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My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."

Me: "MY FIRST COMPUTER HAD 4K RAM AND NO PERSISTENT STORAGE I THINK YOU CAN GET BY WITH A FREAKING GIG"

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@gamehawk :D

My first computer was 56MB and lasted us 9 years (albeit a few breakdowns). I remember thinking a gig back in 2001 was like, an infinite universe.

@gamehawk @cypnk

Stop putting 5mb photos 20mb videos of cats on it then, you can get by with cat ascii/ansi-art πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜‰

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@gamehawk @djsundog "That 1.00 GB has been reserved by technologies that make sure you're not using technology 'illegally'."

[And yes 'illegally' according to whom is the question, very much so...]

@gamehawk fun fact: the efficiency of almost all file systems takes a nosedive right around 90% usage / 10% free space. that's what the low space warning is about!

@gamehawk Indeed. And what's more, modern computers have more *L1 cache* than my first machine. I've run entire operating-systems plus userland tools that would fit in L1. Persistent storage of yore would find contemporary L2 cache spacious in comparison. Your "you're low on storage with only 1GB free" doesn't scare me, phone.

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s/first machine/first machine had RAM/

Harumph. :older_man:

@Ricardus Mine was a TRS-80 Color Computer. I originally wanted a Heathkit H8 but Dad convinced me I wouldn't be able to solder it (he may have been right...), and then the CoCo came out and ISTR was much more reasonably priced than the PET (because you hooked it up to your existing TV). Plus: COLOR!

@gamehawk Oh man, my dad was a HUGE heathkit guy, but we never had any of their computers. I would have wanted an H11 though. But because we always used to go to their stores, Ive played with them plenty. At school we had early Commodore PETS with the chicklet keyboard.

@Ricardus We didn't have a computer at school until I'd had mine for a year or more. We had a General Automation (with das blinkenlichts sign), an HP of some sort with a single-line red LED "screen," that no one ever got to touch, and... a Color Computer with EXTENDED COLOR BASIC which I didn't have yet so I spent a lot of time on that one which bugged the GA sysadmin because it was "just a toy."

@gamehawk We had a ton of PETs, and the Data Processing department (which was still teaching punch cards in 1982) had an Apple 2 plus.

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