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Posted: 10/4/2004 9:05:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:05:39 PM EST
I vaguely remember something called "a life"


Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:06:34 PM EST
I was too young I quess. Now Id really be bored
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:08:05 PM EST
I remember reading more books back then, and I watched more TV then too
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:11:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 9:12:57 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:15:12 PM EST
TV and read more. You can only watch the Popeil rottiserie infomercial before you actually buy one. I did and it actually does work pretty well
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:18:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
Before the net, I wasted time chatting with other losers on a BBS, around this AO it was the mighty Lynx BBS, and played lots of Tradewars. Before that I had a really strong right forearm, and my girlfriends stayed busy.

Edited to add: Thats right I remeber when a 2400Baud modem was an upgrade, hell I remember when a 600Baud was an upgrade.



Holy cow. You bring up some memories. I was addicted to Tradewars. I think I'm going to go google something...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:20:22 PM EST
Productively
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:21:42 PM EST
nethack
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:40:17 PM EST
Inventing new ways to shut down Delphi, and later Prodigy and CS.

If I'd know what was coming, I'd have been doing something more productive. Like perfecting the shoecam.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:55:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:18:50 PM EST
There was life before the Commodore 64 ??


Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:20:17 PM EST
Well Im glad I didnt have to expierance the real world at my age.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:30:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:44:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By chrome1:
There was life before the Commodore 64 ??





Yes, thier was the Timex Sinclare, and HeathKits either of wich could be used with an Acoustic coupler to dial up your local BBS. Weren't the Vic 20's around prior to the 64?




My first computer was a Timex Sinclare 1000 with the extra memory, I even hard wired in a Atari joystick so I could play Flight simulator that took 45 min's to load.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 12:03:56 AM EST
Before the net, I drank a lot in public and got into trouble quite frequently. Fights on the weekends, sex with many wimmenz, and basically a general disregard for the disturbing the peace laws.

Come to think of it, now I save more money and get fewer fat lips. However, my life is more sheltered and the # of chickies has decreased drastically.

So, it would seem that I use my spare time away from the www quite carelessly.

I'm torn... thanks for the controversial topic, Ray...geez...
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:29:08 AM EST
ham radio.
be well
maxwell
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:35:54 AM EST
I recall something called "books". Oh, and reloading. I once had ammo cans full of reloads, now I have milk jugs full of dirty cases.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:36:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 5:36:42 AM EST by raven]
Drugs, guitar, school, a lot of reading.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:48:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
TV and read more. You can only watch the Popeil rottiserie infomercial before you actually buy one. I did and it actually does work pretty well



I never bought one, but my parents ended up buying his food dryer thing that stacked up. Didn't work all that well, ended up in a yard sale 3 months later. I remember most of his stuff, like spraypaint for your bald spot, inflateable coushins that you are supposed to hang off of your car when you park (lol wonder who really bought those). Then his sink plunger, didn't he also have a thing that made all kinds of noodles?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:51:06 AM EST
I can't really remember. But I'm sure I was far more productive in those days. LOL.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:51:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 5:51:40 AM EST by olyarms]
I read, and was active. Oh yeah had real friends too and girl friends. Now I am lucky for cyber sex... I make my self cry
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:52:49 AM EST
probably too much tv
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:56:24 AM EST
trolled on a cb radio
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:58:09 AM EST
Prior to my discovering the internet, I was pretty big into CB radio. I had a blast back then. Seemed like there was always something going on when I turned the radio on. I got to meet some rather interesting characters. If I wasn't on the radio, I was probably watching TV or heading for the bar.

Eventually I decided to take it to the next level and got my Ham radio license. Sadly, I found that there were some pretty big egos out there and it just wasn't real enjoyable.

Then I bought a computer and got on line. I was hooked on a couple AOL chat rooms for a while. Then I discovered the AR15 mailing list. That eventually led me to where we are today. AR15.com is now my primary time killer.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:58:21 AM EST
rode my mountain bike and bought my porn straight off the shelf.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:18:02 AM EST
now that I think more about it.. I remember hitting the local BB's (bulletin boards, for you fngs) and some not so local, like DRIG (Dallas Remote Imaging Group) with a 9600b modem. I remember $100+ long distance phone bills, just so I could get the latest software or download some cool pics.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:34:11 AM EST
I just got my first home computer a couple years ago. Before that, I actually went outside and breathed fresh air! I went for rides in the car all the time too. I had more money too, as I seem to find too much on the internet that I want to buy, and I never seem to want to sell anything.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:43:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 6:46:55 AM EST by GC456]

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
trolled on a cb radio




+1


I still have a few of these laying around!






10 Meter Mobile Radio

DX 99VFrequency Counter (with "ON/OFF" switch)
Variable Dimmer Control for Meter Lamp, Frequency Display and Channel Readout
Large Meter with Scales for Signal Strength and Power Output
Meter glows Red during Transmit
Roger Beep (with "ON/OFF" switch)
Noise Blanker/ Automatic Noise Limiter
+10 KHz Switch
SSB in addition to AM/FM/PA
PA Features:
Echo Board with Dual Control
Voice Changer with Pitch Control
Robot Sound (one-position) Talk Back "ON" during Echo, VC or Robot
Variable Power Output
10 Watts Maximum Power Output - AM
25 Watts Maximum Power Output - SSB
1.5 KHz Clarifier for Receive Only
5.0 KHz Clarifier for Receive and Transmit
TWO YEAR Limited Parts and Labor Warranty





Once you opened these radios up they would dead key 12 watts and swing over 30!!!


By far the most impressive CB Radio ever built.


Not to mention the 400 mobile leiner, and the base station.

At one point I had my Modulation over 400% Noone could match my set up. Well I do have a friend that had a 2000 Watt leiner though!


I really do mis the good ol days
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:45:57 AM EST
I used to draw a lot
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:55:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 6:56:31 AM EST by legalese77]

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
Before the net, I wasted time chatting with other losers on a BBS, around this AO it was the mighty Lynx BBS, and played lots of Tradewars. Before that I had a really strong right forearm, and my girlfriends stayed busy.

Edited to add: Thats right I remeber when a 2400Baud modem was an upgrade, hell I remember when a 600Baud was an upgrade.



+1, buy a computer shopper and surf the BBSes
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:04:38 AM EST
Before the net, I had to pay for porn.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:08:47 AM EST
It's hard to believe that I was a paint contractor having worked as my own boss for 10 years back in 1995 when I touched my first computer. After reading lots of articles and books I bought a prebuilt AST Pentium 133 running Windows 95 and was connected with AOL the very next day.

After my free 30 days of free service I decided an AOL enviroment was not for me so I got a real connection with a local provider and never looked back. Computer gaming first with Doom/DoomII and Duke Nukem 3D became a part of my late evening life. With Quake I took to the TCP/IP gaming with a vengence spending hours a day playing.

I also decided I wanted to learn more about computers and how the Internet worked. Within a few years I had learned enough about computers, Unix and Linux to leave my paint contracting business and go to work for a local ISP. Although it was a pay hit to take the job I learned enough to rise with the company and before I left I had tripled my salary.

Now days I administer several companies networks, websites and servers enjoying every minute of it. I also am active with a non profit organization advocating a statewide fiber network that will bring broadband access to rural areas of the state of Utah as well as the urban areas and was recently awarded an $83 million dollar bond from the state to get the ball rolling.

The Internet my be a time waster but it sure as hell brought about a positive change in my life.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:35:27 AM EST
I played with Legos. I was about 11 when we got AOL, and about 14 when I finally convinced my dad to upgrade to a real ISP (we moved, AOL was long distance from our new place so he agreed to switch).

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:58:24 AM EST
Before computers, I hadn't yet beat my body to a pulp playing rugby and other contact sports, so I spent my time playing rugby and other contact sports, and beating my body to a pulp.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:38:41 AM EST
Pong
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:40:49 AM EST
Nintendo
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