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While We Wait: Boredom Strikes Back

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Thlayli, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    I approve and will lock the old one.
     
  2. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    Such issues as there were, weren't really as serious as I thought they were.
     
  3. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    An interesting thing, I remember very little of what our family used computers before we got our first internet (a 56kb modem back in 1997 :D ) and we've had various computers since 1991 or thereabouts. All of them pre-1997 were old workcomputers Dad brought home when they weren't needed anymore at their office.

    The list was an old IBM laptop that couldn't be called a laptop by today's standards*, three old Macs we never ended up using, a 286, 386 and 486, and a 120 mhz comp, before we finally bought a computer of our own in 1997 running Win 95.

    Of those pre-1997 comps, the 286, 386, 486 and 120 were running Win 3.1, although the latter was certainly capable of running Win 95.

    *It didn't have a battery, it needed to be connected to an outlet, and was huge, bulky and heavy. Still, considerably smaller than the dektops.

    Our parents mostly used them for stuff like Excel and Word, either printing stuff out or taking a copy of their work on a floppy to be used at work. Me and my brother used them for, well the obvious, gaming.

    [/nostalgia]
     
  4. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    I remember using ClarisWorks to draw pictures of trees on an old Macintosh... also playing around with my elementary school's Macs, and that's about all I did with computers until my mom got a Windows 98 around the turn of the millennium to do work at home, and we got a dial-up internet connection set up.
     
  5. Ninja Dude

    Ninja Dude Sorry, I wasn't listening...

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    I have a mic for my computer, so now you guys on MSN can hear my amazing voice. Or I could make you guys laugh with my terrible mispronunciations and all that. :'(
     
  6. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    I first got a computer with its own modem in 1999. K6 III 450 mhz, 128 ram, S3 graphics card, I played the best games of all time on that computer: half life, ground control, moo2, and civ3.

    Prior to that I had a P100 from christmas 1995 to 1999. Come to think of it, I also played the best games of all time on that computer: Duke Nukem 3D, Mechwarrior 2, Transport Tycoon Deluxe. [/nostalgia]
     
  7. a_propagandist

    a_propagandist The Light Brigadier

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    Subbed and quasi-lurking.
     
  8. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    You played Ground Control as well? Awesome!
     
  9. Sheep

    Sheep Orange Shrooms!

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    So I have found the Warhammer map... who, besides Iggy, :p would be interested?
     
  10. Adrogans

    Adrogans Quiet Laughter...

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    Glad to hear it.
     
  11. Ninja Dude

    Ninja Dude Sorry, I wasn't listening...

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    Me and everyone else if they know what's good for them.
     
  12. Yui108

    Yui108 Deity

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    Yeah I'm interested.
     
  13. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    Yeah Iggy I played ground control, never got past one of the missions though... I think it was a base defence or convoy defence or some combination of those. I did some GC multiplayer too, I think the servers are all closed down now though. GCII never grabbed me as much. In fact I haven't slogged through an entire RTS campaign since the original Dune II :cool: Oh wait, I also completed 'Z'!

    BTW, where's lord joakim these days, anyone know?
     
  14. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Never trust Thlayli with power. Ever.
     
  15. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    Spoiler :
    [12:06] <+Thlayli> you already offered me hop for a million other tasks that I've completed and you HAVEN'T GIVEN IT
    [12:06] <+fc> get symph
    [12:06] <+Thlayli> but I could easily get NK on here
    [12:06] * Kraznaya sets mode -b *!*@*150.108.232.64* for #nes
    [12:06] <+Theige> Bill3000
    [12:06] * Kraznaya sets mode +h Thlayli for #nes
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> ONE MINUTE TRIAL PERIOD
    [12:07] <%Thlayli> bahahahaha
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 60 ticks
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 59 ticks
    [12:07] * Thlayli is now known as UNLIMITED
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 58 ticks
    [12:07] * UNLIMITED sets mode +b *!*@d-199-182-200.bootp.Virginia.EDU for #nes
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 57 ticks
    [12:07] * UNLIMITED sets mode +b *!*@ool-18bac056.dyn.optonline.net for #nes
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 56 ticks
    [12:07] * _Perfectionist was kicked by UNLIMITED (Mystakon@150.108.232.64)Reason (UNLIMITED)
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 55 ticks
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 54t icks
    [12:07] * Bill3000 was kicked by UNLIMITED (Mystakon@150.108.232.64) Reason (UNLIMITED)
    [12:07] <+Theige> tell me what town you live in and i'll make peace
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 53 ticks
    [12:07] * UNLIMITED sets mode +b *!*@localhost for #nes
    [12:07] * Nodrom was kicked by UNLIMITED (Mystakon@150.108.232.64) Reason (UNLIMITED)
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 52 ticks
    [12:07] <+Theige> billass
    [12:07] <@Kraznaya> 51 ticks
    [12:07] * UNLIMITED sets mode +b *!*@ool-44c68880.dyn.optonline.net for #nes
    [12:07] * Theige was kicked by UNLIMITED (Mystakon@150.108.232.64) Reason (UNLIMITED)
    [12:07] * UNLIMITED sets mode +b *!*@115.147.232.18 for #nes
    [12:07] * fc was kicked by UNLIMITED (Mystakon@150.108.232.64) Reason (UNLIMITED)
    [12:07] * Kraznaya sets mode -h UNLIMITED for #nes


    Uh huh.
     
  16. ~Darkening~

    ~Darkening~ Weep, Mother.

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    Duh.

    Seriously.

    DUH
     
  17. Thlayli

    Thlayli Le Pétit Prince

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    Nah. I knew Kraz was never gonna give it back to me anyhow after his last couple dick-moves.

    I used to like #nes, but now it's just some weird sub-section of fiftychat. I think I'll be going the way of BananaLee now and not coming back.
     
  18. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    Uh huh. That's what you said the last seven times?
     
  19. Thlayli

    Thlayli Le Pétit Prince

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    Hey, I'm on MY channel if you want to come hang out. :p
     
  20. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    I really should see if I'm allowed to let the community here read one of my papers. But I'm not sure what the copyright precedent is for online communities -- and I can't think of a neat means of playing down what exactly we do here.
     
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