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02022020

IKE

Nerd Whirler
pilot
Eh, this warrants at most a, "oh, huh, I guess so." Anything more is in the goofball realm of astrology.
 

mad dog

helnonmonkspankron assistant to the assistant pao
pilot
Contributor
02022020 was a unique day for me. The wife unit took off to a “chicks only” Super Bowl party...leaving me home alone to attempt to figure out how to operate the TV remote for the first time. I don’t watch TV and am unfamiliar with the buttonology regarding the remote. Nevertheless, after about 30 minutes of button mashing, I was not able to get the Super Bowl to display [or anything for that matter]...so I busted out my vintage Sony Walkman AM/FM/cassette player from the 1980s and listened to the Super Bowl on a local AM radio station. Thank you, Mr. Marconi...you saved the day.

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Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
Aw man... I real, genuine Walkman... I could only ever afford the knockoff version, the cheap one that had only three buttons: play, stop, and fast forward but no rewind. So if you wanted to rewind your tape then you had to press stop, pull it out, flip it over, press fast forward, then press stop again, then pull it out and flip it over again... That's all we had but we liked it that way!! Harrumph!! Kids these days and their newfangled "compact discs."
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
Aw man... I real, genuine Walkman... I could only ever afford the knockoff version, the cheap one that had only three buttons: play, stop, and fast forward but no rewind. So if you wanted to rewind your tape then you had to press stop, pull it out, flip it over, press fast forward, then press stop again, then pull it out and flip it over again... That's all we had but we liked it that way!! Harrumph!! Kids these days and their newfangled "compact discs."
My kids would say, "what's a compact disc?"
 

mad dog

helnonmonkspankron assistant to the assistant pao
pilot
Contributor
Did anyone have the much less popular Watchman? Tiny 2 inch or some such screen, extendable antennae, the size of a walkie talkie, moderately worthless. But in hindsight, hilarious!
Yeah...pretty worthless from what I heard...I never had one...but I remember some dude in my college dorm commenting that they weren’t too good for watching porno. :D
 

707guy

"You can't make this shit up..."
First "PC" I used in the Nav was an IBM that had the operating system on one 8" floppy and files on another...
 

HAL Pilot

Well-Known Member
None
Contributor
First "PC" I used in the Nav was an IBM that had the operating system on one 8" floppy and files on another...
Yeah, we had 1 or 2 of those new word processor thingees in Admin with all the typewriters when I joined VP-46 in 1984. Still running the flight schedule and POD off on a mimeograph.

Those rotary dial phones were a pain in the ass too, especially when trying to get an autovon (DSN) line.
 
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