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Offline Brumby

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You know you're old when.....
« on: June 12, 2021, 10:37:33 am »
... you realise that when you were born, Albert Einstein was still alive.   :palm:
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 10:44:20 am »
... you remember when landing on the Moon was a goal.  :D
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 11:06:25 am »
Young-er people at work call you mister X or sir even though Einstein was long gone and landing on the moon was history when you were born.  :-DD
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 11:39:27 am »
...when "easy music" radio stations start playing proper music.
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 06:24:41 pm »
... when supermarkets and car commercials play "classics".
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 07:09:47 pm »
.. when you realize that you are older than those newfangled transistors.
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2021, 08:25:39 pm »
… your first computer predated the Internet. And BBS’s…
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2021, 09:15:57 pm »
... you actually understand the jokes in this thread.   :palm:
The easiest person to fool is yourself. -- Richard Feynman
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2021, 09:21:54 pm »
... really need reading glasses and the barber is cutting your hairs on your head one-by-one :rant:
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2021, 10:02:07 pm »
..young people give up their seat on the train, are courteous to you and respectful.


















bah hahahahahaha
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2021, 03:50:29 am »
Makes me feel old when I realize some of the technologies I grew up with like VHS and CRTs are basically considered vintage now.   

Another thing that makes me feel old is when I bring up an old internet meme "All your base are belong to us" and realize that the meme is like 20 years old.   The word meme was not even a thing back then.
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2021, 05:48:03 am »
When grandkids see your CD collection the same way you saw your own grandparents 78's collection.  :-[
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2021, 06:04:02 am »
… you respond to a thread like this.
Not easy, not hard, just need to be incentivised.
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2021, 06:17:45 am »
... when supermarkets and car commercials play "classics".

Coles in Australia have "Throwback Thursday" on the instore radio and I hear Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting and Pussycats' Misssissippi. And I am hoping Rodriguez comes up.

But I really feel old when yet another old favourite is mangled in the name of advertising. I can forgive Microsoft for Start Me Up, but not forgiving Coles for ruining Status Quo's Deeper and Down. I really wanted to cut and paste the pointing finger signs they had. Just to make sure the middle finger was the pointing one. I just console myself with the thought the band probably made a bucket of money for their retirement years.

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2021, 06:33:10 am »
... you realise that when you were born, Albert Einstein was still alive.   :palm:

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2021, 11:56:17 am »
Pre- Internet, mobile phones, Computers...
Pre- TV...
Horse-Cart delivered Bread to our Bread-Bin in the driveway...
'Fridge' had a block of ICE in the top, for cooling...
Battery Banks, (if you are lucky), to power lighting-only on Farms etc...
And kids appreciated what they got/had!!   :D
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2021, 02:18:09 pm »
it takes you all night to do what you used to do all night
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2021, 02:56:48 pm »
I remember the time when 1 TFLOPS was in the realm of the biggest supercomputers, nowadays even some mobile devices do more than that.
Battery Banks, (if you are lucky), to power lighting-only on Farms etc...
Those are way more popular nowadays than they used to be (see Tesla Powerwall for a popular brand), of course nowadays not only do we have far more advanced lighting technology but also plenty of things to power other than lights.
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2021, 02:59:31 pm »
... when you do this sort of thing for a bit of fun:


I really wanted to cut and paste the pointing finger signs they had. Just to make sure the middle finger was the pointing one.

Here you go....


Edit:  Now that actually looks more like the thing a rock band would do.   ;D
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2021, 03:08:39 pm »
Pre- Internet, mobile phones, Computers...
Pre- TV...
Horse-Cart delivered Bread to our Bread-Bin in the driveway...
'Fridge' had a block of ICE in the top, for cooling...
Battery Banks, (if you are lucky), to power lighting-only on Farms etc...
And kids appreciated what they got/had!!   :D

We lived "in the bush", 40km from the Perth GPO--------it's an "outer suburb" now!

We had a horse & cart, as Dad had eye troubles, so couldn't drive-----we couldn't afford a car, anyway.

Our first Winter, we lived in a tent before we built the house, initially, just "one big room", which was made with bush timber, as were the later bedrooms, & bathroom,  although Dad later built a new front room with milled timber.

Lighting was kero lamps, heating, initially, & mostly, in the large kitchen, which was the original "one room", we used the "Metters No 2 stove", which also did all the cooking, but we later had a couple of small cast iron "potbelly" stoves in the other rooms.
Firewood was no problem, from our 13.5 acres of mainly bush.

Our radio was a valve (tube) portable, which used a fair bit of current, so we had to " ration" the use of it to conserve the batteries.

We kids didn't think we had it bad------we loved it!
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2021, 08:36:53 pm »
Makes me feel old when I realize some of the technologies I grew up with like VHS and CRTs are basically considered vintage now.   

Another thing that makes me feel old is when I bring up an old internet meme "All your base are belong to us" and realize that the meme is like 20 years old.   The word meme was not even a thing back then.

It was actually. I was rather surprised the other day to to discover it was coined in 1976. I knew it was coined by Richard Dawkins' in his book "The Selfish Gene" but I hadn't realised that book was that old. So "You know you're getting old when ..." you think of a book published in 1976 as being "recently published".
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2021, 08:54:13 pm »
Remember when milk was delivered to your house in glass bottles with waxed cardboard caps and the cream was very visible floating on top; some also delivered eggs.
Remember when some STOP signs were yellow with black lettering
Most television screens were less than 12 inches
Tube testers were prevalent in many stores
Bacon or sausage was considered a key ingredient in a hearty breakfast.
 
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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2021, 08:55:02 pm »
… you start wondering if you’re old.
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2021, 12:04:24 am »
...you see people with a bit of grey hair that were born after you left school.
 

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Re: You know you're old when.....
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2021, 12:13:07 am »
...you see people with a bit of grey hair that were born after you left school.

When commentators start referring to a football player you remember from "a few years ago" as a "promising newcomer" as a grizzled veteran!

Or you look for a posting in eevblog from "a year or so back", & realise it was the best part of ten years old.
 


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