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10 hours ago, Jude Bradley said:

I worked for them around 1999, Not for nothing was it called the Quantum Fireball 🙂

 

The Quantum Fireball.  Now that's a blast from the past.  Pretty good drive as I recall.

@vc10man good grief man, 3.2 gigs was absolutely massive for 1996.  I think I had about 660MB at that time.  That's what broke college students can afford.


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49 minutes ago, Ted Striker said:

Who you guys calling youngsters? No one's mentioned punch tape readers yet......one mistake and you have to rewrite the whole tape (program). Punch cards were a breakthrough. :laugh:

 

Ah my friend, a reader is not a computer, so I didn't mention it. But on my second computer I had a backup paper tape reader!

 


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Is that "Plan 9 from Outer Space" Ron?

My NAS is talking to me "I'm shutting down Rob" ... we've come a long way.  

"I'm here" ... no syrup not Siri ... argh ... surrounded by things talking and listening to me ... and they talk back!!  Gaaah, I get enough of that already! 

Cheers, Rob.

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While you're all here wandering down Memory Lane you're not whittering away on the FS2020 threads. Clever eh? 😎


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I had a Commodore 64, then 128, then an XT/8086 1.7ghz with 8k of ram. The first hdd I ever saw was a 5mb Western Digital and it was 4500 bucks. 

Ah the times we had. 😁


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2 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

Ah my friend, a reader is not a computer,

You are correct sir but it was connected to one....in another room, took up the whole room. It was at the university and you had to run your programs at 1 am in the morning to avoid the lines of every other student trying to finish their assignments. I am amazed I never dropped a stack of cards at that time of the morning running on No-Doz.

After I graduated I wanted my own PC bad! I can't believe I was seriously considering a brand new Intel 8086 for a total cost of $10,000. Fortunately I came to my senses and bought a brand new Volkswagen Scirocco instead for the same price. The irony of all this is that I am finally building a new computer and the chip I am using is.....drumroll here......an 8086.

 

38 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

My plan is working out beautifully.

We can always count on you to liven up the party Ron!

Ted


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2 minutes ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

No it's called MSFS ... 🤣 ...

Oh dear. You can tell I don't go there can't you? I thought MSFS meant MySisterF...Sailors  Scrub that, it'll get me banned


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That's what I like about simming, the rule is changed to 8 minutes bottle to throttle....

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2 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

The silver looking contact points were actually springs to hold wires in place.  I wired the logic circuit I wanted using the supplied wire (right side in pic) .... 

Fran was a hoot. In her words, you "must have been a disappointed nerd boy" with that under the Christmas tree." ;-}

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Posted (edited)

I just discovered Fran, she's great!  Not to mention she knows her electronics! 

She can't understand how someone could have fun with it ... and yet I did ... I was not disappointed and yes it was under the Christmas tree.

Cheers, Rob.

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16 hours ago, vc10man said:

Yes, now you remind me, it was indeed called that and was shipped from Ireland, and the only reason I chose Gateway was (a)because of their US roots, and (b) because the Technical Support beat the likes of Dell, Compaq, HP, PC World, Byte Computers, Panrix, etc, etc into a cocked hat!

And at the time I thought a PII-233MHz was the bee's knees🤣, came with a pre-installed Zip100 ATAPI drive which took care of mere 1.44Mb floppies. How we have moved on, eh.

Thank you for your compliments,Rick. We used to have one Tech agent who's only command was "deltree windows" (not the best way to fix stuff) 🙂

The first PC I bought was a 2nd hand 100mhz piece of junk with no sound-card drivers on it. Took me years before I got an internet connection to install the drivers for it. I still remember the card, it was the Yahama OPL3-SAX. Good enough to play F16 on though!


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