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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Sinclair ZX81 was my first:

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    Came with 1k of memory but I splurged and got the 16k expansion pack you see attached to the back of the machine above.
     


  2. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Seriously interesting stuff...

    FXH did you find Underground "telemovie" accurate in it's rendition of that era re: technology, computer parts fairs etc
     


  3. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    If anyone is genuinely interested in the Amstrad I could let you have a play

    Haven't seen the movie yet - is it on iview or dvd?

    I did also set up the first #auspolitics channel on Internet Relay Chat and knew many of the hackers through there and also #coders and sometimes #quiz. They were heady days.

    My Amstrad PPC still works - one small floppy 64 ?? for program/system and one for memory. The amazing thing was - it had a built in modem - even back in those days - and so was able to be taken on the road and dialed into mainframes to read and input data. I think I paid well over $1,000 in 1989? - no one else could do that.


     
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    fxh Senior member

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    PoP - the big breakthrough in offices was when the IBM daisy wheels came - better than golf balls - and they had a small screen to preview typing before you let it print to page. I think you could nearly preview a whole page = two lines at a time.
     


  5. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Underground: The Julian Assange Story - DVD
    $24.77 - Done Dirt Cheap DVD

    Given the nature of the show, it would be completely inappropriate to pay for it!
     


  6. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    @Nolvadex: IT'S A TRAP!

    Honestly, make the bus trip to Leon's, I do. I suspect they actually have a few agents in town (Mitchell Ogilvie? May charge a premium?) It may be worth a call.
     


  7. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    First Netscape now this! I switched to Macs at the end of 1994, cost an arm and two legs at the time. Prior to that it was an orange Olivetti portable.

    Finally made it to Sydney yesterday afternoon and went to DJ's looks like a plague of locusts had swept through the place and could I find an XL Polo in the colour I wanted? No!
     


  8. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Senior member

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    Behold my first computer; the glorious Commodore 64 bread box:

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    Parents bought it for me when I was about 4 in prep, although they never sprang for a disk drive, so I had to endure torturous load times with the mighty cassette drive:

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    I still remember to load programs off the cassette drive you had to hold down SHIFT and Run/stop...

    .. would take seriously 15 or 20 mins to load some games.
     


  9. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    ^ Ah, the memories.

    My parents wouldn't spring for a C64, so I got a TRS80 (or "Trash 80", as they were sometimes unkindly called) instead. I later graduated to an IBM 286 series with one 5.25 and one 3.5" floppy drive. I thought I was da bomb!

    Spent a lot of time playing Ultima IV and V on that computer...
     


  10. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Same here except I think I shared my time equally between Ultima and Bards Tale. Man I loved that game!
     
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    Plestor Senior member

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    Google suggests
    "Brisbane City Clothing Alterations" are agents. Fwiw I'd attach a note with any instructions if going through an agent.

    http://www.brisbaneclothingalterations.com.au/Dry-Cleaning-Brisbane-City.html
     


  12. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    We had an Amiga. Good times.

    Back to matters sartorial--my Sperrys:

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  13. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    After spending a couple hours at Bondi Westfield today looking at overpriced crap from Bally, LV, Coach, TUMI and Rodd & Gunn I'm pretty much settled on Saddleback Leather for a briefcase, although I'm unhappy with the overall look of it... Anyone know if FOSSIL bags are decent quality? They're having a sale at the moment and are around 250 bucks, which doesn't seem too bad for what you get, but I haven't had the chance to have a proper look at the stitching and ask what the leather is like.

    Something like this: http://www.fossil.com.au/en_GB/shop...e=1000&pn=c&cm_vc=331283&imagePath=MBG9093222

    or alternatively this:

    http://www.fossil.com.au/en_GB/shop...e=1000&pn=c&cm_vc=331278&imagePath=MBG9013201

    Those are the sorts of 'styles' I'm looking for, but I can't seem to find much from other brands under $500 at the mo'. Any options, or should I pull the trigger on Saddleback?
     


  14. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I've been rather slack about posting photos lately, so here are some rather quick-and-dirty (and bad) photos of my outfits from the week before Christmas and this week:

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    Borrelli, Borrelli, Bulgari...
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    ...and Berluti:
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    Woo hoo! :fonz:
     


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