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for at last 10 years.
Tell me why I should click on that link.
"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape"
i then had an 'Alba' CD player whic used to jump if i walked or even went on a bus!
kids are spoilt these day!
wasnt like that back in the good old days!! Yeh for ipods tho! :D Sound quality on anything else would drive me insane these days
although a lot does depend on the bitrate of the music file.
no jumping no fuzz.
Presumably showing him a record player would make his brain explode.
I kept on getting distracted by the fact that his head is really wide.
Looking at the photo, he must get it from his dad, 'cos his mum is pretty normal looking.
optical illusions etc
I used to think this too.
YEAH YOU'D THINK THAT WOULDN'T YOU.
Despite being so, apparently, articulate, this kid is fucking idiot.
it's supposedly a kid... so a fucking idiot...
2) I'm only five years older than him but reading that still made me feel ancient
It's not as if the 1st generation iPod was actually much smaller than the 1st generation Walkam
I'm not alluding to some sort of cheap knock-off
I look forward to next week's in depth analysis of the sandwich. IT'S LIKE A PANINI, BUT IT'S A BIT MORE OPEN AND SOMETIMES FOOD CAN FALL OUT.
even I didn't use that then, and i was even more obnoxious than i am now
Perhaps he ate a thesaurus.
I'll give you that.
when we'll get articles about kids getting to grips with ICQ, lycos and faceparty.
"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape." - okay NOW I feel old.
I bought it fairly recently (well, comparatively, in that 2000 is more recent than 1985) so it was like I was buying an item at the peak of its evolutionary cycle. It was only just bigger than the tape! The tape was the only thing keeping it big!
I wanted to say that I'm like one of those people who holds off on buying something until the very best version of it is available, by which time something blatantly better has come along. but then I don't know who 'those people' are.
I fancy his Mum a bit
to undergo the process of popping that kid's giant head out of her
you just made say "boom boom" to an empty room
I now have an image of his head emerging fully formed from her distended womb, looking around at his surroundings and saying, “not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing.”
I hope you do too, now.
his dull cow eyes surveying the room from beneath a film of glistening mucus
but there was interest in what the thing was and how it worked.
I had one like that, too. It had some kind of 'intelligent seek' system, which meant you could press fast-forward and it would stop itself when it found a gap. It was so awesome.
Then it broke. Like everything made by Sony eventually (read: within 6 months) does.
It was even SPLASH PROOF.
I thought it was broken for ages. I couldn't fathom that it was in fact trying to find the gaps. I don't think this is it, but it isn't far off:
My sister had this beast:
And we also had a stupid yellow one that had a big stupid porthole thing going on. It was stupid. My mum still uses it now.
that guy is respectable compared to this thing. It looked like it could withstand a small thermonuclear blast. In the upcoming film version of The Road there is a new sequence where the dad finds one and gives it to the boy.
"it's for you, a treat"
"is it good"
listening to the tape, the boy hears the gentle intro to Africa by Toto
i don't really see anything wrong with it. the sound isn't brilliant, but when you're on a noisey bus that doesn't really matter.
So he's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing choice of son. If I was browsing in a shop maybe I would have chosen something else.
From a practical point of view, Scott is rather cumbersome, and it is certainly not pocket-sized, unless you have VERY large pockets. He comes with a handy belt clip screwed on to the back, yet the size of the head alone is enough to haul down a low-flying aircraft.
When we were walking down the street or going into shops, I got strange looks, a mixture of surprise and curiosity, that made me a little embarrassed.
As we boarded the school bus, where I live in Aberdeenshire, he was greeted with laughter. One boy said: "How big is your head!?" Another said: "MASSIVE HEAD" Yet another one quipped: "That would be hard to lose."
but then I realised that there’s no way his body could be likened to a toothpick.
and taking my sony walkmen with my cassette of Live At the Witch Trials on a school trip, with a patch on my bag that said BIN YR IPOD. I was so gay :(
I can't believe I posted that. I was being so gay, yesterday.
For the radio function, admittedly, but you can still open it and put a cassette inside.
why does my mp3 player lack AM radio, the twat
I don't think there's anything I can add.
Why has this kids face been spread, like smudged around the eye area? Is this what IPOD RADIATION does to kids? Scary.
+ no kids say plethora.
"Another notable feature that the iPod has and the Walkman doesn't is "shuffle", where the player selects random tracks to play. Its a function that, on the face of it, the Walkman lacks. But I managed to create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down "rewind" and releasing it randomly - effective, if a little laboured."
Why should anybody be recognized for using the rewind function?
If you wanted to rewind, you had to flip the tape, fast-forward, then flip it back and see where you were. This kid DOESN'T KNOW HE'S BORN.
Absolute cod shit.
Incredible. Also, yes, a thirteen-year-old definitely could have written this. Twats.
or is it this sites influence at play?
people speak differently. this phenomenon is called 'accents'
I was always familiar with it, but my usage of it was probably upped by DiS.
i used to love holding down the turny bits in the player to slow it down.but then this wonder of machinery came about called the talkboy http://www.dustygizmos.com/images/Widgetweek/talkboy.jpg and my life changed forever