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I should note the person(s)

I should note the person(s) who made the image took a few liberties by applying Moore's law to other things, but ignoring that there's still some pretty neat stuff. Like how a musical bday card has more computing power than the combined allied forces in WWII.

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 My mom was a computer

 My mom was a computer programmer by profession, so I was fortunate to grow up with top of the line PCs back when the cheap ones were several thousand dollars and doing anything meaningful required constant swapping of 5.5 inch floppys. I remember the first PC we got that had a "sound blaster" that was simply a speaker and played the lowest quality sound you could imagine, but we were so enthralled. And when Wolfenstein 3D came out, with the "amazing" graphics and concerned about the "huge" amount of space it took up lol. 

I'll tell you one thing though, teens nowadays are spoiled and will never know the anticipation of waiting 15 minutes for the porn picture to download. 

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Lol! I too was fortunate. I

Lol!
I too was fortunate. I remember sound blaster. And ega/vga/svga monitors. Wolf3d was so awesome. My dad dl'd it, since id distributed it as shareware. It was maybe 10mb but it took two or three days to dl. It was really the first time I became interested in computers. Then Doom came out, and I didn't play Wolf3d again until I got the id anthology and was able to play all 6 missions. Doom won out again because it not only added 3 episodes, but the 32 missions in Doom 2 and two 32 mission expansions (I believe they were fan made). I spent YEARS playing those games lol. I actually still do sometimes. Especially now that I have them on PS3. I kinda miss the # pad for choosing weapons, but other than that the controller is superior to the keyboard.
I remember I had to restart the computer in DOS to play them, since Windows ate so much memory.

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hells yeah, starting the

hells yeah, starting the computer in dos. i remember all that shit. sometimes you had to be fucking macgyver to get a game to run. i remember running memmaker, changing lines of code in the auotexec.bat and config.sys files, and all kinds of shit just to get a game to run properly. and there was no google to find that shit out in those days. you had to go by what pitiful little troubleshooting sections in manuals told you, sometimes applying it to other games, and always improvising. but when you got it--goddamn, you felt 10 feet tall!

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When I was first learning

When I was first learning DOS, I was erasing a game to make room for another, so I 'erase *.*' then 'Dir/w' and noticed there was still [.] So I typed 'erase .' yeah, my mom almost had a post birth abortion.

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Geez I feel old. You guys

Geez I feel old.

You guys must be a lot younger than me.


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i don't doubt it. i

i don't doubt it. i remember booting dos off a 5 1/4 inch floppy, but i was like 9. i remember playing zaxxon too, but it was already a relic by that time.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
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iwbiek wrote:i don't doubt

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i don't doubt it. i remember booting dos off a 5 1/4 inch floppy, but i was like 9. i remember playing zaxxon too, but it was already a relic by that time.

My first modem was a 300 baud in 1983 which was when I got a Apple //e.

 


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digitalbeachbum wrote:iwbiek

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iwbiek wrote:
i don't doubt it. i remember booting dos off a 5 1/4 inch floppy, but i was like 9. i remember playing zaxxon too, but it was already a relic by that time.

My first modem was a 300 baud in 1983 which was when I got a Apple //e.

 




yeeeaaaahhhh...

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
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I was playing Atari back

I was playing Atari back then lol. We might have had a COCO2 by then, I'm not sure though.

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iwbiek wrote:digitalbeachbum

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iwbiek wrote:
i don't doubt it. i remember booting dos off a 5 1/4 inch floppy, but i was like 9. i remember playing zaxxon too, but it was already a relic by that time.

My first modem was a 300 baud in 1983 which was when I got a Apple //e.

 


yeeeaaaahhhh...

Blazing speed huh? I remember when I called my first BBS and downloaded a text file on how to make free phone calls. It was around 30k in size and I was like "woah, this is so fucking cool! I just downloaded a file from another computer over the phone line!"


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Vastet wrote:I was playing

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I was playing Atari back then lol. We might have had a COCO2 by then, I'm not sure though.

One of my friends had a Atari 1200 which had a game called Buried Bucks. I used to go over to his house to to play that game. I was over there so much that I think his mom started to think I was one of her sons.