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Old Nerds Club (all welcome) with poll

Age of a Nerd

  • 25 or below

    Votes: 23 8.8%
  • 26-30

    Votes: 35 13.4%
  • 31-35

    Votes: 52 19.8%
  • 36-40

    Votes: 45 17.2%
  • 41-45

    Votes: 30 11.5%
  • 46-50

    Votes: 23 8.8%
  • 51-55

    Votes: 23 8.8%
  • 56-60

    Votes: 15 5.7%
  • 61 -70

    Votes: 13 5.0%
  • 71+

    Votes: 3 1.1%

  • Total voters
    262
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OCD must be hereditary.

My daughter just asked me to transfer 8 pence in to her bank account so her balance would end up as a whole number.
In my opinion, that's just awesome :D
 

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I said no because mine would end in a 2..............joke
 
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I was wondering if you might have said no cos that would have given me an odd number in my bank account!! :laugh:
 

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my wife thinks im weird...BUT, there is usually method in my madness


todays nugget of wisdom,
when you think youve shaved your head properly take a picture with your phone to check otherwise you will get laughed at in the shop.
 

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when i am a bit older i am going to shake my walking stick at the weather and hit stuff as i walk along.......brambles and the like.

Rather looking forward to it.
 
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I'm looking forward to forgetting what I order - at least that way I'll be able to say, I didn't order that.... lol
 
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Late to the party again...
My first IBM clone PC with an 8086 + 8087 math coprocessor, two floppy drives, a whopping 1MB of ram, 2400 baud modem, 14' full color monitor and one of the first mouse models, which had three buttons. Built it myself when I was 6 years old. Ah, good times.
 
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We were using IBM ATs and XTs in our typing class with 10 and 20 mb hard drives...and I was 13-14ish (I had just turned 16 when I graduated because I skipped kindergarden).
 

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Hi everyone,

I started work in 1970 at the local steelworks.

The first computer I worked on was a GEC M2140 with 32k of 16 bit core memory and a 1 megabyte drum (similar to a disk and about as big as a tumble dryer).

We programmed in assembler and used 8 channel paper tape (useful for making decorations at Christmas).

I've just downloaded the GPU - Z software to monitor the GTX 1060 I installed yesterday - that's how I came across this thread.

Just getting to grips with Neural Nets and convolution etc.

Will have a look through the other threads to see if anything relevant.
 
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my wife thinks im weird...BUT, there is usually method in my madness


todays nugget of wisdom,
when you think youve shaved your head properly take a picture with your phone to check otherwise you will get laughed at in the shop.
And still... you could get stuck with that one stray hair somewhere and if you can reach that with your tongue... well. That's when I get laughed at. *must... touch*

Oh.. Hi necro btw sorry :p
 

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26 here, barely made it in the second group... sometimes I already feel like an angry old man :toast:
 
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Speaking of angry, I get so irritable, people know I work on computers and ask the dumbest questions. Like what PC should I buy? I'm like "I don't fucking know "

I don't even want the debate or questions
 
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I turned 61 in June and I've always been fascinated by shiny things that bleep and have twinkly lights. My first computer was a Zenith Data Systems with a colour monitor no less and a colour dot matrix Epson printer in 1989. We used it for mailshots when I ran a small business and gradually moved up through the ranks buying PC boxes from Evesham Micros until I started building them myself in 1998.
My first gaming PC was an Evesham Micros Pentium II 266 to which I later fitted a Canopus 3DFX card and then I was hooked.
I've been repairing and building PCs for about 15 years now which keeps me out of mischief.
zenith_xt.jpg
 
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Speaking of angry, I get so irritable, people know I work on computers and ask the dumbest questions. Like what PC should I buy? I'm like "I don't fucking know "

I don't even want the debate or questions

Lol, wow I must have been having a bad day
 
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Who necroed this, im just that age apparently ,shiiit.

Oh no it's the largest crew at 42 so i must be more normal lolz.

I had a 186 ibm pc first, i did nothing with it because it was v shit , but it did inspire me to get a 286cyrix based pc to actually do stuff on , then i got a pentium 75 Olivetti envision, i loved that pile of crap, i put a matrox M3d in it to play my first pc virtual games ,as they were then called, then it got repossessed , gutted but I've moved on.
 
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Lol, wow I must have been having a bad day
Talking of bad days I once told a customer to pack their PC up and take it back to the shop she'd bought it from and told her to tell the sales person when they asked why she was retuning it to them she was to say I'm too effing stupid to own a PC ... Some people just frustrate the hell out of me (and sometimes I wish murder was legal)
 
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I'm certainly less tolerant of idiots and their PCs and laptops, especially when they expect me to be clairvoyant, not to mention the dumb things they ask me to do.
I'm not sure if I'm OCD, but many of my customers certainly show symptoms, especially when they get annoyed at icons being in the wrong places on the desktop. Still, if they're paying me to satisfy their needs, that's all that matters in the end.
The one thing I've been tempted to say to many laptop owners is "Why don't you look after your laptop?", especially when they bring them to me exhibiting the remains of last night's dinner all over the keyboard.
 
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I'm certainly less tolerant of idiots and their PCs and laptops, especially when they expect me to be clairvoyant, not to mention the dumb things they ask me to do.
I'd never do well in IT.



I don't like being that way.. but something about driving and helping people with computers flips the switch.
 
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Chips Challenge which was part of the Best of Windows Entertainment Pack in 1994, which I'm running on Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in DOSBox, with sound no less!
I've tried all the other releases of Chips and they don't come close to the original.
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Updated the poll because unfortunately I got older and seem to be in the older guy bracket now. Sheesh...46....almost 50. Where did the time go?
 
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I turn 60 next month. Years go by like months now
 
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I love this thread, it makes me (the) young :D
 
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Benchmark Scores it sucks even less much now ;)
Yikes! I thought it was bad now for me. I guess the acceleration will never slow down.
it's slow to get to 50 but once you reach the top you'll start to pick up speed
 
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