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Sep. 19th, 2004

04:14 pm - Amusing picture

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Current Music: Yello - On The Run

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From:lunasoleil
Date:September 19th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, Dale says that's it's 3 control panels for a submarine (he used to be in the Navy). Did they think we were all gonna be underwater? :)
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From:alisgray
Date:September 19th, 2004 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I'd love to have some more information on that pic.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
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So would I. :-) I will tell you that the original source of the link was http://users.net1plus.com/scottm/HomeComputer.jpg. You could try going to http://users.net1plus.com/scottm/ and possibly emailing the guy and asking him about it.

I'm also curious as to how you discovered this post, since I'm not on your friends list. :-)

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From:alisgray
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)
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you will notice, however, that we have more than two friends in common! it's not terribly uncommon for me to look over my friends/friends page. it is more uncommon for me to comment, however.

I actually dropped a note to snopes.com -- if you do as well (with the address) maybe they'll actuall find out for us.
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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 19th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 19th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I'm using the Coral content distribution network, which is sort of experimental right now. It should work. You can try reloading the page a few times, or you can try visiting this link if that doesn't work...

http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper/lj-images/HomeComputer.jpg

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
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It's 1954. What are these video games of which you speak?

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From:seattlejo
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)

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I so want a "captains wheel" on my computer!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
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What would it do? :-)

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From:seattlejo
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I dont care, it just looks cool! Maybe be the volume?
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 19th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps it could be an Eddy-o-meter, determine just how annoyingly cheerful your computer is. :-)

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From:accozzaglia
Date:September 20th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 20th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
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*chuckle*

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From:stonemonkey
Date:September 22nd, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)

yumm

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That teletype printer is awesome....Empire maps and census reports would look quite nice. Is it me or does the keyboard look a little too wide to type with? Maybe they expected humans to get a lot bigger by 2004...

As for the steering wheel, it would not surprise me if that was used to turn power on and off. I have a working ancient radio and the transformer weighs about 20 pounds (and I think it draws serious juice). I bet the power comsumption on this thing is amazing. The internal switch on the thing probably looks like a gold ingot.
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