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tlr online
02-10-06, 23:57
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9245/zxspectrumws8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

2kool4u
02-10-06, 23:59
i would but its in the trash lol it had a viruis. it was a compaq. thats how old it was.:)

tlr online
03-10-06, 00:02
I got my pic from Google Images. :)

This was my very first PC.

http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/Tandy-1400-FD-Laptop--.jpg

2kool4u
03-10-06, 00:04
omg !!! lol ill look for the pic of mine l8tr. i hve to leave soon.

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:06
oh wow, I haven't seen a TANDY in years. Here's mine:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/8530.jpg

This bad boy here was one of the first computers to use ISA BUS, it had a whopping 10mhz processor and when my dad got it, it was loaded up to the max with 4mb of on board memory. At a rock bottom price of 3,865 US Dollars, this was one sweet machine:) I remember when my dad brought it home, he was going on and on about something called the internet (hmm) but when he mentioned it could play games, that's when my ears lit up.

tampi
03-10-06, 00:08
I got my pic from Google Images. :)

This was my very first PC.

http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/Tandy-1400-FD-Laptop--.jpg


:vlol: :vlol:
sorry tlr :D

EDIT;I imagined you walking down the street with this

tlr online
03-10-06, 00:08
Hey! That thing rocked :mad: :jmp:

I had a choice between the FDD/FDD version, or the FDD/HDD version. Stupidly, I chose this version.

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:09
@TLR: especially since they were fairly portable, unlike the one my dad got.

tlr online
03-10-06, 00:12
Just found the specs (http://support.radioshack.com/support_computer/doc1/1921.htm) of this beast on Google :vlol:

Mr. Burns. Can you find a pic of that on Google?

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:16
checking right now, have you got anything else I can work with? IE: manufacturer name or visual description? I found some pics of the chips but that's about it.

EDIT: brainfart, hang on, lemme check

tampi
03-10-06, 00:19
I had something similar to this

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9995/msxhitbithb75ppa8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Still I have it but not in my house

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:20
jeez, that reminds me of one of the old tape deck editors.

tampi
03-10-06, 00:21
jeez, that reminds me of one of the old tape deck editors.
exactly ˝˝˝˝ggggggggg.prrriiiiiiiiiiiipppppp, nggggggggggggggg˝˝˝˝˝ etc, etc

tampi
03-10-06, 00:23
you could make programs in DOS :D

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:25
you could make programs in DOS :D

::sighs:: those were the days.

DREWY
03-10-06, 00:26
I got my pic from Google Images. :)

This was my very first PC.

http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/Tandy-1400-FD-Laptop--.jpg

If you look hard you can see Noah's reflection as he boots it up to design the Ark :vlol: Hmm let me see, 2 cubits for the elephants, 1.5 no no, another two for the rhino's......... 2X2 = c'mon damn computer! http://bestsmileys.com/computer1/10.gif

I had an old Atari (2400?) which took square cassettes. Played classics like paddle tennis. Would have been state of the art in its day!


http://bestsmileys.com/computer2/7.gif

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:32
anyone remember this bad boy?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/TN_DSC08196.jpg

tlr online
03-10-06, 00:32
anyone remember this bad boy?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/TN_DSC08196.jpg
WTF?! :yik:

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 00:34
WTF?! :yik:


:vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol:


Kinda looks like something out of star trek eh?

It's a Cray Super computer from around 1980 I believe. I know it was used to do some rendering for the movie Tron.

tampi
03-10-06, 00:41
:vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol:


Kinda looks like something out of star trek eh?

It's a Cray Super computer from around 1980 I believe. I know it was used to do some rendering for the movie Tron.
jope, thus left the film, that seemed that they were painted :D

tampi
03-10-06, 00:43
they put to the actors inside that, they shut in them and they did leave colored, isn't it?

:D :D

JamesFKirk
03-10-06, 01:14
http://www-vlsi.stanford.edu/group/images/upro/intel_386.jpg
Don't actually have a picture (selfmade) but that was inside. :D

laralives
03-10-06, 01:19
@JamesFKirk: Isn't that a motherboard :confused:

Neteru
03-10-06, 02:24
My first computer. And my secretary Gladys is busy setting it for the monthly payroll.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/manypersonae/firstcomputer.jpg

DREWY
03-10-06, 02:56
And to think Net, there are watches with more computing power than that now, and run on batteries.
(Gladys looks a sort, got her number?)

Neteru
03-10-06, 03:13
Yeah Lot #10378 Third row, just under the Yew tree. :D

Satu
03-10-06, 03:22
Yeah Lot #10378 Third row, just under the Yew tree. :D

:vlol:

DREWY
03-10-06, 03:30
You mean http://bestsmileys.com/dead/1.gif Oh, my quest is over. Satu, how can you laugh at my pain! http://bestsmileys.com/crying/5.gif

Satu
03-10-06, 03:36
You mean http://bestsmileys.com/dead/1.gif Oh, my quest is over. Satu, how can you laugh at my pain! http://bestsmileys.com/crying/5.gif

lol this is so off topic...but Drewy I feel your pain but you really need to move on Glady's is long gone...she is obsolete.

DREWY
03-10-06, 03:57
Yes, but look how well that Yew tree is doing. http://bestsmileys.com/lol/6.gif Life after death!


OK OK http://bestsmileys.com/signs11/3.gif

ace_85
03-10-06, 04:13
Maybe it's not so bad, Drewy. Sure, Gladys was a looker, but I hear she was married to her job - that archaic PC required a lot of attention :D

Here's the first computer I remember having in the house, an Acorn Electron.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/ace_85/Mach_-_Acorn_Electron_BXD.jpg

Loading software demanded a cassette player, and even then took about 15 minutes. I still remember my Dad writing programs for it by copying long lines of DOS code out of computer magazines :vlol: Not much by today's standards, but it played a mean game of Joust :D

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/ace_85/joust.gif

DREWY
03-10-06, 04:49
Found it
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/DREWYP/atari2600gp.jpg

Cutting edge gaming!

Celephais
03-10-06, 05:24
Heheh. Our very first games platform was that Pong thing circa 1977

http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/dedicated/superpong10.jpg




Then when I had enough money from selling Kool Aid by the side of the road I upgraded to a Coleco Head to Head machine

http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Coleco/Coleco-H2HBaseballBox2.jpg

Then in late 1982 my Dad entered the computer , um, "revolution *cough* and bought a Dragon 32 for my *cough* serious homework. It had a nice version of Defender as I recall


http://musepat.club.fr/dragon32.jpg

So the Speccy was actually my fourth computer. We've come a long way baby!

Olvidarse
03-10-06, 05:33
Old school.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/Sausagewithteeth/Webbings/493MelissaAndDougLightsCameraIntera.jpg

:)

Melonie Tomb Raider
03-10-06, 06:16
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9767/apple2ebmk9.jpg

My first computer. :) Green screen and everything! lol! I don't remember if this was the exact model, I was just a kid, but I know it was VERY similar.

I had video game consoles before then though...

scoopy_loopy
03-10-06, 06:25
hahahaha, these are classic! Neteru, we have a poster of that ancient computer at my school on a poster all about the evolution of computers.

That baby did something like .3 calculations a minute. hahahaha. And it ran on compressed air tank or something. :vlol:

My first computer/console was the original Playstation :D woo, go me! Go ol' crash bandicoot :p and Tomb Raider, naturally.

angelika
03-10-06, 06:40
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2651/imghq9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

:D

scoopy_loopy
03-10-06, 06:41
lol that was your first? wow, they only came out a few years ago, how old are you?

Lavinder
03-10-06, 07:29
Gah, not my first first computer but this will do :( My other one is recorded on tape when me and my sister were playing on it and i'm not seatchinh through hours of home videos for it LOL.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/654/kids8pu8.jpg

LOL spot the tombraider things... :o

Laras Backpack
03-10-06, 08:20
^^ Aww :hug:

My brother and I had a TV Boy when we were little. It had a couple of hundred games, but only about a dozen of them were actually playable. :D It did have a great pac man game and a battleship game on it though.

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/tv_boy_1et2.jpg

Betal
03-10-06, 08:26
:D

http://www.nesgames.co.uk/images/nes_console.jpg

angelika
03-10-06, 08:49
lol that was your first? wow, they only came out a few years ago, how old are you?


Are you talking to me?
I'm 28. I got my first console with my first earned money- like 10years ago. My parents couldn't afford such luxury.

Ikas90
03-10-06, 08:53
I only know what my first console was, and that is the all time, Great, Super Nintendo...

http://www.emulationgalaxy.co.yu/images/systems/SNES_snes.jpg

MiCkiZ88
03-10-06, 09:03
our first console was either Nintendo or Amiga.. Amiga was really good :jmp:
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5113/a1200xb8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

our first pc was some IBM.. can really remember what IBM

Apofiss
03-10-06, 09:27
Um.. mine was usual Pentium 166 MX with a blasting fast voodoo3 graphics by then!

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 10:09
Um.. mine was usual Pentium 166 MX with a blasting fast voodoo3 graphics by then!

Ahh, 3dfx, that was a company who knew how to make a good graphics card.

Satu
03-10-06, 10:12
I only know what my first console was, and that is the all time, Great, Super Nintendo...

http://www.emulationgalaxy.co.yu/images/systems/SNES_snes.jpg

:jmp: I've still got mine and all the Donkey Kong games...they were great for their time.

Mr.Burns
03-10-06, 10:17
my first game console circa: 1982 The Atari 5200 (I think)

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/Atari_5200_system.jpg

Satu
03-10-06, 10:34
^^

lol, that probably weighed a tonne. Wasn't the Galaga game on that brick ?

Rivendell
03-10-06, 10:39
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9245/zxspectrumws8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

:eek: There's one of those in the basement! I remember loving to play with that when I was really little, because I loved the colours on the logo :D

http://socios.linuca.org/rice/snes/snes.jpg < was my first :)

Laras Backpack
03-10-06, 10:47
http://socios.linuca.org/rice/snes/snes.jpg < was my first :)
^^ Now this brings back memories! My friend's brother had this and we used to watch him and my brother play Donkey Kong. :D

My brother had this: The Sega mega drive.
http://www.cifrovik.ru/cifrovik/services/catalog/images/520-photo-medium.jpg
The power wire at the back was so loose. And since my cat loves sleeping on games consoles (I have no idea why. Maybe it's a cry for attention) he used to sleep on the Sega, disconect the power wire and my brother would lose all his game progress! :vlol:

Cochrane
03-10-06, 11:04
Mine was similar to this:
http://blog.speedproject.de/images/73-286.jpg

But it was nowhere near 66 Mhz.

thepetemaster
03-10-06, 11:54
This was in another thread - but fits well here. :tmb:

Well my first four games were played on this Bad Boy!!

A 1970's classic, the APF TV Fun.

4 games. :tmb:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9743/apffun405fd5.jpg

Followed by

Grandstand - Scramble
(awesome!!)

A new mini arcade table top game with many unique features - multi coloured display, new exciting sound effects. Four separate phases including a meteorite attack a space squadron attack, flight through the black hole and base station attack. Made in Japan.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7367/111bf0.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/9201/ce1tj8.jpg


First real Computer was this beast:

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3306/commodore64boxsf5.jpg

With tape deck.

A massive 16k more power than the lowly spectrum. ;)

Celephais
03-10-06, 12:02
T
First real Computer was this beast:

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3306/commodore64boxsf5.jpg

With tape deck.

A massive 16k more power than the lowly spectrum. ;)

Yes, but The Hobbit took 20 minutes to load from cassette didn't it :ton:.......if if did. The Spectrum took 10 minutes (if it did..)

thepetemaster
03-10-06, 12:07
^ Damn another lost 10 minutes of my youth :(

yesrushdt
03-10-06, 12:22
I had one of those pong games as well, but this was my first real console system:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/407/colecovisioned3.jpg

Hard to believe it's been over 23 years since I bought that thing. 3 years and a couple repairs later, I ditched it for an NES.:D

tampi
03-10-06, 12:41
I had one of those pong games as well, but this was my first real console system:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/407/colecovisioned3.jpg

Hard to believe it's been over 23 years since I bought that thing. 3 years and a couple repairs later, I ditched it for an NES.:D


:eek: :cln: OOOH Monkey Donkey Game :D or crazy Monkey i don't remenber the name exactly

Thorpe
03-10-06, 13:11
I would post my Packard Bell computer but can't remember the model. I would know it if I saw a photo of it. It was a beige coloured one and came out around 1997-1999. Anyone know a website with all the old computer models?

Lara Croft!
03-10-06, 13:27
My first computer. And my secretary Gladys is busy setting it for the monthly payroll.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/manypersonae/firstcomputer.jpg


LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D