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Wholly Mindless's Blog – February 2008 Archive (4)

Old Apple gets a workout

A slightly loony Canadian has managed to get his Apple //e hosting web pages to the internet using an ethernet card and the Contiki OS. It's actually running as a server and is delivering a page with a few links and some images. I'd have put the link in this earlier but I wanted to ensure that you guys knew that this machine is WOEFULLY unsuited for delivering content. The tiny image of the //e, is actually 1/3 of the entire memory space of the machine.



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Added by Wholly Mindless on February 18, 2008 at 11:36pm — 4 Comments

That's not retro. Now *THIS* *IS* RETRO...

I saw this and thought of RetroMacCast...



This is a quick blurb about the computer used on the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) betwen 1969 and 1972 on http://dvorak.org/blog



A Brief Look At The Computer That Helped With The Lunar Landing



From the posting:



It’s cycle time was 1 Mhz, 11 instructions. It had 1K of 16 bit words of erasable (RAM) core memory and 12K of read-only memory (ROM). The ROM held…
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Added by Wholly Mindless on February 14, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Danish Police confused by iMac

I found this article while monkeying around:



Danish Police Befuddled by 1G iMac



I thought you guys would enjoy the fact that police everywhere are just a bit thick when it comes to these things. Strange that we give them guns....



More details are here (from a link in the article above:…



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Added by Wholly Mindless on February 9, 2008 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!! I've gone BLIND!!!

OK, normally I wouldn't have any issues posting a picture here for you guys to see, but in this case the problem is the picture itself. T-Mobile thought James was a serious Apple fan but I feat this guy's more willing to humiliate himself.



This picture at http://dvorak.org/blog is disturbing.



James, John - I must ask that you NEVER go that far and please don't bother interviewing him.



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Added by Wholly Mindless on February 7, 2008 at 7:06am — 6 Comments

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