I'm so old I can remember....

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by bupton52, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. bupton52

    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    when Compact Discs didn't exist
     
  2. crono782

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    Rotary phones
     
  3. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm almost 30 and I know that isn't old but I remember cassette tapes, VHS, and rotary phones. I substitute teach a bit here and there and I think it's amusing to see the kids trying to use their cell phones all hours of the day. It's like they're inseparable and I we didn't even have cell phones when I was in high school. :mellow:

    Our teachers used DVD players to show us videos as early as elementary school but the DVDs were the size of records. Most of the videos we watched were still off an old reel projector...if it'd work.
     
  4. widows son

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    Mouse ball on the keyboard.
    Mushroom haircuts.
    Andre the giant.
    Bean bag chairs.
    Atari.
    McDonald's pizza.
    Geo metros.
     
  5. jvarnell

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    I turned in my Fortran programs on cards for the mainframe to read.
     
  6. crono782

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    LaserDiscs were awesome!

    Beta tape decks (yes I actually had one instead of a VHS, deck. and yes I also thought HDDVD would win over BluRay, lol)
    Prank calling before caller ID.
    Actually having to use the card catalog at the library.
    Beefers burgers!
    Crystal Pepsi
    Mimeographs
     
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  7. jvarnell

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    crono782 your signiture is intresting.
    |Ω:2456273|ⁿ:2456308|4D4D:?|
    I am trying to decyper it.
    My first questions?

    I have some socal questions are you a statustition, have you had calculs? Is it runic in nature?
    Is that an omh symble or omaga?
    Are the pipe symbles of significance

    The two intergers I have sean someplace not sure where. the first is a odd composite and deficient, the second is even composite and deficient.

    is the 4D = M or 77 ?
     
  8. crono782

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    Hah, I was wondering if somebody would get curious...

    Yes, I have have taken college calculus I-III.
    It is partly runic, but not in the usual definition of "runes".
    The ohm symbol is the capital omega character so it is both.
    The pipes only serve as separators.
    The integers are meaningful numbers and the crux of the meaning itself, but the meaning is incomplete. They are not strictly mathematical in context; LOOK higher. (In truth, the numbers are rational numbers with at least 4 decimal points, but I've shortened to integers for brevity sake as the meaning can still be conveyed.)
    4D is both M and 77.
     
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  9. jvarnell

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    Are the numbers read like runes. Not as indivual letters but as a word shape?
     
  10. jvarnell

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    when I went back to looking at part of it as ascii it kind of looks like a long/lat.... longitude 243 58 2456308 latitude 252 58 2456273 but dosen't make since.
     
  11. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    I modified my explanation slightly to offer a clue since you've posted.
    The number order is taken as a whole in its meaning.
     
  12. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    And that's where I'm lost.
     
  13. jwhoff

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    Basic
    COBOL
    RPG
    Commodores
    floppy discs
    3.5 hard discs
    main frames
    ... on raised white platform floors

    4 tracks
    8 tracks
    Reel to Reel
    45s, 38s, LPs on real vinyl!
    phonograph needles

    Fender shirts
    Hood armaments
    Gas caps hidden in the rear lights
    Gas caps hidden behind the license plates
    Radiator caps on the hood
    FOUR HOLE BUICK'S!

    White wall tires
    Wide Ovals
    Raised Letter Goodyear Tires
    Goodrich Rain Makers
    Tiger Paws!

    Phone Booths
    Party Lines
    trunk lines
    your own ring tone!

    Foot petal Singer sewing machines
    broadcloth by the yard
    Patterns for dresses
    Button Holders!

    Easter Parades
    May Pole celebrations
    Masonic pick nicks!

    Push mowers
    Something called a Power Mower?
    Bushel baskets
    Before Weed Eaters!
    Hoes, shovels, and rakes
    Septic lines

    Ice Cream Parlors
    Soda fountains
    Snow cone machines
    Pickle barrels!
    Penny Gumball Machines

    One-pint glass milk containers
    six ounce cokes by the case
    Milk Men --- the fathers of our country?
    Lunch money
    Pink Paste! not always tastie!
    Big Chief tablets
    Silver and Gold Stars!!
    New Math :confused1:

    "Rabbit Ears"
    Sign off Signals
    Howdie Doody
    Rough and Ready
    Mister Green Jeans!

    Geritol
    Brill Cream
    B C Powders
    Caster Oil

    Crew Cuts
    Jelly Rolls
    Duck Tails
    MULLETS!

    Leisure Suits
    bell bottoms
    hiphuggers
    Nauru Jackets

    Black Leather Jackets
    black high tops
    three-quarter length sleeves

    can-cans
    Bobbie socks
    colored plastic hair bands
    flip flops!

    hula hoops
    transistor radios
    monopoly
    Slinkies!
    Battleship

    I'll get back with you if I detect any developing trends.

    :8:
     
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  14. widows son

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    Inspector gadget
    MSDos
    Pepsi clear
    Fago Cola
    Big league chew
    The Hartford whalers
    Aqua
    M*A*S*H
    Nano pets
    Chia pets
     
  15. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  16. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    All of Bro. Hoff's plus:

    Dimmer switches on the floor

    Starter switches under the gas pedal

    REO & Diamond T trucks

    Teletypes & telecopiers

    "I like Ike" (& I did!)
     
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    Word Perfect 1.0

    When Chuck-E-Cheese was in competition with Showtime Pizza Place

    Apple IIe and Logo

    Etc...
     
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    Members Only Jackets
    Pat Benatar
    That girl that looked like Pat Benatar
    That other girl that looked like Pat Benatar
    The old cable TV "Remotes" that had the long wire and all those push buttons to change the channel
    Ray Ban sunglasses
    Commodore 64
    Data tape decks
     
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    Drive ins
    Cigarette packs without warning labels
    Cigarettes under $5
    Elian Gonzalez
    1993 Toronto bluejays ( joe carter baby)
    Original KFC
    When business transactions and records were done in the books
    Ice cream trucks.
    Dickie dee's
    Osh kosh clothing.
    Criss cross
    Sinbad
    Hanging with mr. Cooper
    Lost in space
    Original justice league
    When Spider-Man had web only on his mask, gloves and boots
    007 movies before pierce brosnan
    2001: Space odyssey
    2010: first contact
    Dick Tracey
    The tommy gun
    Mountain Dew clear
    Uncle Rays potato chips
    Goosebump book series
    Evil dead series
    1.21 jigawatts
    The Montreal expos
    Polaroid cameras
    Sports cards
    The Zack Morris cell phone.
    Cheers
    Rubber wrestlers
    WCW
    Fruit by the foot
    Twinkies!
    The jolly green giants kid
    Tony danza
    Dave mustane
    Elf
    Pogs
    Marbles
    Canadian dollar bill
     
  20. Bill Lins

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    Cigarettes in vending machines

    Cigarette & hat-check girls
     

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