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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    saying “it’s too hot for you” never seem to work. When they start breathing fire they’ll know ur right. Then whisper “now ur a dragon, son”
     
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    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    " Often I say things that are so intelligent and advanced that I do not understand a word of it "
     
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    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    Hello, this is my first computer I have ever owned in 1982 the Sinclair ZX81, the setup was the same as this picture :).
     

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    ^^^ nice! That was a great age of thrill and discoveries ! Later I got a 286 "IBM Compatible", to which was added a very large capacity hd... a whooping 10 MB, costing us$1000.- which must be equivalent to like $5000 now, calculate the TB price lol+++
     
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    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    I payed for my first 286 around $3000 in 1985, everything is so much expensive in the other side of the world, it was with 1MB RAM and 40MB HDD and an EVGA 1st color monitor and dot matrix printer, I think it was from brand called "Tandon" I have no idea if someone heard about it,
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandon_Corporation

    Yup, I actually talked with those folks long ago and far away about turning SS/DD floppy's into DS/DD floppy's with a "hole punch". They were thrilled about this discovery. :)

    At the time I thought Tandon were only the floppy maker, but they showed me PC's they made, so it's possible your whole PC was made by Tandon.

    In the USA it's more likely Tandon only made the Floppy drive itself, and "Tandy" was the label on the PC.

    Radio Shack's "Tandy" brand computers were a big thing back then in the US.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Corporation

    Overseas Tandon might have used their own branding - so quite possible. :)
     
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    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    A wise man was told that someone is capable of flying! he said: This is not important, as flies and mosquitoes fly.
    They said: And what about someone walking over the water! he said: This is also unimportant. The plank of wood is floating above the water.
    They said: So what is the miracle?
    He said: To walk between people and patience on their harm, and do not lose the principles of ethics, do not lie, and do not steal, cheat and do not betray their trust and their dependency on you, and do not break their hearts.

    * Being a human being is the real miracle *

    Sorry if my English not that good. hope that the point is clear.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Monty Python - Bruce's Philosophers Song
    Monty Python
    Published on Oct 13, 2014
    Bruces' Philosophers Song Lyrics
    Artist: Monty Python
    Album: Sings

    Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
    Who was very rarely stable

    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
    Who could think you under the table

    David Hume could out-consume
    Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel

    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
    Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel

    There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya
    'Bout the raising of the wrist
    Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed

    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
    On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill

    Plato, they say, could stick it away
    Half a crate of whiskey every day

    Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
    Hobbes was fond of his dram

    And René Descartes was a drunken fart
    I drink, therefore I am

    Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed
    A lovely little thinker But a bugger when he's pissed

    Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Monty Python
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    Published on Apr 1, 2018
    Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Monty Python
    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, but did you know these facts? For this list, we're counting down the best, spam-stacked snippets of trivia about the world famous British comedy troupe, Monty Python. Known for their surreal style, absurd humour, iconic jokes and influential sketches, these guys hike the hilarity up to 12. Featuring John Cleese, Eric Idle, Micael Palin, Terry Jones Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam. Enjoy!

    Top 10 Monty Python's Flying Circus Moments
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    Published on May 15, 2014
    And now for something completely different... Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 Monty Python TV moments.
     
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    Monty Python - Philosopher Football
     
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