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tezco

Sig P85
Nov 9, 2012
819
4
Colorado
Weird. My PCs have given me the degree symbols reliably for alt-248 for over 15 years (it may be 20 years...). Maybe you're using a different device.

Gee, you learn something new every day. Alt-0176 works too.... If I just knew what all the other alt -xxx's were, I'd haveWindings at my fingertips... Wouldn't you know, Alt-1 is ☺, mr smiley! Or at least the Mr Smiley that got caught by the head shrinkers...
 

jkirkebo

Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU
Jun 13, 2010
961
12
Fredrikstad, Norway
Weird. My PCs have given me the degree symbols reliably for alt-248 for over 15 years (it may be 20 years...). Maybe you're using a different device.

He might be using AltGr instead of Alt ? Also on laptops, the top row doesn't work for this. You have to engage NumLock and use the alternative numeric keyboard (using MJKLUIO789)
 

bbmertz

Model Y
Mar 23, 2012
343
75
North Carolina
Are you all speaking in a foreign language? :wink: Clearly no one has yet received the long-awaited 4.2 update, otherwise this thread would be dominated with info regarding the newly released features, etc.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
I must be showing my age. The only programming language I have even remotely mastered was 8086 assembly ;)

If you said 6502 or 6800 assembly, you'd get more age credit. :) I rather liked the 6800 instruction set, a beautiful beautiful processor. The 8086 instruction set was designed by some type of flailing monkey with 2 sticks of chalk in each of its hands in front of a divided-table chalkboard.
 

GeekGirls

Kid in Candy Store
Dec 30, 2012
312
90
Seattle
If you said 6502 or 6800 assembly, you'd get more age credit. :) I rather liked the 6800 instruction set, a beautiful beautiful processor. The 8086 instruction set was designed by some type of flailing monkey with 2 sticks of chalk in each of its hands in front of a divided-table chalkboard.

I couldn't agree more. I was rather jealous of the instruction set offered on 6809-based systems, but none of the actual hardware appealed to me all that much. 6502 was forgivable only because it was constrained to be cost effective. 8086 was an abomination that I avoided so long as I could comfortably inhabit the 680x0 world.

... but for some of us our native language is Objective-C. Option-0 it is!
 

TEG

Teslafanatic
Aug 20, 2006
21,790
8,781
"Back in the day" I was writing Z80 assembly for TRS-80, and 6502 assembly for CBM PET & VIC...

8086=Original PC.
80286...80386...80486... Then Pentium vs Sparc... The old CISC vs RISC days.
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,526
2,994
@mods - Programming languages are off-topic relative to MS-DOS/Windows functionality related to Alt + Numeric Keypad combinations. ;)
 

bonnie

I play a nice person on twitter.
Feb 6, 2011
16,427
9,740
Columbia River Gorge
If you said 6502 or 6800 assembly, you'd get more age credit. :) I rather liked the 6800 instruction set, a beautiful beautiful processor. The 8086 instruction set was designed by some type of flailing monkey with 2 sticks of chalk in each of its hands in front of a divided-table chalkboard.

Where's stevezzz when I need him? We were 2/3 of a 3-person team tasked with porting an entire operating system to the Motorola 6800 in ... wait for it ... one week. (We actually took two.) The schedule was along the lines of "at 3:15, Steve will finish x. Bonnie will finish y at 4pm." I still have a copy of that. Slept in the office, felt guilty when the three of us snuck out to see a movie one night, I was locked in the women's room at about 2am when the lock fixture failed, and and and.

Ahh the memories when I hear '6800'.
 

markwj

Moderator, Asia Pacific
Apr 10, 2011
4,603
1,218
Hong Kong
"Back in the day" I was writing Z80 assembly for TRS-80, and 6502 assembly for CBM PET & VIC...

8086=Original PC.
80286...80386...80486... Then Pentium vs Sparc... The old CISC vs RISC days.

Z80 for me too (bunch of home machines, and early CPM).
 

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