Did you, or do you remember

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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:55 pm

Vicks wrote:Arfur :Hiya:

I hope all is well with you my friend.

All the best for 2019 and Lang May Yer Lum Reek!!

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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:00 pm

jra wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
jra wrote:
Hummingbird wrote:
Nucks wrote:no seat belts


Do you remember Jimmy Saville doing the 'Clunk Click Every Trip' advert?
In hindsight, such a poor choice..... :paranoid:


He also did adverts for the introduction of the HST (Intercity 125). 'This is the age of the train', IIRC.

And then there was Jim'll Fix It.

Nucks wrote:When I was a kid:
only 3 channels on tv and no remote :gigglesnshit:
people smoked everywhere :pukeup:
rotary dial phones
nearly every kid walked to school unless they lived far away and took a bus
we went home for lunch
soda was a treat
people rarely ate while walking about
no helmets while riding bicycles
no seat belts


All that, other than going home for lunch, as the school was too far away.

Half pence pieces, old five and ten pence pieces, one pound notes.

10p stamps were all you needed to send a letter.

No mobile phones, internet, tablets etc.

Dial up broadband.

Paraffin lamps.

Frequent power cuts (sometimes lasting days) in the countryside.

Being snowed in for a week, in south Devon :yikes: . 1980/81 IIRC.

The mother of all heatwaves (summer 1976).

The great storm (1987).

Red telephone boxes even in large urban areas.

It took 4 hours getting from Totnes to London by train until the Class 43 (HST) arrived, shaving a whole hour off the travel time.


a couple of nights ago We noticed the last phone box in the town is no more. I do remember some People using a paraffin cooker growing up.


Sometimes you see a red telephone box, but there is no phone in it, left as a monument. Apparently some of these boxes are very valuable. I saw a red telephone box in Cherbourg and I've seen them painted yellow in south Wales. Do you remember the old coin mechanisms, which often got jammed with a coin?

can't say I do. probably before My time in the country. I always wanted to try the old phones where you rang the operator and they connected the call. My Mum always had a house phone. not that I ever used it. Good to have a Freind, better to know where they stay.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:44 pm

jra wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:In groups of maybe half a dozen we hummed and whistled this tune for weeks on the walk to school.
This is where electronic/synthesizer music began for me .....


Yes. However, they are categorized as an instrumental group, not an electronic/synthesizer group.

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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Stooo » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 pm

Did anyone else warm up crisp bags on the vents outside the classroom for the heating just to turn them into postage stamp sized versions?
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby jra » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:31 am

Stooo wrote:Did anyone else warm up crisp bags on the vents outside the classroom for the heating just to turn them into postage stamp sized versions?


Not that I remember. Just used them to startle people when popping them from behind and water bombs.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:13 am

a few missing posts?
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:24 pm

art0hur0moh wrote:a few missing posts?


A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:05 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:a few missing posts?


A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!

more likely the server had a tantrum. or there is a saboteur in Our midst :ooer:
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm

art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:a few missing posts?


A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!

more likely the server had a tantrum. or there is a saboteur in Our midst :ooer:


Spring cleaning by a bull in a china shop?
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:a few missing posts?


A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!

more likely the server had a tantrum. or there is a saboteur in Our midst :ooer:


Spring cleaning by a bull in a china shop?

it is still a very young technology, it isn't even 80 years old yet. even if You lost half of Your iq, You would still be smarter than a super computer.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:03 pm

art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:a few missing posts?


A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!

more likely the server had a tantrum. or there is a saboteur in Our midst :ooer:


Spring cleaning by a bull in a china shop?

it is still a very young technology, it isn't even 80 years old yet. even if You lost half of Your iq, You would still be smarter than a super computer.


True.
A computers only as smart as the input it’s had from its maker/manufacturer. And that input will be limited.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby jra » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
A time warp. Sat to Wed, gone!

more likely the server had a tantrum. or there is a saboteur in Our midst :ooer:


Spring cleaning by a bull in a china shop?

it is still a very young technology, it isn't even 80 years old yet. even if You lost half of Your iq, You would still be smarter than a super computer.


True.
A computers only as smart as the input it’s had from its maker/manufacturer. And that input will be limited.


Similarly with GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out).
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