#1 By: Rob Beschizza, November 15th, 2013 09:09
#2 By: Cacafuego, November 15th, 2013 10:58
Only problem is the modem sounds. Modems didn't sound like that in the 80s!
#3 By: newliminted, November 15th, 2013 11:27
Obviously that's the sound of the broadband hi-speed internet modem of today. Much faster. More complex.
#4 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, November 15th, 2013 11:29
BBC CEEFAX was about this level of awesome
#5 By: squidfood, November 15th, 2013 12:39
Yah, in the 1980s ones the sounds were simple enough that you could directly hear if you didn't sync up (wrong baud rate or parity). I remember when I first heard a fast one - never trusted those complex noises.
#6 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, November 15th, 2013 14:36
Was anyone immediately thrown off by the greeting to 'anonymous', rather than an exhortation to join Google+?
#7 By: mr_web_engineer, November 15th, 2013 19:51
What's with all the colors? I worked at a college in the 1980s that had some pretty expensive monitors and terminals, and the only colors we had were green/black, white/black, and a fancy amber/black.
#8 By: Raybert, November 16th, 2013 08:26
Didn't someone post this some 3 years ago or did I see it somewhere else?
#9 By: Raybert, November 16th, 2013 08:29
Commodore C64 (or C20 even) hooked up to the TV in the living room. Colours! Lots of beautiful colours! Hey, even the Sinclair ZX 81could do colour.
#10 By: technogeek, November 16th, 2013 10:18
Nicely done, but I could swear I saw this or a similar implementation some years ago. Might not have been via BB, though.
Back in the 70's, I had a friend who could whistle a perfect 300-baud control-G...
#11 By: hodge, November 17th, 2013 02:52
There was this guy who connected his laptop to Google for reals with an old 1964 300 baud modem.
#12 By: Raybert, November 17th, 2013 04:40
Wow. Thanks for the link! Just look at that box!
I move we start calling this sort of thing transistorpunk.
#14 By: technogeek, November 18th, 2013 21:21
If you're going to squee over old hardware, I still have my old sewing-machine-sized IBM Portable PC, complete with the expansion chassis which housed additional drives and adapters. XT motherboard with a 286 processor speed-up card and a numeric coprocessor (can't use both at once, though), running DOS 3.1. CGA driving orange (9"?) CRT monitor. Unfortunately the MWave DSP/modem card suffered a lightning strike.
#15 By: Rob Beschizza, November 20th, 2013 09:09
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