Computer programming technology from decades past

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    You have a pentium VHC movie o.O? What's it about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    You have a pentium VHC movie o.O? What's it about?
    Thats not a VHC movie, its a copy of Windows95 OEM Service Release 2.1b, the one that enabled USB support. It's a legitimate copy BTW, just the original media died a long time ago. I have a couple of flopies of it too, and Windows 3.1. I used to have DOS 2.11 as well, but that one got lost a few moves ago.
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    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    I'm the new generation of idiocrazy(If that even is a word) >: D
    Meh, old stuff is old, and useless, it's the new stuff that is important, forget the past, don't think about the future and live in the now ^^
    In fact, why not forget what you learned yesterday?

    Forgetting the past and not thinking about the future sounds like a good way to do something really stupid.
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    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    And I always do really stupid stuff xD but what you learn, still remains in your head, can't just forget it, just don't think about tomorrow's problems now, and yesterday's wrongs, or something xP
    And don't tell me that computer parts where that BIG back in the day o.o!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Here are a few of my older pieces, not the oldest of course, but fairly old. The chip is an 8250 PIC, the processor and motherboard still work, and I still use ralph browns book as a reference every now and then (It's a bit behind the times, but there are some calls that never change). The book on the 8088 actually did come in useful not too long ago when I was workign on a microcontroller project that used the 80188.
    Hmmm.. what is that monstrosity behind the dollar bill that looks like a PCI Express video card? Surely that is not the chip cooler, is it?

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    Forgetting the past and not thinking about the future sounds like a good way to do something really stupid.
    If you could forget about everything, entirely, you would not be able to do anything, but life would probably be quite amusing as everything would be new. All the time... I'm starting to wish I was a goldfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit View Post
    Hmmm.. what is that monstrosity behind the dollar bill that looks like a PCI Express video card? Surely that is not the chip cooler, is it?
    Heh, it's the case for the daughter board the processor is attached to. You plugged that monstrosity into the motherboard just like you would a Super Nintendo or N64 cartridge into the Nintendo system. A CPU cooler would then go on the side of that black case.

    I remember when I got a PII-300 and it was one of the fastest chips available. Completely blew away my Pentium 100!
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