Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for December 08, 2023

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    You can say that again.

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    einarbt  4 months ago

    Never had one of those. Had an AK47 battery driven with a light at the front that lit up when you pulled the trigger plus sound.

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    Pedmar Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’ll never forget my first calculator. Got it when I was in high school circa 1975. Six inches wide with big buttons, cost $120. Had it’s own leather case with a loop so you could carry it on your belt.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Personally, I’d have kept the bear out.

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    Steverino Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s so sweet. Being in bed with your computer.

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    delennwen  4 months ago

    Ah, 45 or so years after the "official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time”, little boys’ dreams have changed!

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    john_chubb  4 months ago

    Life without your BannanaJr 2000 would definately be a lot less fun!

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    gnorth22 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Who needs a “Rambo Laser Rifle” these days when you can have a genuine fully functional JR-15?

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 4 months ago

    Had a high school teacher who insisted we use slide rules instead of calculators. The lesson: Slide rules were absolutely incredible . . . It’s amazing what a simple mechanical device can do.

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    Red33410  4 months ago

    “Things from the past somehow are dearest.”

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    BW42  4 months ago

    I remember the first calculator I built. Called a kit, but certainly not a kit as Heathkit would have said: Three bags of small parts, two printed circuit boards, and instructions that just said “install and solder all parts”. (So long ago that the big ICs were NMOS, but there were also about forty discrete transistors.)

    On top of that, it did not work when I powered it up! But that was a life changing blessing! At about 3 AM I tracked it down to a defective transistor, replaced that, and all OK! What I learned made a big difference in my career for the next 40 years!

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    John Rambo would be a reassuring presence even without a laser rifle….

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