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Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: IBM PS/2 Model 25 processor

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  • Timothy J Fagan
    Had to wait til I got to work today (COBOL developer here - yes, MainFrame... ugh...). ABCDEFGH $C1 $C2 $C3 $C4 $C5 $C6 $C7 $C8
    Message 1 of 54 , Mar 28, 2006
      Had to wait 'til I got to work today (COBOL developer here - yes, MainFrame... ugh...).
       
      ABCDEFGH
      $C1 $C2 $C3 $C4 $C5 $C6 $C7 $C8
      1000000110000010100000111000010010000101100001101000011110001000
       
      See - I even showed the hex part of the conversion. There it is in EBSDIC (sic). Now, what do I win?!?! :-)))
       
      --Timster--
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Chris M
      Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: IBM PS/2 Model 25 processor

      assuming thats ascii (like I would know) - now do it
      in EBSDIC. Ill bet anything even Sridhar cant...
      --- midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      <starbase89@...> wrote:
      > madodel wrote:
      >
      > >Chris M wrote:
      > > 
      > >
      > >>that still doesnt answer why...
      > >>   
      > >>
      > >
      > >Why not?  I've already explained binary to my 12
      year old daughter.  She
      > >was interested in how computers work. I gave her a
      history lesson
      > >(unfortunately all they seem to learn in school is
      worthless nonsense about
      > >microsuck products) and the math was just part of
      it.
      > >
      > >Mark
      > >
      > >
      > > 
      > >
      >
      01000001010000100100001101000100010001010100011001000111
      > ABCDEFG
      > Why do I need an explanation?


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    • Timothy J Fagan
      I know it s EBCDIC - I ve been a mainframer for almost 20 years! :-) That s why I put (sic) after my repeated misspelling - that means I know it was
      Message 54 of 54 , Mar 31, 2006
        I know it's EBCDIC - I've been a mainframer for almost 20 years! :-)
         
        That's why I put (sic) after my repeated misspelling - that means I know it was misspelled, I'm just repeating it as it was requested!!! ;-)
         
        --Timster--
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: ysgdhio
        Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 7:53 PM
        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: IBM PS/2 Model 25 processor

        On 3/28/06, Timothy J Fagan <TimothyJFagan@...> wrote:
        See - I even showed the hex part of the conversion. There it is in EBSDIC (sic). Now, what do I win?!?! :-)))

        You earn the right to correctly abbreviate "Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code". ;-)

        (Couldn't help it. I grew up in "IBM country", not far from White Plains, NY)


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