I guess times have changed

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December 11, 2017 at 16:42:51
Specs: Windows 10 64 bit, AMD A6-5400K APU - 6GB RAM
I guess times have changed. Just a bit:

https://nextshark.com/ibm-5mb-hard-...

Note that it's 5MB not 5GB.

EDIT:
It makes me respect my 128 MB flash drive which I still use for small stuff.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
December 11, 2017 at 17:01:15
- now pay attention 008...

most of what you see there is smply packaging - and which many comanies later took as an example of how to ship things; with an awareness of the way postal and shippng companies deal with parcels.... And then that big on-line store named after that legendary tribe of early day "wunda wimen" took it even further; probably 'cos they having huge investements in the lumber and pulp 'n paper industries...

In the middle of that humngous crate is a wee small, tiny little thing the sze of an adapter for 45rpm records (which adapter allowed them to play on conventional turntables if sed 45 was missing the orignal smaller spndle centre).

Also that crate did minimise the chances of losing that little storage item in transit. Today however, regardless of size of container, airliners not the least, can lose just about anything if given the chance...

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#2
December 11, 2017 at 21:35:37
Times have changed for sure. My first computer was an apple clone that run off of 5 1/4" floppy disks. Cost $900.

My first PC build incorporated a 120MB Western digital hard drive that cost around $300.


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#3
December 11, 2017 at 22:49:50
Here's what that drive looked like outside it's packaging: https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/...

Rather larger than todays offerings!


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#4
December 12, 2017 at 01:25:45
Im loving living right now at the age of 22.

The only thing that bothers me is the inefficientcy of code producers.

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#5
December 12, 2017 at 01:40:26
"The only thing that bothers me is the inefficientcy of code producers."

That's largely because programmers are generally too lazy to learn lower-level languages. When I went through tech-school and college, Assembler was required in both (and this was pre-x86). "Cut my teeth" on a Heathkit MC6800 trainer and then onto an Intel 8085. You have to understand how a CPU operates internally to really code with efficiency.

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#6
December 12, 2017 at 01:55:39
Re #5

Yup, planning on getting into assembler myself, up to this moment I've only done brainfu**, which is fun, but incredibly tedious for larger programs.

Here is an example of Hello World!:

++++++++++[>+++++++>++++++++++>+++>+<<<<-]>++.>+.+++++++..+++.>++.<<+++++++++++++++.>.+++.------.--------.>+.>.

& here is an interpreter for batch i made a while ago:

https://pastebin.com/0MJF58EN

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#7
December 12, 2017 at 03:16:30
I doubt that many programmers understand how a modern x86_64 processor operates. The good thing is that those that do - those who understand pipelining, memory caches, parallel processing, predictive lookahead, and the like - are producing code generators for higher language compilers. The result is that a decent C compiler nowadays will produce code that is more efficient, and quicker, than hand-crafted assembler.

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#8
December 12, 2017 at 22:21:09
According to Wikipedia that was 5 million 6 bit characters, not 8 bit bytes. 6 bits produced 64 bit combinations, enough for the upper case alphabet, numeric digits, symbols, and a few control codes. Lower case wasn't supported.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_IBM_magnetic_disk_drives


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#9
December 21, 2017 at 08:19:35
I think that any programmer worth anything and therefore especially the ones I remember, that learned everything there was available about everything on each computer - no matter what - knew/know more than anyone in this day and age!! Now current braggarts brag about how “THEY, THEMSELVES” are more knowledgeable than everyone else, (Especially how they, themselves are!), as if only one area in the process of building the goal(s) in each project, is important while everyone knows (or should!) that NOBODY is better than ANYBODY ELSE! It takes all of your combined knowledge to accomplish your goals and that should be a goal in itself - to remember THAT!!

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#10
December 28, 2017 at 01:49:19
Re #9

"that learned everything there was available about everything on each computer - no matter what - knew/know more than anyone in this day and age!!"

I do not think is is possible as of today anymore, that's why people professionalize in a set subject.(& also because that will make them more money).

On everything else you said I agree.

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#11
March 8, 2018 at 13:26:30
Things have changed but we're still improving. Isn't it crazy? :)

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