B WELL OUR MODEM DID NOT WRECK EVERY ONES PC

That takes us back a few years! I remember the old Apple II that was monochrome and all upper case...if you wanted lower case you had to buy a card from Mountain Computer and write a bunch of code! There were even a few folks that used to call the BBS on a Timex Sinclair.....talk about a futile attempt to be online! Have a good one, Ross
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How about another tune for our obnoxious poster "TardHole", alias "DarkMatter"!
Sing this to "The Beverly Hillbillies Theme".. Grab a banjo and sing along DarkMatter!
There once was a Tard Boy and his name was DarkMatter.. He wore a rubber helmet and posted round in here.. And then one day he was being pretty rude.. Then the newsgroups told him to "get a life dude"!... Troll that is, skippy whipper, pencil neck geek!
The first thing you know he says he's an engineer.. His folks finally said "move away from here". So he loaded up his helmet and his new set of knee pads. And flew to San Diego where he became frustrated.. Rubber helmet, knee pads, ball gag!
And now it's time to say goodbye to Tard Boy and his fits. This tube steak parasite will have to finally give it up.. He's whinin' bout top postin' cuz' he "does not have a life"... If he'd drop his little skippy, he just might find a wife..
Shot to the Head! Noose round' the neck! Whatever it takes! You all go away now Tard Boy, ya hear?
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Ross Mac
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 14:31:31 GMT, "Ross Mac" Gave us:
You STILL were NOT online with AOL in '85, you liar!
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DarkMatter
86 pinhead.....so you've been swallowing the bong water again, "Don't Matter"??errrr.....DarkMatter! And yes.....86....that would be the year....
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Ross Mac
Well since you're starting with the insults, dipshit. You *did* say "x86", not "IBM PC/XT". The 8088 was also an x86 processor, and the IBM PC dates to August 1981. Both processors somewhat before that.
BTW DimBulb, there weren't "9600 baud" subscriber line modems in 1985 either.
There were in 1976/7 time frame (I bought a NSC PACE system in that timeframe). I bought a bunch of Altair 680b systems I used for teaching 6800 microprocessor fundamentals in 1977/8 timeframe.
Remember, the XT was simply a warmed-over PC. So?
You really should be more precise in your arguments, DimBulb.
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:37:10 -0400, Keith R. Williams Gave us:
No. I said PC XT. That IS *exactly* what I said. You need to read entire threads, dipshit, not just jump in like the retard that you are.
No shit? Are you sure? Need to search again?
Yes. The IBM PC. The IBM PC XT is NOT the IBM PC. It actually dates to 1983, if you must know. Mine was an '85 model, but you can be sure not many were around at over $5000 each, back when that was a lot of money.
Nobody was online with them, at that time, dipshit, which IS what the discussion was, and is about.
By the way, retard boy, I was around when the 4040 came out. THAT was in 1974, so I KNEW about the x86 family, you dumbfuck.
Fuck you, retard!
I never said there was. They are called POTS MODEMs, you retard, not "subscriber line modems". What I DID say is that AOL was NOT around until the modems I mentioned WERE around. That dates AOL at around 1990 or so.
You should really try to actually read the posts in a thread, instead of jumping right into your retarded frenzies, and in the dark.
You sure are one clueless fuck, despite all the google searches in the world you can do, you STILL can't get it right, because YOU DO not *KNOW* it.
I DO get "it" right, because I was there. I remember more than alzheimer's affected idiots like you, and BushLameEE. If I DID need to look it up, I would STILL garner more fact and chronology from it than a simple twit like you does. This is evidenced, quite clearly, by your inability to even post the chronology or history correctly.
I Own an XT (8088) , an 80186, an 80286, a few 80386s, a couple 80486s, and an EISA 80486, two P1 Pentiums, a P2, a P3, four Athlons, a dual CPU Athlon, and two Alphas. I was around back then. I still have every piece. You, on the other hand, are in the dark. No surprise there.
I also have an original Tandon 10MB HD, which was ALSO released in 1985 as an option for the PC XT. I was there. You were having coffee, and not remembering things you were exposed to.
You REALLY need to get a clue, KeithTwit!
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DarkMatter
Why does any one bother with DM . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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BUSHBADEE
Hey Keith, you should have come to my store.
I was selling much better computers (The ISC 8001) which were half the price of the Altair systems for a much better color system.
We had 80 characters across and 48 ines. We also had full color (64 colors) and we were the first with a floppy tape and a floppy disk. The unit had buillt in basic and graphics. In fact the graphics worked under basic. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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That's why we refer to him as "Don't Matter".... He hates to be confused by the facts.....I guess after he swallowed all that bong water he was never the same!.... He also claims to be 43, hard to believe, he acts about 12. But even if that was true, he would have been in high school at best when the early machines appeared on the scene! So all the history he quotes is certainly not from memory....just his usual google search reposts.... Do a google groups search on him and you will see what he is all about! Have a good one "B"........Ross
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Ross Mac
On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 08:01:36 GMT, "Ross Mac" Gave us:
You're an idiot.
No, dipshit. There were NO PCs in the '70s.
In YOUR case.
You're an idiot.
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DarkMatter
When did I say there were PC's in the 70's???? I said "machines"....lay off the sauce and take a moment to read rather than going into your usual childish tyrade! You haven't even a clue.....
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Ross Mac
Your full of crap as usual. I had them and I sold them in my store. I still have a couple demo's left and except for short memory they were pretty close to some of todays.
WE had an excellent word processor with many features that you still do not find on some of todays word precessors. They were made by ISC and were called Compucolor and they had 19" tubes.
They had basic and graphics built in and they did not hang up as todays do.
We had a cpm version which had lots of memory. While it could basically only handle 64 K of memory it used paging so you could jump around between different pages of memory and were thusly not memory limited.
Programs then were in assembly language and were much tighter then than now. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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BUSHBADEE
You forgot the aluminum foil hat he wears to keep the CIA from knowing what he is thinking.
It also helps keep those strange voices out of his head. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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BUSHBADEE
That is true....because I was there too Bushdabee! I remember coding Xmodem uploads inside of 255 bytes. It was necesary back then because after you loaded the OS, whether is was firmware or software, you would be lucky to have 48K left. Never mind "Don't Matter" he figures if he posts that the sun rises in the west enough times it becomes a truth. Maybe he should look at this link....but of course, he will say the smithsonian was wrong too!
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Here is another link for our Tard bretheren.....
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an Apple II...and in the late 70's.... I suppose that is incorrect too????
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Ross Mac
Now you got me laughing....I picture this guy with a rubber helmet, knee pads and a giant foil cone on his head. I am sure it is quite pointed with a sign hanging on it saying "pinhead inside"!!
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Ross Mac
Excellent sites, both of you.
Shortly after the Altair appeard ISC which had been selling terminal kits built around the 8080 thought, Ge we already have an operating system and screen memory ram and IO what if we add a little more and include a basic in the Roms and the ISC full color computer was on the market, at the same time as the Altair. It was not the most reliable machine around.
It used an 8 track casset as it's storage medium while others were still using switchs and punched cards.
It sold for about $3000 dollars which was less than an altair cost closely equiped. (The Mits and Altair were about $6000 so equiped)
I do not know why it did not catch on and become a big thing. It was supperior the Radio Shack machine and much better than the IBM.
AT a meeting with IBM when they first introduced their machines to dealers, I asked why should any one buy an IBM when the ISC one was so much better and the officer of the company answered, because our machine has the IBM lable on it and it turned out, he was right.
Have any of you seen the ISC machine.
I wish I could post a picture of the screen display here.
One had a Christmas tree on it with blinking lights (full color) and the other had a picture of the enterprize.
I still have these posters on my wall in my office.
. . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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BUSHBADEE
Here is another link for the revisionist "DarkMatter" or "Don'tMatter" as he more better known....all his tyrades about what processor came out and when....Maybe he would like to argue with the authors of this article???
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Ross Mac
It seems you cannot differentiate between AOL the company and AOL the name. Also, the claim was 1986 not 1985...and I don't remember anyone in this thread having said they were online on a PC that year. You just make this crap up as you go.....I was online on AOL (then Q-Link) in 1986 on a C64.......how many times does one have to make this point??? Tell me, does the sun rise in the west....just keep repeating it....maybe you will begin to believe it!
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Ross Mac
By the way....big deal....you have seen an 80186, along with a few million others. We used to use them for automated golf course watering systems......big impression made here Tard Boy!
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Ross Mac

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