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Sat 15-May-10
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Phew! ThanksCheers That was close Eeek

Sat 15-May-10
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Danny said:

I am like you, Rosie. It has passed me by in a way. I remember the days when you could open the bonnet of a Ford Escort and carry out most basic maintenance tasks, or tweak DOS to do some batch jobs. Now you require a science degree to even find the bonnet release Confused


Does DOS now have a bonnet releaseSurprised

...... OK - I'll get my coat ......Embarassed

Sat 15-May-10
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Green Rosie said:

Does DOS now have a bonnet releaseSurprised

...... OK - I'll get my coat ......Embarassed


Ah, Green Rosie, when I worked in London*, in the computer room, yes they did have bonnets - or lids anyway ....... I used to operate an ICL 1905E - and the machine took up the whole room.

Before that, it was a Pegasus computer, in an even bigger room.

*Many, many years ago.

Oh, happy days! 

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 15-May-10
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This picture (taken from Nottingham University, I think) was so similar to the computer room at the University in London where I worked!

http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/ComputerXHistory/TheK.....alView.jpg

The 'discs' then were similar to a stack of LP's, and worked on top of a cabinet with a perspex-type lid, similar in shape to a bonnet of cars - in those days!

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 15-May-10
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Crikey,  when you think of what people are using now it makes me feel amazed.

I'll try that again!

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TA, it is amazing how things have changed in, relatively, a short while.

At the time, it was a good job - working in 'computers'; and prior to that I worked in the foreign exchange dept in a London bank using desk-top 'computers', which printed out onto tapes, which then had to be fed into the bank's mainframe computer.

The progress made since then makes them sound rather ancient ........ but it is actually not that long ago!

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 15-May-10
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BS - I had a thought yesterday - what will the computer scene be like in 200 years time, long after we are all dead and gone.

Probably nothing like we can imagine today.

Never knowingly underfed

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Perhaps we will all have chips inserted in the back of our heads - no need for hand-held anything.

Plus the aerial on top to access the local hotspot. Big_Laugh

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Then you'll definitely need that hat that Mutley made for you!  Big_LaughBig_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Sun 16-May-10
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you mean you havent got your ch.... ch,,,,,,ch,,,,,chip in already m,,,m,,,mine's fine and the airiel is internal thats why i stand up a lot MOS xx

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

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Erm, MOS - are you related to Mutley in any way?  RunAway

I'll try that again!

Sun 16-May-10
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Toffeeapple said:Erm, MOS - are you related to Mutley in any way?  RunAway


That made me chuckle out loud!

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"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sun 16-May-10
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who me

 thats almost slander me and our mutley are only cousins, and the vicer said we would be ok if we just hold hands and sometimes dance the polka on sundays after the full moon, when we expect a solstice betore the next tuesday of the month before the bishop comes for the cheese rolling and pickle juggling festival .

so thats a definate maybe then

MOS xx

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sun 16-May-10
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I was right then!  Big_LaughBig_LaughBig_Laugh

That made me laugh out loud MOS, thanks for that, it cheered me up on a boring Sunday afternoon.


I'll try that again!

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thats my pleasure toffeeapple or can i call you TOF for short, you cant take laughter with you when you go so spread it around while the spreading is good thats what my old dad said ,,, but he was always bangin on about sumthing so we dident listen too much unless he was telling a joke,MOS xx

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