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Old 12-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #21
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9600 was but a dream for me when I started with bulletain boards and LISTSERVS, as an early teenager I could not afford a V.90, but was very happy the day I added an off brand 56K to my old 4086, (which I was VERY proud of at the time with it's 8 mbs of video memory and 32 mb RAM).

LOL, definately way over used. I try not to get too bent out of shape about stuff like that but deep down it bugs me. It bugs me because I feel like, "hey I knew what that meant first", and the other people at that time who knew, I shared an odd bond with. These are the same people that knew how to use html tags in chat to change colors or fonts before java ruled, the same people that know DOS commands and remember how exciting it was to finally beat Myst, and then rush out to buy a copy of Riven. Back then I was ashamed to be a computer nerd, outside of playing sports in school I didn't have a lot of freinds. Now it's something I'm proud of.
I'm with you. In every way. Except I didn't play sports in school. I read Byte and wondered what it all meant because I was too poor to buy a pack of single sided floppies. But I knew, deep down, nerd was the way.

My first love ran on CP/M. The Osborne. Go LOL yourselves insincere LOLers. You have no idea how deep the rabbit hole goes.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:36 AM   #22
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But how many here remember watching Red Dwarf??

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #23
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I'm with you. In every way. Except I didn't play sports in school. I read Byte and wondered what it all meant because I was too poor to buy a pack of single sided floppies. But I knew, deep down, nerd was the way.

My first love ran on CP/M. The Osborne. Go LOL yourselves insincere LOLers. You have no idea how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Wow. I haven't heard anyone mention CP/M since the 80's. The c: and a: Drives were switched if I recall correctly.
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Anyone old enough for 8 inch floppies?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:43 AM   #25
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Like Pioneer Trail on Apple 2e

 
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Anyone old enough for 8 inch floppies?
Yeah, but our system used the 5-1/4" floppy floppies. Remember punching a hole on the edge so that you could make it double sided?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:46 AM   #28
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Anyone old enough for 8 inch floppies?
Phsssht. I had one of those. Never got it to work. It was part of some stuff that State Farm (Insurance) scrapped. I did try though. I dug it out of a dumpster.
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Anyone old enough for 8 inch floppies?
Hell, that seems like just yesterday. Anyone remember decks of punched cards? Punched paper tape? My first encounter with a computer was programming in Fortran II on an IBM 1620 in 1965. Magnetic core memory - all 20K characters of it. Arithmetic operations by table lookup from core memory - talk about sloooooow! But somehow it was a lot more fun in those days.

 
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