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JB

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History says Patsies

edit: Damn I hate AOL... didn't know they were still around post dial-up
 
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JB

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Don’t remember that one?

One of the first ISPs, much more reliable than most of the others up through the 90’s.
Memory bells be donging now that you mention it

I wasn't on the net much... mostly building pc's and playing games
 

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Memory bells be donging now that you mention it

I wasn't on the net much... mostly building pc's and playing games
I worked at Telecheck in their computer room starting in 90 and that was one of the providers for some of their lines so I hooked up to compuserve in the Wild Wild West internet days.

4800 baud baby!
 
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I worked at Telecheck in their computer room starting in 90 and that was one of the providers for some of their lines so I hooked up to compuserve in the Wild Wild West internet days.

4800 baud baby!
I would have killed somebody's mother-in-law for 4800 baud
 

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I would have killed somebody's mother-in-law for 4800 baud
Cutting edge dude.

I was so fascinated with the high tech gear telecheck had available back then, t1 lines that transmitted at 1.5 mbps, 1 gig drives that were literally the size of a washing machine.

As I message this on a 200 mbps cable connection with my iPhone that has 256 gigs.
 
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Cutting edge dude.

I was so fascinated with the high tech gear telecheck had available back then, t1 lines that transmitted at 1.5 mbps, 1 gig drives that were literally the size of a washing machine.

As I message this on a 200 mbps cable connection with my iPhone that has 256 gigs.
First PC I built back in '91-'92, max Hard drive available was 256K. Ram was in 2K sticks

I worked at Compaq when it was brand new, stock yet to split the first time
 

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First PC I built back in '91-'92, max Hard drive available was 256K. Ram was in 2K sticks

I worked at Compaq when it was brand new, stock yet to split the first time
I did some temp work there on the assembly line in 1989.
 

JB

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I did some temp work there on the assembly line in 1989.
About the time I was there on the line as a temp also.... they caleed me
I did some temp work there on the assembly line in 1989.
I was there (Louetta) '87 -to '89? As a temp on the line also. They called me in for an interview for a permanent hire and when I told them they were wasting my brain clipping leads off solder boards they let me go. Didn't bother me until they exploded a couple years later

I was only there a few months...
 

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About the time I was there on the line as a temp also.... they caleed me


I was there (Louetta) '87 -to '89? As a temp on the line also. They called me in for an interview for a permanent hire and when I told them they were wasting my brain clipping leads off solder boards they let me go. Didn't bother me until they exploded a couple years later

I was only there a few months...
Would be hilarious if we talked to each other then.
 
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Would be hilarious if we talked to each other then.
Perhaps we did... how would we know? Let's just assume we did for hilarity's sake

After the first few weeks, I spent as much time as possible at the end of the line helping to solder in transformers
 

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Perhaps we did... how would we know? Let's just assume we did for hilarity's sake

After the first few weeks, I spent as much time as possible at the end of the line helping to solder in transformers
Lol I wasn’t very good at soldering so I got myself put into diagnostic checks.
 
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