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How old are you guys?

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  • mikesmikes Member Posts: 2,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    Our first family modem was a 1200. 
  • prodnusprodnus Member Posts: 59 ✭✭
    28 this year
  • ATSR_997ATSR_997 Member Posts: 464 ✭✭✭✭
    I’m 41. 
  • HeissRodHeissRod Member Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    I remember when Atari cartridges were still on the shelf at Toys 'R Us.
  • GsearchGsearch Member, Wrenchmen, Senior Wrenchmen Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    HeissRod said:
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    I remember when Atari cartridges were still on the shelf at Toys 'R Us.
    Oh, damn...
  • BugattiBugatti Member Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gsearch said:
    HeissRod said:
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    I remember when Atari cartridges were still on the shelf at Toys 'R Us.
    Oh, damn...
    I defiantly remember Atari! lol!!
  • BugattiBugatti Member Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mikes said:
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    Our first family modem was a 1200. 
    I remember when a 1 gig hard drive was only for the rich people lol
  • milewski1015milewski1015 Member Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    23 in October 
  • RobGripesRobGripes Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:
    I am from around when candy cigarettes were cool  :D :p  






    So was I, but that trend might have lasted longer than you think! You around 40?
  • BugattiBugatti Member Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RobGripes said:
    Bugatti said:
    I am from around when candy cigarettes were cool  :D :p  






    So was I, but that trend might have lasted longer than you think! You around 40?
    Yes lol
  • hillclimberhillclimber Member Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:
    mikes said:
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    Our first family modem was a 1200. 
    I remember when a 1 gig hard drive was only for the rich people lol
    "TV TYPE COLOR/B+W" common this lets us look older than we are
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Member, Wrenchmen Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12
    Double! Double!
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Member, Wrenchmen Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12
    17.5. I'll be 18 in October.
    You even mentioning a half year makes me very depressed! 

    I'm with @ZotZe, Always 29! Well, until I can't get away with it anymore.. 
  • milewski1015milewski1015 Member Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:
    mikes said:
    mikes said:
    HeissRod said:
    41.  Old enough that I have been participating in online forums for longer than some of you have been alive.  :|
    BBS Boards FTW
    I remember when I upgraded from a 2800 baud modem to a 9600, and finally a 14.4. Ahh those were the days. 
    Our first family modem was a 1200. 
    I remember when a 1 gig hard drive was only for the rich people lol
    I’m not that old, but I took apart my family’s old 2005 Dell Dimension B110 and was shocked at the HDD size of 120gb, 1gb of RAM, etc. I can only imagine specs from when computers first came around.
  • samagoichisamagoichi Member Posts: 692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12
    I remember when this special card was worth $800 and I got it! Probably worth 50 cents today  :|


  • bantel_catbantel_cat Member Posts: 296 ✭✭✭
    Fond memories of my ZX81 with its 1KB of memory, upgraded to a '16K Rampack' that slotted on the back... good times.

    You'd spend hours typing in code for some crappy game from a magazine just to get to the end and your mum accidentally switches it off at the socket.... arrrggghhh
  • GsearchGsearch Member, Wrenchmen, Senior Wrenchmen Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:

    I remember when a 1 gig hard drive was only for the rich people lol
    I remember when a 1 Gig Hard Drive was only for NASA....
  • GsearchGsearch Member, Wrenchmen, Senior Wrenchmen Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m not that old, but I took apart my family’s old 2005 Dell Dimension B110 and was shocked at the HDD size of 120gb, 1gb of RAM, etc. I can only imagine specs from when computers first came around.
    Seriously.... My PC Was:

    Commodore 64
    ManufacturerCommodore Business Machines (CBM)
    Operating systemCommodore KERNAL/ Commodore BASIC 2.0 GEOS (optionally)
    CPUMOS Technology 6510/8500 @ 1.023 MHz (NTSC version) @ 0.985 MHz (PAL version)
    Memory64 KB (65,536 bytes) RAM + 20 KB ROM
    GraphicsVIC-II (320 × 200, 16 colors, sprites, raster interrupt)

  • Bucks73Bucks73 Member Posts: 533 ✭✭✭✭
    Bucks73 said:
    45 this year and was feeling old until @Rysio posted, lol 

    but they say you are only as young as the girl you (love) and my girlfriend is 30

    so let’s go with 30 
    Lol, @Gsearch I understand why you had to change the wording, hopefully you got that in Australia it isn’t meant in the literal sense. 
  • Bucks73Bucks73 Member Posts: 533 ✭✭✭✭

    Bugatti said:
    I am from around when candy cigarettes were cool  :D :p  


    Yep, we had these in Australia too but it was only one brand. 

    The first issue they they had was of course they had to change them when they realised smoking was unhealthy so they removed the red coloring on the end so they were just white sticks of candy. 

    The second issue was the brand name which was the colloquial or nickname for cigarettes in Australia which I think was also used in the British slang. 

    Now im obviously not going to type that word, but they ended up renaming them to be called ‘Fads’. 

    You can work out what they used to be called on your own, and yes, we’ve come along way down here in that even though that wasn’t the intent back in the day, we worked out early on that ‘ummmm guys in the marketing department, we need to rename these please!’
  • RysioRysio Member Posts: 393 ✭✭✭
    edited June 12
    Gsearch said:

    I’m not that old, but I took apart my family’s old 2005 Dell Dimension B110 and was shocked at the HDD size of 120gb, 1gb of RAM, etc. I can only imagine specs from when computers first came around.
    Seriously.... My PC Was:

    Commodore 64
    ManufacturerCommodore Business Machines (CBM)
    Operating systemCommodore KERNAL/ Commodore BASIC 2.0 GEOS (optionally)
    CPUMOS Technology 6510/8500 @ 1.023 MHz (NTSC version) @ 0.985 MHz (PAL version)
    Memory64 KB (65,536 bytes) RAM + 20 KB ROM
    GraphicsVIC-II (320 × 200, 16 colors, sprites, raster interrupt)

    Amstrad then zx spectrum :D
    I still have commodore 20 
  • BugattiBugatti Member Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I used to play this in school  :p 

  • bullet_splatterbullet_splatter Member Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:
    I used to play this in school  :p 

    Sorry, you have died of dysentery. 
  • benbqbenbq Member Posts: 581 ✭✭✭✭
    Anyone else play this back in the day??
  • bluedogsnoopbluedogsnoop Member Posts: 182 ✭✭✭
    I did a week of changing these for work experience once. Just crashed into the latter half of my century last week.


  • mikesmikes Member Posts: 2,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bugatti said:
    I used to play this in school  :p 

    Loved this game. And GI Joe on Commodore64
  • bullet_splatterbullet_splatter Member Posts: 501 ✭✭✭✭
    I need to raid my dad’s attic someday, there’s a Commodore 64 & a 128 up there somewhere, wonder if they still work
  • RobGripesRobGripes Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I did a week of changing these for work experience once. Just crashed into the latter half of my century last week.



    I don't even know what that is!
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