Profile: n8xyn

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I was born in Cincinnati Ohio have owned computers since 1980 so that makes me an old timer for sure. First one was a Commodore VIC 20 with a giant 3.5K of RAM. I upgraded to a C64 with much more room at 64K of RAM. I could name every machine but why. I actually got to use my first computer in 1976, it was an IBM 370 (I think) mainframe. At that time I attended a satellite school whose focus was math and science. I actually use to dream of owning one but knew that was impossible until it was. Later I became an amateur radio operator and kept with the electronics and computers as a hobby. I decided about a week ago while looking in my drawers and finding several old SBC's I no longer used to put them to use. So now they are no longer in the graveyard but working 24/7 until the die. It's a real problem right now keeping them cool with that 100% 24/7 duty cycle, I've had to add some new parts and some I've even ended up downclocking. I'm considering making a water cooler for them which might be my next project :-) It's all fun and I enjoy the challenge and I'll think of something. Seti is one of the most interesting pursuits I can imagine the way the world will change "after" might even become a new epochs in history much like BC AD this could be called AC (after contact)...
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