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Old Feb 27, 2004, 11:01 AM   #21
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Oh I thought we were talking about Personal computers and HD's

My first was a PDP11 with a paper tape reader(no takeup, the tape just shot out on the floor .
My first Personal Confuser was an Atari 400 with that great casette tape drive. Unless you also include consoles like the 2600.

For some reason I don't want to mention the Altair
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 11:09 AM   #22
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Institute of Druidic Computing
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 3:21 PM   #23
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ahhhh... you can feel the nostalgia in the air!

Let's see... first computer experience in High School was with the BRAND NEW Radio Hack Trash-80... college was still punch cards.. and then teletypes... bought my first computer, the amazing VIC 20! woohoo! (with cassette)... then it was off to work... first job was writing programs on WANG computers that fit in 28Kb of memory! The system had 80MB hard drives that were a lot bigger than a bread box, weighed like almost 500 pounds and I think were in the $60,000 price range...

Come a long way since then.... For those of you who like to read boring blurbs about this stuff and a little look into what I do during the day you can always check out:

http://www.sun.com/storage/success-s...ow_corning.pdf

Ahhh... the good old days... or to quote...

"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before - and thus was the Empire forged." - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 3:26 PM   #24
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Yea, and then the PanGalacticGargleBlaster was created and everyone went into rehab.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 7:34 PM   #25
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I have a WD 80GB and a Quantum 40GB. The 80GB has 2 x 40GB partitions (C: and D: ) the 2nd drive is E:. I then use SyncBack, http://www.mjleaver.com/ to mirror and synch D: and E: every night at 2am

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Old Feb 27, 2004, 9:34 PM   #26
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Oh I thought we were talking about Personal computers and HD's ...
Nope, this is about who put the giraffe in the bathtub full of jello.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 9:55 PM   #27
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BillDrew: now that paints a nasty picture.

Eric s: It did work for 3330's they looked like dish washers and when the right ims DB batch (there was no such thing as online yet ) program ran they up and took off across the raised floor until their tether to the controler ran out.

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Oh, no. Now I'm in trouble. I've never tried to write a program who's side effect was to play music. But I have tried to use seeks on drum memory to walk it across the room. Didn't work (but boy did it shake.)
man are we ever dating ourselves
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 11:13 PM   #28
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I was lucky back then. We even had UUCP for mail and news feeds. And my first year of Computer Science in college was boring... I already knew it.

It amazed me when the PDP 11/70 was replaced with a microvax; so much more power and so much less space.

And now they have a powerful 1U rack mounted linux box which blows the doors off of both of them.

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Old Feb 28, 2004, 3:45 AM   #29
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Supports by Manfrotto, Velbon. Bags by LowePro
In this thread, shouldn't this read "Supports by Zimmer, Bags by Convatec (Surgicare)" ?
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Old Feb 28, 2004, 11:58 PM   #30
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Depends.... :lol:
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