funnily enough there's a lot of things like "digitally encoded VHS" or "copy-protected NTSC broadcast" that i'm consciously avoiding because they're actually real

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your PS1 save games have been encrypted, send us $300 in bitcoin

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requires intel or AMD processor with odd numbered firmware version

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@lynnesbian ...i read that like a bullet calibre, and my brain went "psh I prefer.45acp laserdisc"

@lynnesbian 16gb memory expansion for the commodore vic-20

@00dani @lynnesbian oh!!!! thank u!!!!! yes I am cutie and so are u!!

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in the very early days of the transition from black and white to color tv, scammers used to go door-to-door selling these three strips of clear plastic. the bottom strip was light brown, the middle strip was pale pink and the top strip was light blue.

the idea was, you'd tape it up on the black and white screen. and on average, peoples' faces would appear in the middle bit, so they'd be pink.

@lynnesbian some record players actually had track navigation features! they basically scanned the disc optically to figure out where the track changes were, i think

@lynnesbian write-only whiteboard (proprietary format by sharpie)

@lynnesbian oh we’ve got some of those in our office

[Picture: a sign on a white wall. The sign reads, “THIS IS NOT A WHITEBOARD WALL” in white text on a red background]

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