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Seeing the nostalgia thread made me start thinking about the things I'm glad have changed or disappeared... so here are some of mine for starters
  • shiny toilet paper as standard - only any good for smearing
  • socks with darned heels
  • bike lights with massive batteries that only lasted a couple of rides and were rubbish anyway
  • film cameras that you might just squeeze 27 photos out of and you had to wait for the film to be developed and it cost a fortune, and half the photos were rubbish anyway
  • classical LPs that had scratches already when you bought them new
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 51,817 Lives Here
    CBeebies
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 3,717
    Is CBeebies no more?

    Miss that, I remember...
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 904
    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,640
    Having to ask other people in the office to not use the phone because you needed to send an email.

    Changing the roll of film in the fax machine.

    Rusty cars

    Terrapin classrooms with no heating system.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 3,717
    Old bands that haven’t moved on.

    I am a middle aged bloke who went to festivals when he was younger and has re-started going with teenage daughter over last few years.

    Some acts of my era have continued to make new music and move on, these can be worth watching.

    However, there are typically bands from my era at a festival who are just re-hashing the music of that era. Zero interest in them at all. It just looks like middle aged men trying to recapture something. Both on the stage and in the crowd.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,563
    johngti said:

    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢


    Noo, love it! :p
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,563
    I think that the only food I never could stand was the lumpy blancmange with skin they did with my school lunches. No idea if it's still on the menu...
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,262

    I think that the only food I never could stand was the lumpy blancmange with skin they did with my school lunches. No idea if it's still on the menu...

    Was that Living on the Ceiling? Oh, sorry, wrong Blancmange.
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 904

    johngti said:

    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢


    Noo, love it! :p
    I didn’t mind the bacon or the gravy but the liver was a massive lump of calf liver cooked to a fantastically leathery consistency. No thank you!!

    Used to love a bit of blancmange though 👍

  • johngti said:

    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢

    Never tried (heard of) that one, now fried liver and black pudding, scummy!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,208
    morstar said:

    Is CBeebies no more?

    Miss that, I remember...

    It's its own dedicated channel. We watch a lot
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,563
    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢


    Noo, love it! :p
    I didn’t mind the bacon or the gravy but the liver was a massive lump of calf liver cooked to a fantastically leathery consistency. No thank you!!

    Used to love a bit of blancmange though 👍


    Ah, probably where Mum had middle class aspirations, as we always had lambs' liver. But any overcooked liver is yuck, I'll grant you that.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,208
    johngti said:

    Stewed liver and bacon. We were made to have that once a week when we were kids. 🤢

    Not at home, but it was a regular school dinner at primary school.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • ProssPross Posts: 24,960
    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,563
    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.


    Oh yes, that reminds me: having to transpose trumpet parts by hand on manuscript paper.

    Music notation programs are awesome :)
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,328
    Being older
  • pinkbikinipinkbikini Posts: 441
    TippEx
  • Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    A few revisions and you'd have to be careful not to go right through the paper!

    And dyeline printers!
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,262
    Slide rules
    Mechanical calculating machines
    Studying mathematics
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,799
    edited 9 January

    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    A few revisions and you'd have to be careful not to go right through the paper!

    And dyeline printers!
    Paper? You were doing it wrong.
    Still got all my pens and instruments. The Casio calculator is still in use 40 years later.

    PS - did any of the printers at yours still have all 10 fingers? 😱
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 24,960

    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    A few revisions and you'd have to be careful not to go right through the paper!

    And dyeline printers!
    Plus the ink would get into the scratches and spread.
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,328
    Coopster
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,208
    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    I did work experience when I was 15 at WSP and had to do layout drawings with Rotring pens. I bumped into the supervising engineer about 10 years later and he told me they used those drawings for years (they were for Westminster Central Hall).
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,640
    Those ridiculous drawing chests that hung everything vertically and when opened would pin you to the wall with the weight of a few hundred sheets of mylar.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,130
    Ford cars taking ten mins to start on a cold damp morning, if nothing else batteries have got worse.

    Going to the scrapyard to buy car parts, climbing over piled up cars with a spanner.
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,009
    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Doing all my drawing work using Rotring pens, having to clean the nibs and make corrections by scratching off the ink with a razor blade.

    I did work experience when I was 15 at WSP and had to do layout drawings with Rotring pens. I bumped into the supervising engineer about 10 years later and he told me they used those drawings for years (they were for Westminster Central Hall).

    I kind of miss drawing with a Rotring (and even miss a 2H). Scratching and cleaning the nibs was right pain though.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,563
    Oh, talking of old technology, forgetting to turn the TV on five minutes before the programme you wanted to watch, and missing the start of the programme.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,799

    Ford cars taking ten mins to start on a cold damp morning, if nothing else batteries have got worse.

    Going to the scrapyard to buy car parts, climbing over piled up cars with a spanner.

    "Yeah, just the air filter box. Honest Guv." 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • ProssPross Posts: 24,960
    rjsterry said:

    Those ridiculous drawing chests that hung everything vertically and when opened would pin you to the wall with the weight of a few hundred sheets of mylar.

    Before catching your fingers in the hooks when closing it or the loops of the hanging tape sliding off and not getting put back on properly.
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