2021-09-09 at 8:55 PM UTC
honestly, the 90s are more vague in memory than the 70s and 80s.
just blew threw. had kids near the end. also kicked off of &totse dialup. I do remember getting broadband the first time. i spent like a week looking for big files to download but my hard drive got filled up fast. fucking HDD were still expensive af back then.
I still see 1 and 2 terabite are kind of expensive even though they started coming out 10 years ago? whats next, Petabyte. anyone own one yet?
1000 kB kilobyte
10002 MB megabyte
10003 GB gigabyte
10004 TB terabyte
10005 PB petabyte
10006 EB exabyte
10007 ZB zettabyte
10008 YB yottabyte
Value IEC Memory
1024 KiB kibibyte KB kilobyte
10242 MiB mebibyte MB megabyte
10243 GiB gibibyte GB gigabyte
10244 TiB tebibyte TB terabyte
10245 PiB pebibyte –
10246 EiB exbibyte –
10247 ZiB zebibyte –
10248 YiB yobibyte –
2021-09-10 at 4:37 AM UTC
[the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
i miss ren & stimpy and beavis & butt-head.
2021-09-10 at 5:31 PM UTC
I started &Totse late 92 or early 93. About 4 months after getting a new computer in exchange for two days worth of construction work. He had them on a pallet in his garage, I didn't ask why he had them, but when he asked if he could pay me the 600 bucks next week, I said only if you let me keep one of these for coladeral and he said, do you want it in exchange.
Computers were like 1500 bucks back then.
I think it was a compact x386 processor with a 9600bps modem or some shit. Dialup BBS was annoyingly slow. There was a half second delay on when typing on a forum and page loading were aol was real time. So I found totse maybe early 1993 after a sales guy from Babbage's in Concord showed me a BBS quarterly with &totse as a cover and center page. Told me he went on it. I never knew his used name though. Asian dude.
Never saw him at the 4 or 5 meetups #2400bps meetups.
They would play flag football and have bbq and nerdfest shit like D&D stuff.