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The Famous Druid

Gold Hearted SuperFan!
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Icon 1 posted August 11, 2011 11:42      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
IBM taught the world to pay...

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256K of RAM, BASIC in ROM, cassette interface, 4 colour graphics (320x200)...

Ah memories...

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If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted August 12, 2011 01:15      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hereby formally suggest we urge TFD to consider the username: SgtPepper

[Roll Eyes]

gg

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Erbo
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
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Icon 1 posted August 23, 2011 02:06      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Remember, too, that vestiges of the original architecture of the IBM 5150 PC survive in pretty much every Intel-powered (or AMD-powered) desktop, laptop, netbook, etc., to this day. Yes, even Macs.
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted August 23, 2011 09:56      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh man...I feel old now.

I never used /that/ particular model, but I did use an XT for many years...

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There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

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CommanderShroom
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
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Icon 1 posted August 23, 2011 17:15      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This story belongs here.

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Does he know our big secret?
Has one of us confessed?
'Bout the wires circuits and motors
Buried in our chest

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