found some RAM

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    found this block of magnetic core memory (circa 1960) while cleaning up the junk stored in the lab:

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    that block is 1.2k and it took about one week per plate for a girl to fish all that wire around......so that block took about 3 months to manufacture

    imagining it only cost 1 cent, then to get up to the gig I have in this computer I'm typing at, it would cost you $10,000.

    For a size reference, that block is about 3 inches on a side so 1 gig would be a cube with sides about 25ft. Imagining the average ceiling is 8ft, that would be three floors at 600sqft a floor -> about 2000sq ft......that's you're average house with the entire volume filled with these little blocks to get a gig :eek:
     
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    And that would take quite an imagination. The legend around here is that in the 70's the government paid a million dollars (canadian) for 16k of RAM.
     
  4. Dommi

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    isnt that like 1 dollar american?
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    Re: Re: Re: found some RAM


    :big grin:
     
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    Re: Re: Re: found some RAM

    Now it is :o But back in the 70's it wasn't :p
     
  7. Dommi

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    so what 50 cents?

    damn inflation...
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  8. Jazz

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    Re: Re: Re: found some RAM

    back in the 70's $1million canadian was about $1.01 million american

    *edit: just checked it out officially
     
  9. Dommi

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    you guys lost a hell of a lot of money selling us peter jennings :rofl:
     

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