How do I access Gizmoplex on my TI-92?

Wait, an unpunched card? The cards around my house were generally all punched.

Essentially, my folks used bugs as coasters.

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Flaunting their failures right under your nose.

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Did he come out of retirement in the late ’90s like many others to profit off the pre-Y2K debugging boom?

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Kind of redundant, really.

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The Dreamcast could do ANYTHING, it was the greatest gaming console of all time, I will die on this hill, thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

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I had an Atari 400! Chiclet keyboards sucked.

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Chatting in the Gizmoplex was really difficult on my calculator. Even in hexadecimal mode I only had access to the first six letters of the alphabet.

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You think that was hard? Try doing it with a rotary phone. It was all the Bell Telephone Company would install in my house back in 1978.

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Pfeh. You kids with your fancy gadgets. This is how I was chatting:


Almost finished with my first message!

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I’m still working out if it’s possible to communicate via theremin and acoustic modem.

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Ah yeah, back when this fandom was all about dialing up SOL-5463.

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Not even my Powerbook (renamed Powerback XXXX) is safe from White Dot!

Teaser Pic

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Simple solution for you. An acoustic coupler modem:

acoustic_coupler

Now you can enjoy the stream at 300 baud.

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They were tossing this at work, had to add it to my computer collection.
Of course the first thing I thought of is, can I access the Gismoplex on my Synertek VIM Model 1?

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Sure, as long as you didn’t use any of the special parts to make some robot friends.

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Buncha posers. You haven’t lived until you’ve enjoyed Beyond Atlantis on one of these.

But my Morse is so rusty …

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Why use something so primitive, when just a couple of years later you could have pictures?

Yes, the fax machine is just that old.

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There’s even a movie from the nine-TEEN 30’s with a fax machine playing and important role in a caper. Mighta been His Girl Friday.

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VIM! It’s a microcomputer and a text editor.

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