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05 Mar 2017 16:49

Do you remember the pain when loading, midtskogen? Sometimes you had to try again and again...

My parents didn't want to buy me a C64 so I was pestering my friends with C64 or ZX Spectrum constantly.
Time passes, and I manage to infect my uncle's IBM PC with the first computer virus I've ever experienced:

I believe that very IBM was still functioning something like five years ago.
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05 Mar 2017 23:47

I guess we accepted the loading times of tape recorders because it was faster than retyping the entire program from scratch.

I recently began a small project to salvage the contents of my old 5¼" diskettes.  I ordered a Kryoflux card, and found an old 5¼" drive sold on eBay from Russia.  I received it in the mail after a few days.  It had some broken corners, but appears to be in good working order.
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Unfortunately, most of my diskettes have become somewhat unreadable over the past decades, it turned out.  But I managed to salvage a small demo that I wrote on the C64, probably in 1986 when I was 13.  It was a text scroller running in the border region of the screen (including the side border, which was the hardest bit to trick the C64 to display something in).  This was programmed in a program called a monitor, which simply translated assembly mnemonics into the machine code (numbers in memory).  I.e. entirely in binary format.

I still have my original Vic-20 from 1982 (or 1981?) and it works just fine.
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06 Mar 2017 00:03

I feel so young when I say that my first browser was explorer, nowadays the young kids doesn't even know what Internet Explorer is, exactly how I don't know what Mosaic is.

EDIT: Actually Internet Explores was quite old, it was released just one year after Mosaic/Cello/etc! (source)
 
 
 
 
 
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06 Mar 2017 00:21

And I feel old when I remember punch cards in use at my dad's office at the end of the 70's.  Teleprinters with punched tapes were in regular use well into the 90's, though.  I was actually operating this model (T63 teleprinter) during my service in 1993:

It was working, so I guess it was never replaced with a more recent model.
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12 Mar 2017 10:21

I hope the answer is yes.

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Watsisname wrote:
Source of the post I hope the answer is yes.

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12 Mar 2017 14:31

I went flying today in my Cessna 172. (I am training to be a private pilot) Pictures coming soon :D
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12 Mar 2017 16:35

Looking forward to them! :)
 
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Guess what day it is?
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