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csk

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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2004 18:58      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Didn't they also teach you about  - ?

No, I'd experienced teh Boobies before coming across fark. Some of which weren't even my own [Wink] (well, everyone has them, even males)

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Ahh Yes-------Mine was a TI 99/4A with an expansion box. I had a an interface card(two rs232 and a Parallel port) Three 5.25 Floppy drives, a 32K memory expansion card to give it 48k total and a Ram disk card plus a speach syn, and of course joysticks. I used the modulator to couple it to a 25 inch TV so can everybody say large screen.

I had the TI also as my first mojobox, but I didn't have quite as many goodies (no interface card, no speech, no RAM disk, only the one floppy drive, and I had to use an old black-and-white TV as a monitor). That RF modulator kept getting banged up, and I kept having to solder it back together...

It was many years later that I worked for a guy who had previously worked for TI, on the original 99/4 project.

My first "serious" computer I bought in college, a Jameco assemble-it-yourself XT clone, for which I splurged for the extra RAM (640K, baby!) and the 20 Mb Seagate hard disk. I skipped out on a digital logic lab class to put it together...which I rationalized as "field experience." [Smile] My buddy passed the hat and bought me a 2400bps modem, with which I could dial into the university computers and upload my homework. The machine I use today is basically a refinement of that one.

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Swiss Mercenary

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 07:07      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well mine was and Apple IIe, with 64K, one 5 1/4 floppy drive and a black and orange monitor, running DOS 3.3.
I later upgraded it with an 80 column, 64k memory card and another floppy drive.

I bought it when I was 15 (so using another thread work it out), and paid 4500.- Swiss Francs for it.

I still have it and the last time I switched it on it still worked.

Ah well time to break out the Wizardry I and II disks then.

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greycat

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 08:09      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TRS-80 Color Computer, 4k RAM, audio cassette tape drive (no floppies or fixed storage).

Moved up to the Atari 800 after that.

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