Age!

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by brick, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. tenax

    tenax Guest

    fersh, given i have an lil old 850 bird, you truly fit on the "better than average" list in my mind. actually, it would be interesting to know what the "average" processor speed is these days. you still see lots of articles that claim "nothing less than a 500". i would say that's moved up to "nothing less than a 750 or 800", wouldn't you agree? anyway, enough computer talk..i'll take another heinekin, please.
     
  2. Soccerboy007

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    Heh, man I before i read this forum, I didn't know I was replying to people almost double my age lol. Cause i'm only 14, 15 in May. Wel now I have a different view on this forum..dunno if it is good or bad <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"> <br>
    -Bob
     
  3. Lucky

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    man.. what is it with ppl in here being past 30? I mean I've met about 1-2 aged over 30 ppl that know what agp bus is <IMG SRC="smileys/rolleyes.gif"> <br>
    btw i'm in my best age: 20 <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> I guess it's all downhill from here....
     
  4. Vincent MacLeod

    Vincent MacLeod Ancient Guru

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    Happy birthday!Sorry i am late.Let me buy u a beer.
     

  5. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    Lucky... Let me just say that I've been computing ever since the days of the ole Tandy TRaSh80 and the Timex/Sinclair 1000. The T/S you had to build yourself and it was about the size of your average PC software retail box. Here's a picture of one.....<br>
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    I also actually had to use a computer at one time that stored data on 8" floppy disks.. <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"><br>
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    Us old farts have a lot of history with quirky technology and would be glad to take you out back of the barn to acquaint you with the hickory switch.... <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     
  6. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    By the way, trying to type on that TS 1000 was like typing on your microwave oven!!! <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif">
     
  7. tenax

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    "the only difference between the men and the boys...is the size of their toys!"
     
  8. Lucky

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    well my firs computer was zx spectrum... I still feel nostalgy whenever I see one of those <IMG SRC="smileys/approve.gif">
     
  9. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    i remember my computer very good<br>
    was a Compaq ( <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> ) , i know that now<br>
    it was a Pentium 60 ! (first pentium of all the ppl i knew)<br>
    it had a huge memory of 8 mb <br>
    and hard drive was 540mb , there was even a printer included, Price : 2400 $ (still use that printer, not oftern but still, HP 660C)
     
  10. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    He interesting .. my first computer (you mught call it a calculator now) was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum with I believe it was 48 freakin Kilobytes of memory. The keyboards was actually made with rubber buttons and i had a blast with it.<br>
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    On school we used the good ol' P2000 with huge cardridges top load up software .. well software .. something similar to DOS.<br>
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    10 print "hello"<br>
    20 goto 10<br>
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  11. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    that sounds like a Qbasic command, but hilburt, if i'm correctly , isn't that a loop ?
     
  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh that's a loop alright ..
     
  13. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    Yeap... the ZX was the Sinclair color computer, right? I still have that and the T/S 1000 in my attic and they both still work... <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"><br>
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    The color computer had a cartridge slot on it if I remember correctly, and you could also make your own EEPROMs and use them on the cartridges instead of using the good old tape recorder load/save....
     
  14. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah, true ! it had 16 colors and that amazing BEEP command ..
     
  15. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    I'm 18 but felling 8! My first pc was a 486DX2 66Mhz then found a 386sx sub-notebook(A notebook with no floppy)and then on to the 3D age.
     

  16. Vincent MacLeod

    Vincent MacLeod Ancient Guru

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    I started at 3d age.knows nothing about the pc ancestors <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     
  17. A_Monk

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    I'm 19, and my first comp was an Acorn Electron. About 32k of memory if I remeber right. Man I was envious of those BBC computers... <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     
  18. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    My first PC was a 386DX-40 with 4MB ram and a math coprocessor (a friend gave it to me for some time) then I had to buy a i486DX2/50 4MB ram which I had oc at 80Mhz added another 4MB, then bought a 4x cdrom and an 1MB ISA CL-GD 5422 (thats Cirrus Logic not Creative labs) and added another HDD from seagate 420MB (besides my WD-212MB)... Despite my resistance to win95 I finally gave up at '97 and installed them also I updated my cpu to an amd 486DX4/100 and 8 more MB of ram (that cpu oc @120 with minor crashes) I had that system for about 4 years then I made the big step... from 486 to a P233 MMX with 32MB ram, Quantum 3.2GB Matrox mystique 2MB and Matrox M3d, oh, I forgot all these years I got a SBpro2 as a sound card and finally I upgraded to a SBLive!value and afterwards I got a celeron 400 oc @500 , a BX mobo, 64MB ram, 13GB WD HDD and an ATI rage pro AGP 8MB then a cel533 oc @666 (Hellish number)128MB ram, TNT2 M64 and now I'm using a:<br>
    P3 866@975<br>
    256MB ram<br>
    asus cuv4x<br>
    cl gf2mx<br>
    sblive!value<br>
    WD 20GB<br>
    WD 13GB<br>
    nec 5500 dvd<br>
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    That's the story of my computers... Hope you aren't tired <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     
  19. Y2A

    Y2A Master Guru

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    I think I win <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"> I'm 16... not yet 17 and my first comp was a 286!!!! which i ****ing trashed and messed around w/ like crazay until i recked each 70 mb hard drive (there were like 4 of em!) <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"> <br><br><i>This message was edited by Y2A on 14 Apr 2001 06:36 PM</i>
     
  20. tenax

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    my first computer in 1980 was a tandy that had a 10 megabyte hard-drive! huuuugggge! it was $2700 for computer, 12 inch black & white monitor and basis dot matrix printer, on sale from $4400..i thought i had died and gone to heaven to get such a good price! what i remember most clearly is was music director for a radio station at the time and thought it would be neat to have the whole history of rock & roll book at my fingertips on a harddrive. so i HAND ENTERED the text for hours until i got to "bowie" and it was full..so died my dream..i was just ahead of my time! <IMG SRC="smileys/redface.gif">
     

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