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Old 10-22-2003, 09:39 AM   #21
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You were born the year I graduated High School...
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I remember writing a video game in the basic language on our TI/99 Basic computer!! That was before the 286 came out, and around the time of the Atari 2600...heheh...man, that was a while back... We loaded text games onto the computer using a tape deck, heheh!! That was in '84...
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I remember writing a video game in the basic language on our TI/99 Basic computer!! That was before the 286 came out, and around the time of the Atari 2600...heheh...man, that was a while back... We loaded text games onto the computer using a tape deck, heheh!! That was in '84...
Hmm, I programmed a graphics program in BASIC for my computer class on our state of the art IBM PET computer. We had 12 computers hooked up to one outlet next to the door, one dot matrix printer (track feed) with a mega switch box, and one cassette tape backup/storage device. We provided our own cassettes and saving took forever. If anyone bumped the extension cord as they walked through the door, we were toast--and so was HE!

I lost my entire project the week it was due because someone was playing around next to that plug (The outlet was at the light switch--half way up the wall). I was saving at the time and could not retrieve it. I got a C for my final (the project) only because everyone else vouched for my project.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:15 AM   #24
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Anyone ever drop a box full of unnumbered punch cards down a stair way? hmm...
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Punch cards were before my time.
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thats funny, when i was in school, the closest i ever came to a computer was a grahics 'art' computer class in '80. graduated in '85 and never touched a comptuer until '95 now its what i do for a living.
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Punch cards OMG! yea.....takes me back to loading punched hole tapes in CNC machines....now I"m also programmimg robots to load the CNC'*.....thus eliminating human operators how freegan scary is that!
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Damn most of this stuff was when I was like 5 & under. But CNC machines are a blast to program and watch them run.
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Graduated in '83, my dad has been a computer programmer since the late 60'* and I remember the punch cards when I was a kid when he was a senior programmer for GE. My mom was a systems analyst for DEC, I was into cars go figure
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