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Old 07-05-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
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Do you sometimes missed the old school geek factor?


Hi

I love technology because things are faster today than yesteryear. The same goes for computers, servers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and the Internet.

But deep down in me I sometimes missed old technologies and how things were done. For example, I missed the sound of a modem connecting to a server or ISP.

Also missed using modem commands like AT and sz and rz to transfer files and telnet to hop from computer to computer.

I also missed bulletin boards and other old school hacks. Do you have any favorite old technologies?

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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- When all us were on IRC, while all you now are on Facebook
- When Linux was not a fad
- When I go crazy of happiness with my atari 2600
 
Old 07-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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I still have a playstation 1 with 40 cds when I need blow some time on Gaming. On my computer. Dosbox is the only Game in town.

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When Linux was not a fad
Grinning as I read this. Reminds me of when Harleys leaked and Bikers were not judges, doctors,lawyers, or yuppies.
There is something to be said for being non mainstream. I had more fun at runs then.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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I still have a playstation 1
The fear I had when I played at Resident Evil 1. Dogs entered from the windows will be always the best horrific scene
 
Old 07-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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great replies everyone

@ kooru

my first game system was colecovision and it came with donkey kong
 
Old 07-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Yeah, sometimes I get nostalgic for the good ole days. I punched out my earliest programs on the 029 keypunch for an IBM 370 system, and on the ASR-33 paper tape punch teletype for a DEC PDP-11. That was some cool machinery. My first experience with a microcomputer was the 6502-based KIM-1.

My first gaming system was a Tandy Coco III.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Ah, the old days, when persons who used computers had to know what they were doing . . . .
 
Old 07-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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- When all us were on IRC, while all you now are on Facebook
My friends think I'm weird because I adore IRC and don't have a Facebook page.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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My monochrome PDA with palm OS and the many cool programs I installed. And my old collections of video game consoles i.e atari 2600/5200, coleco, sega master system, genesis and Nintendo 16bit and neo-geo

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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How many here can use a slide rule . Pilots , you use rotary ones all the time . However "there is an app for that"

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Ah, the old days, when persons who used computers had to know what they were doin
that would be nice to be brought back
a UN resolution
to buy a computing device one MUST complete ( or test out ) of a 1 year course in basic skills

guns REQUIRE a license
hunting REQUIRE a license
Driving REQUIRE a license
practicing law REQUIRE a license
practicing medicine REQUIRE a license
and so on ..........

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Old 07-06-2013, 03:47 AM   #11
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My friends think I'm weird because I adore IRC and don't have a Facebook page.
It's a common thought.
The new normals.

If you don't "share" your life, what are you?

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Old 07-06-2013, 04:34 AM   #12
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That or a abacus though I don't have those anymore. What I do have, is a notebook no kid in this generation would think of having. It runs Blueflops.

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #13
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No, you can't have any of these:
  • A KIM-1.
  • A Heathkit (8-bit) microcomputer.
  • An Apple-1 motherboard.
  • IMSAI 8080
  • Altair
  • SwTPC
  • Original Mac.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #14
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Rotary telephones.
Nutshell, a very early consumer "database." It fed my teenage OCD really well.
My first gaming system was Pong. OMG I am a dinosaur.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #15
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Commodore 64/Amiga, BBSes (had a great time on the WELL), and Usenet.
 
  


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