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Old Nerds Club (all welcome) with poll

Age of a Nerd

  • 25 or below

    Votes: 19 9.9%
  • 26-30

    Votes: 26 13.6%
  • 31-35

    Votes: 39 20.4%
  • 36-40

    Votes: 29 15.2%
  • 41-45

    Votes: 23 12.0%
  • 46-50

    Votes: 20 10.5%
  • 51-55

    Votes: 14 7.3%
  • 56-60

    Votes: 10 5.2%
  • 61 -70

    Votes: 11 5.8%
  • 71+

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    191

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#1
Its about time us old fuddy duddys had a little "smoking room" of our own. Not an exclusive one of course, one where everyone is welcome. no matter how old.

My kids call me a nerd, all their mates call me a nerd and i dont mind though i think i am too old to fall into that category. I was a nerd before the word was even invented.........:peace:


The first Computer i ever laid hands on was a BBC Micro in 1981 .........i was 15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro
 
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Nice topic :)

Am too young compared to others here (i think), but subbing if you don't mind!
(also, while i -do- think of me as a Nerd, capital 'N', i would need distance myself from the erm, current "meaning" of the term. I don't stream my life 24/7, i don't "socialize", i don't try to find the most old fashioned glasses available)

Edit: My first was a Spectrum! Daddy paying, lol
 

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#4
Wot happened to the vote choice 56 to 60 ( miffed can't vote :( )

My dementia is kicking in....i will ask a mod to change it...i editted it once for mistakes and it seems i cant edit it twice
 

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41 in april :D
 

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I think 10 is max choices so I can't insert a 56-60 option.
 
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I'll be 46 in July.

My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 with it's blazing fast 1.02 MHz CPU.
 

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#12
I'll be 46 in July.

My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 with it's blazing fast 1.02 MHz CPU.
Coming up on 43, our first computer was the Acorn Electron, then I think we had a VIC 20. I even remember a fantastic game, 'Tomb of Drewen' or something. A blocky shape exploring a blocky maze, fighting blocky enemies. Screw Crisis, that sh#t was real!
 

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#13
I'm 39 now, my first own computer was a Casio Casiopeia E-100 palmtop with Windows CE. (1999, I was around 21 at the time) :D
Bought a compact flash dial-up modem for it and I was able to use the internet on it where ever there was a phone line available...:p
I was traveling a lot at that time, it served me well!

 
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Hitting the big 37 this year like whoa! You know you're old when your birth date ends in B.C. Not as old as you guys but I started programming in Basic on the Tandy CoCo 3 and gaming on the Intellivison. Clowns and Balloons and Astromash were my favorite games on those systems.
 

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I'll be 46 in July.

My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 with it's blazing fast 1.02 MHz CPU.
49 in July :)

My first PC was a 286 but was late to the party.... 1996 :oops:
 

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how about merging the 20- 30 bracket? and slotting in 56-60
As its an old nerds club I grouped the youngsters at 25 and under. Me 56, 57 in June.
 

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#17
I had to change my vote because i ticked the wrong box......:roll:

in a similar vein.

i had a phone call from my daughters school last week. I had to sign a form for her to have a jab.....turns out i spelled my name wrong and they rang to check it was actually me....:peace:
 

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I had to change my vote because i ticked the wrong box......
I think it got messed up a bit with the poll somehow with the recent changes... I had to change my vote as well...:ohwell::p

All good now it seems! :D
 
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Wasn't there an old farts club?
 
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Wasn't there an old farts club?
iirc.

regarding the Topic @ hand.
I remember when a POUND sign WAS only a pound sign ;) and NOT a damn H#sh tag.... i remember when revenge of the nerds was new in theaters....and i had no grey hair ....i remember when smoking weed was called "taking pot" ...or when julia Child was still on Tv.... but i cant remember where i left my damn car keys ;)....

P.S.
anyone remember that show called "V" i loved that show... the eating of the rats :)

I honestly don't think I could in good conscience, call myself a nerd. I played every sport there was in highschool , dated a cheerleader, had a car the second I got my license, and worked during my senior and junior years. But I could also make the claim that I don't really fit in any group so to speak, at least not solely in any group but rather in all groups ,just a dude
 
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I remember when a POUND sign WAS only a pound sign
Grumpy Old Man "Hrummp"

this is the Pound sign £ No Shilling pocket money for you you un Groat ful thruppeny bit :)

this is the sign for noughts and crosse's or Tick tack toe #
Damm wippersnappers
 
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70 last Jan.
1st computer was a Timex Sinclair (still have it, somewhere, , , ) Also still have an Epson HX-20 laptop, one of the earliest laptops.

-c-
I wish I had been wiser with my old tech, none of its around anymore, what with new toy syndrome making anything old (tech wise of course) undesireable, id have every playstation, sega and a few nes's and pcs from 286 upwards , i do often wonder where the hell some of it got to.

although the last few did die in new toy syndrome max oc death runs , its inevitable again now ryzens out tut.
 

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#25
Thanks @CAPSLOCKSTUCK ! I'm assuming the poll is for our own age bracket? "Age of a nerd" sounds like we're picking at what age nerd begins?

Anywho, I'm picking my age group. I turn 50 this month. :(
 
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