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View Poll Results: What is your age range?
<20 2 0.78%
21-30 17 6.64%
31-40 62 24.22%
41-50 72 28.13%
51-60 47 18.36%
61-70 40 15.63%
71-80 16 6.25%
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:53 AM   #76
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I have an important question regarding my future: I'm approaching 40 and therefore my unavoidable fate of a midlife crisis. The huge problem regarding your unanimous advice is: I already own a motorbike. What do I do? Am I doomed? Do I have to get a Goldwing *shudder*?
 
Old 05-06-2019, 09:02 AM   #77
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Suggest you pm Rokytnj. He's our bike expert.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:10 AM   #78
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I have an important question regarding my future: I'm approaching 40 and therefore my unavoidable fate of a midlife crisis. The huge problem regarding your unanimous advice is: I already own a motorbike. What do I do? Am I doomed? Do I have to get a Goldwing *shudder*?
Do you have a Harley? You have to get a Harley. If you don't have a Harley, or can't afford one, you have to put Harley Davidson stickers over your current motorbike.

You also have to generate an interest in Meatloaf, ZZ Top or Motorhead [hint: only one of these is actually acceptable] and drink Jack Daniels or Budweiser.

In short, you have to become a total cliché.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:55 AM   #79
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Do you have a Harley? You have to get a Harley. If you don't have a Harley, or can't afford one, you have to put Harley Davidson stickers over your current motorbike.......
There are counterfeit Harleys. Probably not available in the U.S., but I've seen them in Asia.
One night, years ago, I was sitting on the outside deck of a Bangkok restaurant and a guy pulled up to the curb on what looked like a motorcycle. Motorbikes are the major form of transportation over there and by "motorbike" I mean something that looks like a dirt bike, but with a normal front fork. Real motorcycles are rare or were at that time. It looked like a Harley and had Harley badges, but sounded like a Honda 50.
Complete fake.

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Old 05-06-2019, 11:42 AM   #80
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65 this year.
My first computer was a PLATO terminal with orange dots on a plasma panel in '73
and I wrote teaching programs and simulated laboratories in TUTOR in physiology, bacteriology and
toxicology for veterinary students until the late 70's. I also punched cards for Fortran
and sat at a noisy tty for Basic. It was great stuff.
Rooting my cell phone and changing its OS today and watching hundreds of MB tick by in seconds I recalled
that a friend told me he was going to get a monster 5MB hard drive. Wow.
That cell phone really is Dick Tracy calling Joe Jitsu.
I had an Epson QX-10 and it ran dBase II under CP/M.
Great graphics on that QX-10 as long as ya like green.
I always did like the command line. Still do.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:28 PM   #81
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I had an Epson QX-10 and it ran dBase II under CP/M.
Great graphics on that QX-10 as long as ya like green.
I always did like the command line. Still do.
Wow, did you keep Valdocs or went to bare CP/M? I remember people hating valdocs.
BTW, the QX-10 was a nice machine save it for said Valdocs.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #82
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Huh, thought there'd be more of me (21-30 year range).
In this thread no. Young people don't do such things like sit and talk about old good times. But this is the place. Yeah.

So, my nostalgia.....But the first where is my bottle?
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #83
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In this thread no. Young people don't do such things like sit and talk about old good times. But this is the place. Yeah.

So, my nostalgia.....But the first where is my bottle?
Hard for them to have nostalgia of the good old times when everything is sugar coated for them and covered with bubble wrap...Hey man remember back in the day when we played soccer, yeah, we had so much fun not keeping score.

[sigh/]

Just doesn't work right.
Bob had it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4u6H4lXZiE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4eUWBAE_A

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Old 05-06-2019, 04:44 PM   #84
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Hey man remember back in the day when we played soccer, yeah, we had so much fun not keeping score.
I'm juuuuuuust old enough to have done that as a kid, and I had a bunch of stuff I probably shouldn't have been playing with as a kid (every kid really should have throwing knives and a bow & arrow). I also luckily am just young enough that learning a new phone or piece of tech is usually an easy task. I'm rapidly becoming a total boomer when it comes to streaming though, rest of my buddies all have Hulu, Amazon fire sticks and all those peripherals while I still buy Dvd's and Cd's. Ah well, nobody's perfect!
 
Old 05-06-2019, 05:42 PM   #85
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Wow, did you keep Valdocs or went to bare CP/M? I remember people hating valdocs.
BTW, the QX-10 was a nice machine save it for said Valdocs.
The QX10 came with some Peachtree spreadsheet called PeachCalc and some sort of WordStar-like text editor.
All running in CP/M.
Valdocs was ok but it was too much for the Z-80 and two floppies to handle.
PeachCalc was quite good really.

It also had a graphics draw program and I had dBASE II for CP/M.
I used dBASE a lot over the years and still run dBase5 is a DosBox on Slackware.
I have some software tools I wrote years ago that I still use some times
that have some C++ subroutines supporting them.

I got the add-on 8088 board for the qx-10 so it could dual boot MS-DOS
and I could run some Pascal software like PigChamp.
I remember MS-dos was much less powerful than CP/M.

Later I added a graphics card of some kind.
There was some sort of a logitech mouse.
The 8088 board was destroyed by an electrical discharge eventually
but the Qx10 had been replaced by a 386-20 by that time.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:25 PM   #86
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But the first where is my bottle?
I got you......

I know it's not Jack, I'm a cheap date tonight.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:45 AM   #87
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Do you have a Harley? You have to get a Harley. If you don't have a Harley, or can't afford one, you have to put Harley Davidson stickers over your current motorbike.
We have Alpine mountain roads to ride the bike on, full of narrow turns. Honestly, these are not the roads you want to ride a Harley on. I own a BMW R nineT which is as close to a chopper as I'm willing to go.

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You also have to generate an interest in Meatloaf, ZZ Top or Motorhead [hint: only one of these is actually acceptable] and drink Jack Daniels or Budweiser.

In short, you have to become a total cliché.
I like Motorhead. If that's not the one you're talking about, our discussion about music is over. But generally I prefer faster music to this kind of pop. I'll just stick to my favorite grindcore bands. So I don't think there is a lot I can do on this front, either.

Maybe I'm already the total cliché you're talking about, all I have to do is wait until I reach the right age for the crisis to hit...
 
Old 05-07-2019, 06:25 AM   #88
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We have Alpine mountain roads to ride the bike on, full of narrow turns. Honestly, these are not the roads you want to ride a Harley on. I own a BMW R nineT which is as close to a chopper as I'm willing to go.
Ah, I didn't think about the logistics of that. The BMW R nineT looks like a very nice machine.

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I like Motorhead. If that's not the one you're talking about, our discussion about music is over.
Motorhead were the only acceptable band from those three, as far as I am concerned [apologies to Meatloaf and ZZ Top fans].

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But generally I prefer faster music to this kind of pop. I'll just stick to my favorite grindcore bands. So I don't think there is a lot I can do on this front, either.
When it comes to faster thrash some of the earlier tech thrash bands like Coroner, Realm and Sadus are up my street. And Slayer's first three albums. I've never really got into grindcore but I suppose I haven't found a decent entry-level album.

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Maybe I'm already the total cliché you're talking about, all I have to do is wait until I reach the right age for the crisis to hit...
I'll get there soon enough myself.
 
Old 05-07-2019, 07:58 AM   #89
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When it comes to faster thrash some of the earlier tech thrash bands like Coroner, Realm and Sadus are up my street. And Slayer's first three albums. I've never really got into grindcore but I suppose I haven't found a decent entry-level album.
I apologize for this off topic post, but I can't leave this unanswered. Here are some grindcore bands I consider "entry level" grind:
  • Magrudergrind
  • Pig Destroyer
  • Fuck the Facts

Enjoy!
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:50 AM   #90
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Motorhead were the only acceptable band from those three, as far as I am concerned [apologies to Meatloaf and ZZ Top fans].
[snip]
A hot chick in a road rat has been dispatched to run you over already.

No coming back now Rough boy...

(that's one of ZZ top songs really )

(P.S.
still watch for chicks driving road rats)
 
  


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