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5 minutes ago, sturmchaser said:

Got 'em, thanks!  Unfortunately, I didn't see any lesbian sims as an option LOL  

How do these guys make any money, when everything needed is free?  I grew up in the 80s and remember donating to 128-bit shareware gamers through my lightening fast 56k dial-up, but today is a totally different environment.  Love it.  

They do it just for the fun of it

Sweet Home 3D is an open source SourceForge.net project distributed under GNU General Public License. If you aree good at programming, you can get the source code and contribute - or, design your own furniture

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2 minutes ago, Kjeld Carlsen said:

SWEET!  My first was the ubiquitous Radio Shack TRS-80 model II.  I saved up a lot of tips from my paper route to buy that sucker.  I still have some true 5 1/4 "floppies"in a box somewhere in my basement lol.  I wonder if they would still boot up...  

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15 minutes ago, sturmchaser said:

  I wonder if they would still boot up...  

Why not - if you still have the computer 😄

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And this was the very first, with a tape recorder for storage

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Casio
PB-100

The PB-100 represents Casio's step towards "real" pocket computers. While its ancestor, the FX-702P, was still called "Programmable Calculator", the PB-100 proudly bears the title "Personal Computer".

However, the PB-100 seems to have been a true low-cost design. Its specifications are clearly inferior to those of its predecessor, the FX-702P, as well as to SHARP's earlier pockets. The limited 12 character display makes BASIC programming and debugging a painstaking endeavor.

In its standard version, it is equipped with 1 KB of RAM which results in only 544 bytes for BASIC, which is really limiting. At least, with the memory module OR-1, it can be upgraded to 1568 bytes of user memory, so it begins to make sense that BASIC memory can be subdivided into 10 independent program areas P0-P9.

Moreover, the keyboard had been reduced to the absolute minimum; at any rate, it provided a QWERTY style layout (the FX-702P had a non-standard alphabetical layout).
On the other hand, the cute little machine is really small and lightweight, a real pocket device.

The main circuits of the PB-100 are basically made up of two chips. Processor logics, ROM, display driver, and keyboard controller are integrated in a single CMOS VLSI chip HD61913, which has an external 4-bit bus. The second main component is a HD61914, which is a 8192-bit static RAM organized as 2048 words by 4 bits.

In 1983, the PB-100 was also released by Tandy Radio Shack as TRS-80 PC-4 and by Olympia as OP-544.

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21 minutes ago, Kjeld Carlsen said:

Why not - if you still have the computer 😄

Probably not.  The oldest I still have in the basement is a Packard Bell 286, but haven't plugged it in in decades.  A couple 80 pound CRT monitors which would probably blow up on activation today.  A couple SPARC V9 pizza boxes down there, too.  When I graduated, they sadly got retired - to the basement.  Today I do everything I need to do on my Sony VAIO.  Times have changed in just 20 years.  But I still know how to hack anything analog!  😉  😁  You want to win a radio call-in contest?  I'm your man! 

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2 hours ago, sturmchaser said:

SWEET!  My first was the ubiquitous Radio Shack TRS-80 model II.  I saved up a lot of tips from my paper route to buy that sucker.  I still have some true 5 1/4 "floppies"in a box somewhere in my basement lol.  I wonder if they would still boot up...  

I started with one of those Computers as well  Tandy TRS80 Color Computer. Has 128k of memory and ran on Floppies and a Tape Recorder to upload your work to.   Had it upgraded to 256k and cost $150 for the upgrade.  Very easy to write DOS Programs and chugged away on a Dial Up 28k Modem.. Had an Old Daisy Wheel Printer as well that worked with it.  

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21 minutes ago, StnCld316 said:

I started with one of those Computers as well  Tandy TRS80 Color Computer. Has 128k of memory and ran on Floppies and a Tape Recorder to upload your work to.   Had it upgraded to 256k and cost $150 for the upgrade.  Very easy to write DOS Programs and chugged away on a Dial Up 28k Modem.. Had an Old Daisy Wheel Printer as well that worked with it.  

Alas, poor DOS 6.0, I knew him well.  Batch files galore.  Dot Matrix was the cutting-edge shit, was it not?  These youngins will never understand.  I still roll up my Jeep windows with a crank handle.  Ahhh the good old days...

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30 minutes ago, sturmchaser said:

Alas, poor DOS 6.0, I knew him well.  Batch files galore.  Dot Matrix was the cutting-edge shit, was it not?  These youngins will never understand.  I still roll up my Jeep windows with a crank handle.  Ahhh the good old days...

Those were the good ole days.  That's basically all their was at the time was Dial Up Internet.  3GB Hard Drives was the largest when computers began advancing and those were worth $300 to buy. Now they are a dime a dozen.  I can buy a 3TB Hard Drive today for less than that 3GB cost back in the 80's.  I wouldn't go back to those days now even if they paid me to.

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35 minutes ago, sturmchaser said:

"  I still roll up my Jeep windows with a crank handle.  Ahhh the good old days..."

And start the engine same way? 😂

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On 9/14/2019 at 8:27 PM, sturmchaser said:

They better do something with that watermelon in the kitchen soon.  I'm surprised it hasn't started leaking from bottom rot.  Yeesh.  

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The Fruit Flies will invade that Melon. Then Butch & Sundance will have a Hay Day with the Fruit Flies.  Those are the type of foods you buy when it gets used up in the same day or put it in the Fridge.  It's likely Imported as Watermelon is not naturally grown in Russia.

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15 minutes ago, Kjeld Carlsen said:

And start the engine same way? 😂

Haha no sir, my second baby girl is a forest green 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4X, with the infamous 4.0 inline 6, made in Toledo, OH.  A few modifications I made myself.  Currently 403,629 miles on her and still going strong.  I'll get her to 500k miles do or die.  You want air conditioning?  Roll down the winder and stick yer head out.  You want music?  Start playing that ukulele in the back.  You want to have some fun?  Buckle up and lemme slap it into 4WD... and away WE GO!   🤠  

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8 minutes ago, sturmchaser said:

Haha no sir, my second baby girl is a forest green 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4X, with the infamous 4.0 inline 6, made in Toledo, OH.  A few modifications I made myself.  Currently 403,629 miles on her and still going strong.  I'll get her to 500k miles do or die.  You want air conditioning?  Roll down the winder and stick yer head out.  You want music?  Start playing that ukulele in the back.  You want to have some fun?  Buckle up and lemme slap it into 4WD... and away WE GO!   🤠  

Even in '94 they had radios. :biggrin: Or, did you just remove it? Do you have
music in your rig?

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12 minutes ago, StnCld316 said:

The Fruit Flies will invade that Melon. Then Butch & Sundance will have a Hay Day with the Fruit Flies.  Those are the type of foods you buy when it gets used up in the same day or put it in the Fridge.  It's likely Imported as Watermelon is not naturally grown in Russia.

Nice, I did not know that watermelon was not natural in Russia.  They must have paid a pretty ruble for it then. I think it was bought and intended for the most recent party of friends last week with the redhead, but forgotten during charades.  A shame.  It should have been spiked way before guests arriving LOL.  I fucking hate fruit flies, they are my bane.  I keep bowls of tomatoes in my kitchen because I grow tomatoes in my garden because I love tomatoes, but those little flying bastards always seem to invade.  Butch loves chasing bugs, but Sundance could care less, unless they disturb his sleep, then he gets pissed.  

 

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13 minutes ago, letsdothis said:

Even in '94 they had radios. :biggrin: Or, did you just remove it? Do you have
music in your rig?

Haha yes, around '96 or '97 I finally earned enough money to buy and install a Sony Xplode system in the Jeep.  20 years later, it still kinda works, but be careful sticking CDs in there, bc sometimes they get stuck, and ya gotta fish them out with snips, which can damage the CD.  So I just keep the radio tuned to 98.7 WMZQ "Today's Best Country" and I'm good to go.  

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