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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,777
    That's amazing to know a lot of us have lived through all those changes and more.

    And I think about what my parents and their parents lived through. :o
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,924
    edited September 28
    That laptop to the left

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    I think is a Compaq
    Remember that name ?
    Used to be big.

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    Sal Palooza
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,936
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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,531
    edited September 29
    That laptop to the left

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    I think is a Compaq
    Remember that name ?
    Used to be big.
    [emphases added]

    I see what you did there. B)
    One of them malaphors,ain't it? ;)

  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,225
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Right up my alley!

    Tom
    Friday Night Hitchhiker Abduction and Torture Kit?

    I disabled signatures.
  • sucks2beme
    sucks2beme Posts: 5,351
    That laptop to the left

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    I think is a Compaq
    Remember that name ?
    Used to be big.

    pljvkgi4yaum.jpg
    I used to lug one of these around.

    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,531
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    I used to lug one of these around.

    Cool... but did you ever lug a Kaypro or Osborne around? ;)
    I had a couple of professors in grad school who had each of those luggables when they were quite the status symbol. :#

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    The coolest single 'pute I ever used was a Tektronix 4051.
    It had this really hip on-board graphics using a storage display.
    It also had a built in firmware BASIC with a dynamic range of 10^-307 to 10^+307 (!?!)

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    We actually ported some nonlinear regression analysis s/w (David Rodbard's LIGAND program) over to it from a DEC VAX platform because our datasets were so big we were overflowing the DEC BASIC interpreter with some of the matrix operations. B)

    That 4051 was built like a freaking tank, too.


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  • sucks2beme
    sucks2beme Posts: 5,351
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    I used to lug one of these around.


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    We actually ported some nonlinear regression analysis s/w (David Rodbard's LIGAND program) over to it from a DEC VAX platform because our datasets were so big we were overflowing the DEC BASIC interpreter with some of the matrix operations. B)

    That 4051 was built like a freaking tank, too.


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    A DEC VAX.
    Boy do I remember them. I worked for them for 3 years.
    They paid to relocate me to Dallas back in 1992.

    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,602
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    I used to lug one of these around.

    Cool... but did you ever lug a Kaypro or Osborne around? ;)
    I had a couple of professors in grad school who had each of those luggables when they were quite the status symbol. :#

    d1gy6k9ahid7.png


    ttqu7m2tt25t.png

    The coolest single 'pute I ever used was a Tektronix 4051.
    It had this really hip on-board graphics using a storage display.
    It also had a built in firmware BASIC with a dynamic range of 10^-307 to 10^+307 (!?!)

    7yglw9g4t3l4.png

    We actually ported some nonlinear regression analysis s/w (David Rodbard's LIGAND program) over to it from a DEC VAX platform because our datasets were so big we were overflowing the DEC BASIC interpreter with some of the matrix operations. B)

    That 4051 was built like a freaking tank, too.


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    We had a kaypro. Heavy AF huge with a small screen.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,719
    Boy we thought we were big💩 when we went from a green screen to tiger screen....
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,531
    Well -- I guess you could say that New Hampshire's "Old Man of the Mountain" was anchored to the mountain... it was part of the mountain. But that didn't end well. :(

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  • schwarcw
    schwarcw Posts: 7,310
    I think is a Compaq

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    I had one of those Compaq "laptops", that exact model. 20 MB hardrive, with two "floppy" drives 3.5" and 4" or 5" floppies???

    I also had an HP 7 pen plotter to create plots or drawings (simple)

    I never saw those big machines on my engineering campus. We did have those old Wang "computers", used cards. Of course we had the big mainframes to read card decks. I can still hear the sound of those IBM punch card machines.

    Carl

  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,808
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    Harry / Marietta GA