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antspants

I'm on a Horse ...
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I remember when I was young I had to reinstall windows about 3-4 times every month for about a year..
I just jumped right in blindfolded with an axe & hacked away..Broke a lot, but learned a lot too.
Thankfully I learned pretty quickly that if something aint broke don't try to fix it.
Now I only reinstall when I upgrade the PC's Gizzards..

I used to reinstall after so much as a driver update and like you ALWAYS when I upgraded a piece of hardware. I'm well over all that now, I just wait til bluescreens are more than once a day, then its an image restore or complete reinstall. I prefer the image, installing these days takes me more than 2 days. Because I am a hoarder.

Great thread Hippsie, I hadn't noticed it before. Maybe my stint being rather unwell cleared some cobwebs.
 

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    Windows 8.1 x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    0i812
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    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
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    Asus Maximus VI Formula
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    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
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    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
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    I haz lollies ..
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    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
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    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
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    Silverstone 1500w
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    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
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    Noctua NH-D14
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    Logitech G19
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    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
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    All of them
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    Nortons IS
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    This one time at band camp ...

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Thanks, antspants. It's good to see you posting again! :)

Perhaps you'll consider sharing your history? Hmmm? :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
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    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
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    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Tully

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Good Ol' Days

This is Tully, one of the 3 oldest on this forum!

It is great to hear from guys like you that had the same experience in the first computer applications.
& proved that you don't have to have a string of degrees that says it "can't be done"!

I was in the "Space Race". My first computer that I worked on was PDP 8E. The input & output was ASCII 8 Chanel punched tape. We used a TECTRONIC Oscilloscope to read the feedback info.

Like you I was a Maverick", that is I was an experienced in many disciplines. Electric, Electronic, Hydraulics, Compressed Air Circuits, Water, Air Conditioning, Machine Design, ETC.


Like you when a "So Called expert were consulted the first thing he wanted was "Schematics"!

The first machine we designed for the space age & built was a 3Axis milling machine. The specifications called for tolerances unheard of! The hydraulics were a nightmare, electronics & servo systems had never been used before!


Had to have a special electrical grounding system, air conditioned room with temperature held to +- 1/2 Degree,

All hydraulics system were water cooled & the machine was mounted on a steel reinforced concrete block 15' X 15' X 10' deep with a vibration insulation all around!

The material we machine was "Top Secret". The group that came to verify the machine had special equipment to prevent any of the "Secret Material" being left behind.

Nuff said, I ended up as Vice President Engineering & Research! My wife & I retired at 56! The was over 30 years ago!

We invented the space Industry!

That "OLD FART"

Tully
 

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  • OS
    Win 10 Beta
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Assembled
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on board
    Sound Card
    INTEL ON MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung TD390 HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
    PSU
    Cosair
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    AIR
    Keyboard
    Advent USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Advent USB
    Internet Speed
    200 MB dwn 30MB up
    Browser
    IE 11 Win 10
    Antivirus
    MS Essentials
    Other Info
    USB2 & USB3

JimJoe

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Thanks Tully !

I watched live on television Ham being launched into space. Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. The launch failures, the lack of info from the Soviet Space launches. Shows explaining the early space program, the lead in film was a V-2 launch in the US desert Southwest.

We used Techtronic scopes in the U.S. Navy to find problems in vacuum radar sets aboard a US Navy destroyer.

edit: I wrote this back in 2006.

lps (live poet society): through a window; past, present, and future

some of this, some of that.

Right over there, is a window.

It opens up into various times and places.

hold on tight. We are about to Lift Off !

[ Copyright by me, 2006-2014. All Rights Reseved. ]

[ background music: "Take my Breath Away" by Berlin ]
[ the words aren't a substitute for the words in the song. ]
[ But its like the song was playing down the hall from the room ]
[ you are reading the poem in.]

I remember, long ago and far away in time,
I was just a kid in my grandparent's living room,
watching the early broadcasts,
from the Cape, over in Florida.

I watched and waited,
with slow and sometimes quickened breath,
waiting for a launch window to open,
for a satellite to be placed,
into orbit,
aboard an Atlas booster,
with an Agena rocket on top.

Then,
Ham the Chimp,
and Laika the Dog,
paving the way,
into Earth orbit,
for humans,
long years ago.

Watching the television,
and seeing the rockets,
exploding on the launch pad,
or being told by the commentator,
that the range safety officer,
had made the decision,
due to an off course rocket.

And hearing the people,
who seemed to think,
a rocket had to have air to push against,
Newton musta been laughing,
at them being wide awake, yet so asleep.

The rockets went into airless space anyway.

They just reacted,
to their engines' mighty thrust,
they had no cares of what,
the uneducated pundits had to say.

I remember the successes,
and the crashes,
splashes,
and explosions.

Some astronauts and cosmonauts,
made it into space,
and some did not.

I remember those spaceship launches,
from long ago,
and some memory upon occasion,
of being told, "Breathe !"
by someone less inclined to watch the launch,
than me.

Aw, I knew what I was doing,
I was breathing,
just shallow-like,
I wanted the ship to make it,
where ever it was headed.

I had to listen,
no distractions,
I was a loud breather when excited back then,
now I just watch and wait,
breathing less noisily.

[background music: a spritely upbeat guitar solo ]
[ with the occasional downbeat, when necessary ]

I remember the nutters,
saying man wasn't meant to go into outer space,
yet, they went from city to city,
without flapping their arms,
how soon they forget what came before,
aircraft. Maybe they enjoyed shank's mare,
to get across a continent.

Them Prairie Schooner wagons didn't build themselves,
ya know !

[ background music: full orchestration ]

I know,
someday,
my kith and kin,
and other folks as well,
will get up into orbit,
go to the other planets,
solar systems we can only guess at,
nebulae that are just a photograph,
go across the galaxy,
maybe not right away,
but someday.

I know, I know,
some folks don't want to go.

That is up to them,
but I feel the tug,
of horizon fever,
and the call of the wild goose,
saying, "There are planets out there,
we have only dreamed of. 'Tis time,
to get out there,
people and spaceships,
to the far horizons,
way out there,
beyond the clouds,
and sky,
of Earth."

[ exit ]
 
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X551MA
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Hard Drives
    440 gigabyte Sata 2
    Keyboard
    built-in
    Mouse
    Acer USB
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    5 megabits
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Tully

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A great poem!

That says it all!

OLD Saying;

Open Verse;

I knew you were a poet,
I could tell by your feet
They are "Longfellow's"

That "Old Fart"

Tully

By the way if "Hipsie" is out there I tried to answer his note but could not open it.
 

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    Win 10 Beta
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    Home Assembled
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    Intel I5
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    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
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    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
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    Intel on board
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    INTEL ON MB
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    Samsung TD390 HDMI
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    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
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    Cosair
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    Corsair
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    AIR
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    Advent USB Keyboard
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    Advent USB
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    200 MB dwn 30MB up
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    IE 11 Win 10
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    USB2 & USB3

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Great posts, stories, and poems, guys! :thumb:

Happy belated 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. That put a real damper on the Soviets plans in the space race and cold war. They never got a person up there yet! That we know of, anyway. ;)

Tully, it's good to see you posting again! Just checking on how you're doing in the private message. Go to your User CP at the top of the page. Then at the left you'll see your inbox. Tap that and you'll see a link to my message titled "Tony". Poems
 

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    8.1 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
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    Acer Windows PS/2
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    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
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    IE11
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bawldiggle

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70 in 7 months time.
At 18 I was writing up company receipts on Kalamzoo stationery, no calculator to balance receipts and banking. My head was the only PC I had. And mesmerised by the head book-keeper punching away at a mechanical "Computator", I still don't know how that thing worked, but it sounded like a demolition hammer in full throttle. And the mechanical book-keeping machine updating account cards.

The nearest I got to a computer was pushing bundles of punch cards on a hand cart about a quarter of a mile across town to the "process room"
Losing a few cards along the way when rubber bands around bundles snapped under the load. The PR was air-conditioned and the size of a basketball court. My very first experience and envy of AC, it was an absolute novelty. and heaven on a stick in Australian summers.

Nine years later (after university and with itchy feet) I applied for two jobs and got them both. One selling books to bookshops and the other with Honeywell selling computer time to engineers. At 27 going on about 15 the cushiest looked like bookselling.

At 38 an Amstrad Word processor. A whopping 256KB of memory. Turning the beast on and inserting the application disc to load the program.
I never did understand the ASCII codes. No monitor only a single line of text in a strip on a sort-of screen.
And a dot matrix printer. We thought we were so cool.

My first PC was Windows 95 and I floundered for a few years. Then came the new millennium (2000) and the introduction of VAT (GST here in OZ) and it was panic stations as I realised running my own business could no longer be run on the back of an envelope and cards.
In 2003 I needed system tools for my business and taught myself VBA, and I was able to sell some Excel addins and AutoCad addins.
In 2007 radiation to my head and chemo have knocked out a substantial number of braincells. Ten months of morphine also knocked out a few more synapses.
To get the grey matter moving again I decided to rewrite all my "programs/addins .... a real struggle.
The sister forum, SevenForums, was a big part of my recovery.

With Linux Mint on a stick (thanks to "whs") Linux is my next adventure. But before that I have a few PCs for others to sort out.
 

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    Windows 8.0/7
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    Laptop
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    Various
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    KIS-2015
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    Various laptops & rigs

JimJoe

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I'm approaching 68. I have read posts by people who endured drum memory, core, and paper tape. And miss working on such beasts.

I don't remember if I mentioned this in here or not. But years about, about 1991, several of us on an Amiga computer listserv mailing list decided home computers would never reach 1GHz speeds nor have a terrabyte of storage.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X551MA
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Hard Drives
    440 gigabyte Sata 2
    Keyboard
    built-in
    Mouse
    Acer USB
    Internet Speed
    5 megabits
    Browser
    Firefox

Atomic77

Banned
I remember having one of the early macintosh computers it was a black and white all in one unit it was called the classic 2 and at the time all we had for internet was a very slow pre 56k modem connection. dial up and most internet stuff was all text no graphics.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

paulsalter

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Great read about peoples history into computers

My first recollections of using computers was in 1981, this was with the Sinclair ZX81, 1K memory, touch keyboard and you had to enter all code yourself, being 14 at the time this was a great thing to get
The successor to this came out around '84 time, the Sinclair Spectrum, it was now colour, had a better keyboard and came with a huge 16K of memory (32 if you wanted also), day of the release of this I remember going to Manchester (about 2 hour drive from home) to get one from a computer show, I remember learning to code in BASIC on this

I did a course shortly after this (when I left school), using an Apple (cant remember model) and also the BBC Model B micro computer, learning more programming

A few years after I also had an Acorn Electron, and Commodore Vic 20 Home machine

After this is was mainly computers for work, not at home, 8086 followed by 8088 processors running DOS, linked upto mainframes where I did programming (also tried to learn COBOL but hated it)

The next one I had at home was a 286, with windows 3.1 some where in the early 90's
Late 90's got a Pentium, and have been replacing every 4 yours or so since
From 2007 till 2013 I went fully Apple, wanted to know how iOS, OS X all worked
2013 back to windows and its how I am now

There are other version of Windows machines used but I cant remember the years, 95 when it am out, same with 98 etc
 

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    Windows 8.1
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Browser
    IE

Atomic77

Banned
in 1997 the year I graduated from high school I got a computer it was a Packard Bell. It only had a 166mhz processor in it.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

strollin

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in 1997 the year I graduated from high school I got a computer it was a Packard Bell. It only had a 166mhz processor in it.
You're very lucky then. I didn't get my first PC until after I graduated college. It was an IBM with a 4.77Mhz processor.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

RolandJS

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My sister sold me her computer, IBM 5150, two floppy drives, 1MB memory [640 base, 360 extended], 8088 proc/8086 math proc, and a 20mb HD. [1986]
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

azasadny

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My sister sold me her computer, IBM 5150, two floppy drives, 1MB memory [640 base, 360 extended], 8088 proc/8086 math proc, and a 20mb HD. [1986]

My 1st PC was an IBM, Model 5150, too!
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

strollin

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My sister sold me her computer, IBM 5150, two floppy drives, 1MB memory [640 base, 360 extended], 8088 proc/8086 math proc, and a 20mb HD. [1986]
Your 5150 was highly modified then since the 5150 typically only came with floppy drives. The one I bought in 1984 only had floppies and 256K of RAM.

In 1986, I built my first computer, a clone of an IBM PC XT with an 8Mhz 8088 (swapped in an Nec V20 which was something like 8% faster), with 640K RAM, 2 360K floppies and a 20MB hdd.

Up until a couple of years ago, I had a collection of the early IBM machines. I had several 5150 PCs, 5160 XTs, 5170 ATs, and 4860 PC Jrs. I also had a 5162 XT 286 and a 5140 Convertible which was IBM's first laptop. In addition to my IBMs I also had a Compaq portable, a TRS-80 and a TRS-100. Unfortunately, my computer collection took too much room to store so I ended up divesting myself of my collection.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

Tully

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I attended the launch of Win 95 at the RDS center in Dublin Ireland.
I still have the personal invitation, the envelope it came in & the "T" shirt that says "I WAS THERE".
Windows 95! Bill Gates was there in person!

Tully
 

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  • OS
    Win 10 Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Assembled
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on board
    Sound Card
    INTEL ON MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung TD390 HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
    PSU
    Cosair
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    AIR
    Keyboard
    Advent USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Advent USB
    Internet Speed
    200 MB dwn 30MB up
    Browser
    IE 11 Win 10
    Antivirus
    MS Essentials
    Other Info
    USB2 & USB3

RolandJS

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I'm thinking I confused my first two computers...IBM 5150 & IBM XT PC :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

Tully

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Here is my first "Personal Computer" See Pic
TRS -80 02.jpg;
TRS 80 with 2! 5 1/4 floppies!

My first work computer, during the Space Race" was a DEC PDP 8E With "High Speed ASCII punched tape Reader-Writer" for input & output.

No monitor or keyboard! Input tape was punched on Friden Flexowriter" Tape punch typewriter & out put was put the output tape in the Friden & let it print the out put!

No other computer available for pure engineering work!
It was used to calculate resonant frequencies of machine used for making missile parts!

Tully!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Assembled
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on board
    Sound Card
    INTEL ON MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung TD390 HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
    PSU
    Cosair
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    AIR
    Keyboard
    Advent USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Advent USB
    Internet Speed
    200 MB dwn 30MB up
    Browser
    IE 11 Win 10
    Antivirus
    MS Essentials
    Other Info
    USB2 & USB3

Kari

Old geek, new tricks
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Here is my first "Personal Computer" See Pic

TRS 80 with 2! 5 1/4 floppies!

Reminds me of my Nokia MikroMikko, I had two of these (first one burned, Nokia replaced it for free):

mikromikko-455.jpg


Two 5¼" floppy drives, too. The funny thing was that the one I bought had the CP/M operating system but when it burned and I got the replacement from Nokia, they had switched to MS-DOS so the replacement couldn't run any of the software I had coded and bought for the first one. I already had an IBM PC, too, I felt I did not need two MS-DOS computers so I ended up selling the replacement Nokia.

About the name MikroMikko, Mikro is Finnish for "Micro" and Mikko is a popular Finnish male name. More about MikroMikko computers in Wikipedia: MikroMikko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

Cliff S

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@Kari,
I never heard of CP/M and followed your link. Pretty interesting, it was actually pretty powerful and ahead of it's time:
[h=2]Legacy[edit][/h]A number of behaviors exhibited by modern versions of Microsoft Windows are a result of backwards compatibility to MS-DOS, which in turn attempted some backwards compatibility with CP/M. The drive letter and 8.3 filename standard in MS-DOS (and early Windows versions) was originally adopted from CP/M.[SUP][31][/SUP] The wildcard matching algorithm used by Windows Command Prompt is based on that of CP/M,[SUP][32][/SUP] as are the reserved filenames used to redirect output to a printer ("PRN"), and the console ("CON").[SUP][33][/SUP] Also, the character marking the end of some text files can also be attributed to CP/M.[SUP][34][/SUP]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix O24G, 24576 MB GDDR6X
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

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