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Why Larry gets crap (back)

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Richard Ness, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:15:10 GMT, David S <dwstreeter@att.net> posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:39:07 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    >this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >>On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 05:08:32 GMT, David S <dwstreeter@att.nut> posted
    >>in alt.cellular.verizon:


    >>>Remember the Y2K problem? Some of his coworkers then were using ONE digit
    >>>for the year, driving themselves directly toward a Y70 problem.


    >>Storage - both RAM and off-line - was expensive in those days. You
    >>saved every byte (literally) that you could. But you could pack "70"
    >>into a single byte - one digit in each nibble. It only takes 4 bits
    >>to represent 10 (or 16) digits.


    >Well, maybe they weren't that smart


    IBM packed numbers long before there were micros.

    >or maybe they were just being lazy.


    Or they weren't expecting to be working there by the end of the
    decade.



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    N9WOS <n9wos@nobug.worldnet.att.net> wrote:

    >> Remember, the government (that's who does enforcement) usually does
    >> everything worse than anyone else.

    >
    > But it gets done!


    That's questionable.

    > Why do you think that all windows OSs can run programs
    > designed for DOS 1.0


    Give me a break. This is absolutely not true. Newer Windows operating
    systems built on the NT kernel can't even run Windows 3.1 16-bit programs
    (lack of a 16-bit compatibility layer in the OS is the major reason NT, 2000
    and XP crash a lot less than 95, 98 and Me).

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