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Discussion started by bald as, Jun 15, 2018.
The SR "blackbird" was an amazing plane.
I hope you find the old guy entertaining
Four types; A-12, YF-12A, M-21 and SR-71 which correct designation should have been RS-71 but LBJ stuffed it when announcing its existence and NASA wasn't game to correct the Pres. Fuel was specially made and virtually fire-proof as flash-point exceeded 1,000 degrees. 4,000 odd missiles were fired at Blackbirds, no hits, evasion technique - accelerate and outrun. And that's without viewing the video!
The second "E-type" of the sky! The first being the "Spitfire"!
Saddest part, not a single one is flight ready condition these days
Read that all spare parts were destroyed, along with the moulds, instruction manuals etc, to preserve the secret information.
Millitary should of at least kept a few flight ready for air shows ...
I went to IWM Duxford a few years back, not particularly to look at the aircraft but more the tanks. I remember being surprised at how impacted I was by the 'Blackbird' they had. There was something very special about this aircraft.
My Dad lives only a few hundred metres from Duxford Airfield in the village of Ickleton
Designed by hand, not computer is a big factor for me.
THAT's what I forgot about the SR-71; hand designed on draftsman boards, no CAD in those days. I recall reading that the NASA moon missions were "powered" by the equivalent of three Commodore 64s! Hands up those who remember them . C'mon be honest!
Cassette drives are de 'shizzle.
Commodore 64! Luxury man
Spoiler: This is what you REALLY needed
Would be before your time @lerenau !
Nope! Some of my earliest memories were playing with the Atari 2600, Commodore 64, and later the Amiga 500.
I must have been about 3-4 years old.
... I'm currently waiting on a NES and a SNES for my 4yo.
If she likes them I'll get her a Switch for Christmas.
You guys win HANDS DOWN. I recall my first word-processing software was WordPerfect 5. Anyone recall what Shift F7 gave you?
Nope, not anymore - but I was WAY slower when I moved from 5.1 to Word ...
EDIT: Your can still get it!!!!! https://www.wordperfect.com/en/
Still get it? Blimey, an oldie but a goodie hm?
The good old vic20!!! The hours I spent typing in game code from magazines and copying stuff (tape to tape) on 2 seperate stand alone cassette recorders ~ all good fun being nice and quiet so the recording wouldn't get corrupted!
What was the way to load a game?
*load,8,1 or something?
It was too long ago to remember the exact procedure, was only a youngster back then
There was a load command you typed then had to press play on the tape machine.... after that it would eventually load up if the data was read properly.
My parents didn't have a hifi with a double cassette player so couldn't copy too many games or make backups. It was always a bit touch and go doing an audio recording from different machines but worked ok from what I remember.
You'd get free games and program data tapes stuck on the front of computer magazines and always loads of code inside to type in by hand.... quite a procedure