Let's confuse the 90s/00s babies.
>my first games was loaded from this
Dereferencing a pointer means getting the value that is stored in the memory location pointed by the pointer. The operator * is used to do this, and is called the dereferencing operator.
Gayms were tied to CPU clockspeed. When computers got faster, those games were made unplayable. Therefore they included a turbo button to slow it down to play games properly. Called it turbo so normies understood (or thought they did).
>sister is in the english grad program at UCLA
>tells me that the department asked her if she could transfer some old files
>ask her what the problem is
>"the files are on these weird square things"
>"no they're hard plastic"
>born in 1998
>lived in North Hollywood
>first computer was a pcj
>booted shit all the time by myself
>father gives me it to shut me up
>later get dad's old 98 machine
>all just to shut me up
>mechwarrior and doom still top games I play
>hand me downs of xp start flowing down
>buy my own computer
I'm only 23 and I've used them to install dos. When I was in grade 7 we had to submit assignments on a floppy, I ran a magnet over mine and got full marks cause the teacher assumed he broke it.
Holy shit dude you realize you've already lost her right? She's surrounded by men studying to make a very lot of money who are also her intellectual equals and you her boyfriend is a neet. Good going faggot
Because if your game looks like it's being played on turbo, you push the turbo button to make it slow down and be playable.
Think of it like pulling a fire alarm. You pull it when there IS a fire, not when you want a fire.
Here it is again! dumb fucking age meme.
Anyway, you're the new typewriter faggots! Let me paint the picture for you:
>hahaha remember typewriters, back in the day... you kid, over there, you wouldn't get it! *looks at other old fuck*
>yup you wouldn't... back in the day... we had this thing called the typewriter, it was soooo much better, you wouldn't get it!
>"kid" leaves room
>OH GOD REMEMBER HOW MUCH IT FUCKING SUCKED TO REPLACE THE FONT HEADS EVERY 2 MONTHS AND MANUALLY RETURNING AND FUUUUCK THAT SHIT AND oh shi-
>"kid" comes back in the room
>yup they were so badass, back in the day, etc etc.
Now replace "typewriter" with "floppy", "back in the day" with 90s/80s, and "replace the font heads" with "having the most unreliable storage medium in the history of time". Nostalgia is cancer because it tricks you into thinking bad memories are good even though in the same breath you are saying how shit they were, but you are throwing this into someone else's lap negatively as if they aren't knowledgeable... not knowledgeable about shitty garbage nobody cares about anymore?
I'm glad I don't know how to use a typewriter because they're fucking obsolete, you don't need to waste time thinking about manually returning because the word processor from the 80s does it automatically and the habit is just going to get in the way. I'm glad all the young people I meet don't know what a floppy disk is and their fucking 4 year shelf life and being the most brittle pieces of shit to ever exist. Don't pretend that your nostalgic garbage is good just to "shit" on people because you're trying too hard to fit in.
NORMIES NORMIES NORMIES! LOOK AT ME!!!!! NORMIES NORMIES NORMIES!!!! DO I FIT IN YET?!?? NORMIES NORMIES MILENNIALS GEN XERS GEN YERS BOOMERS BOOMERS NORMIES NORMIES NORMIES PLEASE LET ME INTO THE CLUB.... NORMIES NORMIES NORMIES NORMIES "normies" NORmies NOrmies xdd NORMIESIEMS SIEMENS NORMIES
Look everyone! The glorious winged faggot! Stare in awe!
>not realizing millennial covers a rather large set of years and starts with anyone that "came of age" in the 2000s
>tfw 33 and recognizes everything in this thread but still a millennial.
But just like botnet and cuckold, I don't expect /g/ to get shit right.
>Millennial is actually marketing code word for anyone under 30. Which is why the definition keeps being pushed forward. The original definitions started with mid 70s born people. Then they turned 30. Now mid 80s born people are turning 30 and the definition is being pushed forward again, because time passes and people age out of the 20-29 demographic.
Anyway the the definition used by most business's IIRC is still actually 78-94 or so. So they're older than what most people assume by reading click bait articles.
TFW shit talking click bait articles you agree with are actually talking about you.
>Even kids today know what floppies are.
No they dont, i saw a short video by a journalist, he asked random kids passing by and none of them knew what a floppy disk was. Majority of them did not know what the VHS tape was. A lot of them did not know what the cassette player was
>tfw also born in a third world shithole
>never really got to experience the early days of computing to its fullest
>first BBS companies start propping up in 1990
>country is small enough for said companies to interconnect the entire nation under one massive BBS
>my grades suffer from all the shitposting
>the glorious BBS age lasts for less than 5 years for me as cheap computers begin to flood the market
>everyone start ditching their terminals for Pentium rigs with no less than two hundred and fifty six colors holy shit
>public infrastructure is still not there to support high speed connection at all
>weird dichotomy of seeing everyone and their fancy 586s hooked up to modems rated in bauds
I'm just gonna post bald science man here.
He gets to the point without sounding like a salty faggot like you.
And by posting it I can claim superior intellect over you and anyone else posting in this thread.
OP this is a great thread but you should have posted this on Reddit instead maybe.
back in the good old days everything was better!
Remember when we had only one key we could use to transmit messages. It's called on off keying and used a revolutionary encoding, Morse! The digital age had already started!
OMG !! I always thought it'll make it faster, the led display was 99 on turbo and 66 regular, and we laugh about it cause "who the fuck wouldn't use it in turbo mode", in the newer models like pentium the turbo switch wasn't even attached to the mobo
most of the time those segment display boards were hardwired to only display two things, it doesn't actually measure the cpu speed
in many cases the configuration was done with jumpers, so you could move them around to make it display anything you like