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That said, if we can get back to the task at hand and reserve our 'out there' musings for Reddit, then we will be sorted.
Because people can express what they want away from EF and EF stays safe....:-)
If EF is to be a safe space where only milquetoast opinions are allowed, who decides which posts are 'out there' and which aren’t?
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Old 24.09.2021, 09:51
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That would have been ~1991. Yes they had. Compuserve and it's chat-rooms was a big thing in England exactly at that time. Some English actually went bankrupt (I'm not kidding!) due to their chat-addiction, the fee then was hourly.
I got a call from BT in about '95 asking me if I'd be interested in connecting to the internet.
Me - No, I'm already connected.
Sales - Oh how long has that been?
Me - Four years.
Sales - Wow, was it around then!

I also had a mobile from around '94. Mainly since I was working for Vodafone at the time! I could work from home, just about, using their X25 packet switching network, a radio pad and a terminal emulator.
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:05
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I also had a mobile from around '94. Mainly since I was working for Vodafone at the time! I could work from home, just about, using their X25 packet switching network, a radio pad and a terminal emulator.
my first phone was in '96. it was a motorola startac with the full sized credit card sim
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:11
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Lol. I am sorry, but I had a reason for that.

Honestly, most of the time when I come to this forum now, I just find myself regretting it. There are just too many people here who enjoy trying to start an argument or be condescending toward others because somehow that makes them feel better about themselves. It's nice when people can get along and joke around and/or be supportive of one another, but unfortunately, those times seem quite rare. It's like anything and everything here can so easily be turned into an argument or debate by someone else or of course the random passive-aggressive comment that somehow always magically appears from our favorite super hero, Internet Aggression Man. As it is now, I was asked which supplement I took and then someone has to ask why I don't just get my vitamins through food, which in turn puts me in the position of choosing to ignore it or take the time to explain my digestive system to a stranger on the internet.

It's a beautiful morning. I'm sitting here with my coffee now, but plan to get out and enjoy some sunshine while it's still here. I hope everyone else can do the same.
Whatever you write here, even the most banal thing, can turn into a proper argument with the "right" type of people. Hard to ignore those comments, I know.
It's Friday and the weather will be fine this weekend, this should be good enough news....
Take it easy, enjoy your coffee and keep calm. Life is beautiful.
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:20
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Lol. I am sorry, but I had a reason for that.

Honestly, most of the time when I come to this forum now, I just find myself regretting it. There are just too many people here who enjoy trying to start an argument or be condescending toward others because somehow that makes them feel better about themselves. It's nice when people can get along and joke around and/or be supportive of one another, but unfortunately, those times seem quite rare. It's like anything and everything here can so easily be turned into an argument or debate by someone else or of course the random passive-aggressive comment that somehow always magically appears from our favorite super hero, Internet Aggression Man. As it is now, I was asked which supplement I took and then someone has to ask why I don't just get my vitamins through food, which in turn puts me in the position of choosing to ignore it or take the time to explain my digestive system to a stranger on the internet.

It's a beautiful morning. I'm sitting here with my coffee now, but plan to get out and enjoy some sunshine while it's still here. I hope everyone else can do the same.
Unfortunately not, but I hope the weather will be nice tomorrow too.
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:27
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Whatever you write here, even the most banal thing, can turn into a proper argument with the "right" type of people. Hard to ignore those comments, I know.
It's Friday and the weather will be fine this weekend, this should be good enough news....
Take it easy, enjoy your coffee and keep calm. Life is beautiful.
Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Maybe this song should be the soundtrack to the EF. lol.

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Old 24.09.2021, 10:42
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my first phone was in '96. it was a motorola startac with the full sized credit card sim
I had a Motorola as well. The sales guy convinced me to pick it over the Siemens model as the battery pack could be replaced with normal AA batteries "in case it runs out on the go"...
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:54
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my first phone was in '96. it was a motorola startac with the full sized credit card sim
I had a phone in a box around 1989. In 1990, i worked from my parents’ house - my mom was dying and my employer let me work remotely. I had an hp graphics terminal, and dialup, worked at night and had huge phone bills (employer paid). I think I moved from a 2400 to 9600 modem around then. Hot manure.

I also remember sitting in my office in 1988, refreshing the AP news wire on the networked terminal following the news about PanAm 103. I am >60, guess that makes me a dinosaur. But I started working in telecommunications research in 1984, and we used networked services then…

I‘m a dinosaur…..but it‘s cool to have seen stuff go from almost nothing to now.
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Old 24.09.2021, 11:03
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I had a phone in a box around 1989. In 1990, i worked from my parents’ house - my mom was dying and my employer let me work remotely. I had an hp graphics terminal, and dialup, worked at night and had huge phone bills (employer paid). I think I moved from a 2400 to 9600 modem around then. Hot manure.

I also remember sitting in my office in 1988, refreshing the AP news wire on the networked terminal following the news about PanAm 103. I am >60, guess that makes me a dinosaur. But I started working in telecommunications research in 1984, and we used networked services then…

I‘m a dinosaur…..but it‘s cool to have seen stuff go from almost nothing to now.
in 1970 I had a teletype 33 at home with a 200bps modem for emergency situations at the computer centre I was running It was a big day when I could upgrade to 300 after successfully completing exensive nationwide tests with the post office.
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Old 24.09.2021, 11:05
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in 1970 I had a teletype 33 at home with a 200bps modem for emergency situations at the computer centre I was running It was a big day when I could upgrade to 300 after successfully completing exensive nationwide tests with the post office.
Those were the days.
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Old 24.09.2021, 11:12
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Those were the days.
Nostalgia's not what it used to be.
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Old 24.09.2021, 11:43
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my first phone was in '96. it was a motorola startac with the full sized credit card sim
Me too, same year, it was a Sony Ericcson and we called it ein Knochen (a bone) due to it's size. I had an other one end of 80-ies, it was a big heavy box one could carry around with a standard receiver attached to it with the curled cable.
I thought it was weird, even back then.

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Those were the days.
Well, it was not easy being a pioneer. But fun.
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Old 24.09.2021, 12:14
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Oh, I remember using Word Star when it was first introduced. Now that was groundbreaking.
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Old 24.09.2021, 12:23
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Those were the days.
I grew up hearing "they don't make them like they used to"...

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Nostalgia's not what it used to be.
I feel nostalgic for the times I didn't even live in.....beat that.
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Old 24.09.2021, 12:27
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I grew up hearing "they don't make them like they used to"...
When it comes to handies: Thank God. There was nothing handy about them at the beginning, that's probably why they were called Natel.

Oh and "handy" was some kind of Swiss specific. My English speaking friends didn't have a clue when I used the name. LOL.
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Now then, where was I...?

Big thanks to The Local (and I guess their advertisers) for helping to de-escalate the crazy, and making old guests (as well as ones who toughed it out) feel welcome once more.

I hope the forum can continue in this direction, I'm looking forward to being part of the cuddlier, huggier love fest.

Nokia 3210, in case anyone was interested...OG Snake ftw.
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Old 24.09.2021, 12:30
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I think mine was a Nokia 6110.


Edit: nope, the 2110
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Old 24.09.2021, 13:02
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Now then, where was I...?

Big thanks to The Local (and I guess their advertisers) for helping to de-escalate the crazy, and making old guests (as well as ones who toughed it out) feel welcome once more.

I hope the forum can continue in this direction, I'm looking forward to being part of the cuddlier, huggier love fest.

Nokia 3210, in case anyone was interested...OG Snake ftw.
Welcome! Britney Spears I presume? Cuddle + hugs all around
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Old 24.09.2021, 13:06
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My big bro did a Doctorate in IT at Grenoble Uni in 1964- when none of us knew what a computer was. He was instrumental in putting Algol together!
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Old 24.09.2021, 13:11
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This whole thread is so lame.
Says the guy with the Hornbach tailgating thread.
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