Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:44 am Post subject: Re: bzz4
not only that... the C64 also became my family... my biological parents just a shadow standing in the door to my room looking at the child whose mind ran away from them... fuck them i thought... and my c64 played the soundtrack to it... \:D/
i didn't realize that myself until i sold it and 2000+ 5 1/4" disks to be able to afford an amiga... the moment the buyer drove away i realized i had sold my mother, my father to a fat man... i ran after the car screaming and waving... it destroyed my brain with burning tears...
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:46 am Post subject: Re: bzz4
thats a pretty sad story. i betrayed my c64 as well in like 1995 or 96. it wasnt entirely my fault thou, since its graphic chip (or whatever it is, that does this... good-looking colourish stains on the screen) died and it only drew weird pixel-salad. i went to a few malls, and tried to buy a new fx-chip, and the store keepers were looking at me like before they told me that this "thing" is "technically antique" and they of course have no parts for that "thing". and then they started to laugh loudly.
i ended up selling all my games together for 5 DM.
aaaah.. it's fine... i got the amiga in 1989... in 1991 i bought a USRobotics 16.8(kbit) Courier Dual Standart for 1600 DM (~800 EUR) images.doba.com/produc...R3453C.jpg
they had to be imported from the USA because they had no license from german telekom to be used/sold in germany.. because telekom still wanted to rip people off with their acoustic couplers with 2.4kbit at that time.. whatever...
for 1337 people there was no alternative to USRobotics back then...
the awesome new courier transferred up to 3000 Bytes/sec bidirectional(!)... that was like a new period of life... with blueboxing and picking up the phone and dropping it back on the cradle to induce additional linenoise on oversea lines so the modem would switch to a lower but more stable speed... blablabla... xD
i still have it... but in the end the power unit burned through because of the cheap 110V/220V power converter i guess and 24/7 operation for 3 years... but it worked great "Plug it in and forget about it" was their slogan xD
in the beginning i used the phoneline of my parents... they were wondering why nobody called anymore.. but i didn't care until blueboxing frequencies changed and i had no bluebox for a month.. the result was a phonebill over 2000 DM (~1000 EUR) because... well... the show had to go on... right? :D
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