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monkeyboy_ssj
3rd March 2003, 15:32
I hope some people don't find this thread depressing, but I was wondering who is the youngest user and oldest user?

I am talking about people that use and post on the site regularly.

I think I am one of the youngest being only 19. It would be cool if some one was a lot younger! Also I think some people are quite 'Mature' but I am not saying any names due to this IS an martial arts forum :D

Cheers

Shitoryu Dude
3rd March 2003, 16:32
I'll be 40 in a week you punk kid :D

:toast:

TommyK
3rd March 2003, 19:33
Greetings,

Hi Harvey, you 'punk kid', I 'll be 53 in '03.

Lol!

Regards,
TommyK

Technical Director, Official Historian, Designated Peace-maker, Resident Ergonomic Director, Bo specialist, and oldest practicing member.

MOVING SUBWAY CAR DOJANG ~ Spiritual affiliate to Blades of Death Dojo:D

elder999
3rd March 2003, 19:34
I'm a very young 43....there's a few her(Besides BruceB:rolleyes: ) who are older....and wiser.

Gene Williams
3rd March 2003, 19:59
Hi, I'll be 54 in May, children. "It ain't the miles I travelled, its the road I took. " Gene

GreySilk
4th March 2003, 05:59
I'm only a bit older then you...23.

Rogier
4th March 2003, 06:06
jeez... what's with all these OLD guys in here? I thought that people over 30 didn't even know how to use a computer :D :D

oh yeah... i'm 24 (25 in October but please don't remind me..)

Striking Hand
4th March 2003, 06:14
Originally posted by Rogier
jeez... what's with all these OLD guys in here? I thought that people over 30 didn't even know how to use a computer :D :D

oh yeah... i'm 24 (25 in October but please don't remind me..)

36 in November, and was using Computers before you went to primary
school.
:D :D

Exorcist_Fist
4th March 2003, 06:32
97, but a remarkably well preserved 97, due to taiji, thank you very much.

monkeyboy_ssj
4th March 2003, 08:58
Originally posted by Shitoryu Dude
I'll be 40 in a week you punk kid :D

:toast:


Are you the martial arts version of Mr.Wilson from "Dennis"?

:D Happy Birthday mate!

Come on, i need someone younger than me!

Cheers

Mike Williams
4th March 2003, 09:01
I'm 35.

Look younger.

Feel older.



Cheers,

Mike

bruceb
4th March 2003, 12:16
Look like 40 years old ...

Almost 50 years old ...

I feel like 80 years old ....

As time goes by I will think like 20 years old because it was the best of times, and the worst of times to be Young, Dumb, and full of Fun!

Yeah, there are many people over 40 years old who don't post their age in their user cp.

But then again, maybe we should use five year blocks so that birthdays can not be stolen as part of identification fraud? Then everyone can post their approximate age ... Hint, hint.

Robdawson_
4th March 2003, 12:22
only 21 at the moment, still at uni, feeling young(ish) compared to the rest of you!

How many years of martial arts experience do you have behind you though? I am a fairly recent starter: coming up to 3 years now. What about the rest of you?

Rob Dawson

monkeyboy_ssj
4th March 2003, 12:26
Hmm,

9 years chopping and changing around from kickboxing, to Karate to Taekwondo/ Moo Duk Kwan (My main art), to Bujinkan, to Kamon Wing Chun and that's where i am now ^___^;

So thats almost half of my life in the Martial arts...

Wow, thats just hit me...

n2shotokai
4th March 2003, 14:17
Too close to 47. I think I was using a computer before he was born. Original PC. Two floppies and no hard drive. And I hate to admit it (but I used an Apple):(

Steve Beale

heatMiser
4th March 2003, 14:20
I'm 19, but am probably a bit older (than you), being 20 on May 8th.

monkeyboy_ssj
4th March 2003, 14:27
Haha!

I'm July 1st ^_____________________^

still the youngest! *Does silly dance*

Ja,

Aozora
4th March 2003, 14:42
I thought Sharp Phil was the oldest? Isn't he in his mid-60's? I mean, just look at the picture on his website!

:up:

Just diggin the hole... diggin the hole...

Chiburi
4th March 2003, 16:25
*pushes Matt off the hill*

The most immature kid on the E-block....

moi :wave:

With only 17 years and a pinch of innocence still left!

Cheers,

Shitoryu Dude
4th March 2003, 16:29
since Phil isn't here at the moment I'll bitch-slap you for him.

SMACK!!!!

Damn punk kids...... :D

:beer:

monkeyboy_ssj
4th March 2003, 16:29
You little whip-a-snapper!

I would run back up that hill if you hadn't broke my zimmer frame!

Aozora
4th March 2003, 18:30
Originally posted by Shitoryu Dude
since Phil isn't here at the moment I'll bitch-slap you for him.

SMACK!!!!

Damn punk kids...... :D

:beer:

:up:

You'll have to catch me first, geez!

:moon:

Shitoryu Dude
4th March 2003, 19:00
Old, sneaky and mean will always triumph over youth and inexperience. :cool:

:toot:

Aozora
4th March 2003, 21:27
Originally posted by Shitoryu Dude
Old, sneaky and mean will always triumph over youth and inexperience. :cool:

:toot:

Not when you get the "intestinal disturbances" I get... even at this age... woof...:shot:

Joseph Svinth
5th March 2003, 02:41
I didn't become a serious computer user until 1984. It was a Mac 512, which was about as powerful a machine as anyone had seen in those days. About a year later, the Army began introducing LINUX-based databases at unit level. A pain to program, but they worked pretty well.

Shitoryu Dude
5th March 2003, 02:44
Way cool! 007/Ramirez poses for a pic with you :cool:

Kimpatsu
5th March 2003, 05:20
I'm 38 at the moment. This year I will see my last birthday of the 30s... It's all downhill from here... :cry:

bgigas
5th March 2003, 05:49
Originally posted by n2shotokai
Too close to 47. I think I was using a computer before he was born. Original PC. Two floppies and no hard drive. And I hate to admit it (but I used an Apple):(

Steve Beale

Well I'm 22, but my first computer was an Apple 2E, so I know what you mean. My father is a computer scientist (as am I :) ) so I had that old Apple around when I escaped from the retched womb. :p

:beer:

Kimpatsu
5th March 2003, 06:02
Hence your surname; it's short for Gigaquad. And there I was, all the time thinking it was short for biga$s... :D

Chuck.Gordon
5th March 2003, 06:34
... it's the miles.

Just turned 46.

Chuck

william northcote
5th March 2003, 07:14
32 and old enough to remember:

10 print "william sux"
20 goto 10
30 run

cue a monochrome screen filled with william sux down the left hand side of a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It also worked on the Oric computers as well. But never on an Amstrad 1512 :(

Kimpatsu
5th March 2003, 07:26
Yes, Will, I too remember BASIC (Beginners' All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). Unlike PASCAL or FORTRAN, it was interpreted, not compiled.
Now I really am showing my age...

william northcote
5th March 2003, 07:33
I will not say anything about it Tony, i'll keep shtum ;)

Striking Hand
5th March 2003, 07:37
Will.

Those were the days when Computer Games were still printed in source code in the mags.

Boy, did I have fun typing them in and then looking for typing errors because it wouldn't run.

Never mind that you needed a tape-recorder to back them up and loading them took forever, and MANy attempts, plus the loading sounds drove your family crazy.

:D ;) :D

Tripitaka of AA
5th March 2003, 07:47
I share the same inception date and country of origin as Tony K, but he's always had more memory... :D

william northcote
5th March 2003, 08:31
Originally posted by Striking Hand
Will.

Those were the days when Computer Games were still printed in source code in the mags.

Boy, did I have fun typing them in and then looking for typing errors because it wouldn't run.

Never mind that you needed a tape-recorder to back them up and loading them took forever, and MANy attempts, plus the loading sounds drove your family crazy.

:D ;) :D

I still have the old Atari with 50 games somewhere. And I do also have somewhere a keyboard computer with a tape deck. I think it's in the loft. I will have to dig it out and PM you with it's name :D

monkeyboy_ssj
5th March 2003, 09:08
Originally posted by Bobar57
This me when I was 42( a year ago, duh).The older guy you might know him too.

*Does best Sean Connery voice*

I must be dreaming...:D

Thats pretty darn cool!

I remember my fisrt 'computer' was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The games were on a cassette and it took 15 minutes to load with that "Woooob woooob wooob Jek...Wooob wooobb JEK!" sound always in the background.

My first pc had a cd-rom and Windows 95 :) I found these strange vinal black disks, about 12" in diameter. They had music on them but they wound not fit in my CD player...can someone help?

Cheers

Richard Price
5th March 2003, 09:25
Thirty-two just over a week ago...it's great. I really mean that...great!!

Mushin San
5th March 2003, 10:15
I will be 30 in 3 days. I remember my commador 64. What wonderful memories of that machine:toast: :toast: The days when games were simple, but very addictive. Hell I remember telling my teacher she was "gigo"

Gene Williams
5th March 2003, 10:38
All you young punks. Yeah, I remember Atari. Hell, I remember Ping Pong on computerized games in bars. My first computer was an IBM PC Junior which I bought when they put them on sale for 650 bucks. Down from 1200. 128k, analog monitor (not bad either), sounded like a 55 Ford truck going up a hill. I used to play King's Quest with my kids on the thing. GENE

Richard Price
5th March 2003, 10:44
My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, first game was Frogger. Drove me insane.

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 11:21
I could ask does anyone [besides Dan] remember Flathead Fords, or Rocket 88 Olds or a J-2 with a 6 pack, and don't believe that stuff about "this is not your father's Oldsmobile." Or what an Arden Engine was and where it became popular

Hey Bobar I dont remember posing with you - seriously - nice touch - got a few famous personality shots myself - it's fun to see the reaction on the faces of others - however, his Russian tinged with a Scot's brogue in "Red October" was a bit of a stretch.

As for me - 4 months old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and when my Uncle came home [he was at Scofield when they hit] the pictures of Hawaii before the war and compared to what it looks like today are incredible........... yes I'll be 62 in August........ and still having fun.......

As for computers- remember Pong? or the ad by Volvo in 72 when they touted their car as being the first in America with 2 brains - one was the driver and the second with their Electronic Brain that controlled the fuel injected engine [they didn't tell you that the Germans designed it]

:toast:

Mike Williams
5th March 2003, 12:32
Originally posted by L-Fitzgerald
I could ask does anyone [besides Dan] remember Flathead Fords, or Rocket 88 Olds or a J-2 with a 6 pack

Don't remember 'em first time around - but one of my biggest desires right now (if I ever get a garage) is to build myself something containing a flathead - preferably a '32, but anything early and ford would do. Flat-black, chopped & channelled and rolling on red steelies with skinny whitewall crossplies. And a mexican blanket seatcover, oh yes. (Where's the "drool" smilie).

There's a dragrace series over here called 'flathead meltdown' - the rules are basically a) a sidevalve engine and b)street legal and registered. I think some of those guys are approching the mid 13s. Certainly plenty of 14 second cars rolling around. :cool:

Check it out: http://www.kelsey.co.uk/magazines/custom/meltdown.html

Cheers,

Mike

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 12:58
:beer:

Now forgive me but :D a 79 Dodge Lil Red Express is parked in my yard along side a 66 Chevy II and a 69 Gia that's waiting for my son and I to finish assembling the Porsche Engine. The Chevy II is a straight 6 stick shift, but I've toyed about putting a 292 straight 6 with 283 pistons and a 239 head in it. Some years back I used to run it with 2 single barrel carbs and used to blow the doors off the yuppies with their Jeeps - [commuted to work with it for 5 years and had some fun while putting the kids through college with the cash saved from not making car payments]

Once had a 58 Ford wagon with a 312 Merc engine with ECZG valves [the size of silver dollars and since I never could find a P&G valve gap tool so they clacked a bit] coupled to a 3 speed Borg warner T-85 on the floor w/Overdrive wired to a toggle switch that let me use the O/D in all gears something akin to a 6 speed. Damned thing weighed 4000 pounds but when it was dropped into Overdrive I could hit 130+ with it, and the kids with their Mustangs never wanted to race "top end" for the pink slip, they knew how fast it was on the highway. It was a tank but I loved it......

:cool:

When my two sons were in HS they asked to use the Lil Red. I later learned that some guys were hassling them about it being all show and no go........ and that my kids not only shut them down at the light outside the coffee shop, but left 100 feet of rubber in the process....... seems that apples raise apples.........

But the son that doesn't live at home anymore is now a yuppie and today wouldn't think to let me drive his car. But his wife caught him one day doing donuts in the snow with her 4x4 German car - she had a fit....... seems he's a kid just like his ol man.........

:cool:

Rogier
5th March 2003, 13:06
jeezz.... there really are a LOT of OLD people in here... hmmmmm

maybe this would be nice to put on the front page of E-budo..:

E-BUDO HOME FOR THE ELDERLY.....

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 13:14
"Treachery and Old Age will always overcome Youth and Strength......" as for me........I prefer to "walk down the hill"

:beer:

monkeyboy_ssj
5th March 2003, 13:17
http://www.rovercarclubaust.asn.au/p6tcs1.jpg

This is the car i am going to get in a couple of months.

I've already got the tiger print material for the inside and i am getting my Dad to make a white tick stripe. (Starsky & Hutch style)

This is going to be the coolest car ever! I really want to get some dodgy looking wheels for it though...

Cheers

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 14:24
fun......... but, don't over do it.......... I lost a Mercedes SL while cutting into a curve at night in the ran....... Thank God I was able to score a "goal" between a Telephone pole and a very large Oak tree......... but since is was a company car it didn't sit well with the bosses......... enjoy:)

monkeyboy_ssj
5th March 2003, 14:32
It's such a slow car but a family friend is quite ill and can no longer drive, He has had the car since 1975. He washes it every sunday and keeps amazing good care of it.

My Dad said that i was learning to drive and said that i could have it off him for 200! Nothing wrong with it, new tax disk, new tyres and super low milage. Only drives down the road to work in it.

My mate know i am a bit strange and some drive around in there small hatchback with alloy wheels, i think it would be more me to have a really silly car!

I really want to fry and get a hold of some nice American looking wheels.

;)

Cheers

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 14:38
of a guy I knew that told me he put a cup of kerosene in the wash water each time he did his car......... he was careful not to get it on the wipers, but the car was 15 years old at the time and didn't have any rust on it... talk about an old trick....... again Enjoy, and it is a nice looking car...... I like the older cars since they seem to have a classy look to them.... as someone once said... today's cars look more like M&M's with wheels

:beer:

monkeyboy_ssj
5th March 2003, 14:46
Lol!

new cars look like they were designed by kids!

That's not the exact one but pretty much the same if not my shiny!

It's got the tinyest bit (about 1mm) of rust on one of the wheel arces but i think for a 30 year old car that's not bad!

Only thing it that it has not got a radio, so i am going to have to be carful about installing one, I am still not quite sure how to do it.

It's got LOADS of ash trays though! about 5!

Mike Williams
5th March 2003, 14:51
Matt: yeah baby! Is it a V8 (ooh, please say it's a V8)

Two words: roof chop.

Also: tiger print upholstery - kool. Starsky stripe - yukko.

Cheers,

Mike

PS: Actually, much as it pains me to say it - if it's in as good a nick as you claim, it's worth keeping bog-stock-standard. Those things are going up in value. Plus, you can get great deals on fixed-mileage classic insurance.

Kimpatsu
5th March 2003, 14:52
Originally posted by Rogier
maybe this would be nice to put on the front page of E-budo..:
E-BUDO HOME FOR THE ELDERLY.....
Away wit' ye, young whippersnapper. You're not old enough to drink with us on these boards...
BTW, Rogier, are you shaving yet?

monkeyboy_ssj
5th March 2003, 14:59
It IS a V8 AUTO! ^_____________^

Only thing i am worried about is the insurance being a new driver, and if i can't have it i've got a feeling buy brother will take it over.

I have never seen one before but he always drives it quite slow, being his baby and all. I have never seen what it can do...

I was thinking about not doing anything but alot is not original in the crome and the seats have been replaced before, also stuff that needs to be changed e.g exhast and tyres, but all the engine is still there and body work is original.

I want a car where i can jump across the bonnet to get in it!

Charlie Kondek
5th March 2003, 15:08
Where were you in '72?

I was wherever my folks put their infant son.

One of my early memories: "What? Why would someone shoot John Lennon?"

Atari --> Intellivision --> Coleco Vision. My kid brother got a million on Zaxxon - I am not making that up! A million points!

I remember when we got cable. Turned on MTV. Turned it off, like, four years later.

PHILBERT
5th March 2003, 16:03
Im also 19, turning 20 in August.

By the way Im in school right now.

Gene Williams
5th March 2003, 17:08
Mike, You were talking about building something that contained a flat head...doesn't Kehoe have a flat head? Gene

L-Fitzgerald
5th March 2003, 17:22
you don't mean "Flat top" a 50's term for a crew cut that was popular back then [when I had hair] I have to find out who makes Koppel rugs, and are they available with a Redford look

;)

Rogier
5th March 2003, 17:34
Originally posted by Kimpatsu

Away wit' ye, young whippersnapper. You're not old enough to drink with us on these boards...
BTW, Rogier, are you shaving yet?

every three hours.... or else I'll lose the babyface look :D :D

william northcote
5th March 2003, 18:13
I think we do not need to find out the age of people on e-budo. I am 32 and already a senior member.

It's like the joke from Jack Dee:


I do not like calling old aged pensioners OAP's as you seem to tell them in three words what they already.

As soon as they hit 65 they are whisked off to Bournmouth. A bus pulls up and they are taken away and left there. It's full of OAP homes.

And Bournmouth is full of hills. Come winter they slip and slide straight into the sea.

Kimpatsu
5th March 2003, 22:01
Originally posted by Gene Williams
doesn't Kehoe have a flat head?
No, I have a big, cone-shaped head to accommodate my hyper-super brain.
I have a big, flat ar$e, though... :D

gendzwil
5th March 2003, 22:10
I'm 41. I learned to program coding Fortran on punch cards. I learned assembler on a PDP-11. First home computer was an original Apple II that my dad bought. I've been using the net to yak martial arts since around 1988 (predating rma, I think - we had a mailing list then).

Creak, creak... my dad used to program an old TI mini by entering machine code with toggle switches. You want to talk painful...

N8y5000
6th March 2003, 03:11
I'm only 18, do I win?

Kimpatsu
6th March 2003, 04:29
Originally posted by N8y5000
I'm only 18, do I win?
Move to England. You'll be old enough to buy the first round. :toast:

MarieB
6th March 2003, 05:06
Originally posted by Robdawson_
only 21 at the moment, still at uni, feeling young(ish) compared to the rest of you!



same here. i think i might be the youngest of the girls, though.

monkeyboy_ssj
6th March 2003, 09:09
These are the results so far.

Chiburi is the youngest at 17
L-Fitzgerald is the oldest at 102
Marie B is youngest female so far at an innocent 21

Strangely enough i have not had any females owning up to how old they are...very strange.

I think we need a special catorgory for mental age, Mike Williams is winning so far with the tender age 6.

:D

p.s. sorry guys!

Cheers,

Mike Williams
6th March 2003, 09:14
6-and-three-quarters actually.

Now I'm going to hold my breath until you say sorry.

Cheers,

Mike

monkeyboy_ssj
6th March 2003, 09:22
I am sorry...

*Looks at mike passed out on the floor*

oops.

Sorry i took so long, Mum had to change my nappie.

Cheers,

Kimpatsu
6th March 2003, 10:52
Does that make our resident troll, Bruce B, a senile old man? I thought his mental age was younger than anybody's... It's practically a negative!

monkeyboy_ssj
6th March 2003, 11:41
I am only including people's post that make sense in this thread.

Anyway, Trolls age very differently from normal people, there's no way of knowing his real age...

;)

Cheers

william northcote
6th March 2003, 12:15
I thought I was negative until I reversed the battery and started to see the positive side of my age.:D

Kimpatsu
6th March 2003, 13:37
I think the battery's corroded, Will... :D

william northcote
6th March 2003, 17:45
I think the battery is corroded.

Now where are them PVC gloves and that gel....

L-Fitzgerald
6th March 2003, 20:13
Is that a 2.0 liter six cylinder monster with fuel injection is is the intake system a knock off of a ZF Stromberg or SU carberator system? Never ran into a Datsun [nee Nissan - and the name change story is an interesting one] that didn't have major electrical bugs after it was more than 5 years old. Nothing but aggrievation trying to troubleshoot their systems. Could recite a long string of horror stories about their approach to solving cold start emissions, ignition timing, lean fuel concepts, etc. etc.

Never could get endeared to the Japanese cars, primarily because even now I feel that they're knock offs of other peoples work and design. But then I was spoiled by being a teacher for the Swedes, and later for the Germans [read M-B before they became totally sales oriented]

Love the cars, but I'll give you one word of advice - they are still primarily intended to get you from Point A to Point B and back again. The family comes first!

Chiburi
7th March 2003, 12:48
Originally posted by Bobar57


Otto,are you telling the truth? Boy, my daughter is older than you,she'll be 19 by the 20th of this month.



What's so unbelievable about it? Don't people usually lie their age upwards? Oh, sorry, I forgot about the age of most of the forumites :D

If she was a bit younger, I'd ask for her number *sees the handle of a pistol and runs his butt off* Alright, alright!

You ain't the first one to doubt my age, though. My climb certificate of Mt. Kilimanjaro says 27 years, since the guy who wrote them wouldn't believe my age.

I'll turn 18 on the 20th of July.

Cheers,

L-Fitzgerald
7th March 2003, 13:05
Hey:

I'm engaged to an older woman, and after 15 years in this relationship [we got engaged about 4 years ago - didn't want to rush into things I guess] but then I've got no complaints - right Dear?

;)

L Fitzgerald

kenshorin
14th July 2003, 01:03
Originally posted by Rogier
jeezz.... there really are a LOT of OLD people in here... hmmmmm

maybe this would be nice to put on the front page of E-budo..:

E-BUDO HOME FOR THE ELDERLY.....

Well, that's what the "e" in e-budo is for... "elderly budo". Thats why verile young men such as ourselves are beset on all sides by the "back in my day" crowd. :D

As to where I fall age-wise, I'll be 25 in a few weeks. I act younger than that, but unfortunately, not getting younger. Just catching up to the grumpy ol' geezers, getting grumpier by the day. :laugh:

Soulend
14th July 2003, 02:14
34.

Shitoryu Dude
14th July 2003, 04:56
tsk, tsk, kids these days.....

:beer:

StanLee
14th July 2003, 07:20
Jebus!

I leave ebudo for the weekend and this thread pops up and it's already 6pages long!

Oh well!

I was 24 in Feb.

Not feeling too old at all. In fact I still want to be a kid to abstain from any responsibilities!:D :D


Hey L-Fitzgerald, how much older is your other half. Mine is 15 yrs older than me.

Stan
:p

william northcote
14th July 2003, 07:42
Originally posted by StanLee
Jebus!

I leave ebudo for the weekend and this thread pops up and it's already 6pages long!

Oh well!


This thread started in March. Someone rediscovered it.

And I still remember the basic computer code. And I am still 32 (in brain..6)

StanLee
14th July 2003, 07:57
MARCH!?!

OMGGGGGG


Stan:D

monkeyboy_ssj
14th July 2003, 10:11
All of my threads get rediscovered eventually...

:gloat: <--- hmmm, no smiles for this one ;)

ScottUK
14th July 2003, 10:17
Just got married at age 30 and feeling old until you e-budo-sauruses on here have cheered me up...

william northcote
14th July 2003, 11:04
We aim to please, or is it please aim and fire?

Hey, we oldies have a good and charmed life, after all, you young un's have all our mess to clean up.

adroitjimon
15th July 2003, 05:43
in less than a month I'll be thirty-one this is new to me
sometimes I wonder just what I'll do but tomorrow always comes
and I always go to sleep,sometimes a little later than others
but I alwayts get to wake up... not such a bad deal after all...

Jock Armstrong
15th July 2003, 06:57
I was 42 on july 4th and to top off a great day I met a 23 year old in the bar.............

[not kidding, highly surprised and still knackered]:beer:

PwarYuex
15th July 2003, 07:05
16.
And everybody on this forum should stop doing the "you're too young to remember..." and "I think you're too young to understand", because I could easily stop it by pretending to be 26. :D

(Also, my grandfather was using computers in an aeroplane simluator before my mum was born (50 years ago)).

Chiburi
15th July 2003, 17:14
18 in 5 days (20 July). Dammit, that's it for sneaking into bars, renting X-rated movies hoping that you won't be asked for an ID...Ah!

;)

Nevertheless, among with a few others, I'm a member of a more recent generation...

Cheers,

PwarYuex
16th July 2003, 03:00
Originally posted by Will Northcote
And I still remember the basic computer code. And I am still 32 (in brain..6)

Is that as in the things that you punch holes in the cards, then stick it in?

adroitjimon
16th July 2003, 04:01
If time is kind to me I should achieve my first dan grade
by the time I reach the age of thirty-four, it's such a shame
that I had to be thirty to start this particular path,but I
imagine that since other parts of my training took precedence
the training I recieve takes precedence of all the training
I missed while the training I missed would have been irellevant
to the life experienced while missing the training I recieve...

william northcote
16th July 2003, 07:10
Originally posted by PwarYuex


Is that as in the things that you punch holes in the cards, then stick it in?


OOOH it was better than that, cassette decks that allowed you to play games which if it went wrong, you ended up kicking the sodding thing into the nearest wall.

And like all computers, even today, the mandatory kicking is called a reboot (hence the name :D )

txhapkido
16th July 2003, 09:16
I'm 52 punk...do you feel lucky today? Well, do you?

elder999
16th July 2003, 12:53
Originally posted by PwarYuex


Is that as in the things that you punch holes in the cards, then stick it in?


The first computer I used was an IBM 1620-it was 1974, and the thing was bigger than a washing machine, with a whopping 8k!:eek:
...and, yeah, we used punch cards, and FORTRAN.....
the next year we got a PDP 24/E with a whopping, unprecedented 24k....
...tape....

adroitjimon
22nd July 2003, 14:42
Remember when racial jokes were funny and every one told them?

remember striped pants and head bands?

remember kids like Rogier poopin yellow?

Ahhh seems just like yesterday... :D

bruceb
22nd July 2003, 16:35
Whining little crybabies ...

by the time I was 21, in 1974, I had already served my time in the military, was in community college, working full tme, and getting my brothers and sisters off of the welfare system.

Weren't no time for playing with cars, or computers, only thing there was time for was a six pack, and the bar scene on friday/ saturday night.

Space invaders was the new bar game, and there was still pool tables, dart boards, and pin ball games.

If you drank too much, you either got a ride or walked home, but if your car crashed, you paid the fine, the damages, and went about your business... until the MADD group kicked into high gear and went crazy.

Stop crying about being too old, or too young, too this or too that ... TOUGH!!

THATS LIFE! You are what you are, and that is right here, right now. It will change as sure as the sun will rise long after you and I are gone.

Just as you have a chance to learn from a classroom situation, or attend a college class at a community college where students are from all walks of life, so too this is a classroom of sorts. We have an opportunity to hear from a broad spectrum of people of all ages, all lifestyles, and get some guidance in an open forum.

Harvey Moul with his 'Bitch-slapping' is gonna get a trip to the woodshed, and he ain't too big or too old for it either. Why? Because enough of us know better than to use that line more than once for comical effect .... it ain't funny after the first time.

Where ever you are in this point in time .... is where you are ... deal with it. Some of us might not come this way again, so enjoy it while it lasts ... we have come here to do or say something that is important for each others lives, pay attention. It might be a lesson or information you can use.

Anyone can be anything, here on the net, but isn't better to be just who you are? It sure makes it a lot more fun to enjoy each others company, and make fun of each other in a friendly way of course.

Stop whining about being older, cause it means you have beat the odds of being dead. This whole deal of "life" only makes a difference... if you are alive.

So..... whatever reason the universe ( god if makes you feel better) has for you to be here will not end in death until you have completed the reason for that existence.

Geez, I am feeling awefully old .... I am starting to sound like "old people" I knew when I was 25?

****************************************************

I have a theory about kids .... they suck the life out of us older people and that is why we get old. We have forgotten how to be children.

I say .... I want to be a chld again.

You ain't suckin' the life out of me any more .... un-uh!

I don't care what the calendar says, I am gonna be a child from now on.

With any luck, I will live another fifty years and make it to 100.

Shitoryu Dude
22nd July 2003, 17:55
Drunk drivers need to be executed, not let off with a fine.

There is no moral difference between driving drunk and standing next to the road and randomly shooting at cars with a grenade launcher.

:beer:

avehnor
22nd July 2003, 18:27
23 here. turning 24 end of this year. wahoo! go me!!

adroitjimon
22nd July 2003, 18:51
Are my posts really like "the Bruce's?" if so I am young wuth the
will to change still ,just playing brucie may be you in your
incredulous wisdom can see to letting me in on the no holds barred
it should prove to be interesting enough:saw:

Shitoryu Dude
22nd July 2003, 19:27
You know what they say about getting into an argument with someone who is crazy? Nobody will be able to tell which is which.

The best solution for Brucie the Whackjob is to pretty much ignore him. Most of the time I just skip over his long, rambling, pointless drivel and read the one after it. Have yet to make it all the way through one of his towering pillars of wisdom, but I'm sure they just continue to get even more disjointed as they proceed.

:beer:

larsen_huw
23rd July 2003, 08:11
Hi guys,

I'm a grand old 20 ... will be 21 in November. Feeling a lot older recently seeing as in the last 2 weeks i've moved in with my g/f and got a real job.

Realising that there's a direct corrolation between getting drunk and not turning up for work and not having enough money to pay the rent is a sobering experience (pun possibly intended!). It's not like being back at university!

My first computer was an Amstrad 1640 PC. It had proper floppy disks (5 1/4 inch) and as an optional extra ...... **drum roll** ......... a 20Mb hard drive! I thought that was massive.

On the subject of cars, if you chainsawed me in half (no-one get any ideas!) you'd see a blue oval running through me. I just love old Fords. They're cheap to buy, easy to maintain, and finding parts is cheap and easy. Got my first car back in December, a Ford Sierra 1.8LX (that's a Ford Merkur (sp??) to you Yanks, think you only got the performance version, the XR4i). Picked it up for free, needed 50 of welding to go through it's MOT, ran it for a month or so, decided the 1.8CVH engine was crappy, so sold the car for 300. Then i bought another Sierra, this time a 2.0L estate for 185. That 1 got introduced to a brick wall on a wet roundabout one night at about 25mph (oops). My current ford is a Mk3 Ford Capri, it's older than i am! Made in 1982, it's dark green with a black vinyl roof, and a 4 speed gearbox. It's not quite mint, but it's in excellent condition with no rust! The wheezy 1.6L pinto engine was quickly dropped for a 2.1L ex-rally pinto. Me and a mate spent a week installing that, along with the carb off a 3L Essex engine (Weber 38DGAS) and it now goes like stink, has an amazing induction raw, and drinks jungle juice like it's going out of fashion! No idea about power, but 125mph comes up suprisingly easy and if you put your foot down at 40, it's doing 65mph before you've noticed!

Sorry, i could babble cars all day ... maybe should start a new thread allowing us petrol heads to babble on to our hearts content. :D

larsen_huw
23rd July 2003, 08:13
You're only as old as you feel,

...
...
...

Or was that: You're only as old as the girl you're feeling????? :D :p ;) :D

Cady Goldfield
3rd December 2004, 13:46
Originally posted by Shitoryu Dude
I'll be 40 in a week you punk kid :D

:toast:

You said that two years ago. :D

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 14:19
Originally posted by Cady Goldfield
You said that two years ago. :D
You are still all younger than I am, you whippersnappers. Obey me, as your elder and clearly your better!

elder999
3rd December 2004, 14:22
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
You are still all younger than I am, you whippersnappers. Obey me, as your elder and clearly your better!

Who's "elder?":laugh:

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 14:34
Originally posted by elder999
Who's "elder?":laugh:
But not wiser, unless your countdown has fallen faster than I thought... ;)
Anyway, you're not elder; you're older... :D :cool:

DYUSAN
3rd December 2004, 14:39
:D YOUNG'uns, I remember a time when Univac was top secret and bread could be bought for a quarter and gas was $0.299 per gallon. I am 5?, now where was I.

monkeyboy_ssj
3rd December 2004, 15:10
Jeez!

I started this thread about 18 months ago...oh how I've matured since then *smokes pipe and polishes monicle*

A grand old 21 now...;)

Cady Goldfield
3rd December 2004, 15:38
<i>I'm so old, I remember when sex was dirty and air was clean.</i>

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 15:43
Originally posted by DYUSAN
:D YOUNG'uns, I remember a time when Univac was top secret and bread could be bought for a quarter and gas was $0.299 per gallon. I am 5?, now where was I.
You are too senile to participate in this thread. :D

monkeyboy_ssj
3rd December 2004, 15:45
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
You are too senile to participate in this thread. :D

Pot. Kettle. Black.

:D

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 15:50
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
Pot. Kettle. Black.

See? Matt is too senile even to create a coherent sentence.
No wonder he calls himself a monkey.
:D

monkeyboy_ssj
3rd December 2004, 15:54
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
See? Matt is too senile even to create a coherent sentence.
No wonder he calls himself a monkey.
:D

Har har...

While your here give me a Banana, I'm starving! ;)

CEB
3rd December 2004, 15:57
I'm 16. :)

Shitoryu Dude
3rd December 2004, 16:04
Really? That explains a lot ;)

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 16:47
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
Har har...

While your here give me a Banana, I'm starving! ;)
While my what is here?! :confused: :rolleyes:

monkeyboy_ssj
3rd December 2004, 17:01
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
While my what is here?! :confused: :rolleyes:

sorry!

'You're' should be there.

Speed typing with your boss behind you is not a good idea.

Kimpatsu
3rd December 2004, 17:25
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
sorry!

'You're' should be there.

Speed typing with your boss behind you is not a good idea.
In other words, you're slacking off work. Hmmm... I smell blackmail...
Pay us $1 million is mall denomination used notes, or we'll blow your cover, sunshine... :cool:

MikeWilliams
3rd December 2004, 18:01
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
$1 million is mall denomination

Yes, it probably is! :D

Kimpatsu
4th December 2004, 01:32
Originally posted by MikeWilliams
Yes, it probably is! :D
Oh, s@!t! This is what I get for typing in the wee hours withut enough sleep.
So, for the benefit of the master of No Kan Do:
$1 million in small denominations.
There. Better?

Joseph Svinth
4th December 2004, 04:03
Perhaps Matt alludes to Harry Chapin's Verities and Balderdash album, the one that includes "halfway to heaven and my home in Forest Hills" and "Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas."

Or not. When that album came out (1974), his mum might not have been legal yet.

Brian Owens
4th December 2004, 06:57
It's fun reading here, going back through old posts I'd not seen.

Okay, I'll play along.

I'm going to be a half century old in 50 more weeks. Not the oldest here by any means, but probably over the median.

When I started driving gas was only 23 cents per gallon, but my after-school job only paid 87 cents per hour and my car only got 16 miles per gallon...on a good day. Gas may now be 8 times what it was then, but I get paid more than 17 times as much as I did then, and my truck gets more than half-again the mileage I used to get.

"My" first computer was a DEC PDP-8 that was about the size of two bookcases, and time-shared among 6 terminals that each got a whole 4k to play with. We saved our programs on punched paper tape, and if the computer crashed (which it did frequently) we rebooted it by flipping toggle switches on the front to enter several hundred lines of 8-bit code so it could then understand a paper tape spool that would teach it to read a magnetic tape. Our primary language was EduSystem BASIC.

I also used a key-punch machine to punch cards for batch processing on an IBM 360, and we too used FORTRAN (Formula Translator) and COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language).

As to who is the youngest, I think we now have at least one member who is 16. I don't know if any are younger than that.

Kimpatsu
4th December 2004, 07:45
You should complete the Birthday field in your Profile, Brian.
I, too, remember FORTRAN (FORmula TRANSlation), COBOL, and BASIC, as well as PASCAL for good measure. I remember remote modems that were basically a cradle for the phone handset, and which sent data at the princely baud rate of 12 kpbs. I remember monochrome monitors that supplied only various shades of green, and I remember plugging it into a real TV to watch newreaders look like Martians.
I remember the enourmous hairdos of the early 1980s, with Bonnie Tyler on the radio every other song, and playing pool in the local bar when I should have been studying.
I remember being younger. :cry:

Brian Owens
4th December 2004, 22:30
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
You should complete the Birthday field in your Profile, Brian.

...I remember monochrome monitors that supplied only various shades of green, and I remember plugging it into a real TV to watch newreaders look like Martians....

I only admit my age when it's relevent to the topic at hand; I try not to advertise it.



You had video monitors? We had ASR-33 Teletypes that printed out on big rolls of pale tan paper; and, yes, the telephone handset was cradled over a speaker/mic setup to "talk" to the Bell something-or-the-other modem at the computer end of the line.

I don't know how Bonnie Tyler managed to sing entire concerts with that raspy voice of hers, but I did like It's A Heart Ache (if that was the actual title) and Holding Out for a Hero.

Those were the days.

Kimpatsu
4th December 2004, 22:50
Originally posted by Brian Owens
I only admit my age when it's relevent to the topic at hand; I try not to advertise it.



You had video monitors? We had ASR-33 Teletypes that printed out on big rolls of pale tan paper; and, yes, the telephone handset was cradled over a speaker/mic setup to "talk" to the Bell something-or-the-other modem at the computer end of the line.

I don't know how Bonnie Tyler managed to sing entire concerts with that raspy voice of hers, but I did like It's A Heart Ache (if that was the actual title) and Holding Out for a Hero.

Those were the days.
Holding Out for a Hero, Faster than the Speed of Night, Total Eclipse of the Heart, and everything else written by Jim Steinman, true master of the universe.

Gary Crawford
4th December 2004, 23:40
you guys make me look young at 41.My first PC was a trs 80 with a cassette tape drive! lol!

Brian Owens
5th December 2004, 09:58
Originally posted by Gary Crawford
you guys make me look young at 41.My first PC was a trs 80 with a cassette tape drive! lol!

In most respects the difference between 41 and 49 is negligible; but when it comes to computers...well, it's sort of like "dog years."

While the DPD-8 and the System 360 were the first computers I used, the first computer I owned was a Commodore 64, with a cassette drive. My best friend owned a "Trash 80" and I envied him the floppy disks (which back then really were floppy).

The difference shows: I lost interest in computers until they became common appliances, while he went on to work for Travelling Software, Attachmate, and -- lastly -- Microsoft.

He's now retired and travels the world, and I work nights and holidays living paycheck to paycheck.

Kimpatsu
5th December 2004, 10:29
Originally posted by Brian Owens
He's now retired and travels the world, and I work nights and holidays living paycheck to paycheck.
But you have gained true spiritual enlightenment, Grasshopper. Is this not good?

Brian Owens
5th December 2004, 12:33
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
But you have gained true spiritual enlightenment, Grasshopper. Is this not good?
I was going to say "Yeah, it's better than sex." However lately I've been wondering if I should consider reconsidering my vow of celibacy. :D

Kimpatsu
5th December 2004, 13:10
Originally posted by Brian Owens
I was going to say "Yeah, it's better than sex." However lately I've been wondering if I should consider reconsidering my vow of celibacy. :D
The scriptures were copied incorrectly, Brian; in the original, the word was celebrate.
:D

Alex Dale
5th December 2004, 18:00
At 17 now (as opposed to early '03 when this thread was started... 0_0 ), I must be one of the youngest.



-Alex Dale

The Nephilim
5th December 2004, 19:42
Ok. I turned 34 on Friday and this thread that I started to post in on page 3 has come back. Damn e-budo and the way it works. It is like a fart in a fan: it always comes back to you at some point.

And Tony remembers Bonnie Tyler? I am having a hard time trying not to forget Kajagoogoo or bad synh pop. Now where did I put that bottle of JD? :D

Kimpatsu
5th December 2004, 23:03
Originally posted by The Nephilim
And Tony remembers Bonnie Tyler? I am having a hard time trying not to forget Kajagoogoo or bad synh pop. Now where did I put that bottle of JD? :D
I even have her CDs, which says more about my age than anything else.
I knew I was getting old when MTV started referring to my music of choice as "classic oldies"... :cry:

Brian Owens
6th December 2004, 00:23
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
I even have her CDs, which says more about my age than anything else.
I have a Ventures 8-Track tape, although the machine to play it on was in my '69 Pontiac GTO that I haven't seen since that tow truck pulled it off that big ouk tree that jumped in front of me in November of '74.


Originally posted by Kimpatsu
The scriptures were copied incorrectly, Brian; in the original, the word was celebrate. :D
Now you tell me! 14 years, wasted! :cry:

Kimpatsu
6th December 2004, 01:09
Originally posted by Brian Owens
Now you tell me! 14 years, wasted! :cry:
What, no sex for 14 years? Not even with a Catholic priest? :D

monkeyboy_ssj
6th December 2004, 09:33
Originally posted by Joseph Svinth
Perhaps Matt alludes to Harry Chapin's Verities and Balderdash album, the one that includes "halfway to heaven and my home in Forest Hills" and "Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas."

Or not. When that album came out (1974), his mum might not have been legal yet.

She would have been 20 then...But still ahven't got a clue what your talking about!

My Dad's got some of these huge black CD's about 12" diameter, I've tried putting it in the machine but they just don't work :(

Oh well...

The Nephilim
6th December 2004, 15:06
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
My Dad's got some of these huge black CD's about 12" diameter
Oh well...

Now why has your dad got a 12" cross dresser for?

J/K

monkeyboy_ssj
6th December 2004, 15:30
Originally posted by The Nephilim
Now why has your dad got a 12" cross dresser for?

J/K

Because we are ladies don't you know! I wouldn't know about that sort of thing as we are...ladies.

The Nephilim
6th December 2004, 15:38
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
Because we are ladies don't you know! I wouldn't know about that sort of thing as we are...ladies.

Wel you may be, but I wear my demins the right way :D