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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    What did you use as your default search engine? Alta Vista, Hot Bot, Lycos, Infoseek?..

    I started off with Netscape as it was about the best browser for pre- Power Macs.

    [​IMG] *sniff* *sniff*

    Before Macs I was using a 386 and before that it was Wang computers... May be showing my age here...
     


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    Nolvadex Senior member

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    cheers i will hit them up next week
     


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    386.. 486.. windows 3.1.. lol
     


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    I started way before PCs existed on mainframes with Fortran and punch cards etc

    First breakthrough I handled at work a was an Osborn "luggable' took two of us to get it in the boot of a car.

    [​IMG]

    I still have my first home computer - an Amstrad PPC 640

    [​IMG]
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Archie was really a kind of search engine - on the Internet before html and www.
     


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    It all reminds me of the gear on the Julian Assange telemovie not so long ago ...
     


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    I used to know him online and others irl who worked with him back in those days of irc and text.
     


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    Can anyone else smell that?
     


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    Places to eat, drink etc. (cheaply...) Anything else particularly worth seeing?
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    Michael Sy - I knew/know a lot of the people from early BBSs, computers and hacking in Melbourne and many of them are in the book - Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier is a 1997 book by Suelette Dreyfus.

    I have a signed hard copy but its been available free online (naturally) for years - http://suelette.home.xs4all.nl/underground/justin/index.html

    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4686

    If you want quick - heady - feel of what it was like back then read this chapter - Mendax was/is Assange - as you know - http://suelette.home.xs4all.nl/underground/justin/chapter_8.html
     
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    A little bit of background research seems to validate you've said.

    Respect.
     


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    All this talk of 386's and 486's is bringing a tear to my eye! Ahhh the memories...I remember getting excited when games would be on TWO 5 1/4 floppy discs. :embar:
     


  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Come off it fxh, those look like BBC props mate. Where do you put the dylithium crystals? ;-)

    I was relatively late to computers, a Mac II was my first PC. Before that I lugged something like this around:

    [​IMG]

    Right up until about 1996 that was.
     


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    Good for you Sherlock. I don't think there's been much of a history of bravado & BS on this thread - you'd know this if you'd bothered to read back six months or so rather than jump in all guns & unnecessary questions blazing. Matter of fact I think that you would have learned that FXH knows his shit on a number of fronts & therefore a bit of common sense rather than 'background research' would lead you to show some respect.
     


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    damn post verifcation crap, i cant edit my post.

    I dont have a car atm which makes the place a bit difficult to get to. Is there a place in the city that is good as well?
    There was a little sign at regents tailors that said something about dry cleaning but I forgot to mention it while I was there.
     
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