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#4474138 - 05/15/19 12:32 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Never had F117 but it would have been right up my alley at the time. Could you see kids sitting through a two minute start up scenario these days though?


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F117A was a relatively 'brisk' start-up, at least on a 1991 386/387.

My daughter cannot comprehend waiting 15 minutes for a game to load off of cassette tape (with the still evocative warbling, of the loading process)... or a screen made of 40x30 8*8 cells in 16 colours (hackable to 16 on each 'row' of cells). Ah. The 'Joys' of the original rubber keyboard ZX48.

That said she does play games - while my ex can't see why anyone would want to... but then watches wall-wall 'true crime' and 'reality' TV shows and reads crappy novels.

#4476766 - 06/05/19 10:43 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Never in a million years did I think the day would come when my posting activity on Facebook would exceed my posting activity on SimHQ but that happened about one year ago.


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#4476767 - 06/05/19 10:44 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: Lieste]  
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Originally Posted by Lieste
while my ex can't see why anyone would want to... but then watches wall-wall 'true crime' and 'reality' TV shows and reads crappy novels.



Seems like your ex doesn't comprehend the concept that personal preferences in entertainment are highly subjective.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4476768 - 06/05/19 11:12 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Never in a million years did I think the day would come when my posting activity on Facebook would exceed my posting activity on SimHQ but that happened about one year ago.


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#4485028 - 08/03/19 08:06 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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