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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:04 AM
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That video makes me laugh, my dad was a computer programmer and it seems like all the floppy disks with my favorite games, Lemmings, Paku, Crusin USA and all the others were just copies with the white stickers they gave you in the pack with the name written in pen on them.


wtb 9xr
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Hmmm.... Nice but I remember Punch Cards and Tape. (god I'm getting old)
I remember punched paper tape (Friedan Flexowriter) feeding a vacuum tube computer (ALWAC3E)!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Well that beats me, but I did start off keying in the boot-loader one 12-bit word at a time via the toggle switches on the front panel of a PDP-8 just to get it to the point where it could read the OS-loader from the paper tape reader on a teletype!

It's been a marvelous adventure being involved with digital computers almost from their inception through to the technological miracles we carry around in our pockets these days.

Looking forward to seeing what this next round of Tx can do given just how much power is available for pennies these days
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I remember doing 1 and 0 Christmas trees.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Well that beats me, but I did start off keying in the boot-loader one 12-bit word at a time via the toggle switches on the front panel of a PDP-8 just to get it to the point where it could read the OS-loader from the paper tape reader on a teletype!

It's been a marvelous adventure being involved with digital computers almost from their inception through to the technological miracles we carry around in our pockets these days.

Looking forward to seeing what this next round of Tx can do given just how much power is available for pennies these days
Ahh yes the good old days....although my memories are of the PDP 11/45,11/60,11/70...years later spent in VAX/VMS Development @ DEC. Lockheed Martin, Oracle, Kodak, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems..laid-off in 2009. In today's market very tough to get back in.

Anyway back to the 9XR....

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:34 PM
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I PWN all of you. My first "computer" was this:



Then I upgraded to this:






Just kidding. The first computer I ever sat behind in 6th grade was a TRS80. The first computer my family could afford back in the day (and it was a big purchase that my parents had to save for) was an Amiga.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I had a TRS80 as my first PC. Dad worked at Tandy. Upgraded to a C64 years later for $100... with tape drive
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Hi Left Coast DJ

You had a major up grade missing the log table era.

My first computer was core memory with a drum disk upgrade. A GE115.

Cheers jq
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Guys,
Any update on ETA?

I've seen this:
International WH 15.11.2012
Eu WH 17.12.2012

But when is it going to be presented?
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 03:36 AM
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HK TWEET: first batch 9xr is completed and awaiting packaging.
Writing manual......
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 06:39 AM
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And they pack them for 3 weeks ?!!!
One of the two above info is false
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Hmmm.... Nice but I remember Punch Cards and Tape. (god I'm getting old)
I presume you mean paper tape with the holes in it.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:05 AM
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And they pack them for 3 weeks ?!!!
One of the two above info is false
How long do you think it takes to pack 10,000 units, ship them to the warehouse and get the stocked?

Not coming up on HK search as of this morning.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:13 AM
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I bet at launch they will not have more than.... some hundreds.
Nobody stocks 10.000 items of similar product of this kind/size, anywhere in this industry.
The top RC sellers of HK, some receiver types, sells under 1000 monthly.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Jeez, so if the 9xr DSM or flysky? Did we ever get confirmation on that? I'm sure it will be out of stock as soon as it's released! Do I get one or not? Do I even need another radio? Might be nice for BNF models.
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