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Spending the big bucks....

Well, I have been contimplating this purchase for awhile, and I gotta have it, so I am gonna buy a new hard drive.................I cant wait to show all my friends how much storage space I got.

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Was that add right nextel to the Beta players and the Laser Disks?

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Good lord! My cellphone has more capacity than that.
Reminds me of when I first bought my 19"crt. Now, 21" LCDs cost lower than that CRT.

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That ad brings tears to my eyes as I look at my lowly Dell 4100 with a mere 10 gigs of storage and a (gasp!) floppy drive! I think I paid as much for this as that rocking 15meg HD. Wanna trade?

Warning: slightly off topic comment: Ever notice how today's High School-aged kids are all WAY BIGGER than we ever were when we were their age? I think the whole world is passing us by in the 'size' department.

By the way, when I was in high school, Commodore 64 (as in 64Kilobytes BeYatch!) was THE computer to have.
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Good lord! My cellphone has more capacity than that.
Reminds me of when I first bought my 19"crt. Now, 21" LCDs cost lower than that CRT.
Yeah, like the sweet deal I got on my first computer for a HS graduation present in '97, a pentium 200 with 64MB RAM!, a 4GB HD, a 24X CD-Rom and a 17" CRT monitor all for the bargain price of $2700.
or the bargain on the first one I bought personally a 1Ghz PIII, 512 MB Rambus Ram, 19"CRT and a printer all for $3000....

Computers are a waste of money, now I just let work buy the parts and assemble them at home
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Hey i remember my first compaq laptop that was about 75 lbs and the size of a desktop case today. It was rockin a 20 meg harddrive, a 5.25 inch floppy and a kickass green screen That thing cost a shitload as well.




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Back in HS we had a 10 MB HD for a CPM machine. The platter was 2.5 feet in diameter I still have all of my commodore 64 and 128 stuff in a box in teh basement... and an Amiga Video Toaster 2000 system. Ah, the good ole days.

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i just bought couple of 20megs on ebay too.


Im still trying to figure out how to copy encrypted hard drive to another one. Might try some batch program.
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'dd' is your friend there.

What OS made it an encrypted volume?

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By the way, when I was in high school, Commodore 64 (as in 64Kilobytes BeYatch!) was THE computer to have.

Yeah, that was my first computer-like $800 bucks for a keyboard!

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'dd' is your friend there.

What OS made it an encrypted volume?
It's for a diagnostic machine.

Processor is a 286 i believe. Uses dos 2.0 as a background. One of the engineers told me it was coded in fortran.

The floppy disks are easily readable by any computer. But the hard drive seems to be encrypted. Im guessing the hard drive might be translated into machine code by the bios. I have an old post someplace of the coding i got.

Heres my old post
https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...ad.php?t=24406

theres a screen shot of what a "DIR" command shows of that hard drive. im only familiar with high level languages and new hardware. A lot of people dont remember the old school computer stuff anymore.

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Yeah, that was my first computer-like $800 bucks for a keyboard!
Yup I had the whole C-64 setup. monitor, floppy drive and all. I even bought a modem for it, I was one of the first customers of compuserve when they came out. Of course loggin on at 300 baud there was absolutly nothing you could do with it.




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Yup I had the whole C-64 setup. monitor, floppy drive and all. I even bought a modem for it, I was one of the first customers of compuserve when they came out. Of course loggin on at 300 baud there was absolutly nothing you could do with it.
Kewl, i gonna go unpack my commodore 64 that i bought on ebay, and used once. And play pac man with tony.

Now if i only remember how to load game. Load pacman * 8, 1 or some crap
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Kewl, i gonna go unpack my commodore 64 that i bought on ebay, and used once. And play pac man with tony.

Now if i only remember how to load game. Load pacman * 8, 1 or some crap
LOL, wasnt it

Load "pacman" *10


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Mindshadow was the best game. The archipeligo was all tripped out.

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Is it radios? I know heath made some auto equipment back in da day.


Arch, you got PM.

found my commodore books

LOAD "program name",8


"Outstanding color...sound synthesis...graphics...computing capabilities... the synergistic marriage of state of the art technologies. these features make the commodore 64 the most advanced personal computer in its class"
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,8 loads to the memory location which is the start of the basic interpreter.
,8,1 loads to the memory address it was saved at.

Each program launched differently.

For the ,8,1 loads, you then had to tell the system to start executing starting at the loaded memory location like: sys 49152

Lots of the ,8 loaded launchers were just basic programs that did this:

LOAD "otherFileName",8,1
SYS 32768

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I have a portable commodore 64. Weighs like 40lbs and has a 4" color screen.
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commodore had laptops, that kicks ass.
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commodore had laptops, that kicks ass.
They were called "portables" at the time.....now we call em boat anchors....

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This thread should be relabelled "Computer Porn for GEEKS" (uh oh, time to get the uhhhh, 'monitor wipes' yeah . . . .that's the ticket!)
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Anyone here ever build a Heathkit?
Oh, yeah. I built something they called a "stereo simulator": some sort of active filter/reverb unit that made mono signals, well, more interesting anyway. Somewhere, I have the last catalog they ever issued, back in '89 or whenever they quit.

I never had a C-64, but did have the next best thing: an Atari 800XL, also with 64 kB of memory. I remember typing in programs from COMPUTE! magazine: two hours of hunt-and-peck typing for a game that would vanish as soon as I turned the thing off, since at first I had no tape adapter (until my father, one of the original old-school computer geeks, scammed one for me from a friend at work). I've still got that machine and all the accessories I eventually got for it (including the little 4-pen, 4-inch plotter that cost me $15).

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Kewl, i gonna go unpack my commodore 64 that i bought on ebay, and used once. And play pac man with tony.

Now if i only remember how to load game. Load pacman * 8, 1 or some crap

Did you buy it from some guy named George? Tony rememeber George trying to pawn that damn thing on us?

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