[Coco] 30 years...time flies
gheskett at shentel.net
Wed Mar 22 13:08:11 EDT 2017
On Wednesday 22 March 2017 12:40:39 Dave Philipsen wrote:
> Ah, yes. Well the nice thing about it is you can just re-program them.
If you had the data. We did not, and neither did the vendor, too old.
That machine had been a problem child from the gitgo, and my crying
about it finally got CBS to replace the whole system network wide, with
a much more capable message system. That box was as buggy as a 10 day
old road kill, crashing many times a day, and cooking its power supply
about annually. I was glad to see it hit the bin from my hands after
installing the new one.
> I have a 2708 EPROM that is a least 35 years old...still going strong.
If the window is covered by something opaque to the shorter wavelengths
of UV light, I saw some propaganda about that old that said they
estimated its retention at 10,000 years. So it should easily outlast the
device that uses it. By about 9.99 eons. :)
> Dave Philipsen
> > On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:34 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net>
> >> On Wednesday 22 March 2017 11:07:35 Dave Philipsen wrote:
> >> Bit rot with EPROMs? I'll have to hear the story on that one! 😂
> >> Dave
> > I've had it happen. Took years though. Whomever programmed it
> > didn't put a sticker on the window, and it was in a well lit,
> > daylight FL room with a vented cover the light could shine right
> > thru.
> > I've erased them on purpose by putting them out in the sun for 10
> > days or so too.
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>
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