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Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Kids these days in Fun Stuff; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_vV-JRZ6E May need to see how my 3 year old reacts to a walkman...
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    Kids these days

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_vV-JRZ6E

    May need to see how my 3 year old reacts to a walkman

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    Very entertaining for those of us whosaved up for one

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    Try giving someone a 1950s TV, wait for it to warm up, would they know how & where to bang the side to stop the picture flickering, lift the aerial an stand on a chair to be able to watch the news. Sit close enough to be able to see the tiny screen.... and how do you adjust the colour?

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    I feel so old now. Thanks for that.

    Pete

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    So kids are tech savy? Though this was 'old' tech it was 'new' to them and most of them failed to deal with it.

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    Wow, TVs that take time to warm up. I just about remember those.... Our old Philips got really slow towards the end. I remember the wood effect casing too.... #nostalgia

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    Fantastic!

    Can't believe I actually used to listen to music that way! Even CD Walkman's and Minidisc's (some 10-15years newer than the cassette walkman) seem antiquated and troublesome now.

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    Great Vid, thanks for the share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Try giving someone a 1950s TV, wait for it to warm up, would they know how & where to bang the side to stop the picture flickering, lift the aerial an stand on a chair to be able to watch the news. Sit close enough to be able to see the tiny screen.... and how do you adjust the colour?
    Don't forget the white dot when you turn it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Wow, TVs that take time to warm up. I just about remember those
    My new Blaupunkt flatscreen still has to warm up. I reckon it takes almost as long as the crt.

    The old valve sets were brill and very easy to keep working. Often a good thump on the side would often fix the problem. Colour TV arrived in Australia in 1975, but it wasn't until around 1980 that it became affordable-ish. I had just moved out of home by then, and couldn't afford to buy TV, but you go into any repair shop and they would give you a b/w set. The bloke next door, used to get console sets and make great aquariums from them.

    I still have my recordable walkman (actually it's a JVC) and AFAIK it still works, although I haven't used it for about 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Wow, TVs that take time to warm up. I just about remember those.... Our old Philips got really slow towards the end. I remember the wood effect casing too.... #nostalgia
    Yes and we always waited for that little dot to disappear. And complete silence for the Pools results.

    I liked the girl who was just touching things, waiting for something to happen. I still do that on my oldish Kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Don't forget the white dot when you turn it off
    And the static crackling across the screen. Don't forget that either - if you put your arm near it the hairs would stand up and tingle.

    I still have my Sony Walkman and AFAIK it, too, still works (assuming the batteries haven't exploded inside it). I even have tapes with content on!

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    I still have all my old cassettes! All I ever seemed to do was cycle and listen to music on my personal cassette player (didn't ever own a sony but my sanyo still worked last time I checked a couple of years ago) as my best friend lived in a village 5 miles away and i spent all my free time there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    And the static crackling across the screen. Don't forget that either - if you put your arm near it the hairs would stand up and tingle.
    Ahh, static CRT's how I miss them! We used to hold one hand on the screens to collect up the static and then, with a pointed finger on the other hand, jolt unsuspecting passers by. Cant do that with a LCD

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    I might start my kids on vinyl for a week, then cassettes, then CDs, then MP3s. Just so they know. Same with VHS, DVDs and digital for video.



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