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Old 05-15-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by plwhit View Post
From: ucbvax!mark
Subject: network name change is in effect
Date: Tue May 12 12:39:01 1981
Newsgroups: net.general

I have renamed all the arpanet newsgroups from NET.whatever to fa.whatever.
This includes arpa-bboard, info-cpm, sf-lovers, human-nets, info-terms,
...
Hey, that was 30 years ago not 25! You went way too far back!

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DOS, Prodigy and Compuserve.
Yes, yes and yes.

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I didn't know how to email my teachers either.
I still don't know how to e-mail my teachers! I have no idea what to write to them and convince them that I am not the same crazy, hyper, smart.ss pain in the rear freak I once was...
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Trucker7 View Post
Who remembers the AT modem commands? I remember these:

atdt5551212 - Dial out
ata - Answer
ats0=1 - Auto-answer after 1 ring
+++ - Back to command mode
ath - Hang up
One of the jobs I applied for at a consulting firm back when had a 20 question test. An AT command string was one of them. I answered all 20 questions correctly. Got the job...
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Hey, that was 30 years ago not 25! You went way too far back!


Yes, yes and yes.


I still don't know how to e-mail my teachers! I have no idea what to write to them and convince them that I am not the same crazy, hyper, smart.ss pain in the rear freak I once was...
Ummmmmmmm, no comment.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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The original modems I used you had to dial the line yourself and flip a switch when you heard carrier on the other end.
Mine, too. A hand me down from a friend. I don't remember the brand, but the case was bright blue.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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25 years ago?

What internet. BBS's ruled or we direct dialed using an acoustic modem or a 150baud modem and had to try multiple times, with the switches, to figure out if they were half/full duplex and then had to open a different script for different connections. Real joy doing it on a rotary line.

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How awesome 3.5" floppies were when they first came out...
Sorry too new for 25 years ago. Either 8", 5.25" or leaderless cassette tapes.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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25 years ago?

What internet. BBS's ruled or we direct dialed using an acoustic modem or a 150baud modem and had to try multiple times, with the switches, to figure out if they were half/full duplex and then had to open a different script for different connections. Real joy doing it on a rotary line.



Sorry too new for 25 years ago. Either 8", 5.25" or leaderless cassette tapes.
Yes, over 25 years ago......

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Getting A Boost: 1985
Over time, the connections between army bases, universities, and science centers grew, creating an ever-expanding web of computers. In 1985, the National Science Foundation improved the system when it funded the NSFNET. This had a backbone of five supercomputer centers to serve as highways for all the data traffic. The centers were Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California in San Diego, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Cornell University.

This first Internet system could send data at 56 kilobits per second -- which is slower than some of today's modems. Today, the system has been upgraded to cables which can transmit information nearly 30 times that quickly.
http://www.pbs.org/transistor/backgr...s/arpanet.html


LMAO, how about dial-up on a party line?

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The BBS Corner - BBS Door Games and IGMs

Remember these games???
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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back when US Robotics was actually a player.
Still is... I have a USR Courier on our fax server.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Free AOL 3.5 floppies, then CDs. They were all over the place including cereal boxes
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Free AOL 3.5 floppies, then CDs. They were all over the place including cereal boxes
I used to back up entire hard drives with AOL floppies.
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