30 Ubiquitous Technologies That Have Overstayed Their Welcome

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30 Ubiquitous Technologies That Have Overstayed Their Welcome

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The Pentagon still uses Windows ХР. With some of their computers performing vital functions, paying Microsoft for extended support is often easier than an upgrade. icrosoft Windows xp CRACKED.COM

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The NYPD still used M typewriters as of 2015 A few years ago, if you reported a crime in New York City, the report wasn't typed on a computer, but on an old- school typewriter. This was to be expected in, say, the 1970s-but certainly { 2 20 E 1/2 not in the 21st century. - Q W E R T Y I A S D F G H Z X с V в N CRACKED.COM

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ALKALINE BATTERIES +IAA HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1890'S. 22 THEY LEAK CAUSTIC CHEMICALS (A.K.A. ACID) WHICH CAN GET INTO THE LOCAL WATER & AIR SUPPLY FROM I 3 LANDFILLS. HTTP://GHN.JIEEE.ORG/WIKIG/INDEX.PHP/EDISONS27S_ALKALINE_BATTERY HTTP://WWW.EPA.GOV/OSW/CONSERVE/MATERIALS/BATTERY.HTM Energizer® GRAGKED.COM

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BOTTLED WINE: BOX IT UP. WINE BOTTLES HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE ROMAN TIMES; WINE BOXES, SINCE 1965. HOW DO THEY STACK UP AGAINST EACH OTHER? VS. BOTTLES BOXES LIFESPAN AFTER OPENING JANUARY JANUARY FEBRUARY SUN MON TUE WED THU PAY SAT SUN MON TUE WE: THU FRI SAT sun MON THE NED THU FR SAT x x X x x 6 7 X X X x x 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 x X x x X X x x x X . 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 x x x e x 20 X x

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You can still find shops in China where the merchants use an abacus to calculate a customer's bill. CRACKED.COM A few schools in the West still teach students how to use an abacus too.

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Magnetic tapes were first invented in 1928 and became a common way to store media in the 1950's. GRACKED.COM Many people have opted for newer storage mediums such as hard disk drives or DVDs which has made magnetic tapes become forgotten about, however they still have many benefits that makes them a viable option compared to digital storage solutions.

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Windows XP was first launched in 2001 and it is still being used by some people today. CRACKED.COM NetMarketShare reported that 1.26% of laptops and desktop computers were running on the 19-year-old os last month. This means that there are 25.2 million PCs running on Windows ХР, which is a problem because it is a highly insecure system.

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