Age!

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

  1. brick

    brick Active Member

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    Well i can see that it is various ages in this forum,and that makes me glad!.<br>
    I hope this will make you all think about your answers to newbies and others who might have questions about comps.<br>
    "So much knowledge, still no answers".<br>
    What i mean is, you dont have to be rude to be an expert.<br>
    By the way my question still is "what is the average age in this forum" not "what comp was your first one"<br>
    No hard feelings, just a remark.<br>
    <br><br><i>This message was edited by brick on 15 Apr 2001 04:44 PM</i>
     
  2. effenjee

    effenjee Master Guru

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    as long as we're talking about "firsts", mine was a tandy color 1000 that used a cassette tape as storage! i think it used basic and came with some programs that had to be manually inputed ( typed) to do anything. that was about 1983 i think
     
  3. stealthmaker

    stealthmaker Ancient Guru

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    im 18 and my first pc was a 386DX 40Mhz with 4 megs of ram,,, oh and i for got the old and mighty MATH CO-POROCESSOR....,, oh yes and it had a "powerful" 1 meg VGA... mm,,, whats was its name,,mmm oh yes a TRIDENT TVGA8900 ...I LOVED MY PC...an it makes me feel really stupid selling it for 20$.. i should have kept it :,,,,,,-(((((((((
     
  4. stealthmaker

    stealthmaker Ancient Guru

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    now i really want to cry..... <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif"> ..... no but really the days of the DOS where really cool..<br>
    all the IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GO TO crap is just way to cool :) i miss it ttoo much
     

  5. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    Luckily for you, modern OSes still allow you to create total havoc by misplacing a command and having to debug line by line, just like in the old days! <IMG SRC="smileys/sticktongue.gif">
     
  6. Mankind

    Mankind Guest

    I`m gonna jump the average up!I`m 50 and proud of it!!!My first pc at home was a compuke 7369(I think).Been using them for work since 1984.Had a giant typewrite and a padded phone modem that you placed the phone in to order parts,(Yamaha).Boy that was along time ago.lol <IMG SRC="smileys/hot.gif"> By the way peeps I have a ponytail <br><br><i>This message was edited by Mankind on 16 Apr 2001 07:00 PM</i>
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    As long as were talking about our first pc's. Mine was a Tandy 1000 rl. A few months after I got it I got the hard drive too. 40 meg. I thought I would never fill it, and I never did. I sold it for $500. 16 color monitor, dot printer and all the games I had for it, when I bought my pentium 90. <br>
    It took about three minutes to load up the origional civilization on that puppy. After that I wasted tons of time on that game.
     
  8. Planetman667

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    20 yrs old first computer sun sparc 25 mhz
     
  9. manitarium

    manitarium Guest

    the average is quite high i'm 20<br>
    as for my first comp/ was a mac 99mh tss tsss <IMG SRC="smileys/approve.gif">
     
  10. David_Hardy

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    well i win ( for age anyway) i'm 14, my first computer was a ibm i think 48 mgb ram 4 gig hard drive 366hertz <IMG SRC="smileys/eek.gif"> man did i think i was getting a good deal for $1500 now days i actually know what i'm doing <IMG SRC="smileys/rolleyes.gif"> least i think : 1.5ghz, 256mgb( waiting on upgrade) 40.8 gb hard drive voodoo3-3000.( upgrading that soon aswell to voodoo5 or maybe wait for tnt2-ultra) <IMG SRC="smileys/wave.gif"> <br>
     

  11. Well, I'm 17, and my first was an IBM 8086 with 2 MB (thanks to Grandpa Bob!), I then upgraded to a Cyrix 486SLC2-50mhz with 16 MB EDO and a Trident 2 MB PCI Card (the first of it's kind!), then I had a Wintel Pentium MMX 166 oc'ed to 233 (I was so proud!) and a Voodoo 3 2000. Now I have my Duron 650@747, 128 MB of PC100@133 Memory, same Voodoo 3 oc'ed to 190 mhz, and a Vortex1 soundcard. I'm happy! (Still want a V5 or, sadly, a GFIII!)
     
  12. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    i've expierenced 18 long hot summers with long hot blonds <IMG SRC="smileys/smile.gif">
     
  13. Cyberius

    Cyberius Guest

    nah nah nah, youve got it all wrong David_Hardy...i win for age...im 13...im not some dumbass average 13 year old kid though...ive fixed a lotta PC's in my days concerning some pretty hefty software and hardware problems at times, i fit all my own hardware and crap like that, etc, etc...(im actually being serious here)<br>
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    anyway...the first PC i ever layed my hands on was a Commadore 64 <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> (i think thats how u spell it)...oh the dreaded days...(good old BASIC)<br>
    i eventually progressed up the scale to a 286 <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> (WHOA!!! BIG JUMP IN TECHNOLOGY THERE!!!) with a 20MB HDD...<br>
    then...eventually...into the world of windows...my trusty old Pentium 200 MMX...hehehe<br>
    ah well...i left all that crap behind...ive got myself a Celeron A 500Mhz 4.3GB 192MB Ram 56K Modem <IMG SRC="smileys/mad.gif"> ...etc etc<br>
    due for a good upgrade...im happy to say that im gonna be gettin a new one soon...probably a P4 1.5Ghz, 256MB Ram, maybe a GeForce 2 Ultra (money people money...) or something like that...<br>
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  14. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    i always knew you weren't 13.... instict <IMG SRC="smileys/dead.gif">
     
  15. Steve

    Steve Guest

    <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> I'm 35,looks like i'm helping bring up the avg.This is my first <br>
    system.<br>
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    AMD Athlon 1000@1100<br>
    256 mb Micron@139 2-2-2<br>
    30 GiG hard drive DMA66<br>
    8*4*32 cd burner<br>
    300 Watt ps<br>
    TNT2M62 32MB [about to change] <IMG SRC="smileys/redface.gif"> <br>
     

  16. dal_nar

    dal_nar Guest

    All of a sudden i feel very young being only 16 myself. I think I must be the youngest person to post here. Although my first computer was a tandy 1000 i think. Ahh the good old monocrome monitor and having two 5 1/4" drives. You booted dos off of one and ran your program off the other. Those were the days i can remember when i thought a good computer was anything with a colour monitor <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     

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