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Posted on 2007.11.14 at 09:12

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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-14 18:40 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! There is so much here to look at, examine, critque and inqurie about. Today at work is not the time to do so. I'm sure I will have may questions over the coming days. I will be back.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-14 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
It does go back a spell.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-14 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like I'm under a spell.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-14 20:41 (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I bet so. I got my first computer before you born.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-14 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
Those things were paperweights even back then!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-14 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
No sir, they were cutting edge. I had one.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-14 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
cutting edge with a blunt blade.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-14 23:10 (UTC) (Link)
You're like a talking monkey! Dumbass - in 20 years people will think the same thing about quad-core processors, but right now they're cutting edge! Do you even understand English? Need I remind you you weren't even born when I had my first computer! How the fuck do you know what was, and was not new technology? Nothing like this even existed in the consumer marketplace. What a dumbass.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-14 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
For someone who supposedly laughs at everything, you sure as hell can't see the humor in my comment vs. me making a statement. But then again, you're not 40 either, so you don't know when I'm being facetious.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-14 23:38 (UTC) (Link)
Some people just aren't funny.
Me
photogoot at 2007-11-15 01:19 (UTC) (Link)
My firt computer was a cutting edge screamer! It was gthe Timex/Sinclair 1000 ($99.95,) I also had the electrostatic printer ($99), and a 16K-byte RAM expansion module.

Check out the stats on this baby..... It was in a word; AWESOME!


Processor
Z80A, 8-bit, 3.25-MHz clock frequency

Memory
2K-byte RAM standard; 16K-byte RAM optional; 8K-byte ROM included

Mass Storage
Cassette I/O, only program storage and loading; no BASIC controlled I/O

Display Used
Standard television set (RF modulator included); 32 black-and-white characters per line, 24 lines; the user cannot use the bottom two lines, which are reserved for the BASIC interpreter's use

Other Features
Membrane keyboard; built-in modulator (for TV); includes all cables and transformer

Software Included
BASIC in ROM


I know you are jealous, even if you wont admit it.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-15 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
Its a computer? All this time I thought they were a one-hit wonder band who sang the song Rumors.
Me
photogoot at 2007-11-15 03:04 (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh the quarters I have spent selecting Timex songs at the roller rink juke box.... goood timeees.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-11-15 16:37 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't even own my first computer until after I had been supporting them for six years.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-15 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
What's your excuse now?
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