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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:35 am

DavidH wrote:
The C64 had 64Kb of RAM.


Yorkshire accent Luxury! My Spectrum only had 48k, of which over 7k was screen memory and system variables. *And* my brother's only had 16k.

Well, before the C64 I had a 16k Speccie, a VIC-20, and a ZX-81. The ZX-81 does not even count as a pocket calculator these days.

The first computer I ever used, though, was an RML-380Z. It was the size of a filing cabinet drawer, and hummed ferociously and got very hot when in use. 56K useable out of 64K, no ROM, so you needed to load a programming environment from a disk before you could use it, and it cost about a grand, which was about the price of a new Mini at the time.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:49 pm

Yesterday I missed David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, who turned 51.
Today would have been Leo Fender's 102nd Birthday.

Happy birthday, Leo...
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:44 pm

Appy burpday gronank !
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:45 am

Yes, Happy Birthday, gronank.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby gronank on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:44 am

Thank you very much
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby TwistedSister on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:18 am

Happy belated Gronak!!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby pieces o'nine on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:05 pm

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Please enjoy this cake, gronank!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:57 am

Happy birthday, Gronank. In honour of your special day I baked a cake, but seeing as i'm just a tad late, I made it a very special one.

Gronank's Birthday Cake
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:32 pm

Happy 46th Birthday "Star Trek".... "may the force be with you".

Oh shite... wrong "Star...." quotation. Quick, beam me outa here Scotty!

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:27 am

Appy burpday bots
A good day for bots . Some new ones i think.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roland Deschain on Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:52 am

Happy birthday to Star Trek. May you be ever in the forefront of my mind as a paragon of ideas, and as a model for our future.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:30 pm

Happy 37th Birthday, Wish You Were Here!

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Ravi Oli on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:09 am

HB WYWH.Thanks and damn you Roland. Is it really that long ago? Will put the headphones on and crank up the volume... and prolly dabble on the dark side while at it.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby black bart on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:45 am

I remember buying that album in Woolworths. It was completely wrapped in black with a sticker on it showing a hand shake.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:03 pm

Happy birthday Roald Dahl (via RRR on Bookface).
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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