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Posted: 7/31/2009 2:51:45 PM EST
I would kill for a ride on the Hindenburg, or any rigid airship of the era.

What interesting stuff was ground under the wheels of progress? Vacuum tube radios, big block V-8's, Landau tops, reel to reel tape players, piston powered hydroplanes, McDLT.....
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:53:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ampn:
I would kill for a ride on the Hindenburg, or any rigid airship of the era.

What interesting stuff was ground under the wheels of progress? Vacuum tube radios, big block V-8's, Landau tops, reel to reel tape players, piston powered hydroplanes, McDLT.....


Yah, well, the Hindenburg would kill you on a ride.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:54:53 PM EST

Radio Shack TRS80 computer with dual floppy disk drives.



Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:55:17 PM EST
Old fashion tube AM radio.

Yes, you can still listen to AM on a tube, but the content is different now.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:55:47 PM EST
Steam locomotives
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:55:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By ireload:

Radio Shack TRS80 computer with dual floppy disk drives.





I had the Model III, good stuff.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:57:11 PM EST
Human mods & Site Staff instead of the computerized ones that rule ARFcom with an iron fist.

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:57:31 PM EST
Is it true that a vacuum tube radio will continue to function after a high altitude EMP attack?

It might be good to have a few vacuum tube HAM radios up and running just in case.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:59:18 PM EST
I miss the big steel cars that could actually tow a boat if you wanted to. Now cars are prissy delicate plastic and fiberglass. You have to get a big plastic and fiberglass suv or truck to feel like you're driving a manly machine.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:59:50 PM EST
Personal responsibility
Oh and Freedom
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:00:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2009 3:00:56 PM EST by tenOC]
...and steam autos. Steam power in general.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:02:45 PM EST



The P-47 Thunderbolt.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:03:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By speedfreak955:
Personal responsibility
Oh and Freedom


While these are not classified as technological,they are missed as well.

Mine would be the older cars and steam locomotives.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:05:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bluewaterheaven:
Originally Posted By ampn:
I would kill for a ride on the Hindenburg, or any rigid airship of the era.

What interesting stuff was ground under the wheels of progress? Vacuum tube radios, big block V-8's, Landau tops, reel to reel tape players, piston powered hydroplanes, McDLT.....


Yah, well, the Hindenburg would kill you on a ride.

Yeah I hear the ride on that thing is to die for.

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:05:18 PM EST
Guillotine
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:16:53 PM EST
Steam locomotives and cars, and airships.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:32:25 PM EST
Fireworks that didn't come with age limitations and location restrictions.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:34:02 PM EST
8 tracks
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:35:33 PM EST
Drive Ins.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:38:52 PM EST
Full blown fireworks legalization. I want the shit that will kill you, and perhaps some bystanders, if not handled properly.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:41:12 PM EST
Nuclear Power!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:41:42 PM EST
Beer cans that required the pointy opener that you had to punch both sides to get it to flow right.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:42:42 PM EST
Car hops on roller skates.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:43:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mosspointers:
Drive Ins.


They are out there...

Just type in Drive In on google...

I found one close to my home and am going to go again real soon.

Great experience.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:44:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Full blown fireworks legalization. I want the shit that will kill you, and perhaps some bystanders, if not handled properly.


You can get them. May have to go a few states over, and then smuggle them back home and light them off somewhere remote, but you can.

OR

You can build your own.

I prefer the first one, almost everyone here brings home the "illegal" stuff including the police officers.
Everybody just ignores that one come the 4th.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:46:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By forestallflame:
Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Full blown fireworks legalization. I want the shit that will kill you, and perhaps some bystanders, if not handled properly.


You can get them. May have to go a few states over, and then smuggle them back home and light them off somewhere remote, but you can.

OR

You can build your own.

I prefer the first one, almost everyone here brings home the "illegal" stuff including the police officers.
Everybody just ignores that one come the 4th.


Cherry bombs, and silver salutes!?

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:47:00 PM EST
Greek fire!

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:47:24 PM EST
My personal one would be-

America 1776-2008 with a special emphasis on 1950-1972.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:47:25 PM EST
nuclear pulse propulsion.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:47:46 PM EST
CW on 500Khz at sea. The new emergency comm stuff is great, but a lot of tradition went away when it arrived.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:48:37 PM EST
pride in craftsmanship

Tang with sugar
cokes with sugar
pesticides that work
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:48:37 PM EST
no. Mortars (2 inch) large bottle rockets (4 foot length) etc etc.

These days I have to go to two states to get what I want.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:50:10 PM EST
Bring back the Chevy Big Block. I know it's only been dead for a few weeks now, but I miss it already.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:50:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
pride in craftsmanship

Tang with sugar
cokes with sugar
pesticides that work


WOW! That is really a great list.

Luckily a bit of what you have mentioned is still around, even if you have to pay a bit more for it.

Especially craftsmanship and the pride it brings.

Pesticides that work is a good one. My wife's dad was a pest control guy and he has chuckled and told me on a few occasions that the "good stuff" just isn't around anymore.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:51:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By forestallflame:
no. Mortars (2 inch) large bottle rockets (4 foot length) etc etc.

These days I have to go to two states to get what I want.


All the stuff in the U.S. is b.s. kiddy crap. Nothing like the old cherry bombs and silver salutes.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:53:55 PM EST
Lead paint in Manhatten High-rise apartments.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:56:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ryan1021:

Originally Posted By Bluewaterheaven:
Originally Posted By ampn:
I would kill for a ride on the Hindenburg, or any rigid airship of the era.

What interesting stuff was ground under the wheels of progress? Vacuum tube radios, big block V-8's, Landau tops, reel to reel tape players, piston powered hydroplanes, McDLT.....


Yah, well, the Hindenburg would kill you on a ride.

Yeah I hear the ride on that thing is to die for.


It's got a killer price tag on it.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:56:34 PM EST
Critical thought.

I'm not sure when it went away, but it is all but gone from this nation.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:57:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2009 3:57:59 PM EST by junkxp]
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Originally Posted By ireload:

Radio Shack TRS80 computer with dual floppy disk drives.





I had the Model III, good stuff.


Had one somthing like this. http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/user/1/17436-81299-coco2biggif-550x.jpg

Don't forget the cassette drive.
http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/user/1/17436-81299-TandyCCR81gif-550x.jpg

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:57:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By 357fan:
Critical thought.

I'm not sure when it went away, but it is all but gone from this nation.

I will second that.

Thank god that the sheeple have their TV's to think for them.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:57:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By ireload:

Radio Shack TRS80 computer with dual floppy disk drives.





Awwww, yeah. Dual 5.25" floppy drives and a whopping 48k of RAM. Played me a lot of Space Warp, Pyramid, and Raaka Tu on that thing. Also learned to program in Basic and Assembly. Fond memories...
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:57:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By SuperSixOne:
Originally Posted By forestallflame:
no. Mortars (2 inch) large bottle rockets (4 foot length) etc etc.

These days I have to go to two states to get what I want.


All the stuff in the U.S. is b.s. kiddy crap. Nothing like the old cherry bombs and silver salutes.


I just did a bit of reading on the M-80....outlawed in 1966 and contained 3 grams of pyrotechnic explosives.

Sounds fun. Wish I could get a few of them....well at least without having to leave the US.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:58:52 PM EST
Freon-powered BB machine guns.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:59:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By Ryan1021:

Originally Posted By Bluewaterheaven:
Originally Posted By ampn:
I would kill for a ride on the Hindenburg, or any rigid airship of the era.

What interesting stuff was ground under the wheels of progress? Vacuum tube radios, big block V-8's, Landau tops, reel to reel tape players, piston powered hydroplanes, McDLT.....


Yah, well, the Hindenburg would kill you on a ride.

Yeah I hear the ride on that thing is to die for.


It's got a killer price tag on it.


Trying to start a fire under his ass???
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:59:46 PM EST
Mass production of high yield nuclear warheads
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:00:43 PM EST
Church key beer cans.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:00:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2009 4:01:26 PM EST by emgr3]
Drive in's where hot chicks with mini skirts and roller skates bring your food out to you.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:01:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mosspointers:
Lead paint in Manhatten High-rise apartments.


ROFL!

Cherry Bombs, Silver Salutes, 5 Gallon toilet tanks.

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:03:35 PM EST
Prevalence of film photography/darkrooms or carburetors would probably make it easier for me to find a job in the Western hemisphere right now.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:05:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Powderfinger:
Car hops on roller skates.

Still around... Sonic...
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:05:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2009 4:09:24 PM EST by ColonelHurtz]
Originally Posted By tenOC:
...and steam autos. Steam power in general.


Nuclear Power generation is for the most part Steam Power.

I'll add tailors and shoemakers.
Also quality masonry and woodcraft.
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