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  • #16
    Originally posted by atdt
    heh, thanks :)
    (1200 baud modem rulez!)
    An intranet site at my company is accessible by telnet as well as http. Yesterday, I tried the telnet for shits and giggles and see a Wildcat BBS banner. Today, I see your nick.

    The old BBS days are calling...

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    • #17
      Ah yes, the day I upgraded from 300 baud to 1200 baud, what an advancement in technology. And I think I had 8k of ram at the time. And there was CompuServe with those e-mail addresses from hell.

      You young whippersnappers got it made today!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by astcell
        You young whippersnappers got it made today!
        I can't wait for the day I get to say that!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by astcell
          Ah yes, the day I upgraded from 300 baud to 1200 baud, what an advancement in technology. And I think I had 8k of ram at the time. And there was CompuServe with those e-mail addresses from hell.

          You young whippersnappers got it made today!
          Funny, interesting and semi-related...I posted this a bit earlier tonight on a different thread.

          http://forum.defcon.org/showpost.php...14&postcount=2
          Last edited by JoeSchmuck; June 3, 2004, 23:34. Reason: clarifying
          Ya got no legs, don't come crawlin' to me.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by astcell
            Ah yes, the day I upgraded from 300 baud to 1200 baud, what an advancement in technology.
            Accoustic coupler?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by astcell
              Ah yes, the day I upgraded from 300 baud to 1200 baud, what an advancement in technology. And I think I had 8k of ram at the time. And there was CompuServe with those e-mail addresses from hell.

              You young whippersnappers got it made today!
              yeap, this was quite a quantum leap in technology!
              the enthusiasm in upgrading from 1200 baud to 2400 baud - you could actually hear the upgrade ;).
              inc defcon11
              mov defcon12,me

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              • #22
                Originally posted by drdank
                Accoustic coupler?
                I still have my 1200 baud accoustic coupler....

                In the words of Indian Jones "It belongs in a Museum".

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by drdank
                  Accoustic coupler?
                  Oh, man... I'm having a flashback to this thread (well, at least the parts before it became really silly).

                  It's amazing to me that there's an entire generation that has probably never used a rotary phone, record player, typewriter, acoustic coupler (or lived in a non-networked world), or impact printer. It means I'm getting old. Pass me the Corvette and bimbo, please...

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by skroo
                    Oh, man... I'm having a flashback to this thread (well, at least the parts before it became really silly).

                    It's amazing to me that there's an entire generation that has probably never used a rotary phone, record player, typewriter, acoustic coupler (or lived in a non-networked world), or impact printer. It means I'm getting old. Pass me the Corvette and bimbo, please...
                    How old do we have to be before we can get crochety about ANSI pr0n?

                    In my day, we were on the phone for an hour downloading a GIF that might possibly have been a vagina in 4 color CGA and we LIKED IT.

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                    • #25
                      [QUOTE=astcell]Ah yes, the day I upgraded from 300 baud to 1200 baud, what an advancement in technology.QUOTE]

                      Kids, for a idea of what this was like: 300 baud is about the screen speed of David's computer in Wargames.

                      Al
                      "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by skroo
                        It's amazing to me that there's an entire generation that has probably never used a rotary phone, record player, typewriter, acoustic coupler (or lived in a non-networked world), or impact printer. It means I'm getting old. Pass me the Corvette and bimbo, please...
                        Skroo, I don't think it means your getting old. It's just means the world is moving fast and constantly changing in the way we do things.

                        Besides, I still use a typewriter at times, and I own a record player and the LP's to go with it. Oh, and old 45's too.
                        "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by lil_freak
                          Oh, and old 45's too.

                          Colt 45 Premium Malt Liquor... Billy Dee Williams at his best.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by highwizard
                            Colt 45 Premium Malt Liquor... Billy Dee Williams at his best.
                            Works every time.

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                            • #29
                              One nice things about downloading text at 300 baud is that you can read it at its download speed. Just like typing DIR on the old 8088 boxes, you can read the directory listings as fast as they are displayed.

                              If anyone ever drives through Palm Springs CA and sees all those freakin' windmills, I used to be the guy responsible for reading their power meters and then uploading the data to Edison for payment. The computer we used for that? It was the best at the time, an Atari 800! (later replaced by the Epson QX-10).

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by astcell
                                One nice things about downloading text at 300 baud is that you can read it at its download speed. Just like typing DIR on the old 8088 boxes, you can read the directory listings as fast as they are displayed.

                                If anyone ever drives through Palm Springs CA and sees all those freakin' windmills, I used to be the guy responsible for slaying them.

                                You used to be Don Quichotte (Don Quixote)?

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