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The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:41 am

A blast from the past. Times do change for the better.


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Birdwatching
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:12 am

Wow, I must buy that.

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mhodgson
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:16 am

My mobile phone is more powerful than that!
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IAH777
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:40 am

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

 rotfl 

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DrDeke
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:35 am

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

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9VSPO
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:38 am

Not as good as...



 Wink
 
DrDeke
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:41 am

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

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yooyoo
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:42 am

Wow, what would my frame rate be for Flight Sim?  Wink
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searpqx
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:08 am

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
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mhodgson
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:39 am

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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IAH777
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:52 am

More importantly, how many freakin' 5" floppies would you need?  eek 
 
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:03 am

Sold!

I always enjoyed visiting http://oldcomputers.net/

Makes you appreciate modern tech.

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searpqx
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:47 am

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 
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mhodgson
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:49 am

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

6462 I believe!
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IAH777
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:50 am

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!
 
ABfemme
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:54 am

Er.......I am sure I have one of those upstairs waiting to go to the tip !!
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IAH777
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:02 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):
6462 I believe!

Holy crap! "Please eject Disk 2248 and insert Disk 2249. Push 'Next' to continue."  faint 
 
AeroWesty
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:15 am

I've just gotten a craving for a good game of Pong.
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searpqx
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:15 am

Or even worse, on disk 6459

Data Error Reading drive A:

Abort,Retry,Ignore,Fail?
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rolfen
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:29 am

Does it come with the secretary with the 80ies hairstyle and the ugly glasses?
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RE: The So Called Good Old Days

Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:30 am

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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