[OT] Karl Rove's confusion about capacity of NSA's Utah data center.

Shelley shelley at misanthropia.org
Wed May 27 11:42:23 PDT 2015

On May 27, 2015 9:21:00 AM Razer <Rayzer at riseup.net> wrote:

> On 05/26/2015 02:57 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > Whoa! 16k! That's -twice- what my CoCo (Tandy color computer for all
> > yous whippasnappas)
> Trashy80s had more than 8K didn't they? My Coco3 came with 128 (I
> upgraded to 512 but never got around to the hard drive kit nor did I
> ever get the thing run 9600 baud using OS9 l2 with hacked kernel and
> RS232pak.)
> It was a "warm" Coco, not a Hot CoCo (RIP Wayne Green, 73 & Hot CoCo
> magazine)
> Kept the thing for years after MS-Dos took over the PC market just to
> illustrate how crappy MS-Dos was, but eventually, like the Epson, it was
> retired to the dustbin of (computer) history.
> But there's probably a number of Commodore128s sitting on remote
> mountaintops as ham radio repeater controllers. Someone wrote a software
> suite for the Commodore that did that quite well (including remote
> control capabilities) and until the thing took a lightning strike, why
> bother replacing it?

As of a couple of years ago, there was at least one Commodore being used as 
a repeater here in the great PNW.  Can't vouch for present day as I have 
slacked off on my ham radio activities.

My original Trash-80 had 4mb.  That was the one where you could put the 
portable AM radio next to it and use it as a speaker!  Mmm, radiation ...

I had that Trash-80 and a Timex Sinclair in my cabinet 'o crap for ages, 
thenI somehow lost track of them during a move.  How sad.

-Shelley, looking for the Geritol.

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