What do you use that is "Outdated"

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    Jan 06, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    What do you use that is "Outdated"

    Over Christmas my family brought out the tall candles and glass hurricanes to go around them. When it was time to extinguish the candles I got the candle snuffer that we have out on the book shelf. My brother's fiancé asked what it was and I showed her how to use it.

    Anyone else find themselves using things that are considered outdated or old fashion?
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    I still get out my sterling cracker holder and tongs. I have calling cards as opposed to business cards.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    my body
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    My blackberry! They have some catching up to do!
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Oh, geez. Half of the farm equipment around here was originally designed to be pulled by horses. Although none of that stuff has actually been used since I started college. Of the stuff I actually use... I've got some nice hand saws that have been in the family for generations. And a couple of misery whips that work great, but it takes two people to use them. My kerosene lamps (the power does go out from time to time here) were made in the 1920's and still work just fine. My watch (which has been replaced by the iPhone) was made in 1910.

    I'm sure there are tons of other things that just don't occur to me because they seem normal. Oh, my electron microscope runs on vacuum tubes. And I'm still using a couple of old gas chromatographs that print out on chart paper. (The more "modern" ones run on windows 98 icon_rolleyes.gif )
  • a303guy

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    Jan 07, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    my 1973 Gremlin., At least once a month, I actually drive it to work, just so I can say it still serves a purpose.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    An iPhone 4
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    Oh yer but I love my seemingly old fashioned things, that to some seem out dated, but they are not to I. But I am not blinded by the fact that everything new and seemingly progressive is and has been good for us either.
  • dancedancekj

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    Jan 07, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    A leather couch that is older than I am, inherited from my parents. It's comfy as hell though.
  • UIUC1978

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    Jan 07, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Umm... Still use my VCR, my desktop computer still works (barely) with Win98se, (I have a laptop that I use most of the time that is 5 years old now.) My waterbed is the same one I had in high school 35 yrs ago. I have an OLD sewing machine from my great grandmother, that you have to pedal to get it to sew... and it still works perfectly. The 2nd deep freeze in the garage was built in 1966. I just see no reason to replace something until it falls completely apart.
  • nomadfornow

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    Jan 07, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    My records and record player. No matter what technologies may come and go, I will never part with my vinyl... nothing compares to it.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    nomadfornow saidMy records and record player. No matter what technologies may come and go, I will never part with my vinyl... nothing compares to it.


    I have 100's of records too, just nothing to play them on.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    my year 2006 samsung phone, my truck, the video games i play are kinda of out dated.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidA leather couch that is older than I am, inherited from my parents. It's comfy as hell though.


    "Sit back down on the couch where we
    Made love the first time and you said to me

    Something, something about this place
    Something 'bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
    Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
    Yeah something about, baby, you and I"

    Ahhh! A possible memento of the very place from the very moment you were conceived! Have you previously thought of that?
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    Super Nintendo!

    Super Mario World and Mario All Stars never go out of style.
  • dcmacguy

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    Jan 07, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Hmm. I carry a small pocketknife.

    I don't know if I would call it outdated, but it seems like more and more guys my generation or earlier don't - and a small Swiss Army is amazingly useful day to day.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    pencils. Not the instant lead kind either the kind you have to sharpen.
  • bishop65

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    Jan 07, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    I still use my turntable and stereo system.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    One of my computers I have is from my university days: P3-450 with a 15-inch CRT monitor. I still use it the odd time. I just can't part with it yet.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    Larkin saidSuper Nintendo!

    Super Mario World and Mario All Stars never go out of style.


    Exactly that will never be outdated since it is still amazing! Also A Link to the Past and Jurassic Park!!

    I want to come over and play so bad!
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    dcmacguy saidHmm. I carry a small pocketknife.

    I don't know if I would call it outdated, but it seems like more and more guys my generation or earlier don't - and a small Swiss Army is amazingly useful day to day.


    As nerdy as it is, I carry a Swiss Army Knife in a little holster on my belt. I use it every day!icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
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    I collect guns. My prize piece is a blunderbuss used in the American Civil War. It's date of manufacture is 1827.

    It still works.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Manners and respect.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Western Electric Trimline dial phone. I hate new desk phones, you grab the receiver to answer it and the base falls off the desk because it's too damn light.

    We have one TV from the 1950s that will work but we don't fire it up too often.

    Also a parlor organ from the 1800s that you have to pedal to play. It also still works but needs some TLC.

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    Jan 07, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 saidManners and respect.


    Nice!icon_biggrin.gif