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2014-01-16 11:59:57 PM  
3 votes:
867-5309
2014-01-17 05:46:29 AM  
2 votes:
Wow.so many lawns to get off of in this thread.
2014-01-17 12:07:38 AM  
2 votes:

jaylectricity: The 3-way speakers with sub-woofers?


dottedmusic.com
2014-01-16 11:58:25 PM  
2 votes:
Radar detector is built into smartphones, too?

NSA SEEKRIT FEETURZ!!!!11
2014-01-17 09:52:09 AM  
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: [a400.idata.over-blog.com image 640x480]


I have a ham sandwich.
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2014-01-17 09:20:57 AM  
1 votes:
a400.idata.over-blog.com
2014-01-17 08:57:15 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: havana_joe: I worked at a radio shack in '95 or '96 and one day the store manager had me clean the back room. There were some boxes in a storage area/wall above the bathroom and in the bottom of the boxes there were a bunch of catalogs from the 70's and 80's... It was amazing to see how the technology changed from year to year and how expensive some things were when they first came out... They have all the catalogs online now... It's fun to page through a random year from time to time...

http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/

This was my first ham radio, bought it brand new back in late 1989 or early 1990 after I had passed my novice test, but before I actually got my license in the mail:

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I still use it, it's in my car and I use it for communicating with people in Morse code while I'm driving:

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It's the radio farthest to the right in this picture, standing up on its side.

Last 3 contacts with that were with Ton, PA1CC in the Netherlands, Jack G8DX in the UK, and Wayne AB5ZA in Montana, all from upstate NY.

/Will your iPhone still work 24 years from now?


I call fake.

No amateur's car is that clean.
2014-01-17 07:01:48 AM  
1 votes:
Mobile Cellular Telephone, $199. Obvs.

Say Obvs, one more time.

/I won't be bargained with. I won't be reasoned with. I won't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And i absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
2014-01-17 06:42:26 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: if a guy born in 1 C.E time traveled to 1000 C.E. an walked inside the average home, he would be familiar with his surroundings. I can't imagine anything that would look out of place to him. for most of history this is true I think. some luxury items might become more common as time went on(like say, glass instead of wooden mugs),  and fashions changed over time, but the average house and the items in it would appear normal to the average person, for the most part anyway.

But imagine a guy from 1940 coming to 2014. cell phones, electric cars, flat screens, computers, solar panels, video games, microwave ovens, dishwashers, florescent lights, stereos, etc.. just imagine how jarring that would be.


from Bill Bryson's 'A Walk In The Woods':
'I remember reading once how some Stone Age Indians from the Brazilian rain forest with no knowledge or expectation of a world beyond the jungle were taken to S~ao Paulo or Rio, and when they saw what it contained-the buildings, the cars, the passing airplanes-and how thoroughly at variance it was with their own simple lives, they wet themselves, lavishly and in unison.  '
2014-01-17 05:38:40 AM  
1 votes:
FTA- "when is the last time you heard the term "fuzzbuster" anyway?"

Last time I told her to shave.

/Happy Friday everyone!
2014-01-17 05:35:56 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: But imagine a guy from 1940 coming to 2014. cell phones, electric cars, flat screens, computers, solar panels, video games, microwave ovens, dishwashers, florescent lights, stereos, etc.. just imagine how jarring that would be.


My dad is born in 1940. If it's technological, he will only learn which buttons in what order he has to press to get what he wants. If he managed to press the wrong button or the right buttons in the wrong order, he will resort to press every button on the remote until it works. And then I have to sort it out. He's had a stroke 16 years ago so motor coordination in his hands is bad. When I tell him to make a quick tap on a button, he will mash it. He hates computers with a gusto and everything with a menu. Unfortunately manufacturers put processors into everything they make now.
2014-01-17 05:22:47 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: markie_farkie: Radar detector is built into smartphones, too?

NSA SEEKRIT FEETURZ!!!!11

The CB would be a stretch as well.  I guess you could theoretically consider the Nextel style 'push to talk' features that became popular for a period to be similar enough, but I don't think any modern handsets do that, and it's still not the same as broadcasting to everyone in the area.


And I am so glad I don't have to hear that shiat anymore -- *chirp* *loud conversation* -- repeat
2014-01-17 05:05:52 AM  
1 votes:

jso2897: A man from 1940, today, would have the benefit of speaking the language.


fo shizzle
2014-01-17 01:14:37 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, try typing 80 words per minute on that cell phone.
2014-01-17 12:25:46 AM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: My phone doesn't play CDs

/CDs are the best recording medium in the history of recording


Meh, 8-tracks are where it's at.

/you really want a beating from the vinylphiles, don't you?
2014-01-17 12:07:15 AM  
1 votes:
My phone doesn't play CDs

/CDs are the best recording medium in the history of recording
 
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