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Re: HELP figuring out DIP Switches for an old AST Flashpak 8086 processor upgrade card!

So wait...you're telling me that this thing can take TWO 8087s? Now that's crazy! From what I can tell your card is very rare. I only managed to find one discussion about it on VCFed, where the author asks if anyone had one, because he'd seen it in a magazine but never in real life. My guess is that …

Re: HELP figuring out DIP Switches for an old AST Flashpak 8086 processor upgrade card!

This looks like an interesting card. Does it have any cache or RAM onboard? It doesn't appear that way. (Those toshiba chips appear to be SRAMs) It's interesting that there are four sockets for 40-pin ICs. Looks like the two on the left are for the V30 and 8087. But what are the two on the right for …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

How will it cause any fatalities. They have lowered space launch costs by 95%. If we recall the Challenger and Columbia, we know that space travel is inherently dangerous. At least with the space shuttle program the most dangerous component of the system was not being reused. Privatization and cost …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

SpaceX and Starlink are "not that innovative"? lol k. Perhaps SpaceX is an innovative way of stealing taxpayer money to privatize NASA. The idea of reusing booster rockers is just idiotic and will result in many fatal catastrophes if it comes to fruition. Did I miss something about StarLink? It's …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

I refuse to set foot in a self driving EV, especially if it's sold by snake oil salesman Elon Musk. Everything that guy is involved in is not all that innovative or an outright scam. Only the technologically ignorant think that guy is the second coming of Steve Jabs (another overrated con artist). …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

I absolutely think that most modern cars are much much better than cars of the past in just about every way - however the further back you go the more readily maintained cars are. You really owned them back then and they felt different to drive from model to model too. This is true to a point. …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

Especially in the last 10-15 years I feel like all of it went to shit. It's not your imagination. It actually is going to shit. It was actually going to shit sometime before that, but you didn't notice as much because it wasn't "in your face". Enjoy the show. If you live in the USA, you get a front …

Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

You really wanted to live in the world of TNG? I guess the Romulans were pretty cool, but everyone in the Federation seemed to have a bug up their ass. Maybe they were just all grumpy from having to wear tight fitting spandex uniforms every day (and probably girdles to hide their beer bellies). …

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