Re: I always used to scoff
Now where's my ACDC playlist...
11 posts • joined 18 May 2016
"The only advantage to this new vinyl craze? Younger people may start to appreciate listening to an entire album instead of individual tracks as tends to be done in the MP3/Digital Streaming era."
I may not be young,(younger than some?) but I have a terrible habit of listening to part of a song and then clicking to the next one, drives everyone including myself nuts. Its not just audio, am I the only one who can surf Netflix for an hour without watching a show? Anyway...
I have a room for my records and system with no remote; record goes on, I sit patiently on my sofa while my remote button pressing trigger finger twitches until the side is done, but I actually listen to the music. I have found songs I love that I would not otherwise have found on my media server with my twitchy remote finger.
Maybe, at least to me, it is more like reading a book than watching a movie, you get the full story.
Can you imagine only hearing The Wall Part 2 and Comfortably Numb vs listening to the entire Wall album it would be kind of weak.
Old synthesizers may be able to absorb some of your old SCSI kit
One of my regularly used synthesizers is a Kurzweil K2000 circa mid 90's that has a floppy drive built in to read some of the sound banks and to store sequences (I think). It also has a narrow SCSI port on the back so you can attach a hard drive to it or maybe even a zip drive.
I have others that take older memory cards (come to think of it, camera folks may be interested in those too).
I think the problem with the SCSI stuff is that your mind says "I know I paid $200 for that damn six device cable back in the day so it must still be worth something to someone somewhere."
I had a bucket of BNC T connectors on my desk at work a few years ago so I made a giant T-Rex out of them, maybe we can turn our junk into modern art.
Other than a stack of old useless PC's and about 10 paper boxes full of miscellaneous cables and cards my collection includes;
- Commodore 64, 1702 monitor, 2 x1541 drives, a hundred 5 1/4 disks of games and a dataset; come to think of it I have a 128 as well. Both of these would make good retro synthesizers...if I ever dig them out and set them up.
- a Tandy Intellivision knock off
- an original Atari
- my 486dx2 and the 14" CRT that came with it
- Original NES
- boxes of vacuum tubes, and not the good useful amplifier kind either...
- Install disks for Windows 3.1 through to Windows 10..I think I liked 3.1 better
- Dozens of hard drives from 300MB on up...I will eventually harvest the magnets and toss these thinking I am not wasting them by taking out a useful part at least.
- many many old IT books from programming assembler on said Commodore to TCP/IP for Dummies (like me apparently), to Metaframe Xp and Windows Xp (maybe I can heat my house with these?)
- Original boxes for many of these things, just to make sure they take up even more space
- Video game boxes for PC, most of the games I have on Steam now and do not need the boxes or the media, but I keep them just in case...you know....umm...REASONS!
I won't tell you about the old/useless car parts I have in the garage...that is a much longer list, though keeping several Haynes manuals for modern vehicles such the Pontiac Fiero or Dodge Omni are sure to come in handy some day....right?
What kind of lunatic believes the earth is flat in this day and age? You have to be a special kind of stupid.
These people should go back to their shacks in the woods and let their foolish theory die like it should have five hundred years ago.
Now, you have to think what the real reason is that they don't want to go to the moon.
I will tell you that reason.
As any intelligent person with a lick of common sense should know; it is the moon that is FLAT and they don't want to have to hide that fact if they send lots of people there.
Think about it, when you look at the moon its always the same; same craters, same hills same dirt, same moon buggy; It doesn't rotate because it is FLAT FLAT FLAT. It makes perfect sense.
Join the Flat Mooner Legion and spread the word by using our universally recognized sign; a naked buttocks firmly pressed up against a window .
Flat Mooner's unite!
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