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Old Sep 25th 2020, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Are you serious? That's nothing. He didn't even fall.
Quite. And it took him less than 50 seconds to put his shoe on. If that was Canada he'd be heading off to his car to drive home next.
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Old Sep 25th 2020, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Are you serious? That's nothing. He didn't even fall.
That's what I was thinking. Back in the 70s after a session in Bristol's Hofbrauhaus we continued after in Scamps nightclub - a dump I wouldn't normally have been seen dead in but it so happened that a cousin of mine was doing his drag act in the Hofbrauhaus and he gave us some free entry tickets.

I quickly left and waited outside for my mates to get fed up and I was leaning on a parking meter for support.

Unfortunately someone kept moving it and I had to keep picking myself up from the gutter.
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Old Sep 25th 2020, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Are you serious? That's nothing. He didn't even fall.
I'm one of those drunks that falls asleep after 4 beers. I've never been completely wasted to the point where I cannot walk. Perhaps I will on my Daughters wedding day.
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Old Sep 25th 2020, 8:45 pm
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Old Sep 26th 2020, 2:34 am
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Oh the memories of getting my first PC in the 90's.


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Old Sep 26th 2020, 3:09 am
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"Wanna try your chances, pig?"

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Originally Posted by Danny B
Oh the memories of getting my first PC in the 90's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8Y-z5zwDU

I begged my parents in the 90's to get one, but I could never convince them we needed one.

I did finally buy my own in 1998 or 1999, I think it was around 1,500 with the monitor. And now I balk at $500-$600 computers as costing too much.
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Old Sep 26th 2020, 4:08 pm
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I did finally buy my own in 1998 or 1999, I think it was around 1,500 with the monitor. And now I balk at $500-$600 computers as costing too much.
Mine cost £449 around the same time, including a free printer which impressed me until I saw it (the printer) on sale for a mere £20 a week later.

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Mine cost £449 around the same time, including a free printer which impressed me until I saw it (the printer) on sale for a mere £20 a week later.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/lab-...puters-934691/
I wonder what the exchange rate was back then to the US$. I dunno if $449 pounds was a lot of money or not.... I know $449 US$ was still a fair amount of money, I didn't even making $449 per week gross..... my weekly income was about $277 per week gross and I was working full-time....
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I wonder what the exchange rate was back then to the US$. I dunno if $449 pounds was a lot of money or not...
Probable rate to the Canadian $ was 2.20 so about $990CAD.
It was the second cheapest computer available back then. I always had a thing about not buying the cheapest but getting the next one up so as not to look obviously cheap
A mighty 3gb hard drive. Very slow on loading images but good enough for everything else, burning to CDs, booking holidays, flights to Canada and instant messaging chats with the Mrs-to-be. I wouldn't be where I am now if I didn't have it.


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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Probable rate to the Canadian $ was 2.20 so about $990CAD.
It was the second cheapest computer available back then. I always had a thing about not buying the cheapest but getting the next one up so as not to look obviously cheap
A mighty 3gb hard drive. Very slow on loading images but good enough for everything else, burning to CDs, booking holidays, flights to Canada and instant messaging chats with the Mrs-to-be. I wouldn't be where I am now if I didn't have it.

I can't remember the exact specs to the one I had, I know it was Compaq and looked like this one, but don't know if it was the exact same one, but similiar. I kept it until 2003 when it finally stopped working. But yes back the connection speed not so great, waiting for photo load one line at a time. and the dial up to the internet.

https://rubenerd.com/compaq-presario-5510-spaceship/

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I can't remember the exact specs to the one I had, I know it was Compaq and looked like this one,
Hells bells, that looks like the one. It was definitely Compaq and maybe something with a P.

I don't remember the specs just the fact it was 3gb HD. At the time, whichever Windows it was (98 I think) was about half a gb so I reckoned 3 was plenty, even though the advice was a minimum 20. It was always well short of half full.
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This was going around facebook, I thought it was amusing.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Hells bells, that looks like the one. It was definitely Compaq and maybe something with a P.

I don't remember the specs just the fact it was 3gb HD. At the time, whichever Windows it was (98 I think) was about half a gb so I reckoned 3 was plenty, even though the advice was a minimum 20. It was always well short of half full.
Compaq Presario.

I bought one for a family member back in the 90's.

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Looks like someone had some time on their hands to "paint" a skytrain in Vancouver.



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