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But a 2TB drive is now $89 at Fry's....

Personally I'd rather take a HD tivo with last week's Bears game back to Chicago, circa 1970 or so, along with my 46" LCD TV.

I would set it up on the corner of Michigan and Grand, plug it in and show them the future.

Then I would be made king for life. I wouldn't even need to show them the 16 core processor in my back pocket.
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Brb, buying a DeLorean.
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post #23 of 79
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Originally Posted by JF-AMD View Post
But a 2TB drive is now $89 at Fry's....

Personally I'd rather take a HD tivo with last week's Bears game back to Chicago, circa 1970 or so, along with my 46" LCD TV.

I would set it up on the corner of Michigan and Grand, plug it in and show them the future.

Then I would be made king for life. I wouldn't even need to show them the 16 core processor in my back pocket.
I see what you did there.
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I see what you did there.
I don't see it, please explain.
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I don't see it, please explain.
He works for AMD, and 16 core CPU's aren't readily available.
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Wow I wish I could take one of these back in time with me. I've got a 1.5TB drive I'd sell.
ill buy it off u for $35
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He works for AMD, and 16 core CPU's aren't readily available.
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They might be able to reverse engineer some components to an extent and vastly improve the 1950's computers though.
or u can just bring a laptop with the blueprints for all the components for the pc down to the last microchip then u would make zillions muahahahhaha
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or u can just bring a laptop with the blueprints for all the components for the pc down to the last microchip then u would make zillions muahahahhaha
That would be a good start, but you would also need to make a plant capable of following the designs for the chips, none of which would exist in 1950.
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My main fascination with future computing is what the internet will become.

It's only been mainstream for ~15 years and has changed society greatly. People being born today probably couldn't imagine a world without it.
I remember when the internet was becoming mainstream in the mid-nineties and you'd see commercials that were like 30 seconds longer than they had to be because the narrator would have to spout the entire url verbatim, not to mention the AOL "hot word" or whatever, plus sometimes, instructions of where to type in the address lol
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