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(The Hollywood Reporter)   All US middle and high schools will be receiving copies of the Lincoln DVD. Just how they will play those DVDs on the outdated VHS and Laser Disc equipment they have is anyone's guess   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 60
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2013-02-12 06:53:24 AM  
VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old
 
2013-02-12 07:20:36 AM  
Easy- some 12 year-old will rip the DVD and remove all the DRM for them.
 
2013-02-12 07:22:04 AM  

Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old


Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.
 
2013-02-12 07:33:02 AM  

mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.


We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.
 
2013-02-12 07:46:25 AM  

Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.


img3.etsystatic.com

1970's, Pennsylvania.
 
2013-02-12 07:50:45 AM  

mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.


Jeeze, fifth grade science, I was the unlucky bastard sitting in the middle of the room next to that thing. If I didn't get picked to advance the damn film I still had to be next to it- turned all the way up so everyone could hear the damn thing.
 
2013-02-12 08:01:48 AM  

mr_a: Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 469x625]

1970's, Pennsylvania.


You youngsters and your high-tech self-advancing filmstrips made me laugh so hard my onion slipped a little.   In MY day, we had to advance the film frame-by-frame by hand.

And don't get me started on 16mm projectors...

//beep
 
2013-02-12 08:09:11 AM  

Gofly: We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.


My GoogleFu sucks.  I seem to remember them being off white and sea foam green
 
2013-02-12 08:11:32 AM  

Gofly: VHS? In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old


BONG!
 
2013-02-12 08:11:34 AM  

mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.



Thats was how I saw and heard this story for the first time

i26.photobucket.com
/miss that old warbling sound of a worn out cassette tape or reel to reel movie projector
 
2013-02-12 08:25:14 AM  

Devolving_Spud: You youngsters and your high-tech self-advancing filmstrips made me laugh so hard my onion slipped a little.   In MY day, we had to advance the film frame-by-frame by hand.

And don't get me started on 16mm projectors...

//beep


Magic lantern.
Had to trim the wick.
 
2013-02-12 08:39:37 AM  

vudukungfu: Magic lantern.
Had to trim the wick.


Abacus.  And if we broke our clay tablet, we had to stay after class and feed the dinosaurs.
 
2013-02-12 08:52:25 AM  
Back when I went to school our overhead projector were petroglyphs scratched into the walls of the hut.

www.ace-charity.org.uk
 
2013-02-12 09:16:03 AM  
Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?
 
2013-02-12 09:19:57 AM  

Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.


We had the casset ones with the heavy headphones during the early to mid 80's.  In the late 80's & early 90's, when the school district was going to get rid of the headphones, we saved them from the dumpster.  We had a TV station (taped in stereo, broadcast in mono, where available).  They worked pretty well for the director to talk to his cameras... until they decided to squawk on random occasions.
 
2013-02-12 09:29:12 AM  
How are they going to bleach it out so that the only color in it is red?

/and plenty of wow and/or flutter on the soundtrack
 
2013-02-12 09:31:53 AM  

ChrisDe: Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?


This is public school, where Jesus riding a dinosaur counts as a viable hypothesis. I'll take Hollywoodized as long as the general stuff is right.
 
2013-02-12 09:33:22 AM  

Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old


This.  We also still had the science textbooks that foretold of Man one day walking on the Moon.
 
2013-02-12 09:35:22 AM  
Oh, we also had the classic B&W drivers ed. films that showed all the blood, gore and crispy critters.
 
2013-02-12 09:35:39 AM  

ChrisDe: Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?


I am pretty sure the bits about him fighting vampires aren't historically accurate.
 
2013-02-12 09:45:44 AM  

ChrisDe: Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?




getfile9.posterous.com
 
2013-02-12 09:52:22 AM  

Devolving_Spud: mr_a: Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 469x625]

1970's, Pennsylvania.

You youngsters and your high-tech self-advancing filmstrips made me laugh so hard my onion slipped a little.   In MY day, we had to advance the film frame-by-frame by hand.

And don't get me started on 16mm projectors...

//beep

Is it weird that I kinda miss the smell of warm worksheets freshly printed from the ditto machine?
 
2013-02-12 09:57:27 AM  
Also as part of the "Stand Tall: Live Like Lincoln" campaign, Participant Media will screen the Oscar-nominated film to eight U.S. towns named Lincoln on Feb. 12 -- which is the date celebrated as Abe Lincoln's birthday. Then, in mid-March, 15 Lincoln high schools across the country in largely underserved communities also will get screenings of the film. Each school will also receive new audiovisual equipment, including a 120-inch portable screen, Blu-ray and DVD player, projector and new speakers.

Best.  Marketeer.  EVA!
 
2013-02-12 10:08:20 AM  
splitsider.com
I got this new business where I burn your old DVDs onto laser discs.
 
2013-02-12 10:10:38 AM  
i.imgur.com
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What a trip to '80s school AV club might look like.
 
2013-02-12 10:11:46 AM  
Came for discussions about Lincoln... and leaving.
 
2013-02-12 10:57:46 AM  
Lincoln? More like making of the 13th Amendment. Sooo-o boring.
 
2013-02-12 10:58:48 AM  

ChrisDe: Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?


Well, the vampires aren't sparkly so I'd say it's pretty accurate.
 
2013-02-12 11:25:05 AM  

karnal: Back when I went to school our overhead projector were petroglyphs scratched into the walls of the hut.

[www.ace-charity.org.uk image 532x357]


You had walls?

Luxury!!

History books had only one page in my days, and ink wasn't even invented, so it was blank.
 
2013-02-12 11:29:17 AM  

theurge14: What a trip to '80s school AV club might look like.


I'd go with the tape recorder is much too advance, it would need to be the single lever type, and the typewriter is much too modern... anything but a manual (non-electric) is sorcery.

Heck I remember them bringing in some electric ones and most of the class was drooling at the possibility of no longer having to sprain their fingers from applying 20 pounds per square cm of pressure on the keys. But there were only 3 of them, and so, no one was allowed to use them, they were only for the high level students from senior classes.
 
2013-02-12 11:46:10 AM  

imfallen_angel: theurge14: What a trip to '80s school AV club might look like.

I'd go with the tape recorder is much too advance, it would need to be the single lever type, and the typewriter is much too modern... anything but a manual (non-electric) is sorcery.

Heck I remember them bringing in some electric ones and most of the class was drooling at the possibility of no longer having to sprain their fingers from applying 20 pounds per square cm of pressure on the keys. But there were only 3 of them, and so, no one was allowed to use them, they were only for the high level students from senior classes.


My junior high yearbook class had one of these bad boys:

i50.tinypic.com

I was king of the school with my rubber band stack of floppy disks in my backpack.

Well, I thought I was.
 
2013-02-12 11:50:24 AM  

Mega Steve: Devolving_Spud: mr_a: Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 469x625]

1970's, Pennsylvania.

You youngsters and your high-tech self-advancing filmstrips made me laugh so hard my onion slipped a little.   In MY day, we had to advance the film frame-by-frame by hand.

And don't get me started on 16mm projectors...

//beep
Is it weird that I kinda miss the smell of warm worksheets freshly printed from the ditto machine?



i302.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 12:05:36 PM  

imfallen_angel: karnal: Back when I went to school our overhead projector were petroglyphs scratched into the walls of the hut.

[www.ace-charity.org.uk image 532x357]

You had walls?

Luxury!!

History books had only one page in my days, and ink wasn't even invented, so it was blank.


Back up a minute, young man! You had paper? We made do with a single stone, and we liked it.
 
2013-02-12 12:17:35 PM  

theurge14: I was king of the school with my rubber band stack of floppy disks in my backpack.


While I eventually graduated to the 5 1/4 floppies (ha ha! floppies)... it was getting tested on how well the paper cards where filled that really built our characters...

"you went outside the line with your pencil... start over!"...

But considering that each year that passed, the technology jumped leaps and bounds, it was simply amazing.

Right now, while computers have increased in speed, capacity, etc. they are still technically the same for the last 10 years.... the interface, the hard drives, USB jump drives, etc.... but in those days, it was from manual typewriters, electric ones, then computers, with a full classroom sized machine first, to the huge Commodore PET computers, to a couple of IBM and Apple machines, all so incredibly different from each other.... from paper cards, to audio cassettes, to 5 1/4 diskettes... (3 1/2 diskettes came later)

The audio visual equipment went from rolls of films and projectors, to the giant sized cassettes... the video cameras were as big as a water cooler, b/w with a resolution that could barely focus anything, using those huge cassettes that could barely hold together or not burn out from heat after a single playback, and could only hold about 1 hour of video or so, depending on the setting.

I can't find a single image of the old audio tape players.  I remember them being Sylvania, with a single lever that you'd push downwards to play, push in and hold to fast-forward, pull up to rewind, and hte microphone was an external little box that had the pause switch..

Just remembering that machine I can smell the grease and mechanical smell it had.. it was almost as if it was steam powered.
 
2013-02-12 12:24:11 PM  

imfallen_angel: theurge14: I was king of the school with my rubber band stack of floppy disks in my backpack.

While I eventually graduated to the 5 1/4 floppies (ha ha! floppies)... it was getting tested on how well the paper cards where filled that really built our characters...

"you went outside the line with your pencil... start over!"...

But considering that each year that passed, the technology jumped leaps and bounds, it was simply amazing.

Right now, while computers have increased in speed, capacity, etc. they are still technically the same for the last 10 years.... the interface, the hard drives, USB jump drives, etc.... but in those days, it was from manual typewriters, electric ones, then computers, with a full classroom sized machine first, to the huge Commodore PET computers, to a couple of IBM and Apple machines, all so incredibly different from each other.... from paper cards, to audio cassettes, to 5 1/4 diskettes... (3 1/2 diskettes came later)

The audio visual equipment went from rolls of films and projectors, to the giant sized cassettes... the video cameras were as big as a water cooler, b/w with a resolution that could barely focus anything, using those huge cassettes that could barely hold together or not burn out from heat after a single playback, and could only hold about 1 hour of video or so, depending on the setting.

I can't find a single image of the old audio tape players.  I remember them being Sylvania, with a single lever that you'd push downwards to play, push in and hold to fast-forward, pull up to rewind, and hte microphone was an external little box that had the pause switch..

Just remembering that machine I can smell the grease and mechanical smell it had.. it was almost as if it was steam powered.



Here ya go, gramps.
theguitarshow.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-12 12:24:47 PM  

Mega Steve: Is it weird that I kinda miss the smell of warm worksheets freshly printed from the ditto machine?


...warm AND moist....


/gagging
 
2013-02-12 12:26:14 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Here ya go, gramps.


nah... it was still an actual audio tape/cassette, not reel to reel...

Those were reserved for very few to use... too easy to mess the tape up.
 
2013-02-12 12:26:41 PM  
When I was in school, this:

www.oaktreeent.com

... meant naptime.
 
2013-02-12 12:32:24 PM  

gbob23: Back up a minute, young man! You had paper? We made do with a single stone, and we liked it.


The paper was made from the skin of the dunce of the class... failing a test meant business as anything less than an ouk meant that you were the next bait for the hunt.

We could only dream of having a single stone, we had to sharpen our spear's tip with our teeth, and we only were able to have one, make of a broken twig of dried grass.

Our teachers would laugh as the lions would maul us to death.
/but we were happy then
 
2013-02-12 12:33:54 PM  

Midnight Rambler: ... meant naptime.


until the film broke, or the teacher realized that the second reel (part two) was missing... or the lamp blew, or the machine started eating the film for lunch like subby's mom on a brontosaurus.
 
2013-02-12 12:40:34 PM  
img546.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-12 12:41:11 PM  
I gotta start reading the threads first
 
2013-02-12 12:46:53 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

What naptime at school looked like in the early 1980s.  Headstand as portrayed here by the child actor is very accurate.  Graham cracker crumbs missing from mat though.
 
2013-02-12 01:23:49 PM  
Back on topic: Interesting enough, there will be parents who complain about it. The ads touting the movie say it is PG13 and may be inappropriate for some children.

/Also, Hey Mods! Re-greenlight this without the snarky headline so that there can be a discussion about Lincoln and this movie instead of outdated tech.
 
2013-02-12 01:27:04 PM  

Snargi: Back on topic: Interesting enough, there will be parents who complain about it. The ads touting the movie say it is PG13 and may be inappropriate for some children.

/Also, Hey Mods! Re-greenlight this without the snarky headline so that there can be a discussion about Lincoln and this movie instead of outdated tech.


The tech discussion is fascinating. You can discuss Lincoln anywhere. I mean, it's not like the ending is a big secret or anything. But where else will you find a good filmstrip projector discussion?
 
2013-02-12 02:04:52 PM  

Snargi: Back on topic: Interesting enough, there will be parents who complain about it. The ads touting the movie say it is PG13 and may be inappropriate for some children.

/Also, Hey Mods! Re-greenlight this without the snarky headline so that there can be a discussion about Lincoln and this movie instead of outdated tech.


Lincoln pioneered the use of mind projection, so to speak.
 
2013-02-12 02:10:27 PM  

gbob23: imfallen_angel: karnal: Back when I went to school our overhead projector were petroglyphs scratched into the walls of the hut.

[www.ace-charity.org.uk image 532x357]

You had walls?

Luxury!!

History books had only one page in my days, and ink wasn't even invented, so it was blank.

Back up a minute, young man! You had paper? We made do with a single stone, and we liked it.



Stone?! You had stone?! HA!
In my day, sedimentary rocks were still sediment, and the igneous ones were still too runny! You try turning in homework written on a handfull of damp silt!
And there was no history to study, we had to guess what would happen in thousands of years, and we were beaten if were wrong.
 
2013-02-12 02:46:39 PM  

give me doughnuts: Stone?! You had stone?! HA!
In my day, sedimentary rocks were still sediment, and the igneous ones were still too runny! You try turning in homework written on a handfull of damp silt!

In my day, we didn't have your fancy nucleosynthesis.  We were just hydrogen atoms...
 
2013-02-12 02:46:42 PM  
Will they be bleeping out the "N" word? I was under the assumption that particular word is not allowed...
 
2013-02-12 02:49:30 PM  

Devolving_Spud: give me doughnuts: Stone?! You had stone?! HA!
In my day, sedimentary rocks were still sediment, and the igneous ones were still too runny! You try turning in homework written on a handfull of damp silt!
In my day, we didn't have your fancy nucleosynthesis.  We were just hydrogen atoms...


Posh... still sounds like heaven...

I remember as children when we heard a loud pop.. or a bang...  whatever it was, it was pretty big.
 
2013-02-12 03:47:19 PM  

mr_a: Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 469x625]

1970's, Pennsylvania.


I actually own one of those things.. .

don't have any filmstrips or records, mind you.. but I do have a projector!


anyone know where I can get some filmstrips and records?
 
2013-02-12 05:33:21 PM  
Ausgezeichnet.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-12 06:15:54 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: mr_a: Gofly: mr_a: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

Are you old enough to remember the film strip projectors that had the 33 1/3 record that played, and then beeped when the film was supposed to advance? Then they came out with the more advanced cassette tape versions.

We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 469x625]

1970's, Pennsylvania.

I actually own one of those things.. .

don't have any filmstrips or records, mind you.. but I do have a projector!


anyone know where I can get some filmstrips and records?


A few years ago-maybe 5 or so, I saw a bunch of them, along with a projector, at a consignment antiques store in Portland (Sellwood) OR.
 
2013-02-12 07:38:57 PM  

Publikwerks: ChrisDe: Haven't seen the movie, is it historically accurate? Or Hollywoodized?

This is public school, where Jesus riding a dinosaur counts as a viable hypothesis. I'll take Hollywoodized as long as the general stuff is right.


I'm sure they'll get the O'Reily version soon for that much needed balance.
 
2013-02-12 10:51:25 PM  

Endive Wombat: Gofly: We had the cassette ones with the HEAVY headphones. This was in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 70s.

My GoogleFu sucks.  I seem to remember them being off white and sea foam green


That's the colors we had too, WV in the 80s. The offwhite may have also had that weird 70s brown/orange color too
 
2013-02-12 10:55:08 PM  

StrikitRich: Gofly: VHS?  In my day we had filmstrips and we liked it!

/old

This.  We also still had the science textbooks that foretold of Man one day walking on the Moon.


I feel comforted by seeing at the end of my dad's college genetics textbook "two scientists by the name of Watson and Crick have a marvelous discovery. Time will tell if they are correct and there are applications for it."
 
2013-02-13 06:10:38 AM  
Regarding historical accuracy, there was a thread on a senator from... MA or CT in an uproar because of how their state was shown voting against the 13th amendment when the opposite was true.

Still, that movie is slow and boring enough to qualify for public school showing, that's for sure.
 
2013-02-13 06:35:51 AM  
Hopefully they will clear up some of the historical inaccuracies. Until then, I don't think any schools in Conn will want the DVD
 
2013-02-13 11:25:58 AM  
Obviously, subby hasn't been in a public school classroom lately.  My daughters 6th grade classroom has a touchscreen smart board (instead of chalk board), an LCD HDTV and surround sound.
 
2013-02-13 10:36:47 PM  
Great, great movie. If nothing else, I learned a lot about Thaddeus Stevens, who I was largely unaware of before.
 
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