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JCC Things you miss about old, obsolete technologies.

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

  1. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Can a straight guy "swoon" whilst remaining straight?

    I hope so.

     
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  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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  9. jp-30

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

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    You're strange, Juliet.
     
  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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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

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    EDIT:

     
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  12. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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.
     
  19. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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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

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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  21. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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).
     
  22. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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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
     
  23. jp-30

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

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    Colour?
     
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  24. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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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

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

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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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