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Windows 7: 25 Years: How the Web began

30 Dec 2015   #31

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)

I remember visiting my great aunt and uncle in the late 60's and they still had outdoor plumbing. Well, it wasn't plumbing really but that is what we called it. We had to carry water from the well to do dishes and take a bath and if you wanted the water warmed we did so by putting logs in the old stove they had to generate heat and boil the pan of water.

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30 Dec 2015   #32

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

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It might seem by the standards of today as a terrible life, but it really was very pleasant.
How true! I'm younger but grew up in QLD in fairly humble surroundings but I remember life being basically pleasant. What gets me now is kids given late model/new cars before they have even left High School.
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30 Dec 2015   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I remember the day I helped my day install a shower in the house. I never really new why. Well maybe, at times he drank to much and bought strange things.
All are water came from a hand pump in the kitchen. All hell broke loose if the pot of prime water was forgot the night before. It took forever to get water without a prime.
We got smart and started saving rain water for the prime. Well I got smart because I got tired of the ass whopping. Mom and Dad were not happy camper in the morning without their coffee.
Even today with automatic computer chip auto start coffee pots water is needed.

That old house never did get indoor pluming but we did get our first phone. Good old party line phone with about 6 or 8 other homes on the same line and a busy body operator that listened to everybody.
I wonder how a 56k dial up modem would work on a party line.

That old house on the bluffs above the Mississippi river was destroyed by a tornado and now their are multi million dollar homes built on the bluffs.
I have no idea how they got rid of all the rattle snakes to build the homes up there.

I remember our first record player. Another time dad drank to much. Just picture a record player that was cover with cow hide. Big dollars in those days. It was a Gibson.
Dad didn't allow music in the house or even a radio playing.
We never did get any records.
Hell we were poor but us kids didn't know we were poor. Everybody around us lived the same way. We went to school and played out side without store bought toys and had lots of fun.

In the winter we walked along the top of the bluffs to school. I really don't know how far it was but it took about a hour one way.
In the summer we had to come down off the bluffs to a road and walk back up to the school.
In the summer the woods were to dense to walk to school and get their before lunch. A GPS would not of helped, nor would a cell phone.
You could hide Pattons 3rd army in those woods in the summer.
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30 Dec 2015   #34

Windows 7 ultimate

oh my 56k wasn't even thought of when I first started building my computers...the excitement was when you had a 30 MB hard drive (yes, that small), oh yeah! My first computer ran rpg, then rpg 2, then mac, then pc-dos. Wow, it's been fun on the travels through internet and technology changes. I marvel as I watch my grands using technology at two years (and younger) like it's part of their anatomy. When they are my age I fully expect they won't be able to remember all the changes that are made.
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31 Dec 2015   #35

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1

Other than Heathkit/breadboard stuff, the first 'real' PC I had was some off brand 80386dx @ 16mhz. Line printer was a KSR 33 TTY with a kluged interface board in slot 1. Slot 0 was a your external floppy that you had to boot with the "PR#0" command. (Who remembers that?) Monitor was a 12" B&W Sharp tv. Communications was 300bps dialup via your Bell System phone and analog modem cradle. DARPANET existed but the "World Wide Web" was years off. First tech job was night operator on a DEC PDP11/45. (RSTS/E if I remember correctly.) When I eventually cashed out of hi-tek I was a vp at a satellite carrier in Palo Alto. Then I went to culinary school and now I cook for a living in Texas. Go figure.

"I sometimes catch myself looking up at the Moon, remembering the changes of fortune in our long voyage, thinking of the thousands of people who worked to bring the three of us home. I look up at the moon and wonder, when will we be going back, and who will that be?" - James Lovell
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31 Dec 2015   #36

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I think the initial ARPANET development was funded by DARPA. So maybe DARPANET may be used.
My first PC was based around an Intel 8088 with an 8087 math co processor. I lashed out on a 20 MB HDD. Ironically this was more powerful than the PDP 11 I used to complete my PhD which was written on an IBM Selectric golf-ball type writer. How times have changed!!!
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31 Dec 2015   #37
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I too was born in 1960...and I AM a "TV Repairman", lol. More old school then new, but obviously "tech savvy"

A Guy
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31 Dec 2015   #38

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Yes, because you were in real contact with people and nature and even the things you were using.

They asked time and effort to make them work, and when they did it made you happy. And we did have time, although working days were much longer and school weeks as well. School and work on Saturday morning. Weekends were short.

The food was so much better and home made. When I said to my Grandma:" I am thirsty", she always replayed:" the tap is patient."

Contact was real and warm with neighbours and you said hello to people you pass. We still do here in this little village in Tirol,
in fact, we say "Gruss Got ".
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31 Dec 2015   #39

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I too was born in 1960...and I AM a "TV Repairman", lol. More old school then new, but obviously "tech savvy"

A Guy
I'm a bit confused by the comment but I think you are extremely well technically respected. Maybe I missed something in the message.
You can fix my TV anytime because I think I would struggle.
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01 Jan 2016   #40
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Wasn't aimed at you Michael Was in response to Donna mentioning she was born in 1960, and "Remember the TV repairman", lol. Happy New Year

A Guy
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