Things people wish they never said. Found while derping around the net. No idea who to give credit to... actually, the 2nd to last one isn't wrong. i did some reseach and it turns out computers now-a-days actually DO weigh less than 1.5 tons no tags for u
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Things people wish they never said

Found while derping around the net. No idea who to give credit to.

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User avatar #8 - reyden (04/26/2013) [+] (5 replies)
actually, the 2nd to last one isn't wrong. i did some reseach and it turns out computers now-a-days actually DO weigh less than 1.5 tons
#7 - LocoJoe (04/26/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Planes are useless without weapons.
#2 - retris (04/26/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Dude, 						****					 aristotle.  Aristotle used his popularity to shoot down not only a heliocentric model of the solar system, but also the idea of atoms in 400 bc.  Instead he said that the earth is made of earth, fire, wind, and water; and that the stars orbit on cyrstal spheres.   
   
Aristotle, I hate you.   
   
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsHistory/   
http://improbable.org/era/physics/atom.html
Dude, **** aristotle. Aristotle used his popularity to shoot down not only a heliocentric model of the solar system, but also the idea of atoms in 400 bc. Instead he said that the earth is made of earth, fire, wind, and water; and that the stars orbit on cyrstal spheres.

Aristotle, I hate you.

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsHistory/
http://improbable.org/era/physics/atom.html
#20 - ninetwenty (04/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
"Nothing is impossible, it's just difficult.
Nothing is difficult, it's just a challenge."

~
User avatar #31 - Lambda (04/26/2013) [+] (4 replies)
"Faster than light travel is impossible!"
#63 - hollyisthebest (04/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"Computers in the future may weight no more than 1.5 tons."
Have you ever seen the Titan supercomputer?
This ************ uses computers the size of a house! I mean, just look at it! It covers 4,352 ft^2 (404 m^2).
It has (theoretical) 27 petaFLOPS. That's 27000000 gigaFLOPS.
A single core processor has a theoretical 10 gigaFLOPS
And I'm pretty sure it weighs over a ton
#21 - rprol (04/26/2013) [-]
Well to be fair to the last quote, back then computers were huge, there was no internet and their only function was running complicated mathematical equations.
User avatar #72 - simplescience (04/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
"Lol Sony, that contraption will never sell. Go ahead and make it, but we'll have nothing to do with it." -Nintendo dismissing the idea of the Playstation.
User avatar #42 - rieskimo (04/26/2013) [-]
Most of these aren't even stupid, the reason why they're almost all attached to somebody like the Wright brothers is because in their day and age it couldn't be imagined to be accomplished with what they had available to them. The people who prove them wrong are regarded so highly because they essentially give a big middle finger to that thought and then go on to prove them wrong with doing something we hadn't seen before.

I get the point of the post, and it is fun to look back on these people who couldn't see the future and smile at how wrong they were but I wouldn't call them stupid or even short-sighted. Most of the accomplishments were seen executed succesfully decades after these people said they wouldn't be viable.

I dare any of you to put a large sum of money behind something that's unproven and undone, because that's what is essentially happening here.

tl;dr yeah, it's funny now. hindsight is 20/20 and all that.
#28 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I agree that no one wants to hear actors talk. They never have anything valuable to say, they only endorse causes that pay theme enough money. They have no clue what they're saying, as long as they get paid they don't care.
User avatar #51 to #28 - elbrysobrony (04/26/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo

Allow me to educate you, you ignorant piece of **** .
User avatar #59 - dambusta (04/26/2013) [-]
*reads H.M Warners quote*

well when you think of some actors you cant really fault him on saying that
User avatar #24 - gamebug ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
Well at the time, the one about there being a world market for 5 computers was true, it's just not 1943 anymore...

IBM is still stupid rich, doesn't matter what they said 70 years ago
#77 - thebacondroid (04/26/2013) [-]
Well... Popular Mechanics was technically right.
User avatar #76 - justindoingwork (04/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Guys this was on the internet it has to be true lolol mfw jews did 9/11
User avatar #96 to #76 - badgerbaiting (04/27/2013) [-]
Actually from a book. But as the reference details are all there, feel free to double check. If you can't be arsed to verify it on your own steam, kindly **** off.
User avatar #46 - acroneos (04/26/2013) [-]
"Guitar groups are on the way out."
-Decca records rejecting the Beatles
#39 - hockeynerd (04/26/2013) [-]
"everything that has can be invented has been invented"

that makes me excited to see what kinds of cool stuff we can buy in a decade or so
User avatar #26 - asumfuck (04/26/2013) [-]
I have that exact same phone at home but i can't upload a ******* picture, **** you funnyjunk
#23 - oldenglishassassin (04/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Credit should go to "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader"
I forget which one I read this exact list in (there are over 25 in the series of trivia books).
User avatar #15 - localcatbarber (04/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?!" alongside with that picture is actually kind of right, isn't it?
User avatar #13 - antigravitycake (04/26/2013) [-]
dont forget the years these statements were made.
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