Sunday
May282017

RCR Episode 153 - Random Access Memories

Host's Topic: Random Access Memories

RAM limitations. Early on in home/personal computing, we were faced with very real RAM constraints. Not like today’s RAM measured in GBs and added in freely, only really affecting disk reliance. What do you remember about bumping into RAM limits, planning programs around them, finding failures, expanding, etc.

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, Kevin Savetz, and Carrington Vanston

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RCR Episode 153: May 28, 2017

Sunday
May142017

RCR Episode 152 - Future nostalgists

Host's Topic: Future nostalgists

We're nostalgic for our formative computing years now, but lots of that old cool stuff got discarded or broken or traded along the way. D'oh! If only we'd been thinking of now then. But the kids of today will be our age at some point. Are we doing any better for their generation? What will they want back? Or, maybe easier: What do we wish our parents or former selves had hung onto?

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

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RCR Episode 152: May 14, 2017

Sunday
Apr232017

RCR Episode 151

Panelists: Jack Nutting (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host's Topic: Is this important?

Is this old stuff objectively important, or is it just nostalgia?

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RCR Episode 151: April 23, 2017

Sunday
Apr022017

RCR Episode 150

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Spring cleaning

Do you remove the accumulated goop? How do you remove the accumulated goop?

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RCR Episode 150: April 2, 2017

Sunday
Mar192017

RCR Episode 149

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Still Going Strong

Adobe Illustrator recently turned 30 years old. AutoCAD is 34, Microsoft Word and Excel are both over 30, and Mathematica is 28. Even the IBM PC emulator DOSBox is itself now almost 15 years old. What new versions of old applications do you still regularly use today?

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RCR Episode 149: March 19, 2017