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2018-03-02 11:48:15 AM  
"Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"
 
2018-03-02 12:14:10 PM  
The save icon.

Upper case and lower case letters.
 
2018-03-02 12:27:59 PM  
Total Fark?
 
2018-03-02 12:51:29 PM  
"Dialing" a cell phone.
 
2018-03-02 12:57:14 PM  

Unobtanium: "Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"


came for "roll the tape", or "check the tapes"
 
2018-03-02 01:10:29 PM  

h2ogate: "Dialing" a cell phone.


Followed by hanging up a cell phone.
 
2018-03-02 01:11:26 PM  
CC:
 
2018-03-02 01:13:01 PM  
Roll down your car window.
 
2018-03-02 01:13:48 PM  
when someone refers to a manual transmission as "standard."  They haven't been the standard transmission for some time.
 
2018-03-02 01:16:29 PM  
Millenials suck
 
2018-03-02 01:16:50 PM  
When people say they "paid off their mortgage".  What does that even mean?
 
2018-03-02 01:20:09 PM  

Meat's dream: When people say they "paid off their mortgage".  What does that even mean?


It means they're in way better financial shape than I am, for one thing.
 
2018-03-02 01:20:48 PM  
Jesus Christ! What happened to the powers that be at Fark.com?

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Someone is regressing.
 
2018-03-02 01:22:55 PM  
There is a difference between US and UK English

  US: "call me AT 555-5555"
  UK: "call me ON 555-5555"

This may reflect a difference in what telephone numbers were conceived of referring to

   UK: telephone line going into a building
   US: telephone set inside a building

With the take over of mobile phones the UK may eventually switch to US usage. The UK doesn't use ON for housel or email addresses.
 
2018-03-02 01:23:23 PM  
Marital relations?
 
2018-03-02 01:24:14 PM  

Barfmaker: h2ogate: "Dialing" a cell phone.

Followed by hanging up a cell phone.


Do people even make calls on their cell phones any more?
 
2018-03-02 01:24:55 PM  

Unobtanium: "Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"


I still refer to recording something on my DVR as "taping it"
 
2018-03-02 01:27:10 PM  
Tune in next week for a new exciting episode!

//Just hit 'play next episode'
//Can you tune to a stream?
 
2018-03-02 01:28:55 PM  

Unobtanium: "Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"


If you were recording video of me on your phone and I wanted you to stop I would say, "Stop filming me." And then I would feel weird.

But what's the modern equivalent? Stop shooting me? Nope, too gun adjacent. Recording? Videoing? Not liking those either.
 
2018-03-02 01:36:35 PM  

HairBolus: There is a difference between US and UK English

  US: "call me AT 555-5555"
  UK: "call me ON 555-5555"

This may reflect a difference in what telephone numbers were conceived of referring to

   UK: telephone line going into a building
   US: telephone set inside a building

With the take over of mobile phones the UK may eventually switch to US usage. The UK doesn't use ON for housel or email addresses.


They also say "I went to a shop IN Chumley street", not ON.
 
2018-03-02 01:36:56 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Jesus Christ! What happened to the powers that be at Fark.com?

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Someone is regressing.


My bad.
 
2018-03-02 01:38:00 PM  
I still call it "the return key", even though it's been marked as 'Enter' since at least the mid 1990s (if it has a
word on it at all; many keyboards just have the ↵ symbol them)
 
2018-03-02 01:39:53 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Jesus Christ! What happened to the powers that be at Fark.com?

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Someone is regressing.


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2018-03-02 01:41:15 PM  
"Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.
 
2018-03-02 01:46:20 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.


You sure about the sequence of those two ideas?
 
2018-03-02 01:48:11 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.


It took me forever to realize that a "podcast" was just an audio recording. Why we gotta think up new names all the time?
 
2018-03-02 01:50:12 PM  

Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: when someone refers to a manual transmission as "standard."  They haven't been the standard transmission for some time.


Yep. Now even in large trucks. You have to pay extra for a manual transmission.
 
2018-03-02 01:51:33 PM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.

You sure about the sequence of those two ideas?


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2018-03-02 01:52:47 PM  

PirateKing: Upper case and lower case letters.


The name yes, the concept no.

Majuscule and miniscule date to no later than 79 A.D. and were in official use by 780.
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This was long before typesetting.
 
2018-03-02 01:53:52 PM  

FrancoFile: Roll down your car window.


I think the mechanism still rolls.

Really, you never did. You spun it.
 
2018-03-02 01:55:10 PM  

cloudofdust: Unobtanium: "Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"

If you were recording video of me on your phone and I wanted you to stop I would say, "Stop filming me." And then I would feel weird.

But what's the modern equivalent? Stop shooting me? Nope, too gun adjacent. Recording? Videoing? Not liking those either.


Video record is still technically correct.
 
2018-03-02 01:57:50 PM  

cloudofdust: Unobtanium: "Tape" as in tape recorders. Almost nothing is on tape. Also see: "Film"

If you were recording video of me on your phone and I wanted you to stop I would say, "Stop filming me." And then I would feel weird.

But what's the modern equivalent? Stop shooting me? Nope, too gun adjacent. Recording? Videoing? Not liking those either.


Stop appropriating my likeness!
 
2018-03-02 01:59:11 PM  

FrancoFile: They also say "I went to a shop IN Chumley street", not ON.


see also: Madness "Our House" (in the middle of our street)
 
2018-03-02 02:05:12 PM  

FlashHarry: FrancoFile: They also say "I went to a shop IN Chumley street", not ON.

see also: Madness "Our House" (in the middle of our street)


Exactly.  I was always terrible confused by the architects and urban planners who would put a house there.
 
2018-03-02 02:07:04 PM  
Click a link. Been thirty years since the neural interface no one clicks
 
2018-03-02 02:10:23 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.

You sure about the sequence of those two ideas?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portabl​e​_media_player

Several players preceded it.   I had a few of those.   Apple added a new control for playback and licensed much of its guts   "POD" didn't catch on as a catchphrase until Apple released theirs, but we just downloaded files to tour media players to play back on demand with the need for an acronym.
 
2018-03-02 02:18:03 PM  

Barfmaker: It took me forever to realize that a "podcast" was just an audio recording. Why we gotta think up new names all the time?


The podcast was very much a new thing in that you bookmark once and you always have the latest episodes. Like an audio version blog.

Before that you would have to find individual recordings and download them one-by-one.
 
2018-03-02 02:21:34 PM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.

You sure about the sequence of those two ideas?

[img.fark.net image 434x333]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable​_media_player

Several players preceded it.   I had a few of those.   Apple added a new control for playback and licensed much of its guts   "POD" didn't catch on as a catchphrase until Apple released theirs, but we just downloaded files to tour media players to play back on demand with the need for an acronym.


"Play on Demand" sounds like a retronym coined by Apple haters to me, but I won't argue against it
either.
 
2018-03-02 02:23:04 PM  

PirateKing: Upper case and lower case letters.


I was going to type ??.

I grew up around pre-digital printing & newspaper publishing and still took a moment to realize why you are correct.
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2018-03-02 02:24:48 PM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: Uncontrolled_Jibe: The Irresponsible Captain: "Podcast" Most people don't listen to them on an iPod anymore.

You sure about the sequence of those two ideas?

[img.fark.net image 434x333]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable​_media_player

Several players preceded it.   I had a few of those.   Apple added a new control for playback and licensed much of its guts   "POD" didn't catch on as a catchphrase until Apple released theirs, but we just downloaded files to tour media players to play back on demand with the need for an acronym.


They made it popular and the term stuck. If Microsoft had done that the term might be "Zunecast". I'm not sure why who did it first makes it any more or less an anachronism.
 
2018-03-02 02:27:50 PM  

Cheron: Click a link. Been thirty years since the neural interface no one clicks


Mouse click sound effect (2)
Youtube TszdtRbI3m4

?
 
2018-03-02 02:28:54 PM  
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2018-03-02 02:33:41 PM  
Whatever buoys your dingy
 
2018-03-02 02:38:53 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: "Play on Demand" sounds like a retronym coined by Apple haters to me, but I won't argue against it
either.


I can't say I recall hearing that acronym but I have heard things like "Netcast". It's possible Apple was thinking about that but I'd have to do a little more research to be convinced that was the popular use at the time.
 
2018-03-02 02:45:03 PM  
What's the mercury at?
 
2018-03-02 02:51:00 PM  
Pubic hair on ladies.

I miss the muff.
 
2018-03-02 02:57:37 PM  
Here's one for/from metric Canada: "How's your gas mileage?"
 
2018-03-02 03:03:59 PM  
Balls out.
 
2018-03-02 03:08:01 PM  

Truck Fump: Balls out.


??
 
2018-03-02 03:11:04 PM  
I can't stand the use of ?-less to describe things. Horseless carriages. Filmless cameras. Wireless networking. It just reminds people how stuck in the past you are when you describe things that way.
 
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