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  Reply # 2023137 26-May-2018 21:18
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DarthKermit:

 

When you can truthfully state you've seen an eight inch floppy disk in real life.

 

 

Seen???? SEEN???

 

You ain't old if you haven't reflected on the improvement in your life since floppies replaced cassettes (albeit digital as opposed to audio).

 

Quick survey: What's the *smallest* (in KB) floppy disk that you've ever used? 50KB 5.25" for me.

 

 


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  Reply # 2023173 27-May-2018 08:03
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I used to do consulting for CPM PC, that used a z86 processor, before IBM introduced the first PC.

These processors are still manufactured. They cost pennies and are used in microwave ovens.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2023196 27-May-2018 09:12
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kingdragonfly: Buzzfeed quiz: The Younger You Are, The Worse You'll Do On This Quiz

https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegler/generation-z-will-fail-this-quiz

Buzzfeed quiz: Sorry Millennials, Only Gen Z'ers Are Passing This Quiz

https://www.buzzfeed.com/noradominick/the-older-you-are-the-worse-youll-do-on-this-quiz

 

Good lord. Mainly multi-choice questions - and not one of them has the most obviously correct answer:

 

E) Who cares?

 

If you feel that way about both quizzes (as I do), then you can know you're old (and possibly wise)


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  Reply # 2023312 27-May-2018 11:36
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Fred99:

 

kingdragonfly: Buzzfeed quiz: The Younger You Are, The Worse You'll Do On This Quiz

https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegler/generation-z-will-fail-this-quiz

Buzzfeed quiz: Sorry Millennials, Only Gen Z'ers Are Passing This Quiz

https://www.buzzfeed.com/noradominick/the-older-you-are-the-worse-youll-do-on-this-quiz

 

Good lord. Mainly multi-choice questions - and not one of them has the most obviously correct answer:

 

E) Who cares?

 

If you feel that way about both quizzes (as I do), then you can know you're old (and possibly wise)

 

 

You'll be shocked when you find out that these quizzes are a waste of time! Click here for details.

 

 


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  Reply # 2023465 27-May-2018 17:13
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kingdragonfly: I used to do consulting for CPM PC, that used a z86 processor, before IBM introduced the first PC.

These processors are still manufactured. They cost pennies and are used in microwave ovens.

 

Their OS was CCPM-86 and it took quite a while to compile a simple Fortran-77 program.





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  Reply # 2023466 27-May-2018 17:22
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frankv:

 

DarthKermit:

 

When you can truthfully state you've seen an eight inch floppy disk in real life.

 

 

Seen???? SEEN???

 

You ain't old if you haven't reflected on the improvement in your life since floppies replaced cassettes (albeit digital as opposed to audio).

 

Quick survey: What's the *smallest* (in KB) floppy disk that you've ever used? 50KB 5.25" for me.

 

 

 

 

8" seen in Operation. The Deutsche Bahn (German railways) used it once upon a time to compile their customers an individual, tailored railway schedule from the starting Station to the Destination. It wasn't too bad. Do you know magnetic core Memory? When you liked to have a bug in the System (flipped Bits), just gave it a little kick ...





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  Reply # 2023520 27-May-2018 18:45
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Teens Answer Questions From The 1926 SAT


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Tinkerisk:. Do you know magnetic core Memory? When you liked to have a bug in the System (flipped Bits), just gave it a little kick ...

 

 

OMG, I'd forgotten mag core memory - had seen them ( and NOT in a museum ) - in use in some NCR computer or something. Memory bits you could actually SEE !!! Amazing. Especially that they managed to thread 3 wires thru iddly piddly holes. Thousands of times on the one board.

 

 





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  Reply # 2032729 9-Jun-2018 20:31
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You start noticing how clear-eyed young people are.

 

 





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  Reply # 2032808 10-Jun-2018 08:25
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Rikkitic:

 

You start noticing how clear-eyed young people are.

 

 

...for when you've smoked something to make your brain fuzzy and eyes red, but don't want your parents to guess:

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2033149 10-Jun-2018 17:00
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Jimmy Kimmel vs. 14-Year-Old Spelling Bee Winner




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  Reply # 2033155 10-Jun-2018 17:27
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You notice the incessant and pervasive dumbing down of everything from government communications to financial pamphlets and BBC documentary presenters.

 

All of a sudden, we all seem to be being addressed as if we were a bit 'special'. Infuriating.






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  Reply # 2034740 13-Jun-2018 02:41
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... when you notice that Airbnb 'sent' strange, drug consuming guys to the neighborhood making noise of a whole battalion, woke you up just to ask at 4:00am for a nice breakfast recommendation in the vicinity.

 

I'm not sure if they got a decent breakfast-invitation for the Police Station arranged by the guy next door (a SQUAD's leading officer).





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  Reply # 2034754 13-Jun-2018 07:18
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When you start rating cars based on the comfort and convenience they offer rather than how fast they can go...





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  Reply # 2034760 13-Jun-2018 08:14
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When today's music makes no sense and you remember your parents telling you the same thing.

When Friday night drinks means drinking responsibly because you want a good nights rest.

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