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21 Sep 2017, 1:00 pm

I remember when I got my first DS for Christmas back in 2008.


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21 Sep 2017, 1:05 pm

i remember when there were no games at all. in fact the very concept of game wasn't invented yet and i (as well as my 79 siblings) entertained ourselves by staring at the black and grey walls of our mammothskin hut, because the world was still in black and white back then.

our car had no AC, radio, casette, CD, radio, power windows, central locking, automatic transmission or even an engine. we had to use our feet, and it was terrible when we had to go to the schoolhouse in december (there were only 4 months back then) we pedaled 88 kilometers uphill both ways and we had to avoid mastodon and pterodactyl and giant trilobites on the way there. our car did however have an ENIAC computer. signed by elvis of course.

one day our dad bought a TV but it was useless since back then there were negative 44 channels, so we signed up for a service where actors would come to our house, go INSIDE the TV and act out the programs.

there were 8 planets because pluto hadn't formed yet.

world history wasn't taught in our schools because there was only about 45 minutes of it to make a course from, so why bother. our schools used blackboards and since chalk wasn't invented yet they wrote on the boards using the calcium from the bones of the aforementioned mastodon.

later we got computers and i remember using really early floppy discs that were 9 meteres across. i remember "russia" being called kievan rus and hearing about the latest mongol raids on the 11 o clock news.

later when i was in my 30s i met a man who called himself....william shake-a-spear (can't bother to remember the name) he was very meek and i only met him once, i don't think he ever amounted to anything honestly.


those were the days.....


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21 Sep 2017, 1:12 pm

I remember when this thread was fun for us nostalgics


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21 Sep 2017, 1:51 pm

I remember when Sega did video game consoles.



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21 Sep 2017, 2:11 pm

I remember when there were 2 new television networks, which no-longer exist, called United Paramount Network and Warner Brothers network.



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21 Sep 2017, 2:12 pm

I remember when I had the old iPhone.


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21 Sep 2017, 2:36 pm

I remember they used to sell turkish delight in individual packets without being coated in chocolate, now you just find them in a big box or in small packets coated in chocolate which is annoying as chocolate just spoils the flavour

and long sticks of sherbert, maybe they still do them but in smaller convenience stores, probably cracked down on them since a bill for lowering sugar in products etc. but wouldn't dare have one with my diabetes



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21 Sep 2017, 6:56 pm

LOL...Kip is just kidding, of course.

But I did have a black-and-white TV in my room in the 1970s.

I remember when there were no remotes, and we had to get up to change the channel.

We also had to stamp our foot at a certain point in the floor to get good reception sometimes. Reception became invariably good in the 1980s, with the proliferation of cable TV.

In the 1970s, most cars had radios, and most had air-conditioning. Many people didn't like power windows because they used to malfunction. They were much bigger than cars today, just like 1950's cars were much bigger than even the 1970s cars. They had lousy gas mileage. Gas/petrol was leaded most of the time.



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21 Sep 2017, 7:40 pm

I remember memory cards for video game consoles.

I remember video game cartridges and needing to get the dust out of the cartridge for the game to work.

I remember when the thing you plugged a cell phone charger into in a car was referred to as a cigarette lighter instead of an outlet.



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21 Sep 2017, 8:33 pm

LOL....because they were actually cigarette lighters in the old days.



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22 Sep 2017, 1:37 am

they still are cigarette lighters, to me. both me and my dad have them in our cars (EXCEPT MINE DOESN'T STAY PUSHED IN SO I HAVE TO HOLD IT IN BUT I DON'T SMOKE SO IT DOESN'T MATTER BUT IT STILL BUGS ME)

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LOL...Kip is just kidding, of course.

But I did have a black-and-white TV in my room in the 1970s.

I remember when there were no remotes, and we had to get up to change the channel.

We also had to stamp our foot at a certain point in the floor to get good reception sometimes. Reception became invariably good in the 1980s, with the proliferation of cable TV.

In the 1970s, most cars had radios, and most had air-conditioning. Many people didn't like power windows because they used to malfunction. They were much bigger than cars today, just like 1950's cars were much bigger than even the 1970s cars. They had lousy gas mileage. Gas/petrol was leaded most of the time.


all our TVs in childhood were these grainy color CRT types, and they had remotes, but due to being dropped and abused every so often (or sometimes plain bad build quality) they wouldn't always work and i just used the buttons regularly since they never failed me.

i remember fiddling around with the remotes on three different CRTs, seeing what would happen if i entered the number of the channel i was currently watching on the remote.

the panasonic in our living room would flash black for a second before restoring the picture.

the old zenith in my parent's room would cut out and quickly flash static/white noise before restoring the picture.

and the tv in my room (magnavox? panasonic? sony?) wouldn't do anything.

my 1990 camry has power windows, all the cars i've driven have power windows and i think i've been spoiled by them. manual rolldowns seem like a really big pain, especially for someone like me who has a very specific "window configuration" depending on speed, weather, car vibrations. might be riskier too.

as for AC, my car used the old r12 refrigerant, Freon i think it was called, but it all leaked out long ago and now it only blows plain air. they replaced it with r134a in the mid 90s since Freon was found to be a harmful CFC, but i read it had even more powerful cooling properties than the new stuff....maybe someone can confirm/deny this for me. :mrgreen:

yeah....those big american cars from the 70s really were/are something to look at. it's too bad, though, that said decade saw the beginning of the big emissions regulations and standards we have today, and so as result we got cadllacs with hulking 7 litre v8 engines that made like a pathetic 135 horse or something. IIRC.

NOW we know how to get big power out of small engines, but it was something else then i'd assume. don't want to imagine what they were like to drive....much less to park.


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22 Sep 2017, 10:24 am

I remember when arcades were common and I enjoyed playing games in the arcade. Nowadays the only arcade games I see are those prize winning games.



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22 Sep 2017, 11:20 am

Speaking of big American cars, I remember when General Motors discontinued the Oldsmobile, Saturn, Hummer, and Pontiac vehicles, and I also remember when Ford Motor Company ceased production of Mercury automobiles. I remember it was because Detroit's big 3 automobile manufacturers got in to serious trouble which forced them in to financial ruin, and later had to file for bankruptcy & obtain federal loans.



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22 Sep 2017, 8:26 pm

I remember when I didn't have a computer and I had to go to the library to read things.


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23 Sep 2017, 8:36 am

I remember when the word "b***h" was always censored on the radio.