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Bryan Lunduke@Lunduke
November 19, 2020
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  • Issues of "The Lunduke Journal" -- the nerdiest digital magazine this side of the Mississippi.

-- Issue #1 - https://lunduke.locals.com/post/235263/the-lunduke-journal-issue-1
-- Issue #2 - https://lunduke.locals.com/post/258254/the-lunduke-journal-issue-2
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I think every nerd has that one computer that they got rid of, but wish they still had. Like motorheads and their cars. For me that computer is my Compaq Presario r4000. It was my first laptop, and the second computer I bought for myself. I bought it around 2005 when I was 18, and it kept me going for 7 years. Its screen died so I put it aside, and eventually discarded it. I could have fixed it pretty easily, and I regret getting rid of it.

Remember when computers had proper CD trays? And proper keyboards? And batteries that could be removed easily without opening the machine? She was like that. And fast for her time, too.

The picture is from notebookreview.com

I'd love to hear about other's "one that got away".

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KU4TP@KU4TP
9 hours ago

Not sure how many radio amateurs we have here, but this is neat enough non-hams might be interested:

https://www.clearskyinstitute.com/ham/HamClock/

I happen to have had the parts lying around and it only took an afternoon to build and set up.

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Were discussion on BBS System more civilized.

My computing time began in the mid 90's when the Internet emerged. I shorty operated my own BBS on my OS/2 computer, but at this time the golden age of BBS was over. My BBS received the boards from a BBS that was operated by a co-worker of my father.

I think this made a substantial difference: Back in the BBS days, when you operated a BBS you synchronized the data for your users with other BBS. Usually, you know the SysOps of the other systems. There was some kind of social control, as when the users of your BBS misbehave, the other SysOps may decide to let you synchronize anymore. But unlike today, this was not a decision by single big companies, but by small groups of tech enthusiast.

Do you think that this kind of decentralized decision on the one hand, but also the social relationship between SysOps make discussions in a network more civilized?

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