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    Also when your first taste of real grammer was text adventures.

    "CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP"

    ____ PUT ON THE SEAT BELT.

    YOU CAN'T DO THAT. "CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP"

    ______SIT DOWN AND PUT ON THE SEAT BELT

    YOU CAN'T DO THAT. "CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP"

    ___ PUT ON THE FRIGGIN SEATBELT

    YOU CAN'T DO THAT. "CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP"

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    I remember buying a 450Mb hard drive from bowlers, and playing castle wolfenstein
    Last edited by DT2; 12th March 2013 at 02:58 PM.

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    FTW, when you've got one of these attached to the shelf in your officeYou know you're a sad old geek when.....-img_0738-1-.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Yes, it used to clock it down to 8MHz so that software designed for old XTs which were directly tied to the computers clock speed wouldn't run too quickly.

    I had a friend back in school who worked out how to change the clock speed display on his PC by holding down the reset button and he was convinced that changing it from 80 to 40 (say) would slow the PC down to 50% of the speed. He wouldn't be told otherwise. It was quite funny when he changed the "slow" speed to 80MHz and the real speed to a lower number and left the PC slower
    My mate once installed Windows 95 on a 486 DX2 66, it took two and a bit days, mainly because he'd accidentally turned the turbo off...
    He's still never lived it down. I've seen to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    LAN party you say.....? I'm not in this photo but I did take it - and we were using Token Ring....



    I am in this one though.

    What game were you playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    What game were you playing?
    Pimp my hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    What game were you playing?
    I think that was a Tiberian Sun session - either that or C&C

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Pimp my hair?
    Indeed - extended edition.

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    As promised - The most boring 30 second clip ever - Degaussing my Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 21TX which still works after all these years....... Ignore the kids noise - they were having a nerf gun fight.



    Slightly better one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    I remember buying a 450Mb hard drive from bowlers, and playing castle wolfenstein
    450Mb! Luxury! The first HD I installed was 5Mb and external! (Attached to an Apricot F1)

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    I've still got a 28kb (yes kb not Mb) SD card from a phone years ago!

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    I love these threads.

    Of course, we had it tough, We had to stick iron filings to cardboard discs with PVA glue and then hold little magnets above it with tweezers to detect the ones and zero's by feeling the deflection AND calculate parity while keeping the disc spinning at exactly 33rpm with only a broken metronome to judge the time by. Young people today don't know their born!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    As promised - The most boring 30 second clip ever - Degaussing my Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 21TX which still works after all these years....... Ignore the kids noise - they were having a nerf gun fight.



    Pah automatic Degaussing, Where is your degaussing gun youngster?

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    Trying to fill the 20MB HDD of my IBM PS2 at work (just to see if i could)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Pah automatic Degaussing, Where is your degaussing gun youngster?
    Lost that years ago !!

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