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Anachronisms?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 #81 of 203
    Cholly

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    My grandsons don't do cursive. Kids hereabouts all seem to print rather than write in cursive, and they don't seem to teach it in the schools. BTW, their printing isn't all that good. :(
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 #82 of 203
    Cholly

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    You gotta be kidding! In my household, we have 5 TiVo DVR's, ranging from a Philips Series1 (recently modded with a big hard drive from Weaknees) to a new Premiere. Two are SD, three are HD.
    We have too many TV's in our home (7) to have satellite TV (I've verified this with both Dish and DirecTV), and I abhor Time Warner's Scientific Atlanta DVR's. With the exception of the Series 1, all the TiVo's have lifetime subscriptions, so the only premium I pay to TW is $10 a month for four cablecards.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 #83 of 203
    fluffybear

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    Like yourself, I've had the entire series on DVD for years so when my daughter told me they were using it in her class, it gave me a good excuse to dig them out and watch hem with her.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 #84 of 203
    matt

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    I took keyboarding in high school. It was more of a keyboarding then Microsoft Office class though.

    I didn't learn anything from it. After about a week I learned how to get around Websense and played games instead of working on assignments. My teacher found out, I showed him how to do it, he gambled online, the rest of the class worked hard, and I sat there and made an A playing games. :D
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 #85 of 203
    Rich

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    Still seems strange. They sure disappeared quickly.

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  6. Mar 30, 2011 #86 of 203
    Rich

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    Yes. I have a great fear of them disappearing. Considering how many books I read in a year it would be very costly for me.

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  7. Mar 30, 2011 #87 of 203
    Rich

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    I get the whom you used properly above. I know it's proper to use after a preposition, but I see it in so many other places...:nono2:

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  8. Mar 30, 2011 #88 of 203
    Rich

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    Charlie, I have twelve HRs, 7 plasma TVs and D* has never held me back from using any number of HRs on any number of TVs. Somebody gave you the wrong scoop. And D* gave me some of my HRs without cost. Try it. They won't stop you.

    Get some!!!

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  9. Mar 30, 2011 #89 of 203
    Rich

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    This sounds interesting. Could you explain further? I like grammar lessons. Oddly I hated grammar in school, now it intrigues me. That's one of the things I like about good dictionaries, they usually have a good English grammar section in them. Anyhow, tell us more about "its" and "only". Please. :)

    Rich
     
  10. Mar 30, 2011 #90 of 203
    James Long

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    When I took keyboarding in high school they called it "typing". :rolleyes:

    I took it the semester after Pascal. (The language, not the person.) :grin:
     
  11. Mar 30, 2011 #91 of 203
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    I am a huge supporter of the public library. I have heard the online argument before. What those making this argument fail to realize is that a large number of those using library resources do not have ready access to the internet. In fact, many of them use the library for their internet access. Library funds are always the first on the chopping block when it comes to budget cuts, but shutting down the library would be a huge injustice.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2011 #92 of 203
    Rich

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    I can't even imagine not having one. But our library is now streaming books at no cost, so I gotta wonder if that idea isn't gonna take off and replace brick and mortar libraries with "virtual" libraries. That's really something I don't want to see.

    Rich
     
  13. Mar 30, 2011 #93 of 203
    matt

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    Whatever... my computer has a keyboard, not a "typer". :rolleyes: I took hunting and pecking in high school, does that work? :)
     
  14. Mar 30, 2011 #94 of 203
    harsh

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    Bet?
     
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    James Long

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    My typewriter does not have a keyboard ... it has individual keys leading to each impression head. That's the kind of typing I'm talking about.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2011 #96 of 203
    spartanstew

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    My sophomore year in high school my Dad told me to take typing (this was 1980), because he learned it in the military and never forgot it.

    I thought he was being stupid, but took it. I was the only guy in the class. Did pretty well and ended up taking Typing II and Typing III (was up to just over 100 wpm at one point).

    So glad now that I took those classes.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2011 #97 of 203
    spartanstew

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    Either way is easier than the mess going on in scooper's head.

     
  18. Mar 30, 2011 #98 of 203
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    I took typing in 8th grade, around 1973. Didn't use it again until I started computer programming classes in 1981. I was amazed how quick it came back. More useful then just about anything I took in high school.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2011 #99 of 203
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    All depends on the way your brain is wired / trained to solve math problems. :D

    Mine was heavily influenced by TI calculators using AOS.
     
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    Mine was influenced by many, many other things.
     

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