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    Guys, on the topic of things that make you feel old, you've got to check out Hulu's April Fools offering;

    http://www.hulu.com/index.htm
    (will likely only work on April 1st)

    Make sure to scroll all the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpacer View Post
    I loved Ultima VII! Although my favorite game of all time is still The Secret of Monkey Island. I get blank stares all the time when I bring that one up. They really don't make 'em like they used to... (You know you're gettin' old when you use that phrase)
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    I started making websites on GeoCities. Does anyone remember GeoCities? It officially died in 2010 I think...

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    Heh, yep. I remember Geocities, Tripod and Fortunecity.

    As I remember, if your stuff was too hot for Geocities, you'd host it on Fortunecity.

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    Ha! I remember the 'net before the Web existed. I read Tim Berners-Lee's white paper proposing the World Wide Web and thought, "people are going to make all this content for free and upload it? Yeah, right. Stupid hippie!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sone_one View Post
    ultimas been so great ... i think i played ultima6 for a year untill i solved it.

    im feeling particularly old when im watching my cousin handle a computer (hes 18 now). eventhough im the person my relatives ask, if they got a computer problem, i got nothing he did >.<.

    played my first computer game on a c64 at a friends and the first computer we had at home, been a "laptop" with monochrome screen that weighted ~20kg. played prince of persia on it for quite a while.

    The Compaq portable was cutting edge when I had to drag it to clients.

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    OH! Dueling fogies, is it? You're on!

    I give you the Osborne I circa 1983. The one they called the "luggable." Here it is last year -- we dug it out of the closet and the poor bastiche is trying to boot. I bet it would've if we still had the boot floppy.

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    Actually, I don't feel old when I find things from my childhood. I feel a kind of nostalgic joy rather than the weight of years.

    I feel old when someone else mentions something from their childhood, and it's actually (relatively) new. People born in 1990 are 20-21 now, and can be nostalgic about childhood things like... Halo 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus|ANJ View Post
    Actually, I don't feel old when I find things from my childhood. I feel a kind of nostalgic joy rather than the weight of years.

    I feel old when someone else mentions something from their childhood, and it's actually (relatively) new. People born in 1990 are 20-21 now, and can be nostalgic about childhood things like... Halo 1.
    With you there.

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    Oh dip!

    Oh Snap!

    High Five!

    Low five!

    *Slip* Too slow!

    *sigh* *walks back out of thread*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoat View Post
    OH! Dueling fogies, is it? You're on!

    I give you the Osborne I circa 1983. The one they called the "luggable." Here it is last year -- we dug it out of the closet and the poor bastiche is trying to boot. I bet it would've if we still had the boot floppy.
    Thanks so much for posting that, Stoat, Black Spot and Sone One. I -love- old computers. Reading about their specs was always my favourite part of retro-gamer. Showed it to my old man as well, he had a good chuckle.

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    When I think HP I think Packard Bell.

    And by Packard Bell I mean this.



    Oh yeah, and when I think of that, old FMV laden DOS games like Megarace come to mind.



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    So...maybe I'm not old enough for this, or maybe I just never saw the right shows, but I figure someone here must know:

    What show is this from?


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    lol at the tags.

    I find it really weird, going on to the internet and finding random posts about Pokemon being 'back in the day'. I also hate it when people of my age refer to people only a few years younger than them as kids when they're hardly older themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuroyue View Post
    So...maybe I'm not old enough for this, or maybe I just never saw the right shows, but I figure someone here must know:

    What show is this from?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungledyret_Hugo

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    As I was a kid, I drew my pictures on badly punched program cards.

    I recognize a 9600 baud handshake attempt by ear.

    The first host I worked on used an acoustic coupler for connections to the university, which led to the big, big world. You had to know the IP adresses or take care of your host lists by hand.

    And what made me feel old was explaining the Bastard Operator from Hell stories to a friend five years younger than me that thinks the Internet has been there since forever.

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    That reminds me when way back you needed to go through the operator to dial Wales from England. My mother just had got the operators to say Llanelli correctly, when the change to direct dialling happened.


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    I'm still young (17), but I do remember sweets that are out of commission, there's nothing more depressing than thinking you'll try a liquorice dip for the first time since you were 10 and realising they haven't been sold for years.

    I'm also six foot three, not miles taller than most people but tall enough to be called "Sir" by younger children who think I'm a teacher, that makes me feel old.

    Oh yeah, and dial up noises, nothing more nostalgic than dial up noises and floppy disks as far as I'm concerned.

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    Everything has been said already. Stop making me feel old I'm only in my 20's for god sake. Stop it!


    Dial up and that awful noise. "Get off the phone I need to look something up on the internet". *20 minutes later to get one little piece of information.

    The evolution of video games.
    Nintendo OMG WHAT IS THAT, THESE BUTTONS MOVE THAT LITTLE MAN ON THE SCREEN!?
    Sega Genesis OMG WHAT IS THAT WHY IS IT SO COLORFUL?!
    Super Nintendo OMG WHAT IS THAT THESE GAMES ARE SO GOOD!?
    Playstation OMG WHAT IS THAT, POLYGONS?!
    Nintendo 64 OMG WHAT IS THAT WHY IS MARIO IN 3D?!
    Dreamcast OMG WHAT IS THAT, IT'S SO REALISTIC I CAN GET ON THE INTERNET WITH THIS?!
    Playstation 2 OMG WHAT IS THAT IT'S EVEN MORE REALISTIC
    Thats about where I ended my vast excitement.


    Oh yeah and the fact that back in the day movies didn't need special effects. They had this thing called a "story".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyNSWOrLD View Post
    I'm still young (17), but I do remember sweets that are out of commission, there's nothing more depressing than thinking you'll try a liquorice dip for the first time since you were 10 and realising they haven't been sold for years.
    I've still seen them for sale. Try your corner shops.


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    My first professional, official operating system was MS-DOS, with Windows 3.1 as the GUI. The PC it was on cost me 2200.00. But that is still not a good reflection of how old I feel (and am)

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    I am 7 hours and 23 minutes (or less) younger than the oldest living Baby Boomer.

    I remember when Joseph Stalin died.

    When I first saw television, it was ALL LIVE in black and white.

    My family got their first phone when I was 20 (rotary).

    Still own my first "pocket" calculator--the first Texas Instruments calculator. It cost me $379.00+. Its modern equivalent can often be bought for less than a dollar.

    I definitely remember when it was illegal to marry somebody of another race, and illegal to show a movie that had black/white kissing, in many states.

    I remember a wooden commercial sternwheeler catching fire and exploding about a mile and a half from my house.

    I remember riding a massive wooden streetcar through three counties for 25¢ as normal.

    I remember vegetable sellers, scissor and knife repair/sharpening, and rag pickers coming to our house, and feeding their horses apples and bread while they talked to my mother.

    I remember when there was no such thing as...

    • Rock and Roll
    • Lasers
    • Transistor radios
    • PCs of any kind
    • Color television
    • Microwave ovens
    • Acrylic and Vinyl Artists' paints (I was actually part of a test group in 1965 to see if these would be acceptable to professional artists.)
    • Commercial nuclear power
    • A cure for polio (I went to school with 12 kids who had survived polio but were physically disabled because of it)
    • Vinyl/plastic records
    • Satellites
    • Turnpikes
    • Helvetica (type font)

    The first picture below (off web reference) is how we heated our house when I was in grade school, (2) our first television (second hand from an uncle), and (3) my first camera (mine was made in US).

    Does this help explain why I sometimes seem confused by all the talk of games/movie/TV/music here?

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    Ok, Ilaekae made me no longer feel old anymore.

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    Our nostalgia is the new, hip style for the modern day.

    Quote Originally Posted by RyNSWOrLD View Post
    I'm still young (17), but I do remember sweets that are out of commission, there's nothing more depressing than thinking you'll try a liquorice dip for the first time since you were 10 and realising they haven't been sold for years.
    A shop nearby started selling 'Krakatoa', "The new Creamola Foam". It made my day.

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    I like the look of that camera!

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    Ilaekae:
    I can't keep up with this, but that oven looks just like the one my grandparents kept heating the house with 'till eight years ago. Of course, they got tons of mine coal as part of their retirement money, so they never had to switch to something that made better use of the coal provided.

    Is Polio actually treatable by now? Just a few weeks ago someone had a go at me because I had my son innoculated against almost all "children's" diseases around. Polio, he said, was not really that dangerous. I begged to differ. I think this is a modern problem. We don't see the illnesses around all that much, so they can't be dangerous, can they?

    And I love that camera, too.

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    I think you realize you're old when you realize everybody acts like kids.

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    Holy crap, the stuff I see in here....

    I was about to say the first Power Rangers make me feel old, but now when I see all of THAT....

    I guess I'm still very young.

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    @ Wen-Astar...

    "Is Polio actually treatable by now? Just a few weeks ago someone had a go at me because I had my son innoculated against almost all "children's" diseases around. Polio, he said, was not really that dangerous. I begged to differ. I think this is a modern problem. We don't see the illnesses around all that much, so they can't be dangerous, can they?"

    Your friend is wrong. Very wrong.

    Polio is a rapidly spreading, very contagious virus that causes muscle deterioration by destroying the nerves. It is still a major problem within developing countries, AND IS NOT curable. NO CURE. The Sabin vaccine is extremely effective but can cause polio itself in some cases. In fact, it accounts for almost all the cases of polio in the western world. The Salk vaccine is 100% safe, but is more expensive to produce and is not as effective.

    With the world becoming easier to travel, if a western country stops using the vaccine completely because "it's not here anymore," it opens the un-vaccinated to immediate and full infection by any one carrying the virus...and everyone who comes in touch with them that has not been vaccinated.

    ...I still love those stoves. In 1950-51, during the worst recorded snowfall in Pittsburgh's history, we couldn't get to our coal, or even get out of the house. So for two weeks, we slowly burned every wooden item in our house, including my bed, a player piano, and all of the dining room stuff and chairs/ladders/dressers. My mother absolutely refused to burn the books because she thought we would need them when we went to school.

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