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Old farts talking about nerdy stuff. NO TROLLS OR SNOWFLAKES ALLOWED

Post by chkwoot » Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 am

Maybe a mod could move the pc posts here? Please!



My first hard drive was an IBM 5.25" full height 10lb SCSI monster. A friend gave it to me, but I had to buy an Adaptec ISA SCSI controller and really expensive cable. The hard drive held a full 5 (YES FIVE) MEGABYTES (no, not bits, 8x more! Not kilo, 1024x more!) of data!
I could boot and run some programs WITHOUT swapping 3.5" 1.44MB floppies. It was heaven!
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Post by Kampuchia Crumbs » Thu May 10, 2018 7:36 am

Ah, the good ol days.

I remember my first was a VIc-20..... I was young and couldn't afford an apple-II like they had at school.
5K and cassette ..... the memories .

Only useful thing I ever did with it was to rig a switch using aluminum foil on my door and wiring it to to joystick port to see if anyone entered my room (I was young).

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Post by Duncan » Thu May 10, 2018 8:07 am

When I was young I had one of the first computers ever invented . It could only do maths problems and I never needed to learn much about the latest computers.
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Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am

Cunt me in! My first one was an Atari ST, with Midi, and lots of analogical stuff connected. Bam Bam Bam Bam! Made some small dosh with that too.
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Post by chkwoot » Thu May 10, 2018 8:27 am

Duncan wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:07 am
When I was young I had one of the first computers ever invented . It could only do maths problems and I never needed to learn much about the latest computers.
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Damn! You're ancient! :D In the mid to late 60's, my dad taught me:


After work and on weekends, he was allowed to bring home an earlier model of this
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but 8 digits, 4 functions and square root. No memory. No %. Not portable. Maybe 1970? Wow! Mind blown! Never touched a sliderule again.
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Post by bolueeleh » Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 am

try using these :lol:

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Post by newkidontheblock » Thu May 10, 2018 10:09 am

Ahh ... slide rules. Used them for only a year in school before this new fangled thing called a calculator was introduced. Both a blessing and a curse.
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Post by cptrelentless » Thu May 10, 2018 10:41 am

We still had log books. My mate at school was a rich cunt and had an IBM clone with the big red flip switch on the side. I just had a Spectrum. They sold them in Boots, the chemists.
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Post by Heng Heng Heng » Thu May 10, 2018 11:28 am

My first was an Amiga A500. You never forget your first -

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Post by chkwoot » Thu May 10, 2018 11:47 am

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