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The Busy Signal....forgotten things from recent past...

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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
Anyone still remember Kazaa?

That was THE spot for pirating music and stuff in the early 2000's. I remember I had it on my dialup, and the MAIN draw was that it could resume downloading a file if I got knocked offline by a phone call. I still remember the first song I ever downloaded. "Closing Time" by SemiSonic.


I remember them all - Napster was the first, everyone was ripping MP3 files from their CD's and putting them online to share. Then that was stopped, and Kazaa, the Kazaa-Lite came out. Those fizzled out once legal song downloading became available.

I remember pagers, all our IT/telecoms people had them on their utility belts. They also had RS-232 breakout boxes which were like handheld tricorders, but allowed the user to patch two computers together by flipping 50 little switches until all the connections were correct. These days, we just use wi-fi, bluetooth or an internet cable.

Camcorders - I saw one for sale in an antique shop. It looked completely out of place until someone explained that you couldn't buy video cassettes for it anymore. So although it was electronic, it now had "antique" status.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: the_philth
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Clackers!!! That makes me think of the "naughty" version of Rainbow



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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If I remember correctly, Didn't ATS allow anomous posters? I swear I had posted as an anomous user before I ever created my account?



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

I guess they don't make clackers any more. Caused too many concussions, I suppose.
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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: the_philth

string a few more together and you have
ben
wah



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: Imagewerx
a reply to: butcherguy

Using BASIC as it's OS wasn't it?

Yes.
It had a game too. Blackjack.
You could do trig functions too!



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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I was taught BASIC at college and even how to compile and read punched paper tape.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
a reply to: the_philth

string a few more together and you have
ben
wah
Your extent of *kink* is asstounding!



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

You are sounding kind of old!



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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My first computer trash 80, I remember writing code all week long to get the program to make sounds , change screen colors, and some other basic stuff. Then my mom hitting the wall off switch that also turned off the outlet the computer was on. The problem was I had no hard drive or any storage device it was all in memory. Once she clicked the off switch all went away.


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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42
My first computer trash 80, I remember writing code all week long to get the program to make sounds , change screen colors, and some other basic stuff. Then my mom hitting the wall off switch that also turned off the outlet the computer was on. The problem was I had no hard drive or any storage device it was all in memory. Once she clicked the off switch all went away.



Oh...that really stinks. I remember these as well....I was really young when my dad got one. I remember my brother being on it a lot and tinkering.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

not to worry it was actually a good thing.

Each iteration I learned to optimize the code and it got to point that I liked writting code more on it, than actually playing games on my friends commodore 64.



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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:41 PM
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One of my favorites.....



Motorola StarTAC phones....I remember when everyone had one of these.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Haha, I forgot about those.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

It's all true. And no.6 said hi and winked whilst doffing his sailor cap.

Esso service stations
Petrol
Milkmen Gold Top Milk
Clutch pedal gears
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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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As a child in the 70's in rural Scotland, most people had coal fires and coal sheds for the coal. There was a chimney sweep just like in Mary Poppins always covered in soot, wearing Victorian style black clothes and trailing a soot cart on wheels and a long round brush. Every year a rag and bone /tin collector would appear in a cart collecting old pots and metal things.

I recall my parents saying the milk was delivered there in large milk churns on a horse driven cart until and during the '60's.

Things in the early 70's there were rather like the 1950's, it was a very religious town also and the attitude was very 50's, going to church every Sunday was normal, as was for children attending Sunday school.

www.historic-uk.com...
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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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remember sky pagers?

upload.wikimedia.org...

you could get weather and news updates on the pager.

predates that info on cell phones by at least 10-15 years



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
remember sky pagers?

upload.wikimedia.org...

you could get weather and news updates on the pager.

predates that info on cell phones by at least 10-15 years


Ha! Yep...those were cool.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 07:22 PM
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Anyone still have an old wind up alarm clock. I remember falling asleep to the sound of the ticking.



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