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My neighbor suggested I need one. Back in 00 I believe. Got on 28 K dial up right away.Been down hill since.  :lol:

OF course then for a while the HIGH speed satelite service, c/o dway.

I am actually on my second computer also. XP home version once more.

And now on EVDO. Which for where I am, is pretty nice for what is available and price wise.  :grin2:

Yeah, I remember I had no idea how to even D/L to a CD. Almost anything besides surfingwas pretty much greek to me. Heck I can't even speak spanish, let alonse greek.  :lol:

Yeah, this is a great place to learn, and I have been able to help hundreds since I first joined here a long time ago. (just looked August 21, 2005) You mean I been stuck in this place for that long?? One of these days I'll find the exit door if it is the last thing I ever do.

[shug keeps switching the exit signs around]  :wink2:

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hm. let's see. musta been 85 i think. a commodore c16 +4 hooked up to a TV. mass storage was tape. audio tape.

then in i think late 89 a 2100 US$ 286, 12 MHz, 640 K RAM, 256 K VGA card, 14" Color VGA monitor, 46 Meg Seagate SCSI HD, epson 9-pin printer, AdLib soundcard

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For me i think i was back in the very early 90's i used a apple i think. If i wanted to run a program i had to pop in this huge black disk. I forgot what size it was :uglystupid2:. LOL. At home I had a tandy but i dont remeber what model, but it had like a 12 inch screen, and ran slow as hell. Then one day i finaly stoped working all together.

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we had a cutting edge...286 i think...keyboard...little tiny screen...didn't do much that i remember...bb stuff...i think...then we got a 386 something or another...

hmmmm next was a whole new rig...home built...powerful penium or athelon er something 2...hahaha...i don't know shit...but it all happened really fast and cost this single mom of 5 a buttload of money...a buttload...wanna see pics??

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Im not that old  :lipsrsealed: I remember as far back as rebel assult on MSdos (and a box that said harddrive required) and then windows 3.1 with a 5 inch floppy disk, then it was command and conquer tiberian sun, then starcraft.

One vivid memory I have was while walking past harddrives on a shelf.  I was walking from the low end drives 2-8GBs toward the higher end ones.  The further I got the bigger the price tag on each hard drive.  Naturally I wanted to see how high the numbers went.  So I quickly walked onward.  At the end of the shelf where a hard drive was suppost to be there was an empty space.  I read the tag of the missing drive:  40GB,  $4000 dollars.

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I remember playing games on the Commodore 64 but i really got into it when i was the only person in HS to elect in taking CAD for the whole year and then ended up reading the whole DOS 3.1 book.  the computer i was using for CAD had a 20 Meg HD and 4 megs of RAM.  I believe the processor was like a 20 or 25 Megahertz.  I remember buying a Gateway back in 1992 it was a 486DX Turbo, with the turbo pressed in it would go 66 Megahertz. WOW smoking i thought :-) it also came with 4 megs of RAM 420 Meg HD and 3.5 flopply, and a cd rom drive.  came with windows for workgroups 3.11.  Got dialup internet though the phone company for like 50 a month for like 20 hours a month of service.  Used Netscape Communicator for email and browsing.  ok i think thats enough i could go on and on and on with all the stuff i worked with but i think after i read the DOS book and got into creating batch files and doing some Qbasic programming is what really got me interested and ended up going to college for computer networking.

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in 1978...believe it or not i took computer programing...hahaha...let's see if i can remember the languages...watbol cobol basic...hehehe  :haha:...and something else in those business languages, but i forgot...after i graduated...i was thinking what the hell did i take that for?...what would i ever do with that?  :haha:...now all i remember is binary...and the "if then now" commands that was a looooonnnggg time ago...but guess what?... i still have the books and the programs i wrote...and the print outs of what those programs did...

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a buttload...wanna see pics??

Yes I would, throw some pics my way. I think I had a cordless over 40 years ago and I think I still have it, and it works.

Well the kids all knew about computers but I didn't have the time so I bought a book on how to upgrade a PC in 1997. I read the 400+ pages in a week and was getting PC Mag so in Jan of 1998 I ordered a PII with Windows 95. I didn't even know how to turn it on but I knew what the parts inside were. after a couple of years of messing it up and learning to reload, darn boot-up disks, a PC crash at college forced me to send mine to college and me get a bare bones and load Windows 98. Since then I have built 6 or 7 and restored maybe 10 or more PC's, but the software is the tough one. But I managed dial-up and added One-way satellite and then 2-way and now EVDO. All my phones are cell so other than electric I'm wireless and sometimes clueless.

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Yes I would, throw some pics my way. I think I had a cordless over 40 years ago and I think I still have it, and it works.

Well the kids all knew about computers but I didn't have the time so I bought a book on how to upgrade a PC in 1997. I read the 400+ pages in a week and was getting PC Mag so in Jan of 1998 I ordered a PII with Windows 95. I didn't even know how to turn it on but I knew what the parts inside were. after a couple of years of messing it up and learning to reload, darn boot-up disks, a PC crash at college forced me to send mine to college and me get a bare bones and load Windows 98. Since then I have built 6 or 7 and restored maybe 10 or more PC's, but the software is the tough one. But I managed dial-up and added One-way satellite and then 2-way and now EVDO. All my phones are cell so other than electric I'm wireless and sometimes clueless.

:lol: Grandpa your quote " and sometimes clueless "  makes me feel better ,

indeed in some computing areas I am totally clueless,

so OK I try to help folk in the UK , I just been trying for 3 days to get a freebie friend on line with broad band with sky ADSl , her line is enabled for adsl after a 3 week wait , but no joy , I finally get onto Sky help desk , finally get to Tech level ,

after pages of scripted talk , we do all the tests , all work out OK , ( various tone Sig's down the phone line etc, zilch ,  she lives in a company apartment , and my first question was you do have your own phone line "yes "

no she doesn't she has a company "dial 9"  for a line connection , DUH , :lol:

any one got the answer for this , OK 56K dial up would not be a problem , as I can add the "9 "  but for allways on broad band ????????,

I told her to contact the company Tech guy , his reply is "I don't know "  :evil2:

Oh lol, "where angels fear to tread"  springs to mind  here ,

Yours sincerely

Clueless UK

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