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JCC Extinct First World Problems

Discussion in 'Community' started by poor yorick, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    The nice thing about first world problems is that sometimes, they disappear, never to be heard from again.

    Such as those lonely, lonely hours between midnight and 7 am, when every TV station you get has gone off the air, and abandoned you to the cold embrace of a test pattern.

    The heartbreak of not being chosen during the competition for affection known as "Call Waiting."

    The anxiety of discovering that your favorite mixtape has developed a twist deep inside, and emergency surgery with tweezers and a ball point pen is necessary.

    This thread is dedicated to these forgotten crises. Weep if you are so moved.
     
  2. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    The frustration of blowing on a game cartridge over, and over, and over again, only to be met by pink and white blocks of pixels scattered around an otherwise blank screen.
     
  3. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My friends.
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Setting up the VCR to record a TV show.
     
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Or a movie, and then realizing somebody set it to SP. The worst.
     
  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    What was the setting where the tape would run out really fast? I hated that.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    The picture quality was slightly better, though. :p

    Lugging around a portable CD player, and having also to have a CD case in tow for when I wanted to listen to music on the go. Switching CD's on the bus, but especially at a bus stop, was terribly annoying.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I still use my VCR...
     
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm sorry.
     
  10. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Editing CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to get enough conventional memory to play X-Wing CD edition.
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    The big-ass box of CDs I used to haul around in my car when I didn't have satellite radio.

    Remembering the command prompts to run a game on a Commodore 64.

    The phone ringing and getting all excited in the hope that it was "him," but it's a telemarketer.
     
  12. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    trying to find the book with the directions on how to repair a vehicle only to find it with another technician.
     
  13. DarthRelaxus

    DarthRelaxus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When the record skips in the middle of the song.
     
  14. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Listening to the neighbors talk instead of being able to make a phone call.
     
  15. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Having to get off the internet whenever someone needed to use the phone.
     
  16. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    breathing on the 16K RAM block on the ZX81 causing the machine to crash
     
  17. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Having to get up and actually flip thru the channels on the cable box at my uncle's house.

    Having to read the TV guide to know what will actually be on TV.
     
  18. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Having to pull over and find a pay phone because you just got a 911 beep.
     
  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    "I tried to call you and your phone was busy. Do you ever get off the Internet?" My Mom, circa 1999.
     
  20. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    I know of a story from my company back in the 80s where an engineer took out a high powered model home for the night for testing and he ran out of gas on the highway. He got the last eight numbers of the vin number and had to walk five miles to the nearest exit. When he got there he made the call on the pay phone and the emergency hotline wouldn't give him a tow or help unless he had all seventeen numbers of the vin. We use the last 8 for identification purposes. Even to this day.
    Not sure how it ended up but afterwards a company memo went around stating you need all 17 numbers of the vin.
     
  21. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Waiting in line for tickets for an event.

    Actually more like Camping out for an event.
     
  22. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Everything in this picture:
    [​IMG]
     
  23. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    problems not pictures of stuff,
     
  24. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Having to always hear this whenever you went online:

     
  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, that was Standard Play. And then there was Extended/Long Play, which would make it a last a while but everything was crappy. And then there was the compromise setting, Standard Long Play.




    ....I recorded a lot of programs. :p