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Windows 7: Have You Ever Seen One of These?

08 Nov 2011   #51
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I remember when this guy would come around once a week and deliver fresh milk to your doorstep exactly as needed!

Also the bread man would come by once a week with fresh bread.

Drive through produce stores.
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08 Nov 2011   #52
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Ive "Heard of" the milk man, but bread man must be the organism the milk man evolve from, so I'm thinking wow!

Also If anyone is "seasoned" enough to answera Q: I always hear the whole " I remember when candybars were a nickel" (which by the way was actually the element nickel back then) - so back when candy bars were a nickel, what did people say about when they were young???

"I remember when candybars were a tenth of a cent" or "free" or maybe "they'd give ya' a nice shinny nickel to tak one"???? Maybe candy hadn't been invented yet.?? any insight?
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08 Nov 2011   #53
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well I do remember that there was an entire shelf of penny candy... At that point you just got more and more and more for your penny as you go back in time
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08 Nov 2011   #54
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Well I do remember that there was an entire shelf of penny candy... At that point you just got more and more and more for your penny as you go back in time
At the local neighborhood store there was also two pieces of candy for a penny, if you spent part of the day collecting pop bottles you could end up with a small bag of candy.
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08 Nov 2011   #55
rubyrubyroo

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guess that proves the time-machine paradox, since once someone made one in say the year 37,0098, they'd just go back to when your more and more reached all the candy in the world and buy it for a penny return to eat/sell it....yet we clearly have candy today, so there will never be a time machine.... thanks for the physics lesson, indirectly of course!

Mike
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08 Nov 2011   #56
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rubyrubyroo View Post
guess that proves the time-machine paradox, since once someone made one in say the year 37,0098, they'd just go back to when your more and more reached all the candy in the world and buy it for a penny return to eat/sell it....yet we clearly have candy today, so there will never be a time machine.... thanks for the physics lesson, indirectly of course!

Mike
Haha... that is so true. That and a million other scams...

Very few authors ever touch on the /reality/ of having such things as teleportaion, time travel and holodecks (Weather they are actually possible without paradoxes or not). In reality... those things, if they exist ever, would be badly abused with potentially horrific consequences.

Larry Nivin did a teardown of teleportation that was pretty good. He even predicted the "Flash Mobs" that we have today through a different mechanism (internet/cellphones)!
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08 Nov 2011   #57
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rubyrubyroo View Post
SURE! back then the desks were made out of pure lead, so great alpha/beta/gamma ray protection....but poor morbidity/motrality rates per class for the normal uneventful days!
I grew up in Atlanta, GA and our desks were wood. Even if they were lead it would not do any good. Having a 3 ft by 3 ft piece of lead above your head would not do a thing to protect you.
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08 Nov 2011   #58
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rubyrubyroo View Post
Ive "Heard of" the milk man, but bread man must be the organism the milk man evolve from, so I'm thinking wow!

Also If anyone is "seasoned" enough to answera Q: I always hear the whole " I remember when candybars were a nickel" (which by the way was actually the element nickel back then) - so back when candy bars were a nickel, what did people say about when they were young???

"I remember when candybars were a tenth of a cent" or "free" or maybe "they'd give ya' a nice shinny nickel to tak one"???? Maybe candy hadn't been invented yet.?? any insight?
When my step-dad was a kid (late 1930's), he worked for the "Ice Delivery Man". They had these 50 pound blocks of ice that were delivered because people didn't have refrigerators, just the metal boxes to put ice in to keep their food cold. == I remember "nickle candy". The candy bars we have today were a nickle. I remember that Almond Joy and Mounds were a dime. Movies were a quarter for kids and 50 cents for adults. Mom used to give me 50 cents to go to the movie. 25 cents to get in, popcorn five cents, coke a dime and I would save ten cents to buy candy during the second show of the double feature. Pretty cheap way for parents to get rid of their kids for an entire afternoon.
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08 Nov 2011   #59
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
How about a car with trafficators instead of indicators? These were semaphore type illuminated flags mounted just behind the front doors (or in between the front and rear doors), and the relevant one would swing out and illuminate when you wanted to indicate that you were intending to change direction.
I remember those on my dad's VW Beetle (the original one with the separated rear window Later on when the directionals became law in GE he had to mount a plastic strip on each side either to cover the hole or to prevent them from popping out
Those were the beetles that would start up even in the coldest winter (6V battery
But the first few miles you drove blind since the heat for the passenger room was taken from the exhaust system. So it was quite normal to trip over electric wires in the parking lot. (People used radiators to heat up the passenger room)

-DG
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08 Nov 2011   #60
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Does anyone remember windscreen (windshield across the pond) wiper blades that were operated by a vacuum pump instead of an electric motor?

They were fine until you had to accelarate up through the gears when the blades would slow to a crawl, and then thrash madly across the windscreen when the clutch was disengaged.

In those days a car with an automatic transmission in the UK was a rarity as most cars had a manual gearbox that was controlled by use of a clutch and a gear lever (stick shift).

Even today there are relatively few cars with automatic transmission in the UK so that when I visit the US and rent a car I find myself wondering what to do with my left foot!
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