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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, May 11, 2014.
It was better than I expected and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
You mean the Compaq "portables" that weighed 28 pounds and cost $3000? With the 9" green screen monitor.
Anyone else here use the PC Jr? The biggest PC flop in IBM history.
I still have a PCjr someplace, a gift from my IBM uncle.
Your uncle must really hate you.
Yep, replaced my TI 99/4A.
Been seeing the commercials for this while watching Mad Men. Setting up the Season Pass night now.
Watched the first episode online. Good enough to grab a season pass.
I worked at Compaq in the late 90s and we still had to support those things. We only got calls on them once a month or so though. We had a stash of system software on 5.25" floppy that we could send out! but no way to get more. I quit working in that department before we ran out.
I briefly had one my high school was dumping.
Turns out it had a boot sector virus and I couldn't find an anti-virus program at the time that was small enough to fit on a floppy it could read. (knew it had the virus because every floppy you put in it came back infected)
Still played with it a little, but the video was too proprietary to do anything with, and the spare motherboard I had wouldn't work with that old video, so my plans to make it a more powerful luggable got dropped and eventually the luggable went off to electronic recycling.
I watched the "sneak preview" last night. One observation on the time-line:
How are they going to stretch them making an IBM clone out to a whole season or show? They already reverse engineered it and are dealing with IBM legal?
My FIL had one of those and he gave it to me. The thing took forever to boot up. I always felt like I was carrying the codes to the nuclear arsenal when carrying that thing around.
Part of the show was filmed in the building where I work. They changed the atrium to be a restaurant of a Vegas hotel for CES in the 80's.
The show is about the "war" not just the event that started the war
I knew an intense guy like MacMillian in the mid 1980s. I met him when I worked a summer at General Dynamics. A couple years later offered me a job at a company he was starting, but I turned him down. I think that's the zeitgeist the show's trying to capture.
BTW, binary 1101 is a hexadecimal 'D', not 'B'. He could have been reading it little-endian, but then 1110 would have been '7' instead of 'E'.
Anyone watch yet? I have it tivo'd, but caught a lukewarm review of it yesterday in the paper:
full review here:
It seems show is set in Dallas, but I saw the capitol building in an opening scene. Was the blonde girl a student in Austin? Did they drive all the way from Dallas to Austin to pick her up and hire her to keep IBM at bay?
Well, how was it smeek? Don't reverse smeek...
AMC doing repeat cable showings 10PM tonight
I think that's exactly what happened. The opening scene was in Austin, but the rest of the episode was in Dallas.
I enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing how they legitimize what Joe and Gordon did.