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If you look at the software code for IECVEXCP and IEFUCBOB you'll see the programmer ID PDMS. MS is for Matthew Sabins, me, you'll see that ID for the last 10 years. I strongly suspect you don't know how the code actually works or what has changed in the last couple of years. We shouldn't document what things used to do but actually what they do.

Also please sign your posts.

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Hi, if with this edit you were trying to split off some content to EXCP, you should edit that redirect and turn it into an article. To do so, click on the link, and when it takes you to the destination, find the little "redirected from..." link top left, and click on that. Then you can edit the redirect. cheers, Rd232 talk 01:44, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

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"Also referred to as SYS=xxx"[edit]

I presume "Also referred to as SYS=xxx" refers to a system generation parameter. If so, you should probably say so, for the benefit of those reading the article who aren't familiar with the details of OS/360 system generation. Guy Harris (talk) 21:57, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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17.5mm film[edit]

I saw your addition to Film perforations and while interesting - it doesn't have anything to do with Film perforations... perhaps you would be better creating an article at 17.5mm film or adding it to 35mm film. Megapixie (talk) 21:23, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thyratron[edit]

Do you have any citations for machine tool drives currently using thyratrons? You don't mean, perhaps, thyristors (solid state devices), not the vacuum tube thyratron? --Wtshymanski (talk) 18:25, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

EMD SD39[edit]

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The Academy ratio[edit]

IF (and only IF) what you state, below is TRUE, then 1.33:1 really should be 1.3333333333333333... all the way out to an infinite number of digits, as 4:3 is an irrational number.

HOWEVER, the Academy, and many others, have standardized on A/Rs specified to TWO significant digits, hence 1.37:1 (Academy), 1.66:1 (which is also irrational), 1.75:1 (which is not irrational), 1.85:1, 2.00:1 (rarely seen), 2.21:1, 2.35:1 and 2.55:1, and a few others for so-called "special venues".

The actual ratio, as projected, is seldom any one of those, as each theater usually "filed" its aperture plates from undersized plates, so as to properly fill its own screen dimensions, which very rarely actually matched one of the ratios mentioned, above.

With specific regards to "Dr. T", the titles were composed for 1.37:1, as that was what Three-Strip Technicolor was at that time. Projecting "Dr. T" at any other ratio doesn't make sense.

By the time of "Caine", Three-Strip had been modified to accommodate both 1.37:1 AND 1.85:1, and the titles, and the non-title compositions took the wider A/Rs into account.

Essentially, after "Shane", Technicolor was prepared to support 1.37, 1.66, 1.75 and 1.85, with 1.37 and 1.85 being the favorites.

Of course, 1.33 was also supported as those features eventually made it to TV, where the ratio is indeed 4:3/1.33:1, and Technicolor provided special low-contrast TV prints for those cases.


Regarding your partial reversion of my recent edit to The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, your edit summary claim that "[t]here has never been a 1.375:1 A/R" is startling, to say the least.

A projection aperture measuring 0.600 x 0.800 inches (3:4 or 1:1.333...) was tentatively specified in late 1929 (as published in the JSMPE in January 1930, page 119[1]), but 0.600 x 0.825 inches (which is exactly 1:1.375) was the standard finally settled on in 1932, as may be confirmed by countless subsequent mentions in the JSMP[T]E and other standard technical literature, this convenient graphic at the excellent WideScreen Musuem site, and Wikipedia's own Academy ratio article, which was in superior form immediately after these edits by Jack Theakston, aka Thephotoplayer, a widely known and highly regarded bona fide expert on historical film technology with actual long-time hands-on professional experience projecting vintage 35 mm prints in all formats.

My beef is with the widespread deplorable practice of truncating the fraction to two decimal places. In order, as it seems, simply to save one alphanumeric character, a number that every adolescent ought to recognize as the decimal equivalent of 3/8 is transformed into a fraction as mystifying and seemingly irrational as 1.77:1. As this is a matter of form rather than fact, it is not worth getting into an edit war over, but if the mistaken claim made in your edit summary was your only basis, perhaps you will be so kind as to undo the reversion.

BTW, although "Dr. T" was indeed filmed with the expectation that it would be projected 1.375:1, it was released after the changeover to wider ratios was underway and actually shown masked to 1:85:1 in many theaters (see this interesting and very well-documented article). Try watching it cropped to 1.77:1 sometime, by zooming it to fill a widescreen monitor, and see what a mess even that somewhat less severe ratio makes of the compositions. If centered, heads are brutally truncated. If the the top of the image is favored, which was in fact Columbia's theatrical practice, other and sometimes no less important details are lopped off. That transition period cannot have been a happy time for discerning viewers. AVarchaeologist (talk) 14:52, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

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Hot metal typesetting[edit]

Hello!

I see you've been adding information to the article Hot metal typesetting, and I wonder if you can help me make the article better. I know very little about typesetting, but I am happy to add wikilinks (if I know which article to send them to), change technical language into less technical language, and add references.

If you're happy to tell me references which support the various facts in this article, I am happy to add those references to the article in the proper way. For example, if there are a couple of sources which will back up a whole paragraph or two, that's fine. Alternatively, if a sentence here or there needs some other reference, let me know that too. I know nothing about typesetting, so I don't even know where to begin: can this all be found in a few standard works?

I'm also going to try adding wikilinks and make the article easier to read for people who know nothing about typesetting, but the problem is that I might send the links to the wrong pages, and I might accidentally make sentences inaccurate. Could you check my edits, and let me know (either on my talk page or the article talk page) if I make a mistake, preferably letting me know how to correct it? Thanks.

I look forward to working with you.

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What was the RAMAC price and capacity?[edit]

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Capacity was 5,000,000 6-bit characters (character mode) or 833,333 36-bit words (word mode).

Lease price was $3,200 per month and could not be purchased as the consent decree had yet to be imposed. The consent decree would eventually mandate that IBM provide both lease and purchase prices, and that third-party lessors could purchase equipment with IBM being required to maintain that equipment for a separate maintenance price per month.

The complete separation occurred within the early-System/370 timeframe, and thereafter it was not uncommon to find monthly rentals (from the third-party) at about 0.0172 times the IBM list price (that is, 1.72 percent of purchase price, per month), meaning the payout period was about 58 months, which was actually rather optimistic as the technology was advancing at a much more rapid pace. 0.0172 was considered very aggressive. A more realistic rate, although still somewhat aggressive, considering that Amdahl was about to drop its bomb on the hopelessly outdated System/370 Model 168 and above marketplace, would be 0.027, or about a 36 month payout.

Yes, I once worked for a company which had a 0.0172 rate, so I know with certainty that such leases were indeed possible.

And, yes, that lessor eventually went belly-up, but by that time the Model 168 had been replaced by a 3090.

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