beschizza at November 15th, 2013 09:09 — #1
cacafuego at November 15th, 2013 10:58 — #2
Only problem is the modem sounds. Modems didn't sound like that in the 80s!
newliminted at November 15th, 2013 11:27 — #3
Obviously that's the sound of the broadband hi-speed internet modem of today. Much faster. More complex.
peregrinus_bis at November 15th, 2013 11:29 — #4
BBC CEEFAX was about this level of awesome
squidfood at November 15th, 2013 12:39 — #5
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.
fuzzyfungus at November 15th, 2013 14:36 — #6
Was anyone immediately thrown off by the greeting to 'anonymous', rather than an exhortation to join Google+?
mr_web_engineer at November 15th, 2013 19:51 — #7
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.
raybert at November 16th, 2013 08:26 — #8
Didn't someone post this some 3 years ago or did I see it somewhere else?
raybert at November 16th, 2013 08:29 — #9
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.
technogeekagain at November 16th, 2013 10:18 — #10
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...
hodge at November 17th, 2013 02:52 — #11
There was this guy who connected his laptop to Google for reals with an old 1964 300 baud modem.
raybert at November 17th, 2013 04:40 — #12
Wow. Thanks for the link! Just look at that box!
I move we start calling this sort of thing transistorpunk.
technogeekagain at November 18th, 2013 21:21 — #14
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.
beschizza at November 20th, 2013 09:09 — #15
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