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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:43 am

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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by eslapion » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:52 am

Yeah but...

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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by ckoba » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:15 am

Seriously, the best way to make Jim Drew go away is to post Google Groups links to his thirty-year history of deception every time he pops up. His past is akin to his personal Kryptonite. Don't debate him on the facts, because he's fact-deaf. Debate his track record.

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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by eslapion » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:32 am

ckoba wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:15 am
Seriously, the best way to make Jim Drew go away is to post Google Groups links to his thirty-year history of deception every time he pops up. His past is akin to his personal Kryptonite. Don't debate him on the facts, because he's fact-deaf. Debate his track record.
Well, go ahead and indulge us Mr. Kobayashi ;)
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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by ckoba » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:47 am

Sure thing.

Jim claims to be in talks with Adobe to port Photoshop (not Illustrator, my mistake) here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... MFvkKzZ4wJ

Zalman Stern refutes this here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... Nybe7yv8sJ and in more detail and vitriol towards Jim here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... YcUe5HTPYJ

Jim attempted to license a rather good Apple ][ emulator to bundle with the Emplant. When he didn't like the licensing fee, he claimed that the emulator was stolen from an initially unnamed developer (later said to be Greg Berlin). The author's angry rebuttal is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... V_jWIJAGcJ

Jim promised an Emplant to a rather high-profile user for evaluation purposes, but repeatedly lied about its status. That particular story is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... 4uzGj9Z5kJ

Jim screwed up the design of the original Amiga SuperCard. When called out on it by a Q-Link sysop, he denied ever having been on Q-Link. The sysop's story is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... WdAOFO4VgJ and Jim's literal "who the hell are you" is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... w3eZuH63gJ and the sysops's rebuttal is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... YJgNFKlr4J and another Q-Link user backing up the sysop is here: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sy ... uqBv_62pQJ

That's just from two threads. There are dozens more. The one where Commodore employees accuse Jim of having stolen code from AmigaOS is a doozy, but I can't find the original thread right now.

(edit: pasted the wrong link for Zalman's initial "no")

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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:05 am

Good grief, how hard is it to understand this:

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Jim, if a TTL chip signals a "1" output at 2.5V, and it goes to a CMOS input that only sees a "1" starting at 3.5V, what is the value of the bit?

0.87?
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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by eslapion » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:16 am

The above graph is the reason why PLAnkton runs at 3.6V instead of 3.3... 3.6 is more than 3.5...
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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:29 am

So your 1s are 1, and not 0.87?
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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by eslapion » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:26 pm

Gyro Gearloose wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:29 am
So your 1s are 1, and not 0.87?
My 1s can be all sorts of things. Some people say I like bits ... and pieces.

Those of PLAnkton, on the other hand don't like fractions at all. Only complete zeros and ones getting in and out of there.
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Re: What the %$@# is up with links from certain other forums?

Post by JimDrew » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Gyro Gearloose wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:05 am
Good grief, how hard is it to understand this:

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Jim, if a TTL chip signals a "1" output at 2.5V, and it goes to a CMOS input that only sees a "1" starting at 3.5V, what is the value of the bit?

0.87?
You guys are missing the fact that the 1541/1571 disk drive outputs either 4.85v (or more, depending on actual Vcc) for a high, and .125v (or less) for a low on the address and data bus, when reading/writing data. That's it - period. There are no other voltages that are latched on the bus. Because of this, there are no possible issues. I agree if there were some marginal voltages below the acceptable thresholds, then certainly there could be a problem - but that is never going to be the case with the 1541/1571... and 28 years of boards working has definitely proved that.

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