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>kids today don't know what Teletext is

KILL ME
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>Teletext
what?
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is teletext still available today?
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>>52864994
He means minitel
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>>52864995
it is in my country
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>>52864995
yes
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>>52864995
In some places I'm sure. It finally died a few years back in the UK along with analogue TV.
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>>52865007
>It finally died a few years back in the UK along with analogue TV.
"Modern" teletext is nicer because it just gets transmitted as websites or whatever, so there is no noticeable waiting period before getting a page. My dad loves it.
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>>52864958
>kids today don't know what 1990's dogshit looked like
So educate them on ancient history and then let them get back to current tech
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>>52864958
Every channel here in Germany still has it. You can even use it online.
http://www.ard-text.de/?page=100
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It's still actively used here in The Netherlands as well.
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>>52865138
Kids now take their gadgets for taken, man. A little history wouldn't hurt.
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>>>52864958
But nobody users it
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>>52864958
Your bringing back memories OP. Memories of a small, crackling CRT with a springy power button that would make a mechanical 'bong' when you pressed it. The static off that thing would suck all the dust onto the screen. And I'm only in my twenties.
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>>52865002
wrong minitel and telext have nothing in common retard.
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>>52865156
>consuming the Lügenpresse
>the current year
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>>52865172
I fully agree with that. But I was a teen in the nineties, I remember what things were like. I just can't do the old "things were better in my day" bullshit. It wasn't. They should be reminded of how shitty things were and could be, not told that twisting a stick really fast is better than owning a lighter.
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>>52865228
the Besorgten Bürger are now coming to 4chan.
I hate this world
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When I was a little kid, I loved to try and find "hidden" teletext pages. Often there were some odd unindexed test pages around page 800 and above. Our TV could only remember one page at a time, so it could take a hour to browse through those 100 last pages. All channels had their own teletext pages, so sometimes I could spend hours browsing them all. And sometimes, just sometimes, I did find hidden pages.

I was so fascinated with the system that, around 1992 or 1993, I wrote my own "teletext" system with QBasic. It used a slightly HTML-ish syntax to declare all sorts of things (and this was long before I saw HTML for the first time). I created dozens of pages with it, full of ASCII art and blinking things. Great times.
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>press something accidentally on the remote
>teletex appears
>mfw
>don't know how to turn it off
>turn the TV off and on

I'm glad that's over.
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>>52865243
aye preach the truth man!
i still remember that thing, finally its dead.
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>>52865020
Nah that's just because your modern tv has enough RAM to cache every page.
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>>52865243
I'm not saying that it was better; I just don't want people to take the great tech that they have in their pockets for granted.

Seeing kids (and even babies) playing with tablets makes me feel kinda sorry for them, because playing with computers and smartphones are what most of them are gonna do; instead of playing outside - riding bikes, exploring stuff, building stuff, making prank calls to complete stranger, seeing porn magazines for the first time, trying their first ciggie...

I'm not saying that the past was "better", but kids nowadays are gonna grow up staring at screens.

I don't want this. I want them to teach from personal experiences.
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If you have a tv or video monitor where you can adjust overscan, you can see the teletext transmission in the top of the picture. It's like a row of flickering white pixels.
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>>52864958
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>>52865419
People have extracted 20-30 year old teletext pages from old VHS cassettes. Here's one recent attempt:

http://www.transdiffusion.org/2016/01/07/teletext-time-travel
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>>52864995
Yes in Mongolian.
http://yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P100_01.html
http://www.mtvtekstikanava.fi/new2008/100-01.htm
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>>52864958
>2016
>caring about ancient technology
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>>52865171
818 mijn neger
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>kids these days don't even plow fields!
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>>52865426
gold.
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>>52865426
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>>52864958
it was cool to look up what the next program would be but not much else, I used to explore it for hours and 90% of it was useless garbage to me.
There was a games section that I visited because yay games but it was all boring chess so I was disappointed
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>>52864958
Fuck, I'm hitting 40 years old and I don't know what teletext is.
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>>52865306
one day I wondered if video games had teletext

I was disappointed by the result of the experiment
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>>52864958
MASTER RACE COMING THROUGH
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>>52864995
In some countries, yes, however it's been for the most part replaced by the superior interfaces that digital decoders provide.
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>>52866097
>Quickly press each colour on the remote and pick the one that linked a different page to the others
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>>52864958

ITT Americans don't know what teletext
is.
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>>52865172
>Kids now take their gadgets for taken, man.
And surely, you did not take gadgets for taken when you were a child? (Wristwatch, car, washing machines, stuff like that.)
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>>52866256
Washing machine is underrated as fuck
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>>52866256
Well I sure did not

I had to walk 5km to school at winter, there was too much snow to use a bicycle, and my mom told that "it builds character" so she never took me to school with her car.

Looking back at it now, im pretty glad she did what she did back then.
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>>52866437
I had to walk 20 miles, uphill, barefoot, with a boner
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>>52866437
so she was too lazy to make sure you're healthy anon, i have bad news, you had an abusive childhood, I'm sorry <3
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>>52865426
Keeps posting random gibberish in german. Rages because none knows what the fuck is he talking about.
Are all germans this retarded?
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>>52867201
>only speaking one language

Disgusting plebs
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>>52865002
Was...that an Archer reference?
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>>52864958

CEEFAX COMING THROUGH
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>>52864958
Fuck you, I still use the Teletext.
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>>52867039
I know
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>>52868136
Ceephax coming through
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I have no idea what this is/was but I'm liking it. Post more.
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>>52868136
OHHH FUCKKK

I'M FEELING FEELINGS I DIDN'T KNOW I COULD FEEL
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OI M8 MUH TELLY-TEX
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>>52864995
in Croatia it is
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Yeah so? Why should they?

Do you know about obsolete technology from the 1950's?
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>>52866097
BASED BAMBOOZLE

What channel was it on again? Channel 4?
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>>52864958
>implying it isn't all the rage with the vapormeme kids
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>Planning the night's viewing using the parental warning pages to see what films had "scenes of a sexual nature"
Good times.
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Have a nostalgia trip lads
http://pagesfromceefax.net
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I'll admit I was a kid at the time but I remember teletext

Good times
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>>52869307
Mediterranean acid is the sole reason why I haven't tried to top it off yet.
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In Italy it is. Used to play with it daily when I was a kid.
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>>52870543
This televideo FTW
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>>52865853
>2016
>caring about current technology
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Anyone else fapped to naked ladies drawn on teletext?
Dark times..
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>kids today don't know how comfy it was to wait impatiently for off peak calling to kick in, dial your local BBS and check if you'd had any replies to your fidonet messages that you sent a week ago, then get the latest 320x200 playboy jpgs from the file area and play a few door games
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I remember finding a Teletext chatroom that you used by sending SMS messages. I didn't have a phone so I just sat there and watched it for hours.
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>>52871252
I remember that. Is anyone old enough to remember televox? You dialled a premium rate number and used your voice to access hidden teletext pages. I remember begging my parents to let me try it. It didn't work.
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>>52871291
>It didn't work.
the begging or the voice access?
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>>52870128
Yes. It's one of the only things that used page numbers as hex (normally it was BCD, binary-coded decimal) - to stop you just entering the right numbered page.

Teletext is 70s-80s-90s. Glorious.
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So comfy.
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>>52871545
Answer him!
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>>52868034
>Learning the Cuck language of German over any other language
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>>52864958
Looks like some old hitler shit, no thanks.
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>>52871545
they let me try it, it just didn't work. the voice recognition must have been shit back then.
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>>52865426
NOSTALGIA
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>>52864958
Teletext is gone in Australia.
Shut down for good :(

>subtitles are still on 801 though.
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>tfw level 2 teletext didn't succeed
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>>52864995
Yes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_teletext_services
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>>52864958
Kek, my mom still uses teletext all the time.
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My work mate is reading teletext on his smartphone.
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This was cancer
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>>52864995
Ya, we use it often
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>>52865978
is this porn?
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Check it out fellas
http://teletekst.hrt.hr/
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>>52864994
a pre-internet method of getting basic on-demand information such as news, weather, and tv guide information on your tv over the air (or i suppose cable)

ever wondered what those 4 color buttons on your tv remote were for? they navigate teletext (see op's picture)
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It is still a great way to quickly access some types of information.

Today's internet is filled with all kinds of crap an clutter
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>>52879417
This, I still use teletext regularly.
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Before we had internet I used it to set my watch
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>>52872369
>awoo-poster
>calls others cucks
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I used to wank to teletext boobs
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>>52879305
It's clearly a worm being sick.
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>>52865138

Is Teletex a European thing? I took a quick look at it, and it looks pretty cool to me, but I always thought that old tech was more interesting than the modern stuff we have now.
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I remember checking scores of football matches using teletext when we didn't have internet.
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>>52864958
Teletext? Try IRC. I study CompSci but am a few years older than most classmates and even though this should be where the techies are all communication seem to take place in Facebook Groups and chats instead of in IRC channels.
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>>52864958
Didn't cfax get dumped last year?
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who /Cable & Wireless/ Interactive Channel here?

revolutionary tv circa 1995-2000

beat the shit out of Teletext.
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>>52864958
I use it every week to see what they put on tv and see the league results. (Spain)
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>>52864995
Finland still has teletext on the government run channels. Shits super comfy with month calendars with pixelart
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>>52864958
It had a tv guide, and muh mom used it to check the lottery number.

>>52864995
I think it was killed off in singapoor like 20 years ago.
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>>52878020
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_teletext_services#Singapore
>(August 1, 1983 – September 30, 2014)

Oh it still had it over a year ago. Sorry, television-man.I was too busy reading mango scanlations.
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Kids today don't even know what sixels are and think VT100s did color.
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>>52864958
nope because i'm an american

my girlfriend who came from britian remembers the entire service, apparently there were even "games" you could play.
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>>52864995
Sweden
Yes
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>>52864958
so fucking useful when I was kid. I used to check meteo, programs, etc. on that
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>>52883237

That's pathetic. I'm taking most of these techies are just normies?
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I remember typing the page number for the list of upcoming programs and having to wait until the counter reached the page I wanted to see.

I also remember televideo cards to plug into the TV.
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>>52865228
lol you nigger
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>>>52865209
Yup
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>>52865426
Sabine collapses on the birthday party of her husband when the remote controlled vibrator she was wearing was activated. The vibrator was manipulated with a snake poison and actually belongs to her friend Anna. Did Anna kill Sabine or is it a tragic mix-up?
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>>52886380
>tfw page 333
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>>52865426
>3-4PM
My German is shit. This is describing a porno correct?
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>>52864958
>Teletex never caught on in The States.
>read about it in some tech magazine in the early 80's
>mfw wanted to move to England just to be able to use it.
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>>52865321
> not knowing what every button on the demote does
Pleb
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>>52865406
Don't worry, there are plenty of kids still doing these kind of stuff
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>>52883726
Pretty, isn't it?

I wonder what software they use to draw these images?
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I'ts encoded in the first line of image. I wonder if VHS recordings of tv with teletext also have it stored.
>>52883972
I see what you did there.
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>>52887238
See >>52865691
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