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    I was talking to a young lad today who collects "old" phones. Another friend commented that he had an old maggy phone with the crank handle. The young fella had no idea, his idea of "old phones" were "old mobile phones. . It could well be that in the not too distant future that our messaging will all be video, possibly holographic.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...



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    think i joined in 2002 or 2004 (04 on ocau so) in those days i was hailed " Quadspeed " the idea was that being a quadriplegic & always in a hurry

    but somehow people related me to some sort of cd drive? i had nfi @ that stage what they meant

    i swapped to philquad some years later

    i was famous at one stage for writing a tutorial on gold cards. not that i really understood it, i think i just jagged it 1 day

    there was very helpful guys in those days, i think they sold fired wood, always referred to as loggers ?

    i even hosted 1 of the rare Austech Parties, i think there was about 10 of us, way too much drinking

    to the old boys Tag: Trigger51 ? Tomahawk white ox ( fernbay & MANGO rip) & many more im sure
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    This is an excellent forum that I have been frequenting for about 18 years. I love it for it's great information and the advice from knowledgeable members, but also for the nostalgia factor as well. I am not 50 yet admin but I'm almost there in a little while, so this forum has been a sizeable part of my life too.
    All the best admin, may you continue your good work and may Austech continue successfully for many years to come.

    Cheers
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    For some reason I thought "wonder if I still exist" and thought I'd pop back to say g'day. Good to see there's still a bit of activity around.
    I remember having an early meet at a chinese buffet near Southland as a teenager. Think The^^Rock and I were the only children in this group of online adults, both travelling without a parent. Probably would be perceived negatively these days.
    The forum and chatroom years were a formative era of my childhood/early adulthood.

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    I'm always late for a party.. Well done Andy.. And hi to all the old timers.. Matt(bagman) Toke..

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    I was there at the start. Copying psx cd's Don;t have quite the input I used to, but still visit regularly to keep an eye on things
    When I was a kid, I used to have an imaginary friend. I thought he went everywhere with me. I could talk to him and he could hear me, and he could grant me wishes and stuff too. But then I grew up, and stopped going to church.

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    Sorry I havent been back in to this thread for a while, great to see some old Faces.

    Yes phil, I think I remember that tutorial. If you wrote one back then, you were held in legendary status....almost like a rock star. I wrote one once and was surprised I wasnt asked for autographs. I dunno how Ghostaman fought of the groupies

    Ozidude, good on you mate, there are still lots of people that still drop in occasionally and have for many years.

    The chatroom Toke, yes, a source of much trouble for me over the years. Constant death threats, threats to blow my house up.......it was great fun to visit. It was the days of the "wildwest" internet when there was no sheriff.

    Mods, given we are the same age you have probably almost been here as long as me. Thanks for all the help over the years, I reckon you have saved me a few grand

    Cheers Blinky, I recall seeing your name around for many years as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philquad View Post
    ( fernbay & MANGO rip) & many more im sure
    Dont tell me Mango passed away?

    Do we have a thread on it?

    He use to call me many times for a chat and then stopped......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla View Post
    Dont tell me Mango passed away?

    Do we have a thread on it?

    He use to call me many times for a chat and then stopped......
    I asked after him in this thread, but nobody responded.


    The post immediately after mine was admin asking about you GZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla View Post
    Dont tell me Mango passed away?

    Do we have a thread on it?

    He use to call me many times for a chat and then stopped......


    Hey nate
    Glad your doing OK

    everytime i look around someone i once had know has gone for a ride

    I remember being indistructable

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    Thanks for the memories I got into sat TV in the late nineties after signing up for Galaxy TV them found Austec in the early naughtiest you guys were my world for many years.
    It's hard to make a come back when I havn't been anywhere
    I finally got my head together, now my bodies falling apart.
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    Although much in electronics goes over my head, I had a hell of a lot of fun following those members who were 'Into it' and learnt how much I didnt know up to the time of the Changeover to Terrestrial Digital TV.
    I have asked a hell of a lot of questions, some bleeding obvious demonstrated my ignorance and with extremely rare exceptions (hysterical Laughter in the Background) I was generally steered in the right direction.
    The Forums cover everything and it does no harm to have diverse opinions so long as they dont deviate from MINE !!!!
    I stand unequivicably behind everything I say , I just dont ever remember saying it !!

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    Hi, Those were the days with Foxtel & Optus. It seems quite stupid to be involved with looking at it now,
    but pushed me harder into electronics and programming, so a good outcome I suppose.
    That never got me in trouble, but I did get a letter from Sony’s lawyers around that time, assuming I was selling copied game CDs (which I wasn’t) because I was putting chips in the consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art View Post
    Hi, Those were the days with Foxtel & Optus. It seems quite stupid to be involved with looking at it now,
    but pushed me harder into electronics and programming, so a good outcome I suppose.
    That never got me in trouble, but I did get a letter from Sony’s lawyers around that time, assuming I was selling copied game CDs (which I wasn’t) because I was putting chips in the consoles.
    What - you got a letter..??

    I ended up being in court because I installed a ModChip in a coppers sons PlayStation - Luckily, the judge took my side on it being "only used for personal backups" and it was him that had acquired illegitimate discs

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    Not just a letter, but also an exhaustive list of games which was nice to have. I still have that list, but I suppose it became outdated
    That sounds nasty. I did advertise to do the chips in a paper, which is where Sony would have got my details from, but there were no copied games involved.

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    I wish I had kept all the letters I got

    Actually a lot got posted on Austech, but got lost in the 2008 crash.

    My main method of defence was attack, so I posted up their legal threats and bagged the crap out of them and publicly shamed them Somehow it worked for me

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    Hi there assuming this is still “A”.
    What I do still have somewhere is THOIC bombshell HTML

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