this is neat, you can intuit which proteins are which part of the structure by the numbers. the structure is icosahedral, so anything which is a multiple of 30 could be edge structure, multiples of 12 could be vertex, multiples of 20 could be face.
Just check out the character set on this daisy wheel
If you're trying to convince me this *isn't* part of a manual from a Zachtronics game, well, I'm not buying it
"7 apr 67:
TTY2 occasionally want horiz space after CR"
'a scanned PDF of the handwritten log of computer use at Stanford’s AI lab in 1967'
/via Robin Sloan's newsletter
On further reflection I may even be misremembering a PostScript cartridge even existing, because it looks like these slots were intended for additional fonts
That's right, if you wanted to use another font, you'd have to plug in a cartridge, like a peasant
I did find this image of the HP Deskjet 500 mainboard on an ebay sale, which pretty much answers my question: the postscript card was probably just a plug-in ROM, which begs the question of why the printer didn't just ship with PS support. How much would it have added to the BOM to populate XU9? *google* oh, ffs, of couse, it's because Adobe was charging crazy license fees for its PS rendering engine. Adobe: Always Awful
I found this because I was looking for information on the cartridge slots on the HP 500. One of the only other hits was a link to me, asking the same question, on tumblr, in 2014
This thread, in which someone earnestly attempts to get a driver for an HP Deskjet 500 from an HP support forum, is lowkey heartbreaking
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