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#271 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:51 pm

Yeah, you'd think that if he believes he's so up on his music that he would know what's meant by the terms "double A-Side" and "B-Side" since they're still terms used today.
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#272 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:24 am

I think everyone's being a bit harsh.

How many of you can use a slide rule? Anybody? :D

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#273 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:40 am

Don't think the occasion ever arose where I needed one, though I can use an abacus. :P

First 3 years of secondary school maths were all done with paper, pencil and brain. Log books were used when needed. Now apparently they use calculators for every year.
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#274 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:52 am

There you go then! 13 years old means that he's pretty much been brought up post cassette.

Especially if he's as ignorant as every other kid at that age. 8)

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#275 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:12 am

Saw a t-shirt picture recently which had a cassette, video and something else holding a Welcome party for camera film.

I'm trying to think what technology would be considered before my time.
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#276 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:15 am

Maybe transistor radios. They've been using IC for a long time now.

2 star petrol?

Rotary dial phones.

Daisy wheel printers. Like being in the same room as a small machine gun. :geek:

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#277 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:29 am

Think I used a transistor radio. Or a wireless. :)

Does it count if the thing has totally vanished before my time, like 2 star petrol?

Have used rotary dial phones. Not great if in a hurry.

think have seen daisy wheel printers on tv, but have used a typewriter which is similar concept I believe?
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#278 Post by Old Git » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:35 pm

A slide rule? That's just a ruler that you slide along the paper isn't it? Remember them from one of those shit classes I never learned anything in, including the name.
Graphic art or tech design or whatever.

How about a BBC computer? With chunky keys and games like Chuckie Egg.
Or the good old Spectrum 48k, where the game was a cassette and it took half an hour to load up. :el:
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#279 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:04 pm

No, a slide rule is what came before the calculator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule

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#280 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:23 pm

Ah, the good old spectrum. we had the 128k. Who can forget the great graphics of 2 colours, and the noisy loading.
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#281 Post by Old Git » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:15 am

Oh that's a slide rule! Wow, haven't seen one of them in ages.

Yeah on the spec continues were useless because couldn't find the right bit to restart with.
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#282 Post by CastorTroy81 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:28 am

Though I remember some games, think Target Renegade was one, you could skip levels by simply loading the level you wanted. clearly a bug. :)

wonder how many people who were brought up on PS2 would remember Dizzy?
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#285 Post by ophelia » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:11 pm

Are you trying to lure Project out Kodamie?

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