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Last manual window modern car I owned was a 1988 VW Fox -- in pretty much every way the lemon of all possible lemons. But I never had a lick of trouble with the windows.

Surely same questionable quality as the contemporary european VW with many spanish (Seat) parts. That was the time, when VW was on the edge of death, until they finally switched to just-in-time manufacturing, what made the quality even worse (90s).
 
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Cooking eggs:

Team potty or Team small egg boiler?

Never wanted the second, because I always thought about it as a Monty Python device. Too goofy, for my taste. Pure marketing boys...
My parents used such since the late 90s, I think. They never found out the right way to do, as long I lived there.

Goofy crap...
 
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Cassette walkman thingies are quite hip over here at the minute - invariably among kids too young to appreciate that the sound quality was never much cop.... I can sort of see the point of bringing back the Discman more, given the superior sound quality of CD over compact cassette, but they had their limits given how prone to skipping they were when on the move. I wouldn't go back to either instead of my much loved mp3 player, though - smaller than a single cassette, but able to hold almost every album I own on it.... No replacement for vinyl at home, but on the move can't be beaten.

But, IF Funai would bring back VHS recorder, I would buy, I tell you.

But I guess, they actually couldn't rebuild supply chain for new production, because the sources are dried-up. They would have to team up, I guess.
 

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But, IF Funai would bring back VHS recorder, I would buy, I tell you.

But I guess, they actually couldn't rebuild supply chain for new production, because the sources are dried-up. They would have to team up, I guess.


I wouldn't be surprised if VHS did have a retro comeback. I'm not a fan of cassette tapes, but they're in production again now, with a lot of the kids who weren't alive when they were last a big deal getting into them again. VHS is starting to attract some of the same retro appeal for the Eighties-enthusiasts, so...
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if VHS did have a retro comeback. I'm not a fan of cassette tapes, but they're in production again now, with a lot of the kids who weren't alive when they were last a big deal getting into them again. VHS is starting to attract some of the same retro appeal for the Eighties-enthusiasts, so...

Funai or Panasonic would probably make some new recorders, if there would be enough retro market to do so. But for high prices with many inhouse parts, probably.
Back then, Funai complained, that they didn't get enough parts for further mass production.
 

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VHS had a lot of utility as a time-shifting mechanism, although I guess DVR has supplanted that. But never having had the latter, I still use the former when there's something on I won't be home to see. And I still have several plastic bins full of stuff taped off the air from the 80s thru the 00s. If anyone wants to see six consecutive as-broadcast hours of the 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Moron-A-Thon, it's in my attic.
 
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So, this moment 2:15 must have been "enormous" for you youngsters in the 70s, right? :p


Would surely not happen again, these days...
I dunno, man. It’s not that we don’t see more of that sort of thing in the movies these days, even the “family-friendly” ones.

Interesting that you would draw our attention to those couple-three seconds of video, though. A lovely sight, indeed.
 

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I meant to go my American book TVG sports betting to chase a few stakes at Santa Anita opening day.
Really dragging me arse after all season merriment. Not jack the lad anymore but still never needed a day
or two recovery slack before.
 

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I meant to go my American book TVG sports betting to chase a few stakes at Santa Anita opening day.
Really dragging me arse after all season merriment. Not jack the lad anymore but still never needed a day
or two recovery slack before.
Being confined to barracks in order to nurse my poorly wife, I have spent some free time perusing the racing form. Some time a year or so back I read about a horse that sold for just £800 as a two year old and had amassed winnings of over half a million. That horse was called Hewick and had been entered into The King George Stakes. It had to be worth a few shekels. First past the line at twelve to one, thank you very much.
 

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A very Merry Christmas of sorts, Robert, with a win like that!

Glad to hear Ms. Tina is on the mend.

Being confined to barracks in order to nurse my poorly wife, I have spent some free time perusing the racing form. Some time a year or so back I read about a horse that sold for just £800 as a two year old and had amassed winnings of over half a million. That horse was called Hewick and had been entered into The King George Stakes. It had to be worth a few shekels. First past the line at twelve to one, thank you very much.
 

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