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User Info: Blue_Thunder

Blue_Thunder
2 months ago#61
Retrowire posted...
Middle School.

Witnessed a girl try to click and drag a loading bar to speed up the loading process.

Then at the end of class, when we were all getting ready to leave...

She was clicking back, back, back on her browser over and over again.

I asked, "What are you going back for?"

She answered, "I'm putting it back to where it was."

She thought she had to literally rewind the internet.

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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
2 months ago#62
I wish I could rewind the internet. I miss compuserve.
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
2 months ago#63
darkmaian23 posted...
What? I used to buy used games all the time, and I would have sworn I'd seen it all: funky unidentifiable smell, signs of someone sawing into a cartridge, weird drawings all over the cartridge, homemade instruction manuals with made up nonsense to increase the price, save files with offensive names and no progress made to troll. But never in my entire life have I seen or heard of anyone having a relative piss on their game console and cartridges. Did that really happen?


Yes.
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User Info: Madmicky933

Madmicky933
2 months ago#64
Blue_Thunder posted...
Retrowire posted...
Middle School.

Witnessed a girl try to click and drag a loading bar to speed up the loading process.

Then at the end of class, when we were all getting ready to leave...

She was clicking back, back, back on her browser over and over again.

I asked, "What are you going back for?"

She answered, "I'm putting it back to where it was."

She thought she had to literally rewind the internet.

Best post.
Karma... Is a powerful force..

User Info: jay2101

jay2101
2 months ago#65
nominturddaddy posted...
darkmaian23 posted...
What? I used to buy used games all the time, and I would have sworn I'd seen it all: funky unidentifiable smell, signs of someone sawing into a cartridge, weird drawings all over the cartridge, homemade instruction manuals with made up nonsense to increase the price, save files with offensive names and no progress made to troll. But never in my entire life have I seen or heard of anyone having a relative piss on their game console and cartridges. Did that really happen?


Yes.


Some of the Sega Genesis games I bought from this guy at the flea market stank of piss. More people pissed in cartridges in the old days. This one kid I went to school with washed out his Nintendo cartridges after he bought them used and the damn things still worked.

User Info: Madmicky933

Madmicky933
2 months ago#66
jay2101 posted...
nominturddaddy posted...
darkmaian23 posted...
What? I used to buy used games all the time, and I would have sworn I'd seen it all: funky unidentifiable smell, signs of someone sawing into a cartridge, weird drawings all over the cartridge, homemade instruction manuals with made up nonsense to increase the price, save files with offensive names and no progress made to troll. But never in my entire life have I seen or heard of anyone having a relative piss on their game console and cartridges. Did that really happen?


Yes.


Some of the Sega Genesis games I bought from this guy at the flea market stank of piss. More people pissed in cartridges in the old days. This one kid I went to school with washed out his Nintendo cartridges after he bought them used and the damn things still worked.

First of all, what the heck? Why were people peeing in them? And second, man they were durable O.o
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#67
Remember when people were so clueless about computers that they would buy a monitor, mouse, and keyboard but no actual computer to plug them into, and complain that their "computer" won't boot?

My mom used to be like that. Nowadays she sticks to laptops and tablets.
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User Info: Interfusor

Interfusor
2 months ago#68
HeliosMagi posted...
Remember when people were so clueless about computers that they would buy a monitor, mouse, and keyboard but no actual computer to plug them into, and complain that their "computer" won't boot?

My mom used to be like that. Nowadays she sticks to laptops and tablets.

I could see people making that mistake because Macintoshes often had the computer and the monitor combined. iMac is a newer, but not new, example.
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User Info: rexbaner2

rexbaner2
2 months ago#69
I wonder if many of you even deal with non techys...

I find helping people with no technical experience or knowledge is 1000x easier than dealing with an idiot that does have some. None technical back ground people tend to sit and do as their told while dummy techs will argue
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User Info: Fiyun

Fiyun
2 months ago#70
Retrowire posted...
Middle School.

Witnessed a girl try to click and drag a loading bar to speed up the loading process.

Then at the end of class, when we were all getting ready to leave...

She was clicking back, back, back on her browser over and over again.

I asked, "What are you going back for?"

She answered, "I'm putting it back to where it was."

She thought she had to literally rewind the internet.


@Retrowire

I have to ask to see if I can spin some 'logic' into it...

Was this during the VHS-era, or during when DVD fully replaced it?
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