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2014-02-16 10:48:22 AM  
3 votes:

GreenAdder: Just glue some gears on it.


I think this was a pretty good effort.

industrym.com
2014-02-16 11:33:03 AM  
2 votes:
What a 1905's Televisionvisor may look like:

www.schubincafe.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-02-16 11:24:35 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:22:13 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:36:56 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:22:20 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-02-17 12:01:31 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-02-16 11:47:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 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.
2014-02-16 11:44:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:22:39 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:06:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:48:52 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.ubergizmo.com
2014-02-16 12:09:42 PM  
1 vote:

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
TWX
2014-02-16 12:09:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:46:52 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:38:51 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:30:49 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:30:14 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:14:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:53:07 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:38:32 AM  
1 vote:
Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

www.digsdigs.com
2014-02-16 10:36:33 AM  
1 vote:
Screw the hipsters.

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

Though not as awesome as...

media.bestofmicro.com
2014-02-16 10:30:02 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


I too wish people would stop having fun.
2014-02-16 10:29:46 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:25:36 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:24:46 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:19:54 AM  
1 vote:
Why are iPeople so farking stupid?
2014-02-16 09:57:08 AM  
1 vote:

Nefarious: Practically steampunk

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