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Drimble asks: When was it last brought home to you just how old you're getting? We last asked this in 2004, and you're eight years older now. Eight. Years.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:24)
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Some computers were only slightly larger than modern PCs.
The BBC micro was fresh as a daisy.
Phones were being used to carry great wedges of data between Prestel, Micronet and other pre-internet boards.
Persistent world Multi-user gaming was beginning at Essex University's computing department, which Ran MUD on an Dec10...
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:05, 3 replies)
The Sinclair Spectrum came out in '82
much smaller than a mordern laptop even
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:28, closed)
Haha you shit spelling spastic

(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:35, closed)
Rory thrashed his spindly arms around like stunted windmills
Showering his carer with urine and faeces
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 17:12, closed)
And the price of £99 for the basic 16K model Speccie would be about £300 today
... which, curiously, is about how much a basic laptop costs.

The original ZX-80 would cost about £364 today...
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:37, closed)
ZX80 was
2 years before the spectrum, and even smaller.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:37, closed)
The Sinclair Speculum?
I didn't know Sir Clive branched into Gynecology
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:39, closed)
I had a Dragon 32
in '82
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:37, closed)
I remember my mum bringing home dos boxes and unix workstations -
"personal computers" the size of suitcases you wouldn't be allowed to board an aircraft with these days.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:06, closed)
She also brought home a string of men all of whom you had to call 'uncle len'
one of them's your dad you know
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:09, closed)
No actually.
She had an affair with my father, they moved in together for over a year before I was born then a few months later she caught him sleeping with her best friend and kicked him out. Never to be seen again. And then she raised me entirely on her own.

You really do show a lot of your pain when you post your vitriol Rory. I am genuinely sorry for you that life has treated you so badly.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:16, closed)
So I was right then

(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:22, closed)
If having 11 fingers is right
then yes, you are.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:26, closed)
Don't tease him.
It's really not fair.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:44, closed)
Don't worry, Emvee's dad doesn't love him either

(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:49, closed)
Yet another "post reading Fail" from Rory!
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 12:27, closed)
I think Rory is just
being a flirt.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 12:58, closed)
I think Rory's tired himself out again and it's time for his medication
Either that or he's filled his nappy
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 17:11, closed)
On the bright side
at least he can't reach far enough to scoop the shit out of it.
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 10:29, closed)

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