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Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


You need to scan the inside of my what?

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Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

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Bertrand Hustle posted:

Christ. I was catching up on this thread and came across the Zen. I had a Zen. It was very fragile, apparently, and when it died after I dropped it or some jackhole knocked it out of my hands or something (I honestly don't remember anymore), Creative "offered" me the "opportunity" to drop $200 on a new one.

I haven't had a portable music player since.

I remember being super excited about my first laptop. It was heavy and thick and frankly kind of a piece of poo poo, but goddamnit, it was mine.

My first desktop had a 2 GB hard drive. I was ridiculously proud of that. It was top of the line. Now I have a 2 TB external HDD sitting on my desk that probably cost me less than the 2 GB would have at the time.

I still have my first laptop around somewhere and the last time I pulled it out I couldn't believe how thick and heavy it was. My first desktop also had a 2 GB HD. I eventually spent $300 upgrading to a 10 GB drive. I felt like I would never fill it up, and I didn't since back then most game installs were generally a couple hundred megs.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Brother Jonathan posted:

Agreed. It has drifted away from "obsolete and failed technology" and into just technology in general. For example, trolleybuses are a well-established and successful technology.


Here's an example of obsolete technology: the Stanley Steam Car:



It looks like a normal early automobile until you open the hood:



Here's a video by Jay Leno demonstrating how to start the car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnab5sG9PQs

I thought that car was the dumbest thing until he blew the steam whistle. Now I think it is amazing.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


edit: woops. I'm dumb.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Brother Jonathan posted:

He is supposed to have once said, "If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use: Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"

He's not entirely wrong. It's just now the quote would be between two godzilla or 1024 oxen.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Having a desktop doesn't mean you won't have a laptop, and having a laptop doesn't mean you won't have a tablet.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Program Attention keys .

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


A huge amount of businesses still use terminal emulators. There's a whole market for software to build GUIs around terminal emulators, which I hate because you end up with the worst of both worlds. I think businesses feel that new hires won't understand a green screen which is crap.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


Doesn't it have a USB port on the side? I hate that it isn't a feature on a lot of USB keyboards.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


One of the interesting things about laserdiscs is that it is an analog format, so it acts more like a VHS tape than a DVD in a lot of ways.

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

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Could it have just been a simulcast? Didn't they do that back in the day (presumably because TVs didn't have audio outs back then), or am I mistaken?

Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

A Serious Candidate For a Serious Time


I get that it is technically an assault weapon, but would law enforcement really care? The only person that thing would kill is a person dumb enough to try to fire it.

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Germstore
Oct 17, 2012

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It's not even useful for porn. I know from experience that as soon as you pull out your dick people will figure out you're looking at porn.

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