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Comment: Re:Apple ][ was a great product (Score 4, Informative) 74

by msauve (#49745381) Attached to: In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days
No seals on any Macs, at least up until the candy colored ones, either. You needed a hard to find long T-15 screwdriver (and a special case separator, if you didn't want to do cosmetic damage) to open them, though. But the RAM was soldered in, so it wouldn't have been a Mac that needed its RAM reseated.

Comment: Re:Apple ][ was a great product (Score 1) 74

by msauve (#49745351) Attached to: In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days
No, the Apple 1 came prebuilt. You needed to connect the support infrastructure - power supply, keyboard, display, but the motherboard was already built.

The Apple ][ was initially available the same way, as a bare prebuilt motherboard, in addition to completely packages (except monitor).

Comment: Re:Ba! 10kb? Luxury! (Score 3, Insightful) 161

4K? What a luxury. My KIM-1 only has 1152 bytes of RAM of which 256 bytes are the stack, plus another 2K of ROM. But then again, it was

intended to provide you with a capable microcomputer for use in your "real-world" application.

Who needs graphics and sound? I've got a 20 mA current loop interface for an ASR-33 (which does make lots of sound, now that I think about it).

Get off my lawn.

Comment: Re:North Pole (Score 1) 480

by msauve (#49740297) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers
The N pole is only the simple answer. Fact is, there are infinite points which meet the condition. Anywhere on the latitude 1+1/pi (add just a tiny bit more because of spherical geometry) miles north of the S pole also works. When you walk a mile W, you're making a full circle back to your original longitude. There are similar others, where you circle twice, etc.

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 3, Insightful) 367

by msauve (#49739169) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
Using the AC power outlet conveniently located next to the pump? Or that the pumps provide PoE? And, you'll need dongles which retain their configuration and an AP which is configured with a different SSID for each. After that, you still need the switch/NAT stuff which makes it even possible.

Better to simply buy 8 $100 used laptops off eBay, and use one for each pump.

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 1) 367

by msauve (#49739109) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
Since he's pushing software, and it takes 20-30 minutes each, it's safe to assume that there's a continuous flow happening during much of that time, like tftp'ing new code. He wants to do that in parallel to save time, not to save the 30 seconds it takes to move from one pump to the next.

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