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Windows 7: How old are you?

View Poll Results: How old are you?
13-17 24 17.27%
18-22 18 12.95%
23-27 10 7.19%
27+ 19 13.67%
Ancient (35+) 25 17.99%
Realy Realy Old (45+) 38 27.34%
31 and several months .... 5 3.60%
Voters: 139. You may not vote on this poll

15 Jul 2010   #221
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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According to your poll I'm ancient *ROFL*
Yeah, well, I still remember the time when we used 5,25" floppy disks and computers had 8MB (!) RAM, so maybe that definition is correct after all...
I remember stacks of punch cards!
Remember how big the computer was?
They weren't called desktops........as a computer then was huge!
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15 Jul 2010   #222
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The first computer I saw was in 1962 or thereabouts and it was in an air conditioned room containing about fifteen full height grey steel cabinets with twin tapes spinning at the front. This was in London in the headquarters of the then British Railways who I worked for and it was attempting to work out the new railways timetables for all the London stations. A truly mammoth task that usually took about 100 staff to accomplish accurately. I don't thing the computer succeeded!
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15 Jul 2010   #223
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
According to your poll I'm ancient *ROFL*
Yeah, well, I still remember the time when we used 5,25" floppy disks and computers had 8MB (!) RAM, so maybe that definition is correct after all...
I remember stacks of punch cards!
Remember how big the computer was?
They weren't called desktops........as a computer then was huge!
Yes, they were huge. There was keyboard/console on the work desk with which you c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y typed your data and instructions. One tiny mistake and you threw the stack of cards away and started again. I do not miss that one iota!
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15 Jul 2010   #224
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That's much better. Thanks Nigel
We're approaching 50% ancient and really really old and nearly 70% over 27.
When I first joined I imagined I'd be one of a handful of older people amongst a horde of geek kids who knew more at 14 than I could ever know.
Actually the last part of that is still probably true but they ain't a horde they're a handful
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15 Jul 2010   #225
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
That's much better. Thanks Nigel
We're approaching 50% ancient and really really old and nearly 70% over 27.
When I first joined I imagined I'd be one of a handful of older people amongst a horde of geek kids who knew more at 14 than I could ever know.
Actually the last part of that is still probably true but they ain't a horde they're a handful
Well I'm 13, I'm a geek and I play sports -tennis, football, rugby etc.

Theres only a few younger ones here at SF... before my birthday I shouldn't have been here
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15 Jul 2010   #226
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
According to your poll I'm ancient *ROFL*
Yeah, well, I still remember the time when we used 5,25" floppy disks and computers had 8MB (!) RAM, so maybe that definition is correct after all...
Sorry but there's a logical mistake in your statement When we still used 5 floppies, I doubt there were not many computers with so huge amount of RAM...
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15 Jul 2010   #227
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Bet you'll be a handful at any age Dom

Thinking about it some of us senior citizens can be little eccentric or even weird!
Hope early exposure to crazies doesn't affect you in later life
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15 Jul 2010   #228
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
According to your poll I'm ancient *ROFL*
Yeah, well, I still remember the time when we used 5,25" floppy disks and computers had 8MB (!) RAM, so maybe that definition is correct after all...
Sorry but there's a logical mistake in your statement When we still used 5 floppies, I doubt there were not many computers with so huge amount of RAM...
you're right as usual, Kari.

see here - this 1988 pc has a new-fangled 3.5" drive, but only comes with 1 meg of ram as standard.


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15 Jul 2010   #229
silverwolf73

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm 32 1/2. The big 4-0 is looming.
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15 Jul 2010   #230
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Four Oh is YOUNG!
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