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    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-20 15:34:39.0 login to vote score 5
    mimir 6886 2014-08-20 15:35:16.0 login to vote score 1
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    My first modem that I actually bought. I think it was $150.


    Haha! I had to call Packard Bell support to find the jumper to disable the onboard 2400 baud modem when I put in an ISA bus 14.4. Dude didn't believe I was 16.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 15:37:07.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: Haha! I had to call Packard Bell support to find the jumper to disable the onboard 2400 baud modem when I put in an ISA bus 14.4. Dude didn't believe I was 16.

    You are a young'un, aren't you?

    I bought the Supra Modem when I was 23 or 24.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 15:45:51.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Awww! That second jump!!!

    "Okay, I trust you now. Weeeee!"
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-20 16:03:21.0 login to vote score 0
    0 entries in the queue? I leave for a month and all hell breaks loose!
    random bacon 12498 2014-08-20 16:28:19.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: 0 entries in the queue? I leave for a month and all hell breaks loose!

    That's almost preferable to the endless shooting bullshit of the past few days.
    bluegargoyle 635 2014-08-20 17:36:57.0 login to vote score 6
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 17:42:34.0 login to vote score 3
    spongegirl circleskirt: Getting ready to have the girls pressed into pancakes.

    Joy.



    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 17:44:05.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: This little dude is kicking my ass!

    Maybe you're keeping him in the wrong place.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 18:09:12.0 login to vote score 3
    My ex-wife owes me nearly Ñ765. Four weeks ago, out of the blue, she emailed and said she wanted to start sending me money.

    That's great! Last time she brought it up (Sep 2012), she mentioned Ñ40 checks until it was paid off. And I received a couple of those, but then they stopped.

    Today my mailbox contained a check! For Ñ4.

    Assuming a monthly rate, we'll be settled up in 2030. Awesome.

    clifton 1850 2014-08-20 18:12:47.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: That takes me back to the days of Telix and bbs dialing.

    Oh man. And Tradewars and Legend of the Red Dragon. WWIV AND celerity.


    Telix was my comm program of choice as well.
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-20 18:44:00.0 login to vote score 2
    trigonman3: My ex-wife owes me nearly Ñ765. Four weeks ago, out of the blue, she emailed and said she wanted to start sending me money.

    That's great! Last time she brought it up (Sep 2012), she mentioned Ñ40 checks until it was paid off. And I received a couple of those, but then they stopped.

    Today my mailbox contained a check! For Ñ4.

    Assuming a monthly rate, we'll be settled up in 2030. Awesome.


    That's awful. I think she has money problems and is not yet used to not being rich. When I lived in Kasnia, I would budget out Ñ1.2 for rent, but by the end of the month, I had to scramble to scrape up the odd ф1500 for lunch!
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 19:02:19.0 login to vote score 5
    joseph smith: That's awful. I think she has money problems and is not yet used to not being rich. When I lived in Kasnia, I would budget out Ñ1.2 for rent, but by the end of the month, I had to scramble to scrape up the odd ф1500 for lunch!

    You realize Ñ is the symbol for the official banniNation currency, the Plate of Nachos (alternately known as PON)?
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-20 19:09:15.0 login to vote score 1
    trigonman3: You realize Ñ is the symbol for the official banniNation currency, the Plate of Nachos (alternately known as PON)?

    Nope. I did not know that. Reason: I am a retart.

    I tried to get the (Latvian) office girl with the best English to post here. I think she even made an account. I asked why she never posted and she said only retarts post here.

    I knew PON. Retarts have highly specific and detailed albeit extremely patchy memories.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-08-20 19:22:27.0 login to vote score 5
    trigonman3: You realize Ñ is the symbol for the official banniNation currency, the Plate of Nachos (alternately known as PON)?

    Which is tied to 25 US dollars per PON.
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-20 19:28:29.0 login to vote score 2
    osirisothedead: Which is tied to 25 US dollars per PON.

    I see... PON is the ISO 4217 code; Ñ is the currency symbol.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-20 19:32:54.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: You are a young'un, aren't you?

    I bought the Supra Modem when I was 23 or 24.


    Chronologically perhaps. I've been working with computers longer than most of the old timers I work with though.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-20 19:34:01.0 login to vote score 1
    clifton: Telix was my comm program of choice as well.

    I think zmodem was the protocol used by most of the systems around here. Mostly WWIV with a couple of celerity systems.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 19:36:05.0 login to vote score 1
    joseph smith: I see... PON is the ISO 4217 code; Ñ is the currency symbol.

    /me reads ISO 4217 wikipedia...

    Yes.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 19:36:56.0 login to vote score 3
    mimir: Chronologically perhaps. I've been working with computers longer than most of the old timers I work with though.

    First time I touched a computer was in 1977 or 78.


    Actually, I take that back -- I'd been on a PDP-11 in 74 or 75.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-20 19:39:02.0 login to vote score 4
    intentionally left blank: First time I touched a computer was in 1977 or 78.


    Actually, I take that back -- I'd been on a PDP-11 in 74 or 75.


    I'm not that far behind you. We got our first TRS80 when I was 8. So, around 85. I installed the floppy drive when dad couldn't.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-20 19:41:42.0 login to vote score 1
    Welp. Softball season is over.

    Time to hit the weights hard and heavy again.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 19:42:31.0 login to vote score 3
    mimir: I'm not that far behind you. We got our first TRS80 when I was 8. So, around 85. I installed the floppy drive when dad couldn't.

    These machines were too expensive to let me touch. I was eventually entrusted to reload the PDP-8 when it would take a static hit and forget its operating system.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 19:44:53.0 login to vote score 5
    mimir: I'm not that far behind you. We got our first TRS80 when I was 8. So, around 85. I installed the floppy drive when dad couldn't.



    This would have been 1979, after a day visiting my dad at TI.

    As I look at it (both sides) today, it seems to be a previously-used card that he just stuck in the machine backwards, then punched again. I expect the card reader would have been flummoxed if it were loaded.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 19:46:20.0 login to vote score 2
    trigonman3: This would have been 1979, after a day visiting my dad at TI.

    As I look at it (both sides) today, it seems to be a previously-used card that he just stuck in the machine backwards, then punched again. I expect the card reader would have been flummoxed if it were loaded.


    I don't speak Hollerith natively, so I haven't sat down to read your name out of the punches. Be aware it can be done.... ;-)
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 19:49:13.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: I'm not that far behind you. We got our first TRS80 when I was 8. So, around 85. I installed the floppy drive when dad couldn't.

    In 85, I was a college senior. I just pulled out a couple programs I wrote then, both o/s utility programs, and I had forgotten that I was gaming the compiler (on one of them) to reduce the number of bytes in the .EXE. The other one I wrote in assembly to be completely reentrant and relocatable, just for the challenge.

    I wish I still had that much brainpower at my disposal.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 19:50:39.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: I don't speak Hollerith natively, so I haven't sat down to read your name out of the punches. Be aware it can be done.... ;-)

    I'm aware. It's no longer accurate info, tho.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 19:57:38.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: I don't speak Hollerith natively, so I haven't sat down to read your name out of the punches. Be aware it can be done.... ;-)

    <muninsfire>
    But I should really 'shop those punches out. :-Þ
    </muninsfire>


    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 19:58:25.0 login to vote score 2
    trigonman3: <muninsfire>
    But I should really 'shop those punches out. :-Þ
    </muninsfire>


    *nods vigorously*
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 20:06:07.0 login to vote score 3
    intentionally left blank: *nods vigorously*

    For my next trick, I'm going to start an identity-theft prevention company, then broadcast my SSN over the air, because hubris.
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-20 20:08:50.0 login to vote score 2
    trigonman3: /me reads ISO 4217 wikipedia...

    Obviously, you are not a bank.

    trigonman3: I expect the card reader would have been flummoxed if it were loaded.

    Obviously, you are a computer.

    trigonman3 63 2014-08-20 20:13:21.0 login to vote score 2
    joseph smith: Obviously, you are not a bank.

    Obviously, you are a computer.


    On the internet, no one knows you're a cat.

    Unless you're stimp. Or programmer cat.
    bootney lee farnsworth 10783 2014-08-20 20:18:59.0 login to vote score 0
    So, I've been on vacation for a couple weeks, and I don't know what this Ferguson character did that made everyone so mad. I think I'm going to play it safe and just let this one pass, and pick up on the next media circus.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-20 20:25:20.0 login to vote score 2
    bootney lee farnsworth: So, I've been on vacation for a couple weeks, and I don't know what this Ferguson character did that made everyone so mad. I think I'm going to play it safe and just let this one pass, and pick up on the next media circus.

    Nope. You're not allowed to pass on this one. You must have an opinion, and you should know that it's WRONG!
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 20:35:21.0 login to vote score 1
    lol xxplosiv is downvoting all my shit.


    did he get a stfu somewhere?

    this is kind of his knee jerk reaction
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 20:36:45.0 login to vote score 2
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-20 20:55:03.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: lol xxplosiv is downvoting all my shit.

    Downvotes your SHIT?
    You, sir, are honor-bound to shit out his downvotes.

    YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 20:57:24.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 20:57:48.0 login to vote score 1
    joseph smith: Downvotes your SHIT?
    You, sir, are honor-bound to shit out his downvotes.

    YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING.


    i'll be shitting in like 15 minutes
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-08-20 22:07:19.0 login to vote score 1
    I've found the grail!
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:23:19.0 login to vote score 0
    spongegirl circleskirt: I've found the grail!

    was it int he cupboard?
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:29:55.0 login to vote score 4
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:33:30.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:47:00.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:55:13.0 login to vote score 3
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    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 22:58:52.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 23:00:22.0 login to vote score 1
    calling all the basic bitches!!




    sockpuppet 2985 2014-08-20 23:01:30.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins:

    I should try that on a beach here.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 23:02:15.0 login to vote score 2
    texas raider 728 2014-08-20 23:02:22.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: What is this? I like this.

    What it is is one of the neatest smartphones to come out in a while. The manufacturer is still ramping up production, so there only selling on an invite basis. grahams got one, and some invites to share, and made a thread to offer those invites to those of us here that were interested. Needless to say when I get some invites to share, I'll post those here as well. ^_^


    grahams: You're welcome. Hope you are enjoying it!

    It is one powerpack of a phone, top of the line in every detail. ^_^

    Fuck t mobile though, you think they could at least bracket the city limits, I have clear 4g at home, and just 10 minutes away at work all I can get is their 2g "edge" network. -_-### I guess I'll have to sidle up to AT-AT for a little while. >_<
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 23:52:02.0 login to vote score 1
    god damn fresh fruit



    it gets me poopin
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 23:56:06.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-08-20 23:57:26.0 login to vote score 1
    some of them kurds, not bad


    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-21 00:03:08.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: god damn fresh fruit
    it gets me poopin



    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 01:12:07.0 login to vote score 3
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 01:27:06.0 login to vote score 3
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 02:08:52.0 login to vote score 0
    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-21 02:38:57.0 login to vote score 1
    burntman 1528 2014-08-21 03:09:55.0 login to vote score 3
    cardinal puff: [image removed]


    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 03:41:02.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 04:18:19.0 login to vote score 1
    Sojin in pink


    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 04:22:53.0 login to vote score 1
    Jisook


    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-21 04:26:58.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: Jisook

    Definitely a slut. See how her pockets are longer than her shorts? :)
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 05:06:21.0 login to vote score 1
    cardinal puff: Definitely a slut. See how her pockets are longer than her shorts? :)

    She can fit into a large shopping bag too
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 05:07:28.0 login to vote score 2
    I have free coffee.

    For finding that employees phone last time I was at this starbucks.



    Would still prefer a date with the tiny batista with the cute name
    iggins 5808 2014-08-21 06:18:13.0 login to vote score 0
    I think I need tortellini
    throwingknife 1634 2014-08-21 06:19:58.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: I have free coffee.

    For finding that employees phone last time I was at this starbucks.



    Would still prefer a date with the tiny batista with the cute name


    Gift cards don't work that way.

    Usually.
    wsucanuck 1272 Thu Aug 21 06:48:18 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    The keeper league had its first few retarded moves.


    Toby Gerhart got waived in exchange for a 3rd QB. What the actual fuck. I swear, people just don't know footall.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 Thu Aug 21 06:49:49 PDT 2014 login to vote score 2
    iggins: I have free coffee.

    For finding that employees phone last time I was at this starbucks.



    Would still prefer a date with the tiny batista with the cute name


    He doesn't look that small to me, but whatever floats your boat


    mikeflstfi 4335 Thu Aug 21 06:56:12 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: He doesn't look that small to me, but whatever floats your boat

    He actually did a good job in Guardians of the Galaxy.
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