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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    I had a slide rule.
    I still do. Actually two, including a circular one.
    βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
    ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

    אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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    • #17
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      mossy's first real computer




      And her neighbor showing how it worked








      I know. I know. I'm always still in trouble again ain't I?
      You mean well.


      Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        A ROUND one?

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        no mine was straight. like a strip of bacon.

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        • #19
          And just think today you could run the Apollo mission using a TI-84 calculator
          A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
          George Bernard Shaw

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
            And just think today you could run the Apollo mission using a TI-84 calculator
            Not many calculators have altitude sensors though.

            What was YOUR first computer?

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            • #21
              I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.
              Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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              • #22
                I had a GE analog computer when I was about 14.


                In late October of 1980 I bought my first digital Home Computer


                While that image if not of my personal unit. I still have it. And the last time I used it (about 10 years ago or more) it still worked. It was serviced once by TI. Same case and serial number.
                Last edited by 37818; 05-30-2014, 09:24 PM.
                . . . the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; . . . -- Romans 1:16 KJV

                . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

                Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1 KJV

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
                  I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.
                  I think that was the first one I had.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
                    I don't have a picture of it, but the first computer I ever used was a Commodore 64. Technically I didn't own it; my parents did. Come to think of it, I have never bought my own computer. My father works in IT, so I am well supplied with hardware other people have upgraded from. It's usually relatively recent stuff, too.
                    Here is an image:

                    . . . the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; . . . -- Romans 1:16 KJV

                    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

                    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1 KJV

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                    • #25
                      The very first computer I used was an Apple II (or Apple IIe, not sure) in school, but our very first home computer was a second-hand Commodore VIC-20. I have good memories of the latter, including memories of watching Mossy repeatedly killing off the character in Adventureland by waking up the large sleeping dragon with the evil-smelling mud. :D

                      [Edit: Found an ad. ^__^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI ]
                      Last edited by The Melody Maker; 06-04-2014, 11:54 AM.
                      ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                      "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

                      Fight_spam!

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                      • #26
                        Here you go!


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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
                            The very first computer I used was an Apple II (or Apple IIe, not sure) in school, but our very first home computer was a second-hand Commodore VIC-20. I have good memories of the latter, including memories of watching Mossy repeatedly killing off the character in Adventureland by waking up the large sleeping dragon with the evil-smelling mud. :D

                            [Edit: Found an ad. ^__^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI ]
                            MelMak!



                            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                            • #29
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                              • #30
                                Added note, I bought my TI-99/4 comparing it to the TSR-80, Apple and the Atari 400 & 800. The TI-99/4 had 10 place dispay accuracy as well as that kind of accuracy doing trig functions and log functions. That math capability is what sold me on the TI-99/4 Home Computer. I liked the Atari 800, but the TI won.

                                I hadn't seen any ad's for the TI-99/4 at the time.

                                But here is an old ad for it:
                                . . . the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; . . . -- Romans 1:16 KJV

                                . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

                                Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1 KJV

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