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
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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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Submitted: 04/25/2013
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#80 - bdowns (04/26/2013) [-]
#77 - thebacondroid ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
Well... Popular Mechanics was technically right.
User avatar #76 - justindoingwork (04/26/2013) [-]
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 #72 - simplescience (04/26/2013) [-]
"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.
#84 to #72 - grrphc (04/26/2013) [-]
I highly doubt they said "lol".
User avatar #78 to #72 - Triskiller (04/26/2013) [-]
Nah, Nintendo didn't want to work with Sony anymore because the way the contract negotiations were going Sony would have too much power over the medium, so Nintendo cut the deal short and went to Philips. Eventually they stopped developing the CD add-on for the SNES entirely and Sony and Philips both went on to use the things they learned from Nintendo to create their own home consoles. Sony created the Playstation, with a slightly modified SNES gamepad as its controller and Philips created the CD-i.
User avatar #81 to #78 - simplescience (04/26/2013) [-]
Huh. I had always been under the impression that Sony pitched the idea to Nintendo, and Nintendo dismissed them. Then when the split-up happened, Nintendo allowed Sony to keep the Playstation, believing it wouldn't do so hot, which is what I was (loosely) alluding to in my comment.
User avatar #82 to #81 - Triskiller (04/26/2013) [-]
Nah, Nintendo wanted a CD add-on for their SNES, because the CD format was getting a lot of attention. So they talked to both major distributors, Sony and Philips. At forst they worked with Sony for a while and they created a working prototype and all, but the contract Sony wanted was not very favorable towards Nintendo, so Nintendo eventually went with Philips. After a while they just dismissed the whole idea of a CD add on but allowed Philips and Sony both to keep the assets, 'cause they're nice guys like that.

So the Playstation and CD-i happened. Thanks to Nintendo, we now have Playstation. :D
User avatar #92 to #82 - simplescience (04/26/2013) [-]
I thank you for correcting me. When I tell my jokes, I try to have my facts straight first.

Thank you for correcting me. ^.^

P.S. Do you have a link to that information? I'd like to read up on it for my my own memory banks.
User avatar #97 to #92 - Triskiller (04/27/2013) [-]

It has a lot of sources so if you want to know where the info comes from, just look up the sources.
#71 - lockhart (04/26/2013) [-]
that's not really what "infamous" means...
#63 - hollyisthebest (04/26/2013) [-]
"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
User avatar #86 to #63 - tragono **User deleted account** (04/26/2013) [-]
Do not just disregard that link. The video displayed was rendered on _____, which had _____ gigabytes of _____.
It took 40 years to render. This isn't some tiny little experiment, this is a full-scale simulation.

It is as beautiful as it is terrifying.
#79 to #63 - Schmeckle (04/26/2013) [-]
mmmm yeh gurl, tell me more about dem flops
mmmm yeh gurl, tell me more about dem flops
#74 to #63 - fhenix (04/26/2013) [-]
I finally found the perfect computer for Bioshock: Infinite
#61 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [-]
I feel like just about every one of these quotes was taken out of context. For example, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home" in 1977 means nobody wants a computer that takes up half of a room and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.
User avatar #75 to #61 - deathcampforjewtie (04/26/2013) [-]
Says the Korean.
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
#55 - ecomale (04/26/2013) [-]
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User avatar #54 - infinitereaper (04/26/2013) [-]
I predict that my prediction will be wrong!
#47 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [-]
back then there wasnt as much sex because there was no sexual material which turned you on, unlike now which the slightest t-shirt advertisements lead you to watching porn.
User avatar #46 - acroneos (04/26/2013) [-]
"Guitar groups are on the way out."
-Decca records rejecting the Beatles
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.
User avatar #40 - lightninghedgehog (04/26/2013) [-]
the one from the patent office could actually be true.

at that current point in time, everything that could be invented, might have been. you have to realize how much technology and ideas have advanced in the last 20 years, let alone the last 110 years.
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User avatar #48 to #43 - lightninghedgehog (04/26/2013) [-]
that's because it would run airports out of business.
User avatar #53 to #48 - rheago (04/26/2013) [-]
Why does this make sense?
#87 to #53 - grrphc (04/26/2013) [-]
Why the **** do you think weed is illegal?
It's the same concept.
#88 to #87 - grrphc (04/26/2013) [-]
Whoever thumbed me down is INSANELY booty tickled that weed is illegal for no reason.
#95 to #88 - anonymous (04/27/2013) [-]
There are more valid reasons than that, although weed is not more dangerous than alcohol or any other drug.
#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
#37 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [-]
Damn you OP, you ****** up the actors quote. Somebody get this poor bastard a picture of Morgan Freeman or someone we pay to hear speak.
#35 - tastycupcakes (04/26/2013) [-]
cell phones, do you really need one?
consumer reports 15 years ago
User avatar #41 to #35 - lightninghedgehog (04/26/2013) [-]
"Best service plans"

pretty much today it's a choice of 3, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. all the others aren't really well known or don't have as much coverage.
#52 to #41 - tastycupcakes (04/26/2013) [-]
crazy how things change
User avatar #31 - Lambda ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
"Faster than light travel is impossible!"
User avatar #45 to #31 - llamasandwhich (04/26/2013) [-]
Not since the accident.
User avatar #34 to #31 - zedong (04/26/2013) [-]
User avatar #33 to #31 - amadeuseap (04/26/2013) [-]
if the words "for now" was added, that statement would be true
#60 to #33 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [-]
"Wormholes connecting the universe, making travel between galaxies possible within seconds are impossible!"
#28 - anonymous (04/26/2013) [-]
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) [-]

Allow me to educate you, you ignorant piece of **** .
#36 to #28 - tastycupcakes (04/26/2013) [-]
theyre talking about the changeover from silent films to talkies you dunce
#27 - ihaveakeyboard (04/26/2013) [-]
hey, the military planes being of no value was at the time... and was completely true when he said it.
you couldn't carry jack **** and even if you managed to carry jack **** you couldn't aim worth a damn
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