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by jardino
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 84557

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

Hello all: I got my 2-node bramble running a week or two ago, following the instructions from Southampton University at: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~sjc/raspberrypi/ . I then built it again using the 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian image, which permits easy (and legitimate!) over-clocking. My RPis each...
by jardino
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is the LOWEST level language??
Replies: 33
Views: 7604

Re: What is the LOWEST level language??

I stand in awe of others' knowledge. I was told - but never saw - it would stream the paper in a straight line across the room. True! For a page that had just one or a few lines at the top of the page, you didn't want to waste time by having the printer chug through the remaining blank part of the ...
by jardino
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is the LOWEST level language??
Replies: 33
Views: 7604

Re: What is the LOWEST level language??

I see the word-wrapping gremlin did indeed mess up my first post. It should have read: So the output line: THE QUICK BROWN FOX" (only capitals were available) would be printed as: __E then, T then, ____________O_____O then, _______________N then, _________________F ... and so on. (Where the undersco...
by jardino
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is the LOWEST level language??
Replies: 33
Views: 7604

Re: What is the LOWEST level language??

Not strictly true, Burngate. Computer output devices used both Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) devices and hard-copy devices over the years. In 1949, the first (British) stored-program computer, EDSAC, used a CRT, derived from radar displays, for its binary output. (Input was by means of a rotating telephone...

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