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SubjectRe: NEWSFLASH! Linux ported to Commodore VIC-20!!
On 14 Sep 1998, Anders Melchiorsen wrote:
> (H. Peter Anvin) writes:
> > In all seriousness, with the processing speed of modern CPUs it
> > probably would be a no-brainer to support data storage to tape. In
> > fact, it really isn't very different from the "sound card modem"
> > stuff (tape adds some funky failure modes that phone lines don't have,
> > but that can probably be ignored. Of course, all error-correction has
> > to be forward error correction, since it isn't possible to get
> > feedback from the receiver. Hmm... if nothing else, this just might
> > have enough hack value for someone to do it "just because".)
> How much data would an audio tape be able to carry? Are we talking a
> few hundred kilobytes or are we in the megabyte range?

On a CBM64 with fastloader, 50K took about 2 minutes. So a C-90 tape gives you
about 2 MB.



Geert Uytterhoeven
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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