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Old 03-13-2019, 10:50 AM   #481 (permalink)
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Old tech is quite valuable if it is in good condition, computer or otherwise. My great uncle Percy, who was a smart guy by all accounts, built his own TV set in the 1930's! He was the 8th person in the country to own a TV licence. He lived about a mile from the first ever transmitter at the Alexander Palace. I wish I or someone in the family still had it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:42 PM   #482 (permalink)
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Thanks for letting me vent a bit yesterday, I just needed to talk it out. I cringe when I think of all my own history of drunk behavior and what I did and what people thought watching me. And I know I could be back there....
I don't want to go back though.
I don't want to go back.
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We mainly just talked ice hockey with folks online back then. But not for too long a time, because we were charged by the minute for usage.
What a great reminder that we all had landlines back then and using the phone line to get on the internet, no one could call us when we were on the computer. Later they would say, "I tried to call you for hours and your phone was always busy".

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My great uncle Percy, who was a smart guy by all accounts, built his own TV set in the 1930's! He was the 8th person in the country to own a TV licence. He lived about a mile from the first ever transmitter at the Alexander Palace. I wish I or someone in the family still had it.
Nowadays the new trend going around is to purge all your old stuff, clean those attic boxes out and just downsize and get rid of all that old stuff, which is so sad because so many treasured pieces of history were thrown away!

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:53 PM   #483 (permalink)
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I started my career as an IBM mainframe operator in the glory days of punch cards. I was that guy that took your deck and turned it into reports. I still have my IBM 129 card removal tool hanging on the wall by my desk at work. It was used to hook and saw out jammed cards.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:55 PM   #484 (permalink)
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...He was the 8th person in the country to own a TV licence..
That just sound so wierd to me, TV Licence. Do you have to take an exam first?
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:51 PM   #485 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:24 AM   #486 (permalink)
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Had an Amstrad computer- where the software was on a cassette (as in like those we used to listen to music on), took 20 minutes to download the software to play tetris.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:31 AM   #487 (permalink)
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Got the coffee going ~ if U guys don't mind I'll put up the big screen so we can watch the IHeartRadio Music Awards tonight ~ The boys are up for two nominations: Rock Song of the Year and Rock Artist of the Year!
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:45 AM   #489 (permalink)
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I started my career as an IBM mainframe operator in the glory days of punch cards. I was that guy that took your deck and turned it into reports. I still have my IBM 129 card removal tool hanging on the wall by my desk at work. It was used to hook and saw out jammed cards.

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:51 AM   #490 (permalink)
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Couldn't find any gobsmack, got some AC/DC tho....

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:47 AM   #491 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:18 AM   #492 (permalink)
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Had an Amstrad computer- where the software was on a cassette (as in like those we used to listen to music on), took 20 minutes to download the software to play tetris.
Those were the days. I had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
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Hi Wicsober, I didn't see your post. welcome.
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Time to start a new thread me thinks.
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new thread here:
https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...s-pt-25-a.html (Please stay on the Sober bus - pt.25)
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