Wednesday, 27 January 2010

If Water Has Memory ...

Why did Sir Clive Sinclair never invent this?
It would have been far less wobbly. Oh and if you're not a 40+ computer nerd and Alt-Med skeptic .... move along ... nothing to see here.

9 comments:

Gavin Schofield said...

I totally get that, and I'm only 22. I was raised on the Spectrum+2 though, so that might explain it.

Either way, a brilliant and elegant 'solution' to the problem, Sir. Clive would approve.

Crispian Jago said...

Gavin,

Glad to hear our glorious early 80’s British home computing legacy has not been lost

Ross said...

Would have been perfect. Remember well the combo of RAM pack, Blutak for adhesion and milk carton for cooling. With ideas like this Sir Clive would have ruled the world.

PaulJ said...

The glories of "massive" add-on memory! The ZX81 was my first computer, but I didn't get extra memory for quite a while (if only I'd known that water would have done the job...); I had to make do with 1024 bytes of total memory — where you could actually list the entire memory contents on a single (rather small) sheet of paper....

Skittler said...

@Ross: That's really sent a shiver up my spine. I had hoped that the memory of the Blu-Tac had left me forever.
OTOH, with Crispian's memory pack the auto-succussion due to the joggling will at least give him something he can sell at Boots.

PaulJ said...

"OTOH, with Crispian's memory pack the auto-succussion due to the joggling will at least give him something he can sell at Boots."

It must be the auto-succussion that has superscripted the "2" in H2O (which is normally subscripted, if my pedantic memory of O-level chemistry is correct....)

Crispian Jago said...

PaulJ,

10 PRINT "WHY IS THE 2 IN SUPERCRIPT NOT SUBSCRIP?"
20 INPUT A$
30 IF A$="CRISPIAN IS A FUCKWIT" THEN GOTO 200
40 PRINT "COULD IT PERHAPS BE THE QUIRKY NATUTE OF SIR CLIVE?"
50 INPUT B$
60 IF B$ = “y” OR B$ = “Y” OR B$ = “Yes” THEN GOTO 100
70 PRINT "BUGGERED IF I KNOW EITHER
80 STOP
100 PRINT "THERE YOU GO THEN”
110 STOP
200 PRINT "THAT IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY"

RUN

Crispian Jago said...

SYNTAX ERROR



Oops. Forgot to close my quotes

Shadeburst said...

Crispian, when are you going to have a go at Kashrut? Specifically, at the idea that cooking utensils permanently acquire their status simply by contact with foodstuffs? I quote the Judaism 101 page:

'A utensil picks up the kosher "status" (meat, dairy, pareve, or treif) of the food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it, and transmits that status back to the next food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it.'

http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm

The same principle as homeopathy?