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State of the art

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by chobibo, May 22, 2018.

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    This was genuinely interesting.
     
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    "Online Games"
     
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    "Up to 3 Megabytes!"

     
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    Nice.


    Now, a serious question for everybody: what is the greatest hardware / software that you know?

    I do not mean good stuff here; I mean great / mind-blowing stuff, which may have forced you at some point to reconsider what you believed to be technically feasible, be it with a computer or with anything else.


    Needless to say, the UBA does not count (for obvious reasons):

     
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    @pyf: the abacus, I didn't learn how to use it at school, and the school was teaching us Turbo C, tsk.



     
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    In the 1980s, I remember phantasizing on the calculating power of the Cray supercomputers (especially the Cray-2).


    Speaking of them, a Cray X-MP was used to compute the CGI effects of the space opera film The Last Starfighter.




    With this film, it was estimated that using computer animation to produce its 27 minutes of effects, would be faster and less expensive than using traditional special effects.

     
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    For me, DICE is certainly the most impressive emulator around.

    The Discrete Integrated Circuit Emulator (a.k.a. DICE) emulates computer systems that lack any type of CPU, consisting only of discrete logic components. And it emulates them fast.

    DICE - adam's emulation wip page

    cleansweep.png crossfire.png hiway.png indy4.png pinpong.png
    pong_doub.png steeple.png wipeout.png sharkjaws.png antiair.png

    - The Difference between Discrete Circuits and Integrated Circuits? - El-Pro-Cus
    - What is the difference between discrete circuits and integrated circuits? Can't you fit multiple discrete circuits on one plate of semiconductor material, making it an integrated circuit? - Quora

    Electronic circuit - Wikipedia
     
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    DOSLFN implements the Long File Name API under plain MS-DOS (14 KB resident program).


    Shame on you Microsoft, for never implementing this in W9x.
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