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    @kvsjxd do you mean maybe 266? As in the 266 MHz of a Pentium II? Some computers had this "turbo" button to overclock the cpu when you need more power, that's why they showed the clock frequency. Or that's what I think it was, I was young.
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    @Joserc87 It is specially true on old computers, as 286s, 386s and 486s. The turbo button were incredible!
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    We used to play a game called Dave when the teacher was not looking😎😎😎
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    Yes! I studied computer Grade 6-10 (as far as I remember) and we too had to open our shoes. I still don't know why we did it but I think its because they didn't want us to soil the carpet with our dirty shoes. I mean, if they asked us to open our shoes outside, there would be little to no dust. No need for extra staff to clean up the computer lab. Same in high school.

    In school however, all the computers were either Windows 95 or 98. Students would steal mouse pads. Sometimes even mouse. One guy even managed to take off with the CD ROM. Of course, this was a time before CCTV so no one got caught. Further, our school was paranoid about virus. Plus they didn't want students to install games in the computers. So they removed CD Drives from all the computers. For mouses, they had this mechanism that wouldn't let you unplug the mouse and get away with it. After sometime there were no mouse pads. Probably the school removed it. There was no internet and we were forbidden to bring pendrives.
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    Those were dark times, literally dark because our labs were always shrouded with curtains. Any time we entered the lab, the first thing we would do is open the curtains. Then there was the stench of socks from all the students. Sometimes it got unbearable. I preferred the seat by the door. Oh, and we had our fixed lab mates i.e. two students sharing a computer. I would rarely let my lab mate use the keyboard. They would either read the program we learnt in class and I would type it, or they would stare at the screen and look at the stuff I did.

    There were two lab rooms connected via a door. There was a whiteboard beside the door. The teacher would give instructions and every one would have to stand/crowd around the board to look up what he meant. Since I had my permanent seat right there, and I was a bright student, I would complete the task first. Then after getting the permission from my teacher, I would be like his little (unpaid) teaching assistant and assist the class. 😁 Fun.
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    @World I can definitely relate to your story... Sounds exactly like my school
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    @bkishan Haha maybe we studied the same school. Where are you from?
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    @World I doubt it... Hardly any one in my school was ever interested in programming the teacher included πŸ˜‚.... Btw I'm from Tamil Nadu... Thou?
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    @World stealing mouse balls just for fun?
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    Nostalgia ! <3
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    @thevariableman all 10 fucking levels <3
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    @bkishan Bro VITian ?
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    @Prk123 Yeah!!! Do we know each other?
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    @bkishan I am from a neighboring country of yours. πŸ˜‹

    Speaking of teacher, our teacher wasn't even a computer major. He studied commerce (or something) and did a short course on computers and programming. And he was the senior computer teacher of our school!

    Despite being under qualified, he was my biggest inspiration. His explanation and presentation in class was mesmerizing. If it weren't for him, I probably wouldn't have come this far.
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    @yugi Yes! It really was fun.
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    That's great! @World I bet Everyone admires people like that.
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    @bkishan Haha not really. Classmates hated him in school. You don't understand the value of a good teacher at school. Its only when you join high school that you miss the good old days. But yeah, he was liked.
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    @World I have some similar stuff happening in university rn. I have a faculty for Sensors who doesn't know much about the subject... But he gives a lot of technology news in class,current happenings and stuff. Everyone hates because he doesn't teach what he's supposed to. But I think he teaches how to be a real engineer... Sadly not many respect it.
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    I testify.
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    @bkishan Probably no, but we do share the fate of a VITian :P
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    As a Bay Area/California native, I find these stories to be wild and fascinating. Thank you for sharing!
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    Aah it was a different time.
    But I still loved that period because it was the only room in the school with AC.

    Looking back I realise how uneducated our teachers really were.
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    I call bs!
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    @thevariableman I rem we used to call it dangerous Dave.
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    In my school, teacher said to us refreshing 5 or 6 times prevents spread of virus in computer
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