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abellee wrote:In the spirit of can you top this, my first computer was a slide rule.
My first job had me lugging a box ( or ten ) of punch cards up to big blinky to process. Picked up the print out the next day. If you ever dropped the box, there went a day or two of work.
Yep, had to learn the slipstick in school back in my day.
And you just gave me a serious punch card flashback (shudder), now I'll have nightmares for a week about endless loops...lol.
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jaburg wrote:Hard drives? Dude, we used magnetic audio cassettes to store data. And that was brand new at the time!
Umm... try paper punch tapes
wut we have here is FAILURE to communicate!
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BigRedDogATL wrote:I bought two of the Centon DataStick Pro 32GB during a Woot-off and I have problems with both.
For copying smaller files or small amounts of data, they work find. If there is a larger file, like about 1GB size, then they have all sorts of problems. Mostly, the copied file is corrupted.
I don't trust the Centon DataStick Pro 32GB with any really important files.
I have found this true for all thumb drives. However, I find if I reformat the drive using NTFS instead of FAT32 format, large files are transferred with no problems.
wow. I actually bought a Robot Elvis.
What was I thinking?
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bek wrote:300 baud was much more fun. 1400 was freaking fast... the text scrolled down the screen very quickly!
There was no 1400 baud. 1200 was the next step up from 300.
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