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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #1 on: 12:28, 07 January 20 »
The corny accent got on my nerves in the first thirty seconds and I hit stop.

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #2 on: 12:40, 07 January 20 »
And there we have it!!! The explanation of why all scifi movies from the 60s and 70s and 80s showed a future where everyone were using seemingly old computers.  :)

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #4 on: 18:41, 07 January 20 »
After the apocalypse (ok, probably it will rather be some kind of ekpyrosis) then the first question is: Which kind of hardware will survive? And the answer to that is: CPC6128 and GenieIIIs (cause they got cool metal shielding and other advantages. Now the software: It will be FutureOS.  ;D
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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #5 on: 16:58, 08 January 20 »
After the collapse, this will be the main style of the demoscene.  :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCIsIfEOEI8

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #7 on: 18:23, 08 January 20 »
I'm already in a bunker, along with a 6128, a 6128 Plus a couple of Romboxes with CPM and a portable generator.
So all this speculation is futile - when the last screen flickers and dies on this planet it will read:
"CP/M Plus Amstrad Consumer Electronics plc"

Oh! I forgot to mention the 500 cans of haggis as well....and when they have all been consumed ....there is always........ :o The Neighbours! :o
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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #8 on: 18:42, 08 January 20 »
Now that's a fine idea for a game:
Let's eat the neighbors  ;D

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #9 on: 17:37, 12 May 20 »
Lame video, but it brings up an intersting topic. How can we store software that will withstand a nuclear war? Maybe a new project, storing all CPC software and firmware on a metal punch cards? But will the computer chips survive a powerful EMP like one from a nuclear bomb blown up high in the atmosphere - HEMP?
Anyway, I like the text introduction to the video: "I have a NEW channel ► "Meet, Arnold!"
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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #10 on: 20:19, 12 May 20 »
Lame video, but it brings up an intersting topic. How can we store software that will withstand a nuclear war? Maybe a new project, storing all CPC software and firmware on a metal punch cards? But will the computer chips survive a powerful EMP like one from a nuclear bomb blown up high in the atmosphere

Wouldn't the optical discs survive such a thing?

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #11 on: 20:59, 12 May 20 »
Wouldn't the optical discs survive such a thing?

It's a stupid scenario anyway. If anything survived, then it's technically NOT the end of the world.

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #12 on: 21:18, 12 May 20 »
It's a stupid scenario anyway. If anything survived, then it's technically NOT the end of the world.

An apocalypse doesn't have to be the end of the world. It can also just be something really destructive and damaging, like an EMP.
And optical discs would survive such a thing - I think. So hurry put all your data onto optical discs! M-Disc will last 1000 years!

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #13 on: 22:38, 12 May 20 »
Discs, but what would you read them on and how would power it.   Paper and pencil is probably the best form of archiving.  Talking of pencil someone told me a story about the Fisher space Pen that the US spent a fortune developing, when the Russians were asked how they wrote in space they said we use pencils.

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #14 on: 22:42, 12 May 20 »
the US spent a fortune developing, when the Russians were asked how they wrote in space they said we use pencils.


That's a rumor  ;D

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #15 on: 22:44, 12 May 20 »
Discs, but what would you read them on and how would power it.

Battery-driven player on battery-driven display?

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #16 on: 22:56, 12 May 20 »
But would the microchips survive? What kind of electronics would survive? Would pretransistor tech survive the most powerful EMP? Surely a CPC based on WW2 tech would need a room to fit. It would take some time to develop a reader capable of reading those optical discs too. As long as one CPC and monitor survived in each town we would be fine. LOL

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #17 on: 05:33, 13 May 20 »
Buy or build yourself a couple of Faraday cages and store some essential electronic devices in there. :-)

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #18 on: 09:44, 13 May 20 »
Farady cages? One can make them from the barrel of a washing machine. The also work well as fire pit.
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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #19 on: 10:03, 13 May 20 »
An apocalypse doesn't have to be the end of the world. It can also just be something really destructive and damaging, like an EMP.
And optical discs would survive such a thing - I think. So hurry put all your data onto optical discs! M-Disc will last 1000 years!

True, however, the video is titled is "This secret operating system will survive the end of the world", not apocolypse.

But would the microchips survive? What kind of electronics would survive? Would pretransistor tech survive the most powerful EMP? Surely a CPC based on WW2 tech would need a room to fit. It would take some time to develop a reader capable of reading those optical discs too. As long as one CPC and monitor survived in each town we would be fine. LOL

Anything with semi-conducting material - modern diodes, transistors and chips die from EMP, but it has little effect on valves, resistors, inductors and capacitors.

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Re: Guess which community will survive the apocalypse...
« Reply #20 on: 10:22, 13 May 20 »
True, however, the video is titled is "This secret operating system will survive the end of the world", not apocolypse.

Well I was looking at the title of the thread, not the video.  :P