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I used to believe money was directly printed inside the ATM. As in, you´d type in 50 dollars and the machine would print the exact amount and give it to you...
hey, it always made such strange sounds!
When I was 3 or 4 I belived there wasd a little man in the computer.So I used it often.The End
I used to believe that Power Plant about thirty miles from my house was a cloud factory due to the cooling towers putting forth huge amounts of white steam.
When I was little - my parents would record popular childrens movies that were played on TV so that we could re-watch them.
I used to think that the VCR only worked over night - so you had to go to sleep, and could only watch the program again the next morning.
I used to believe that I could record sound with seashells. I tried recording the Pastor at my parent's church when I was a kid. I tried several times, and finally gave up, dissapointed it wouldn't work. It captured the ocean's sounds, after all!
When I was about five I had (and still have, though I don't use it as much anymore) a Magic School Bus dinosaur game. In it the bus was a time machine and could travel to the age of the dinosaurs. It convinced me that I could build a time machine if I put a timer in a cardboard box and it would work if it was thrown into the air and it would fly to the time of the dinosaurs. So every day I would find the kitchen timer and sit in the box with it and begged my parents to throw me into the sky so I could go back in time but they kept telling me I couldn't but I kept believing I could. Eventually I was able to annoy everyone with this time machine stuff and my mom threatened to take away the Magic School Bus CD. I gave up when my parents finally explained thoroughly why it wasn't possible.
I used to think that installing the Windows operating system would turn your computer into a window! Then you could see the magic bubbles (pixles)that made the pictures on the screen and make your own picture!!(i used to think that as well!)
I used to think that it was only weak lasers that just made a dot of light. I thought that with Reaaly powerful ones, you could see the lazer beam. Then i was told that the readon you could see the beam sometimes was that the test room was full of dust!
When I was about five or so, I remember looking through a catalogue with my friend and finding in it our very own life sized robots! We were so impressed we begged our parents for them (they cost a whole £3.50 each or something). We spent our time planning how we could have our very own robots serve us and do our chores etc. When they finally arrived however, they were a whole 4 inches tall and went round in circles. I remember wanting to have my parents write to the catalogue and complain about false advertising.
When I was very young, I could never figure out how guns worked. Eventually I came to the conclusion that the trigger was one end of a lever which pushed the round down the barrel.
I used to believe that there was a person called Houston that all the astrounats would talk to whenever they were in trouble, then I learned that it was actually the city Houston, Texas. "Houston, we have a problem"
When I was in elementary school, we did lots of things in the computer lab on our Apple Macintoshes. Whenever we could create a new file on them, the file would always be named "Ulited (pronounced YOU-lit-ed)." I thought that there was a giant software company called Ulited out there that made all the programs we used on the computer, and so, whenever we made a new file, the file would be named Ulited in their honor. Although all the files seemed to be credited to different companies, I knew in the end they were all owned by Ulited Corp, who quietly put their mark on all these products by inserting their name into the default file names.
I think I was 11 or 12 before I finally realized that the filename said "Untitled."
I used to believe that if I could get a huge diamond which I could place on top of a thick flashlight, I could create one of those cool, powerful lasers they showed all the time in cartoons.
I used to believe an answering machine was a device that answered ANY questions you asked it, through some kind of magic.
I used to believe the speakers recorded my voice, not a built in microphone. I tried this on every speaker I owned and thought that I only had luck with some of them.
I used to believe that the name of the Commodore 64 home computer was Commandore 64.
I used to think that if you want to write programs in machine code, you need two monitors for your computer: The ordinary one and a machine code monitor.
When I was a kid, I had two computers in my home, an Amiga 500 which uses the common 3 ½ inch floppy disks and a Commodore Colt that takes the older 5 ¼ inch floppy disks. Neither of my two computers back then had hard disk drives so I jumped to the conclusion that the 3 ½ inch disks of the Amiga were all hard disks because they had a much harder surface and were less flexible than the 5 ¼ inch disks. I had over one hundred games for the Amiga and I told some of the teachers at my school that I had a computer with over one hundred hard disks and they were wondering how the heck my family could afford so many hard disks and how I could fit all of the hard disks into my computer. I believed that all 3 ½ inch floppy disks were hard disks until I was 14, when my Info Tech teach set me straight by getting my to write one hundred lines stating that 3 ½ inch disks are floppy disks.
When I was little I knew that if you ran "C:\Con\Con" on a windows 95/98 PC it was mess up the computer. I thought that "C:\Con\Con" was some kind of magic word that would mess up or kill anything you said it to, or wrote on. I was horrified that I might absent-mindedly mumble it to myself or write it on myself. I once had a nightmare that it happened and I died. One die I was fed up with my little brother, so I wrote on his forehead "C:\Con\Con" during his nap, because I knew it was mess up his head. I still write it on things I don't like, it's a force of habit. I'm a nerd.
when i was little (15 now) my cousin had the kind of lamps that u tap to turn on/off and so on. she had me convinced that that she did it with magical powers....i dint learn until 5 years later when my mom bought me one for my birthday!