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Windows 7: Have You Ever Seen One of These?

01 Nov 2011   #31
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
This is a quiz for those of you born after 1970. Have you ever done or seen any of these, not a picture, an actual one. ==
OK, I was born in 1971.....
1 = A phone with a dial, not buttons.
Yes....at my house as a child, and at my grandparents' through most of my teen years.
2 = A black and white TV.
Yes....I even played Pong on it!
3 = A car without power steering.
Yes...a friend had a Chevrolet Chevette without power steering or brakes.....it was a piece of shiznit.
4 = A 45 rpm record.
I even owned a few.....I bought 867-5309/Jenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia with my allowance money.
5 = A needle for a turntable.
Only a couple of them, but yes.
6 = Ever been to a double feature movie. (that's two movies for the price of one)
Do the drive-ins count?
7 = Ever been to a record store where you can play the record before you buy it.
No, I've never seen that.
I thought I had more of these, but I can't think right now. Do any of you other "Mature Adults" know of any thing that they had 40 years ago that is gone now?
My answers are in red above.....cool thread!
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01 Nov 2011   #32
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Ever used a slide rule?
(A lot of engineers that put a man on the moon would have used them)

Have You Ever Seen One of These?-slide-rule-t-shirt.jpg


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01 Nov 2011   #33
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Ever used a slide rule?
(A lot of engineers that put a man on the moon would have used them)
I had completely forgotten about those. They were amazing. You could get some really complex answers seemingly from nothing.
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01 Nov 2011   #34
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Slip Stick

I was issued one at work and we had instruction on how to use it. They gave us a formal test to insure we had absorbed it.

I might add at times they could be amazingly accurate, but that depended on the operator.
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01 Nov 2011   #35
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

45's or called Singles. They had one song on each side.




LP or vinyl is the big black one. Played at 33RPM.
45 smaller black disk played at 45RPM.
And of course compared to a CD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramophone_record
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01 Nov 2011   #36
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Ever used a slide rule?
(A lot of engineers that put a man on the moon would have used them)
That, and a triangular mechanical drawing ruler for scale drawings.
Have You Ever Seen One of These?-scale-ruler.jpg

Many people do not know that the the U.S. Astronauts had only a slide rule and a CMD line computer system known as AGC that took them to the Moon and back........One of the forerunners of DOS.

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8. Listening to Radio Luxembourg for my daily fix of rock-and-roll music.
Why would you have to do that? The English had all of the rock stars in the 1960's.
I was talking more of the 1950s when Bill Haley (Rock Around The Clock in 1956) burst onto the scene.

It was the days when the BBC expected their radio newsreaders to wear a suit, collar and tie and flatly refused to play rock-and-roll music because "it corrupts our youth".

Radio Luxembourg was a radio station not governed by the then UK's stringent broadcasting laws and was the only way we youngsters could listen to this new, fresh music.
By the late 50's the UK was starting to come out of their stringency.

But, it was not until the Beatles went to mainland Europe, and played in the grotto's of Luxembourg, and Germany that they started to receive the recognition they deserved.

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In 1958 my Dad had his 1951 Chevy BelAir Overhauled.
It had a OHV 216.5 cubic inches, cast iron block, bore and stroke 3-1/2 x 3-3/4, compression ratio 6.6:1, four main bearings, solid valve lifters, and Carter one-barrel carb it put out 92hp at 3400rpm.

It cost him $93.17 including the rental at the dealership.


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01 Nov 2011   #37
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My grandfather used to have a phone with a dial. It was big and heavy. He also has this old school TV and you have to twist its controls to change channels.
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02 Nov 2011   #38
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
He also has this old school TV and you have to twist its controls to change channels.
The first TV I can remember my family having was a 12-inch black & white. The screen was a circle, not a rectangle like today. == When the TV was getting old and ready to go out, the sound would suddenly go really loud. Who ever was watching would have to jump from their seats and race over to manually turn it down with the knob.
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02 Nov 2011   #39
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

When we bought our first TV in 1953, the only channel you could get was the BBC, which used to have an interlude during the early evening and played the national anthem at the end of each evening's viewing before shutting down for the night.

When I look at today's choice I'm reminded of the Bruce Springsteen song "57 Channels and There's Nothin' On". More is most certainly not better.

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02 Nov 2011   #40
GrapeLivre

Windows 7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I answered in purple.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
This is a quiz for those of you born after 1970. Have you ever done or seen any of these, not a picture, an actual one. ==

1 = A phone with a dial, not buttons.
We had one and so did my grandparents.

2 = A black and white TV.
We had that also.

4 = A 45 rpm record.
We had LP records and 8 tracks. I don't remember if we had the 45 rpms.

5 = A needle for a turntable.
I'm sure we had some.

I thought I had more of these, but I can't think right now. Do any of you other "Mature Adults" know of any thing that they had 40 years ago that is gone now?
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