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The So Called Good Old Days  
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
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A blast from the past. Times do change for the better.


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3830 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Wow, I must buy that.

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

My mobile phone is more powerful than that!


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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

"...lightning-fast 20MHz..."

 rotfl 

I miss my old Mac Plus.  Sad


User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I'd say that was a pretty nice computer for the time. The microchannel bus really rocked ISA back in those days.

-DrDeke



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Not as good as...



 Wink


User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Yeah, nothing beats running a comptuer and television set to work on my home energy use figures during the 1979 energy crisis  Wink.

-DrDeke



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Wow, what would my frame rate be for Flight Sim?  Wink


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Funny thing is tho - I actually did more true computer 'stuff' on one of those ancient boxes than I ever do on my 2.xGHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, 17" Flat Panel, Dell. Anybody can turn on a PC and click on a link, but back in the day, I wrote my own inventory and invoicing programs in BASIC, did all my navigation using self written .bat files, etc. Ahh to be a geek in the 80s


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 7):
Wow, what would my frame rate be for Flight Sim?

You wouldn't fit it on the HDD. And I don't think you get a CD reader, either!



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

More importantly, how many freakin' 5" floppies would you need?  eek 

User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
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I always enjoyed visiting http://oldcomputers.net/

Makes you appreciate modern tech.

Kev.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 10):
how many freakin' 5" floppies would you need?

Floppies? We don't need no stinkin floppies! I've got my cassette player and two blank cassette tapes right here!  old 



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 10):
More importantly, how many freakin' 5" floppies would you need?

6462 I believe!



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 12):
Floppies? We don't need no stinkin floppies! I've got my cassette player and two blank cassette tapes right here!

Which you should have backed-up on reel-to-reel, you whippersnapper!


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Er.......I am sure I have one of those upstairs waiting to go to the tip !!

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):
6462 I believe!

Holy crap! "Please eject Disk 2248 and insert Disk 2249. Push 'Next' to continue."  faint 


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20784 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

I've just gotten a craving for a good game of Pong.


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Or even worse, on disk 6459

Data Error Reading drive A:

Abort,Retry,Ignore,Fail?



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Does it come with the secretary with the 80ies hairstyle and the ugly glasses?


rolf
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Lol... I think the old components display at the computer centre of my uni would be something for you folks. I'll try to remember getting a bit of data tomorrow.


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