jaylectricity: The 3-way speakers with sub-woofers?
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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:[i40.tinypic.com image 600x775]I still use it, it's in my car and I use it for communicating with people in Morse code while I'm driving:[i41.tinypic.com image 640x480]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?
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.
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.
TuteTibiImperes: markie_farkie: Radar detector is built into smartphones, too?NSA SEEKRIT FEETURZ!!!!11The 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.
jso2897: A man from 1940, today, would have the benefit of speaking the language.
jaylectricity: My phone doesn't play CDs/CDs are the best recording medium in the history of recording
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