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Posted: 2/13/2017 7:10:11 AM EDT
...we only had a command-line interface!
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ATDT *67,8675309
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We got raped in the lockerrooms and it built team spirit.
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CLI:
CLI: en
CLI: password
CLI: *********
CLI: config t
CLI:# http web server
CLI:# wr mem
CLI:# 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:16:19 AM EDT
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My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000.

I sprung for the 16kb memory expansion and loaded my programs from a cassette player

Could not afford that printer. I really wanted one.




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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:17:17 AM EDT
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Going online meant listening to see if anyone else was using your 4 party line.

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My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000.

I sprung for the 16kb memory expansion and loaded my programs from a cassette player

Could not afford that printer. I really wanted one.

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Apple IIc here.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:19:36 AM EDT
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BBS Number?  

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Apple IIc here.
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Y'all were rich.

I had a coleco vision Adam computer that plugged in the console.
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IBM PC jr master race here....
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Commodore VIC-20 - upgraded to a cassette tape backup. I spent HOURS trying to program a little guy to run across the screen.....fucker only ever made it half way. Guess that's why I'm a network engineer and not a programmer.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:29:58 AM EDT
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Two cans and a string.  
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BBS Number?  

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BBS Number?  

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I used to run a BBS, but no one called my node...
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:38:47 AM EDT
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I still work in command line interface 90% of the time.
Command line databases suck too.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:41:33 AM EDT
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Smoke signals master race checking in

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:50:12 AM EDT
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Party line telephones.  

A 25,000 foot mountain behind the house that we used to play on.  One day a pilot in a fighter jet somehow noticed us and did several dives and low passes for our entertainment.  All the moms got pissed.  We thought it awesome.  And in retrospect maybe the mountain was only 25 to 30 feet high.

Taking the blocks out behind the tires on the family car, taking it out of gear. releasing the emergency brake and trying to stop it from rolling down the driveway.   I saw Superman stop a rolling car on TV si i figured I would give it a try.  Car rolled across the road and into a ditch.  Somehow I survived without injury.  Must have been 4 or 5 at the time.  One of my earliest memories.

First home computer was a TRS-80 Model 4.  I learn a lot on that box.  I could have added "infinite storage" in the form of a box the size of the first IBM PC  that contained an eye popping 5 megabyte hard drive.  

Moms with a lot of common sense.  When I was in my terrible twos I used to bang my head on the wall while throwing a hissy fit.  One day my mother took me by the hand and pointed out the best spot to bang my head for maximum effect.   She said I just looked at her with weird look on my face and walked away,  Never did it again.  

What I remember most was how safe it was to just be outside and go all over the town.   The dads were all WWII vets who desired peace more than anything else.  They were also in the habit of dealing with any problems that arose quickly and in a no nonsense manner.   During the day, the neighborhood moms kept an eye on everybody and if they ever had to tell the neighborhood dads about what you did you were not going to have a pleasant evening.  At home your parents drilled a moral code into your head.  You heard the same thing from the pastor at church, the teacher at school and even on TV.  I really feel sorry for kids today.
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Rich kid huh?

All we had was a string.

We held it tight and yelled at it which worked pretty good as it was only three feet long.

Sometimes we would let our lil brother play.....He was a pole.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 7:58:17 AM EDT
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Woah, that brings back memories
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Just yesterday I was explaining to my 11 y/o how my first computer, C-64, only had 64K of memory.  It blew his mind when he made the correlation between kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes.

I can remember it like it was yesterday, the first time I dialed into a BBS, Ripco BBS out of chicago, connected at 300baud
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:03:06 AM EDT
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entertainment was also part of feeding the family.  Sunday afternoons, dad would drive us down to the sandpits, grandpa and grandma went along as well and we would fish the afternoon away.  Seems like grandpa always caught the most fish.  Those were pretty good days.  I miss my grandpa and my dad.  Lunch was either a bologna sandwich or if we had a treat some hotdogs.  We never thought we were underserved.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:18:05 AM EDT
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you had to bring your own tv...



Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:22:26 AM EDT
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Dial up porn is where I learned patience.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:23:03 AM EDT
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I enjoyed installing AUTOCAD R3...

Disk 1 of 32
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:25:08 AM EDT
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I had to wait 12 hours to see a tit and 29 hours to get to the pubes. Fuck you Hayes 300 bps external modem...
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:28:53 AM EDT
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We didn't even have electronic calculators . 
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My first computer was a TI-16 with cassette backup. I learned basic from a book bought at a school yard sale. I learned I wasn't cut out for that shit and bought a Nintendo.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 8:53:11 AM EDT
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My first look at titties were from a national geographic.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:17:52 AM EDT
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Had an Apple IIe, Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 64, Atari 2600 and a Colecovision.

Wasteland was my favorite game growing up. Still is in my all time favorite games list.

I also remember going outside at 6 am on a Saturday morning and not returning until 2100. Playing Man-Hunt and riding bikes and Army with toy guns.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:19:47 AM EDT
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Captain Video and his Video Rangers.
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My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000.

I sprung for the 16kb memory expansion and loaded my programs from a cassette player

Could not afford that printer. I really wanted one.

http://oldcomputer.info/8bit/zx81/000.jpg


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It was mine too. Didn't have a printer. Used to use a cassette tape to save stuff on it. Never really figured it out.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:28:02 AM EDT
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Rich kid huh?

All we had was a string.

We held it tight and yelled at it which worked pretty good as it was only three feet long.

Sometimes we would let our lil brother play.....He was a pole.
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What did you have against Polacks?
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:29:17 AM EDT
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I was as poor as you  
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Mine had a built in display and storage!

Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:33:50 AM EDT
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Sears catalog.

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had this at home

but played this on schools apples
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:42:26 AM EDT
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This was my personal radio:



Sure, it was portable, except for that 60' antenna it had to be connected to. But it didn't require batteries.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:44:03 AM EDT
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Your suppose to ask a little kid how old they are. When they reply you say when I was your age and give a different number. Blows their little minds.
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Gas was $.30 a gallon
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My daughter keeps asking me if she can play Oregon Trail since it was an episode of Teen Titans GO!! I keep telling her, 'You think Minecraft is hard? Wait until you're on the Oregon Trail being eaten by wolves or dying from Dysentery on your first day.'
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:56:37 AM EDT
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The lap tops came with stands in our 1976 school lab

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During my senior year in high school a kid in math class had a programmable calculator.  We couldn't keep our eyes off of it.  It was like something that fell off the Starship Enterprise.  We couldn't conceive of having such a thing.

Then the kid didn't show up for school for a few days.  The teacher told us the kid had some kind of mental/personality issues and was going away.  There was hushed silence in the classroom when another kid quietly asked, "Who gets the calculator?"
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My daughter keeps asking me if she can play Oregon Trail since it was an episode of Teen Titans GO!! I keep telling her, 'You think Minecraft is hard? Wait until you're on the Oregon Trail being eaten by wolves or dying from Dysentery on your first day.'
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You haven't lived tell you've died fording a river or of dysentery.
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Yup, it ranks right up there with being eaten by a Grue.
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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:17:53 AM EDT
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*sniffsniff* this thread smells like a nursing home















Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:23:52 AM EDT
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Have you seen my slide rule?
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