Any old timers still around?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by kgibsonuk, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    *makes mental note to bring beef & onion pie and special apple pie with walnuts when turning Admiral in about 2000 years*
    Well, 9 years do qualify as oldtimer, whether you like it or not. It's cool that you un-lurked to post here, though =)
    Really? One can delete one's account nowadays? Geez, times have really changed! Way back then, I got banned by Lisa for insisting my account to not get locked but completely deleted (only Admins could delete accounts then)
     
  2. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    I'm coming up on 9 years now, in about a month. Time flies.
     
  3. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Oh, I don't think one can actually delete an account, but one can stop using it :)
     
  4. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've been on the board for twelve and a half. Not sure of when I joined the Admirals' Lounge but I've been there long enough to remember when some of our more legendary, beloved and long-gone posters were still active and we had multiple pages' worth of threads on any given day.

    Good times.
     
  5. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    So many newbies, I'm approaching 12.75 years on the board.
     
  6. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Sometimes I feel like I've been here forever... time is fluid... but when it comes down to it... I'm just a new member of the community... been here nine years sometime in January... that's almost a fifth of my life...
     
  7. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    About a third of my life. I joined when member numbers were still just two or three digits long.
     
  8. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    ^And back when garish colour-schemes were the way of this new land called The Interweb, I presume :p
     
  9. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The earth had just cooled, I do remember that much. :)
     
  10. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    The Earth cooled? - - must've been before there were people to start warming the climate, then!
     
  11. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Back then a dial-up connection meant having an operator connect you to the Interwebs after you deposited a dime in a slot.

    I kid. But not by much.
     
  12. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    First modem (yeah, it was in the days before routers, so sue me!) I had was bigger than a desktop (remember those?) computer... and it had two rubber suction-cups to hold on to the handset of the rotary-dial phones used in the day :p
     
  13. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Now that's old school!
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    The first code I wrote was stored as holes on paper-ribbons... so I guess you're right :rommie:
     
  15. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And then the dinosaurs came. But they got too big and fat. So they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came, and they bought Mercedes-Benzes!
     
  16. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    Actually the core is still quite hot, otherwise we wouldn't have volcanos.
     
  17. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, I know. It's just a figure of speech.

    "Cooled" is a very relative thing in this geologic matter. ;)
     
  18. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But "cooled" is solid when applied to cooleddie.
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You were a Flaptain with me in 2001 but you post much faster than I do. I'd estimate you joined the Admirals some time around the middle of 2002.


    As for age: my first PC was a Commodore PET2001. Discettes were not invented yet - it used audio tapes as storage medium. Nobody dared to dream of a RAM larger than a few kilobyte and we used to program in BASIC.
    Soon after, we started experimenting with something we called "packet radio": computer signals sent piggyback on HAM radio signals. From that rather primitive first step first the arpanet and finally the internet evolved within a decade.
    And viruses and spam had not been invented either.
    Ah! Those were the days! =)

    Oh, btw, the old PET still runs perfectly :)
     
  20. Data Holmes

    Data Holmes Admiral Admiral

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    Anyone remember that whole starfish gif thing in the early days of the board?



    You ever get involved in HAM radio tv, or APARS?