I have a working '486 VLB motherboard system myself, 4 MEGAbytes of RAM, wow! I had the parts mothballed for decades and last year finally rebuilt a working system from it. I should be one of the people selling that stuff on eBay....
Yeah, I didn't know. Did laws change or did I hear it wrong in the first place?
Or, as other folks have corrected me, in a 7-inch square in the opposite corner,
Except ironically that would require repealing laws in California since windshield mounts were made illegal many years ago. I can't recall whether dash mounts were similarly criminalized. California became a nanny state a long time ago and that nanny is a German fraulein bitch.
Hey, they looked American to me! Doesn't Dell have a patent on fan grills and such?
That is contrary evidence that I'm not prepared to dispute, but I still have to wonder where all the CRTs and American-looking PC chassis in TFA's photos might have come from, if not the United States?
Are you just baiting us or do you really not know? Overseas is EXACTLY where all that stuff goes. Virtually none of it remains to be processed in the United States. Much of it also winds up in similar locations in China.
Or, just read the linked report by a team of ACTUAL scientists instead of a SCIENCE FICTION story written 35 years ago BY AN ACTUAL SCIENTIST.
The VA folks you have encountered are all rank-and-file types and none of them top brass, correct? If so then your analogy is misleading, since the people we are discussing here are in fact the decision-makers and the adverse consequences of their decisions. While the rank and file folks may be very humane people, experience has (or should have) taught us that the majority of top brass in every human hierarchy are sociopaths, not humane people. Your anecdote is not representative of those people, and they are the subject here.
Obtuse and dogmatic in the same breath. That takes talent.
Sure there was. I had some. If there weren't any *games*, whose fault was that? You should've written or ported one. Regardless, the machine was significant enough to have spawned several clones.
And there was loads of software for the ZX at launch, then?
Hey, no one was forcing you... you could've hooked up a floppy or disk drive to the expansion bus if you'd wanted! And it had a 68008 in it, "classic" games could've been ported from the Lisa/Mac.
It was a much more capable computer, and equally ahead of its time if not moreso. It also had a better keyboard than the ZX. I've regretted selling mine off to a coworker in 1993.