What is the average age on here??

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Post by Corum » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:51 pm

I'm 53

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Post by Symo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:56 pm

50 next year - urk!

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Post by george.h » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:31 am

@Corum.....

Same as me.... I had to find my book on the late precambriam period to remind myself of how the world was that long ago.... :shock:
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Post by Dan1975 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:10 pm

I'm 43

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Post by opsy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:27 am

61

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Post by Talywain » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:57 pm

58 - During the early 80’s I was lucky enough to get a job with a Third Party (computer) Maintenance Company on the strength of working on TV’s and some night courses on computers.
My interest was triggered by the college’s Commodore PET which I started learning BASIC on before graduating to the Cromenco S100 system and Z80 assembler. It had a diagnostic function where you could put a faulty RAM chip into the RAM Board and it would show you where it was, which seemed like little short of magic to me at the time. I also remember a lecture where we were told that there would never be IC’s with more than 40 pins as you would never be able to test them!
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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:36 am

Talywain wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:57 pm
I also remember a lecture where we were told that there would never be IC’s with more than 40 pins as you would never be able to test them!
Sooooo dangerous - The old adage: Never say Never!

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Post by shawty » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 pm

Well, I'm 46 next month, but this is my 3rd attempt to write this, as I kept writing 56 :-)

I guess it goes something like, your as old as you feel, and sometimes I feel like I'm 10 yrs older.
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Post by gidandridge » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:13 pm

46 for me. I think. I do tend to forget and have to work back from 1973 - which sounds such a long time ago now. :)
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Post by shawty » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:27 pm

Well if it's 1973, where both in the same ball park, and if it's March 1973 then where both in *EXACTLY* the same ballpark :-)
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Post by robcfg » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm

44 here :mrgreen:

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Post by shawty » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:27 pm

robcfg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
44 here :mrgreen:
Still a bairn!!! :-)
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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:08 pm

shawty wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:27 pm
robcfg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
44 here :mrgreen:
Still a bairn!!! :-)
Hmmmm! So are you :lol:

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Post by shawty » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:52 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:08 pm
shawty wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:27 pm
robcfg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
44 here :mrgreen:
Still a bairn!!! :-)
Hmmmm! So are you :lol:

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:06 am

Yup, but I'm the big brother .... LOLZ
:lol:
Have you considered going to Wakefield this year? Although it's a RISCOS show us 8 bitters have taken over half the space :D It's usually a good place to meet and greet the northern contingent . . .

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Post by shawty » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:27 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:06 am
Yup, but I'm the big brother .... LOLZ
:lol:
Have you considered going to Wakefield this year? Although it's a RISCOS show us 8 bitters have taken over half the space :D It's usually a good place to meet and greet the northern contingent . . .

Dave H :D
It depends entirely on my time scales and availability Dave, I think the last one I went too was Harrogate in the late 90's sometime. :-)

I really should get my backside down to another Acorn related show however.

As far as ROS goes, my A5k is still bust, it had the dreaded CMOS Battery leak and I never got it fully repaired. I removed the battery, cleaned the board up etc, but I think there's some internal track damage too, as even witha new battery on, there's only some thing like 0.0xx volts getting to the RTC chip.

Interestingly, Wakefield is 27th and it's around about the time 25/26/28 something like that, I'm supposed to be in Leeds doing a stage presentation on .NET Blazor for a number of .NET UG's, soooo.... if the dates line up nicely, I might actually just bounce from one to the other in stay in the area for a few days. :-)
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Post by sydney » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:06 am
Yup, but I'm the big brother .... LOLZ
:lol:
Have you considered going to Wakefield this year? Although it's a RISCOS show us 8 bitters have taken over half the space :D It's usually a good place to meet and greet the northern contingent . . .

Dave H :D
I was going to suggest that!
I think I'll start a thread in the events section.

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Post by ultrasteve » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:24 pm

42. But I feel about 300!

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Post by shawty » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:44 pm

sydney wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 am
daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:06 am
Yup, but I'm the big brother .... LOLZ
:lol:
Have you considered going to Wakefield this year? Although it's a RISCOS show us 8 bitters have taken over half the space :D It's usually a good place to meet and greet the northern contingent . . .

Dave H :D
I was going to suggest that!
I think I'll start a thread in the events section.
I'm assuming your going sydney?

It's April 7/8/9/10 I'm in Leeds, so if I do go to Wakefield, it's more than likely going to be traveling down from Newcastle central. (Newcastles way better than Durham... :-D )

Anyway, given you'll likely be traveling from NCL too, and if we do both go down, we should probably see if we can sync up, and travel together.
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Post by shawty » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:45 pm

ultrasteve wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:24 pm
42. But I feel about 300!
Careful, there may be laws governing that :-D
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Post by Hopper » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:07 pm

40 :-(

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Post by Leestewart » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:54 am

42 but act 12

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Post by stuslayer » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:35 pm

I'm 38. My first intro to computers was playing on my sister's C128, Who Dares Wins II, loved that game! My first computer was a CPC464, on which I played Dizzy games and Chuckie Egg, and an awful but addictive racing game called Grand Prix Simulator. This computer gave me the 'buy all the upgrades' bug, I got the 3" floppy drive, dot matrix printer, colour monitor etc etc.

My first experience with a BBC was in primary school playing Podd and doing massive drawings on the floor with Myrtle the Turtle, and beating the local priest's high score on Breakout. This would have been around 1987-88, and I'm pretty sure it was on a Master (I seem to remember kids shoving pens in the cartridge slots).

At high school we had an IT room full of A4000's and A5000's, and I convinced my mum to get me an A3010 Learning Curve and a 9 pin colour printer (Swift 90C) and I did all my English homework on it. At that time (1992 onwards), the school curriculum was Information Systems, which essentially meant that you got to do word processing, DTP and play with Draw and Paint and look stuff up on Genesis. No BASIC programming or anything like that. Now I'm 38 and I've just bought my first Electron and I plan to dabble with BASIC for the first time!
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Post by mr-macrisc » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm

44 this month...

Family was gifted a zx81 but my first proper computer of my own was an electron which got used a lot. Then a c64 with full size keyboard and the fm module (was into music and living in a small Highland town I had already swapped all games with the other two electron owners I knew. And wasn't downgrading to a speccy as always thought the games were really simplistic and a bit crap compared to elk.

Did computers in school (Scottish system) so 1st 2nd year we did stuff like word processing, database, spreadsheet, turtle grfx, speech and some really basic programming. All on BBC micros.

Carried on to standard grade computing which involved programming and more in depth real hands on computing stuff. Seem to remember that was mixed between master room, micro room and archimedes room.

Went on and did higher computing too which was all in archimedes room. Programming and how computer worked, how cpu's worked and bits like that. Though programing was on pascal cos freeking idiot head of computing had a bee in his bonnet about languages that had goto in them so bbc basic was the devil's language (even though its actually a brilliant language that runs fast and came free with all the computers duh).

Also did higher music so got to play on the brand new midi risc pc in room that was just being set up as a 4th computer room.

Had a risc pc for a while 10yr back and went to dig it out but family had dumped or given it away grrrrrrrrrrr. Anyway just waitining on tricked out elk from Dave H I got for a Blitz IDE podule I had left over. And picked up a cheap master too. So should be finding out how freeking little I know in next few days.

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Post by shawty » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:40 pm

Happy March Bday :-)

Mines on Tuesday....
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Post by mr-macrisc » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:45 pm

shawty wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Happy March Bday :-)

Mines on Tuesday....
H Bday when it comes. Mine is 28th

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Post by opsy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:40 pm

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Post by trixster » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm

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