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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out-terminal question
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 17:03:47 -0400
  • Message-id: <20041026210347.GD9084@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 10:15:24AM -0400, James Knott wrote:
> Allen wrote:
> >
> >On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> >
> >
> >>On Monday 25 October 2004 05:50 pm, Allen wrote:
> >>
> >>>I've read about these things! Dude these were AWESOME!
> >>>http://www.oldcomputer.net or oldhardware or one of those. It has a list
> >>>of
> >>>older hardware. Ahh! http://www.oldcomputers.net <--- awesome site if
> >>>you
> >>>guys have never went there.
> >>
> >>They don't go back that far...... but I guess they aren't interested in
> >>the mainframes. Too bad.
> >>
> >>My first computer experience was with a IBM 650. The memory was on a
> >>rotating belt-driven drum. Sometimes with a power spike, the belt would
> >>snap..... :-)
> >
> >
> >Damn reading this stuff makes me feel green! My experience in computing is
> >sooooo new. The first computer I ever bought (Which I got for doing
> >homework, not because I wanted too play games) was 5 years ago, and I
> >didn't have books so I played with trial and error, and I had always
> >wanted too knnow how too use one, so one night I started playing. My HP
> >Pavilion Pentium 3 733 MHz 128 MB RAM and 43 GB HD had me hooked, and so I
> >would play with things.
>
> Back in my day, we couldn't just go out and buy a computer. We even had
> to whittle our own chips from wood and it was three miles to school, in
> the snow and uphill both ways... ;-)

And had too shoot your lunch or you went hungry. Back when men were men!
And wrote their own damned device Drivers! ;) LOL this is a fun topic, I
like it. It's somewhat on topic, and it gives a chance for this community
too get too know each other better, like you guys probably see my jack ass
sense of humor now, and see I'm playful, even though I'll probably have too
fight too stay here as a few people are "rallying" against me too have me
kicked off the list.

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