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(YouTube)   13-year-old discovers an LP record for the first time, "this is huge, this is like 10 cd's in one, how many songs does it have on it?"   (youtube.com) divider line 68
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2012-02-01 11:24:23 PM  
data.whicdn.com

A record?
 
2012-02-01 11:49:47 PM  
That's Part No. 29 Outdated Technology Platform.
We were instructed to throw it away.

i470.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-01 11:55:23 PM  
Worst. Acting. Ever.
 
2012-02-02 12:56:27 AM  
Yeah, that just seems fake. A real person who had no idea what a record was, but was old enough to understand CD's, would a) not exist yet since it's still a part of culture and b) play it off as more of a weird thing
 
2012-02-02 01:22:06 AM  

Walker: Worst. Acting. Ever.

 
2012-02-02 01:27:25 AM  
FAAAAAKE.

Also, my 13 year old cousin collects vinyl.
 
2012-02-02 02:31:51 AM  
I'm not saying the video is fake, but the acting is clearly scripted.
 
2012-02-02 02:41:31 AM  
A week after dad posted this thing, he posted a video "response" for all the people who thought it was all staged.

Wonder how long it took dad to disable comments (on both videos) once the YouTubers started chiming in.
 
2012-02-02 03:46:24 AM  
Cool, an acting exercise...
 
2012-02-02 03:46:33 AM  
fake
 
2012-02-02 04:05:46 AM  
We'll get to see the real thing in about 20 years. But they won't even know what a CD is.
 
2012-02-02 04:15:28 AM  
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2012-02-02 04:18:52 AM  

maimzini: Wonder how long it took dad to disable comments (on both videos) once the YouTubers started chiming in.


I think it was a matter of hours for the first one. The response never had comments enabled.
 
2012-02-02 04:31:59 AM  
Your daughter is a crappy actor
 
2012-02-02 04:53:06 AM  
Well.. that was stupid..
 
2012-02-02 05:13:39 AM  
Your BS video sucks. There, I said it and I feel better for having done it.
 
2012-02-02 06:42:33 AM  
I think I might like the kid as a child star on the youtubes, but only if she for real unscripted punches her dad right in the nuts.

And I mean REALLY socks him. A good ol' fashioned coney island Warriors style brawling punch right in the bean bag and says "That's for being a geek, dad! Your videos suck."

Then, she will be famous for making an actual good video.
 
2012-02-02 07:02:24 AM  
"WOW, Daddy - you've sure got a big one !"
 
2012-02-02 07:18:36 AM  

AntiBush: "WOW, Daddy - you've sure got a big one !"


Omg, it's just so big, I don't know what to do with it...
 
2012-02-02 07:36:19 AM  
The dad who scripted that needs more time with adults.

I mean, I really get it. I understand. Kids telling you how big it is really is a stroke to your aged, throbbing ego, but they don't know how to handle something that big.
 
2012-02-02 07:50:30 AM  
BTW, the Dad who posted this is John Scalzi. Relevant blog post: Link

Response To Accusations Of Fakery: Link
 
2012-02-02 08:05:32 AM  
In the distant future, crap like this will be seen as clever, self-ridiculing commentary on the passage of time. Right now, it's just stupid.
 
2012-02-02 08:23:38 AM  
She's never seen a dj using turntables on tv or in a movie or anywhere? FAKE!
 
2012-02-02 08:33:14 AM  
[csb]

i used to be a rave dj back in the early 90's (yeah yeah). i have a large record collection and still mess around on the tables from time to time. a co-worker and myself were in Best Buy a few years and some kid that worked there was all over this iPod dj interface and was excited to show it to us as we walked by. it was a laughable cheap plastic POS, but the kid was all smiles. i told him i used to dj and that i prefer records.

he looked at me with this rather blank look and then nodding said "my grandad has records"

my co-worker likes to tease me every now and then by yelling over the cube wall "my grandad has records"

[/csb]

my kids know all about records, they hate them, they get played at high volume, in a residential area.
 
2012-02-02 08:34:43 AM  
littlebeartoe

In the distant future, crap like this will be seen as clever, self-ridiculing commentary on the passage of time. Right now, it's just stupid.


But in the distant distant future - it will once again just be crap.
 
2012-02-02 08:40:31 AM  
Wow.... interesting thoughts on here.... I think the only reason I did not read any fakery into it is because during a recent basement cleanout, one of my young nieces, and maybe one not so young, saw some 8-track tapes and were absolutely clueless as to what they were.

Is it an unreasonable leap to think everything works like a CD if it's all you've ever seen? Nah....

Is it unreasonable to tell your daughter this is how music USED to be played, when vinyl is making a comeback? YES!
 
2012-02-02 08:41:54 AM  
OK. Just saw her response aaaaaaaand...... mind changed.
 
2012-02-02 08:45:51 AM  
...and she held it by the surface when it was still in the sleeve but never once touched the grooves once it was removed.

Fake.
 
2012-02-02 08:53:44 AM  
He got the explanation of how a record player worked wrong, too. The needle bobs up and down in response to the groves carved into the record, which in turn vibrates a cyrstal or a magnetic filament in a cartridge in the record deck, creating an electrical signal that is then translated into sound by your speakers. No sound is being transferred; information on a disk is being read and then translated into sound. And the way LP's worked isn't all that different from CDs; the concept, in fact, is pretty much the same, the big difference is that CDs are etched and read with lasers, allowing more info to be stored in a smaller space, and reducing wear and tear from usage so the storage medium lasts longer. Also, the recording surface of a CD is silicon, not a polymer, and since silicon is a solid and polymers are semi-solids a CD doesn't suffer from any of the "settling" issues that gradually distorts the ridges on a record over time.
 
2012-02-02 08:54:57 AM  

W6XRL4: ...and she held it by the surface when it was still in the sleeve but never once touched the grooves once it was removed.

Fake.


Same way lots of folks handle CDs out of the mistaken impression that fingerprint smudges will damage playback. I wouldn't say that proves it's a fake.
 
2012-02-02 08:58:31 AM  

Heron: W6XRL4: ...and she held it by the surface when it was still in the sleeve but never once touched the grooves once it was removed.

Fake.

Same way lots of folks handle CDs out of the mistaken impression that fingerprint smudges will damage playback. I wouldn't say that proves it's a fake.


How many 13-year-olds have CD players? I'm a technological Luddite and I haven't bought one in at least 8 years.
 
2012-02-02 08:59:50 AM  
Would've been funnier with D-VHS, CED or laserdisc.
 
2012-02-02 09:10:34 AM  
Heron


He got the explanation of how a record player worked wrong, too. The needle bobs up and down in response to the groves carved into the record, which in turn vibrates a cyrstal or a magnetic filament in a cartridge in the record deck, creating an electrical signal that is then translated into sound by your speakers. No sound is being transferred; information on a disk is being read and then translated into sound. And the way LP's worked isn't all that different from CDs; the concept, in fact, is pretty much the same, the big difference is that CDs are etched and read with lasers, allowing more info to be stored in a smaller space, and reducing wear and tear from usage so the storage medium lasts longer. Also, the recording surface of a CD is silicon, not a polymer, and since silicon is a solid and polymers are semi-solids a CD doesn't suffer from any of the "settling" issues that gradually distorts the ridges on a record over time.



The More You Know!


/the more you sound like a www.justanimal.org
 
2012-02-02 09:12:28 AM  
It s pathetic.... so fake..... My 9 years old plays LPs all the time here......
 
2012-02-02 09:12:56 AM  

staplermofo: Would've been funnier with D-VHS, CED or laserdisc.


It would've been funnier if it were real.
 
2012-02-02 09:26:07 AM  
Scripted, but no doubt there have been similar conversations in the world. I'm gonna show my kid my RCA MP3 player. Compact Flash memory.
 
2012-02-02 09:48:56 AM  
www.mopo.ca
OMG... this is so big that it must have the entire Harry Potter series on it.
 
2012-02-02 10:13:04 AM  
turrible. just turrible.
 
2012-02-02 10:16:28 AM  

W6XRL4: ...and she held it by the surface when it was still in the sleeve but never once touched the grooves once it was removed.

Fake.


Not to mention, as soon as she picks up the album in its sleeve, her finger immediately goes to the side opening to slide it out.

Even though she has no idea what she is holding.

Yeeeeahh....
 
2012-02-02 10:36:18 AM  
Staged. Same for the video that responds to accusations of inauthenticity.
 
2012-02-02 10:39:43 AM  
Wow. This many comments in and we haven't had to sully ourselves with the LP/Digital sound quality debate. Yet again.
 
2012-02-02 10:44:04 AM  

karnal: Heron


He got the explanation of how a record player worked wrong, too. The needle bobs up and down in response to the groves carved into the record, which in turn vibrates a cyrstalcrystal or a magnetic filament in a cartridge in the record deck, creating an electrical signal that is then translated into sound by your speakers. No sound is being transferred; information on a disk is being read and then translated into sound. And the way LP's worked isn't all that different from CDs; the concept, in fact, is pretty much the same, the big difference is that CDs are etched and read with lasers, allowing more info to be stored in a smaller space, and reducing wear and tear from usage so the storage medium lasts longer. Also, the recording surface of a CD is silicon, not a polymer, and since silicon is a solid and polymers are semi-solids a CD doesn't suffer from any of the "settling" issues that gradually distorts the ridges on a record over time.


The More You Know!


/the more you sound like a [www.justanimal.org image 500x433]


Yeah, because believing everything is done by gnomes and magic is so much more interesting.

Also, FTFM
 
2012-02-02 10:59:58 AM  
Hmmm. I don't know. . .I've been giving lessons and holding "workshops" for middle school music students the last couple of years, and one of my method books I used to love is not available with cd accompaniment. So, I dug an old record of it out of my dad's office (he's their band director), and the dozen or so sixth graders greeted its arrival with blank stares, giggles, and bug-eyed astonishment. They were even more incredulous when I showed them HOW to use it.

Finally one kid piped up and said, "Oh yeah, my older brother showed me a really old youtube video once, and they had those!" The kicker? The "really old video" was AM Radio by Everclear.

/Depressing story, eh?
//WE ARE ALL OLD to these kids
 
2012-02-02 11:05:09 AM  

Heron: .... Also, the recording surface of a CD is silicon, not a polymer, and since silicon is a solid and polymers are semi-solids a CD doesn't suffer from any of the "settling" issues that gradually distorts the ridges on a record over time.


CD's are made of polycarbonate plastic (i.e. a polymer) and an aluminum reflective layer. The data is stored in the polycarbonate. There is no silicon because there is no need for any semiconductors.

/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc#Physical_details
//Yeah, I know it's wikipedia. It's still better than making shiat up
 
2012-02-02 11:58:13 AM  

maimzini: A week after dad posted this thing, he posted a video "response" for all the people who thought it was all staged.

Wonder how long it took dad to disable comments (on both videos) once the YouTubers started chiming in.


About a half hour. The trolls came out from under their bridge, and from the next bridge downriver as well.

I have no reason to question the performance, since it's not some schmuck posting a wacky video to Youtube, it's a well-known science fiction author. My kids, were they presented with a similar situation, would likely act in a similar manner to Athena. Especially if they were on camera.
 
2012-02-02 12:19:47 PM  
The Asylum wants their actor back
 
2012-02-02 12:27:41 PM  

Heron: He got the explanation of how a record player worked wrong, too. The needle bobs up and down in response to the


zzzzzzzzz

Oh, sorry. You were saying?
 
2012-02-02 12:55:42 PM  
I'm not going to comment on its authenticity but you morons saying that a 13 year old should know about vinyl records are little daft. I haven't owned a record since the 80's so it's not terribly hard to believe that a 13 year old would have never seen one before. Give it another 10-15 years and most people that age would have never seen a CD either.
 
2012-02-02 03:28:00 PM  
i buy the premise; most people that age probably never have seen an LP in real life, and im sure a few have never even seen them in movies etc.

im 10 years older then this kid and i barely caught a glimpse of a record player growing up. any of you guys saying otherwise are exactly the type of old farts this clip is supposed to impress. did you know computers used to run on 'tubes of vacuums'?

but,
the dialog is just so clearly a painfully bad performance...

even giving them the benefit of the doubt; best case, she found it earlier in the day and had a real reaction and the dumb-ass dad dragged her into staging this dumb clip because 'omg my kids so cute, and innocent. up hill both ways; hur hurrrr derp'
 
2012-02-02 03:34:25 PM  
eternalfrost

but,
the dialog is just so clearly a painfully bad performance...

even giving them the benefit of the doubt; best case, she found it earlier in the day and had a real reaction and the dumb-ass dad dragged her into staging this dumb clip because 'omg my kids so cute, and innocent. up hill both ways; hur hurrrr derp'


good call...and that is my thought as well...to the poster above...it is not so much that we don't believe some 13 year old has never seen a record, it is that we don't believe that THIS 13 year old has never seen a record before.

/my two year old picked out a record for the first time the other day...I just like 'em, I collect 'em. Nostalgia I guess.
 
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