Which decade has the most Civfanatics?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Yakodi, Sep 5, 2004.

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Which decade you're born in?

  1. The Thirties (1930-39 and elder)

    13 vote(s)
    0.2%
  2. The Forties (1940-49)

    77 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. The Fifties (1950-59)

    242 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. The Sixties (1960-69)

    599 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. The Seventies (1970-79)

    1,394 vote(s)
    23.3%
  6. The Eighties (1980-89)

    2,336 vote(s)
    39.0%
  7. The Nineties (1990-99)

    1,264 vote(s)
    21.1%
  8. The 2000s (2000-2009)

    64 vote(s)
    1.1%
  9. The 2010s (2010-2019)

    3 vote(s)
    0.1%
  1. Padma

    Padma the Absent Admin Administrator Supporter

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    I fall between YNCS and the Mad Professor (born mid-fifties), but my computer experience is similar. The first computer I programmed was a new IBM 360 in 1976. While we used card decks for our class, if we talked real nice to the instructor, we could go to the computer room and sit down at a teletype and interface directly with the computer! :eek: :lol:

    My first professional computer job was managing system security for four Honeywell 68000 mainframes, in 1984. Less than six years later, we got some IBM XTs to use as terminals. We figured out that each PC had at least as much computing power as the mainframe it connected to. All it lacked was storage space and connectivity.
     
  2. wiseguy101

    wiseguy101 Warlord

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    Its funny to listen to everyone say what their first experience was with a computer. My first experience with a computer was when I got my first computer, which was a Mac. I think we got it in 1994, but I can't be sure. It took up my whole desk, which was kind of small, and had a 150 megahertz processor. Now, my computer has a 2.4 gigahertz processor.
     
  3. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    My first experience with a computer was when I was 7 in 1998. I don't remember what kind of computer it was, but I remember it being slow. I made pictures using KidPix.
     
  4. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Push the red button!!

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    My first experience with a comp was with an Apple IIE in 1991. Looking back, those things rocked.
     
  5. Pbhead

    Pbhead Hail the Byzantines

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    my first computer was a 1995 gateway... first computer game was SC2k... still a simcity fan... was so awsome back then. :)
     
  6. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    1990 here.
     
  7. The Sleepy Vike

    The Sleepy Vike Norse Agent 007

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    1988. (Will be 18 very soon.)
     
  8. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    I was getting an MBA 1982-84. In my first year we used punch cards to run monte carlo routines for a simulation program on the big mainframes in the basement and I used waterloo script (?) to write my papers. My second year the school had a dozen IBM PCs running Lotus 123 and some word processing program. Two of the pcs had hard drives, the others just dual floppies.
     
  10. Tavenier

    Tavenier King

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    Born on the day Starwars: A New Hope was released...
     
  11. flytyer

    flytyer Master Fisherman

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    '76 here...the beginning of the rock & roll era!!!
     
  12. Padma

    Padma the Absent Admin Administrator Supporter

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    I remember watcing that in college ... after my first tour in the military. ;)
     
  13. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    :bump: Keep this active please.
     
  14. CaptainF

    CaptainF The Professional Poster

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    I was born in 1989, with 9 months and two weeks left before the new year of 1990.

    Earliest memory I have is in 1992, at my 3rd birthday!
     
  15. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Well, maybe the 20th anniversary. ;)
     
  16. binhthuy71

    binhthuy71 Emperor

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    I'm one ot the few, the proud, the 1.63% of Civ players born in the 40's.

    Just moved up to Noble and, using the strategies espoused in these forums, scored over 27,000 in a Duel.

    I won't say exactly how old I am but my first computer was an abacus!

    Thanks to all who post.
     
  17. Zombie69

    Zombie69 Emperor

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    I would like to point out that a strict mathematical calculation gives the following average birthday :
    May 12, 1978

    Assumptions :
    - the average date of birth inside a decade can be found with a linear correlation using the number of people in the decade above it and the one below it
    - the average date of birth for the 1930s is right in the middle of that decade (it's possible that there are people in the 20s and below, but it's also possible that one of those entries is bogus)
    - the average date of birth for the 2000s is January 1st, 2000 (later and the person probably doesn't know how to read, and besides most of those entries are probably bogus)
     
  18. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    I voted in this long ago, but never actually posted.

    1984 here. That's right, I'm an Orwellian child ;)
     
  19. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Welcome from another 40s child. :) Don't forget to visit the Off Topic and History forums in the Colosseum.
     
  20. Pickaboo

    Pickaboo Chieftain

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    Did you use weighted average or some other method to calculate this? I did this by calculating statistical average and found out that average person was born in 5.404206th category ie. 15th january 1974 at 2.24pm
    My assumption was simply that births are equally distributed at all times.
     

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