The technology that zoomers never experienced

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    • #73004
      Anonymous
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      ITT technology zoomers never experienced

    • #73005
      Anonymous
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      • #73021
        Anonymous
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        https://i.imgur.com/J6fln6e.jpg

        the turbo button

        Zoomer (I think) here, experienced all of this technology.

        • #73029
          Anonymous
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          And how does it felt compared to today’s programs?

      • #73040
        Anonymous
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        That actually looks fun

        • #73043
          Anonymous
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          >That actually looks fun
          all those kinds of games are fun for about 10 minutes before you lose the will to live.

          It’s been awhile for me but I suspect zoomers no longer need dedicated calculators like my ti84 anymore.

          probably some sick "app" for their itoddler device or whatever cancer the kids use these days, but nothing beats a proper calculator like those that ti used to sell at insane prices.

          • #73045
            Anonymous
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            When I bought it, it costed me $179. I’ll never give up my ti84. Had to buy it for my calc class waaay back in uni.

            • #73046
              Anonymous
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              they great and forever useful.

              • #73077
                Anonymous
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                i still keep mine on my desk since it’s more convenient than opening a calculator program half the time
                i even have an emulator on my phone if i ever need to do anything complex on the go (which is basically never these days, but it’s still nice to have)

                For a brief moment in the 1990s before CD burners became affordable. These were pretty neat

                used to have one of these on the family pc, then dad threw it out after he got a usb drive 🙁

                Was there even a reason to leave turbo off?

                some applications were built on the assumption of CPU frequency and fast frequencies break them
                ever had to enable vsync in a video game to fix physics because it was built for hardware that can’t render faster than 60fps? same concept

    • #73006
      Anonymous
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    • #73007
      Sage
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      I miss this like you never imagine. Also pic related

      • #73026
        Anonymous
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        Best boy. Still have mine, it’s close to 25 years old now. I wish that phones were built like this.

      • #73076
        Anonymous
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        >color
        I remember the old monochrome version that was twice as thick as this.

    • #73008
      Anonymous
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    • #73009
      Anonymous
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    • #73010
      Anonymous
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      • #73011
        Anonymous
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        What is this?

        • #73013
          Anonymous
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          this confuses the zoomer
          (also, I have no idea what the fuck that is and I’m 31)

        • #73014
          Anonymous
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          Battery used in some Game Boy games to save data

          • #73015
            Anonymous
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            Oh ok. I’m old enough to have received an original game boy as a child, but never saw this. I only saw batteries used in games which were made for the color.

        • #73016
          Anonymous
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          Lithium coin cell

    • #73012
      Anonymous
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      • #73017
        Anonymous
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        • #73025
          Anonymous
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          UH OH!

          • #73027
            Anonymous
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            How old were you when you discovered it was created by an Israel firm (Mirabilis)? Young naïve me never even questioned why they "did it for free."

            • #73030
              Anonymous
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              It was developed by Mirabilis, but operated by AOL during its entire prime time.

              • #73031
                Anonymous
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                Yeah, they cashed out nicely and continued operations in Israel. Best of both worlds really.
                >America Online, Inc. said
                today it acquired Israeli messaging solutions provider Mirabilis Ltd. for $287 million.
                >Mirabilis will continue operations in its Tel Aviv headquarters as a free Web-woke af service with its own separate brand identity. The company will be aided by AOL in the further development of its ICQ in-process technology. Mirabilis executives will report to AOL Studios President Ted Leonsis.
                https://www.internetnews.com/it-management/aol-buys-israels-mirabilis/

                American glownigs were probably feeling a little left-out, so needed to get their foot in the door, and the AOL deal enabled it.

          • #73053
            Anonymous
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            I still remember my very low 6 digit ID # and its consecutive digits Patrick Bateman would admire, I think i installed it within days of its public release and low ID # became something of a thing for cool cats online and my account was hacked and the ID stolen, i have no idea how to this day but the password was probably something basic so was probably brute forced, still makes me sad.

      • #73087
        Anonymous
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        we need to go back

        • #73088
          Anonymous
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          we can’t.
          we weren’t diligent and we let garden gnomes like Zuck take over everything.

    • #73018
      Anonymous
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    • #73019
      Anonymous
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      the turbo button

      • #73075
        Anonymous
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        Was there even a reason to leave turbo off?

    • #73020
      Anonymous
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      The joy of buying a new sound card.

    • #73022
      Anonymous
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    • #73023
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/W3uiSxR.gif

      Games like Monkey Island.

      • #73028
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t hassle the rat. Good luck with the grog.

    • #73024
      Anonymous
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    • #73032
      Anonymous
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      Did anyone actually fill this shit out? I feel like all the ones I have ever seen just have some sharpie written on scotch tape to mark them.

      • #73038
        Anonymous
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        >Did anyone actually fill this shit out?
        yes
        >I feel like all the ones I have ever seen just have some sharpie written on scotch tape to mark them.
        that was hell common

    • #73033
      Anonymous
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      This isn’t really "a technology" but just the entire experience of everyone watching the same television show at the same time. With the streaming stuff that doesn’t happen anymore. Its hard to explain the difference, but it was cool

      • #73034
        Anonymous
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        It still happens with major sporting events.

      • #73035
        Anonymous
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        The same EPISODE, just wanted to clarify

      • #73044
        Anonymous
        Guest

        at least we got livestreaming still

      • #73079
        Anonymous
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        yeah I think I miss this more than anything else in this thread.
        >WOOOOOOAAAH JOHNNY FAIRPLAY LIED ABOUT HIS DEAD GRANDMA OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH HE bonked UP!!"

    • #73036
      Anonymous
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    • #73037
      Anonymous
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      • #73052
        Anonymous
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        3deep5me

    • #73041
      Anonymous
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      […]

      >let’s go through all of them
      nobody asked.

      • #73060
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Nice zing fellow redditor, you totally owned him!

    • #73042
      Anonymous
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      It’s been awhile for me but I suspect zoomers no longer need dedicated calculators like my ti84 anymore.

    • #73047
      Anonymous
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    • #73048
      Anonymous
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      • #73065
        Anonymous
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        I went through three of these newfangled "electronic ignition" modules in my lawnmower, each lasting barely a week, before throwing that mower away and buying an electric.

        • #73067
          Anonymous
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          That’s what happens with new stuff. Should have stayed with proven technology

        • #73068
          Anonymous
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          >newfangled "electronic ignition" modules
          that’s literally just an ignition coil

          • #73069
            Anonymous
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            This piece of ancient technology, just like the joke, flies over the poster’s head…

    • #73049
      Anonymous
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      Text only adventure games.

      "You are in an elevator. The door has closed behind you.
      You are facing; NORTH.
      >look elevator
      The elevator has two buttons; One marked ‘UP’ and one marked ‘DOWN’. There is a small box on the floor, the size of a shoe-box. You can hear a scratching noise coming from the box and the lid appears to be moving slightly, showing it is not securely fixed.
      >inventory
      You are carrying;
      the flashlight, batteries for the flashlight, the hammer, a small dog collar with the disc which reads ‘Spider’."
      >

    • #73050
      Anonymous
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      • #73094
        Anonymous
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        The "one day all type writers will be like the ibm seletric…
        But why wait" was the best marketing idea ever

    • #73051
      Anonymous
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      Ada, zoomers will never understand what a good type system is.

    • #73054
      Anonymous
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    • #73055
      Anonymous
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    • #73057
      Anonymous
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    • #73058
      Anonymous
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      Monochormatic laptops

    • #73059
      Anonymous
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      For a brief moment in the 1990s before CD burners became affordable. These were pretty neat

    • #73061
      Anonymous
      Guest

      SCSI

    • #73062
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The noise of Dot Matrix Printers would send a zoomer fleeing in terror to a safe space

    • #73063
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Three on the tree.

      • #73066
        Anonymous
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        I went through three of these newfangled "electronic ignition" modules in my lawnmower, each lasting barely a week, before throwing that mower away and buying an electric.

        >>>/o/

    • #73064
      Anonymous
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    • #73071
      Anonymous
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      […]

      >seen it, but dont know wtf it does
      The turbo button is used to slow down your computer clock speed. It’s useful for running an older windows titles on a much newer Windows pc

    • #73072
      Anonymous
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      Experienced most of these, only because i have big siss who owned n64, gamecube, CRT monitor, VHS etc.
      t. 01

    • #73073
      Anonymous
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      […]

      I am a millennial (Class of 2000 and 40 this year) and the most common printer of my childhood was dot matrix. Laser printers were rare. And ink jets became mainstream when I was a teen. Also, ASCII art was the first truly digital art

    • #73074
      Anonymous
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      the only one ive seen in the past five years was at a ski resort
      actually used it since i had no cell service
      went to voicemail of course since people dont pick up unknown #s these days due to spammers, but still, it was nostalgic

      • #73078
        Anonymous
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        There’s one by the cruise ship terminal in my city since tourists may not have local cell coverage when they arrive. But that’s the last one I can think of locally.

      • #73085
        Anonymous
        Guest

        There are 400 working payphones in my city because a lot of pensioners dont have cellphones.

    • #73081
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Removable batteries

    • #73082
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I do not want to fo back to this but I have ao mich nostalgia for those days in the mid to late 90s as a teen exploring the internet with earthlink dialup. I only knew 2 other kids at school who had a PC and internet at home and we used ICQ to talk and surf and share files.
      >256 color nudes

    • #73084
      Anonymous
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    • #73086
      Anonymous
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      I only used one because of poverty

    • #73089
      Anonymous
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      • #73091
        Anonymous
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        i actually have some 5.25" floppies lying around
        i doubt the contents are still intact or in any way recoverable, but i want to try at some point
        but unlike 3.5", i cant just buy a $20 usb reader, so i doubt it’ll happen anytime soon

    • #73090
      Anonymous
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      I’m a zoomzoom (born in ’99) and know and used like 90% of the stuff posted here
      get bonked boomers, you’re not special anymore

      • #73092
        Anonymous
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        >I’m a zoomzoom (born in ’99) and know and used like 90% of the stuff posted here
        >get bonked boomers, you’re not special anymore
        Yes but will never experience what it was like for that soulful stuff to be new and cutting edge. Because you will never truly experience S O U L you will lack it yourself. Forever you will be empty, longing for a nostalgia you never knew.

        • #73093
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Depressing

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      Anonymous
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