JCC Things you miss about old, obsolete technologies.

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

  1. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Can a straight guy "swoon" whilst remaining straight?

    I hope so.

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  2. tom Chosen One

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    lol yeah. god, that was so long ago.
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  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I still do that. What are you saying?
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  4. tom Chosen One

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    and yet you have only ever seen four movies.
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  5. harpua Chosen One

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    I could take a five minute walk and do that right now.
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  6. Juliet316 Bonanza Winner

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    Blockbuster closed a bunch of them in my area over the years, between that and them closing Hollywood video when they bought it out, video rental stores aren't easy to find.
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  7. harpua Chosen One

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    I've been meaning to ask you this for a while, now... do you live in rural Iowa?
  8. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    You're strange, Juliet.
  10. Juliet316 Bonanza Winner

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    Taye Diggs, Stamos and Derek Jeter....=P~

    I'm sorry, were you saying something?



    Virginia
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  11. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    It's a world of laughter, it's a world of tears
    it's a world of hopes, it's a world of fears
    there's so much that we share
    that it's time we're aware
    it's a small world after all


    Now it's four.
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  13. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    She is broadly right. More and more people everyday turn to these new, awful ways of renting movies. Drive-by machines outside of gas stations, like they are trying to pick up condoms or cigarettes. Using a stupid robot or a computer algorithm that "recommends" movies to you without another human ever being involved--and half the time, you can't even watch it on a real television. The loss of physical stores is going to be one of the major low points of this era, mark my words.
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  14. tom Chosen One

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    what constitutes a "real television"?
  15. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    A television. As opposed to people that watch TV on the internet, which is completely awful. If I was allowed to outlaw technologies, I would stop that from happening ever again.
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  16. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I prefer watching shows (and sports) on television myself, but those Redboxes? A wonderful, great innovation. If only they had been around sooner, a lot of wasted time at video stores back in the day could have been spared.
  17. tom Chosen One

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    what if people download shows from the internet and then watch them on their television? or what if you just have your computer hooked up to your television? is that real television?
  18. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Real television is when your actual physical TV receives a signal from a cable or satellite provider or local TV station that is distant from you, at a time of their choosing, and you watch said program as it is aired. Period.
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  19. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    at a time of their choosing, and you watch said program as it is aired.


    That implies that you're not a fan of the DVR... please tell me that's not the case, Wocky.
  20. harpua Chosen One

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  21. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    DVR and On Demand style services are acceptable in that television providers have made explicit accommodation in their services for people to have them. Also, it still takes place on a physical television. So I approve of those techniques, although they are somewhat less preferable to watching live (or a repeat).
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  22. tom Chosen One

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    what about streaming services that the networks have provided on the internet? explicit accommodations and bla bla bla

    edit: i mean if you're plugged into a "real television" of course
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  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Colour?
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  24. solojones Chosen One

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    Netflix is on like everyone's blu ray player and many newer tvs. What is with the assumption that people are only streaming things to their computers and not their tvs?
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Guys I think Wocky works for the cable company.


    No wonder he never wanted anybody to know.
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