uk1 wrote: »
I am so old, I remember when they upgraded the 360 from 8k to 16k and we all wondered what we'd do with all that extra power! And when the first 10mb hard drive replaced the floppy, and we all wondered what anyone would use 10mb of storage for!
The thrill of the ZX80 ... :T
Nostalgia ain't wot it woz!
anmarj wrote: »
It does, but the deferral part has to go to a specialist team to get the calculation done
LXdaddy wrote: »
Ha - I remember when floppy disks were floppy.
I remember when computers were things in air-conditioned rooms behind locked doors.
I remember when you did desk checking of program code before submitting it for punching onto paper tape and "editing" sometimes involved splicing paper streams together.
I remember when results were printed on green bar paper. And I know there are 10 characters per inch and the you can have either 6 or 8 lines per inch.
And yes spreadsheets were actually sheets of paper with columns for recording money under different headings (ruled for pounds, shillings and pence of course)
I can even remember our first use of a "dial up" service where for better response we used two terminals, one for input, the other for output and we had to use the keyboard on one terminal and see the results on the screen on the neighbouring terminal.
I can't remember "livin' int' cardboard box" though
Yes - you can't get nostalgia like you used to.
atush wrote: »
At work in the labs of the national institutes of health in the USA, we used an IBM 370 mainframe lol. With little terminals and MS DOS.
luvchocolate wrote: »
to get back on track.....mj 51 I also called them and he gave me a quote for mine which is also deferred for 2 yrs and as yours it was spot on with my calculations, seems strange to have to wait.
any ideas how much notice they need to start paying? I am looking to start beg on Oct.
BelindaDido wrote: »
I am in a similar position, just starting to receive my SP after deferral of 3 years (following payment for 2.5 years).
On 03/04/2016 I phoned and gave DWP 4 weeks' notice of the date when I wanted my pension to be paid
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