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by bwinkel67
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

I'm glad Clive Sinclair was who he was, C5 and all. I think without that passion to change the world, even if some of his ideas were spectacular failures, I don't think we would have gotten some of the cool things that we love (not necessarily that everyone loves but that we lave-- the QL is a perfe...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Sandy Munro happens to think otherwise. But what would he know about tech or cars anyway ? That's irrelevant, I'm speaking about the poor engineering teams that have to deal with a meddling owner. Far too many micro managers out there. Well, reminds me of a great story about Bill Gates: https://www...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

If I had not purchased my ZX81 in high school, I"m sure it would have eventually bought another computer, but the low price of the ZX81 made it so easy. The ZX81 allowed me to learn how much fun programming could be. That sealed my decision to major in Computer Science in college. In College I...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Which fits Tesla's starts 100%. And SpaceX. They were on a brink of bankrupcy, Elon went in with ALL of what he had in they depleted that more than just to dangeruos levels. And he was part of the team from the start. Both in SpaceX and Tesla. Elon's latest work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t70...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Brane2 wrote:Sandy Munro happens to think otherwise. But what would he know about tech or cars anyway ?


That's irrelevant, I'm speaking about the poor engineering teams that have to deal with a meddling owner. Far too many micro managers out there.
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Elon Musk is a visionary. He does hire people, but he is deeply ingrained with every apsect of all of his project and he does REGULARLY "dirty" his hands with real work, be it design, some support programming etc. Not a fan of Musk. But if what you say is true, all I can say is "yike...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Brane2 wrote:Or when nVidia, AMD or Intel improve drivers so that they run, say 10 or 15% faster in some situations ?


BTW, this happens independent of the OS. The device drivers are something you can update by going to the manufacturer and that happens with Windows 11 as well.
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

And out of all that, on aproject he was supposedly living for, what design work is genuinely his ? Anywhere I look, he was just finding mules to delegate his work on. That's how design work. You have someone that has a vision and find a group of people to implement that. Steve Jobs was the same way...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

I'm in the process right now of installing Windows 7 on my wife's machine that had its disk fail after running for 5 years. On all my installations, the first thing I do is turn updates off. I've never used updates on any of my machines and don't have any compatibility issues (I run the latest vers...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

Technology is a tough area since there is need to fix broken things but also a desire to update old things. When I had my own business for the Apple Macintosh, where I basically added QL functionality to the early Mac, I never liked the idea of upgrading my software. I did it once because a distrib...