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Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Jesus Christ, the U key really looks like a Goatse.

For content, I remember having a Speak and Spell or something very similar. It quizzed me on math and spelling and stuff. I'd ask whether these were obsolete, but things like the LeapPad are being produced.

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Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Astroman posted:

Later, when I was getting all into Transformers, and that other watch had sadly died, I got this badass mofo:

JESUS loving CHRIST
Look at this! It's a watch that turns into a loving ROBOT.

I can play with this at my desk in boring school! I can bring a toy to class disguised as my watch! My teachers will NEVER KNOW!
Watch mode:

Party mode:

I vainly looked for the even more rad scorpion one to do battle at my desk, but I could never find it.

I found a commercial for those on Youtube. I find it funny that all the "different forms" it could be in are just the robot mode standing in different poses.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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UltimoDragonQuest posted:

I've heard the Sonic ring sound. I think it was Virginia.


Wired remote control car.
This technology must have been obsolete when I got it in ~1989. The cable was too short and you had to walk around and follow the car. It was terrible.
Remember how wireless remote controlled cars had two frequencies, 27 MHz and 49 MHz, and you had to get two of them with different frequencies if you had two kids?

I'm glad I only had one sibling; I wonder what would have happened if we'd needed three of them, besides violence.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Wanamingo posted:

Hell, if the touchscreen proves too complicated then you can just use the voice controls. There's only a small chance that it'll misunderstand you.

Anyway, wood powered vehicles.



They were used sometimes in the very early days of automotives, and then again in WWII because of the gas shortages. Wikipedia says that you still see them sometimes in North Korea, but that place is kinda sucky so I think they fit in this thread.
Wood gas is an interesting technology, because unlike turning it into ethanol, you can use pretty much every part of the plant.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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peter gabriel posted:

If I were to sit down and design the perfect device for slow cooking a human being it'd look a hell of a lot like the Camel, holy poo poo!
I assume the wheels are there so it can be delivered to you while it's still hot.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Collateral Damage posted:

That's a Mobira Talkman. My father had one, and it's still collecting dust in my parents' basement.

In the nordics they used the NMT 450/900 bands which gave them excellent range, especially with an external antenna. They weren't really suitable for anything but fixed installation in a vehicle though since the unit weighed almost 6kg and the lead-acid battery gave you a talking time of 30 minutes if you were lucky. They were really popular with truckers and forestry workers up until they finally shut NMT down in 2007.
I want a smartphone with that form factor and a lithium battery. Can you imagine how much Angry Birds you could play with that?

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Ron Burgundy posted:

You guys are crazy, the most obsolete instrument is obviously the ondes Martenot.
Wow, the ondes Martenot literally has four speakers for different sounds. That is obsolete.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Also, magnesium, once set alight, will burn in just about anything that isn't a noble gas.

In oxygen:
2Mg(s) + O₂(g) → 2MgO(s)

In water:
Mg(s) + H₂O(aq) → MgO(s) + H₂(g)

In carbon dioxide:
2Mg(s) + CO₂(g) -> 2MgO(s) + C(s)

In nitrogen:
3Mg(s) + N₂(g) → Mg₃N₂

Burning magnesium will even pull the halogens off halon gas. The most effective way to stop a magnesium fire is with dry powders, like sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, and graphite.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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If we're posting music videos, does this count?

Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)

A guy remixes a Radiohead song using old computer equipment. One of the members of Radiohead himself praised it.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Ensign Expendable posted:

I'm fine with the size it is right now, I don't want to accidentally inhale it when switching over to a new phone.
You just outlined why I never have "loose" micro-SD cards anywhere. They always have to be in something, or else they vanish.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Grumbletron 4000 posted:

Teledildonics is probably my favorite word in my vocabulary. Its a drat shame that there are so precious few occasions to break it out during casual conversation.
You aren't trying hard enough.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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GOTTA STAY FAI posted:

I must've spent hundreds of hours playing Space Trader on that thing.
Oh, Jesus, you too? I had a Palm TX that really made an impression on me. Still have it, but it doesn't understand WPA wifi and I've never been able to find the patch for it, so I don't use it.

I also read fuckloads of ebooks on that thing, typically when I was supposed to be doing something else.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Phanatic posted:

So are these:



Some things that should be obsolete aren't.
Wasn't that from Sochi?

And are those alligator clips?

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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SybilVimes posted:

I remember watching an Uncle's porn films on super-8, but that was pretty old - 1980s or so.

Still, there's just something about super-8 porn that has a more natural feel, maybe it's the darkened room
Just making sure - these are pron films your uncle had, and not ones he starred in, right?

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Keiya posted:

That... is one of the most meaningless statements I've read all day. I mean, somewhere in the range of GBA carts to NeoGeo carts?
I tried to Google the Casio keyboard cartridges, and found very few images that had them to scale with anything.



Apparently, they're about the size of an old 9V adapter, so roughly as big as the palm of your hand? Maybe less if you have big hands?

Pretty sure there are different kinds as well, which makes things more confusing and muddled.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Irradiation posted:

Unless you are grinding up the plate or eating something very acidic off it you aren't going to ingest anything.
I'm certain I can trust Irradiation to keep me safe from eating uranium.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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mng posted:

How I miss not having to charge my phone every other day.

If they gave me a phone that was like a regular smartphone but the battery was an inch thick, I would buy every one they made.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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DigitalRaven posted:

They're just not trying. Wonga, a payday lender over here, got stung for not mentioning the actual interest rate in one of its ads. To be fair, that rate was 5,853%

What legitimate business needs an interest rate of over 30%? Why aren't rates that high literally business-dissolvingly, board-of-directors-imprisoningly illegal? Why do so-called "Christians" tolerate usury to this degree when Jesus would have chased them out of the country with a whip?

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Zaphod42 posted:

I know the B.Net version of Warcraft 2 (but not the original, I think) would play the soundtrack if you just popped it into a normal CD player, which was really cool. Somehow they worked it out so there weren't even any 'track 1' problems. I know a few other CD-ROM games of the time did it too, as the cool new thing to show off their high quality audio.
Warcraft 1 did it too. I actually recorded the music from it onto a tape and gave it to an old family friend one time.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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My earliest Internet memory was going on Yahoo chat channels during lunch at high school. I was special education, so I could do pretty much whatever I wanted during lunch, or even during some class periods.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Stick Insect posted:

Speaking of keyboards, I don't see these anymore, probably made obsolete by how stupid they are:



We had these keyboards in high school. More than once have I lost work when trying to take a screenshot.

Dad had a PC with this keyboard:





What usability problem does this even solve?

(the turbo button does nothing, btw)

It allows your cats to shut down your computer when they jump on the keyboard, because clearly you should be paying attention to them instead of to that stupid blinky light box.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Code Jockey posted:

Nice!

There's something wrong with mine, when I got it years ago I tried booting it up and I think something's up with the composite video port, it was outputting nothing / garbage.

I would recommend the F18A, a compatible video board that produces VGA output, but it's out of stock.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Lowen SoDium posted:

Brother B/W laser printers are pretty decent and reasonably cheap.

gently caress inkjets for ever, though.

A friend of mine's mother had problems with her inkjet causing her problems, not recognizing that we'd just bought new toner cartridges, etc. So I just told her to buy a Brother laser. It solved all her problems.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Ultimate Mango posted:

drat 2001-2012 Mango would have love love loved that. My current car can't play CDs and has a single USB port that works occasionally. And no replaceable head unit.

Do you have an AUX port? If you have a USB port, then you probably do, and can use that. If not, just buy one of the short-range MP3-to-radio broadcasters, since I guarantee you have a radio.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Enos Shenk posted:

It's like everything involving printing has just been stuck in 1980s era lovely quality forever.

Printer manufacturers have seen that people (organizations mostly) will pay top dollar for absolute dogshit. They have no incentive to improve.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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They don't even make phones with keyboards anymore that don't cost like 600 bucks.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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titties posted:

Hi, did I miss the picture that was supposed to solve the turntable debate about which of them was wrong and dumb?

Answer: Vinyl is wrong and dumb.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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I can't hear it, but then again my earphones were literally $1, so it could be that.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Metal Geir Skogul posted:

Please don't post that lovely comic tia

Now I know your opinions have absolutely no value whatsoever.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Keiya posted:

(their legendarily bad handling of the FDIV bug spawned a lot of jokes at their expense)

My favorite was "Intel engineers misunderstood the latest catchphrase Intel marketers were using. It's 'divide and conquer', not 'divide and cock up'."

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Remember those old rear end Java phones you had back in probably 2004?

This guy wrote an app for those phones on one of them and actually did a business with it.

Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Krispy Wafer posted:

Then again our cars last longer because winter isnít actively trying to kill us every day.

No, it only tries to kill you every couple of years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZS9iSXKMLg

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Zemyla
Aug 6, 2008

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Jabor posted:

Let me know when a 3d printer can print a nozzle that maintains its structural integrity at the temperature the 3d printer extrudes at.

A 3D printer could print a mold for the nozzle, theoretically.

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