Different CMD! The SuperCPU was by Creative Micro Designs. The G65SC816 was a GTE chip, and GTE were bought by California Micro Devices in 87. There's a GTE datasheet from April 85:
Back then, WDC would have needed to license their design to someone with a fab. Now, they mark the chips with their own logo and sell them - but they still use someone else's fab. (WDC are a classic two-men-in-a-shed kind of company, a lifestyle business only.)
But we do now get to see the starlink retainer arms fly off at deployment. And they are catching the fairings fairly reliably too.
Now released: asm80: 8080 and 8085 cross assemblers for UNIX and RISC OS
This version splits off the 8085 specific "undocumented" opcodes into asm85.
full sources included.
Das Vintage Computing Festival Berlin 2020 letztes Wochenende in Zahlen - und etwas Reflektion:
When that happens to me, I go to MetaFilter. And then sometimes to AskMeFi. Or to the archives: 1,2,5 years ago. Interesting things aren't necessarily new.
#Sinclair's famous cost-cutting obsession failed him in this case: he'd got the 68008 designed in when Motorola changed the pricing and the 68000 became cheaper than what he was paying. But no new deal...
(Ever listen to John Peel? Best eclectic radio person ever... the one to emulate, surely.)
I only just found out about this
@Kickstarter to open source the Sciter HTML engine - it has <48 hours to go but I think we can do it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c-smile/open-source-sciter-engine?ref=thanks-tweet
I don't know, but you should watch Caitlin Moran's Raised by Wolves!
"the show delineates the eccentricities of the insular, home-schooled Garry family — six children, a headstrong single mother and a randy grandfather"
(Some adjustment to UK culture may be needed.)
Beowulf went with "Hwæt"
But I'm with you: 'so' feels right, often enough.
Excellent! #econet was one of the hidden gems - there are still people running such a network of beebs (and masters, and archimedes)
When that high school no longer needed those beebs, some lucky person may have snapped them up! Maybe one of this half-dozen:
Fancy a 7x speedup for your 1980s 8-bit BBC micro? Here's the theatrical trailer for Beeb816:
"On average today there are five ISAs in any given SoC."
Not only an archive of all (non-educational) bbcmicro games, but with metadata, downloadable images, cross-references to variants, and most importantly directly playable in the browser with #jsbeeb!
Some modern games in there too - quite stunning what people can wring out of an old platform!
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko