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I'd give up my wifi and my smartphone in a second if I could get in a time machine and go back to those days.
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I remember the first time I saw " Paddle Ball ' at a department store I was amazed , the line was to long never got to play that day. But now I can play all I want too. Nahhh , never mind . Well maybe, lol
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I'd give up my wifi and my smartphone in a second if I could get in a time machine and go back to those days.
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I remember the first time I saw " Paddle Ball ' at a department store I was amazed , the line was to long never got to play that day. But now I can play all I want too. Nahhh , never mind . Well maybe, lol
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LOL



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windows95
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THAT'S ME!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


I believe I still have my Windows 95 CD somewhere...My first 80x86 PC was a 486DX@80MHz with a 40MB HDD and 4 (or 8, I cannot recall) MB of RAM :P. Until then I had my old Amstrad 6128 since I was 7 years old. In the in-between time I wanted an Amiga 500 but it was too expensive for my father to buy me one. Anyway, I bought a new old stock Amiga 1200 although I don't have the space and time anymore to dig in deep into learning this machine :(. Maybe when I get very old, I'll find time to spend to my small collection of old computers (Amstrad 6128,Commodore 64,Amiga 1200)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62095346


windows 95 STILL fully loaded on one of my old school towers i bought in '96 and in my "slim" (2-inch thick) "1993 Toshiba Laptop;" the Win95 cd rom is still around ....somewhere
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Defender of the Crown, Delta, Gateway to Apshai, Jumpman Jnr, Into the Eagle's Nest, Monty on the Run and Boulder Dash were responsible for many, many, many broken joysticks!

I'm still playing these via an emulator on my Wii!
It's all about the 'vibe'
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Thank you for the memories.

Feeling nostalgic.

I loved early 70s puters!

hf
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Me2.
and late 70's

and 80's

and 90's, especially 90's

and 00's, which i still have, at least 2 of those

and i guess the rest is up to history to decide

thanks

hf

hf
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Back around 1982 I bought my son a Commodore 64 for Christmas when he was 12. I remember paying about $200 for it (which would be about $500 in today's money).

Today he is a senior systems engineer for a very large multi-national company.

For someone brought up in the 50's and 60's it has been really amazing watching the growth of computers over the years. My first exposure was to an IBM 360 in 1970, but just on the terminal side of it. To think that today, your cellphone has more computing power than Apollo 11 (which I watched on a 19" black and white TV).
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I still have this game in a storage locker in NJ. I see someone on e-Bay selling it for $1800.00. . .


 Quoting: G3


I emailed the inventor of that system a few times. He sent me two autographed pictures. One was printed from his own printer. I made him a custom wallpaper for his computer background.
 Quoting: Skip 47413241



i have a "RALLY IV" which was one of the first cheap Japanese "knockoffs", i believe... our colecovision having bit the dust in the late 70's and was summarily dropped into the dustbin, unfortunately!
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What is the collectible market value of these old puters on fleabay or other such sites?

Any idea?

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spock
 Quoting: Truth Forever


I've been watching these really cool youtube channels LazyGameReviews(maybe Reviewer) where he boots up old PCs from the 80's, 90's and 00's, and another channel called Techmoan where he looks at old gadgets from diskmans to vinyl video disk players.
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What is the collectible market value of these old puters on fleabay or other such sites?

Any idea?

tomato
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Unless if it's a real rarity, I usually hear the people showing off and educating on the old computers, they typically say it ran them around $25-$200 for all working parts
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Anyone remember the Tandy 'color computer'? I loved that thing. I spent hours coding little games in Basic when I was twelve. Lots of fun back then.

Then I discovered QBasic along with dial-up BBSes... Hog heaven with my Compaq sporting 4mb RAM and rocking Windows 3.1... It was at that point I wondered what amazing things could be done with 32mb RAM... A computer professional told me "son, that's crazy! If you had that much RAM, you could literally live inside the game!".

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WE used to have PET computers at my grade school. I used to love playing lemonade stand on it.

The Commadore 64 was my first computer and I also owned an Amiga 500.

Commadore was a great company and all of these were great computers.
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:windows95:
 Quoting: Astral Goat


THAT'S ME!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


I believe I still have my Windows 95 CD somewhere...My first 80x86 PC was a 486DX@80MHz with a 40MB HDD and 4 (or 8, I cannot recall) MB of RAM :P. Until then I had my old Amstrad 6128 since I was 7 years old. In the in-between time I wanted an Amiga 500 but it was too expensive for my father to buy me one. Anyway, I bought a new old stock Amiga 1200 although I don't have the space and time anymore to dig in deep into learning this machine :(. Maybe when I get very old, I'll find time to spend to my small collection of old computers (Amstrad 6128,Commodore 64,Amiga 1200)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62095346


windows 95 STILL fully loaded on one of my old school towers i bought in '96 and in my "slim" (2-inch thick) "1993 Toshiba Laptop;" the Win95 cd rom is still around ....somewhere
 Quoting: Truth Forever


cd rom??...I've still got the eight 3.5inch floppies
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My first computer was a TRS-80 Z-80 CPU with 4K RAM, cassette tape recorder for loading/saving programs. Learned BASIC and ASM programming on it. Doubt many snowflakes could program without a compiler these days. I had to look up instruction OP codes, calculate addresses for JMP, CALLS, etc.

My best program was using the EXT I/O lines to control my dual deck cassette recorder. It even included a database of what songs where on which tape/side. A primitive media player by today's standard, but advanced for its day. The only issue was that tape tends to stretch after use so index marks would have to be updated.
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WOW!

What were your thoughts during "Y2k" ?
They say that programmers worked 24/7 and solved it in the nick of time. was that true?



spock
 Quoting: Truth Forever


I think people made a bigger deal on Intel's Pentium FDIV flaw than Y2K. Even though in the actual real world, it would never have effected everyday users. Just the perception it could was enough for the consumner to demand replacements. Every Intel employee had to spend 4 hrs answering customer calls. It tanked INTC stock for few quarters until the P6 came out .

Microsoft had already released patches for their OS'es, as as did other large software companies (IBM, Oracle, etc). It was the custom software in embedded controllers (PLC's) that had the higher risk of failure. I don't recall any significant issue that resulted from Y2K. I'd have to research for specific cases where and what it did impact.
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Back around 1982 I bought my son a Commodore 64 for Christmas when he was 12. I remember paying about $200 for it (which would be about $500 in today's money).

Today he is a senior systems engineer for a very large multi-national company.

For someone brought up in the 50's and 60's it has been really amazing watching the growth of computers over the years. My first exposure was to an IBM 360 in 1970, but just on the terminal side of it. To think that today, your cellphone has more computing power than Apollo 11 (which I watched on a 19" black and white TV).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 70161829


I still have this game in a storage locker in NJ. I see someone on e-Bay selling it for $1800.00. . .


 Quoting: G3


I emailed the inventor of that system a few times. He sent me two autographed pictures. One was printed from his own printer. I made him a custom wallpaper for his computer background.
 Quoting: Skip 47413241



i have a "RALLY IV" which was one of the first cheap Japanese "knockoffs", i believe... our colecovision having bit the dust in the late 70's and was summarily dropped into the dustbin, unfortunately!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


Colecovision didn't exist until 1982 or so.
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What is the collectible market value of these old puters on fleabay or other such sites?

Any idea?

tomato
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It varies. depends who is on at any given moment looking for the item, so it's a crap-shoot. I've never sold any of my own but 10-15 yrs ago i bought a few plus a few parts online. look up your own particular piece you wish to part with and search online for a value, or on ebay itself for a value before you go losing $$ on the item by not presenting/selling it correctly, i.e. maximizing your exposure with it online, if you intend to sell it. That's my 2cents worth
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I still have this game in a storage locker in NJ. I see someone on e-Bay selling it for $1800.00. . .


 Quoting: G3


I emailed the inventor of that system a few times. He sent me two autographed pictures. One was printed from his own printer. I made him a custom wallpaper for his computer background.
 Quoting: Skip 47413241



i have a "RALLY IV" which was one of the first cheap Japanese "knockoffs", i believe... our colecovision having bit the dust in the late 70's and was summarily dropped into the dustbin, unfortunately!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


Colecovision didn't exist until 1982 or so.
 Quoting: Jai_Guru_Jesus_Om


I misspoke. I meant to say Magnavox/Odyssey but instead reverted in thought to our Colecovision that my father had purchased when our Odyssey bit the dust. I miss my father dearly. He was a proud WWII Vet and he was always interested in the latest gadgets/electronic design. He subscribed to "Popular Science" since the late 1930's (as a teenager) right up on through the 2000's before he got Alzheimer's, unfortunately. I was his caregiver, for many years. We would spend many hours playing video games on both units, plus another "Pong" knockoff generic, Taiwanese vid game console we tried in between the Odyssey & Colecovision. I had much less interest in the units than my brother did. I was a bookworm!
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Buhahahaha op I got you beat BB

My first comp: Commadore Vic 20

3583 bytes free......

Learned BASIC and made a few shitty games I stored on my 'tape recorder' modem as a 13 year old.

I aced all my comp classes in in highschool.

Today, I'm a fucking retard on a comp lmao
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I emailed the inventor of that system a few times. He sent me two autographed pictures. One was printed from his own printer. I made him a custom wallpaper for his computer background.
 Quoting: Skip 47413241



i have a "RALLY IV" which was one of the first cheap Japanese "knockoffs", i believe... our colecovision having bit the dust in the late 70's and was summarily dropped into the dustbin, unfortunately!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


Colecovision didn't exist until 1982 or so.
 Quoting: Jai_Guru_Jesus_Om


I misspoke. I meant to say Magnavox/Odyssey but instead reverted in thought to our Colecovision that my father had purchased when our Odyssey bit the dust. I miss my father dearly. He was a proud WWII Vet and he was always interested in the latest gadgets/electronic design. He subscribed to "Popular Science" since the late 1930's (as a teenager) right up on through the 2000's before he got Alzheimer's, unfortunately. I was his caregiver, for many years. We would spend many hours playing video games on both units, plus another "Pong" knockoff generic, Taiwanese vid game console we tried in between the Odyssey & Colecovision. I had much less interest in the units than my brother did. I was a bookworm!
 Quoting: Truth Forever


Ah, gotcha. You must've had "Rocky" and the Super Controller then. What a contraption that was!
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I was an Atari computer fan. Atari 400, 800xl and ST


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Same here man!

I went 2600 VCS Woody, Atari 600XL (16k - 16 whole kilobytes of RAM bitchez! - and I got a RAM expension pack up to a whopping 64K eventually!), Atari 130XE, Atari 520ST then the Commodore Amiga.

The C64 was more successful I think in terms of sales for whatever reason, but the Atari 8-bit was technically superior.
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NOTHING beats loading your game tape in, then going out to play and after an hour excitedly running upstairs to play your favourite game......

SYNTAX ERROR.

REPEAT X 2

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I was so excited when the Atari coin-op 'Gauntlet' finally got a release in the mid 80's - I loved that shitting thing in the arcade.

At the time I'd got an Atari 600XL and tape deck. The cassette was like a 120 minute one or something - the spool of tape pretty much filled the whole window on the cassette.

It took like 60 minutes + to load that shit in, and invariably it would carsh within a few seconds of completing the load!

And on the rare occasion it did successfully load and you beat the 1st level, it needed to load the next levels of the cassette (WTF?!) and it never managed it. Happy Fucking Dayz!
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Load"*",8,1
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did you new you could move 1 wire inside your disk reader and then the new command would be Load "*" ,7 ,1?

take that little brother, try to play now muhahahaha
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Original Pirate here. I remember downloading "Heart of Africa" or "Out of Africa" and "Mail Order Monsters" off of a BBS.

Also had an Icepick which could rip a cartridge to disk.

C64 arcade ports were always waaay closer to arcade than existing consoles at that time.
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I used to buy C64 games if Rob Hubbard did the music.

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Y'all mufuggers are old as shit.
I know, because I am too.
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Original Pirate here. I remember downloading "Heart of Africa" or "Out of Africa" and "Mail Order Monsters" off of a BBS.

Also had an Icepick which could rip a cartridge to disk.

C64 arcade ports were always waaay closer to arcade than existing consoles at that time.
 Quoting: Jai_Guru_Jesus_Om


5a
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in 1992 bought a 2 Gig SCSI Hard Drive for a 486 Server Running Novell

$2,000.00
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5a
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oh, what a relief that was...

I've started with commodore 16, four times less RAM memory, but still good for Basic

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Turrican was the best jump n run ever!
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Did anybody ever see or use a 'Science Fair' Microcomputer Programmer? :)


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