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Willard Goosey
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Wankel engines are cool!
 
The Wankel Engine

This is a type of internal combustion engine that doesn't use the common cylindrical piston, but a more eccentric one. These engines are called rotary engines and produce far higher power-to-weight ratios that a piston engine. 
It has no reciprocating parts, almost no vibration, cheaper to mass produce (since it has fewer parts), and never needs oil changes (oil remains uncontaminated by the combustion process).
Unfortunately, material stresses and expansion are non-neglidgeble, and rotor sealing is a prime problem, because each chamber has vastly different temperatures. The big moving chamber also slows down the combustion and causes the steam to squeeze.

Despite it's disadvantages, it is still used in a few sports cars and bikes (notably the Mazda RX-8 and the Norton Classic).

For more information, and actual pictures of this engine :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine
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+Jay Maynard you took the words right out of my mouth.
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Love the filk!
 
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Oh  St IGNUcius!
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New (to me) book!

When I got my first computer, a Tandy Color Computer 3, I was still in middle school. And the Raton Middle School library had a copy of this book. I spent many hours typing in code from this book, and more hours playing the resulting games.

Somehow one of the games got lost. I think it might have been a tape I/O error? Don't remember. By that point I was in High School with no access to to MS library.

Naturally, this lost game has grown with nostalgia, becoming the BEST GAME EVER.

Now, thanks to Amazon I get to type the game in again, and see if it lives up to nostalgia. It probably won't, but half the fun will be finding out. :-)
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New (to me) book!

When I got my first computer, a Tandy Color Computer 3, I was still in middle school. And the Raton Middle School library had a copy of this book. I spent many hours typing in code from this book, and more hours playing the resulting games.

Somehow one of the games got lost. I think it might have been a tape I/O error? Don't remember. By that point I was in High School with no access to to MS library.

Naturally, this lost game has grown with nostalgia, becoming the BEST GAME EVER.

Now, thanks to Amazon I get to type the game in again, and see if it lives up to nostalgia. It probably won't, but half the fun will be finding out. :-)
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I have an 68030 performa with macos7.1P5. Is there a program to handle .dmg disk images for this cpu/os?
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At least half of Socorro had a 3-hour power outage. That's a sure sign of Summer!
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It does seem to have improved over the years
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New (to me) book!

When I got my first computer, a Tandy Color Computer 3, I was still in middle school. And the Raton Middle School library had a copy of this book. I spent many hours typing in code from this book, and more hours playing the resulting games.

Somehow one of the games got lost. I think it might have been a tape I/O error? Don't remember. By that point I was in High School with no access to to MS library.

Naturally, this lost game has grown with nostalgia, becoming the BEST GAME EVER.

Now, thanks to Amazon I get to type the game in again, and see if it lives up to nostalgia. It probably won't, but half the fun will be finding out. :-)
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New (to me) book!

When I got my first computer, a Tandy Color Computer 3, I was still in middle school. And the Raton Middle School library had a copy of this book. I spent many hours typing in code from this book, and more hours playing the resulting games.

Somehow one of the games got lost. I think it might have been a tape I/O error? Don't remember. By that point I was in High School with no access to to MS library.

Naturally, this lost game has grown with nostalgia, becoming the BEST GAME EVER.

Now, thanks to Amazon I get to type the game in again, and see if it lives up to nostalgia. It probably won't, but half the fun will be finding out. :-)
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New (to me) book!

When I got my first computer, a Tandy Color Computer 3, I was still in middle school. And the Raton Middle School library had a copy of this book. I spent many hours typing in code from this book, and more hours playing the resulting games.

Somehow one of the games got lost. I think it might have been a tape I/O error? Don't remember. By that point I was in High School with no access to to MS library.

Naturally, this lost game has grown with nostalgia, becoming the BEST GAME EVER.

Now, thanks to Amazon I get to type the game in again, and see if it lives up to nostalgia. It probably won't, but half the fun will be finding out. :-)
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My CoCo3 has always been my game machine of choice.
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Mosin for the win! BOOM
 
Hilarious comparison of AK-47, AR-15 and Mosin-Nagant rifles.
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Introduction
Raton High UberGeek, New Mexico Tech CS nut, collector of old computers, programmer, writer, linux+CoCo+CPM+m100 nut, shadetree mechanic

Bragging rights
Official maintainer of the OS-9/6x09 C preprocessor, creator of ROG, the TRS-80 Model 100 roguelike game.
Education
  • New Mexico Tech
    Computer Science, 1992 - 2001
  • Raton High
    high school, 1988 - 1992
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Willard Frank Goosey III
One of my favorite restaurants in Socorro! After 20 years of eating there I've never had bad food or bad service! Highly recommended!
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This has been one of my favorite places to eat for nearly 20 years! This is basically where I learned to love New Mexican food.
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