[time-nuts] Different breed of time nuttery
tshoppa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 11:14:53 EST 2014
I think the realization that it takes thousands of feet of bit-serial
crafted rope, is part of the art. Just IMHO.
Something like the "core rope fixed memory" of the 60's,
Many industrial machines internally still emulate the "infinite paper tape
loop" concept from 50+ years ago when CNC was new. Young guys who have
never programmed that way may not appreciate how programming with zero
cleverness is in itself clever (making it far easier to predict performance
etc. even though the performance is going to be low.)
On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Jim Lux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 2/23/14 8:11 PM, Daniel Mendes wrote:
>> This is a different breed of time nuttery than usual in this list but i
>> think that at least some of you will enjoy it:
>> Found it at hack a day....
> An enormous amount of work went into painting the pattern on that rope too.
> A cleverer approach would have been if there were multiple shorter rope
> loops... Or geared ropes.
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