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Re: 4k TV arrives at MacDocs

#201  Postby Macdoc » Dec 20, 2019 4:46 pm

Bit of a stretch - we upgrade machines every day....never heard it was an upscale. Now housing or a restaurant you might have a point. :smoke:

The topic is 4k TVs and upscaling within that category is done at the TV end not post.

Yeah infrastructure for 5g is gonna cost big time ....but chicken and egg the content needs to be there to drive demand and that means high demand for 4k and HDR content especially with the streaming wars going on.

The interesting spill over is what will it do to the fixed line copper/fiber business model :scratch:
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#202  Postby Svartalf » Dec 20, 2019 6:46 pm

Copper is on its last legs, I know that my ISP wants to cut it off totally withing 5 years, I'll have to switch to fiber
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#203  Postby Hermit » Dec 20, 2019 11:19 pm

Macdoc wrote:The topic is 4k TVs and upscaling within that category is done at the TV end not post.

I'll just leave you to continue your solitary wankfest, lest this thread is another "strictly moderated" one of yours, and I become a victim of it. :P
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#204  Postby Macdoc » Dec 21, 2019 1:18 am

" strictly moderated" such as ???

Stay on topic and no problem. Do you actually own a 4k TV or monitor?

Whether you read, particpate or ignore this thread is immaterial to me ...it serves my ongoing purposes some of which have nothing whatsoever to do with this forum.
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#205  Postby laklak » Dec 21, 2019 2:57 am

My first hard drive was 5 meg. I remember looking at it and thinking "fuck me, I'll NEVER use that much storage!".
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#206  Postby felltoearth » Dec 21, 2019 3:13 am

laklak wrote:My first hard drive was 5 meg. I remember looking at it and thinking "fuck me, I'll NEVER use that much storage!".

What was the density of a floppy disc at the time?
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#207  Postby Hermit » Dec 21, 2019 4:45 am

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laklak wrote:My first hard drive was 5 meg. I remember looking at it and thinking "fuck me, I'll NEVER use that much storage!".

What was the density of a floppy disc at the time?

Depends on which one you're talking about - 8, 5¼ or 3½ inch. Also, whether they are single- or double-sided.

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#208  Postby felltoearth » Dec 21, 2019 5:24 am

If he had a 5meg hard disc it would be after punch cards and before 3.5 inch discs. Most hard drives around that era were at least 20 meg. I’m guessing 5-1/4.
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#209  Postby Hermit » Dec 21, 2019 6:14 am

felltoearth wrote:If he had a 5meg hard disc it would be after punch cards and before 3.5 inch discs. Most hard drives around that era were at least 20 meg. I’m guessing 5-1/4.

My first PC came with the latest 5¼ drive. It could work with floppies of varying densities ranging from 360 KB to 1.2 MB. It didn't take me long to add a drive that handled 3½ inch floppies all the way up to 1.4 MB. And a mouse. The mouse was great. Even before the release of MS Windows 3.1 most software programs supported its use. Except for DOS v.3.3, of course.

Returning to the subject of resolutions, my monitor managed to display 640x480 pixels using four colours on a 12" Cathode Ray Tube. It was driven by a video card with 256 kilobytes of RAM. None of that monochrome, low resolution EGA shit for me. Image
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#210  Postby laklak » Dec 21, 2019 3:48 pm

Most DSDD 5 1/4 disks were 360K, this was early 80s. I cut my teeth on punchcards in Fortran and Assembler, an IBM 360 system with 128K of RAM. Got a job on a 370 and we had 4 (count 'em, 4!) terminals for about 30 programmers.
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