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Old 07-01-2007, 12:27 PM   #21
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Commodore Pet 2001 with the "Chiclet" keyboard:

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Even had a subscription to Cursor magazine.

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yeah it was Radio Shack, Commodore, Apple atari & ? to choose from..almost went this route - TRS-80 & Commodore both used Basic from Microsoft when they were tiny.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:35 PM   #22
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Here's my first computer, an IMSAI 8080. I had to use one of those circa 1977, and program it in hex. It really built character

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Old 07-01-2007, 12:39 PM   #23
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Here's my first computer, an IMSAI 8080. I had to use one of those circa 1977, and program it in hex. It really built character

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so no keyboard & monitor really necessary then!
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #24
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:43 PM   #25
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Now I'm gonna have to dig out the Commidor 64 with the floppy drive and color monitor. I just know I've got that 4600 modum somewhere.
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This is the Trash-80 I was thinking of:



IIRC it was really heavy, but had something on the bottom that you had to get to now and then.

And of course, this was the first "computer" that I used:

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Old 07-01-2007, 04:15 PM   #27
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This is the Trash-80 I was thinking of:



IIRC it was really heavy, but had something on the bottom that you had to get to now and then.

And of course, this was the first "computer" that I used:

yeah, think that was later maybe the Model III I had the II...looking at all this old computer porn and typing on my laptop jogged a memory - remember the Osborne - you could travel on business with it! :
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:03 AM   #28
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the C:\program files\. I'm not sure what's in there, is it the program files themselves, or files created by the programs? If my system crashes, I assumed I would have to reinstall all the original programs.
yes...it's the program files. Backing these up doesn't do much good. You will have to reinstall the programs themselves if it crashes.
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Have you looked into getting a google account? You could upload the files there via a add on program of Firefox.
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Have you looked into getting a google account? You could upload the files there via a add on program of Firefox.
Dex, could you explain more what you are talking about?
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1593

Another option:
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Note that when using googles office apps, you can save files in the google space so you can access them anywhere.

See docs and spreadsheets, etc.
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Very nice. I just set up an account with Google and uploaded some files through FireFox. Not hard at all.

What about security? Do you feel ok about uploading financial information to Google's server?
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Have you looked into getting a google account? You could upload the files there via a add on program of Firefox.
I send to my hotmail account emails with files I need backed up. I then move the emails to a folder called backups.

On the other hand, I tried to find an actual file folder here at Megacorp and was unsuccessful. I guess no one uses them anymore.
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Very nice. I just set up an account with Google and uploaded some files through FireFox. Not hard at all.

What about security? Do you feel ok about uploading financial information to Google's server?
I moved all my critical word & spreadthe***t docs up to my google account also
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My first PC was a Commodore 64, complete with casette tape drive for storing info. I remember springing for the $200 for a 5.25 inch floppy drive and thinking it was uber...

Then I upgraded to a Commodore 128 in college. Complete with 300 baud MODEM!
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I use GMail, and I I've found that having all my email online is a problem when our Internet is down. Anybody use the software that allows you to download all your gmail mail to your system as a backup?
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I would imagine that security of your google based files is somewhere between lousy and awful. I also think i'm probably not that interesting an entity for someone to snoop through my files. I wouldnt put account #'s and passwords there. But most any other personal material is okay.

Google tends to want to help you to share your information to others for purposes of sucking everyone into the google empire beneficial reasons. Its some of that 'excess sharing' that sometimes exposes your data to others.

Oh, and so far my first computer could crush all of your first computers.
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I would imagine that security of your google based files is somewhere between lousy and awful.
Google tends to want to help you to share your information to others Its some of that 'excess sharing' that sometimes exposes your data to others.

Oh, and so far my first computer could crush all of your first computers.
I believe you about your first computer, but where are your facts that backup your claims about Google's security and sharing personal docs? I mean if there is some credible evidence about an event that happened, I want to know. Wasn't google the one that refused to share personal info with our wonderful Justice Dept.
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What? You think I make this stuff up?

Off the top of my head, google's had at least two big problems. One was the "google desktop" which was scrounging up peoples files and exposing the data on googles servers without letting the users know such a thing was even happening, and the other was exposing peoples personal google calendars to anyone on the planet, again without notifying the user.

Google admits Desktop security risk | CNET News.com
Corporate data slips out via Google Calendar

Theres a pretty good reason why most of this stuff has "beta" stamped all over it.
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