Society & Culture Things that Make You Feel Old

Cruyff14

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Old people love CDs. My old man has gone records, cassettes, CDs in his lifetime and never had any difficulty with the change of format.

Digital media is different though, there's nothing physical you can touch. I don't think people older than 60 trust it.
My dad is exactly the same, he's 67. Still has his vinyls - about 300 - and a lot of his cassettes. He loves the CDs though.

Thought about introducing him to Spotify but I reckon he'd struggle to grasp it.
 

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Won't belong before discs are obsolete. CDs were launched in the early 80s and were the primary medium from probably the mid to late 80s through until the early 2000s. DVDs came out in the late 90s and replaced VHS pretty quickly. Blu-ray has been out for 13 years now and annual disc sales have halved over the last 5 years globally. Other than console games (which you can download also) I don't know of anyone that buys discs for anything. The format may have further improvement in it but portable media is dying fast as a concept. The idea of putting something into a machine to listen to or watch on the screen will be something people won't be familiar with before long.

My tech memories of the late 80s and early 90s was CD players and microwave ovens. Those were the things that were common enough but not everyone had. Now you can get a microwave for about $60 and CD players like CRT monitors end up in landfill.
Another reason this country wants to force everyone in to cities.

Wireless media just ain't practical out here. I temporarily lose internet connection for short periods of time almost nightly.

I think it's regressive technology.


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At the end of everything some people don't wanna work - they want the machines to do the work for them. Buy a piece of plastic, put it in a machine, press play. Still infinitely more convenient to me than playing digital media. Having to go to a site, subscribe, wait for it to load, select, pray there's good enough signal, etc.

There's the middle ground of simply downloading or having it already stored, but 90% of my media that is that comes from ripping the physical.

There's talk video gaming is at the end of physical times, from games to consoles, everything is going digital or consoles bridging the gap to PC. It just isn't possible in a country that lacks proper infrastructure and it will kill many aspects of the industry.


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So my colonoscopy is tomorrow.
Been on restricted diet last two days and now fluids only since lunchtime.
Have my (split dose) drink in an hour and again at 7am.
My toilet and I have a date tonight!
All the best

Just think about the Suns to make things pass easier
 

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crowmyzone

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So my colonoscopy is tomorrow.
Been on restricted diet last two days and now fluids only since lunchtime.
Have my (split dose) drink in an hour and again at 7am.
My toilet and I have a date tonight!
Went down that path two weeks ago actually.
You wouldn't think so much water could come out of one bum eh?
The headache was a cracker too. They found 14 polyps and took 'em out while they were in there filming. :sick:
 

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Went down that path two weeks ago actually.
You wouldn't think so much water could come out of one bum eh?
The headache was a cracker too. They found 14 polyps and took 'em out while they were in there filming. :sick:
Had my third one last month. I had four polyps removed, one precancerous in 2014. The second in 2016 was all clear. Last month just had one polyp removed. I had to stay in hospital overnight prior, to be on a drip since my cardiologist was worried about dehydrationg during the cleanout. I also had to be specially monitored because of my illness with hypotension. I loved the pics of my colon. They were on postcard sized cards. I was going to send one to my brother showing him the beauty of Australia. :p

Tomorrow I have an eye appointment prior to having a cataract removed. It's on the same eye as my glaucoma. It sucks getting old, but the alternative is worse at this stage.
 

edgie

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Not sure that successful actor that died of cancer at age 75, some 24 years after he was diagnosed, counts as a ‘tragic’ death.
It was worse when 96 year old Stan Lee died and geeks everywhere 'just couldn't deal'.

(I also question how many of these people would have had a clue who he was before the movies got mainstream)
 

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I still think of 1970s cars as being the sort of thing that poor students buy before they conk out and die.

In reality poor students really buy cheap cars from the 90s and 00s and cars from the 70s are bought and sold only by motoring enthusiasts.
 

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I turn 46 in a couple of weeks and I've no idea how that happened. My folks had two allegedly adult sons when they were my age and were about to get divorced.
 

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I turn 46 in a couple of weeks and I've no idea how that happened. My folks had two allegedly adult sons when they were my age and were about to get divorced.
I'm 52 with 3 adult children and about to be divorced.
I have taken a MLC year off work and are currently holidaying with my girlfriend in Cyprus.
Life does get better with age.
 
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