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Post by JezC » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:17 pm

exxos wrote:
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Plus I still play UT2004 :lol:
My 15 year old son is using the unreal engine for some 3d animation (he wants to write games as a job :lol: )...and knew about UT GOTY edition etc on the back of that, so maybe we can't use UT2004 as an example? :shrug:

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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 pm

JezC wrote:
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My 15 year old son is using the unreal engine for some 3d animation (he wants to write games as a job :lol: )...and knew about UT GOTY edition etc on the back of that, so maybe we can't use UT2004 as an example? :shrug:
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Post by PaulJ » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:06 am

Well maybe this search light could be interesting.
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Used a lot of 150 meg tapes.
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And of course 8mm tapes. What are the chances any of this is still readable. :cry:

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Post by stween » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:11 am

PaulJ wrote:
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And of course 8mm tapes. What are the chances any of this is still readable. :cry:
I can smell this picture.

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Post by Icky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am

I remember showing my daughter a dial landline telephone as we have one for nostalgia purposes and when I explained to her how to use it she just replied with “that’s stupid why would you go through all that when you can just press a button” :)

It made me realise that from her logic it didn’t register that they had to move to push button by switching from pulse to tone dialling. Thus upgrading a lot of the whole telecom infrastructure to achieve this change.

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Post by philbo34 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:26 am

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Post by stephen_usher » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Icky wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am
I remember showing my daughter a dial landline telephone as we have one for nostalgia purposes and when I explained to her how to use it she just replied with “that’s stupid why would you go through all that when you can just press a button” :)

It made me realise that from her logic it didn’t register that they had to move to push button by switching from pulse to tone dialling. Thus upgrading a lot of the whole telecom infrastructure to achieve this change.
Actually, the first generation of push button phones in the UK didn't use tone dialing. The buttons triggered a set of pulse loop disconnects instead. It wasn't until the early/mid 90s that tone dialing was ubiquitous.
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