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Old 12-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #16
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You're also an old fart, if you remember:

when you needed a "church key" to open a can of beer or soda

when you didn't answer the phone until you were sure it was "your ring"

when you could get sick on a quarter's worth of penny candy

When McDonalds burgers came in styrofoam, and when they came in paper before that.

When your mom got a set of dishes one at a time in her boxes of laundry detergent.

Riding in the back your dad's pickup.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #19
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Cool list, but you don't have to be all that old to have done/experienced most of those. I only missed a handful of 'em. Here's to 30-something old farts and the older fartier folks that came before us.
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You're also an old fart, if you remember:

when you needed a "church key" to open a can of beer or soda

when you didn't answer the phone until you were sure it was "your ring"

when you could get sick on a quarter's worth of penny candy

When McDonalds burgers came in styrofoam, and when they came in paper before that.

When your mom got a set of dishes one at a time in her boxes of laundry detergent.

Riding in the back your dad's pickup.

Good stuff!!
Also, some products. Remember Babo cleanser? Lux, Dreft and Oxydol laundry powders? Brylcream hair oil in a tube? How about Chesterfield, Kool, Lucky Strike cigarettes? Dristan decongestant? Not to mention the Edsel. There are bound to be hundreds more that were common consumer products. Got any you can think of that haven't been mentioned?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #21
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Cool list, but you don't have to be all that old to have done/experienced most of those. I only missed a handful of 'em. Here's to 30-something old farts and the older fartier folks that came before us.


Of course the other day I was at a convenience store and the on duty clerk(30 ish) ask a girl coming into work tpo grab him a Whatchamacallit off the candy aisle. She asked "Is that a real candy bar?"

That made me feel old, since I remember a time before Whatchamacallits.

When did 36 become old?
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Of course the other day I was at a convenience store and the on duty clerk(30 ish) ask a girl coming into work tpo grab him a Whatchamacallit off the candy aisle. She asked "Is that a real candy bar?"

That made me feel old, since I remember a time before Whatchamacallits.

When did 36 become old?
I dunno...but the bad news is that 33 is old too.

I was in Best Buy a while ago and the cash register was taking FOREVER to complete my purchase. So I said to the guy "Eh, must be running on a 14.4 connection." Ya know, the FIRST modem speed. He looked at me like I was from Mars.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #23
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Don't know why but the old cigarette commercial jingles and for brunettes only comercials have been stuck in my head for ever, well since the 60's and 70's....anyway here's some "Old Fart" commercials from back in the days...
















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You're also an old fart, if you remember:

when you needed a "church key" to open a can of beer or soda

when you didn't answer the phone until you were sure it was "your ring"

when you could get sick on a quarter's worth of penny candy

When McDonalds burgers came in styrofoam, and when they came in paper before that.

When your mom got a set of dishes one at a time in her boxes of laundry detergent.

Riding in the back your dad's pickup.

Good stuff!!



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Old 12-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #25
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I dunno...but the bad news is that 33 is old too.

I was in Best Buy a while ago and the cash register was taking FOREVER to complete my purchase. So I said to the guy "Eh, must be running on a 14.4 connection." Ya know, the FIRST modem speed. He looked at me like I was from Mars.


Nice try at being an old fart... But the first transmission speed I worked on was 50 baud, then we steped up to 110, 300, 900, 1200, 2400, 4800, 5600, 9600, then we went to 14,400.

There is a lot of confusion between BAUD rate and bps.

The baud rate is related to but should not be confused with gross bit rate expressed in bit/s.

OH never mind...
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #26
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Nice try at being an old fart... But the first transmission speed I worked on was 50 baud, then we steped up to 110, 300, 900, 1200, 2400, 4800, 5600, 9600, then we went to 14,400.

There is a lot of confusion between BAUD rate and bps.

The baud rate is related to but should not be confused with gross bit rate expressed in bit/s.

OH never mind...
I bet you remember when cradle modems were hot technology
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I bet you remember when cradle modems were hot technology

Well yes as a mater of fact I owned one...
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Well yes as a mater of fact I owned one...
Thanks! At 41 I was beginning to feel old but that puts my mind at ease!

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Nice try at being an old fart... But the first transmission speed I worked on was 50 baud, then we steped up to 110, 300, 900, 1200, 2400, 4800, 5600, 9600, then we went to 14,400.

There is a lot of confusion between BAUD rate and bps.

The baud rate is related to but should not be confused with gross bit rate expressed in bit/s.

OH never mind...

LoL 2400 was the first I ever actaully owned. I remember the cradle modem from the movie War Games, but I never had one for my Commodor 64.

I remember I held out upgrading my 2400 on my 486DX33 until the 14.4's came out because the speeds were increasing so fast back then. Then it took a while for the 28.8's to come out, so I upgraded to that. Then cable modems came out and the world was as it should be. LoL
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