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  1. DavidV

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    Hey Kovoet smoke signals lmao. What do you remember most about those great 60s.
     
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    Remember the earliest remotes that worked on sound? You could jangle a bunch of keys and change the channel.

    My old boss once stayed in a fleabag motel with his family. It had a really old TV, no remote, just round dials. His kids didn't know how to work it. ;) Sometimes being an old timer isn't a handicap.
     
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    Age don't make you old....Wife/Kids/House.......that"ll make you old....but it's a journey well spent. :)

    43yr's young here. :)
     
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    Thats the point nothing lol was all a haze lol
     
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    ^^:slap::slap: old farts REBOOT every 10 years:toast:
     
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    Hey {JNT}Raptor wife and kid's will make you insane and thats the reason im not married lol.



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    Hey Kovoet smoke signals lmao. What do you remember most about those great 60s.
    Thats the point nothing lol was all a haze lol

    The great music for me. Man thank god for ytube because i use it all the time and SKY FM...
     
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    Oh man, I remember that was the case, not only in the latter part of the 60's, but well into the 70's were I grew up:laugh::laugh::laugh: Little tiny town in the middle of Montana; the population was about 2000. The only way we could even get any television was with "rabbit ears.":laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Even better...

    What were some of your favorite TV shows from way back when???
     
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    Gamer till the day I die!

    34 yrs old and not getting any younger!!:wtf: Been gaming since I was 5 yrs old on the Odyssey Gaming System circa 1978!! :rockout:

    Check out these specs....now that makes me feel old!:twitch:

    * CPU
    o Intel 8048 8-bit microcontroller running at 1.79 MHz
    * Memory:
    o CPU-internal RAM: 64 bytes
    o Audio/video RAM: 128 bytes
    o BIOS ROM: 1024 bytes

    * Video:
    o Intel 8244 custom IC
    o 160×200 resolution (NTSC)
    o 16-color fixed palette; sprites may only use 8 of these colors
    o 4 8×8 single-color user-defined sprites; each sprite's color may be set independently
    o 12 8×8 single-color characters; must be one of the 64 shapes built into the ROM BIOS; can be freely positioned like sprites, but cannot overlap each other; each character's color may be set independently
    o 4 quad characters; groups of four characters displayed in a row
    o 9×8 background grid; dots, lines, or solid blocks

    * Audio:
    o Intel 8244 custom IC
    o mono
    o 24-bit shift register, clockable at 2 frequencies
    o noise generator
    o NOTE: There is only one 8244 chip in the system, which performs both audio and video functions.

    * Input:
    o Two 8-way, one-button, digital joysticks. In the first production runs of the Magnavox Odyssey and the Philips 7000, these were permanently attached to the console; in later models, they were removable and replaceable.
    o QWERTY-layout membrane keyboard
    * Output:
    o RF Audio/Video connector
    o Péritel/SCART connector (France only)
    * Media:
    o ROM cartridges, typically 2 KB, 4 KB, or 8 KB in size.

    Videopac with chess module

    * Expansion modules:
    o The Voice - provides speech synthesis & enhanced sound effects
    o Chess Module - The Odyssey2 didn't have enough memory and computing power for a decent implementation of chess on its own, so the C7010 chess module contained a secondary CPU with its own extra memory to run the chess program.
     
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    You deserved a thanks for that! I remember that thing, my cousin had one. That thing was a blast.
     
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    Sounds nice, we had a system about 1974 or 1975
    you could only play PONG, but it was soooo Awesome!!!
     
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    The oldest thing i played was the NES.and sega genesis 3(still have it around someplace :p)
     
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    Since i have 7 sisters and brothers older than me i had to watch most of their stuff. Hey i had some favorites to. I like sci-fi series alot like.

    The time Tunnel
    The invaders


    Some others

    Man from uncle
    Mission impossible
    Wild,wild west
    Wrestling out of Cleveland,Ohio.
     
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    Damn come June I will be on my 5th reboot :cry:
     
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    That's good, access to Pr0n at such an early age :laugh:
     
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    Land of the Giants
    Emergency
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    I Dream of Jeannie
    Petticoat Junction
    Green Acres
    Munsters
    etc...
     
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    I'm 34yrs too. Thanks for remembering what I could never have remembered.
    You made me remember a game called Worm, it was on DOS (Windows didn't exist but it was nice.) If only I had a camera way back then...
     
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    What kind of pipes?
    Ooohhh, I didn't say nuthin....lol

    I have grown fond of my pajamas now a days..
    Funny how that works..
    Slippers, not so much....lol
     
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    TV

    Adam 12
    Emergency Squad 51 KMG365
    my favorite Martian
    Rowen and Martin laugh in
    Leave it to Beaver
    Get Smart...loved that show the cone of silence

    Hogans heroes
     
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    Ahhh One sees that all you old farts are still alive =) :laugh::toast:
     
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    Yes the cone of silence was unbelievably loud and echoed :laugh: :laugh:
    so hard to remember.

    How about the Mod Squad, Switch, Streets of San Francisco, Columbo (his dog :laugh:),
    Mannix, Marcus Welby M.D., Room 222, etc...
     
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    I'm more from the Dixon of Dock Green and Z Cars era myself :eek:
     
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    As a kid I watched.
    Speed racer.
    Thundercats.
    GI joe.
    Voltron.

    A bit later it was.

    Mash.
    Night court.
    WQRP in cincinatti.

    Likely more but I can't think about them all.
    Great series. :)

    I starter gaming with Atari and colecovision.
    Ahh the days of pong..
    I can't believe how far we have come in 20 years.

    First game I ever played "I think" was "Oregon trail" lol..
    A game made for elementary school classrooms I think it was.
    Apple computer I believe.
     
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    Oh yah, Oregon Trail was great. I always lost everything while trying to ford rivers. Text games really harken me back to my youth, ZORK!!

    Who else swelled with pride at some of their LOGO programs?
     

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