The "Old" technical geek test

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Witch Doctor 01, Sep 27, 2011.


  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    This is an old school test that only old geeks like us would know.....

    Are you a tehcnical geek?

    Do you have a problem with overdoing your technical activities? Many do. Take the following test to see if you are compulsive. If you can relate to 2 of the items, you may have a problem with Techno-Dweeb. If you relate to 3 or more, you are definitely a Techno-Dweeb. Do not despair! There is help! You are not alone! Whenever you feel the urge to code in Assembler, call the number in the white pages of your phone book, and we will send somebody right over to cut out paper dolls with you until the feeling passes.

    You know you are a tehcnical geek when . . .

    When your friend tells you all about his Cressida V6 and you reply "Yeah, I had V5, and it was full of bugs!"

    When driving you see a license plate with the letters DSR, and you feel compelled to touch your bumper to the other car to see if you can raise CD.

    When you are counting objects "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D...".

    When you lay down in the afternoon for a short rest, end up sleeping 4 hours, and call it a "mega-nap".

    When your friend is going to Essex for vacation and you tell her, "You really should go for the DX, it has the built in co-processor."

    When you dream in 256 pallettes of 256 colors.

    When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.

    When you convince yourself that Tetris really does improve eye-hand coordination.

    When the radio traffic reporter talks about a backup caused by a crash, and you correct her that a backup is good protection in case of a crash.

    When floppy drive applies more to your love life, and hard drive to your machines.

    When you call "*.*" star-dot-star.

    When you can do hexadecimal arithmatic in your head.

    When your wife goes to the market for some macintosh apples, and you correct her, "No, dear, it's 'Apple Macintosh'."

    When your wife says "If you don't turn off that stupid machine and come to bed, then I am going to divorce you!", and you chastise her for for omitting the else clause.


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  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    hey, you left off 8 bit
    C64 freak here
     
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  3. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Lost in the woods


    Think I still got my old Vic20 in a closet somewhere...
     
  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    ya know, those commodores can be plugged in as control units
    without any extra hardware or specialized drivers
    ive got close to 100 of them packed away in a big faraday cage
    along with external hardware, software and ibm clones and parts
     
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    got thecassette tape drive?and tapes????
     
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    yes i do :p
     
  7. Nutpantz

    Nutpantz Monkey+

    Omg.im not the only one with a vic 20 in the closet. I might still have a 300 baud modem for it. Or was that for the c64 or amiga..
     
  8. Sumex

    Sumex Monkey+

    That was a good one,,,,

    I have also some of that old stuff around and my wife always is trying to make me
    get rid of them, without luck of course,, hehe

    Sumex
     
  9. sniper69

    sniper69 Monkey+

    I remember the hexadecimal from machine language programming. :D It is amazing how stuff from more than 20 years ago can come back in a flash. :)
     
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  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    " what is that"?
    It's a commodore
    "computer"
    What does it do?
    It's great: I "programmed" it; watch:
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    end
    "These things are gonna be important : oneday...."
    "riiiiight..."
    Who'd thought?
    :)
     
  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    We actually ran 3 CNC Bridgeport mills off an old TRS-80! Easy to write code and we NEVER had a single problem...
    Then a new boss took over and updated. The end.
    Crashed them all, blew their "Z" axis chips consistently, so he sold them for scrap!
    I still have a couple of commodore 64's in the closet!
     
  12. jmcglash

    jmcglash Monkey+

    How bad is it if you still have your old Apple II mother board? You know the one with the jumpers to configure which static ram chips you were running. When I got it I was a bit late to the game but I did start with 4k of ram! Unfortunately it was all 4 banks, 1k each. Man those upgrades hurt, but in the end I was GIVEN a 16k ram card to go all the way to 64k and run Apple Pascal!!! I loved that machine.

    Jim (i feel old now)
     
  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I still have my pre-production 128K Macintosh that was seeded to my Partners, to design Hardware for.... It sits in the Shop, on the shelf, gathering dust, with power cord and mouse. I don't hink I have the original 400K discs, around anymore, but know I have the Images somewhere on a DAT Backup Tape.
    Still have my first MacSE, IISI, 8600, and a couple of MDD G4s back there as well. ..... YMMV.....
     
  14. Gray Bear

    Gray Bear Monkey+++

    I started with an Atari 800 in 1982. Back then I didn't even know anybody else with any computer, much less another Atari. Talk about your early adopter.

    Then I bought an Apple IIe to keep it company. When I bought my first Intel machine, a blisteringly fast 386 running at 12 MHz, I sold the other two.

    Kind of wished I had kept the Atari, though. Some of those games were pretty good.
     
  15. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I had one of those with an external floppy and tape drive. Then I moved up to a 1200. I wasted countless hours playing Zork...and then trying to write my own programs to do something similar.
     
  16. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    Started with a Commodore 64. Then moved up to a Tandy 8080 which we got at Radio Shack. That was one hell of a good computer. I can remember playing Battle of Britain on it and having to swap out floppy's in the middle of a mission. Kids today have no idea how slow the computers of old ran. I pulled out my Nintendo for my 4yr old the other day and he thought something was wrong with the TV.
     
  17. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    a ot of the robotics controls i set up with pcs are being downgraded to PLC
    the fail rate is awful for the pcs and you cant get the older replacement parts
    they just arent designed for hat kind of useage
    some of the things ive seen people do on them when they are sposed to be working...lol
    just before i got out of that sh*t i had to rebuild a system that someone hardwired 480 3-phase into, man what a mess that was, nothing built or designed in to protect a pc from that
     
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