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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411733] Thu, 07 October 2021 05:25 Go to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Wed, 06 Oct 2021 22:30:50 -0500
JAB <here@is.invalid> wrote:

> On Wed, 06 Oct 2021 22:59:09 -0400, Retrograde
> <fungus@amongus.com.invalid> wrote:
>
>> I remember
>> Win98 running just fine(1) in 128MB.
>
> IIRC, I was using 4MB on Win 3.1, and that was upgraded memory. 640kb
> in DOS days... Memory was very expensive in those days. First hard
> drive was 32megs at some $250.00
>
Kids today! WIWAL we 'ad 1M RAM between 20 users! & storage was punch
cards.


>> Also, you probably have to buy a new machine to install it,
>
> AV1 video requires (best way to do it) hardware video decode...newest
> computers can do this, if the right ones are bought.
>
> AV1 decreases bandwidth requirements, so the "video industry" would
> like to move over to this format. Also, no royalities on it.
>
>
> Display requirements for HDR video in Windows
> Windows 11 Windows 10
> < https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/display-requirem ents-for-hdr-video-in-windows-192f362e-1245-e14d-3d3f-4b3fc6 06b80f>
>
> Is HDR better than 4K?
> HDR delivers a higher contrast--or larger color and brightness
> range--than Standard Dynamic Range (SDR), and is more visually
> impactful than 4K. That said, 4K delivers a sharper, more defined
> image. Both standards are increasingly common among premium digital
> televisions, and both deliver stellar image quality.
>
> https://www.lifewire.com/difference-between-hdr-and-4k-41769 61


xposted to afc

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411771 is a reply to message #411733] Fri, 08 October 2021 00:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 3:59:35 AM UTC-6, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:

> Kids today! WIWAL we 'ad 1M RAM between 20 users! & storage was punch
> cards.

I remember that they could connect five users - each with their own
interactive terminal (an ASR 33 Teletype) to a PDP-8 with 12K of RAM
(in today's units; 8K words, each 12 bits long) and a head-per-track
disk with a capacity of 32K words.

So time-sharing is possible with even less memory per user.

John Savard
Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411772 is a reply to message #411771] Fri, 08 October 2021 00:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, Quadibloc <jsavard@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
> On Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 3:59:35 AM UTC-6, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:
>
>> Kids today! WIWAL we 'ad 1M RAM between 20 users! & storage was punch
>> cards.
>
> I remember that they could connect five users - each with their own
> interactive terminal (an ASR 33 Teletype) to a PDP-8 with 12K of RAM
> (in today's units; 8K words, each 12 bits long) and a head-per-track
> disk with a capacity of 32K words.
>
> So time-sharing is possible with even less memory per user.
>
> John Savard

Well on unisys you could connect more then 100 terminals
on machine with only 4mb of ram,
because terminals had logic for input, and all that
was exchanged was just packets sent :P

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411777 is a reply to message #411772] Fri, 08 October 2021 08:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Fri, 08 Oct 2021 04:53:56 GMT
Branimir Maksimovic <branimir.maksimovic@icloud.com> wrote:

> On 2021-10-08, Quadibloc <jsavard@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
>> On Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 3:59:35 AM UTC-6, Kerr-Mudd, John
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Kids today! WIWAL we 'ad 1M RAM between 20 users! & storage was
>>> punch cards.
>>
>> I remember that they could connect five users - each with their own
>> interactive terminal (an ASR 33 Teletype) to a PDP-8 with 12K of RAM
>> (in today's units; 8K words, each 12 bits long) and a head-per-track
>> disk with a capacity of 32K words.
>>
>> So time-sharing is possible with even less memory per user.
>>
>> John Savard
>
> Well on unisys you could connect more then 100 terminals
> on machine with only 4mb of ram,
> because terminals had logic for input, and all that
> was exchanged was just packets sent :P
>

I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted pebbles".

VI*VII=XLII

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411780 is a reply to message #411772] Fri, 08 October 2021 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anne &amp; Lynn Wheel is currently offline  Anne &amp; Lynn Wheel
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Branimir Maksimovic <branimir.maksimovic@icloud.com> writes:
> Well on unisys you could connect more then 100 terminals
> on machine with only 4mb of ram,
> because terminals had logic for input, and all that
> was exchanged was just packets sent :P

Original CP67 was installed at univ. in Jan1968 by three people from
cambridge science center ... could play with it on weekends on 360/67 with
768kbytes memory. The TSS/360 IBM SE and I put together synthetic
fortran, compile, and execute benchmark ... and CP67/CMS with 35
emulated users had better response time and throughput than TSS/360
(on same machine) with only four users.

Later after rewritting a lot of CP67 (pathlengths, resource management,
scheduling, "global LRU" page replacement, page I/O, ordered seek
queuing, etc), graduating and joining the cambridge science center
.... had 85 real users on 768kbyte (192 4k pages) 360/67 (104 4k pageable
pages after fixed kernel and control block storage) had subsecond
response and 100% CPU useage.

This was important because the Grenoble Science Center had modified CP67
to have a "working set dispatcher" ("local LRU" page replacement, from
1968 academic papers) running on 1mbyte (256 4k pages) with 35 (real)
users had worse response and lower CPU useage (aka "global LRU" page
replacement easily beat "local LRU" page replacement).

This came up more than decade later, Jim Gray and left IBM San Jose
Research for Tandem and at SIGOPS (Asilomar, 14-16Dec81), he asked me if
I could help co-worker at Tandem get his Stanford PHD (advisor was later
president of Stanford) which involved "global LRU" (page replacement),
and he knew I had down a lot of work on global LRU page replacement
algorithm and had apple-to-apple comparison between local and global LRU
(as undergraduate in the 60s). Some of the "local LRU" forces (dating
back to 60s when I was doing "global LRU") were heavily lobbying
Stanford to block awarding PHD involving global LRU.

When I went to send information ... SJR management said that I wasn't
allowed to (even tho none of the information involved anything after
joining IBM). I've commented that I hoped that it was done as punishment
for online computer conferencing ("Tandem Memos", in the late 70s I was
blamed for online computer conferencing on the internal network,
folklore is when corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6
wanted to fire me) ... rather than they taking part in the global/local
LRU academic dispute. I wasn't allowed to send reply for nearly a year
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email821019

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411781 is a reply to message #411777] Fri, 08 October 2021 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Andy Walker

On 08/10/2021 13:13, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:
> I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
> calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted pebbles".
> VI*VII=XLII

Not quite sure what that last line was intended to convey,
but if it was that Roman numerals are not sensible in use for
arithmetic, then, within reason, I beg to differ. Within the
domain of small[-ish] integers, they are, if anything, rather
better than Arabic numerals [else you can be sure that Romans,
always very practical, wouldn't have used them]. They have a
smaller and more regular multiplication table, simpler rules
[eg in respect of "carries" and "borrows"], and addition and
subtraction are largely mere concatenation together with some
obvious re-write rules. It's a different matter when you're
doing physics or even engineering to many decimal places or
with numbers much over MMM, but neither the Romans nor the
man on the Clapham Omnibus were much into such things.

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411782 is a reply to message #411781] Fri, 08 October 2021 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 19:40:09 +0100
Andy Walker <anw@cuboid.co.uk> wrote:

> On 08/10/2021 13:13, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:
>> I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
>> calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted
>> pebbles". VI*VII=XLII
>
> Not quite sure what that last line was intended to convey,
> but if it was that Roman numerals are not sensible in use for
> arithmetic, then, within reason, I beg to differ. Within the

OK, I shudda given an example with div. (DIV =500+5-1!)


> domain of small[-ish] integers, they are, if anything, rather
> better than Arabic numerals [else you can be sure that Romans,
> always very practical, wouldn't have used them]. They have a
> smaller and more regular multiplication table, simpler rules
> [eg in respect of "carries" and "borrows"], and addition and
> subtraction are largely mere concatenation together with some
> obvious re-write rules. It's a different matter when you're
> doing physics or even engineering to many decimal places or
> with numbers much over MMM, but neither the Romans nor the
> man on the Clapham Omnibus were much into such things.
>


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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411784 is a reply to message #411777] Fri, 08 October 2021 15:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ahem A Rivet's Shot is currently offline  Ahem A Rivet's Shot
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On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 13:13:15 +0100
"Kerr-Mudd, John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:

> VI*VII=XLII

V1*1X wasn't it (base X111 of course).

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411786 is a reply to message #411780] Fri, 08 October 2021 17:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com> writes:
> This was important because the Grenoble Science Center had modified CP67
> to have a "working set dispatcher" ("local LRU" page replacement, from
> 1968 academic papers) running on 1mbyte (256 4k pages) with 35 (real)
> users had worse response and lower CPU useage (aka "global LRU" page
> replacement easily beat "local LRU" page replacement).

aka the 768kbyte IBM cambridge science center CP/67 360/67 with 104
pageable pages (after fixed memory requirements) had better response and
aggregate throughput with 85 users (and "global LRU") than the 1mbyte
IBM grenoble science center CP/67 360/67 with 156 pageable pages (after
fixed memory requirements, i.e. 50% more pageable pages for users than
cambridge machine) with 35 users and "local LRU" page replacement and
"working set dispatcher" ... as described in academic literature.

so it was effectively same hardware and nearly same system ... except
for the "global LRU" page replacement vis-a-vis "local LRU" page
replacement ... which supported the work done for Stanford Phd work more
than decade later on "global LRU'.

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411797 is a reply to message #411777] Sat, 09 October 2021 04:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, Kerr-Mudd, John <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:
>
> I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
> calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted pebbles".
>
> VI*VII=XLII
>
I had calculator that could compute definite integrals
by programming it blindly :P

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411798 is a reply to message #411780] Sat, 09 October 2021 04:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com> wrote:
> Branimir Maksimovic <branimir.maksimovic@icloud.com> writes:
>> Well on unisys you could connect more then 100 terminals
>> on machine with only 4mb of ram,
>> because terminals had logic for input, and all that
>> was exchanged was just packets sent :P
>
> Original CP67 was installed at univ. in Jan1968 by three people from
> cambridge science center ... could play with it on weekends on 360/67 with
> 768kbytes memory. The TSS/360 IBM SE and I put together synthetic
> fortran, compile, and execute benchmark ... and CP67/CMS with 35
> emulated users had better response time and throughput than TSS/360
> (on same machine) with only four users.
>
> Later after rewritting a lot of CP67 (pathlengths, resource management,
> scheduling, "global LRU" page replacement, page I/O, ordered seek
> queuing, etc), graduating and joining the cambridge science center
> ... had 85 real users on 768kbyte (192 4k pages) 360/67 (104 4k pageable
> pages after fixed kernel and control block storage) had subsecond
> response and 100% CPU useage.
>
> This was important because the Grenoble Science Center had modified CP67
> to have a "working set dispatcher" ("local LRU" page replacement, from
> 1968 academic papers) running on 1mbyte (256 4k pages) with 35 (real)
> users had worse response and lower CPU useage (aka "global LRU" page
> replacement easily beat "local LRU" page replacement).
>
> This came up more than decade later, Jim Gray and left IBM San Jose
> Research for Tandem and at SIGOPS (Asilomar, 14-16Dec81), he asked me if
> I could help co-worker at Tandem get his Stanford PHD (advisor was later
> president of Stanford) which involved "global LRU" (page replacement),
> and he knew I had down a lot of work on global LRU page replacement
> algorithm and had apple-to-apple comparison between local and global LRU
> (as undergraduate in the 60s). Some of the "local LRU" forces (dating
> back to 60s when I was doing "global LRU") were heavily lobbying
> Stanford to block awarding PHD involving global LRU.
>
> When I went to send information ... SJR management said that I wasn't
> allowed to (even tho none of the information involved anything after
> joining IBM). I've commented that I hoped that it was done as punishment
> for online computer conferencing ("Tandem Memos", in the late 70s I was
> blamed for online computer conferencing on the internal network,
> folklore is when corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6
> wanted to fire me) ... rather than they taking part in the global/local
> LRU academic dispute. I wasn't allowed to send reply for nearly a year
> http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email821019
>
I was too young, then. I reached first IBM when I got to practice
school programs and later in university :P

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411799 is a reply to message #411784] Sat, 09 October 2021 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 13:13:15 +0100
> "Kerr-Mudd, John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:
>
>> VI*VII=XLII
>
> V1*1X wasn't it (base X111 of course).
>

Oh, forgot that calculus :P

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411800 is a reply to message #411784] Sat, 09 October 2021 06:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 20:30:36 +0100
Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 13:13:15 +0100
> "Kerr-Mudd, John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:
>
>> VI*VII=XLII
>
> V1*1X wasn't it (base X111 of course).
>
Ah, well unforgot!

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411808 is a reply to message #411777] Sat, 09 October 2021 19:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bob Eager

On Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:13:15 +0100, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:

> I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
> calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted pebbles".
>
> VI*VII=XLII

Ah, but what's XLII - XLII?



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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411809 is a reply to message #411808] Sat, 09 October 2021 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Andy Walker

On 10/10/2021 00:40, Bob Eager wrote:
> Ah, but what's XLII - XLII?

That's a very modern [and quite sophisticated] question.

Bob [to an ancient Roman who happens to speak English]: "What is
xlii - ...."
Roman [interrupts]: "Que?"
Bob: "Ah, sorry, you don't have symbols yet. Let's try it in
words. You have xlii."
Roman: "xlii /what/?"
Bob: "It doesn't matter, it's just a number."
Roman: "Of course it matters! If you have xlii slaves, you're
wealthy, if xlii grains of corn, rather less so."
Bob: "OK, you have xlii sheep. A thief takes away xlii of them.
How many sheep do you have now?"
Roman: "Is this a trick question, like the man going to St Ives?
You don't now have any sheep, so the question has no answer."
Bob: "You don't know what the number of sheep is?"
Roman: "If you don't have any, then there is no such number. It's
nearly as daft as asking how many I have if the thief takes away
ccx of my xlii sheep. If you ask me what I own, then do you
expect me to list the things I have or the things I don't have?
I don't have any sheep, thanks to your thief, but I also don't
have any elephants, or any palaces or any bottles of whisky or
any Olympic medals or any lots of other things. Do you also want
me to tell you how much the elephants I don't have are worth? We
could be here for a very long time unless you ask more sensible
questions."

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411810 is a reply to message #411808] Sat, 09 October 2021 20:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: J. Clarke

On 9 Oct 2021 23:40:34 GMT, Bob Eager <news0009@eager.cx> wrote:

> On Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:13:15 +0100, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:
>
>> I was starting high and was hoping to progress via mechanical
>> calculators/sliderules to end with "my grandad just counted pebbles".
>>
>> VI*VII=XLII
>
> Ah, but what's XLII - XLII?

A rout?
Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411818 is a reply to message #411809] Sun, 10 October 2021 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2021-10-10, Andy Walker <anw@cuboid.co.uk> wrote:

> Bob: "OK, you have xlii sheep. A thief takes away xlii of them.
> How many sheep do you have now?"
> Roman: "Is this a trick question, like the man going to St Ives?
> You don't now have any sheep, so the question has no answer."

Ah, grasshopper, the true master can distinguish between:
zero
blank
null string
unspecified
undefined

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Re: Windows 11 is now available [message #411820 is a reply to message #411818] Sun, 10 October 2021 14:39 Go to previous message
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2021 17:34:51 GMT
Charlie Gibbs <cgibbs@kltpzyxm.invalid> wrote:

> On 2021-10-10, Andy Walker <anw@cuboid.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> Bob: "OK, you have xlii sheep. A thief takes away xlii of them.
>> How many sheep do you have now?"
>> Roman: "Is this a trick question, like the man going to St Ives?
>> You don't now have any sheep, so the question has no answer."
>
> Ah, grasshopper, the true master can distinguish between:
> zero
> blank
0C7!

> null string
> unspecified
> undefined
>
> --
> /~\ Charlie Gibbs | Life is perverse.
> \ / <cgibbs@kltpzyxm.invalid> | It can be beautiful -
> X I'm really at ac.dekanfrus | but it won't.
> / \ if you read it the right way. | -- Lily Tomlin


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