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Our Ginger Fuhrer says that he could still code up a simple game idea in Amstrad Basic, while I'm your man if you ever need to rebuild the suspension on an Austin Allegro (1750 Equipe version). This stuff doesn't leave your mind - tell us about obsolete talents you still have.

(, Thu 30 Jun 2011, 17:04)
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When film was film.
I can thread-up and play 35mm film, something my employer considers obsolete in this age of everything digital.
On the plus side, I get to do more of my work sat down, which suits my advancing years.

Length? A two hour show used to be about 2 miles of 35mm film.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 0:41, 3 replies)
Did you push a coin into the reel so that it'd fall out and clink on the floor in good time to remind you to change reels
like in Columbo?
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 7:14, closed)
I'm not old enough to have done changeovers.
We used to have platters, which could comfortably hold about 5 hours of film. Like this (left hand side):


(Not that I would have ever left anything other than film sitting on a platter)
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 10:01, closed)
But I saw a documentary which suggested otherwise.
It was called "Fight Club" and they stated that a film had to be changed manually and "cigarette burns" told them when.
Don't tell me it was a lie?!?!?!?!?!?!?
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 22:28, closed)

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