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We still have more videotapes than DVDs, and use the VCR most often as our DVD player can't record stuff.
I'd probably have to explain the concept of text-based games. And biros (also known as ballpoint pens), and all the things you can make with the springs from them. I hope biros will disappear in the near future, those awful things that I nonetheless buy by the dozen!
I'll have to explain who these guys are.
edited 7th Jun '12 2:27:18 PM by DrunkGirlfriend
I think someone mentioned this one a while ago, but I remembered it and giggled a bit.
"Dad, why were people fighting about sexual orientation?"
-spit take- "What? When did they stop?"
Why something called 'the LIBOR scandal' means that everyone who has 'bought a house' actually ends up living in a cardboard box.
edited 3rd Jul '12 3:31:28 AM by InverurieJones
Why I have a half-repaired double-helix railgun in my garage.
... And this is why I will never have kids.
why would your railgun have double helixes? that sounds completely inefficient.
It used to be a DNA-alteration ray!
To impart spin to the projectile, dummy.
And no. My DNA Alteration Ray is a chunk of uranium inside a lead pipe.
edited 15th Jul '12 5:35:05 PM by Muramasan13
having a coil is going to cause the magnetic field do some wacky things, though.
That could be cool.
"What's that honey? A save button- no, that's a floppy disk dear. You see, like this quantum micro-drive. What? No, actually it only holds about a thousandth of what this holds and we liked it that way."
"This thing? Oh no this isn't a mini microwave, this is a discman. No, see before I-pods we put our music on cds. Cds? Yup they were like frisbee shaped. Frisbee? Okay they were like small versions of the X-98 discplane the Air Force is making."
"No I can't sweetie, this is on radio. No I can't fast forward, it plays in real time. We could change the channel, channel? They used to have those on TV's. There were about 300 of them, but nothing to watch."
How to adore their dad, of course.
My kids will ask why floppy discs weren't floppy. And I won't know.
They'll definitely know what CD's, cassettes and VHS tapes are though, knowing me.
edited 9th Oct '14 11:40:42 PM by Surenity
The disk part of a floppy disk is soft plastic. The enclosing is hard plastic to protect the floppiness
Well, the 5.25" disks were completely floppy, it was the 3.5" disks that went to .
The discs themselves were quite floppy. They just had a hard plastic case to protect them.
Guess I'm old enough to remember the stiff-cased floppy disks, not the older ones.
True story: When I was about ten years old my friend and I were messing with one of the school computers in the computer lab. When you turned it on it would say in this monotone voice "Please insert your floppy disk." But we figured out how to mash the buttons on the keyboard and make it's voice glitch, making it say "Please insert your floppy di-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i...." We thought it was the funniest thing ever, until the teacher gave us referrals and we got this big lecture on how we'd be paying for the computer if we broke it.
My school had the 5.5" discs for a while, but they were ancient by then.
When I was in third grade the computer lab got upgraded to all new Macintoshes running the original OS X, and then the very next year it was all upgraded again to Dells, leaving the Macs to be disseminated through the school.
I still remember when our middle school library got Macs back when I was in 6th grade.
God I can actually remember the fund rising our school did to get it's self a Mac.
That's right, one.
Seeing Slayer in concert while Jeff Hanneman was still alive.
Probably the most obvious thing will be the future generations' utter confusion that most phones used to be wired. Or that phones weren't always miniature computers.
edited 4th May '15 8:45:09 PM by AHI-3000
What will they 3D print next?◊
Guys, did you ever had to load your video games from a cassette? I mean, like, the audio one. The most important game was "Do Not Sneeze, Or It Won't Load".
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