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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

Better than any FIFA ever made. Required real skill. Basically football played as pool (billiard).

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

Tapes?^

Seriously I don't know what's that (beside the fact it's obviously music).

And I'm 41! :pp


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Those are 8-track tapes. Pretty unfriendly format.

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:08 PM

Now I understand. From wiki:

 

"Stereo 8, commonly known as the eight-track cartridge, eight-track tape, or simply eight-track, is a magnetic tape sound recording technology. It was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the late-1970s, when the Compact Cassette format took over, but aside from a brief early period of moderate popularity in the UK was relatively unknown in many European countries."

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

Speaking of musical formats:

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Unless you're a hipster. My dad had a bigass collection of these that I inherited after he died and even though it's cool to listen to when you're working on your model railroad and hearing all the cracks, pops, etc. the fact that I can pull up the same song on youtube or whatever and listen to it there kinda defeats the purpose. But still, they're not something I would get rid of. Not only for nostalgic and groovy purposes but also because I'm not sure of any places that'll take 700+ records in one go.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Holy f*ck dude, if those are original prints they're worth a f*cking fortune. I would keep 'em if I were you, vinyl's groovy.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:41 PM

I liked the 8 Tracks, they played continuous loop for and hour up to about 4 hours. Still have a player (2 actually). The compact cassettes had to be turned over after a half hour of playing. And, if you had the hour or hour and a half the tape was so thin that it would get caught and jam the player. I remember every so often you would see the tape blowing in the wind, as someone had thrown one out the window.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:03 PM

I remember my dad's 1986 Buick Century had a cassette player in it. I don't know what kind though, seeing as cassettes aren't my area of expertise, but I remember listening to an Allman Brothers tape with him driving over into Maryland for a model train convention and having to click the button on the player to rewind the tape. It's amazing how much you remember, regardless of how long ago it was.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:08 PM

a GM vehicle that doesnt look like a pile of crap or like a 5 year old kids drawing (some exceptions)

People buying music

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

I remember every so often you would see the tape blowing in the wind, as someone had thrown one out the window.

Totally.

Along the cars thought; I haven't seen a cigarette lighter in car in a mighty long time.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:55 PM Edited by Marwin Moody, 29 July 2014 - 10:59 PM.

Did anyone say rare and valuable first prints?
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I have all the first prints of beatles, the 2 first stones, and many many more. I dare say I have more than a thousand records, including such oddities as the Dire Straits' first album (the initial release which was a masssive flop)

I'd also like to add that I miss those big ass box tvs with sh*tty resolution; and also watching b&w news with my parents on our sh*tty antenna television

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

I liked the 8 Tracks, they played continuous loop for and hour up to about 4 hours. Still have a player (2 actually). The compact cassettes had to be turned over after a half hour of playing. And, if you had the hour or hour and a half the tape was so thin that it would get caught and jam the player. I remember every so often you would see the tape blowing in the wind, as someone had thrown one out the window.

 

And that was also the beauty of cassettes. They didn't cost a fortune, they were kinda resistant and could fall from your hands without worrying you, they could be carried around with no special care and it was always fun to make your own playlist in a tape.

I just don't get the same amount of pleasure from current music media.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:22 PM

The major downside of the 8-tracks was that you could never cue up a song since it was a continuous loop. You hit a button and it would just skip to the next track of four total (stereo) on the tape and play from wherever it was in the song at the time. No rewinding to the beginning, either. I had a big box of them, mostly 70's sh*t, that I picked up at a yard sale for a laugh and a Radio Shack home player. They were warbly and terrible but in kind of a good way.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:42 PM

Was the sound all sh*tty?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:03 AM

[...] You hit a button and it would just skip to the next track of four total (stereo) on the tape and play from wherever it was in the song at the time. No rewinding to the beginning, either.

You were not in on the beginning of the cassettes, just after the 8 tracks lost its following. The early players did not have the skip feature. You had to keep hitting play/stop to find the song you wanted. And, they did not automatically switch tracks when the reached the end, you had to take them out and flip them over for the second side.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:40 AM Edited by trip, 30 July 2014 - 12:41 AM.

Those are 8-track tapes. Pretty unfriendly format.

 

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My favorite transitional piece of hardware.

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I grew up with muscle car people.  These adapters were staple for a good while.

 

 

 

Edit:

sh*t...forgot to include my "this isn't a nastalgia topic" original contribution excuse to post the above.

 

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Don't see these anymore.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:51 AM

I see them all the time, in skate parks of all places...


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:55 AM

Yeah, I know they found a niche but man...there was a period there where every little f*cking kid had one.  Gas stations were selling 'em.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:34 AM

Marbles. I was the boss man at marbles. Pouch and everything.

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Pogs. I just remember having a mini collection of them for no reason at all.

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Dunkaroos. Awesome lunch snacks.

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Are you afraid of the dark?

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:44 AM

A bicycle that isn't equipped with flashing lights or reflectors.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:50 AM

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:26 AM Edited by Android, 30 July 2014 - 04:28 AM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:58 AM Edited by krashr, 30 July 2014 - 05:33 AM.

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(unless you're at my place, gotta love ebay)

 

also, "hypercolour" shirts


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:31 AM Edited by AiraCobra, 30 July 2014 - 05:50 AM.

@Universetwisters; Blockbuster still exists worldwide. There's one 5 minutes away from me right now operating with glee.

Blockbuster is pretty much non-existence here in the U.S you find find one or two in each state and a few other video stores but the video stores are a dying breed wit  the existence of movie-streaming companies and On-Demand to watch a movie with a touch of abutton

 

Better than any FIFA ever made. Required real skill. Basically football played as pool (billiard).

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Electric Football (American) This is the one i used to play on with my dad back in the 90's i still have it around here somewhere and i know it still worked as of three years ago and i still have all the pieces

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Pogs. I just remember having a mini collection of them for no reason at all.

 

Dunkaroos. Awesome lunch snacks.

 

Are you afraid of the dark?

I had the biggest collection of Pogs and i was the Pog master i could clear a kid out of all of his Pogs in just a few tries.

 

@ The walmart they had a Pog claw machine and for $0.25 you could play it and get as many pogs as you could

 

Dunkarros - I could eat a whole box of those in one sitting, I used to make my mom so mad. She would buy them for my lunch and when she wasn't looking i'd sneak em into my room and eat em all and when she'd go to make my lunch she'd ind out that i ate em all and i'd get grounded.

 

Nick in The Afternoon with Stick StickIy and he'd spin around on the wheel and you'd hope he'd land on your show.

 

You know on Teen Nick after Midnight they are airing shows from the 90's like All That, Kenan & Kel, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Dude, Salute My Shorts, CatDog, Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats and all those awesome shows.

 

Kids Shows & Cartoons aren't just the same anymore and they aren't as good as they were before.

 

You never see Looney Toons on TV because it's too graphic and promotes violence because Elmer Fudd is chasing that cwazy wabbit and sticking a gun into the wabbits home and tries to blow him up so it's "too violence" for kids to be watching.

 

I have a bunch of cartoons from when i was a kid on DVD's and i sit and watch em with my girls, My oldest says she's too old for cartoons but my youngest still loves them and she loves to cuddle and watch Looney Toons, Goofs Troops, Alvin & The Chipmunks (Cartoon Version) although they do air the Alvin & The Chipmunks: Christmas Special every year.

 

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If you have Netflix check out a TV show called Bobby's World that was my favorite TV show has a child and i'm 28 and i still love it and watch it anytime i can.

 

 

Here are some other TV shows from the 90's that are on Netflix, The Link i posted will take you to a page where all these shows can be added to your playlist.

 

Dinosaurs / Garfield & Friends  / he Magic School Bus  / Goosebumps

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:50 AM

This:
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Back then, when mobile phones were used to make phone calls.

This was also my first mobile phone, haha :)

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:30 AM

Like when more children used to play on the streets. Now,the majority of them are at home using smartphones or playing video games.

 

Back up your claims with proof. Children are participating in extracurricular activites at rates higher than ever and children do still play in the street.

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On-topic:

 

It was related to me through the RoosterTeeth Podcast that until the past 15 years or so, nobody ever had the same time because all time-keeping devices weren't GPS synced. So, when you asked for the time, two people could have different answers up to fifteen minutes apart and the bank was where you went to get the correct time.

 

Imagine that.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:46 AM

Blockbuster went bankrupt and left the country (Portugal). Same goes for about 99% of video rental stores.

 

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Kids may do a lot of EC activities but they are rarely seen playing in the street like we used too, but there are still exceptions even in Europe.

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:31 AM Edited by Willstig998, 30 July 2014 - 08:39 AM.

Blockbuster Video, Video Easy & Video 2000 stores.

Play Station 2's & Xbox Originals.
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

Did anyone say rare and valuable first prints?

I have all the first prints of beatles, the 2 first stones, and many many more. I dare say I have more than a thousand records, including such oddities as the Dire Straits' first album (the initial release which was a masssive flop)


My dad worked for Data General in the 80's, and after a particularly successful project he got given one of the master pressings of King Crimson's Court of the Crimson King. Awesome stuff.




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