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no more cnn international??????


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#41 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

Nah - we had to use acoustic couplers to connect to the mainframe:
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:12 AM

Why does DIRECTV hate news channels? First, it was All News Channel and now this!!! It's probably to make room for that college sports espn channel I am hearing rumors about.


Yeah, they also took away CBC Newsworld International too!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

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#45 OFFLINE   dishrich

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

Yeah, they also took away CBC Newsworld International too!


Uh hardly - it was purchased by another company & changed INTO Current TV; DTV had NO say in that: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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On May 4, 2004, INdTV Holdings, a company co-founded by Gore and Joel Hyatt, purchased cable news channel NewsWorld International (NWI) from Vivendi Universal for the express purpose of launching their new network with the space on some digital cable lineups (and DirecTV) that NWI had.



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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

You're a young pup. We had a Commodore VIC 20 with a 300 Baud Modem and a cassette tape drive. Also had a TRS80.

Now that was old school


I can beat that...a Commodore PET back in '78 :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

I can beat that...a Commodore PET back in '78 :)


I had a Vic 20 too. Before that, though, I was writing Fortran programs for IBM main-frame computers in the mid-60's.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Here is William Shatner beaming in to sell you that Commodore Vic 20.
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#49 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

You're a young pup. We had a Commodore VIC 20 with a 300 Baud Modem and a cassette tape drive. Also had a TRS80.

Now that was old school


Ahhhh...the Trash-80...what a system!

I had an Apple II with a language card, a Z80 coprocessor card, a Telex 80 column display card and a Hayes 300 baud Smartmodem (which came in two pieces for the Apple II - an internal card and external telephone interface, connected via a ribbon cable). I ran Apple DOS, p-System and CPm on that machine. Programmed in 6502 Assembler, BASIC, Fortran and Pascal. Those were the days...you had to write software that could run in 48k of RAM or less!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

Then there's the Heathkit H89. It had two, Z80 2-Mz processors, one for the video and one for the main CPU. What a screamer. :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

Why didn't someone tell me that HBO had began scrambling? Who could be next? Do you think that one day everything that we have been getting for free since '79 will scramble! I guess I will have to shell out $400 for a MaCom VCII...

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

Gotta love the sarcasm in this thread. Reading all of these posts made me laugh.

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