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  1. darkmaximus9

    darkmaximus9 Member

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    Sorry didn't see your question so i will talk about it now. I remember since I was born I would play with my brother his ds gbc gba and also flash games. Later I got an ipad for a birthday and after about a year my brother teache'd me about emulators after that I got appoasioned about retro videogame's I found out about Pandora around that time so I got appoasioned abut games. By seeing pandora i found out about Linux. This was my abreviated story there's much more too say but I think i will Write a book someday about it. I will make sure to leave the name of the book in the future if these boards will still be up and running!
    --- Double Post Merged, May 31, 2017, Original Post Date: May 31, 2017 ---
    Now I'm learning to become a programmer like my brother he's now 21 so he had the same age as me when he learned about these things (I know better about ga me history tough) n ow I'm entering the world of 70s to 90's music I think I've finished meme's I'm want to become a skater also.
     
  2. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    I was... yeah, I guess I was 14 when I first heard of Linux. Highschool presentation. The presenter didn't do a very good job because I came away thinking it was *just* a DOS/Windows replacement for people that didn't want to pay for DOS/Windows3.1. I think Win95 was coming out soon which had me more excited than whatever lame presentation my fellow student had given.
    Once again, past self, clue-by-four.
     
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  3. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    It was not my intention to make you feel that way. I was in some way agreeing with you (Grench definitely was), while also explaining that for me, and some others that didn't have ready access to computers, things were a little different. (Had I been born a decade earlier I probably would have been a mechanic or something like that.) I think you and I probably had similar experiences, I was just les reserved and tore apart everything I could to figure out how it worked, and to "make it better", which sometimes resulted in the thing no longer working or having all its parts. ;)

    I wish I had grown up with the resources and technology that are available today, however I think I would not appreciate things as I do. Those even a couple years younger than me had it totally different due to more thorough and competent exposure, and while I had to seek out computers (although while I was in elementary school Apple IIs were present, they were very underutilized, and I was lucky to have a part of a class when I was around 7 that included a couple trips to a computer lab with early Macs), younger people had to actually dig to find things that aren't the (still!?) current mainstream. That requires more perseverance since the market exploded and computers and derivative devices became consumer products. OSs are a different story, still, and Linux was still quite young when I was 13, although I was aware of it around that time (blame the WWW) and I was lucky to be exposed to it very briefly a couple years later due to a programming class I tried to take. Due to that and my first professional use of computers I became one of those early dorks that loved *nix. Back then such things seemed a bit more common for those that used computers in the workplace. Now, since nearly everyone uses computers, you are more likely to come across Windows, and most people won't be able to tell when they are using something else. So I have huge respect for those that find obscure software and hardware and learn about it on their own.

    I really wasn't serious when I made disparaging comments about "kids". I did the same thing to adults. I was not serious about either.

    Maybe I didn't irritate anyone this time, and fixed what I did in my last post. Or maybe I will make it worse if I post this. Fuck it.


    @Grench, one of the schools I went to used old punch cards for sending notes from the office or something odd like that. Years later I wish I had held onto a piece of that part of computer history that I totally didn't understand when I was younger.
     
  4. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    Before there were computers there were filing clerks. At large companies there were rooms full of strange looking file cabinets holding drawers full of 3" wide by 2" tall pieces of sheet metal that were each embossed with the name and address of a customer. Those were not usually sorted and stored alphabetically but rather by carrier route. When a new customer was created, their plate would be created and inserted into this. When a mailing would go out, they would insert long stacks of the plates into a specialized printing press and each plate would get pulled, inked, stamp the address onto the envelope, get rinsed, dried and placed into the output bin to then be re-filed.

    Why is this relevant? If you consider the creation, storage and process flow it is the basis for much of today's computing. Consider the plate filing room as if it were a database. Consider the drawers of plates as storage when their sitting still and as memory when they are in motion. Consider the people moving plates around to be data pipelines. The manager would be the programmer. But what about the CPU? There isn't one as that would be a 'centralized processing unit'. Instead it is a 'distributed processing system' - which is where computers are moving towards with specialized processors doing specific tasks.

    Two generations ago a room full of metal plates being physically manipulated was a state of the art database. Two generations from now, what we're doing now, will feel just as antiquated and slow.
     
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  5. Alperoot

    Alperoot Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    @darkmaximus9 Hey, welcome to young GNU/Linux club where whoever near our age we talk to has got no time for open-free software development or Windows' privacy issues.
     
  6. darkmaximus9

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    hello and heres your daily weird umpcs,today its a special on double screen umpcs.
    looks like its acer and thats the only thing i know about it.

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    this is an msi concept looks pretty cool id say

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    this is the most known one out of them its the toshiba libretto w100
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    and thats enough for today bye.
     
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  7. xnopasaranx

    xnopasaranx Superbad!

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    @darkmaximus9 thanks man, very interesting read. I wish you all the best and a bright future.

    @rygD no feelings were hurt, don't worry. I just found it kind of absurd, that everyone eagerly chimed in to tell their story once again in an elaborate way, while they actually weren't asked. And it also made darkmaximus miss the actual question. Also the phrasing annoyed me a bit, but that might be me being a sensitive bitch.
     
  8. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I am definitely a sensitive bitch sometimes, so no worries. Also, many people like talking about themselves if they can find an excuse to...hell, I even did in this post! ;)
     
  9. sm0kew0n

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    Wow, when did this turn into caring corner?
     
  10. Agricola

    Agricola Silently watching, silently judging

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    When everyone agreed that the PGS is a pipe dream not worth discussing anymore, but some didn't want a perfectly fine thread go to waste?

    At least something good is coming from the PGS scam now...
     
  11. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Shut yer cakehole.
     
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  12. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    mmm, cake
     
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  13. elwing

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    Don't waste your time, it's a lie!
     
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  14. TheOldOne

    TheOldOne Fallen Paladin

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    Is this thread Still Alive?
     
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  15. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    Rather undead.
     
  16. elwing

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    StillAlive DS?
     
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    Neelix Insecticidal Maniac

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  18. TheOldOne

    TheOldOne Fallen Paladin

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    Now these points of data make a beautiful line.
    And we're out of beta, we're releasing on time.
    So I'm GLaD I got burned.
    Think of all the things we learned
    For the people who are still alive.
     
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  19. Alperoot

    Alperoot Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    Go ahead and leave me.
    I think I prefer to stay inside.
    Maybe you'll find someone else to help you.
    Maybe PGS?
    That was a joke. Ha ha. Fat chance.
     
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  20. blimpsgo180

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    There's no use crying over [what PGS can't make]
    You just keep [making threads] till you run out of [fakes]
     
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