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Re: generation gap
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2020, 02:02:12 AM »
my first cellphone waz a landline numbrr tgat went to radio tiwers that broadcast it over the open frequencies. no confidentiality anywhere in the texas panhandle

does anybody remember modems that rean at 48 baud?

thats 0.048k i think


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2020, 09:46:48 AM »
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2020, 12:51:34 AM »
How well I remember that sound. Does anyone remember BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems)?
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2020, 02:07:15 PM »
How well I remember that sound. Does anyone remember BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems)?

On TV?
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2020, 08:18:32 PM »
my first cellphone waz a landline numbrr tgat went to radio tiwers that broadcast it over the open frequencies. no confidentiality anywhere in the texas panhandle

does anybody remember modems that rean at 48 baud?

thats 0.048k i think
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My first modern was 1,200 baud. That was in the early eighties. Crazy enough, I still know how to program those darned things with the Heyes command set.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2020, 09:23:55 PM »
i remember 1200 baud. it was a breathtaking expansion from the super-fast 600-baud units the guys with the big grants had.

you know, the early 80s are 40 years ago now.

when i was born, 40 years before meant 1916.


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2020, 01:13:06 PM »
I don't know what you guys are talking about...all I know was my first cellphone was a Nokia brick.



Not much it could do.

I also recall having a yellow walkman. Which was then replaced by a blue discman. After that, a silver 128mb mp3 player. Good times. :tellmemore:

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Re: generation gap
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2020, 04:24:43 PM »
i was in a bar in guatemala once, a long time ago, and they still had once of these as the working house phone



never saw one before or since


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2020, 09:41:17 PM »
Looks like the fella wants a kiss.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 05:17:23 PM »
It seems that nobody remembers the bulletin board systems. I'd spend hours, unless my connection was lost, surfing those looking for shareware and freeware stuff. Usually a person had only one hour per day so you had to make that hour count.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 11:44:03 PM »
Looks like the fella wants a kiss.

:lol:

I also saw a face there!  ;D
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 11:45:09 PM »
It seems that nobody remembers the bulletin board systems. I'd spend hours, unless my connection was lost, surfing those looking for shareware and freeware stuff. Usually a person had only one hour per day so you had to make that hour count.

One hour a day?  :o How did people survive at all?  :P
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2020, 12:37:30 AM »
It seems that nobody remembers the bulletin board systems. I'd spend hours, unless my connection was lost, surfing those looking for shareware and freeware stuff. Usually a person had only one hour per day so you had to make that hour count.

One hour a day?  :o How did people survive at all?  :P

I lived in a small town in southern California as a child, and beyond hiking the hills in the baking desert sun, there were few amenities. At least it was a dry heat. The nearest grocery store was about 8 miles away. For entertainment, we read encyclopedias. :lol: We didn't even have air conditioning in our house, and wouldn't have been able to afford to run it if we had. So, when it was 100F in the shade, we didn't run around outside. There wasn't an internet in the '50s and '60s. Or '70s...

I'm not complaining, just laying out some [ancient] history. :P I'd have to say that having to look things up in an encyclopedia at least made one better informed than visiting Urban Dictionary. It wasn't as deep as wikipedia, either, but you could pretty much trust that written content.

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Re: generation gap
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2020, 02:16:22 AM »
Nostalgia appreciated DL.

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Re: generation gap
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2020, 03:22:39 AM »