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    I am so old...that elderberries are just berries.

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    I remember when asking someone if he was at home while talking to him on the phone was a stupid question.

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    I used to spend silver certificates.

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    I remember in the beginning, There were only pnp transistors but I am so old that it seems they were geraniums and then along came silly cons that were npns, and they were as big as flap jacks.
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    I used to spend silver certificates.
    I used to spend silver dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    I remember in the beginning, There were only pnp transistors but I am so old that it seems they were geraniums and then along came silly cons that were npns, and they were as big as flap jacks.
    In a closer-to-life variant:

    "I am so old, I remember when the amount of transistors was stated on your radio. Spelled out in full. Because it was that impressive to have not a three, not a four, but a FIVE transistor radio."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    In a closer-to-life variant:

    "I am so old, I remember when the amount of transistors was stated on your radio. Spelled out in full. Because it was that impressive to have not a three, not a four, but a FIVE transistor radio."
    Ah i stopped for a while at two transistors for a crystal set with a razor blade semiconductor. It might be the last electronic design of mine that worked as intended but alas i suspect the circuit was given to me by boys own magazine or the like. Back then fox hole radios as they were known, were all the rage but i doubt the original foxes had transistors to play with.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    Fact checking, the single point pnp germanium transistor, 1947 leading to the 1956 Nobel prize. But amazingly the fet was patented many years earlier !
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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