Kids these days...

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Kids these days...

Post by Keening_Product » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:56

Check this out: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19055707

I'm too young to have grown up with the C64, but well and truly appreciate the technology behind it.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Aug 02, 2012 15:06

The 64 stood for 64 kilobytes. Lol! :lol

How hilariously inferior to that godly N64 that had 64 bits.
Wait.....

huh? :confused
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Post by Levellass » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:29

Does anyone remember those old 80s movies with hackers and supercomputers? Remember how they could do anything? Hack the CIA, make cars crash off the road, spell someone's name on the national grid...

With less memory than it would take to load this webpage.


Now look at how far we've fallen, I can hardly open my email. (And I just got banned from the PCKF iirc.)

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Post by guynietoren » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:24

Limited resources push people to be more creative with what they have.
I started programing just messing around on my graphing calculator with nothing else to really do at school.

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Post by thehackercat » Sat Aug 04, 2012 0:29

I think now that large portions of OSes are now written in high-level languages, shortcuts have been taken and resources wasted because RAM and storage space aren't as scarce as they once were.

Look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5kuYfTCGLg

An Amiga 500, with only 1 megabyte of RAM, could run this demo in real-time from one floppy disk. I think it's like guynietoren said: limited resources definitely inspire creativity.

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