History of this site

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by uzair, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. uzair

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    Actually, tommorow i saw the last page on the forums and there were posts dated "1970".What is this?
    I mean, what is the history of this site?
     
  2. mrmeval

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    Wow man, like coolness for daze!
     
  3. Dave

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    We were the first website on the net!

    Seriously, the 1970 posts are errors resulting from the forums transition from Invision to vBulletin in 2006. The site went live in May 2003, the initial forums went active in late 2003.

    Dave
     
  4. uzair

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    Ok- ok- So those were fake.I just have a habit of becoming excited.
     
  5. Dave

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    Don't worry, it amused me first time I saw it! I had posts dating back to 1970 and I wasn't even alive then! :D

    Dave
     
  6. Papabravo

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  7. Dave

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    That might be a plausible explanation for the seemingly random 1/1/70 date. As a guess when the boards were transferred from Invision to vBulletin, certain threads (of a certain early period of the forums) did not have a date-stamp - therefore a standard date 1/1/70 was used in place.

    The Y2K38 problem looks as much of a non-starter as the Y2K problem. Actually there was a millennium bug - Windows ME!! :D

    Dave
     
  8. recca02

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    while i dont mean an offense..but in light humour:
    what freaks me out is that he saw it tommorow.

    actually this is a big problem in the subcontinent..since we have the same word for yesterday and tomorrow.ppl often wrongly use the latter for the former.

    i agree...esp with the latter part:D
     
  9. Dave

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    I missed that one. How strange that the same word is used for closely related, but polar, words. I am not surprised there was some confusion.

    Ahhh, someone else who suffered! I hated it, thankfully XP came along little over a year later.

    Dave
     
  10. uzair

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    Actually, english is not our native language so these mistakes are "must"(almost).;)
     
  11. beenthere

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    I would have asked for clarification too. In 1970, PDP-11's were hot. There was no internet. The closest thing to a desktop computer I was aware of was a Data General Supernova, which need a manually entered boot loader. 8" floppies were revolutionary. TSO was the way you logged onto the mainframe, and the IBM 370 was king. Hard disks were either Winchesters, or separate peripherals that weighed hundreds of pounds, with a couple of megabyte capacities. Univac was still building octal-organized computers. I had a friend working for Martin-Marietta who had to hand select TTL chips that would clock at 40 MHz. NSA still had a plugboard programmed computer running.
     
  12. Dave

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    :D Don't worry about it, I didn't even notice!

    Just shows you how advanced we are here at AAC!

    Dave
     
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