[Coco] CoCo 3 MMU test for all
mark at cloud9tech.com
Mon Jan 21 05:24:40 EST 2008
The obscure is always out there. Look at Ripley's believe it or not.
It's called evolution.
At 1/21/2008 04:11 AM, you wrote:
>On Jan 21, 2008, at 3:01 AM, Mark Marlette wrote:
>>Or when dealing with hardware in general, or the MMU, use hex.
>>The pros use hex, it goes without saying that of course we can
>>convert. If I spoke decimal when talking technical I bet I would get
>>laughed out of a few cubes, IMHO. ;)
>I can't resist pointing out that the first "computers" used decimal,
>not hex. If you've ever taken a look at Babbage's Difference Engines,
>you'll see that all the processing happens in base 10, albeit in a
>mechanical rather than electronic fashion. The basic algorithms for
>doing calculations are essentially the same as in a digital circuit,
>but you can actually watch things happen step-by-step as the cogs
>slowly spin around. It's pretty neat.
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