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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

  1. #201


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Pc's are great as long as they are working? I did a little stint in a central repair facility. They had a setup they called the bed of nails. It was for testing custom made multi layer printed circuit boards. You told it what board you were testing and specific (sharp pointed) nails would be positioned so they contacted the back side of the circuit board. A vacuum held the board down and test signals were sent though the nails. The diagnostic routine would tell you what section of the board was defective, sometimes even what chip or component on the board wasn't working. pretty cool stuff, but I only got to watch.

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  2. #202


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Your OMH meter
    OHM meter, I guess. LOL
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  3. #203


    And now everybody tells us that XP and machines for it are obsolete ? My not so smart cell phone is 100s of times more powerful than computer that sent people to the moon. Whole NASA was working of a 9 module Cray computer which couldn't play "simplest game.
    Did anybody see a mechanical TDC (Torpedo Data Center) on a WWII "Gato" submarine or mechanical plot computer on battleship Missouri ?, 12 tonnes of cogs, gears and levers just ti hurl a 2 tonne projectile in general direction of target,
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  4. #204


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Your OMH meter
    OHM meter, I guess. LOL
    Fixed.
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  5. #205


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Coke, you are right. It is amazing what they could do in 69 with the limited means they had. They were real heros putting their lives on the line with such a flimsy infrastructure.
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  6. #206


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Pc's are great as long as they are working? I did a little stint in a central repair facility. They had a setup they called the bed of nails. It was for testing custom made multi layer printed circuit boards. You told it what board you were testing and specific (sharp pointed) nails would be positioned so they contacted the back side of the circuit board. A vacuum held the board down and test signals were sent though the nails. The diagnostic routine would tell you what section of the board was defective, sometimes even what chip or component on the board wasn't working. pretty cool stuff, but I only got to watch.
    I had to build some of them. The nail bed is easy it was the tester that was the bear.
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  7. #207


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    This topic is getting boring, can one of you good folks (you know those without a brain problem (like me)) come up with something else we can all make fun of, or at least see if we can. . .
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  8. #208


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Lee, may I suggest the jokes thread.
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  9. #209


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It did go a little off topic, sorry about that.

    in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9.
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  10. #210


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It did go a little off topic, sorry about that.

    in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9.
    That would sure make a couple of people (at least a couple) extremely happy. . .
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