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This is the reason why we didn't have laptops in the 70's

submitted on March 19, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
 

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    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 19, 2010
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    That was 200MB! No one could possibly need that much data on one disc. That is for super computers only...
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on March 19, 2010
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    How heavy is that thing? Eeek
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on March 20, 2010
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      Looks like it's pretty darn heavy, but I couldn't find any info on it other than the disc in the picture is without its carrying case and it is a removable drive. Whoa! And I thought dealing with the old 5.25 and 3.5 floppies were a pain.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 20, 2010
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      Just stuck a key-chain on that bad-boy and it would make the perfect traveling flash dive. Big Grin

      Ever seen a 12" Floppy? Those things were huge.

      I still keep a small back stock collection of 3.5" disks around and do fun things with them.
      (I've done the following as examples.)

      1. Instant Coasters
      2. Label it "Emergency Boot Disk" and then stick it on the fridge/file cabinet with a huge magnet.
      3. Label it "C.I.A. Firewall Decryption" and just leave on your desk at work.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 20, 2010
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      I almost forgot my favorite all time fun use... (Teachers Only)

      4. Label it "Test Answer Keys" and then glue it to your desk in the classroom.
      (Yes, students will try to pick it up, and its hilarious.)
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    busant20
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    Posted by busant20 on March 19, 2010
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    Wow Eeek Eeek LOL
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on March 19, 2010
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    Four of those and I could really geek-out my car. Big Grin
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 19, 2010
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    Pablos, you should embed the picture into your thread. Will look much cooler.

    Click on 'Edit' next to the title. I think you can still do it...
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on March 19, 2010
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      Totally forgot about that. Will have to fix that.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on March 20, 2010
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    Here is another nice flashback. This was my first home computer.



    The glorious TI-99/4A featured state of the art home graphics and programming capabilities.
    - 26 Colors! (I never though I could use them all.)
    - You could have up to 8 sprites on the screen! (Moving Images)
    - You could program in Extended Basic! (Cartridge/Program Sold Separately)
    - Joystick interface for games, featuring one firing button! (Sold Separately)
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    • busant20
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      Posted by busant20 on March 20, 2010
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      What is the next generations gonna say about this picture when all TV or monitor goes flat? Amused
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 21, 2010
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      They will probably think they were used as aquariums. Smile

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    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 21, 2010
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    Just spotted this same photo on DSLR/BBR in a certain not to be named forum... You wouldn't happen to be the same poster would you?
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 21, 2010
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      Nope. It must have been my evil twin, Skippy.
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 21, 2010
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      Actually I was referring to Pablos17 Artistic
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 21, 2010
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      Oh. I assumed since it was under my recent image. Red Face
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    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on March 23, 2010
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    Could you get "electronic mail" on the TI-99??

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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 23, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      That would be a resounding "no". The computer was first released in 1979, and only until 1983.

      However, any deficiencies were more than made up for by their spokesperson choice.



      Lets be honest, Bill Cosby is the man. Cool
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 23, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Does it dispense Jello Puddin' Pops? Eeek
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on March 23, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      No, but you could make pictures on it, keeping with Bill Cosby style Razz

      (Picture Pages Flashback) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBvjniQewsU

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