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-ct-
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Icon 3 posted January 11, 2006 07:02      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
apples closing stock price was 80.86
the same day they announced the new x86 macs


oh teh ironing...! [crazy]

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 08:30      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Since I don't follow stocks, that doesn't really help me unless I know what their opening (or at least a previous) price was.

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 08:33      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
Since I don't follow stocks, that doesn't really help me unless I know what their opening (or at least a previous) price was.

~ $76 And it hit ~ $79.80 before any mention of intel based macs was even made.
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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 08:47      Profile for Matias   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
oh teh ironing...!
I had to point that out...lol

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 09:12      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
Since I don't follow stocks, that doesn't really help me unless I know what their opening (or at least a previous) price was.

It's the price of $80.86 that's the irony because 8086 is an Intel processor.
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___________________How many remember back to the 4004 or it's child the 8008. This was back when a word processor took up a filing cabinet, and you did not have a monitor you had to edit on the fly. To check for errors took paper lots of paper.

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 12:44      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
___________________How many remember back to the 4004 or it's child the 8008. This was back when a word processor took up a filing cabinet, and you did not have a monitor you had to edit on the fly. To check for errors took paper lots of paper.

A better question might be who is old enough to have been around at that time? [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 15:14      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
Since I don't follow stocks, that doesn't really help me unless I know what their opening (or at least a previous) price was.

It's the price of $80.86 that's the irony because 8086 is an Intel processor.
Doh! Of course I would miss the obvious part. [crazy] Thanks Bibo.

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 15:23      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay, so what's the difference between the new iBook and the MacBook Pro? Anyone find complete specs on those two machines yet?

EDIT: Oh, stupid me. It's a new iMac, not iBook. Oy.

2ND EDIT: Someone at work asked what the "i" means in "iPod." I looked it up on-line and came up with "Internet-revolutionized" from some forum. Is that correct?

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2006 17:22      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
DNF______________I guess just me.

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The 'i' in iPod is meaningless - it was branding to follow the iMac. The 'i' in iMac certainly did reference the Internet, as it was trying to follow the growing buzz back then. It's quite amazing, and somewhat tragic that people now equate Apple with iPod, and not the other way around. Hell, Apple traded on it in a weak way when the iMac G5 came out, saying 'From the creators of iPod'

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
___________________How many remember back to the 4004 or it's child the 8008. This was back when a word processor took up a filing cabinet, and you did not have a monitor you had to edit on the fly. To check for errors took paper lots of paper.

A better question might be who is old enough to have been around at that time? [Smile]
Uhm, me. [Smile] I don't remember exactly what TheMoMan is talking about, but the numbers are ringing vague little bells in my head. Hey it's hard trying to remember all those past years. This dinosaur has a hard enough time remembering to pick her son up from school. sigh. I wish I remembered what it is like to have a memory.
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quote:
Originally posted by YaYawoman:
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
___________________How many remember back to the 4004 or it's child the 8008. This was back when a word processor took up a filing cabinet, and you did not have a monitor you had to edit on the fly. To check for errors took paper lots of paper.

A better question might be who is old enough to have been around at that time? [Smile]
Uhm, me. [Smile] I don't remember exactly what TheMoMan is talking about, but the numbers are ringing vague little bells in my head. Hey it's hard trying to remember all those past years. This dinosaur has a hard enough time remembering to pick her son up from school. sigh. I wish I remembered what it is like to have a memory.
I'm 23, and I have no memory at all -- never have. And I don't even have an excuse for it.
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I've always had a horrible short-term memory -- I can forget to do something I just said I had to do five seconds ago (like turn into that gas station up there). But I can clearly remember many events from my early childhood some 30 years ago. Wierd.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
DNF______________I guess just me.

Are you kidding? You haven't lived unless you played chess against one of these . Considering the refresh rate while it tried to read program code off a cassette tape at 300 baud, you could walk to the kitchen, open and pour your beer, then return to the game before it was ready for your next move.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
I've always had a horrible short-term memory -- I can forget to do something I just said I had to do five seconds ago (like turn into that gas station up there). But I can clearly remember many events from my early childhood some 30 years ago. Wierd.

Yea, fortunately for me, Amanda has noticed that I don't even hear MYSELF talk, so she doesn't get mad when she has to repeat herself something she told me 5 minutes ago because I've already forgotten.
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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy
You haven't lived unless you've played chess against one of these

That's a little before my time.....but I do remember playing Munchman on one of these. [Happytears]

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GG & Grummash_____________I remember them both, Grum. I see you had the speach syn. That machine really had some awesome power at the time 3Mgz 16 Bit 48k of ram. Every one else was still stuck in 8 bit and 2Mgz. I did write an assembly program for the Ti that you were flying a starship using the joy sticks for nose up & down R & L and the other stick for throttle and menus. The program used every bit of memory the poor little guy had, one of my daughters was always looking at the code to see how I did it, but see only knew basic, the other daughter would hold down the warp speed button untill the timer I had written would slow her down to allow the warp engines to cool down.

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Never had a chance to play with the TI, but I learned how to BASIC on my friend's Trash-80. Sound effects for TR-80 games: put a radio right next to the computer and tune it to a frequency where you can hear the computer's emissions!

Them were the days. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy
You haven't lived unless you've played chess against one of these

That's a little before my time.....but I do remember playing Munchman on one of these. [Happytears]
if that's before your time, you'll flip on this computer

and yes, you can program it, so it counts as a computer [Big Grin]

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if that's before your time, you'll flip on this computer
ooooh... there is something about this device which is ringing a little bell at the back of my mind [ohwell]
Did we see these devices in the UK in 1982 or thereabouts?

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-ct- wrote:
if that's before your time, you'll flip on [URL=http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/ec/ea/da_1.JPG]this computer

and yes, you can program it, so it counts as a computer [Big Grin]


I still have one of those packed away in a box somewhere (my new year's resolution hasn't dug that far down yet). The closest you can come to programming it is by pressing the buttons to make a tune and having it repeat that tune back to you, but that isn't exactly programming a computer.

Still, it was one of the more entertaining handheld games that I had as a child.

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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
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Originally posted by Grummash:
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Originally posted by garlicguy
You haven't lived unless you've played chess against one of these

That's a little before my time.....but I do remember playing Munchman on one of these. [Happytears]
if that's before your time, you'll flip on this computer

and yes, you can program it, so it counts as a computer [Big Grin]

My thumbs got so sore playing that game, and boy did it eat batteries!
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