Author Topic: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?  (Read 3794 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 760
  • Country: gb
  • Liked: 207
  • Likes Given: 48
Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« on: 17:13, 28 April 20 »
..discuss!

Offline tjohnson

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Country: gb
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 263
  • Likes Given: 220
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #1 on: 17:17, 28 April 20 »
Maybe everyone is busy pounding the keyboard of their CPC PCW while on furlough from work, too busy to come on the site?
« Last Edit: 17:21, 28 April 20 by tjohnson »

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #2 on: 17:32, 28 April 20 »
..discuss!

Your last post before this one was on the 20th of February, a whole 68 days ago. During that time I made 235 posts and several thousand posts were made in total... So (A) Is it really all that quiet? and (B) If so, who exactly is contributing to the quietness?

Bryce.

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 760
  • Country: gb
  • Liked: 207
  • Likes Given: 48
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #3 on: 19:39, 28 April 20 »
Argh! Hoisted by my own petard!

 ???

I’m referring to the PCW scene, not the general CPC forums, but hey ho.. you got me there Bryce.  :D


Offline GUNHED

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 2.022
  • Country: de
  • Reincarnation of TFM
    • FutureOS - The quickest OS for the CPC and Plus
  • Liked: 908
  • Likes Given: 2279
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #4 on: 19:41, 28 April 20 »
Big Bryceother is watching you.  :o
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Recent update: 2019.08.07)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2019.08.14)

Offline Sykobee (Briggsy)

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 786
  • Country: gb
  • Liked: 288
  • Likes Given: 419
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #5 on: 19:43, 28 April 20 »
TBH I haven't had time (TBRH or inclination) to do much with my NC200... :/

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #6 on: 19:44, 28 April 20 »
Argh! Hoisted by my own petard!

 ???

I’m referring to the PCW scene, not the general CPC forums, but hey ho.. you got me there Bryce.  :D

For those who never understood the phrase "pwnd"... That was it :D

Regarding the PCW scene, I don't really belong to it, so I can't comment on the level of activity.


Bryce.

Offline tjohnson

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Country: gb
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 263
  • Likes Given: 220
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #7 on: 22:29, 28 April 20 »
Would it be bad to say my pcw8512 is used as a door stop at they moment?

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #8 on: 23:07, 28 April 20 »
Would it be bad to say my pcw8512 is used as a door stop at they moment?

Now you have two reasons why you have to stay at home. I'm sure there are some PCW fanatics out there that would beat you up for that comment! :D

Bryce.

Offline GUNHED

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 2.022
  • Country: de
  • Reincarnation of TFM
    • FutureOS - The quickest OS for the CPC and Plus
  • Liked: 908
  • Likes Given: 2279
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #9 on: 19:55, 29 April 20 »
Would it be bad to say my pcw8512 is used as a door stop at they moment?
Well, that's probably the most beautiful door in the country.
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Recent update: 2019.08.07)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2019.08.14)

Offline TynH

  • CPC664
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Country: de
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 18
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #10 on: 13:32, 30 April 20 »
Currently fighting a persistent infection and/or allergic reaction so unfortunately haven’t been able to spend a lot of time at my desk. Was however going to write a rather lengthy post about the PCW and what to “use” it for online.

Offline 1024MAK

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 343
  • Country: gb
  • Touching the hot end of an iron will hurt!
  • Liked: 146
  • Likes Given: 198
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #11 on: 18:08, 30 April 20 »
Would it be bad to say my pcw8512 is used as a door stop at they moment?
Oi! Displacing a poor old ZX81 out of a job and making him redundant :o
As if the world does not already have enough troubles...  :(

 :laugh:

Mark
Looking forward to summer in Somerset :-)

Offline mr.freeze

  • CPC664
  • ***
  • Posts: 67
  • Country: be
  • Liked: 36
  • Likes Given: 34
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #12 on: 20:22, 03 May 20 »
I'm experimenting with a P-code compiler to Z80 for CP/M for the past week. I've only implemented 35 instructions out of +/- 150. It compiles a Pascal program approximating Pi (spigot algorithm of Rabinovitz and Wagon) running at the same speed as the same program compiled with Turbo Pascal 3. 60s for 100 digits. With Euclidian division routines (16/16 and 16/8).
When I replace those routines by a naïve division routine by successive substractions it computes Pi in 50s for 100 digits ! The quotient never exceeding 18 must be the explanation of this 20% boost.

Offline TynH

  • CPC664
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Country: de
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 18
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #13 on: 20:41, 03 May 20 »
Pi is exactly three!

that should speed things up even more.  ;D

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #14 on: 21:03, 03 May 20 »
Pi is exactly three!

that should speed things up even more.  ;D

I think you'll find that that's an extreme rounding off of Pi. You need at least 9 digits after the decimal point to be even slightly accurate.

Bryce.

Offline mr.freeze

  • CPC664
  • ***
  • Posts: 67
  • Country: be
  • Liked: 36
  • Likes Given: 34
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #15 on: 21:08, 03 May 20 »
I think he was joking :-) You must be a robot :-)

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #16 on: 21:56, 03 May 20 »
I think he was joking :-) You must be a robot :-)

Doh! Up to now I've passed the Turing test with flying colours, only to be outed by you!!!

Bryce.

Offline remax

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.121
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 408
  • Likes Given: 451
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #17 on: 22:35, 03 May 20 »
Pi is exactly three!

that should speed things up even more.  ;D


Pi is exactly 3.2 and that's by law !


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #18 on: 09:59, 04 May 20 »
Goodwins explanation is good enough for me. Anyone out there need a spare calculator button? I have a several pi buttons I no longer need.

Bryce.

Offline TynH

  • CPC664
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Country: de
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 18
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #19 on: 13:01, 04 May 20 »

Making room for τ instead? Great, because Tau is awesome!
https://tauday.com/tau-manifesto


Shock, horror: π is wrong!

http://www.math.utah.edu/%7Epalais/pi.pdf
« Last Edit: 13:07, 04 May 20 by TynH »

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #20 on: 14:01, 04 May 20 »
Tau is of course a nicer number, it's just missing the 1 in the middle 6(1)28 :)

Bryce.

Offline remax

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.121
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 408
  • Likes Given: 451
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #21 on: 20:06, 04 May 20 »
Tau is of course a nicer number, it's just missing the 1 in the middle 6(1)28 :)

Bryce.


It has an infinity of 6128 in it though (and even a complete dump of its rom).

Offline GUNHED

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 2.022
  • Country: de
  • Reincarnation of TFM
    • FutureOS - The quickest OS for the CPC and Plus
  • Liked: 908
  • Likes Given: 2279
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #22 on: 22:35, 04 May 20 »
Quote
I think you'll find that that's an extreme rounding off of Pi. You need at least 9 digits after the decimal point to be even slightly accurate.
I love if somebody tells "slightly accurate" - that's like a bit pregnant.  :laugh:
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Recent update: 2019.08.07)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2019.08.14)

Offline Bryce

  • The Hardware Guy.
  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 11.793
  • Country: wf
  • It's not broken, it just hasn't been fixed yet.
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 4247
  • Likes Given: 446
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #23 on: 22:38, 04 May 20 »
I love if somebody tells "slightly accurate" - that's like a bit pregnant.  :laugh:

Yes, I even laugh myself when I catch myself saying that. Ok, it wasn't slightly accurate, it was almost correct! :D

Bryce.

Offline GUNHED

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 2.022
  • Country: de
  • Reincarnation of TFM
    • FutureOS - The quickest OS for the CPC and Plus
  • Liked: 908
  • Likes Given: 2279
Re: Cor. It's a bit quiet in here innit..?
« Reply #24 on: 22:40, 04 May 20 »
"almost correct" is what makes biological life superior to computer life. One could call it also automatic error correcting fuzzy logic.  ;) :)
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Recent update: 2019.08.07)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2019.08.14)