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Posted on 2007.11.14 at 09:12

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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.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-15 03:13 (UTC) (Link)
Once, at the pizza parlor on Lindsey Air Station, I was tired of waiting in line for pizza, so I put two dollars worth of quarters in the jukebox, selected Hangin' Tough from the "New Kids on the Block" to play sixteen times...and got a burger at the Rec Center instead.
Me
photogoot at 2007-11-15 03:15 (UTC) (Link)
Evil genius.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-15 03:28 (UTC) (Link)
The only part which really made me laugh back then...and well, today to, I'm laughing now...is I wondered how many times they would let it play before someone just unplugged the thing from the wall. I mean, people were sitting in there eating. I wouldn't have been able to stand it.
Me
photogoot at 2007-11-15 03:31 (UTC) (Link)
People are cattle. My money says they just kept chewing their cuds as the music played. *blink... blink....* *moooo*
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-15 03:36 (UTC) (Link)
ROFLMAO....yeah, you may be right. But subconsciously they became angry, and didn't know why. Dudes went back to the dorm and beat their girlfriends. I could've been responsible for a near massacre!
Me
photogoot at 2007-11-15 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
Yea a baloney massacre, those shrubs in the on base pizza parlor didn't have girl friends.
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?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-16 01:54 (UTC) (Link)
I get the feeling, all in all, that jaceman is one of those guys who followed the manual and didn't ask questions. I mean, how the hell do you support something that you don't use around the clock?
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-11-16 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
I get the feeling you're stupid.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-11-16 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
Excuse?
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