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  • #16
    Originally posted by mossrose View Post

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
      Sorry, mossy, best get ready to "upgrade."

      It also means they won't be fixing security issues, and that will paint it as a target for hackers.
      I've heard that, but hackers usually go for the masses -- I wonder if there will be enough "NeverTenners" to make it worth their while.

      On the other hand, what else to 13 year old boys have to do these days?
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        I've heard that, but hackers usually go for the masses -- I wonder if there will be enough "NeverTenners" to make it worth their while.

        On the other hand, what else to 13 year old boys have to do these days?
        Internet porn and video games?

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #19
          As long as it is financially feasible for Microsoft to continue to release patches, they will never get rid of Win 7. Heck, the Navy still uses XP for a few of their systems...
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            As long as it is financially feasible for Microsoft to continue to release patches, they will never get rid of Win 7. Heck, the Navy still uses XP for a few of their systems...
            Which Microsoft OS was it that had their system blue-screening on missile frigates, leaving them "dead in the water"?

            (or am I misremembering that?)
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #21
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Internet porn and video games?
              Another testimony from experience?
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                Which Microsoft OS was it that had their system blue-screening on missile frigates, leaving them "dead in the water"?

                (or am I misremembering that?)
                Win 95
                That's what
                - She

                Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                Stephen R. Donaldson

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                  Win 95
                  Ah, yes.... we had a guy in our Church who was a Commander with the Coast Guard who was aboard one of those vessels during trials.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    Another testimony from experience?
                    Pfft. You 'n' your brother from another mother predate both.
                    Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      Another testimony from experience?
                      The interwebz was pretty much the exclusive territory of the military and a few other government agencies back when I was a a young teen and Pong was possibly the only video game back then (if that).

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        The interwebz was pretty much the exclusive territory of the military and a few other government agencies back when I was a a young teen and Pong was possibly the only video game back then (if that).
                        TrueDat
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          TrueDat
                          And academics. You could FTP into ARPANET in the early 80s with a link from BITNET, pretty much the only way you could access the NCSA Crays at UI-Urbana without being onsite. By the late 80s, the Crays were using topline IBM 3090 600s just for I/O.

                          Your phone is faster than those machines now.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
                            And academics. You could FTP into ARPANET in the early 80s with a link from BITNET, pretty much the only way you could access the NCSA Crays at UI-Urbana without being onsite. By the late 80s, the Crays were using topline IBM 3090 600s just for I/O.

                            Your phone is faster than those machines now.
                            Yup - I had a 300 baud modem that let me dial (literally, of course) into Sam Houston University's computer lab and be on a very rudimentary text-only bulletin board, and the highlight was watching a "movie" of Godzilla's foot crushing King Kong (might have my characters wrong, but Godzilla was one of them) in an incredibly crude slow motion graphic.

                            I was thrilled when I upgraded to 1200 baud!
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
                              And academics. You could FTP into ARPANET in the early 80s with a link from BITNET, pretty much the only way you could access the NCSA Crays at UI-Urbana without being onsite. By the late 80s, the Crays were using topline IBM 3090 600s just for I/O.

                              Your phone is faster than those machines now.
                              Neither of us were teens during any part of the 80s.

                              I do remember going to where my father worked back in the early 70s where they had the computer room in which some giant monstrosity used punch cards.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                                Yup - I had a 300 baud modem that let me dial (literally, of course) into Sam Houston University's computer lab and be on a very rudimentary text-only bulletin board, and the highlight was watching a "movie" of Godzilla's foot crushing King Kong (might have my characters wrong, but Godzilla was one of them) in an incredibly crude slow motion graphic.

                                I was thrilled when I upgraded to 1200 baud!
                                Bambi Meets Godzilla.gif
                                The original took a bit longer until Bambi was squashed with the credits taking far longer than the movie ending with Godzilla flexing its claws at the very end.

                                I'm always still in trouble again

                                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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