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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2018, 07:24:34 pm »
Snooker on a black and white portable as a kid - and still recognising the colours.  ;D
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 09:30:42 pm »
How old?
1.    Too young to care, a couple years ago this would be the YOLO group
2.   Young and foolhardy
3.   Somewhat careful but still like to “see what happens”
4.   Age that would like to “see what happens” but concerned about the overall costs
5.   Old enough to know better, but…….
6.   Old enough to care that you keep all of your body intact
7.   Old enough to thoroughly think through the risks before acting
8.   Retired
9.   Too old to worry about it anymore
10.   What was the question?

Physically a solid 8.  Mentally getting to (who am I kidding - I'm past ) the point where I'm recognizing things I used to be able to do mentally, right off the top of my head, but sometimes escape me now.  Even if I tell no one, it's embarrassing.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 09:54:46 pm »
My signature is all you need to know.  >:D
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2018, 09:57:06 pm »
My first computer was not an iPad! It was a ZX Spectrum.  ;)
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 10:00:16 pm »
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 08:16:50 am by Gyro »
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2018, 10:22:49 pm »
When I started my professsional, tubes where still common in electronics. The first computer I worked with, filled a room and was programmed using a teletyper- Now do that math.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 12:03:02 am »
I remember TV stations (what's cable TV?) signing off at midnight ...

I vaguely remember that, I have no recollection of when they switched to 24 hour broadcast though. In many ways I think TV was much better in those days. The channels didn't have logos and animated garbage superimposed over the content, they didn't edit or speed up shows to pack in more commercials, the commercials tended to be less annoying and abstract, there was still a reasonable variety of content. Now it's 300 channels of ad and logo infested reality garbage.
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2018, 01:57:07 am »
Welcome to the forum, d4n13l. You're still a young'n, so no worries about just getting started.

I'm older than the Internet. *faint*
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 02:07:29 am »
Old enough that many of my compatriots and I made our first radio using an oatmeal box, lots of wire, a pencil and a razor blade.
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2018, 02:26:22 am »
@bitseeker I used to think that was my case also when I was just becoming a teenager :palm:

I got to see how people started to get personal computers and internet became a thing with cybercafés popping in every corner in my city, this back in the 90s in Mexico, now of course I know that happened earlier in other countries and that internet was actually born maybe a couple decades before that. It's not the appearance of color TV but technologically speaking a significant moment to be a part of I think.

Anyway, yes, I think it's never too late to learn something, so, thanks for the welcome.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2018, 04:59:20 am »
Old enough for you to get off my lawn.
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2018, 05:13:34 am »
Daniel, I was born during the Korean war, I saw the news when Sputnik was launched and then I watched president Kennedy announce the intentions of the US to reach the moon by the end of the decade on TV. I watched the coverage of the Apollo One fire and all of the different missions. I was glued to the TV for any coverage of the missions. I then watched men land on the moon and so on and so forth. I started in electronics in the '70s and dabbled ever since. I guess you will have to look the dates of those events up...

After working for NASA for 3.5 years at the high bay training building 9, I started working at Boeing on the commercial crew systems in 2012 and I have just finished my stint on the project and will probably move on to other commercial and military projects for Boeing despite that it is time for my retirement. In fact, I will continue to work as long any company continues to hire me because I love electrical work and always have. Perhaps this is what you really wanted to know from the start?

Hope this helps...
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2018, 05:46:50 am »
I asked just to get a feeling of the people here.. When I was maybe 15 years old I started hanging out with a group of guys promoting free software. We used to meet and talk about projects some of them have, or just discuss linux related stuff, I loved it. They were probably in college at the time and obviously everyone their own stuff but all shared at least one interest in common, and they helped me to catch up quick. Anyway this forum reminded me of that, I think it's great.
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2018, 06:34:17 am »
In my head, I reached about 28 and stopped there.  The calendar, somehow, as I KNOW nowhere near that much time has passed, puts me in my early 50s.  I like that place in my head better...

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2018, 12:42:56 pm »
Sputnik...

I was 10 months old when it launched.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2018, 01:32:15 pm »
Old enough, to know color TV was amazing :popcorn:! (coming from B/W)

With a handfull of TV channels and no internet: Miami Vice, we stayed home for to watch :-DD

The "Walkman" was like a huge tape-deck strapped to your belt :-DD

Keywords: ZX Spectrum, Commore 64, Kaypro II. My first Internet connection was a dial-up, I was online, but had not clue what to do. Just a shell (no mosaic), gopher, finger.

Oh yeah, we played hide and seek!

Yup, those where the days!  :-+
 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 03:39:29 pm »
Hmm, the first TV transmission I've watched in my life was on the 16th of June 1963 - in a neighbour's house on a TV with 5'' screen and a big lens in front of it. I was a small kid then though - you may work out how I know the exact date.

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2018, 03:48:10 pm »
Hmm, the first TV transmission I've watched in my life was on the 16th of June 1963 - in a neighbour's house on a TV with 5'' screen and a big lens in front of it. I was a small kid then though - you may work out how I know the exact date.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2018, 03:54:08 pm »
Hmm, the first TV transmission I've watched in my life was on the 16th of June 1963 - in a neighbour's house on a TV with 5'' screen and a big lens in front of it. I was a small kid then though - you may work out how I know the exact date.
Tereshkova in Vostok 6?

Obviously  :-+ .

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2018, 08:21:42 pm »

the commercials tended to be less annoying and abstract, there was still a reasonable variety of content.

Hamm's Beer from the land of sky blue water
Bucky Beaver "brusha-brusha-brusha with the new Ipana" toothpaste
Gillette and "look sharp, feel sharp" razor commercials
"See the USA in your Chevrolet"

and who can forget Olympia Beer and the Artesians?
Not a really ancient commercial:



 

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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2018, 09:10:43 pm »
Sadly missed all the fun bits of ye old days,but on the bright side i get to make up for it now!
Oh and seeing as 90% of folk on here could be my dad, that is my age for you.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2018, 04:05:30 am »
your dad  :-//
hmm, i was in England about 17 years ago, so unless your 16.. I'm probably not your dad.
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2018, 09:01:20 am »
Well i am.  :clap:
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2018, 11:37:52 pm »
Well i am.  :clap:
:wtf: uhoh  :scared:
I didnt do it, you cant prove anyting....
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Re: how old are you people?
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2018, 12:33:57 am »
In short this forum has people from all ages, including a bunch of grumpy old farts like me who are pleased to see that electronics is of interest to a whole new generation.

 


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