Old tech you still use and why?

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Heard a good discussion on this while travelling the open road.




What "old" tech do you still use to this day and why?

previous gen  cell phones don't count.


Me: I still have my collection of old console from  NES up because I want to make a nerd shelf with them and there are still fun party games to play with friends.  I still have a MP3 player for listening to music while at the gym or doing work around my domain.


 
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Hmm...
The only thing I can think of is my 3DS. I modded it for loading Pokemon Rom hacks onto it and it's pretty old. The rest of my stuff is pretty new or at least "not old".


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Ah yes the OG Xbox, back when Halo was "that game", I still play Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga on the good ol' Nintendo Wii or Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon my Nintendo 3DS.


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Previous gen phones don't count, but my phone is a Samsung S8. That's like 6 generations ago.

Last year I bought a mirrorless camera, but before that my most modern camera I had was from 1982. Even now I use old adapted lenses on the mirrorless, the earliest is from 1964. I also have a few film cameras I use dating from 1958 to the mid 70's.

Are wired headphones 'old tech' now? I have a few pairs I use because Bluetooth drains batteries and I hate the idea of tiny wireless earbuds I can lose or forget to charge.

I watch youtube on my PS4 using a plasma TV I got for free. Y'know the type, a 'flatscreen' that is still using glass as the screen and was 'flat' because it was thinner than the previous Electron-Tube Boxy television sets. The height of technology in 2005...
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I watch youtube on my PS4 using a plasma TV I got for free. Y'know the type, a 'flatscreen' that is still using glass as the screen and was 'flat' because it was thinner than the previous Electron-Tube Boxy television sets. The height of technology in 2005...
If I remember correctly they competed with LCD flag screens at the time, LCD won the battle because images were known to burn into the screen creating a ghost / silhouette effect?

Thus production of plasma TV's ceased no later than 2007?

Either way my poor ass couldn't afford neither at the time and I would finally end owning my first flat screen in early 2008.


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hmm honestly i dont really use old stuff, i usually have modern stuff

though i guess i wash dishes by hand even though i have an automatic dish washer thingy. does that count lol


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The only thing I can think of is my 3DS. I modded it for loading Pokemon Rom hacks onto it and it's pretty old. The rest of my stuff is pretty new or at least "not old".
  I still have my Gameboy Advance. 


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Ah yes the OG Xbox, back when Halo was "that game", I still play Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga on the good ol' Nintendo Wii or Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon my Nintendo 3DS.
I think gaming peaked in 2012.. It just hasen't been the same.  A few gems have come out


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Previous gen phones don't count, but my phone is a Samsung S8. That's like 6 generations ago.

Last year I bought a mirrorless camera, but before that my most modern camera I had was from 1982. Even now I use old adapted lenses on the mirrorless, the earliest is from 1964. I also have a few film cameras I use dating from 1958 to the mid 70's.

Are wired headphones 'old tech' now? I have a few pairs I use because Bluetooth drains batteries and I hate the idea of tiny wireless earbuds I can lose or forget to charge.

I watch youtube on my PS4 using a plasma TV I got for free. Y'know the type, a 'flatscreen' that is still using glass as the screen and was 'flat' because it was thinner than the previous Electron-Tube Boxy television sets. The height of technology in 2005...
       Your Samsung S8 does count.  I was talking more about Iphones.  I still have a few pairs of wired headphones.


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I think gaming peaked in 2012.. It just hasen't been the same.  A few gems have come out
2012 was lit! I belong to the 1% who rates Halo 4 > Halo 3.

For me gaming peaked in 2016 with the release of Battlefield 1.


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I think gaming peaked in 2012.. It just hasen't been the same.  A few gems have come out
2012 was lit! I belong to the 1% who rates Halo 4 > Halo 3.

For me gaming peaked in 2016 with the release of Battlefield 1.
   When I first played H4 I was optimistic.  I agreed with a few changes 343 made but also disliked what they did to others.  I liked certain parts of the story and hated others.  I replayed it recently on MCC with a PC and unfortunately  the port fucked up the lighting but all in all Halo 4 wasn't bad. 


 
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Every once in a while I'll plug in my PS2 and play San Andreas, aka the best version of the game


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Every once in a while I'll plug in my PS2 and play San Andreas, aka the best version of the game
All you had to do was follow the damn humans, Arbiter!


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
Every once in a while I'll plug in my PS2 and play San Andreas, aka the best version of the game
All you had to do was follow the damn humans, Arbiter!
"YOU CAME TO THE WRONG CONTROL CENTER, FOOL!"

- Arbiter encountering Tartarus in The Great Journey


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