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The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 19:14
by Graham
Enjoy this new video and about new, old things.

The New Old Thing

A brilliant plan, if ever there was one.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 19:25
by deathjavu
More proof that a smart person can make anything sound like a good idea, no matter how dumb. It's all in the marketing.

(Unrelated, the stinger was genius.)

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 19:25
by the amativeness
Graham wrote:...there was something we couldn't get done in time. I'm sure you can guess what.


Ooh! Ooh! I know! It was the NDA! There's no way you could've stapled all those pages together in one weekend...

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 19:51
by uchristensen
Ah, the memories of DOS 3.1 and that monochrome brown/yellow screen.
Doing my school work in the office suite Open Access was kinda wonderful.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 20:24
by Dominic Appleguard
And now, if a relevant situation arises, you can say without irony, "Hold on. Let me call my Penny-Farthing Guy".

How many comedians can say that?

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 20:28
by ritchards
I preferred 4DOS... actually, never mind the past tense, I still prefer it!

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 11 Apr 2014, 23:50
by AdmiralMemo
All throughout the video, I was like "Eh..."
It was okay and had the humor and polish I've come to expect out of a Paul-written LRR video, but there just wasn't anything that really jumped out at me as being especially funny...

And then...

That stinger! I loved it! The stinger made the whole video!

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 01:31
by Volafortis
the amativeness wrote:
Graham wrote:...there was something we couldn't get done in time. I'm sure you can guess what.


Ooh! Ooh! I know! It was the NDA! There's no way you could've stapled all those pages together in one weekend...

Nope, it was clearly Paul's hair.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 07:31
by Conklin
Hmm, DOS? Never mind, I have Mac OS 8 somewhere!

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 07:33
by Yorick
DOS? real nostalgia OS people run Microsoft Bob.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 12:32
by Omega Lairon
Yikes, better hope my bosses never catch wind of this video... they would honestly consider the switch if it would save them money.

Cool video though. Maybe a bit more depressingly realistic than laugh out loud funny, but it works.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 13:49
by AdmiralMemo
Omega Lairon wrote:Yikes, better hope my bosses never catch wind of this video... they would honestly consider the switch if it would save them money.
There will always be "legacy" concerns when changing OSes. If there aren't drivers for, say, their fancy printers or such, in MS-DOS, then they'd need to go out and buy old printers and probably pin-bar paper.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 13:59
by the amativeness
AdmiralMemo wrote:...and probably pin-bar paper.


And they can rip all the strips off and give them to me and I can make those paper-folding snakes with them!

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 04:23
by WAYF
I was strongly reminded of Wes Borg and "Every OS Sucks" in this video. In a good way. :D
"Huzzah!"

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 11:37
by Dicey
Where did you get that wondrous two wheeled contraption? I cannot find it on this electronic computational device.

Re: NEW VIDEO - The New Old Thing

Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 16:27
by Lumar
I miss DOS, all the fun commands, the monochromatic experience, the um... other things. This video was definitely C:lrr/video/humour/funny.exe

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 04:03
by Robo4900
Only problem with DOS is that your C and D keys wear out quickly.

Also, if you install DOS and then put Windows 3.1(Or 9x) on top of it, you can browse the internet, although most websites will probably look really strange.

Anyway, great video, guys! And actually, a good argument for DOS. XD

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 04:37
by emberBecky
I liked the whole video but the stinger really just put an excellent cap on the whole thing. I especially loved Kathleen's delivery at the end. :D

MS DOS was mostly before my time, but I do remember having to boot up Windows 95 in MS DOS mode whenever I wanted to play the original Oregon Trail. I think it was an old bargain bin copy. It actually played in normal Windows 95 but with no sound. And what's Oregon Trail without the beep boops?

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 06:52
by romangoro
Robo4900 wrote:Also, if you install DOS and then put Windows 3.1(Or 9x) on top of it,


Nope, 3.1 doesn't have internet access (that was maybe 3.11) and you can't install 9x on top of DOS. 9x kind of has DOS running below it, but is an independent system, and, to be technical about it, is 32bit while DOS is 16.

</pedantic_old_fart>

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 08:00
by Master Gunner
I'm pretty sure DOS supported telnet and other early internet protocols, they just wouldn't have had web support (seeing as the HTTP protocol didn't publicly exist prior to '91).

When it comes to the web, I know Mosiac was ported to Windows 3.11, and I think it may have worked on 3.1 as well.

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 08:11
by Rubberbandninja
I'm surprised Kathleen didn't bring up Paul's hair style when pointing out old-fashioned things he has.

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 10:07
by Robo4900
romangoro wrote:Nope, 3.1 doesn't have internet access[...]

Hmm... I was sure it did.
romangoro wrote:[...]and you can't install 9x on top of DOS. [...]

I remember reading somewhere that for a long time, 9x could only be installed on top of DOS(Before the CD version of Win9x came out).
I'll look it up later.

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 10:25
by romangoro
Master Gunner wrote:I'm pretty sure DOS supported telnet and other early internet protocols, they just wouldn't have had web support (seeing as the HTTP protocol didn't publicly exist prior to '91).

When it comes to the web, I know Mosiac was ported to Windows 3.11, and I think it may have worked on 3.1 as well.


Right, the web didn't exist, but BBSs and stuff like that did, my bad. I think windows 3 had TCP/IP as a plugin, not part of the core system, it was kind of an afterthought when the web was being born and moving out of academia.

Edit to add reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsock

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 11:45
by empath
Ugh, the terrible "Fiddling With WINSOCK" :P

But great video; the stinger was the real laugh moment - the video itself was more the kind of creepy/awesome feeling I get when Graham pulls out his Truthseeker character. ;)

...Paul DID make a compelling case for the downgrade, which Kathleen delivered AMAZINGLY WELL. :shock:

So an...entertaining video, if not Laugh-Out-Loud... and then the stinger lived up to its name! :lol:



Oh, and here's a little 'Olde Time Horror Story' to clew up with:

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C:\> FDISK C:
:twisted:

Re: The New Old Thing

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 14:26
by kade_zero
I spent a lot of time using MS-DOS 7.0
I think I still remember most of the commands.