1. EgoAnt's Avatar
    This past weekend my son and I took part in Extra Life, a gaming marathon to raise funds for our local children's hospital. Today I was going back through my photos and found that Google Photos had made this fun GIF of him playing with the HoloLens.

    What a time to be growing up!-lochhololens.jpg

    So funny that this is all just second nature to him. He feels no shame at zapping holographic baddies in a public place. I was giving other people demos of the HoloLens at the event and it generally seemed that the older people were the more self-conscious they were about wearing a headset in public.
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    11-08-2016 03:29 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    That's classic brother! We should SO turn that in to a meme! But we don't want to traumatize the kid. Phew! Phew! Phew!
    11-08-2016 04:04 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    LOL, that's great, I can see he was really immersed in whatever he was watching.

    Also great you were raising funds.
    11-08-2016 04:08 PM
  4. EgoAnt's Avatar
    He was playing RoboRaid:
    What a time to be growing up!-ecfba68d-b9d1-4fcf-adf5-a11129823925.jpg-n-hololens_alp_1920_hero_roboraid_img.jpg
    11-08-2016 04:11 PM
  5. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    He was playing RoboRaid:
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    Nice. You also got to try Hololens I presume? If so did you like what you saw so far?

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    11-08-2016 04:28 PM
  6. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    I used to do the same thing when I was a boy. Playing subbuteo with my virtual football team, brought to life by the realism of....... eerrrrrrm plastic.
    11-08-2016 05:04 PM
  7. EgoAnt's Avatar
    Yeah, I have a HoloLens and really like it. Still trying to find real-world uses for it, though.
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    11-08-2016 05:48 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Its funny to think that back when i was 12. Having a 1mbps internet connection and Phone with a 2mp camera was THE BUSINESS and was so cool ^_^

    Ah how times have changed.
    11-09-2016 12:34 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Its funny to think that back when i was 12. Having a 1mbps internet connection and Phone with a 2mp camera was THE BUSINESS and was so cool ^_^

    Ah how times have changed.
    When I was 12 the Internet only existed in big universities and the goverment, NO ONE had computers even (that didn't happen until I went to High School). And cell phones came in big bags and/or where installed in your car, and only the very wealthy had them as they cost thousands (well over 1000) and the minutes were WHEW insane. My dad had a bag phone and you were NOT allowed to call him on it unless someone died! lol
    11-09-2016 01:30 PM
  10. jsarino's Avatar
    I remember when I was my university when I was talking to people from other parts of the world on a terminal, years before IM services like AIM and others came along. I also felt you were the shizznit if you had a PC, and especially one that has a 1200 baud modem.
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    11-10-2016 10:47 AM
  11. EgoAnt's Avatar
    especially one that has a 1200 baud modem.
    My first home computer was an Atari 800xl with a cassette drive and a 300 baud modem. I'd hook up to the BBS hosted at the University of Alberta and pretend that I was older so that I could have adult conversations.
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    11-10-2016 10:54 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    My first home computer was an Atari 800xl with a cassette drive and a 300 baud modem. I'd hook up to the BBS hosted at the University of Alberta and pretend that I was older so that I could have adult conversations.
    I was on BBSs, and then CompuServe, Prodigy and was a charter member of AOL (remember those disks, and then CDs that used to be EVERYWHERE!). I was also an AOL Guide.
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    11-10-2016 04:57 PM
  13. jsarino's Avatar
    My first home computer was an Atari 800xl with a cassette drive and a 300 baud modem. I'd hook up to the BBS hosted at the University of Alberta and pretend that I was older so that I could have adult conversations.
    Mine was a Timex Sinclair 1000, and it also came with a 16k memory add-on.
    11-10-2016 08:33 PM
  14. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Mine was a Timex Sinclair 1000, and it also came with a 16k memory add-on.
    My first home computer was an Atari 800xl with a cassette drive and a 300 baud modem

    Mine was a Commodore C64 and a Sinclair ZX81 (still working btw but stored by my father who knows where)

    My first console was the Atari 2600, I got also an IntelliVision, later the Nintendo, a XBOX and the last one was the PS2

    What ages we got of really fun, when the game has to be fun because graphics were really bad.
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    11-10-2016 09:03 PM
  15. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    One of my brother's got an Atari 2600 which I played. Family systems Spectrum 128k and Amstrad CPC 464 (I think). Personal systems NES, Megadrive, SNES, N64, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 then Xbox one. Usually sold one system to pay for the next. Good times!
    11-11-2016 07:01 AM
  16. jsarino's Avatar
    My first console was the Atari 2600.
    Same here, got it before I had gotten the Timex Sinclair I mentioned above. I still have that one stored away, with about a dozen games. I keep meaning to bring it out for my kids to play.
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    11-11-2016 02:56 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Commodore Vic 20 here, then an Apple IIc, then PC (DOS based remember DOS?)
    11-13-2016 02:40 AM
  18. jsarino's Avatar
    Commodore Vic 20 here, then an Apple IIc, then PC (DOS based remember DOS?)
    I was always envious of people that had either the Commodore 64 or the Vic 20. I had a friend that had shoeboxes upon shoeboxes of games!
    11-18-2016 09:52 AM
  19. GustavMahler's Avatar
    On the other hand, growing up with this tech you cannot appreciate it as much as someone who has seen CRT screens and 2d games.
    And appreciation is everything!
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    01-02-2017 03:23 AM
  20. EgoAnt's Avatar
    On the other hand, growing up with this tech you cannot appreciate it as much as someone who has seen CRT screens and 2d games.
    And appreciation is everything!
    I'm not sure that is true, entirely. Sometimes growing up with something can make you appreciate it more. All depends on your perspective. For example, some rural kids grow up and want nothing but to "escape" to the big city, and some grow up to love rural life.
    01-10-2017 02:16 PM

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