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Where were you on November 11, 1982?

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Not around yet! But I love hearing all of your stories.

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I was on my honeymoon in Barbados. Took a Southbound 747 from NYC.

The return flight on another 747 was packed with American college students who were being evacuated from Granada following an attempted coupe by rebel forces.  Coincidentally, it also was some of the worst turbulence I ever experienced, before or after.  I actually had thoughts at the time that it might be a very short marriage...       

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I was logged into a BBS arguing in ASCII, that MS FS 1.0 was not as good as Sub-Logic's original FS1 version on the Apple II.
 

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Probably playing Galaxians on my ZX Spectrum instead of doing my homework. 

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I was a 6 year old boy living in the Netherlands (still there cause I'm Dutch 😉

 

My dad was only a couple of weeks away from buying a c64, I think that happened in feb 83. My grandmother died in those weeks so the joy of our new commodore was a little suppressed. Flightsimming was not in the picture yet.

 

Great stories btw 👍

 

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financing my son and helping him open a computer store selling Commodore 64s

Just after the morning parade of the local Returned Servicemans League remembering all those who died

during all wars since 11- 11 - 1918

 

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4 hours ago, David Mills said:

Where were you -- and what were you doing -- on November 11, 1982, the day Microsoft Flight Simulator was first introduced 40 years ago?

It took me another 4 years to install this flightsimulator on my PC. But once I had it, I never stopped enjoying each new version.....

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Most probably shatting in my pampers back then 🤣

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I was 16 and living the 80s life : long hair, great music and luckily no cell phones. 
We saw eachother outside ….

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In 1982 i was already in the world of simulation fixing with a clothespin a postcard on the fork of the bicycle so that rubbing against the spokes of the wheel simulating the sound (noise) of an engine. Someone remember that game? It was so funny , as smooth as butter without stutters. 

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5 minutes ago, LIML2020 said:

In 1982 i was already in the world of simulation fixing with a clothespin a postcard on the fork of the bicycle so that rubbing against the spokes of the wheel simulated the sound (noise) of an engine. Someone remember that game? It was so funny , as smooth as butter without srutters. 

Nah, I don't recall because I was too busy at Federated and Babbages sneaking drive music apps onto their PC's, so that when customers walked in everyone heard the drive music orchestra, which inevitably ended up frying all their drives. I was a bad kid. When I was 9, I used to switch price tags on the Floppy Disks at the drug stores, because the clerks never knew what the real price was supposed to be, so I'd get 10 floppies for 25 or 50 cents. I got in trouble one day because my parents asked me how did I get the money to buy all those blank floppy disks 🙂

By the time I was 10, I had about 1500 blank floppies as I recall (well some had stuff on them).

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Probably playing Psion Flight Simulator on a ZX Spectrum. Remember Mono lake and Pyramid lake, and CFIT without ever seeing the terrain.

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I vaguely remember those things, mostly remember the name Sinclair. I never played on it as I recall, but I did use an Intellivision. Back in the 80's, you weren't cool unless you owned an Intellivision and an Atari, plus a Laser Disc player. I didn't own a Laser Disc player though. Also, back then all the best technology was only available buying direct from Japan. One of my friends had a console that was like 5 years ahead of everything else, he bought it and several games directly in Japan.

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Ah... somwehere along the 1st year of my journey at Lisbon University, Department of Applied Maths and Computer Science.. 

Two years before, by october I had been given my 1st (ICAO) GPL 🙂

 

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