“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#1662 Sep 3, 2013
DILF wrote:
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No, but remember the floppy disk!!!!
Even though tape and 8" discs were just starting to come into vogue, I trained on an IBM punch card machine in college.

And we thought we were real geeks!

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#1663 Sep 3, 2013
DILF wrote:
Does anyone remember when on-line dating meant you actually physically spoke to a woman while waiting at the check-out?
And when sniffin' coke could drown you?

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#1664 Sep 3, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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Nice. I just upgraded my gaming machine to an AMD 6 core 3.8/4.2, 16 gig ram with a 3 gig Radeon 7950 card.
But my first gaming machine was a Radio Shack Color Computer and a TI/99A from Texas Instruments.


Oh, I'm on an E-Machine, AMD E2-1800 and Celeron 2.93GHz w XP Pro

I remember in 1984 we upgraded to a Winchester 30Mb hard drive, that will be all the storage The Warehouse will ever need, think it was a Northern Telecom 585, AS400? Girls keyed in orders, pain getting them to let me do Backups, read and write pointers needing to be reset,

Level 9

Since: Mar 10

Memphis

#1665 Sep 3, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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And when sniffin' coke could drown you?
And peanuts in coke could obsrtuct your airway ?

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#1666 Sep 3, 2013
I had an abicus 4000 in the early 70's.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#1667 Sep 3, 2013
DILF wrote:
I had an abicus 4000 in the early 70's.
And you got along just fine thank you. There was no need for one of them new-fangled red-LED calculator thingys. That was just more evidence of the dumbing down of America!

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#1668 Sep 3, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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And you got along just fine thank you. There was no need for one of them new-fangled red-LED calculator thingys. That was just more evidence of the dumbing down of America!
I agree!!!!

...and by the way, I literally counted beans.

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#1669 Sep 3, 2013
DILF wrote:
I had an abicus 4000 in the early 70's.


'Like Chinese arithmetic

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#1670 Sep 3, 2013
Does anyone remember the Decembers foggy freeze?

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Level 7

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#1671 Sep 4, 2013
DILF wrote:
Does anyone remember the Decembers foggy freeze?
Or the Gales of November?

“Greybox Rambler”

Level 5

Since: Feb 13

In the woods...

#1672 Sep 4, 2013
DILF wrote:
Does anyone remember the Decembers foggy freeze?
Whoooho Aqualung...

Level 7

Since: Feb 09

Cave Creek, AZ

#1673 Sep 7, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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Even though tape and 8" discs were just starting to come into vogue, I trained on an IBM punch card machine in college.
And we thought we were real geeks!
I remember that computer class. I'd spent a lot of time typing up the cards,then turn them in to the Professor to have the computer read them, come back hours later to see if my program worked--only to find a "syntax error" on line 5! Dammmm! LOL!(thanks for the memories!)

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#1674 Sep 7, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
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I remember that computer class. I'd spent a lot of time typing up the cards,then turn them in to the Professor to have the computer read them, come back hours later to see if my program worked--only to find a "syntax error" on line 5! Dammmm! LOL!(thanks for the memories!)
hahahaha....they were grim...

Level 7

Since: Feb 09

Cave Creek, AZ

#1675 Sep 7, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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hahahaha....they were grim...
..or they would come back to you and say: "The phone line is currently down, We'll process your program later!" LOL!
(And folks now a days think that their computers are slow!!!)

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#1676 Sep 7, 2013
does anyone remember the Dewey decimal system?

Level 7

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#1677 Sep 7, 2013
How about....The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?....

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

New York, NY

#1678 Sep 7, 2013
Debra27 wrote:
does anyone remember the Dewey decimal system?
Yes. I once asked the librarian where the self help section was and told she would defeat the purpose by answering...

Do you remember trusting your car to the man who wears the star?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#1679 Sep 7, 2013
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
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Yes. I once asked the librarian where the self help section was and told she would defeat the purpose by answering...
Do you remember trusting your car to the man who wears the star?
Do you mean the Texaco Star...:)

Do you remember when television had only 3 channels???

“Seashells by the seashore”

Level 3

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#1680 Sep 7, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Do you mean the Texaco Star...:)
Do you remember when television had only 3 channels???
Only 3 channels ? 3 , 6 , 10 ?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#1681 Sep 7, 2013
_Lizz_ wrote:
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Only 3 channels ? 3 , 6 , 10 ?
Yes, and they weren't on all day either...do you remember when they would go off the air...they would play our National Anthem...:)

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