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#4536931 - 09/14/20 10:01 AM Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now  
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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#4536934 - 09/14/20 11:07 AM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I'm not sure losing the door-to-door salesmen was a bad thing. I get people coming by still trying to sell me solar and stuff, and it's kind of annoying to have a pushy sales team standing at my door.

It did make me think of this, though:
https://youtu.be/ywibBYucL5U


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#4536936 - 09/14/20 11:12 AM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I watched most of the video and quite frankly it's just the typical sappy nostalgia that I've seen many times in other videos.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4536938 - 09/14/20 11:24 AM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
I'm not sure losing the door-to-door salesmen was a bad thing. I get people coming by still trying to sell me solar and stuff, and it's kind of annoying to have a pushy sales team standing at my door.

It did make me think of this, though:
https://youtu.be/ywibBYucL5U



Not just the door to door sales people but also the Mormons and Jehovas Witnesses. I'm glad those are gone.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4536943 - 09/14/20 12:14 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Library on wheels? Wow!

#4536945 - 09/14/20 12:20 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Library on wheels? Wow!



I'm going to one next week that serves our area. I assume that's not a common thing in the US?

In answer to the OP's question... 'common sense'.


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#4536947 - 09/14/20 12:27 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky

. I assume that's not a common thing in the US?

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I have never seen one in my entire life. Heck, it's been years now since I even stepped inside a public library (not counting going there to vote).


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4536951 - 09/14/20 12:34 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I watched most of the video and quite frankly it's just the typical sappy nostalgia that I've seen many times in other videos.

Agreed

I do miss how cars used to look though, both in curves and in colors.

#4536953 - 09/14/20 12:36 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I haven't been inside a libary since colelge.

Look! Kids pretending to be Dave Crockett and playing with guns and fighting indians.


#4536954 - 09/14/20 12:54 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Coca cola and 7 up for babies. Cockroaches racing. Cocaine toothache pill. Whisky toothpaste. Dentist recommended cigarettes and several ads that today's women will find degrading and sexist and that's just in the first 5 minutes.






#4536960 - 09/14/20 01:41 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I haven't been inside a libary since colelge.




Really? I'd never have guessed.

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#4536970 - 09/14/20 02:46 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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"Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now..."

- Laptops with access panels and easily replaceable batteries.
- Guitar gods.
- My metabolism.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4536972 - 09/14/20 02:53 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG

- Laptops with access panels and easily replaceable batteries.
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That's the trade-off you end up with when consumers want the thinnest and lightest laptop possible!

As for "guitar gods", who would be the most recent one? I can't think of anyone who came after Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai or Stevie Ray Vaughn.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4536976 - 09/14/20 03:00 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer

Not just the door to door sales people but also the Mormons and Jehovas Witnesses.


Maybe in Florida. They knock on my door at least once a year.

#4536978 - 09/14/20 03:01 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I haven't been inside a libary since colelge.




Really? I'd never have guessed.



That's this messed up keyboard that sometimes types different things.

#4536984 - 09/14/20 04:01 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I haven't been inside a libary since colelge.




Really? I'd never have guessed.



That's this messed up keyboard that sometimes types different things.


I have one of those on my phone.


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#4537148 - 09/15/20 04:35 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Library on wheels? Wow!



I'm going to one next week that serves our area. I assume that's not a common thing in the US?

In answer to the OP's question... 'common sense'.

The mobile library kept coming to our village with little custom; what there was was due to our execrable internet provision. When it was eventually upgraded from 0.4 thingummiies up to the dizzying speed of 50 thingummies, (fibre to cabinet, aerial copper wire to consumer) no-one patronised it for months. It has gone now.
I haven't attended a library for years, what with books being so cheap now in comparison. And a nearby town's bookshop has a most excellent vast selection of aviation related used titles to satisfy my needs with plain paper bags to sneak a tome past my dear wife...."how many books on the Battle of Britain do you need? good grief it only lasted 4 months! You must have at least two books for every day of the duration!".



#4537149 - 09/15/20 04:36 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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LOL!!!! Thank you for that very entertaining post BD-123. I really do like your writing style.


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#4537157 - 09/15/20 05:59 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Library on wheels? Wow!



I'm going to one next week that serves our area. I assume that's not a common thing in the US?

In answer to the OP's question... 'common sense'.

The mobile library kept coming to our village with little custom; what there was was due to our execrable internet provision. When it was eventually upgraded from 0.4 thingummiies up to the dizzying speed of 50 thingummies, (fibre to cabinet, aerial copper wire to consumer) no-one patronised it for months. It has gone now.
I haven't attended a library for years, what with books being so cheap now in comparison. And a nearby town's bookshop has a most excellent vast selection of aviation related used titles to satisfy my needs with plain paper bags to sneak a tome past my dear wife...."how many books on the Battle of Britain do you need? good grief it only lasted 4 months! You must have at least two books for every day of the duration!".


Sounds exactly like me! thumbsup


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#4537165 - 09/15/20 06:20 PM Re: Remembering things that we took for granted but are mostly gone now [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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It's not just the UK where the internet sucks. Our only ISP in "town" ran their line to our neighborhood up a telephone pole then it dangled over the road just high enough so the school bus wouldn't take it out and wrapped it around a tree on the other side of the road. The line then ran down a hill and over a stream, across a 2 acre field that I have to mow and then over the surface of another small road to the line tap our houses are hooked to. When it snowed a tractor with a blade on it plowing the road cut the line. At one point we went without internet from early November to mid-March. It was also our TV provider too, so no TV. Talk about a possum trot holler hillbilly outfit. The kids whined a lot. The wife #%&*$# a lot. I drank a lot.

They have since improved the line immensely and the minimum is "up to" speed is 25mb. We got the "up to" package of 200mb but it rarely gets above 40. Still, its better than the dark ages we lived in. And for that I am thankful.


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