KDE4.3 beta issues <OT>
wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 17:49:18 BST 2010
On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 22:34 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 23 May 2009, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> >On Saturday 23 May 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> >I resemble that remark but not sure I want to lay claim.
> >> Aww, Gee Bruce, why not? Now 74, I gave the bashful bit some time back.
> >> Unforch, its a little like Rodney Dangerfield, though.
> >You take top honors.... so far....
> >> >Started out on an IBM computer in 1962. A 650 model where the 'memory'
> >> > was 'contained' on a rotating drum and the assembler optimized its code
> >> > by placing it at points on the drum where it would be fetched fastest as
> >> > the drum rotated.
> >> Got me beat. I have heard of that technique though.
> >S.O.A.P Symbolic Optimizing Assembler Program.
> >And just hope there aren't any power lapses or the drive belt for the drum
> >might snap.
> Sounds a bit like a Bolens riding mower we had for a year or so at the tv
> station. The electric clutch that ran the mower deck was so brutal that only
> the special v-belt Bolens sold would take flipping the switch off & back on.
> Since they wanted about a $25 bill for that belt, and even with theirs it used
> 5 or 6 a season, we found it a new home long before it was worn out.
Adjusting the three electric clutch plate bolts so that the inner clutch
is perfectly spaced, side to side, reduces the grab of the clutch and
saves belts. I learned of this because I had to. Necessity IS the mother
of invention. :) Ric
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