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lettucefire
Posted 2016-12-13 1:54 PM (#142 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Slow 8088

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hello all I'm from oop north (UK) been working in various disciplines in tech since 1994. At the start i was a network administrator and remember only too well installing MS Office on people's win 3.11 machines only to discover disk 17 was missing As i'm getting older i'm reminiscing more about old tech so it will be interesting to lurke in here and glean some knowledge.
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Brostenen
Posted 2016-12-13 2:50 PM (#144 - in reply to #142)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



IDT WinChip

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Hi...
Yeah... I think that would have been Office 4.2 as far as I remember.
The splashscreen in Word, was actually a piece of art, with that old filler pen.
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-12-14 9:46 AM (#145 - in reply to #144)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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Location: Hull, UK
Howdy, Letticefire. From the North eh? So you'd possibly know what I meant if I started using speak like;

It wahr maftin but started silin it doon when ahr wahr walking doon tenfoot, unnit ruined mahr chip butty. Got home and me mam started chowwin at me fuhrit "Stop yuh marnin ohrall brayya! Un' where's me patty!?" but ahrd bags'd foggy t' tax on t'telly t' watch Tahrgars 'genst Leeds un'me Dad brought me some Spanish fuh me ter eat what ee'd got up rurd, so I 'ad it whaahl I lig on t'settee.


- For anyone who ever wondered, this is what I have to listen to constantly, the way I speak is very unusual for where I live as I have not inherited the local accent or dialect. One interesting note is that in theory, Brostenen might recognise some of the words people use here as every so often, they have their root in Old Norse words that made it into modern Danish. I am informed by someone else that "lig" is still in use but its meaning has been distorted slightly when used in Yorkshire.
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SparksF0x
Posted 2017-02-14 4:58 AM (#230 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Slow 8088

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Location: Georgia, USA
Hey everybody, I normally go by the name of Sparks online, but you can call me Tom if you'd like. I'm a guy who messes around with computers, both old and new. I never really post to forums but I hope to change that over time, I would of made an account sooner but I just never got around to it until now. My boyfriend @RobW0lf (re)introduced me to @DXZeff's channel a little over a year and a half ago now, I seem to recall stumbling upon it myself before that but I guess I just forgot to subscribe or something.

Anyway I hope this first post won't end up being my last! I seem to do that a lot actually, like I'll make an account and then never use it, don't really know why I'm like that, but I am.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-02-14 3:52 PM (#233 - in reply to #230)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Welcome aboard.

If it does end up being your last don't worry about it, I do that all the time on other boards so it would be hypocritical of me to expect others not to.
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Brostenen
Posted 2017-02-23 9:43 PM (#246 - in reply to #145)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



IDT WinChip

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- For anyone who ever wondered, this is what I have to listen to constantly, the way I speak is very unusual for where I live as I have not inherited the local accent or dialect. One interesting note is that in theory, Brostenen might recognise some of the words people use here as every so often, they have their root in Old Norse words that made it into modern Danish. I am informed by someone else that "lig" is still in use but its meaning has been distorted slightly when used in Yorkshire.


A lot of words have been passed from England to Denmark, and from Denmark to Scotland and back again between England and Denmark.
Most of these words that are mixed into the native spoken language, are a result of fishermen, finding shelter from a stormy sea.

For instance... Along the eastern shores of eighter Scotland or England, the open/close signs have a phrase, that are a long sentence.
Wich say something like "Com in og have a kik/look" or something like that. I don't remember it that well, as I had it explained
by my father, when we were in northern england/scotland on vacation in 1988. I was 12 years old at that time.
I was only told this, as my father used to teach history and geography at a gymnasium (highschool for americans) here in Denmark.
The vacation was all about to see stuff like hadrians wall, wales, stone henge, old monastry ruins such as Whitby abbey and so on.
Mostly roman remains/roads and stuff from henry the 8'ths time (the ruins) yeah... We even went to isle of man.

Today, we still use the word "lig" wich in modern danish means "corpse/dead body".
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LordMMX
Posted 2017-04-02 11:29 PM (#434 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


Slow 8088

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Hello everybody,
My name is Peter, on internet I'm hidding behind LordMMX nickname. I run two youtube channels called MP-Tuners Productions and MP-TunersTechTips. I really like old computers, as my first machine was IBM PS/2 model 55 in 1999 - and that's not a typo.
anyway right now I'm in process of collecting and rebuilding some old computers and I have amd K6-II based retro gaming machine running Windows.... ME... Yes, a millennium. I used that OS for years and never ran into any problems or compatibility issues.
Thanks for this forum, I hope to find many interesting things and talk to you guys about old stuff.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-02 11:41 PM (#436 - in reply to #434)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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Howdy and welcome aboard, LordMMX. Hey, I wasn't doing much better in '99, got my first machine in 1997 and kept running it until 2001, a PS/ValuePoint 325T. Hardly noticed any lack in performance or capability as I was just glad to own a computer at all at that time. Haha, the Duron that replaced it was a hell of a leap but it probably says something that the ValuePoint still works, the Duron doesn't.

Can't beat a K6-2 and there's nothing wrong with showing Windows ME some love, to be honest I always kinda liked it when it worked anyway. Looking forward to your contributions to the discussion here.
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LordMMX
Posted 2017-04-02 11:47 PM (#437 - in reply to #436)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


Slow 8088

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Thank you DXZeff. Well, I had PS/2 model 55, then custom build i486-dx2 with turbo button in full tower case with red switch and display that I just can't find anywhere anymore and I would love to own one. Then I had Pentium MMX 200mhz with 128mb ram and voodoo 1, that was a beast. and then I had Duron clocked at 850mhz... that was loud, hot and rather slow machine.

Yes, I used to run Windows ME on pentium machine and on duron for over 5 years before switching to XP SP2. I always wait for some time before switching to newer os. but I think, Win7 will be the last Windows for me.

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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-03 12:13 AM (#439 - in reply to #437)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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I briefly had a PMMX 166 between the 325T and Duron, but only as a stopgap for a very short time. My Duron was a 750MHz model but saw out upgrades to 950MHz and 1800MHz before the board died. I liked the machine, but it was made with very cheap parts and I could probably have done better if I had been more certain of what I was doing. Mine ran Windows 98SE for most of its life, I never really liked XP and didn't move to it until ~2005 when I went Dual Core and my board gave me no choice. I had a dual P3 by then, still have it, but that was always a Windows 2000 machine.

I always wait with anything new for the patches or second revisions to appear, hardware and software. The first release of anything is usually broken in some way and isn't worth the hassle. I actually never really got along with Windows 7 at all, but I like Windows 10 for the simple reason that it works for me and it works well. I can, however, see why some people have a strong dislike for it and that's fine. Admittedly, I still spend far too much time in Windows 3.11 than I probably should anyway.
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Dinomite
Posted 2017-04-16 4:16 PM (#501 - in reply to #439)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Guess whos back
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486u
Posted 2017-04-21 8:05 PM (#514 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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I collect old machines with an emphasis on 8-bit ISA stuff like 5150s and early compatibles. I don't like the formalities other vintage computer forums impose on discussion. Com'on guys, we're not talking about famous statues just cheap plastic consumer shit that most of us find at thrift stores for $2.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-22 3:48 AM (#516 - in reply to #514)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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Howdy!

8-Bit ISA, now that's hardcore, feel free to post about what you have (probably in this thread) as I'd definitely be interested in seeing it because I have had very little experience with pre-286 machines as I had to sell the one I had many years ago. I do still have a turbo 8088 laptop though.
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MILO MAX
Posted 2017-05-05 3:08 PM (#557 - in reply to #516)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


Slow 8088

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hi
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-05-05 3:38 PM (#558 - in reply to #557)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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Location: Hull, UK
Hi.

I'm sure I've seen that user name somewhere?
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CyrixInstead
Posted 2017-05-10 11:40 AM (#571 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Chips 386

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Hiya All,

found my way here while googling for jumper settings for a UMC 486 super 40! lol
I see a lot of names I recognize here from Vogons where my user ID is BSA Starfire.
Anyhow, I'm Chris from the south west UK. I Don't get a lot of time these days for forums what with work and all but hopefully can participate and have some interesting disscusions.

All the best,
Chris
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-05-10 9:29 PM (#573 - in reply to #571)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



AMD K6-2

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Location: Hull, UK
I remember BSA Starfire from my time on those boards, it's good to see you over here dude.
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CyrixInstead
Posted 2017-05-11 6:29 PM (#578 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Chips 386

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Thanks chap, nice to be here.
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