Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 7th Nov 2010 19:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "I had reduced the size of my ongoing Z80 project down to something more wieldy by using CPLD chips, but it was still a bit too bulky to fit into an acceptably sized case. The next step was to look into FPGAs and see where they could take it. One thing led to another and I ended up building a self contained post modern home computer laptop.. thing." Kroc: Can I haz port of BBC BASIC plz?
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RE: um why?
by tylerdurden on Mon 8th Nov 2010 09:20 UTC in reply to "um why?"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

It is really a shame that people who don't understand the basic difference between ISA and microarchitecture keep giving vapid qualitative arguments when dealing with architectural considerations.

It is funny, because a few centuries ago... Copernicus model was deemed technically inferior because it was "ugly" compared with the beauty of earth-centric universe models.

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RE[2]: um why?
by frajo on Mon 8th Nov 2010 10:34 in reply to "RE: um why?"
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2007-06-29

a few centuries ago... Copernicus model was deemed technically inferior because it was "ugly" compared with the beauty of earth-centric universe models.

Copernicus didn't know about the ellipticity of the planetary paths, assumed circular paths, found contradictions between his pure heliocentric approach and the observational data, and thus was forced to embed epicycles in his theory.

The Ptolemaic epicyclic model was not beautiful; it was extremely complicated and based on unscientific assumptions.

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RE[3]: um why?
by tylerdurden on Tue 9th Nov 2010 00:57 in reply to "RE[2]: um why?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

And there the point flieth at supersonic speeds....

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