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Wnderer
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Re: If Apple were smart
Wnderer   9/25/2014 4:12:23 PM
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@ Sheepdoll -- Did CDs exist 30 years ago?


In 1985, Dire Straits sold 1 Million CD's of their album 'Brothers in Arms'.

Though I don't recall a lot of people owning CDs. I know I didn't. I do recall a lot of CD jukeboxes in the bars back in those days. I think they were more reliable then record or tape jukeboxes. Actually I don't recall ever seeing a tape jukebox. Jukeboxes may have gone straight from records to CDs.

 

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Max The Magnificent   9/25/2014 2:44:39 PM
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@kfield: ...try the Marna Piggy.

Oooh -- I want one of those!

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The Marna Piggy
kfield   9/25/2014 2:38:36 PM
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For those of you who would like a cute (and practical) device for the microwave that doesn't involve poking holes in oranges, try the Marna Piggy. As foods heat up, steam comes out of its nostrils - it keeps food moist AND keeps your microwave clean.

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Re: If Apple were smart
Sheepdoll   9/25/2014 1:31:08 PM
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@David Ashton -- Not a CD??  They apparently do that, there's a video of it on the Net somewhere I remember watching.

Did CDs exist 30 years ago?  I am pretty sure it was a floppy.  Not one of the hard shell mac one.  One of the 4 inch Apple ][ type.  It was a long time ago and I had to tell the intern to stop it.   The gummi bears is more what I remember.

As for where the intern is now?  Good question.  It has been over 30 years so stuff blurs together.  We had a program that printed banners on fan fold paper.  The intern proudly held up one for his club.  Every one started laughing when we read "Young Repulicans."   I suspect that he went into politics.  Or else now teaches spelling in a school somewhere.

 

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betajet   9/25/2014 1:31:00 PM
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Sheepdoll wrote: Our High school intern used to microwave Gummy bears.

The most imaginative microwave vandalism I've heard of involved an orange.  Now if you put an orange in a microwave oven, the water turns to steam and the orange explodes.  Fun, but not imaginative.

Instead, take a pencil and poke two holes in opposite sides of the orange at sharp opposite angles.  Then when you put the orange in the microwave, the steam blasts out through the holes in opposite directions, causing the orange to spin around furiously.  It's the same physics as Hero's Aeolipile, the first recorded steam engine.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolipile

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RichQ   9/25/2014 12:14:50 PM
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There is always work to do, but you have to take a break once in a while. And it really is pretty... http://youtu.be/0JkCIfLE_-M

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Re: If Apple were smart
elizabethsimon   9/25/2014 12:01:54 PM
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I've seen (and smelled) the result of microwaving CDs. I don't remember sparks but I didn't see it in action. 

Seems that someone told one of the interns to destroy a stack of CDs. It was admitted that the CDs were destroyed but it took a significant time to get the smell to dissipate....

 

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Re: If Apple were smart
Max The Magnificent   9/25/2014 9:40:56 AM
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@Sheepdoll: At the Apple retailer I worked for in the 1980s, Our High school intern used to microwave Gummy bears.

I wonder what he/she is doing these days...

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Re: If Apple were smart
Max The Magnificent   9/25/2014 9:16:54 AM
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@David: ...there's a video of it on the Net somewhere I remember watching.

Don't you have work to do? LOL

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David Ashton   9/25/2014 2:26:15 AM
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@Sheepdoll... "I do not remember what else was put in the thing.  Something that made a lot of purple sparks.  I think it may have been a floppy disk. "

Not a CD??  They apparently do that, there's a video of it on the Net somewhere I remember watching.

 

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