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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 577: "Onion Belt" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2016-05-20 2:44:58 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Onion Belt"

: Post something from "back in the day". Preferably a thing or idea exaggerating what the olden days were like "when I was your age".

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:
- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

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2016-05-23 1:20:01 AM  
Back in the day, if you wanted to put a picture on the wall, it was invariably an opaque projector.  Shine a really bright light on a surface, and run the reflection through a prism and a focusing lens.  We used them in the 80's to project sketches onto the wall (in our case butcher paper) for mural work.  This particular one is 1950's Army Signal Core surplus and IDGAF if digital projectors might be better.
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2016-05-25 10:42:00 PM  
Time was, the chimp screen on your camera was upside down and backwards.....and we liked it that way!
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2016-05-25 11:30:53 PM  
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Behold, the device that truly popularized the "mix tape" ... a portable cassette player - you know, for playing cassette tapes?  ::something something kids today grumble::  still works, too.
2016-05-25 11:53:50 PM  
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/my grandfather sailed on wooden sailing ships as a young man. He had a lot of great stories to tell of his time at sea, including the sinking of his fathers fleet of sailing ships by the Russians to block Moscow Harbor at the start of the Russian Revolution.
2016-05-26 12:00:59 AM  
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I lived on an island off the New England Cost by myself for a while. I would motor out to the island at night, after running around the bars and parties on shore like an idiot, guided by moonlight and starlight only, It was an incredibly stupid thing to do. The rule of thumb was that if one could not sight the island before losing sight of shore, you were supposed to turn back. It did not always work out that way and I found myself boned, drifting in fog, more than once.
2016-05-26 12:11:18 AM  
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Want to watch a short film? Drag out the projector, load the reels.  To repeat, rewind the film first.
2016-05-26 12:12:31 AM  
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Post processing?  I've got your post processing right here.  Just give me a few days to get the results.
2016-05-26 12:14:34 AM  
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Tablet Shmablet.  Clear the dining room table - we're going to play board games.
2016-05-26 12:15:17 AM  
Good times....good times...  I don't miss them, really.

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2016-05-26 12:50:39 AM  
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Back in the day, a tank of gas cost my grandparents upwards of $50.

Then they'd fill their tractor with it for a month or two.  And the car, when they didn't feel like getting someone else to pump it for them.  And their children's cars when they'd come to visit...
2016-05-26 1:45:47 AM  
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2016-05-26 1:50:23 AM  
Too Soon?

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Still Exists by MïK Watson, on Flickr
2016-05-26 1:58:35 AM  
A prescription on a barn...

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Jackson Highway Barn by MïK Watson, on Flickr
2016-05-26 2:00:50 AM  
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2016-05-26 2:37:48 AM  
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2016-05-26 2:38:50 AM  
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2016-05-26 2:40:02 AM  
Horse trailer
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2016-05-26 5:04:27 AM  
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2016-05-26 5:31:47 AM  
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2016-05-26 5:42:24 AM  
Not sure if this one qualifies...

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2016-05-26 6:23:11 AM  
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Same 1968 Coronet 500, now with voting.
2016-05-26 7:45:11 AM  
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Even Antiques Roadshow could tell you when this table was made.
2016-05-26 7:47:06 AM  
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2016-05-26 7:49:30 AM  
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2016-05-26 8:34:48 AM  
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2013 visit to Cowtown
2016-05-26 8:38:30 AM  
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It says, "Possum Trot Postal Service"
Andersonville, Georgia
2016-05-26 8:41:52 AM  
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Silver Springs, Florida 2014
2016-05-26 9:17:54 AM  
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1940 Hudson engine.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2016
2016-05-26 11:52:21 AM  
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Back in the day we didn't need any gobbledygook app for Uber, we rode the trolley, such as this one in Media, Pennsylvania.
2016-05-26 12:11:52 PM  
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Click for biggerer.
2016-05-26 12:35:34 PM  
2016-05-26 12:56:17 PM  
White Bird, ID hill. My grandfather did this hill on horseback in 1911 before even the first road existed. I took a car down the 7% grade of the new road and took the old road (in the picture) up from the town of White Bird at 1,800 feet to the summit at 4,400 feet. The switchbacks make the drive twice as long on the old road as the new and completed something like 13 full circles.
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White Bird Hill
2016-05-26 2:56:40 PM  
Post Civil War, California National Guard officer buttons
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2016-05-26 4:21:56 PM  
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2016-05-26 4:54:50 PM  
This never happens with my cell phone...

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2016-05-26 7:03:40 PM  
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Back in my day, there wernt but one tab, and it got updated once a month.
2016-05-27 12:02:26 PM  
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We carried our bits in a bucket
And our mainframe weighed 900 tons
We programmed in ones and in zeros
And sometimes we ran out of ones!

Back when "FORTRAN" was not even "ONETRAN"
And the abacus--only a toy!
And we did our computing by torchlight
When I was a boy.
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