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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by JamesE, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. fretter

    fretter Strat-Talker

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    I still have my Casio solar powered scientific calculator from the 80s. Just checked, it still powers on. Let's juts say, it was sparingly used.

    I entered the computer age on this:

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    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Many people in industry should have to take a job in schools every five years , too![/QUOTE]
    I would love to teach shop class. I could teach basic machine shop and basic automotive classes, NP. Too few highschools have shop classes anymore...so sad...
     
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  3. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I would love to teach shop class. I could teach basic machine shop and basic automotive classes, NP. Too few highschools have shop classes anymore...so sad...[/QUOTE]
    I was actually speaking of software instructor....
    The paradigm molts so quickly...
     
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    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    I remember when my old Amiga 500 needed just about 800kb of floppy to work flawlessly.
     
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  5. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    SCSI = Small Computer System Interface

    I had a Syquest Sparq drive. It used cartridges with a single 1GB platter.
     
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  6. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    there was a time when this was computer graphics




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  7. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

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    My first computer was a Kaypro 10, meaning it had the optional 10 MEG harddrive.
    It ran CP/M, a predecessor to DOS.

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  8. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    I wanted that SOOOooo bad. I had the Kaypro II.
     
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    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My "home studio" from 1999 used 100MB zip discs. You could get about 8 minutes recording using all 8 tracks.

    What i wouldn't have given back then to have the 250mb version!!!

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  10. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yea? Back in my day, we had a Z1. At least it didn't run on Windows!

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  11. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.
     
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    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

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    So was mine! As a kid I remember loading video games by cassette. It took at least a half hour.
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  14. JamesE

    JamesE Strat-O-Master

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    Oh well at least your joke's PC!
     
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    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

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    Your probably also remember the listings that would be in computer magazines that you'd have to type in. Inevitably you'd make a typo and you'd have to search for your error after it crashed. Worst yet would be if it was an error in the printed listing.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I remember saving quite a few of those.
     
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    Pure.JPG

    This is just one of several arrays I use for VMware. : )

    That's 100% Flash Array. 300 TB
     
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  18. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't think flying cars is really on the roadmap just yet. I've occasionally seen some articles about some people making their own private flying car, but I haven't heard about any serious production flying cars being produced yet.

    You have to have lots of training to fly something like a helicopter or airplane - Much more than just a car.. I imagine that would be a big hurdle for many people, unless they manage to make flying cars very easy to use. But if they're self-driving, maybe that won't be a problem.
     
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    My younger brother used to get books full of that games code, then get our Mum to read it out loud while he keyed it in on his Sinclair Z80. This was probably 1977-ish. It was when my 11-year-old sibling started making his computer do things with code he'd written himself I realised he was going places he probably never would.

    I used to be able to do a few things in JavaScript, and a few other WhateverScripts, but actual programming seemed to cause the very core of my being to resist! My brother, on the other hand, once casually announced to me: "I taught myself C++ recently." To be clear about this, he'd already learned to program C while he was at university, so it wasn't such a big leap... well for him, anyway.
     
  20. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Data General Nova 1200 machine code, Z80 machine code, GW-BASIC, BASIC-80, 8051 C, C++, C Sharp, Pascal, Deplhi, VB3 - through VS2016, VBA, and God knows what else I have forgotten along the way. English is NOT my primary language.
     
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