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JCC Things you miss about old, obsolete technologies.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Guy, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Magnets on CRT television screens. Good times.




    *Of course I busted the screen of my childhood TV that way, but oh well.
     
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  2. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Manual "dodge and burning" and photography class in high school was definitely cool.
     
  3. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    How about things you don't miss about old, obsolete technologies?

    I nominate watching a beloved movie, hearing the VCR make a weird sound, ejecting the movie, and the tape being stuck in the VCR and being completely destroyed as you pull it out.
     
  4. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    This is not a technology but I want to complain about something that has changed. How come they don't make opening songs for television shows anymore? How do people even figure out what a show is supposed to be about when all you get is a ten second title card? It's terrible.
     
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  5. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Nothing will ever top those old 90's TGIF cheesy television themes.

    "What ever happened to predictability...?"
     
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    "It's a rare condition, this day and age..."
     
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  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    DAYS GO BYYYYYYYYYY



    I love you.
     
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  8. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    I remember when I was a youngster I used to always call sitcoms by my favorite character on the show.

    "Mom, is Urkel on tonight?"

    "What time does Bart come on?"
     
  9. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Ahhhhhhhh, Family Matters*. :)








    *though the show lost its way toward the end with mindless crap.
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Whoa, don't think I've ever seen the full version of that theme song before.
     
  11. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i think wocky is drunk.
     
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  12. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    All of the TGIF theme songs have a full version that was significantly truncated for every episode but the pilot.
     
  13. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    On a somewhat related note, it's just plain unfair how good-looking John Stamos is.
     
  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    everyone is drunk.
     
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  15. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I wish I didn't watch so much Full House in the 90's, but oh well.
     
  16. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    why? all that full house has clearly made you a more well-rounded, morally sound person.
     
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  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    =P~
     
  18. Guinastasia

    Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I miss being able to slam the phone down on someone, instead of just clicking "talk". Doesn't have quite the same impact on a telemarketer.



    I have a combination DVD/VCR player. I also still have a flip phone -- I'd LOVE to have a smart phone, but I just can't afford it.
     
  19. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Fixed that for you. :p
     
  20. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I don't think I'd ever get a Smartphone unless I absolutely had to. I use my phone for one thing and one thing only and that's making and recieving calls. And a regular old flip phone is more than good enough for that.
     
  21. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    damn tunes, i really don't think so.
     
  22. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There are only three songs I have completely memorized. The national anthem, and the theme songs to Gilligan's Island and The Beverly Hillbillies.
     
  23. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Driving to a ticketing outlet to get concert tickets at 9am on release day. None of this online nonsense where you cant pick your seats, battling crashed servers, VISA presales, handling and delivery fees etc.
     
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  24. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Going to Channel 3 to play video games.
     
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  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Video stores, where you could just walk in and stroll up and down the aisles looking at what was there before picking what you wanted to rent.