(untitled). valid point. If someone from the suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about lite today? 10637 comments
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If someone from the suddenly
appeared today, what would be the
most difficult thing to explain to
them about lite today?
I possess a device. in my pocket, that is capable
of assessing the entirety of information known to
I use it to took at pictures of cats and get in
arguments with strangers.
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User avatar #7 - giggitygil (08/05/2013) [-]
Black President.
#78 to #7 - konamicode (08/06/2013) [-]
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User avatar #113 to #78 - atma (08/06/2013) [-]
When I type ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA does it give you a notification
User avatar #141 to #113 - PadreRasta (08/06/2013) [-]
No, it gives him 30 lives.
Inb4 nerd coming all ******* at me 'cause that's not what the code does, I KNOW.
User avatar #123 to #113 - captainrattrap (08/06/2013) [-]
No only↑↑↓↓←→←→ a b a b ○ ● (select start)
#147 to #78 - anon (08/06/2013) [-]
Hermaeus Mora
#23 to #7 - crzycuban (08/05/2013) [-]
black president twice
#3 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (08/05/2013) [-]
"No Richard, you can't hit your wife because your coffee's too warm"
User avatar #38 - metascarecrow (08/05/2013) [-]
Your president is black.
#114 to #38 - anon (08/06/2013) [-]
His lambo is blue. And he be god damned if his rims ain't too. [psalms] lelelelemonade XDXDXDXD
#13 - heartlessrobot (08/05/2013) [-]
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Pretend I'm from the 1950's. Explain internet to me in a way I would understand.
User avatar #16 to #13 - flusteredmoose (08/05/2013) [-]
95% cats.
User avatar #22 to #13 - IAmManbearpig (08/05/2013) [-]
porn and faggotry, sometimes at once.
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User avatar #93 to #13 - niggastolemyname (08/06/2013) [-]
I like when I see my FJ friends randomly, sort of the same feeling you get when you see your friends in public
User avatar #116 to #13 - princeofbrokensoul (08/06/2013) [-]
naked chicks
User avatar #37 to #13 - TheMather ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
The internet is a communication grid for computers spanning all over the world, working in a similar fashion to the phone grid. Through it the computers send eachother binary information that is interpreted using standardized protocols.

Though when used as a laymans term, it regards the exchange of information using HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to send data in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) which is interpreted into graphics by a category of software known as browsers.
This information is accessed by the browsers making a request using an URL (Uniform Resource Locator), a cleartext domain name followed by an optional string specifying what data to look for on the target machine.
The domain name is sent to be parsed by a DNS (Domain Name Server) to see of it is registered to a numerical IP (Internet Protocol) address, if a match is found, the IP address is sent back and the computer treats the URL as if the IP address was used in place of the domain name (this step can be skipped by using the IP address in the first place).
The computer then sends the request to the IP address, where the target computer receives it and uses server software to find the requested data and transmit it back to the computer that made the request.
Most people use this to share what they had for dinner on social websites and to look at pornography and pictures of cats.
User avatar #44 to #37 - rockamekishiko (08/05/2013) [-]
you failed. I don't think someone form the 50s would understand "The internet is a communication grid for computers spanning all over the world, working in a similar fashion to the phone grid. Through it the computers send eachother binary information that is interpreted using standardized protocols."

at the time the only computers they had were the ones in the military doing tasks such as encryption. I don't think they would have an idea as to what connecting those computers would do.
User avatar #46 to #44 - TheMather ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
Well, connecting them doesn't do anything. It enables them to communicate, it doesn't make them do so.
It's like giving any random animal species the ability to speak. Until one of them actually makes the effort to communicate using a defined language (protocoi) it'd be no different from before.
User avatar #48 to #46 - rockamekishiko (08/05/2013) [-]
i'm not debating anything related to computing or how the internet works. I'm saying someone from the 50s would NOT understand that.
User avatar #49 to #48 - TheMather ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
They would, as there isn't anything to understand beyond what the words say. The device hooked up to the internet could as well be a toaster so long as it had an ethernet port, what the internet is has nothing to do with what computers do.
User avatar #50 to #49 - rockamekishiko (08/05/2013) [-]
"hook X to the internet" that doesn't explain what it is
User avatar #51 to #50 - TheMather ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
No, but calling it a communication grid does, as that's the very definition of what the internet is. The rest of what I said there was actually superfluous additional information that explains how computers use it.
User avatar #42 to #13 - lawerancearm (08/05/2013) [-]
Tits, Cats, dogs, more tits, ass. Repeat till bored and stay on till you feel your soul drain from your existence. You can never leave.
User avatar #24 to #13 - sanguinesolitude (08/05/2013) [-]
its like going to a whorehouse, only the whorehouse is free and you dont get to touch the whores. in the lobby there are a bunch of angry guys arguing, as well as various vendors of goods and services, occasionally you see a guy on a soapbox ranting crazily. Also omnipresent cats doing cute things.
#53 to #13 - dontknowmeatall (08/05/2013) [-]
The Internet is a system connecting all computers in the world in order to share information. Anyone can put anything there and no one can ever know who or where you are. It has all the knowledge of mankind and you can access from your computer, your mobile phone or a tablet, which is a flat screen designed for no particular reason but useful for some people to access internet and do some other stuff.. Having the possibility to potentially know everything, the human race has decided to use it to share funny pictures of cats, illegal copies of art (yeah, copying art is illegal now), pictures of nude women, discussions about the philosophy of children's cartoons and short movies of people from the USA doing stupid things. Did I mention nude women?
User avatar #103 to #53 - kevlar (08/06/2013) [-]
and russian car cams
User avatar #33 to #13 - curveball (08/05/2013) [-]
Imagine digging a hole. Eventually you dig so deep that you unearth something that makes you wish you had never started digging at all.
User avatar #67 to #13 - clownsplosion (08/06/2013) [-]
A series of tubes...
User avatar #69 to #67 - curveball (08/06/2013) [-]
No, it's more like a big truck.
User avatar #61 to #13 - supahsayin ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
Alright, so, nowadays people have these cool whimzamboozles called computers. They do stuff, lot's of stuff. Usually what people do is use the computers to access the internet. Alright, today, these computers are super duper popular. They're now almost a basic thing to have in a home. It's not just in america either, by the way. And with the computers like I said you can do a lot of stuff. Now, the internet is basically a sort of web, think of like a spiders web for now. You've got wires and those newfangled telephone poles to let each of these computers access the internet. It's also called the world wide web, like that spider web I told ya about. And once you get on the internet, you see a "website" which in form is like a piece of paper, and in certain cases the paper's going to be longer than what you're able to see, so you can use this doohickey that people call a "computer mouse" to move around a little image, most people's look like a little arrow to select stuff on the internet. So, once you get everything set up, you can use a keyboard to type in letters on this screen. Ignore how it's all jumbled up, that's a matter for another day.
Also, if you ever decide to go on the internet, watch out for any shifty looking advertisements that promise you something that you would have to "download", which is putting information on the personal computer.
Also prepare for some raunchy stuff, things from your day that'd be very dirty will most likely be nowhere near as bad as today, and the opposite is also true since you may see some... innapropriate pictures.
User avatar #30 to #13 - naitsabesh ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
Free porn.
User avatar #40 to #30 - rheago (08/05/2013) [-]
Basically this
User avatar #60 to #30 - organicglory (08/06/2013) [-]
Free porn?
Back in my day we had to squeeze our own butt cheeks and pretend they were boobies!
User avatar #92 to #60 - niggastolemyname (08/06/2013) [-]
#99 to #92 - mcswoof (08/06/2013) [-]
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#87 - alreadyexiststho (08/06/2013) [-]
The President is a black man.
#109 to #87 - unfitninjuh (08/06/2013) [-]
Good luck pal   
>HFW he realizes Obama is president
Good luck pal
>HFW he realizes Obama is president
#74 - feelythefeel ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
>implying people from the 50's aren't still alive
They're called grandparents.
User avatar #131 to #74 - stillanonymous ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
why are they called grandparents? what if they have no children?
User avatar #85 to #74 - scootalooisyourgod (08/06/2013) [-]
Yes, but grandparents can sometimes get used to the new times. What if a middle-class man with a wife and 3 kids, steady office job, nice house, etc. suddenly woke up in 2013 unexpectedly...
#104 to #74 - clockworkhearts (08/06/2013) [-]
Grandparents? I'm still a teenager and my mother was born in the 1950s
#82 to #74 - anon (08/06/2013) [-]
I think he means without the gradual intake of technology, kind of like aliens giving us tech or giving a dildo to a dolphin.
User avatar #108 to #82 - thereoncewasaman (08/06/2013) [-]
Yeah...... Wait what was that second one?
User avatar #47 - myrtille ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
I wouldn't say anything, I would just take them to a large IMAX 3D theatre to watch an action movie and watch them **** their pants.
User avatar #52 to #47 - thegamerslife (08/05/2013) [-]
Tell them Avatar is a documentary!
User avatar #75 to #52 - myrtille ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
I saw Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D, and I've gotta tell you, that was probably the most mind boggling movie I've seen there. It's perfectly made for that experience. My heart got going a few times.
User avatar #59 to #52 - dambusta (08/06/2013) [-]
User avatar #68 - burtgasm (08/06/2013) [-]
You can't call them ******* anymore
#56 - suiker (08/05/2013) [-]
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#41 - omegaominous (08/05/2013) [-]
PLEASE......take me with you when you go back....
#130 to #41 - hauntzor (08/06/2013) [-]
Enjoy life without internet, cable television and video games, all the while risking being eventually drafted for the Vietnam War.  assuming you live in the US
Enjoy life without internet, cable television and video games, all the while risking being eventually drafted for the Vietnam War. assuming you live in the US
#156 to #130 - omegaominous (08/06/2013) [-]
i shall!
User avatar #91 to #41 - rokkarokkaali (08/06/2013) [-]
And then you died of syphilis
#88 - ronnnycombo (08/06/2013) [-]
or stuff like this
or stuff like this
User avatar #2 - Aleafe (08/05/2013) [-]
i would bring them to a 3d transformers movie.
User avatar #6 to #2 - fukkendragonite (08/05/2013) [-]
They had 3D in the 1950's. It just didn't work amazingly well.
User avatar #27 to #2 - naitsabesh ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
I'd take them to a good movie in 3d.
User avatar #58 to #2 - danniegurl ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
Tell them it's based on a true story.
User avatar #105 to #102 - lostxprophit (08/06/2013) [-]
he's from the 1940's but...close enough
User avatar #118 to #105 - ananamouse (08/06/2013) [-]
#62 - corpsedolly (08/06/2013) [-]
You can watch pornographic material on a magic box.
You can watch pornographic material on a magic box.
#26 - DarkLogic (08/05/2013) [-]
Torchwood Series One: Episode 10 Out of Time
#21 - hoshasei (08/05/2013) [-]
How this great man sacrificed his life so black people could live off the government, etc.
User avatar #76 to #21 - smokekusheveryday (08/06/2013) [-]
also how that black man were be ashamed of black people since ***** is the equivalent of ****** and by using that term isn't technically self degrading?
User avatar #89 to #21 - punnyjunky ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
"sacrificed his life" lolwat? He didn't sacrifice himself, he got murdered.
User avatar #97 - aglet (08/06/2013) [-]
What would George Washington do if he were alive today?

Scream and scratch at the top of his coffin.
#5 - anon (08/05/2013) [-]
Hey, wanna know who the twelth doctor is?
#81 to #5 - anon (08/06/2013) [-]
it is awesome because the new doctor went to my high school
#10 to #5 - captnnorway (08/05/2013) [-]
your mom
#132 - inkythesquid (08/06/2013) [-]
Guy's FW
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