beschizza — 2013-11-15T09:09:16-05:00 — #1
cacafuego — 2013-11-15T10:58:37-05:00 — #2
Only problem is the modem sounds. Modems didn't sound like that in the 80s!
newliminted — 2013-11-15T11:27:08-05:00 — #3
Obviously that's the sound of the broadband hi-speed internet modem of today. Much faster. More complex.
peregrinus_bis — 2013-11-15T11:29:13-05:00 — #4
BBC CEEFAX was about this level of awesome
squidfood — 2013-11-15T12:39:13-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-15T14:36:54-05:00 — #6
Was anyone immediately thrown off by the greeting to 'anonymous', rather than an exhortation to join Google+?
mr_web_engineer — 2013-11-15T19:51:22-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-16T08:26:06-05:00 — #8
Didn't someone post this some 3 years ago or did I see it somewhere else?
raybert — 2013-11-16T08:29:22-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-16T10:18:13-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-17T02:52:19-05:00 — #11
There was this guy who connected his laptop to Google for reals with an old 1964 300 baud modem.
raybert — 2013-11-17T04:40:39-05:00 — #12
Wow. Thanks for the link! Just look at that box!
I move we start calling this sort of thing transistorpunk.
technogeekagain — 2013-11-18T21:21:53-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-20T09:09:26-05:00 — #15
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