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Re: I remember when...

Postby Duban » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:16 pm UTC

I remember owning a Super Soaker 2000, the super soaker that caused serious injury in multiple incidents. It's a shame they closed down production the X000 series, but I can understand why they would have to. I still have mine over on the side somewhere and damn that thing can soak a person head to toe in a matter of seconds with the widest nozzle setting. Imagine a super soaker blasting 1/2 a gallon of water in less than a second.

Oh and I remember Nickelodeon’s Doug, before Disney got it's stranglehold on it.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kohlliah » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:22 am UTC

I remember when I wore side pony tails to school most days.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Max2009 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:37 am UTC

I remember when the OJ Simpson trials were the biggest news item. For years. (2 iirc)
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Re: I remember when...

Postby vonKarma » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:10 pm UTC

lite-brites and easy-bakes
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kohlliah » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:41 pm UTC

I remember when slap bracelets got banned from school.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Platypodes » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:26 am UTC

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Kohlliah wrote:I remember when the pink ranger was who I wanted to be if I grew up.


I remember the pink ranger being the first porn I ever looked up.

I remember when porn wasn't something you could "look up".

Also, I remember looking up magazine articles in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (which didn't cover porn).

Also, I remember looking up books in the card catalog.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:48 pm UTC

I remember:

1) Saturday Anime on the Sci-Fi Channel
2) In Living Color was the counterpart to SNL
3) Married with Children showing new episodes on FOX
4) The Who Shot Mr. Burns season finale and the following season premier episode of The Simpsons airing for the first time with a preface by John Walsh/America's Most Wanted.
5) Installing Windows 95 with floppy disks.
6) FF3 being in stores for $75.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Raptortech97 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:21 pm UTC

Phrozt wrote:
Kohlliah wrote:I remember when the pink ranger was who I wanted to be if I grew up.


I remember the pink ranger being the first porn I ever looked up.

I can't find any pink ranger porn...
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Badion » Tue May 18, 2010 12:10 pm UTC

I remember Saturday morning cartoons where people got hit in the face, or when Wiley coyote actually hit the ground and there was no *puff*.

I remember when there used to be neighborhood wide yard sales and that one neighbor had every Nintendo game in the book, but none of them worked, yet we kept buying them.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Tillan » Tue May 18, 2010 12:43 pm UTC

I remember a great many things in this thread >.>
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Tue May 18, 2010 1:07 pm UTC

I remember:
-Atari 800XL ! WOO!!!
-my first and only homebrewed malicious program :) i think it could be called a trojan, diskette with game files and a modified batch file that deleted the windows.ini file lol!!! back in the MS-DOS / Win3.1 days. some kid had pissed me off at school so in return i was gonna befriend him with a game ;P
-I hated the banana splits show, probably still do.
- the games (and still have the diskettes):
*descent
*hexen
*indiana jones, fate of atlantis
*maniac mansion
*day of the tentacles

-the very 1st yahoo webpage in 14.4kbps moded dialup connection ;)
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Phrozt » Tue May 18, 2010 2:01 pm UTC

Raptortech97 wrote:I can't find any pink ranger porn...


I might have to host it somewhere. Just a few pictures, but they are EXTREMELY good, especially considering porn back then and the ability to find celebs.

Kromix, decent was one of my favorite games... but I remember playing stuff games on my rich friend's toaster ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Plus ) back when greyscale was pretty much considered "color" compared to the amber screens.

I remember when Kohlliah used to post and I'd fantacize about meeting her IRL and getting married.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby SlyReaper » Wed May 19, 2010 11:20 am UTC

I remember what I just ate for lunch. It was a ham and cheese sandwich and it was revolting and gristly.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Gorm » Wed May 19, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

I remember my father bringing home from work a Burroughs B-80 computer, and playing RATS entirely too much for my own health.

(Yes, children, there used to be a computer company called Burroughs, and they made home computers once...briefly...and no, they weren't DOS or windows based)

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Wed May 19, 2010 4:14 pm UTC

i remember playing F-15 and Outrun from a 5 1/4 floppy in a green screen Epson, forgot the model number :/
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Badion » Wed May 19, 2010 4:24 pm UTC

I remember using a laminating machine.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Wed May 19, 2010 5:00 pm UTC

I remember when people used overhead projectors with transparencies and these really annoying markers, before there were computer projectors.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Phrozt » Wed May 19, 2010 5:05 pm UTC

Mishrak wrote:I remember when people used overhead projectors with transparencies and these really annoying markers, before there were computer projectors.


I remember when said overhead projectors were such a rare commodity that entire schools had to set up a system to rent them out and teachers used to get a bit vicious when they couldn't get ahold of one and all hell broke loose when one of them had mechanical problems/died.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Wed May 19, 2010 5:06 pm UTC

As a student, I was actually quite good at changing out the bulbs in them.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Wed May 19, 2010 5:59 pm UTC

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Wed May 19, 2010 6:38 pm UTC

No, but we had one of these for our Mac in 1997/98

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Phrozt » Wed May 19, 2010 8:35 pm UTC

I remember when we had a mac LC ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_LC ) and we found this awesome program called "ram doubler" that we used to get I think around 16MB of ram out of (was virtual). Considering it came w/4MB, we felt like gods.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Wed May 19, 2010 8:57 pm UTC

The epic Voodoo3 3000 PCI.

My Everquest was moderately less pixelated. I, too, felt like a god at that point.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Aardvarki » Wed May 19, 2010 9:09 pm UTC

I remember when I got my first computer - a Packard Bell 386 with 2MB of RAM, a 27Mhz processor, and a massive 80MB hard drive. I still have one of the RAM sticks (512KB FPM RAM) on my keychain, though the modules have since fallen off.

My current computer has four cores on a single processor smaller than that one, each with over 100x faster clock speed than that, and well over 1,000x more RAM/Hard drive space.

I also remember when my parents bought the brand new, super fast 14.4 Modem! All their friends came over to see the wonders of "the internet", which my parents had to pay $0.10 per minute to connect to. Considering how a 14.4 modem could download 108KB in a minute, that means we were paying about a dollar per megabyte of data.

Nowadays, modern cell phone companies charge $0.001 per KB (or.... one dollar per megabyte). It's a little upsetting the price of downloading data hasn't really changed much at all in all these years. At least now it's wireless!
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Re: I remember when...

Postby handiangel » Wed May 19, 2010 10:24 pm UTC

I remember using Windows 3.1, and playing Battlezone (badly).

I remember buying albums on cassette tapes, just.

I remember a time before Google... :shock:

I remember when Saturday morning telly used to be awesome (SM:TV Live FTW)

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Thu May 20, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

I remember the original Altavista search engine.

I remember Netscape Navigator which later ended up being the basis for Mozilla.

I remember Hotmail before it was owned by Microsoft.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby SlyReaper » Thu May 20, 2010 3:28 pm UTC

I remember when Knightmare was on the TV.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Mishrak » Thu May 20, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

I remember when Knightrider was on TV.

Matlock too.

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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Thu May 20, 2010 3:35 pm UTC

i remember the 20 MB hard drive in my old acer >.<
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Max2009 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:51 pm UTC

I remember (and still have) my computer that didn't have a hard drive.
Just two 5" floppy drives.
One to boot off of, one to run programs.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Tue May 25, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

i remember pressing play to load my game from a tape >.<
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Badion » Tue May 25, 2010 2:04 pm UTC

God damn you peeps are old. I remember Oregon trail, that ran of a 5" floppy, I was always the banker.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Tue May 25, 2010 2:24 pm UTC

i remember printing vector drawings created in MS-DOS in a dot matrix printer
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Max2009 » Wed May 26, 2010 9:50 am UTC

I remember using Logo to draw stuff on a computer running QDOS.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby SlyReaper » Wed May 26, 2010 11:37 am UTC

I remember using Acorn computers at primary school. At the time, I thought they were fantastic in a "holy shit, I'm using a computer" kind of way.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby tastelikecoke » Wed May 26, 2010 1:57 pm UTC

Kohlliah wrote:
Lazar wrote:I remember when the Green Ranger turned into the White Ranger.


ROFL Gee Willikers. I remember that too!

I remember when the pink ranger was who I wanted to be if I grew up.

Oh me yarm I do too! Am I'm not that old.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby JonR » Wed May 26, 2010 2:36 pm UTC

I remember when, I remember when, I lost my mind... ha ha haaaa.

- seroiusly though; I remember the cool kid at school having a nintendo game boy.
when McDonalds opened in Worcester
when Angel Place was still a covered market (before they built Crown Gate) - also in Worcester.
when O'Neils was a Tandy.
when my brother bought an electronic typewriter to type up his CV.
buying a skateboard
singing along to 'Snooker Loopy', 'Stutter Rap', and Chas n Dave Songs on Wyvern FM.
when Dr Fox rocked!
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Re: I remember when...

Postby Kromix » Wed May 26, 2010 5:26 pm UTC

i still have an original starfox atari cartridge.

when he-man and she-ra where in an episode together.

the centurions were cool

i had a star scream original transformer toy. (and bumblebee, and brown!)

i used to have a top... with the string, an a nail as a head. the OG ones.
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Re: I remember when...

Postby neoliminal » Wed May 26, 2010 8:21 pm UTC

I remember playing Zork on a teletype and keeping the print out to prove you could kill the thief.
I remember playing Space Wars on a GT-40 and using the dip switches on the front to control the space ships.
I remember when gas was rationed and you could only get gas on days that matched your licence plate number (odd or even).
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