Moon shot in 4kb - could you?

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    Moon shot in 4kb - could you?

    http://www.abc.net.au/science/moon/computer.htm

    also:

    http://www.ddj.com/documents/s=1494/.../0101hc001.htm

    Discuss.

    edit2: Actually, this might be broadened into a more general question: is 1970's technology more reliable than today's?

    Voyager's back-up systems activated

    edit1: this could probably be moved to GD - I just saw the new Tech board appear all naked and lonely and couldn't resist scoring the first post.
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    >Actually, this might be broadened into a more general question: is 1970's technology more reliable than today's?
    Simpler tends to be more reliable if it is built well. There is less to go wrong.

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    Moon shot in 4KB-- Could I Do it?

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    I'm the only one on this board who could and has done that. I've also run Nuclear Reactor Fuel Handling Machines and other such equipment in that 4K environment.

    enjoy.
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    Originally posted by Sayeh
    enjoy.
    enjoy what your arrogance?

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    Oooh, make a comment about my sig

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    enjoy what your arrogance?
    Uh, no. I meant "have a nice day". If I'd meant to be arrogant I would have ended with something like "that is all." or "that will be all."

    You asked a simple question, I gave a simple, and truthful answer. The only other 2 people on this board who even _know_ how to work in the 4K environment left the board many months ago.
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    > The only other 2 people on this board who even _know_ how to work in the 4K environment left the board many months ago.

    Not challenging you, but who? Sunlight? Zen?

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    Does this count?

    Not my first experience but certainly an 'experience'. And yes, that is a till receipt roll at the back on the left.

    >>enjoy.<<

    I did. Thankyou.

    ...and no, i'm not fit to compute the merest operational parameters of most people around cprog, let alone even contemplate a 'moon-shot' - unless in a very figurative sense.

    edit: actually I don't remember the AIM 65 being as fast as 1Mhz and I only recall 1kb of RAM, but it was a while ago now.
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    LOL...Ken...what the hell is that!??

    What did you used to do with it??

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    >>What did you used to do with it??<<

    Not so much what I did to it but what it did to me *shudder*.

    Short answer: not a lot.

    Long answer: It was used for teaching 6502 (8-bit processor) assembly 'programming'. I recall a little LED display at the front where you could see the line you were typing in and the till receipt at the back rattled out everything: code, results, smoke. The keyboard was about half the width of a standard pc keyboard today; but at least the instruction set was tiny in comparison to processors today.
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    That thing was released the year I was born.....

    I had a ZX spectrum when I was about 8....but appart from frogger or chucky egg it didnt get put to much use........it burned out (smoke & all) when I was about 10........from then I didnt get another computer until I left Uni....

    Do you still have one of those?

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