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by rotor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CA: No place but California
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Re: CA: No place but California

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
rotor wrote:I remember a different California. Gun stores like in the movie Terminator. Watch out Texas, it could happen here.
My first experience with computers was punch cards too. I believe it was an IBM 1401. You had to schedule time to use it.
Sure you're not thinking of the OTHER 'Arnold movie', "Commando"? Now THAT was a gun store!
Yeah that was great. I used to go to a gun store in Pasadena and that was one huge gun store and it was great. California was nice in those days (early 60's). Who would believe the change? I fear for Texas too.
by rotor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CA: No place but California
Replies: 306
Views: 21713

Re: CA: No place but California

ScottDLS wrote:
RogueUSMC wrote:My first Computer had no hard drive...lol. The 5.25 inch floppies would hold 144kb of data unless you splurged on the high density ones that would hold 1.2 Mb...lol. I have web resolution images that won't fit on one of those...lol...
I always wanted a Radio Shack TRS-80 with a cassette tape drive and 4K of RAM for $599 in 1978 dollars, a mere $2367 in today's dollars.

Man that Zilog Z-80 processor was screamin' with a 1.7Mhz rate. Only 2000 times slower than today's typical CPU. And 4,000,000 times less memory.

:biggrinjester:
I had one. Took forever to load a program with the cassette drive. The contacts connecting everything needed to be cleaned all the time as they were not gold plated (or whatever). Electric pencil worked great.
I had an IBM PC and still have the original DOS manual and disks. I remember buying and installing a hard drive, 20 megabyte for $1,000 and wow did that thing scream. Who would ever need more than 20 megabytes?
by rotor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CA: No place but California
Replies: 306
Views: 21713

Re: CA: No place but California

I remember a different California. Gun stores like in the movie Terminator. Watch out Texas, it could happen here.
My first experience with computers was punch cards too. I believe it was an IBM 1401. You had to schedule time to use it.

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