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2014-02-16 09:12:22 AM
1905? They had tv back then? That is retro
 
2014-02-16 09:37:31 AM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


Practically steampunk
 
2014-02-16 09:57:08 AM

Nefarious: Practically steampunk

 
2014-02-16 10:19:54 AM
Why are iPeople so farking stupid?
 
2014-02-16 10:22:20 AM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


I'm more surprised there was more than one 1905. Never learned that in school. Thanks Obama.
 
2014-02-16 10:23:15 AM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


1905s. I guess it's plural.
 
2014-02-16 10:24:42 AM
1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.
 
2014-02-16 10:24:46 AM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


Don't worry, hipsters have a good understanding of history. It was just a TV, you probably never heard of.
 
2014-02-16 10:25:34 AM
Finally! Not another day need be spent without my ipod looking like an old TV. At long last, the nightmare is over!
 
2014-02-16 10:25:36 AM

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.
 
2014-02-16 10:26:02 AM
Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!
 
2014-02-16 10:28:40 AM

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


They hadn't perfected calendars yet, so there were a couple of them.  Don't even ask about the 1800's, that century seemed to go on forever.
 
2014-02-16 10:29:32 AM
But wait, there's more!

If you buy the iPad1950s TV Case in the next 24 hours, you'll get this free 1950s Pabst Blue Ribbon beer crate!

/hate hipsters
 
2014-02-16 10:29:46 AM
I feel like hipsters live their lives wildly swinging between deja vu and jamais vu and they exist in a deep state of confusion, depersonalization, and derealization, have no concept of linear time, and sometimes are not even aware of their location in space or time. All the while feeling uniquely, smugly awesome, knowing they are the exact center of the physical and metaphysical universe, sort of how I imagine God would exist.

Really, though, most of us are confused by your speech, actions, and rationalizations. So I just try to not make eye contact with hipsters.

Sometimes they think I'm one of them because I'm early 30s have a huge beard and long hair. But if I notice one eyeballing me, I check the time on my HTC One, and they are repelled by my unhip technology.
 
2014-02-16 10:30:02 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


I too wish people would stop having fun.
 
2014-02-16 10:33:10 AM
>>>system.shutdown
>>>msg."grammar error extreme"
>>>details."plural noun followed by singular compound noun"
>>>ignore.typo(int)
>>>query."who does television set belong to"
>>>entry('Regardless, I was yelling "fark hipsters" before you were')
 
2014-02-16 10:36:33 AM
Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

media.bestofmicro.com
 
2014-02-16 10:36:35 AM

Ooba Tooba: 1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.


I was kind of expecting the thing to take up a whole room.
 
2014-02-16 10:36:56 AM
Mencken wrote, "Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. "

Some Farkers, in their obsession over the mythological beasts, hipsters, have fallen down that same sorry rat hole.
 
2014-02-16 10:37:01 AM
Was anyone else disturbed by the 'Print a 3D sculpture of your unborn baby" in the sidebar?
 
2014-02-16 10:38:32 AM
Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

www.digsdigs.com
 
2014-02-16 10:39:42 AM
Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s
 
2014-02-16 10:41:46 AM

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


Which would still make him wrong.
 
2014-02-16 10:42:47 AM

Fissile: Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

[www.digsdigs.com image 800x533]


Just glue some gears on it.

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-16 10:43:49 AM
Yea but I have a room full of cabinets of vacuum tubes that make my iPad look like an ENIAC.

Suck it Heepsters.
 
2014-02-16 10:44:21 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!


You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.
 
2014-02-16 10:44:47 AM
Too small, it's supposed to be a large and imposing piece, like what it is trying to be.

Would be better IMHO in a 1940's style cabinet where the screen is tiny compared to the cabinet.

Oh, maybe it's ironic....
 
2014-02-16 10:47:36 AM

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


Here we go with the "disability" crap.  "Don't criticize me or I'll go to the EEO!"

/ Mildly dyslexic myself.
// Plus, I have dysgraphia.  Even I can't read my writing.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:09 AM
The only kind of tv they can admit to owning.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:22 AM

GreenAdder: Just glue some gears on it.


I think this was a pretty good effort.

industrym.com
 
2014-02-16 10:53:07 AM
I have a 60s "Scandinavian" style TV set that I'm planning to refit with a modern flat panel.  If it turns out well, it may become a side business.

Looks kind of like this, but with shorter legs.

www.tvhistory.tv
 
2014-02-16 10:57:51 AM

rebelyell2006: I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.


Probably "Bullrushes" a show about suburban women and their thwarting of the law.
Or "Jew dynasty" Brought to you by those guy who want you to take two tablets and call your Rabbi in the morning.
 
2014-02-16 11:06:26 AM

ransack.: I feel like hipsters live their lives wildly swinging between deja vu and jamais vu and they exist in a deep state of confusion, depersonalization, and derealization, have no concept of linear time, and sometimes are not even aware of their location in space or time. All the while feeling uniquely, smugly awesome, knowing they are the exact center of the physical and metaphysical universe, sort of how I imagine God would exist.


Needs some ennui.
 
2014-02-16 11:06:35 AM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


I liked TV 16 years before it was invented.
 
2014-02-16 11:07:06 AM
That's incredibly awesome. Taking the characteristic arcs to either side of the screen, and using them to expose the camera and power button? A stroke of genius.

Problem is, the guy apparently doesn't really understand old TVs. They had those arcs because the picture-tube face was circular. The way he built this case, there's no room for the top of the (imaginary) picture tube. He's been brainwashed by more modern TVs with square tubes (or, of course, panels). He should've built it a few inches taller, leaving more space along the top and bottom.
 
2014-02-16 11:13:32 AM

vudukungfu: rebelyell2006: I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.

Probably "Bullrushes" a show about suburban women and their thwarting of the law.
Or "Jew dynasty" Brought to you by those guy who want you to take two tablets and call your Rabbi in the morning.


If I could click the "Funny" button on the mobile version, you would have my vote. Bravo.
 
2014-02-16 11:14:01 AM
Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
farm6.staticflickr.com

Screenshot:
farm6.staticflickr.com

1964 Sylvania color:

farm9.staticflickr.com

Closeup:
farm9.staticflickr.com

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.
 
2014-02-16 11:16:27 AM
i had no idea that dumont was doing television sets back in 1905.  man, they were really way ahead of their time.
 
2014-02-16 11:16:43 AM

bmwericus: Too small, it's supposed to be a large and imposing piece, like what it is trying to be.

Would be better IMHO in a 1940's style cabinet where the screen is tiny compared to the cabinet.

Oh, maybe it's ironic....


You don't bring back stuff nobody ever heard of. Retro is about gramma and grampa's tv, not some whiz bang in he home of an executive ten years before.
 
2014-02-16 11:19:26 AM
If I was gonna mod out some electronics Id make a diesel punk computer out of like old ammo cans where it looks WWII era military.
 
2014-02-16 11:20:38 AM

PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.


That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?
 
2014-02-16 11:21:24 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid iStupid?


ftfy
 
2014-02-16 11:22:13 AM

GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.


A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player
 
2014-02-16 11:24:35 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player


Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

img1.targetimg1.com
 
2014-02-16 11:25:50 AM

GreenAdder: Fissile: Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

[www.digsdigs.com image 800x533]

Just glue some gears on it.

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s

[i.imgur.com image 380x299]


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-16 11:28:06 AM

zimbomba63: Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s

Here we go with the "disability" crap.  "Don't criticize me or I'll go to the EEO!"

/ Mildly dyslexic myself.
// Plus, I have dysgraphia.  Even I can't read my writing.




I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.

/it was a mistake I could have easily made. Just sayin.
 
2014-02-16 11:30:12 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]




Making hipsters part with their money is what big box stores do.

/ironic?
/unironic?
 
2014-02-16 11:30:14 AM
I don't understand how this is hipster....unless you are using it in the internet - style "well it's something I don't like, therefor it's cool to call it hipster" way.
 
2014-02-16 11:30:49 AM
Fissile:
That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?

Nobody rebuilds CRTs anymore.  If you're fast, there's a guy with a lot of CRTs for sale, but he's only got a few days to sell 'em.

Check out: http://videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=260794

Good luck!
 
2014-02-16 11:33:03 AM
What a 1905's Televisionvisor may look like:

www.schubincafe.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-16 11:34:28 AM

PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.


Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.
 
2014-02-16 11:38:51 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]


My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.
 
2014-02-16 11:40:54 AM

zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.


I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.
 
2014-02-16 11:41:51 AM

germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.


Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.
 
2014-02-16 11:46:52 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.
 
2014-02-16 11:48:19 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


OK. You build one.
 
2014-02-16 11:54:31 AM

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.

I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.


Third decade!  I only wish.  I'm talking the 1950's, so do the math.

/ If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.
 
2014-02-16 11:56:26 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


Why do you have a giant stick rammed up your ass?
 
2014-02-16 12:04:59 PM

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.


Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.
 
TWX
2014-02-16 12:09:03 PM
Don't knock the console TV!

When TVs had those heavy wooden consoles around them, especially in the 1980s, they could put very high quality speakers in them and build proper cabinets for decent sound.

Constrast to now, where the TV has to project sound backwards, against the wall, to attempt to bounce it to you. Because the TVs are so thin and borderless. Or you have to get a "Sound Bar" to make it sound good.

I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.
 
2014-02-16 12:09:42 PM

Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.


the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this
 
2014-02-16 12:11:56 PM

Ooba Tooba: 1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.


Well, they're more popular than the 1905c, because it's of that cool fingerprint sensor, and the metal finish is so #swag.

The plastic 1905c televisions just scream "I'm cheap and tacky!"
 
2014-02-16 12:12:50 PM

TWX: Don't knock the console TV!

When TVs had those heavy wooden consoles around them, especially in the 1980s, they could put very high quality speakers in them and build proper cabinets for decent sound.

Constrast to now, where the TV has to project sound backwards, against the wall, to attempt to bounce it to you. Because the TVs are so thin and borderless. Or you have to get a "Sound Bar" to make it sound good.

I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.


i.walmartimages.com
mikeshouts.com

 
2014-02-16 12:16:52 PM

germ78: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.

Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.


I wish Sony would have kept that brand alive.
 
2014-02-16 12:20:07 PM

ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this


There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.
 
2014-02-16 12:33:58 PM

Aquapope: ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this

There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.


Many people (maybe most people) buy a new $1000 computer every 2 years because the old one "gets too slow" and buying a new one is easier than figuring out how to keep one clean of crap and spyware.

It's how they've learned to cope and it works for them.
 
2014-02-16 12:36:55 PM

Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...


img.fark.net

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).
 
2014-02-16 12:38:17 PM

Astorix: I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.


At inappropriate times and without even knowing it?
 
2014-02-16 12:39:05 PM

TWX: I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.


That's actually a very cool idea. We have a very nice 42" Gateway plasma tv that's begging for this solution. It's all brushed steel and glass...very modern looking, but clashes with the rest of our home's 1980's medium dark wood look. My business has an 8'x4'x2' 3-axis CNC. I could whip up some plans in SW...thanks! :^)
 
2014-02-16 12:47:07 PM

trappedspirit: Astorix: I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.

At inappropriate times and without even knowing it?




Yes. I have ruined many good jokes this way. Didn't realize it until somebody pointed it out to me. Many a misplaced if instead of of.
 
2014-02-16 12:53:32 PM

LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...



I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).


Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.
 
2014-02-16 01:04:20 PM
 / If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.


Turned 50 the other day - feel your pain.
 
2014-02-16 01:05:27 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.


I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.
 
2014-02-16 01:07:48 PM
Would dig something like this for a 32" tv or monitor. Except made out of hardwood, not ply. I kind of miss when the tv was a nice looking piece of furniture.

But I see the thread is full of jerkoffs with huge "OMG I GET TO shiat ON HIPSTERS THREAD"

ie: imaginary group of people basement trolls on fark pretend they are better than.
 
2014-02-16 01:15:18 PM
Case mods are nerdy or geeky, but they're not for hipsters. A true hipster wouldn't own an iPad for any reason. The only worthwhile tablets are made of stone, you philistines.
 
2014-02-16 01:16:29 PM

rebelyell2006: shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.


"Everybody Loves Ammit"
 
2014-02-16 01:19:48 PM

LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.


My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless
 
2014-02-16 01:27:22 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless


That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.
 
2014-02-16 01:27:28 PM
The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly. For more information on how he created the case, visit the Bit-Tech forums to view the project work log.

No.
 
2014-02-16 01:28:11 PM
Now, make one of these:
100pies.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-16 01:30:44 PM
In the fifties, one of my uncles had a 'daylight viewing'* TV, with a nine-inch screen, cleverly enlarged to seventeen inches by a huge oil-filled lens. It worked fine, as long as you were sitting directly in front of it.

*Instead of black and white, it had a slightly pinkish cast.
 
2014-02-16 01:32:02 PM

LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless

That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.


Favorited as "sociopath, psychopath, intellectual property thief, buffalo juggalo"
 
2014-02-16 01:35:26 PM

Nefarious: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

Practically steampunk


Super hipsters are so far beyond regular hipsters that they only like things from alternative realities. For example, my favourite bird is the Norwegian Blue parrot, although they tend to pine for the fnords of Norway.
 
2014-02-16 01:38:35 PM

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


Of course, it is. I just said:  alternative realities. The 1905s are some of the best years. Just ask any conservative. There hasn't been a good years since the 1912s. Some of the hipster conservatives hate anything since Lincoln created the income tax in the 1863s. They often assassinated him for that, sometimes as early as the  1859s.
 
2014-02-16 01:39:05 PM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


Because they have the notion that buying expensive, shiny things makes you appear brighter, more powerful and with a more compelling argument in your pants.

It's the whole basis for the "middle-aged purchase of a red sportscar".

1.bp.blogspot.com

Fissile: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?


The side of the road at 6 pm on garbage night works.
 
2014-02-16 01:42:38 PM

Valiente: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

Because they have the notion that buying expensive, shiny things makes you appear brighter, more powerful and with a more compelling argument in your pants.

It's the whole basis for the "middle-aged purchase of a red sportscar".

Fissile: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?

The side of the road at 6 pm on garbage night works.


2.bp.blogspot.com

 
2014-02-16 01:48:22 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless

That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.

Favorited as "sociopath, psychopath, intellectual property thief, buffalo juggalo"


I wasn't trying to be apathetic to your Grandfather's situation, I'm a developer myself. Piracy didn't cause him to die penniless, corporate greed did. You should be angry at the right people. I've written a LOT of code that is still used worldwide. I got paid what I expected and moved on. I can't worry about piracy, either... people who won't pay for my goods aren't my customers. All I can do is make the best product I can for the ones that pay.

As for the charge of being a juggalo, I really take offense at that, though my oldest does have a stupid juggalo tattoo and listens to that crap, but doesn't live with us and as an adult, can make his own bad decisions. There is no Faygo in our house and I am at least 40 miles from the nearest ICP member, assuming they live in suburban Metro Detroit. I also know how magnets work.
 
2014-02-16 01:48:52 PM
cdn.ubergizmo.com
 
2014-02-16 01:49:04 PM
Real fact: (as opposed to all the made-up facts you get from other people):  the first six television sets were sold in 1929. This was years before the first commercial television broadcast.

Who bought them? Very optimistic early adopters, aka electric gadget hipsters.

We may joke about hipsters, but people of their type have always been with us, spending way too much money to buy things we will only think of buying when they start to work and the price comes down.

I bought a TV yesterday after being without for months. I have 12 over-the-air stations, all in beautiful full-colour high-definition. It is OK for hipsters to own TVs now because they have turned into giant computer monitors.

When I was a kid we had 2.5 stations in B&W (counting PBS from Maine which was really snowy and only came in half the time). Floor model colour TVs were over $1,500 in current dollars. Today you can get a 30 inch screen from a big brand name company and 12 stations for a bit less than $400. Now that's progress.

I still prefer shows in B&W naturally. They look more real.
 
2014-02-16 01:53:15 PM

Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

[media.bestofmicro.com image 315x338]


Yes, that's awesome.  But the TV case is just farking stupid.
 
2014-02-16 01:55:47 PM

As a place to hold your iPad and a jawbone, say for playing tunes at a party, it's really not that bad a thing.


/ducks

//not a hipster

///and Windows on my desktop

 
2014-02-16 01:57:54 PM

zimbomba63: shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

They hadn't perfected calendars yet, so there were a couple of them.  Don't even ask about the 1800's, that century seemed to go on forever.


Subby might mean just the 1900's.

I think the fives are so you can get up while watching and no one can take your seat.
 
2014-02-16 01:59:00 PM

www.tvhistory.tv


A 1929 TV. Nobody ever saw anything on this screen.

They just imagined it. It was literally "radio with pictures".

Pictures in your mind.


Here's proof that the TV evolved from the Franklin stove:

img.fark.net


Mug included to show that it could warm a pot of coffee or tea.

Later TVs were much larger and could cook TV dinners as swiftly as a Pontiac.

They could also sterilize young boys from up to six feet away.


This jpg has the longest name in the history of the world. I think it may be malware or created by a hipster.
 
2014-02-16 02:06:00 PM
Every possible sitcom plot was invented by two shows: I love Lucy and The Honeymooners. By the time of The Flintstones in 1960, they were all being reused by every sitcom on TV. The Flintstones was the first show to show a man and wife sleeping in the same bed rather than twin beds. That was when pornography began to replace TV.

I like my own version of reality better than the false consensual reality you get from Fox News and CNN.
 
2014-02-16 02:11:48 PM

brantgoose: Real fact: (as opposed to all the made-up facts you get from other people):  the first six television sets were sold in 1929. This was years before the first commercial television broadcast.

Who bought them? Very optimistic early adopters, aka electric gadget hipsters.

We may joke about hipsters, but people of their type have always been with us, spending way too much money to buy things we will only think of buying when they start to work and the price comes down.

I bought a TV yesterday after being without for months. I have 12 over-the-air stations, all in beautiful full-colour high-definition. It is OK for hipsters to own TVs now because they have turned into giant computer monitors.

When I was a kid we had 2.5 stations in B&W (counting PBS from Maine which was really snowy and only came in half the time). Floor model colour TVs were over $1,500 in current dollars. Today you can get a 30 inch screen from a big brand name company and 12 stations for a bit less than $400. Now that's progress.

I still prefer shows in B&W naturally. They look more real.


The problem is that Hipsters like to work backwards rather than forwards (unless it's a new iPhone or iPad, then Hipsters are all over that shait!) and only after the technology is way beyond just "priced cheaper", but instead to the point of "historic". Either that or they like to pretend and still act as if they're "alternative", such as with this guy and his spruced up iPod Mini case.
 
2014-02-16 02:19:33 PM
Never understood all of the hipster hate. They buy Apple products and act/dress douchey or obnoxious but they generally keep to themselves and don't bother anyone. It's not like they rape children or steal money from the gullible, that's what preachers, priests, and or football coaches do.
 
2014-02-16 02:36:01 PM

ransack.: the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this


I deal with this sort of thing regularly, and i've never, ever, seen this issue before.  If it exists, then I would imagine that it's printer specific.  And I've had iDevices printing wirelessly to HP, Brother, Canon, and Samsung printers.  Whatever mfr it is, their implementation of AirPrint blows.
 
2014-02-16 02:39:59 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.


Copying is not theft.
 
2014-02-16 02:52:51 PM

zimbomba63: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.

I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.

Third decade!  I only wish.  I'm talking the 1950's, so do the math.

/ If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.


Back when a new TV was a neighborhood event and relatives would crawl out of the woodwork. Couldn't just buy stuff on "credit" like you can now, and people would save up for months and do things like only eat meat twice a week to budget the savings in. I remember a family reunion one year during the 60's; one distant cousin's family had never had any TV, but saved an additional six months to bypass B&W and move directly to color.  The whole family showed up and it was a houseful. Only problem was at the last minute Dad had discovered TI had just come out with an electric calculator and blew the whole wad on it. Took all of 5 minutes play with the 4 functions, (+,-,*,/) and see the printout on paper. There were slide rules that could do some real tricks by that time, so I remember most leaving that reunion pretty early. A house with no TV was exciting in those days - the folks couldn't just zone out when old family tension was brought up.
 
2014-02-16 03:18:45 PM

germ78: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.

Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.


You can find high-quality used decks for a third that price. Or, if you want to go full-on freak audiophile, you can build your own rig for a comparable price and scavenged parts from the Crosley POS.
 
2014-02-16 03:24:00 PM
I am calling bullshiat on the overuse of the word hipster.

Most people are annoyed by the ironically living Williamsburg hipster with his portable typewriter at the coffeeshop.

People who mod things in interesting ways are not ironic hipsters by definition, and they have interesting life skills too..
 
2014-02-16 04:30:57 PM
Putting new crap inside old crap is hardly a revolutionary idea.

http://de.viatech.com/de/initiatives/spearhead/mini-itx/case-mods.js p

For instance.
 
2014-02-16 04:33:11 PM

Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.


If you have a shared printer from a Windows PC, there are various methods to getting it to broadcast as an AirPrint printer over the LAN. I'm printing to a 10-year-old Brother Laser printer from my iPhone.

I can only conclude that you suck at Google.
 
2014-02-16 04:41:10 PM

Valiente: It's the whole basis for the "middle-aged purchase of a red sportscar".


If you're in your 30s or 40s, with a decent job, and your student loans are paid off, you and your wife didn't do anything stupid, the college fund for the kids is safely squirreled away, and your wallet has finally caught up with all the shiat you thought was cool when you were twelve, you'll probably buy some cool toys too.

Unless you're just completely destitute and stuck in a shiatty, low paying job. the only reprieve from which is alcohol and XBox. In which case; yes, we're totally buying expensive sports cars because we have small penises. Carry on.
 
2014-02-16 04:42:27 PM

dv-ous: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

If you have a shared printer from a Windows PC, there are various methods to getting it to broadcast as an AirPrint printer over the LAN. I'm printing to a 10-year-old Brother Laser printer from my iPhone.

I can only conclude that you suck at Google.


To expand:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1293865

http://www.airprintactivation.com/
 
2014-02-16 04:48:04 PM

brantgoose: Every possible sitcom plot was invented by two shows: I love Lucy and The Honeymooners. By the time of The Flintstones in 1960, they were all being reused by every sitcom on TV. The Flintstones was the first show to show a man and wife sleeping in the same bed rather than twin beds. That was when pornography began to replace TV.

I like my own version of reality better than the false consensual reality you get from Fox News and CNN.


Well your own version of reality is wrong about the first couple to sleep together in the same bed, unless you are using Canadian revisionist history.

Mary Kay and Johnny shown in the late 40s had them bunking together.

Not to Mention Ozzie and Harriet.
 
2014-02-16 05:07:24 PM

jaymanchu: Never understood all of the hipster hate. They buy Apple products and act/dress douchey or obnoxious.


If you stop there it all makes sense.
 
2014-02-16 05:14:17 PM
The thing is, the antique receivers we are talking about were abysmal, tube circuits were terribly unstable and required tweaking of the fine tuning for up to an hour as the circuits stabilized.  Later developments of the PLL circuits made TV receivers stable enough for good viewing.
 
2014-02-16 05:22:39 PM

dv-ous: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

If you have a shared printer from a Windows PC, there are various methods to getting it to broadcast as an AirPrint printer over the LAN. I'm printing to a 10-year-old Brother Laser printer from my iPhone.

I can only conclude that your sister sucks at Google.


FTFY

I also refuse to be my families tech support. They end up phoning after midnight to let me know their virus checker found something and to ask what should they do?

If I connect a router to the wall I am then responsible if my nephew comes round and changes the password.

i`d rather watch them buy a new phone every four weeks because the battery does not last three days when being used all day without charging than tell them that batteries just don`t last that long. They have had a blackberry, a HTC, an iPhone 5s, an xperia and the list goes on. They are spending £500 every other month on new phones whilst on a £35/month 2 yr contract that came with a free handset.

They had a PC, 3Ghz dual core and all that was played was Sims 2. It was slow from my niece pressing `yes` to all requests to install *anything* and she wanted to have sims 2 run quicker.

The problem with the PC was it was just bloated and was using onboard graphics. I suggested a cleanout and a gfx card (£50 and some self control) so they went to curries and spent £800 on another PC which was faster but also had no gfx card. After two weeks of installing crap they complained it was slow again. I informed them it was a PEBCAK error.

I`d rather watch my sister buy a new ipad and wireless printer than show then how to use their old one properly as well...
 
2014-02-16 05:50:42 PM
Yes, let's take the iPad mini, a device that is well-loved for its ideal size, light weight, and incredible thinness and make it 10x bulkier, heavier, and more difficult to use.

That's some fine engineering there, kiddo.
 
2014-02-16 05:58:52 PM

Ficoce: zimbomba63: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
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Screenshot:
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1964 Sylvania color:

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Closeup:
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Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.

I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.

Third decade!  I only wish.  I'm talking the 1950's, so do the math.

/ If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.

Back when a new TV was a neighborhood event and relatives would crawl out of the woodwork. Couldn't just buy stuff on "credit" like you can now, and people would save up for months and do things like only eat meat twice a week to budget the savings in. I remember a family reunion one year during the 60's; one distant cousin's family had never had any TV, but saved an additional six months to bypass B&W and move directly to color.  The whole family showed up and it was a houseful. Only problem was at the last minute Dad had discovered TI had just come out with an electric calculator and blew the whole wad on it. Took all of 5 minutes play with the 4 functions, (+,-,*,/) and see the printout on paper. There were slide rules that could do some real tricks by that time, so I remember most leaving that reunion pretty early. A house with no TV was exciting in those days - the folks couldn't just zone out when old family tension was brought up.


I remember the calculators coming out.  The first one I ever saw was an ad in Scientific American and I think it cost like $150 in 1960's dollars.  Slide rules for high school Chem and Physics.  I'm old, I tell you, OLD!
 
2014-02-16 07:04:36 PM

bmwericus: The thing is, the antique receivers we are talking about were abysmal, tube circuits were terribly unstable and required tweaking of the fine tuning for up to an hour as the circuits stabilized.


Odd.  I flip on my Bendix (yes, I use it daily) and it's up and stable in 3 minutes.  I don't remember when I last touched the fine tuning, though the contrast/brightness get touched every now and then because the new old stock CRT in it is still wearing in somewhat.

Later developments of the PLL circuits made TV receivers stable enough for good viewing.

Dumonts had PLLs in the late 40's for the hold.  IIRC, the RCA 630 had it, too.  Philco had AFT until 1950 when they dropped it as a cost cutting measure.  Color hold on almost all NTSC sets was always a PLL forcing a crystal into synch with the color burst, except on GE sets.
 
2014-02-16 08:41:52 PM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


I read that as 1950's originally because sometimes I tend to be a bit dyslexic... I guess this is one of those cases that comes in handy ;P
 
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2014-02-16 08:47:15 PM

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


They did, but you probably never heard about it
 
2014-02-16 09:49:17 PM

rebelyell2006:

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.
Saturday Night Live, of course.

www.morethings.com

 
2014-02-16 10:06:28 PM

Sub Human:

rebelyell2006: shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.

"Everybody Loves Ammit"
Fresh Prince of Luxor?
Welcome back, Akhenaton?
Who's the Pharaoh?
Judea Trek: The Next Generation?
 
2014-02-16 11:44:19 PM
Having a 1950's TV myself, I don't get these retro projects. A flat panel display looks nothing like a CRT, much less like a vintage B&W CRT. If I wanted to watch on a flat panel, I'd just use a stock LCD TV.

Besides, the smell of those hot dusty vacuum tubes of a restored original set is half the charm.
 
2014-02-16 11:47:52 PM

germ78: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

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My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.

Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.


You can get a decent turntable for a lot less than that if you look around for a used one. They made millions of turntables up through the 80s and a lot of them were better than that modern retro shiat.
 
2014-02-17 12:01:31 AM

ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...



I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.


I have a dozen original cabinets and a dozen more boards. I have a large archive of ROMs too and don't feel the least bit bad about it. For what it's worth, I rarely play them in emulators. I have the cabinet for most of the games I actually like and collect the ROM images for completeness and so I have them in case I need to burn a new ROM for a board I'm repairing.

Knock if off with the holier than thou thing. Do you really expect me to feel guilty for having a ROM image for a 35 year old game that I don't legally own? Do you think whoever owns the assets from Atari or some other long defunct company will sell me a legit copy? This stuff is abandonware, the creators made their money many times over back in the golden years. The only people who give a crap are greedy lawyers and holier than thou douchebags.
 
2014-02-17 12:06:09 AM

noitsnot: Aquapope: ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this

There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.

Many people (maybe most people) buy a new $1000 computer every 2 years because the old one "gets too slow" and buying a new one is easier than figuring out how to keep one clean of crap and spyware.

It's how they've learned to cope and it works for them.


If only they saved the recovery disc that came with it. Pop that in and presto, new computer. Most of the time they seem to blame the hardware though, or any problem = "hard drive crashed".

My main desktop is 8 years old, I upgraded the processor with one that was being tossed out at work. Finally speccing out a new core i7 but honestly for what most people do on their PCs this ancient rig is more than adequate.
 
2014-02-17 12:36:31 AM

PsychoPhil: bmwericus: The thing is, the antique receivers we are talking about were abysmal, tube circuits were terribly unstable and required tweaking of the fine tuning for up to an hour as the circuits stabilized.

Odd.  I flip on my Bendix (yes, I use it daily) and it's up and stable in 3 minutes.  I don't remember when I last touched the fine tuning, though the contrast/brightness get touched every now and then because the new old stock CRT in it is still wearing in somewhat.

Later developments of the PLL circuits made TV receivers stable enough for good viewing.

Dumonts had PLLs in the late 40's for the hold.  IIRC, the RCA 630 had it, too.  Philco had AFT until 1950 when they dropped it as a cost cutting measure.  Color hold on almost all NTSC sets was always a PLL forcing a crystal into synch with the color burst, except on GE sets.


I rarely use my antique TV but my Philco 40-180 radio from iirc 1941 gets almost daily use and works great. Primitive as they were, those old tube circuits worked pretty well. Even the bare bones "AA5" transformerless radios worked well, death traps that they are.
 
2014-02-17 02:39:20 AM

LesserEvil: Zombalupagus:  the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

I may Heart you now, but I'll have to get back to you when I have more time to mess with that.

It never even occurred to me to look for MAME stuff for Android.

/...which may have opened up a whole new world for me. Thanks.
 
2014-02-17 05:36:21 AM

James10952001: PsychoPhil: bmwericus:

I rarely use my antique TV but my Philco 40-180 radio from iirc 1941 gets almost daily use and works great. Primitive as they were, those old tube circuits worked pretty well. Even the bare bones "AA5" transformerless radios worked well, death traps that they are.

very cool. I have my grandpa's old Philco 37-620 that I'm looking to restore at some point...
 
2014-02-17 09:39:11 AM

Enemabag Jones: I am calling bullshiat on the overuse of the word hipster.

Most people are annoyed by the ironically living Williamsburg hipster with his portable typewriter at the coffeeshop.

People who mod things in interesting ways are not ironic hipsters by definition, and they have interesting life skills too..


It's true, subby trolled us. Though some people who mod things might be ironic Hipsters, such as inventing a Rube Goldberg machine for no other reason than to act as an alarm to get them out of bed in the morning! :-P
 
2014-02-17 10:24:27 AM

James10952001: noitsnot: Aquapope: ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this

There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.

Many people (maybe most people) buy a new $1000 computer every 2 years because the old one "gets too slow" and buying a new one is easier than figuring out how to keep one clean of crap and spyware.

It's how they've learned to cope and it works for them.

If only they saved the recovery disc that came with it. Pop that in and presto, new computer. Most of the time they seem to blame the hardware though, or any problem = "hard drive crashed".

My main desktop is 8 years old, I upgraded the processor with one that was being tossed out at work. Finally speccing out a new core i7 but honestly for what most people do on their PCs this ancient rig is more than adequate.


They don't give recovery discs anymore, because it would be several DVDs and cost a couple dollars, now they keep all that on a separate partition on the hard drive (sometimes read-only or hidden from Windows) and you access the utility from BIOS (or open firmware or whatever desktops use now)
 
2014-02-17 02:59:31 PM
I'm always the last one to post in the thread. Someday I hope a fark db admin calculates this statistic so I can have my day of recognition and glory.

I'm the threadkiller. Shatterer of worlds.
 
2014-02-17 03:04:55 PM
Nerdfight.
 
2014-02-17 03:42:02 PM

BlueJay206: James10952001: PsychoPhil: bmwericus:

I rarely use my antique TV but my Philco 40-180 radio from iirc 1941 gets almost daily use and works great. Primitive as they were, those old tube circuits worked pretty well. Even the bare bones "AA5" transformerless radios worked well, death traps that they are.
very cool. I have my grandpa's old Philco 37-620 that I'm looking to restore at some point...


Many times all it takes is replacing the capacitors, especially any electrolytic types but usually the wax paper ones too. That and give all the controls a good cleaning. In fixing several old radios I've only found one bad tube so far.
 
2014-02-17 04:42:54 PM
I peed on an old Philips tube radio from the 1930s at the Original Treasure Mart in Kokomo, IN, while I was antiquing crunk one leisurely spring Sunday morning last summer, and it started receiving Sirius satellite radio, even though that's impossible and it wasn't plugged in.
 
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