons of other electronic equipment, then it must be power that is the problem. If there was a problem, something else would have quit."
You are either a liar or the most ignorant ham operator I have every met when it come to electricity.

"When the power is good enough for more than a dozen computers,"
with a power supply that helps clean the power during conversion from AC to DC.

" an oscope"
really, you have an Oscope, but don't understand how the power coming into it works?

I was going to take the rest part, but instead I'm just going to say, Lights are plug into the AC. There is no converter or batter. Incandescent bulbs can take freq drift, center line drift, bot reduction, and numerous other problems from bad wiring. In fact of you don't have any filters between those device and the wall, THEY could be the cause of dirty power.

FUCK! I jst saw you are AC. I"m not going to cancel because someone might actual need to know this and I've written it already.

You lying prick.

One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin

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