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Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2019, 12:01:41 PM »
Link works for me...

Offline Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #151 on: January 24, 2019, 12:16:36 PM »
That's because you're an US resident, Armando. I tried it via my US VPN and it worked for me too this time. (it's a free market, they said... ;D)

Well, you've got a real bargain there, John. You can even play some simpler 3D games now, or try out our ObjReader in flesh. :)
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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #152 on: January 24, 2019, 12:58:51 PM »
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or try out our ObjReader in flesh. 

Busted! The real reason I bought it. :)

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #153 on: February 05, 2019, 07:31:40 PM »
Best Free Linux Home Computer Emulators

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This article focuses on software which emulates home computers, a class of personal computer which reached the market in the late 1970s, and became immensely popular in the following decade, selling many millions of units. Leading home computer companies included Commodore, Sinclair, Atari, Apple, Acorn, Tandy Radio Shack, and Amstrad.

Looks like Paul didn't make the list.  :-\

« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 07:37:49 PM by John »

Offline Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #154 on: February 05, 2019, 11:23:43 PM »
If (Paul = ZXDunny) Then it should be noted the article covers complete computer emulators rather than the BASIC dialects they used to host. It is my understanding that SpecBAS in its current form is arguably a superset of the then usable dialects that cannot be run as-is in any of those emulators.

IIRC Paul used to be a co-author of one of ZX Spectrum emulators but the development stopped over a decade ago.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #155 on: February 06, 2019, 11:17:20 AM »
You're right and I didn't fully understand the extent of the term Home Computer.

 

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2019, 11:53:30 AM »
Quote from: Tomaaz@RetroB
You can still download 32-bit versions of Debian, Buntus (Lubuntu, Xubuntu), Mint, Fedora, Slackware. I agree that support for 32-bit is going to disappear eventually, but it hasn't happened yet. I know - I should have replied several months ago, but better late than never.

The only thing that was delaying the demise of 32 bit on Linux was ARM. Most ARM processors are multi-core and 64 bit now. SysWoW64 is the only 32 bit environment that is going to be around for a while.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 11:55:42 AM by John »

Offline Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #157 on: April 14, 2019, 08:30:07 AM »
Yet another skeleton in the closet at PB Inc. How many more of them are we to see in the future yet?

(Took a screenshot too for my files just in case anybody doesn't like it on the PB forum, and the thread disappears as many more of them did in the past...)
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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #158 on: April 14, 2019, 09:09:41 AM »
I have never met anyone more greedy and full of himself than Zale. I don't miss him one bit.

Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #159 on: April 14, 2019, 09:12:35 PM »
I'm sorry, but I'm not sympathetic to Pearson's plight.

He made a choice to not pursue payment he was due by all means available to him, so now he has to live with that choice.

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #160 on: April 26, 2019, 07:42:37 PM »
Quote from: Tomaaz@RetroRIP
It's time to state the obvious - this place is DEAD.  If anyone knows ACTIVE and friendly forums dedicated to hobby programmers, please post the links here. Thanx! Hope to see you there.

Buy yourself a Raspberry Pi and join their forum. They are a 1/4 million strong.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #161 on: April 28, 2019, 09:40:26 PM »
Quote from: Heater@RPi
Yes. Problem is we are trying to describe the infinite detail of the real number line in the finite space of the computer.

But wait, that cannot be. Every schoolboy knows that:

0.3 + 0.3 + 0.3 =

3/10 + 3/10 + 3/10 =

(3 + 3 + 3) / 10 =

9 / 10 =

0.9

Every schoolboy has a finite sized brain so this computation is not impossible to do accurately.

No, fact is, computers cannot do arithmetic.

Schoolboy Mode:  (On)
Code: Script BASIC
  1. PRINT FORMAT("%0.1f",0.3 + 0.3 + 0.3),"\n"
  2.  
  3. PRINT FORMAT("%0.1f",3/10 + 3/10 + 3/10), "\n"
  4.  
  5. PRINT FORMAT("%0.1f",(3 + 3 + 3) / 10),"\n"
  6.  
  7. PRINT FORMAT("%0.1f",9 / 10), "\n"
  8.  

jrs@jrs-laptop:~/sb/examples/test$ scriba dotnet.sb
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
jrs@jrs-laptop:~/sb/examples/test$
« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 10:15:06 PM by John »