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May 9, 2014

Two for Friday

devadutta @ 11:05 am, GMT +0000 ( 1399633516 ) Play
2014-05-14

Two guest questions today! Yay!

1. Rogi asks

You’ve heard of the Jacquard Loom?  This is on the other end of that spectrum. What was the method used, called? We will accept the proper term or the humorous acronym.

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2. Manish Achuth asks

What is this guy holding? He basically proved something that happened in 1983.

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Cracked by: Rogi , Manish Achuth , s m muneer ali , Sumanth Patlolla , Dibyo , Ananth , Jayaprakash B R , Bipin Banavalikar and Siddharth C S

Answer:
Answer 1: “Little Old Ladies” or “LOL” was the term used for the programming or rope core memory like that used in early space probes and the Apollo Guidance Module’s memory core.

Answer 2: Atari’s ET game. The sale was so bad that
Atari went bankrupt and filled 14 trucks with unsold cartridges that they dumped in a New Mexico landfill.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

10 Responses to “Two for Friday”

  1. Rogi
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    Man I hated those pits!


  2. Rogi
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    Oh… And the programming method for rope core memory was called, “Little Old Ladies” or just “LOL”


  3. Manish Achuth
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    LOL memory – Little Old Lady Memory

    Atari ET games stash.


  4. s m muneer ali
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    Core Rope Memory & E.T catridge from Atari Games.


  5. Sumanth Patlolla
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    1) Core rope memory or the Little Old Lady memory
    2) E.T. video game cartridges supposedly dumped in a New Mexico landfill in the early 80s


  6. Dibyo
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    1. Core Rope Memory, or LOL memory
    2. The Atari ET game that was buried in a landfill


  7. Ananth
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    1) Core rope memory/LOL memory
    2) Film Director Zak Penn shows off his find: a copy of the infamous Atari 2600 ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ game. Atari had dumped a large number of cartridges in the desert.


  8. 2. Unearthing of 1984 ET game by Atari at a desert in New Mexico


  9. Bipin Banavalikar
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    1. Core rope memory or LOL memory
    2. Film Director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M., on Saturday. Producers of a documentary dug in a southeastern New Mexico landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the game that has been called the worst game in the history of video gaming and were buried there in 1983


  10. Siddharth C S
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    The Video game burial ground in 1983 by Atari


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