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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed May 25, 2016 12:02 pm

duikkie wrote:???? beeb around 1983 so 6+2 :) ???? :lol:
Lardo Boffin wrote:45. Although the years between 16 and 43 don't count as I didn't have a Beeb. I guess that makes me 18 in Beeb years? :^o

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Post by salmon92 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:38 pm

I'm 24. The first computer I ever used was a BBC Micro in the mid-90s when I was in pre-school. I also have very clear memories of using an A5000 when I was about 5 or 6, so I've been an Acorn fan pretty much since I was born. :D

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Post by paulv » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:41 pm

I never got rid of my Beeb which rolled off the production line on the 31st of October 1983 according to the testing stickers on the motherboard. It was in my filthy mitts by November of the same year as a "month early" birthday and christmas present. Other than one excursion to Mark Haysman for what turned out to be a non-hardware problem, it's never left my side. At least whilst it was with Mark, I took the opportunity to have some extra's fitted :D

In terms of getting rid of old machines, I did get rid of my Amiga 500 and CDTV (DOH! #-o ) to fund buying an Amiga A1200, Internal IDE HDD and 68030 accelerator. BITD that lot would have totalled around £8-900 worth of hardware. My A1200 was one of the very first to roll off the production line, with a manufacture date of November 1992 after it's launch on the 21st October 1992. Again, the A1200 was a part self funded early birthday present including the HDD but the accelerator came a year or two after, just before I went to Uni.

These days, I actually find myself looking at Amiga 500's on ebay wondering why I got rid of it. I know why I got rid of it but if I could have, I would have kept that one too. With the CDTV however, I never bonded with it so was happy to see it go BITD. Now though, looking back at it, it was and still is one of the coolest looking A500 variants there is and they seem to command a premium price for their rarity and coolness factor. I wasn't thinking like that BITD though, I just wanted to lay my hands on the A1200 which after the hype had settled, wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be until it received some serious upgrades :(

So, getting back on topic, in terms of Acorn years, I'm coming up to my 33rd birthday, and in actual years, I'm somewhat older and wearier than I was when I posted to this thread last... viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6451&start=30#p62587

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Post by dhardingham » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:24 am

I'm 55. I too have spent many years without a BBC Micro, but now I've realised that 8-bit computing is so much fun.

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Post by johnnyrockets » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:50 pm

So close to 49, I can smell it!

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Post by sfdNut » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:15 am

Currently 51 and a half
ZX81 at 16
BBC Model B at 18
Acorn A3010 at 25
Acorn Risc PC 600 (s/h) at 40 ish

I'm planning on this being a mid-life crisis (getting the Beeb out the loft) which will give me approx 50 more years tinkering :)

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Post by Jeremy Grayson » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:30 am

I'm 41 and a bit. Just a little bit. :-)

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Post by Kevin1967 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:44 am

I'm 48 years old and a big bit, at the moment.

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Post by JohnH » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:48 am

bit of an outlier here at 50 but hopefully will help skew the average up a bit :lol:

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Post by 8bitkick » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:08 pm

39. Just... :shock:

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Post by boba » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:48 pm

I seem to figure somewhere in the upper percentiles at 69.
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Post by trixster » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:23 am

37, but i still feel like im mid-twenties!
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Post by JonC » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:48 am

trixster wrote:37, but i still feel like im mid-twenties!
Wish I did! :lol:
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Post by Commie_User » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:03 pm

So... who's going to type us the BBC BASIC listing to find the average age?

I'm 38 this October. And I still look mid-twenties! [Checks in bathroom mirror.] Mmm, perhaps a touch younger.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:56 pm

Commie_User wrote:I'm 38 this October. And I still look mid-twenties! [Checks in bathroom mirror.] Mmm, perhaps a touch younger.
I 'think' I'm younger UNTIL I look in the bathroom mirror :lol:

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Post by peepshow » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:50 am

Am I the oldest here? :D
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Post by gebes » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:27 pm

I'm 42, Acorn Electron was the first computer I owned all those years ago when parents got it, have had other computers such as Amigas ( still got them as well ) consoles, Macs, Windows over the years, but while the Acorn went unused for a time, could never part with it.

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Post by ThomasHarte » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:30 pm

Commie_User wrote:I'm 38 this October. And I still look mid-twenties! [Checks in bathroom mirror.] Mmm, perhaps a touch younger.
If you're anything like me then a lifetime of staying out of the sun and strenuously avoiding manual labour is finally paying off?

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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:33 am

I used to think I was still "young" until my two team (as in work) mates pointed out that their combined age was nearly equal to my age :shock:. Of course, they are both former apprentices...

Does working nights count when "staying out of the sun" :lol:. And since becoming team leader (well, even before that) I've always tried to avoid manual labour :P. I like "use your brain, not your muscles".

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Post by z0m8ied0g » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:48 pm

Just had the big 40 this year...
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Post by denni505 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:14 am

45 I am and had a bbc when I was in primary school till I was 18 then got a pc

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Post by george.h » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:56 pm

z0m8ied0g wrote:Just had the big 40 this year...
40! Hang on..... (grabs "George's Book of The Dark Ages")... Ah yes, that's when I was 40.....
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Post by Jimbo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:26 pm

Close to the big 40! :shock:

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Post by JonC » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:29 pm

Jimbo wrote:Close to the big 40! :shock:
It's not that big, trust me! :lol:
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Post by denni505 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:35 am

45 i am

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:30 am

denni505 wrote:45 i am
My Son's older than you :shock: :lol:

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Post by Jimbo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:01 pm

JonC wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Close to the big 40! :shock:
It's not that big, trust me! :lol:


:D

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Post by Elk Towers » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Just seen this and blimey I had my first computer (compukit uk101) when quite a few of you were still in nappies :D then I had one of the very first elks which died not long after the warranty ran out, then bought a second the following year (could never afford a beeb) and had that ever since plus had amigas and windows pcs.

cant wait for 2020 to arrive as I can get off the mad work merry-go-round :D

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Post by DarrenW » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:34 pm

A few days away from 43 8)

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Post by YuT666 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:57 pm

43
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