Python programming

William Ray Wing wrw at
Fri Mar 7 03:27:33 CET 2014

On Mar 6, 2014, at 8:24 PM, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:

> In article <mailman.7884.1394151937.18130.python-list at>,
> Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:
>> On 06 Mar 2014 02:51:54 GMT, albert at (Albert van der
>> Horst) declaimed the following:
>>> In article <roy-A94C1B.22041912022014 at>,
>>> Roy Smith  <roy at> wrote:
>>>> In article <ldhcau$d9v$1 at>,
>>>> Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>>>>> On 2014-02-13, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:
>>>>>>   An S-100 wire-wrap board.
>>>>> Yup, been there done that!
>>>> Never did S-100, but I did do a custom Unibus card (wirewrap).
>>>> You know you're working with a Real Computer (tm) when the +5V power
>>>> supply can deliver as much current as an arc welder.
>>> I've a 64 node Parsytec transputer system in the hall way with
>>> dual 5V 100A power supplies. Does that count?
>> 	I spotted a device on the table of the company calibration office...
>> 	As I recall, it was a 100A capable resistor... 0.10 OHM.
>> 	No idea what it was meant for; big binding posts at one end, and a slab
>> of sheet steel in a "W" shape (smooth curves, not sharp bends).
> External shunt for an ammeter?

More likely a dummy load for power supply testing.  (Normally, ammeter shunts are sized to dissipate as little power as possible.)


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