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That's amazing...

We pumping out 3.4 Ghz right now out of our factories at Intel and constantly working our way to make them as fast as possible. Mainly just so guys like us can run porn and racing vids at the fastest rate possible.

God bless technology.
 

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My first PC ran at 4MHz unless you set it to "turbo mode", which was 8MHz. It had 512Kb RAM and I dreamed of maxing it out to 640K. I paid $300 for a 20Mb hard drive that was nearly the size of a shoebox.

Anyone remember typing AT codes? :rotfl:
 

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remember running computers off casset tapes? At least I'm not old enough to remember punch cards... I had one of the first Macs when they relesed it...no HD, one 400k single sided disc...that could contain the entire OS or a word processer...and leave enough room to save a couple pages of text.
 

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My dad has boxes of punch cards from some of the first programs he wrote.
My first computer was a Commodore 64. Still have it, the disk drive, the tape drive and all sorts of games - ones we bought, and ones my brothers and I made.
 

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G-Force Junkie said:
remember running computers off casset tapes? At least I'm not old enough to remember punch cards... I had one of the first Macs when they relesed it...no HD, one 400k single sided disc...that could contain the entire OS or a word processer...and leave enough room to save a couple pages of text.

What's a casset? :huh:
 

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I still have all my old Atari gear. 800, 800xl, floppy drives, cassette drives, 300 baud modems. How about this... For a mere $40 you could order (which I have) a printed copy of the Operating System, with programmers comments! Talk about da' shit! Unthinkable nowadays, unless you are running linux..

I do remember in the early 90's having a 386 with 16mb of ram. 4-4mb strips, and due to the fact that the memory chip plant exploded, each 4mb chip ran in the neighborhood of $400 each.. Of course, the 48K in my Atari was "all we will ever need". Now, we piss that off on a title bar..
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Man, do I miss the games on the Commodore 64.

Didn't you have to use a regular t.v. screen for that too?
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Remember the good old manual switch you hung off the antenna wire on the back of the T.V.?
 

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*sigh* That takes me back. I still have 2 operational Commodore 64's back home... maybe I should dig them out. I started programming on them when I was just a kid and was allowed to use my dad's 300baud modem only if I could figure out how to use it on my own; I did. [edit: Remember the cracking scene back then? Anyone willing to admit to being a part of it? :hmm: ]

Anyone remember BBS's? SpitNet? My first experience with an e-mail-like system was on SpitNet using... oh shoot, what was it... SLNR? Silly Little News Reader? something like that. Very similar to a forum like this! Only it might take a week before you'd see messages from around the world. hahaha... oooh that takes me back. I'll leave out my other memories of BBS's 'cause they're nothing I'd ever confess to. :smilebig:
 

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Commodore 64 here too. I had this crazy EE prof in college that was really into modding and programing them. Amazing what you could do with the things really.

My most vivid memory of that era is my buddy's Dad coming in with a $300 phone bill from using his modem. Man, he was pissed!
 

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TRS80 here. Actually loaded programs from audio tapes. Upgraded it with a "stringy-floppy" drive. Which most of the time just turned the tiny tape inside into a long stringy mess when you remove the disc.
 
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