@2many2no@stolicat Yes, back on old vacuum tube powered portable devices. They also had an A battery that wasn’t anything like our AA/AAA/AAAA batteries, and a C battery that is nothing like our C batteries. The B battery was typically very high voltage.
@spacemart@stolicat@tinamarie1974 Really? This forum is full of off color jokes, innuendo and even a “fuck counter”. This is where you draw the line?
I think that we are all adults here and can understand a joke without taking it as encouragement to act out whatever seems to be promoted.
For fuck’s sake!
@mml666@spacemart@stolicat well opinions are like belly buttons, everybody has one! We are a pretty liberal group, but my opinion is that abuse is NEVER a laughing matter and I am entitled to voice my opinion, just like you.
@stolicat@tinamarie1974 its a risky joke to make if the audience is in or been through an abusive situation. I dont mean to trivialize it. I say potentially offensive things because it is very hard to offend me
@spacemart@stolicat Well and for a group this large you don’t really know your audience at that level. I am sad to say, it is a topic that is often trivialized, even by the police that are there to protect victims.
@spacemart@tinamarie1974 Thanks for your reply, @spacemart - I admit I chuckled for a second when I first read it, then what it said sank in - spousal/partner/familiar abuse is still too prevalent in many places, and many of us have something ugly in our past that a comment can bring up. When read, most process it through their experience and the somewhat detached “she” becomes “your mother” or “your daughter”, or just “you”, and it becomes a physical threat.
“Offensive” humor has its place (especially around here), when sarcastically highlighting the cruelty/absurdity/irony of actions, but it can sting when applied to open wounds.
@vonart Oh come on – film will come back just like VHS Betamax tapes and 8-track 4-track cartridges! And let’s not forget getting on the internet with a Commodore 64. The 64 means it’s a 64 bit computer, right?
@narfcake@tinamarie1974 Yep, I do. I /also/ have a Bernouli Box, though mine’s in the living room closet, along with a couple of zip and jaz drives, an 8" floppy for a DEC machine (no drive for that one), and a few reels of high speed tape from an old mainframe.
@narfcake@tinamarie1974@ybmuG Just by not throwing stuff out, you too can have a closet full of obsolete technology. There’s a Mac Plus in there too, along with a 2400 baud modem. It’s time to clean some of it out hehe
@narfcake@vonart@ybmuG I do have two VERY old desktop CPU’s sitting in my garage. One is from the mid 90’s. The other maybe early 2000’s. I haven’t tried boot them up in years, but they have moved three times with me over the years. Yes, I have a problem.
LiPo battery, the kind used in RC drones and planes. Tremendously powerful but only really good for a few niche things that most people don’t care about. Prone to spontaneously ignite if mistreated or for no reason at all. Probably will be replaced by something better in a few years.