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Old November 2nd, 2010, 20:25   #46
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there are alot of people that call a computer a CPU. like not just the tower, but the entire setup.
Thats not as bad as some people though. My cousin's computer was running a bit slow one day so he thought it must be the internet that was crashing. Not the connection or anything, but the WHOLE internet. Ahh, good times.


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Anyone remember 5 1/4" Floppy B?

I have a box of them and I cut them open at the top and use them to store CD's (if I don't have "proper" CD sleeves available).
Hah, I remember playing with some when I was too young to use the commodore. They were the coolest things in the world.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 21:03   #47
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Wow.

The new generation doesn't even know what 56K means.

I used to use a 33.6k modem.
I'm officially "old".
You're not if you can't fondly remember your 2400 external modem, your CoCo2, EMM386, the first color monitors...VESA local bus, playing Rebel Assault on CD in 1991 (Sony 1X CD, with adapter card), and of course the Sony Walkman.

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 21:20   #48
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You're not if you can't fondly remember your 2400 external modem, your CoCo2, EMM386, the first color monitors...VESA local bus, playing Rebel Assault on CD in 1991 (Sony 1X CD, with adapter card), and of course the Sony Walkman.

Glad it's behind
Hey now, I use to use a 386 that didn't even HAVE a modem.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 21:46   #49
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Hey now, I use to use a 386 that didn't even HAVE a modem.
*cough* 286 *cough*



I remember walking into the IBM compatible/clone computer store with $2k in cash for it and it came with a CGA monitor, the best dot matrix printer available, keyboard and rollerball mouse. No modem included but I think we upgraded shortly after with a 1200 baud (2.4kbits/s). I was ecstatic when we got a 14.4k hahaha
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the best dot matrix printer available
We be rollin' with the dot matrix, yo.

BRAAAAAAAAAP BRAP BRAP BRAAAAAAAAP.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 22:53   #51
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It's an ancient Internet term for dial up...wow..if you have to ask you are way to young.
Ex, just face it... you are an old fart

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DSL is to 56K...as Video is to the Radio Star....
Dear lord that had me in tears I was laughing so much...now I have to go find that CD from the box collecting dust in my basement.

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300 Baud TTY terminal and I was loging into BBS forums and downloading 15K stuff that took 30 minutes to download.

Then I got a 14.4K modem and I was cooking with the downloads, but that was when we used to use a slip connection and have to connect to the internet using Netscape Mosaic.
Netscape.... sigh. 16 colour video cards...with well under 1mb of on board video ram. I still remember getting told not to put any games on my step father's computer so I installed X-wing and Tie Fighter anyways and just hid the folders using the good ol' dos command. many many years later I told him hahaha

remember when USR came out with the X2 chip and it was going to make things so much faster!

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Remember "Turbo" buttons?
Yup...my father kept mistakening it for the "on" button and would come tell me that the computer was broken.

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First the Classic Rock station is making me feel old by playing Nirvana, and now this... FML...
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Pretty recent development compared to some of the things you guys are talking about but does anyone remember the "Pencil Trick" on the old Duron/T-bird? What about cracking open electronics just to change the quartz crystal to run at a higher frequency.

I got nothing compared to some of the guys in this thread but I'm one of those people who actually knew how to use dos by the time I was in Kindergarten. Nowadays it's all point and click in the GUI and people are afraid of the Command line.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 08:00   #54
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I use to call the Mac os stupid friendly and the micro$oft released windows....
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 13:35   #55
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Pretty recent development compared to some of the things you guys are talking about but does anyone remember the "Pencil Trick" on the old Duron/T-bird? What about cracking open electronics just to change the quartz crystal to run at a higher frequency.

I got nothing compared to some of the guys in this thread but I'm one of those people who actually knew how to use dos by the time I was in Kindergarten. Nowadays it's all point and click in the GUI and people are afraid unaware of the Command line.
Fixed.

I remember paying 800$ to get my hands on the first "affordable" Epson inkjet printer...or 400$ (well worth every penny) for a Voodoo Monster 3D card...which still needed the std graphic adapter for 2D...or when a mouse did not have a scroll button, was not PS/2 or USB, nor was optical ( I still keep a jar full of old mice balls at the office (pun intended))...the satisfying "CLUNK" of the big red power flip switch of the first IBM desktops...I remember a time when computers came in only one color...of a time when you needed proprietary brackets to install a CD in a Compaq machine...

Of a time when you really needed skill to built a machine, when every channel, IRQ, adress, was configured using jumpers on the adapters...when you needed to manually configure to BIOS for hard drive recognition, with # of heads, cylinders, etc.

When you wanted to augment the memory capacity of your Radio Shack Color Computer, you actually SOLDERED the added mem chips on the board...to go from 4K to 16K...I remember paying 5$ apeice for blank CD media...

I remember Office 6, which came on 30-something floppy disks...Star Trek 25th ann. game was on 25, and took over 2.5 hours to install...pop a disk in...wait...wait...pop it out, next...

I remember a time when ATI was a small canadian startup company in the graphics world, when NVidia did not even exist, when Matrox tried (briefly) their hands in the gaming world, when having a 1Mo VLB Trident card was the nec plus ultra...when you could and would spend hours tweaking your config.sys and autoexec.bat files to free as much base ram as possible...

That, any many more, that, is being "old", Styrak
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 14:44   #56
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