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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Get that dev a bone.

    I'm wearing jeans for the first time in nearly 7 months. :grin: They're giant and fall down while walking, but they fit my belly once sat so no pressure on the wounds. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm hating work today and want to kill everyone it'd be a fantastic day.
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Lunch done. Now for cake
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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Maybe a pair of braces (Suspenders if you're 'Murican) instead of a belt?
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Realising that my calculator - which is probably older than some people here - is still running perfectly; albeit that its' programming capacity is less capable than yer avg. BIOS.
    ICYW - it's one of these.
     
  5. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    As long as they're red & ~2" wide... :p
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Noice. This is my daily driver:

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    Though it's far from the oldest pocket calculator I have - that'd be this:

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    Surprisingly quick to use once you've got the knack!
     
  7. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Not quite that old, but I got mine when I started my GCSE maths lessons in 1991 and it's still going just fine:

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  8. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Programmable calculators were banned in O- & A-levels, when I took them... we had to use log. books (no; not a DVLA V5).
     
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  9. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    GCSEs? Pah, youngsters these day....
    @Jeff Hine I saved up and bought an FX7000 to use at university for its graphing functions.
    Yes, log tables in exams, calculators but not graphical were OK for university stuff. Computers back then were few and far between, other than the mainframe.
    Commodore PET bolted to the desk in the 1st year lab for least squares fit linear graphs.
    BBC B in the 3rd year lab, and a 286 in the basement with a FFT card running the budget build MRI scanner!
    Didn't see my first proper PC until work, with a lovely 386.
     
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  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    One of my schools had a brace* of RML 380Z... w/ 5¼" floppy drives; and going by the release dates, they'd have been brand new, too

    *maybe one was a PET, memory's a bit faded...
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I had a 380Z once. Had to get shot when my youngest came around and I downsized the office. Beast of a machine.
     
  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I remember they banned us having those maths pencil cases. we could bring non programmable scientific calculators in but weird they didnt care about the sheet on the inside of the cover that had the bulk of the equations on it!
     
  13. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    now all pencil cases have to be transparent
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Pfft rubbish, those of the correct age will recall the blue or red long ones double sided with times tables etc on them.

    Or in the case of our French listening exam someone went in with a headphone ran down their sleeve so they could listen to the England Tunisia game that was on at the same time, priorities there.
     
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  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I read your bit before I read the rest and thought you meant a hitherto unknown Nissan.
     
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  16. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking more of the pay and conditions that come with being an artist in game development, as long as they aren't owned by Activision you'll probably be ok.
     
  17. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Wondering how closely this resembles DevDoge, today/atm...?
     
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  18. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Got invited for an on-site interview.
    Things are finally looking up!
     
  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    25°C in the shade, sitting in the sun (amidst my tomato and chili plants on the balcony) with a good book and a stiff gin & tonic. Johnny Cash's American I - V is playing in the background. Life is good.
     
  20. goldstar0011

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    Fitted new toilet flusher, at least I'm not a total idiot
     

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