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#1 Guest_Abacus 7_*

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:29 AM

Nice Trip down Memory Lane for the Old Timers and quite interesting for the younger Members to see what we had to put up with.


http://www.cio.com.au/article/268510/slide...2&img=12430


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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:37 AM

Are you pandering to Young Computers in Australia?

Just be cause they are old doesn't mean you shouldn't treat them with dignity, you know?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

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Aw, you are so sweet, I just had to find a Link for you, Mate.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1232621

BTW? Just so you know? I inadvertantly read a Thread that was moved from this Section into the other Section where I was trying to Post, but the New Topic wound up here, for your obvious delight, but not to worry, Mate, we all are bigger than a simple mistake. You should check it out? Maybe it may eduminacate you a bit on Aussies?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

I've actually used some of those earlier ones.

Some great images.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

Maybe it may eduminacate you a bit on Aussies?


It's called "OZ", has winter when I'm having summer, can't see the North Star, the people don't speak either a foreign language or English, and if you walk far enough in any direction you end up at the beach.

Is there more?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

" has winter when I'm having summer, can't see the North Star, the people don't speak either a foreign language or English, and if you walk far enough in any direction you end up at the beach."

You're in New Jersey ? :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

That description does not describe New Jersey.

Well, unless you ignore the part about "walking to the beach in any direction" since NJ is not an island.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:35 PM

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No worries with Australia, Mate, Centre is Uluru, used to be called Aires Rock, just a short 1,000 Kilometres from the Sea, BTW take Plenty of water?

Actually no part of Australia is more than 1,000 Kilometres away from the Sea, But take plenty of Water. And watch out for the Drop Bears, Mate, they look so cuddly.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:51 PM

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You know even the cutest things in Australia Bite?

You only see Kolas during the day time while they sleep, this is what a Drop Bear really is.

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Always spray your self with Nature's Repellant before you go Bush over here.

Ask any Aussie, he will tell you the Secret Repellant we all use, Mate.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:18 PM

.....the people don't speak either a foreign language or English.....

Is there more?

:P


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And that coming from an American, who has ruined our brilliant English Language with all sorts of weird words and spellings, Obviously me being a Pom I'm going to say that but at least the Aussies speak a slightly adapted British English :)

You call that a Drop Bear how about this Bear :trumpet: -

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Anyway those images were great, I knew computers were big back then from what my Dad told me but god look at the size of the Motherboard and CPU on the images 19-21 (Think they are the correct numbers), And seeing a 8" floppy disc, Even the thing they used as storage was just a lump of steel with some sort of wire on it, God knows how all that worked.

I laughed at the game being written as text on the screen near the end, wouldn't be many Gamers if Games were like that :cool:

Just a question did people in the 60's and 70's have Clown Pockets?
Not being cheeky :inlove: but just wondered because Calculators were pretty big then as well

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:29 PM

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Back then we carried our Calculators in our heads, what we did have worked mainly off Electricity and the Power Leads weren't long enough.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

And that coming from an American, who has ruined our brilliant English Language with all sorts of weird words and spellings,



Ain't not.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:33 PM

Its amazing to think that years ago if something went wrong with them, they were worth getting fixed. Today on the other hand computers can very easily be a throw away item. Same as projectors,tvs and dvd players and so on. Once something goes wrong with them its" game over." Interesting images.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:36 AM

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From 1989.

Imagine paying $10,000 to $20,000 for a 486? They did.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/22/business...;pagewanted=all

My first Computer was in 1996, it was a Compaq 486, secondhand set up with Windows 3.1, 3.5 inch Floppy Disk and a Printer, new. Cost nearly $2,000.

You may like reading this Link as well? The old 486 is doing Jobs that are beyond other Computers.

http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21196/1154/

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Edited by Abacus 7, 14 May 2009 - 01:26 AM.





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