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LOL Things That Make You Feel Older…

Discussion in 'General' started by Mr_Mistoffelees, 29 Jan 2024.

  1. veato

    veato I should be working

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    This. Saw a Twitter (X) feed asking about your early gaming memories. Repsonses such as "Halo on OG Xbox, lolz omg so old" had me feeling old when I'm posting about SNAFU on the Intellivision.
     
  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    /Cries in Binatone TV Master mkIV
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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    A Binatone TV Master? I remember that, my friend who lived up the road had one. Orange controller with a rotary wheel (Potentiometer) IIRC
     
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  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    My first taste of gaming, was Pong on a mate’s new ZX81.
     
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  5. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    The ZX81...I remember playing space Invader on my cousin's ZX81 with 16K RAM pack that was carefully secured to the computer for fear of the dreaded wobble and crash.
    Those games took hours to type in from mags.
    Before that I was able to play on my friend up the road's Tandy TRS80, the first computer that I was able to use.
    Dredging earlier memories to Primary school, on lad brought a Commodore PET to school one day with his DAD to show us what a micro computer was...what a beast to cart round!

    The next PET I encountered was one screwed to a lab bench at university in 1987 that was there solely to provide Least Squares Fit linear graph solutions. Don't think I have seen one since.
     
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  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Still got mine!

    sinclair-zx81-with-zxpand.jpg

    It's the one I built from a NOS kit back in 2012:

    zx81-step7-sockets.jpg
     
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  7. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Back in High School, my first attempt at coding was to write Battleships in BASIC on a teletype connected to the nearby college's SWTPC 6800.
     
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  8. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Hearing co-workers talk about a a classic 80's film they just watched and me telling them I grew up with it and then giving some trivia about it.
     
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  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Computer Studies was a new thing at High School, I programmed a database in BASIC on camera specs iirc. Luckily our school invested in a fair few Model B's.

    Loved BASIC.
     
  10. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Of course you have! :lol:

    Never change Gareth. Never change.
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I played Pong about 42 years ago!
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I mean, this thing came out in 1981 (hence... ZX81) - I just never owned one until 2012. (The first computer that was mine was a ZX Spectrum 48k, released a year later.)
     
  13. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Same. Bought it around 1984 from a friend (for £25 - with some games!)
     
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  14. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Oh lord, I had one of those...
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    [​IMG]

    My bother had one of these. Remembering the first digital synth....damn....old....

    It blew our tiny minds until the bossanova beat got so annoying I wanted to throw it out the window.
     
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  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    So...this?
     
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    When I used to teach drums for a living circa 15 years ago, some of my students were born in the late 90s/early 2000s, and I remember feeling weirded out by that. I've now got colleagues who were born in the early 2000s, and DAMN does that make me feel old rofl.

    Also, yesterday we were watching the new Gladiators show with the kids, and I told my son that it's thirty years since I watched it back in the early 90s. That hit me like a brick.
     
  18. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I can still, to this day, remember the built in tune that those came with :rock:

    I can't remember where I left my shoes when I took them off, but I can remember an annoying tune from 40 years ago
     
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  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Me when I realise that the films I grew up with in the 1980's are for teenagers now the equivalent to the classic old Black & White movies from the 40's I saw as a kid:

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  20. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Happy 51st Annual Womble Day to all who celebrate!

     
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