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Re: generation gap
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2020, 05:37:28 PM »
nostalgia? luxury!


everyone ^^^here was a genius. but who was the one on th eleft?

shit fire

he was tim brooke taylor, and he died this year of covid19.


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2020, 05:12:47 PM »
It seems that nobody remembers the bulletin board systems. I'd spend hours, unless my connection was lost, surfing those looking for shareware and freeware stuff. Usually a person had only one hour per day so you had to make that hour count.

One hour a day?  :o How did people survive at all?  :P

I lived in a small town in southern California as a child, and beyond hiking the hills in the baking desert sun, there were few amenities. At least it was a dry heat. The nearest grocery store was about 8 miles away. For entertainment, we read encyclopedias. :lol: We didn't even have air conditioning in our house, and wouldn't have been able to afford to run it if we had. So, when it was 100F in the shade, we didn't run around outside. There wasn't an internet in the '50s and '60s. Or '70s...

I'm not complaining, just laying out some [ancient] history. :P I'd have to say that having to look things up in an encyclopedia at least made one better informed than visiting Urban Dictionary. It wasn't as deep as wikipedia, either, but you could pretty much trust that written content.
Encyclopedias, I remember those. Does anyone make them anymore?
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2020, 07:30:04 PM »
It seems that nobody remembers the bulletin board systems. I'd spend hours, unless my connection was lost, surfing those looking for shareware and freeware stuff. Usually a person had only one hour per day so you had to make that hour count.

One hour a day?  :o How did people survive at all?  :P

I lived in a small town in southern California as a child, and beyond hiking the hills in the baking desert sun, there were few amenities. At least it was a dry heat. The nearest grocery store was about 8 miles away. For entertainment, we read encyclopedias. :lol: We didn't even have air conditioning in our house, and wouldn't have been able to afford to run it if we had. So, when it was 100F in the shade, we didn't run around outside. There wasn't an internet in the '50s and '60s. Or '70s...

I'm not complaining, just laying out some [ancient] history. :P I'd have to say that having to look things up in an encyclopedia at least made one better informed than visiting Urban Dictionary. It wasn't as deep as wikipedia, either, but you could pretty much trust that written content.
Encyclopedias, I remember those. Does anyone make them anymore?

Encyclopedia Britannica quit publishing paper encyclopedias in 2012 due to the internet and CD-ROMS. I had to look that up. That's a lot of shelf space to gain.

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Re: generation gap
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2020, 09:26:40 PM »
old encyclopedias are cheap and wonderful though.

no better way to get a snapshot of science and culture for a given year.


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2020, 06:52:47 PM »
I agree with Billy. I still remember some of the pages of the planets and Pluto being one with it unknown as to whether it had any moons. I think Neptune had two and Uranus had five at the time. How things change over the years.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2020, 09:48:48 AM »
To youngsters tapping your wrist to ask the time means nothing.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2020, 02:05:45 PM »
my uncle once told his whining grandson

you sound like a broken record

his grandson asked

whats a record?

^^^this was almist 30 years ago. if you remember when records could actually break--into piecez-- much less what they were-- you really are a fossil



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Re: generation gap
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2020, 02:49:26 PM »
Sigh

Yes, they were them flat, round things, what were played with a needle-apparatus. Is The Asmo a audiophile? No, just... Old. :violin:
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
lol


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Re: generation gap
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »
Sigh

Yes, they were them flat, round things, what were played with a needle-apparatus. Is The Asmo a audiophile? No, just... Old. :violin:

These things are becoming popular again. A friend of mine recently bought this floating one:
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2020, 03:18:59 AM »
There is a huge band of fanatical followers of vinyl music and the associated playback equipment. I am firmly in the digital camp, with all my music in lossless formats like DSD or FLAC; I am far too lazy to faff about with 100 kg esoteric turntables.
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Re: generation gap
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2020, 12:14:21 PM »
I am firmly in the digital camp as well. I am a huge fan of being able to bring my music wherever I go, and being able to here whatever song I want to hear, the moment I want to hear it. That being said, there is an aspect to analog that digital cannot reproduce.