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TOPIC: Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past

Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 08 Nov 2018 21:27 #10887

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In the Last 20 Years Our Lives and the World have changed Completely; So What Fond Memorys have you from the "Good Old Days"
and What Do you Miss Most ?
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Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 08 Nov 2018 21:30 #10888

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I most Miss the Peace & Quite, No Mobile Phones, No Internet, When I went out of my Front Door No one could contact me. :)
And with no Landline phone at Home, If you wanted to get hold of me; you meet me in the Pub.
A much more Civilised way of Contact. B)
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Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 08 Nov 2018 23:45 #10890

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i miss pen and paper instead of these stupid electronic pads i miss paper pound notes i miss old school cars you could actually fix with your hands instead of these stupid electronics in every aspect of your car. I miss the good old days when the internet was unregulated I miss good star wars movies not like the trash we get today I miss coal fires and I miss photo albums its all digital now and it dosent have the same charm I miss record collections and mix tapes I miss hand written letters instead of these copy paste print jobs I miss smoking on buses and in pubs I miss good cocaine and ecstasy from the 90's i miss checkouts with actual people i miss when there was only 2 genders to learn and schools only needed two bathrooms i miss good comedy before it all become politically correct.
but I think most of all these days I miss a time before trump :angry:
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Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 02:32 #10893

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Only thing I miss is freedom from the DWP.

Other things are better now - internet, being able to interact with friends from all over the world. Live pause TV! The + channels making recording unnecessary most evenings.
Toads - Philip Larkin
Why should I let the toad work, Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off?
Six days of the week it soils,With its sickening poison -
Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion...
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Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 08:21 #10895

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Finnster, you mentioned some of the things I miss too like the pen and paper, photo albums, not being tied to a computer to be sure we don`t fall behind the times. It seems we are all held in a technical bubble now and if we refuse to be part of it, we are considered idiots or nt up to the job.

I miss using basic things like a razor for shaving the legs and underarms! I threw out an electric one I bought from Argos last year because it ran off batteries and was useless. This is the sort of thing I mean about if it dies, we replace it with another device. At least razor blades work and can also be recycled! Then there is the good old pad and pen rather than using a notepad or Calendar on a smartphone. Reading a newspaper in your hand and not online. Paying for my bus fare with MONEY and not contactless or an app!

Record collections and tapes! :lol: I had a great time when younger going into Woolworths (remember them?!!) and buying the latest chart singles and LP`s to play on my turntable. I watch music videos all online now but not half as much as I used to play vinyl. Just don`t seem to find the quality time these days.

And TV`s that didn`t have a remote control that requires a NASA scientist to work it!
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Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 13:08 #10907

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What i miss from the past.

"Thing I miss is freedom from the DWP." Me too! :evil:

  • Going to work and earning enough to buy food and clothes i actually like.
  • Run a car without having to do calculation as to if i can afford this weeks 10 mile round trip on fuel.
  • Pay into a pension.
  • Save some money
  • Take a holiday once a year.
  • Go out once a week.
  • Feed the cat.

  • The sound of the Milk Float.
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 15:00 #10910

    Hmm, where to start....?!?

    Firstly, I miss the days before we had "reality" television, the whole dire "celebrity" culture of being famous for being an untalented twat who has appeared on these shows.
    Secondly, I miss mobile phones when they were just for calling/texting people. Smartphones are yet another way of dumbing down the population, imagine the chaos if just for 24 hours all smartphones went dead.
    Thirdly, I miss the (relative) freedom we used to have. Nowadays it's easy to track everyone's movements, either by use of their smartphones, CCTV or where they buy anything, be it online or in the shops.
    Finally (for now), like mentioned above I miss smoking in pubs. Yet another reason why this country has gone down the fecking pan.
    Flotsam: People who are considered to be worthless or to have been rejected by society.
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 15:14 #10912

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    Someone Mentioned Records, One could buy a "Singal" 45rpm for around 2/- (10p) on the Embassy Label in Woolworth's,
    Record shops had "Listening booths" where the shop would play you a excerpt from the record before you brought it (No Pop Radio back then :ohmy: )
    Well despite everything I kept much of my old Singals and LPs, just updated my Turntable, So even with MP3s and a massive Music Video playlist on Hard drive;
    still play my old Vinyl [ Picture Below B) ]


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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 15:26 #10915

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    I have also, Still Got, In perfect full working order, A 1964 2 Valve [ Remember Valves ] Murphy Record Player ;)


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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 16:43 #10917

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    Damn that brings back memories Paul we had one of those when I was a kid B)
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 18:07 #10918

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    Paul, you`ve even got the mahogany unit to sit the turntable on! B) I used to sit around my turntable as a young teenager with a few pals and sing to Abba songs pretending to be Agnetha! What a voice. Even had the dyed blonde hair to match! Gave that up long ago!

    Another point to make after seeing Paul`s old valve record player is that mechanical items (unless costing thousands) nowadays just do NOT last and do NOT have the same BASS quality that speakers had back in the `good old days`. I had a Sony turntable with two big speakers and my god the sound quality was terrific. Sony have always been very good quality, yet the sound equipment sold nowadays in Argos and the likes is awful compared to the older versions. I think the manufacturers have dumbed down the quality but still charge high prices for musical equipment now even though it`s nowhere near long lasting or of the same sound quality.

    See Liverpool are on the TV Paul! :lol:

    Tarquin wrote: imagine the chaos if just for 24 hours all smartphones went dead.

    It would indeed Tarquin. Everyone is going to have a neck problem as their main pain issue too because we all walk around with our neck bend forward. This is a bad move and the head should always be carried behind the chin. So a wee tip is to hold the phone UP in front of you!
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 09 Nov 2018 23:13 #10927

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    Paul-UB40 wrote:
    Someone Mentioned Records, One could buy a "Singal" 45rpm for around 2/- (10p) on the Embassy Label in Woolworth's,
    Record shops had "Listening booths" where the shop would play you a excerpt from the record before you brought it (No Pop Radio back then :ohmy: )
    Well despite everything I kept much of my old Singals and LPs, just updated my Turntable, So even with MP3s and a massive Music Video playlist on Hard drive;
    still play my old Vinyl [ Picture Below B) ]


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    Thin Lizzy, what a band.When bands were bands, you know the type that had great musicians in em.
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 00:28 #10928

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    See Liverpool are on the TV Paul! :lol:

    Yep "Default TV Channel" on switch on goes to Channel 425, Liverpool Football Club Television B)
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 00:32 #10929

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    Talking Football, Thats the other Thing I Miss, Cheep Tickets Well below £1, Wet Wind Swept Terraces, Watching the game with one eye, And fighting away fans with the other eye & both Fists B) , Bloody Thatcher and CCTV destroyed a Working Mans Entertainment. :whistle:
    And The Singing, Best Atmosphere of all time. :)
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    comply or die wrote:
    Paul, you`ve even got the mahogany unit to sit the turntable on! B)

    Was an Old Dressing Table, I pulled of a skip, one leg bust, removed the other 3, Perfect Entertainment Unit. B)
    Always pays to "Recycle" B)
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 09:25 #10932

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    Paul wrote: Always pays to "Recycle"

    I`ve done exactly that where possible Paul, or payed little for furniture I needed. I only pay for new items now if they can`t be found refurbished or second hand or better still, free!. New products just don`t have the same `build` quality the old stuff had.
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 09:58 #10936

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    gumtree is a great site with a good freebies section for anyone who likes to recycle or just in need of some furniture when they are in a tight situation financially if you have access to a van I have been checking it out a bit over the last couple of weeks looking for a decent bed
    while I haven't had any luck getting a bed up to my standards I have seen allot of really good stuff up for grabs that if I had needed I wouldn't have hesitated to grab
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 10:17 #10937

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    Must admit I have Never Brought a New Sofa/Armchair in my Life !, When I had my Transit Van some 10 Years ago, always kept a sharp eye open
    for goodies on Skips, Where I used to live at that time had a Wood Burner, got enough Timber/Wood from skips to keep it going full time,
    Providing Free Heating & Hot water.

    Bed Frames can be built for nothing using wooden Pallets, Just a case then of finding a decent Clean Mattress.
    See my Post Here; welfarecentral.org/index.php/forum-home/benefits-survival/28-furnish-your-home-for-very-little
    Details for Pallet Beds Here; www.99palletideas.com/category/pallet-beds/

    Indeed Gumtree is also another very good source of Bargains. B)
    Years ago another Great place to wonder around and finding all soughts of Household stuff, & Cheep Warm Clothing was the
    Local Army Surplus shop, Now very few and far between.
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 10:26 #10939

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    I wish we could go back to when people in power had common sense and greed was not so rife. In todays UK we will take in terrorists/ undemocratic excuses for human beings but not a genuine refugee www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/britain-not-prepared-to-offer-asylum-to-persecuted-pakistani-christian. Disgusts me what this country is allowed to become.
    Ten yrs from now i dread to think where we will be if common sense is not brought back.

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    www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/britain-not-prepared-to-offer-asylum-to-persecuted-pakistani-christian_uk_5be3342be4b0dbe871a61b95
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    Changing Times: What do you Miss from The Past 10 Nov 2018 11:18 #10941

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    Palette beds could become the design feature now as they can be picked up free or very cheaply, they are VERY sturdy and can be as low or as high as required. If you have a sanding tool, it`s best to sand the wood down if possible and/or paint/varnish it and then put a mattress on top. I`ve seen them with large castors on the base too for easy movement. Castors can be picked up on ebay or hardware shops.

    TW35, couldn`t agree more with what you said about life now. We seem to be taking one step forward but at the same time, taking two steps BACK when it comes to equality, fairness and looking after people who need it the most. Being unemployed is not just about not having a job, it`s a whole different world in which people IN it have to face ridiculous persecutions in many forms. That`s why we all need one another on forums like this one to fight injustices.
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