Like hey! I'm class of 79 also. I did kind of like the semi-random access of 8-tracks with the four position track selector.
Broadcasting had a similar format known as carts where were played in cartdecks. It was a three track at 7.5ips for a stereo format with one track for the stop and start tones.
Damn Hairy! There's your problem, she should have run for President of Mexico!
As a broadcast engineer in another life, I must say you explained that well.
I agree, it needs to be another service on another band. Take one of the VHF TV channels or pop it up in the 230MHz area. If it's digital it won't need more than 6-12MHz band anyway.
Exactly! Remember L.A. back in the 70s before California said enough is enough and required cleaner cars? And how, thanks to them and Tricky Dicky we all breath better? Nixon also signed the Clean Water Act too, if I recall.
Oh, and that whole opening up China thing.
Fuck, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for him.
And it's well known in the US don't try setting a 09h00 CET meeting time because the French haven't finished coffee yet. I'm in the US and work for a 125 year old French company.
Because they are intelligent, and intelligence gives them a situational understanding of the world without all of that technological bunk.
Man, I would sure love to drive in your town because I can tell you that I've never have driven in traffic like that.
Lock the doors and play Nickelback at high volume to induce a non-recoverable coma. Deliver to surgery.
Why are you letting pesky details get in the way of a utopian plan?
Not four core but back in the mid 80s I was using a CMOS 6502 that would do 4MHz (HC65C02P4) from Hitachi. We were building a product that had internals very closely based on the VIC20 (okay, it would run VIC BASIC) that we built our own boards for. On my development board I had built out the I/O for the 1541 disk drive, the problem was the CPU was too fast to talk to the drive. I put in a clutch and gearbox. The clutch was a push button that would ground the HALT line on the CPU (CMOS, so we could get away with it and all the RAM was static) and the gear box was a switch that threw in a 74LS74 TTL flip-flop that would divide the clock by 4. To use the disk I would engage the clutch, down shift and let off the clutch. Then I could access the disk. Once the code was loaded I would shift back in to high gear and test the code. It was a nice board for the day, 4x 6522 PIA and 88KB of EPROM/SRAM space and would map like a VIC-20/C64.
Too bad it was used for telemarketing.
It would have been news for me in a narrow way back about 10 years ago when I was working IT for Windermere (big Seattle Realtor.) Otherwise, yeah, not really tech news except OMG Seattle!
Anyway, the big tech company in these parts is still Boeing.
Today I had to head from a bit north of Everett to the top of Snoqualmie Pass to meet family to exchange gifts. Instead of going through Seattle or Bellevue to 90 I headed to Monroe to SR203 and south to where 18 meets 90. In the last three years the only reason I've been through Seattle was to get to SeaTac. I can't handle that city anymore and I'm an old hippie that spent years in Fremont/Wallingford, I use to worked in the Westin Building for a decade. Nope, can't handle it anymore. Now I just 'commute' from Tulalip to downtown Everett for my tech job. I get paid a bit less but the extra 2 hours a day is worth it.
WhooPPSS! I see what you did there!
Just hand bottles of vodka in front of treadmills and let the citizens generate the power.
Drunken Rage Against the Machine?
For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp