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Old 09-22-2003, 05:32 PM   #31
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ooh, i can attest that blockbuster (at least my local one) uses a (in this case) blue screen with cursor, like dos. i remember seeing that and being surprised that a blockbuster that's been around for only a couple years had such an old system, so i figured it meant all blockbusters use it. oy.


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Old 09-22-2003, 06:28 PM   #32
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Really? I find them pathetic. You really see how many are followers.
I see what you mean in that way. A friend of mine has a couple of teenage daughters who I get on with pretty well. I think we have a similar sense of humour and like a good wind up. But as far as music goes then I can work out what they'll like and what they won't. But not the other way round. As for going shopping with them, I found that incredible how they can get taken for a ride. They don't understand how they're being targetted for their money. I wouldn't call them pathetic though, because I can see they'll figure it out. A lot of people don't of course. It leaves their mum feeling a bit helpless.


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Old 09-22-2003, 07:06 PM   #33
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they should have included remembering when floppy disks were actually floppy.

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Old 09-22-2003, 07:37 PM   #35
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im old.

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Old 09-22-2003, 07:44 PM   #36
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I remember both Pong and Mork and Mindy from elementary school.

When I was in high school the only people who went near computers were nerds with pocket protectors.

My 18th birthday was half my lifetime ago - I just realized that the other day.

Yep, I'm old.

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Old 09-23-2003, 12:18 AM   #37
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Mork & mindy
I remember watching that on Nick at Nite when I was really, really little. I loved that show...Nick at Nite or TV Land should bring it back, I haven't seen it in ages. Wow.

Originally posted by MrBrau1
Oh, another sign you're getting old-you don't understand teenagers.
*Puts hands on hips in indignation* Hey!

What's not to understand about us? Hmm?


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Old 09-23-2003, 04:23 AM   #38
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Re: Shocking Events That Let You Know Your Old.

Originally posted by icelle
You know you're getting up there if you remember when:
* Burning a CD was the act of a pyromaniac.
* You didn't even know what a CD was, because they didn't exist

* A 1-gig hard drive seemed as big as a warehouse. (Today, most are 40-times that.)
Our first computer had a harddisk.
And yes, 20 Megabyte was a lot of space!

(This weekend I had to buy a new harddisk since the other one crashed - one thing that hasn't changed. Anyway, a 40-Gigabyte harddisk, smaller in size than 2 CD jewelcases for 75 euros. A solid price, but not spectacularly low.)

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Old 09-23-2003, 06:43 AM   #39
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Originally posted by MrBrau1
Oh, another sign you're getting old-you don't understand teenagers.
Heh, I didn't understand teenagers when I -was- a teenager,

My parents work in IT, so I was really lucky to witness the wonder of "Space Invaders" in all its 2-colour glory and graphics made of zeroes.

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Re: Re: Shocking Events That Let You Know Your Old.

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* You didn't even know what a CD was, because they didn't exist
CD's were Certificates of Deposit - stuff financial people talked about

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Old 09-23-2003, 11:49 AM   #41
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You wind up using lots of stupid sayings. My favorites of the moment are:

"No reason not to" and "working hard or hardly working?"

There's more, all from my Gramps, gotta think of some.

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Old 09-23-2003, 11:54 AM   #42
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can anyone else remember bbc computers from the 80s

we had them at school. they had a 'turtle' that you could attach to them. You had to plot in co-ordinates and the turtle was supposed to draw out the path you were describing with a pen in it's bum

they also used the huge floppy discs that really were floppy.

We had 3 of the computers and 1 turtle at my school. We thought we were on the cutting edge of technology, and so sophisticated

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That's hilarious, bammo.

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Old 09-23-2003, 09:33 PM   #45
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I soooo wish I could find that funny.

We use something pretty similar at my work.


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