User talk:Peter Flass

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Relocation (computing) image[edit]

Hi Peter, regarding real-time computing, I was thinking of manual braking, but anti-lock has the computerized ABS anti-lock braking system, which does mean it qualifies as a valid example. It's the speed sensor monitoring that qualifies it in real-time. Good call. MM MightyMaven (talk) 06:53, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I've just been reading the Relocation_(computing) article, and noticed a minor error in this nice table you made:

Relocation example.tif

The first address in the first machine code box should be 0, not 1.

As it's an image rather than text, could you please fix this when you have the time?

Peturb (talk) 14:56, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Nice job on Saratoga Lake.

Bearian (talk) 00:28, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

TOS 360[edit]

There wasn't a lot of comment, but it seems like your TOS 360 merge idea is approved (See Talk:TOS/360). Due to a huge 3-year backlog, WP Merge is not able to perform it for you. So, please go ahead and do the merge yourself. The general process:

  1. I would suggest that you open each article in tabs on your web browser, and hit the edit button on both.
  2. Cut content out of TOS 360 and paste to DOS 360.
  3. Once the content has been moved, save DOS 360 with the edit summary "Merged in TOS/360".
  4. On TOS/360, delete everything and replace with "#REDIRECT [[DOS/360 and successors]] {{R from merge}}". Use "Redirect after merge to DOS/360 and successors" as an edit summary.
  5. On Talk:TOS/360, add "{{merged-to|DOS/360 and successors|date you merged}}" to the top of the page.
  6. On Talk:DOS/360 and successors, add "{{merged-from|TOS/360|date you merged}}" to the top of that page.

The merged-to and merged-from tags are important due to our copyright (see WP:Merge and delete), which requires that page histories are always preserved as long as they are used in articles.

Thanks, D O N D E groovily Talk to me 12:38, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

IBM 2741[edit]

The code chart is a nice add. Do you have the codes for shift in, shift out, space, circle-C, etc.? How about the "correspondence" code? I'll do the table work if you can ship me a reference chart... I ditched my 2741 manuals decades ago. Jeh (talk) 00:54, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

The charts are in the manual that's the first external link. I have plans to add the control codes, but probably won't do the other code charts for now, so if you want to do it, have at it.Peter Flass (talk) 11:41, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

A question about Grand Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs, New York)[edit]

I noticed your edit noting the proposed hotel at Congress Plaza. The coordinates on the article show that the hotel was on the site of the current building, 321 Broadway aka Congress Park Centre, which houses Cold Stone, the Gap, etc. I don't think the Grand Union was at the Congress Plaza site because that is not on Broadway, it is set back about a block. Do you have a source confirming the location? Listroiderbobtalk'tribs 03:27, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Henry Walton[edit]

I added an image to Henry Walton (American painter), which i think would be a nice addition to the article on the gold rush itself. thanks for creating an article on this artist.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 20:14, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Devereux Emmet[edit]

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SSRR[edit]

Hello Peter, I saw you posted a pix of one of the aquducts of the old Saratoga and Schenectady RR. I am trying to find other engineering pieces of the old road and could use your help. I cannot find a map that shows me the old route that could be traced. Do you know of one? Thanks DonDrittner (talk) 18:52, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Interrupts[edit]

Hello there, and thank you very much for your correction on the Interrupt article! Simply awesome, and I'm so glad that someone actually reviews all those changes to the articles. :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 11:59, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

About Software Engineering Associates, Inc.[edit]

Hello Peter_Flass! I've noticed that you have created an article about the company mentioned in the heading of this section. At first, it seems to me an article compatible with the A7 criteria for speedy deletion, because the article "does not indicate why its subject is important or significant". Since you are an experienced editor, instead of just requesting a speedy deletion I'm contacting you to understand whether the article could be modified to provide one or more hints about the importance or notability of the discussed subject. Best regards! LowLevel73(talk) 03:50, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

"Is this BE"?[edit]

Not unless BE stands for Bad English, it isn't… thanks for reverting. Bishonen | talk 13:14, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

PIC code -- your recent edit[edit]

The entire article is religious and thus should be removed according to your NPOV policy... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.73.228.23 (talk) 23:22, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Honeywell Level 6[edit]

Thanks for creating the Honeywell Level 6 page, which I've contributed to today. I joined Honeywell "L6TAC" (Level 6 Technical Assistance Centre) as a graduate in 1984 and worked on this series through to when I left to join IBM in 1991, still have good knowledge and fond memories of it. I'm also still in touch with many co-workers from this time so I think it's possible to contribute a lot to this article from our collective memories. I'll spread the word. The main challenge is being able to find suitable citations from this pre-WWW era. The only reasonably detailed and accurate citation for the Unix coprocessor is blacklisted on Wikipedia (have added it to the talk page for now).

An anecdote for Christmas: The GCOS 6 Office Automation System (WP6 / OAS / ONE Plus) word processor was actually written in an interpreted language created specially for the purpose, called "Gospel". Needless to say, the interpreter, built into the word processing executable, was called "The Preacher". Best wishes Sandvika (talk) 17:34, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

File:WhiteSulphurSpring Springhouse.jpg[edit]

Hi Peter, I am attempting to add coordinates to the article White Sulphur Spring and saw your photograph. Can you identify where the photo was taken?  B E C K Y S A Y L E 20:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Microprocessor versions of IBM S/360[edit]

This is probably TMI for System call, but there were microprocessor versions of the S/360 line of processors; I believe that the P/390 and R/390 were the last ones. Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz Username:Chatul (talk) 21:09, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Enable Software, Inc.[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Software Engineering Associates, Inc.[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thank you for your images which really improve this historic places articles in and around Saratoga County, New York! I've begun transferring many of them over to the Commons where they can benefit all Wikimedia projects. Nick⁠—⁠Contact/Contribs 23:22, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

acronymity[edit]

Below is the table of GE/Honeywell's GBCD code, a variant of BCD code. For acronyms where the last letter corresponds to the following word (ATM machine) it does seem that the word should go. Not so obvious here. But then why not also remove the code after GBCD? Gah4 (talk) 22:28, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

I didn't want to change it that much, but just wondered. Did you also consider removing code from GBCD code? I could be happy either way. Gah4 (talk) 01:17, 22 September 2015 (UTC)


Autopatrolled[edit]

Dear Peter, thanks for writing articles such as Joseph Bettys. I was surprised to see no-one had set your account as an autopatroller, so I've taken the liberty of fixing that. ϢereSpielChequers 09:03, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph Bettys[edit]

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"...but I still like the jacquard loom because of its use of punched cards."[edit]

The Jacquard loom never read a punched card. The loom read a paper tape. Look at the tape; on each side you'll see the sprocket holes used to pull the tape through the loom. Yes, the tape was constructed from punched cards - but the loom DOESN'T KNOW THAT. The loom is reading what it thinks is a paper tape, technology developed by Bouchon in 1725. Jacquard only made a sturdier, easier to copy and repair, tape (and other changes to the loom itself).

Essinger's "book" - got him prizes and a lot of money. Look at page 159 where he states Hollerith never left "a single word of writing". That claim let Essinger write whatever he wanted - attributing Hollerith's work to the loom. Now look at Austrian's biography of Hollerith, p.15, where Hollerith's writing is reprinted. (So we know that Essinger did not read as far as p.15 or ignored it to make more spectacular claims). The distinction between the loom and the punch photograph is the difference between command (loom) and data (punch photo). Which no one awarding prizes seems to have been aware of. Nor is Essinger aware of it.

50.136.242.131 (talk) 20:39, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

One distinction between cards and tape is that you can insert/remove cards from a deck easily, while for paper tape you punch a whole new tape. But then again, paper tape might be cheaper. As well as I know, Jacquard used cards attached together, but they could be detached for insert/remove editing. I don't know when continuous rolls of paper were first created such as needed for paper tape or continuous form printers. Gah4 (talk) 23:40, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

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A Barnstar for You![edit]

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For your hard work on the lakes in the Capital Region of New YorkJJBers (talk) 21:06, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Corinth, New York has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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360/20[edit]

Thanks for the MOS:TENSE for the 360/20. By the way, the one in the lower picture is running. Last year I computed 5000 digits of pi on it, I suspect the first person to ever do that. Gah4 (talk) 23:42, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

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Multics[edit]

Perhaps you know already, but Multics is pretty well revived and new releases are made occasionally. User:larsbrinkhoff —Preceding undated comment added 06:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Two boxes of cards[edit]

At IBM 1130, it is an "illustration" of 4000 punched cards that raises more questions than it answers to say they filled two boxes. A better illustration of 4000 punched cards would be a photo of two boxes of punched cards. Are you able to contribute such a photo? Spike-from-NH (talk) 00:15, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Honeywell 6000 history[edit]

Hi Peter,

I saw your entry on the talk page for the Honeywell 6000 series. I've done a considerable amount of archaeology and research on these systems. Are you still interested in answers to the questions you asked on that talk page, and potentially in doing some collaboration to improve the 6000 article? Kiralexis (talk) 16:55, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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