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Sep 18, 2018 20:08 |  #466

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That's because it starts with 'A'. :)

Oh, certainly he had to have noticed that.
Didn't he??? :-P:-P:-P


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Sep 18, 2018 23:34 |  #467

Pippan wrote in post #18710827 (external link)
That's because it starts with 'A'. :)

I was pointing out its location, not importance. :-)


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Sep 20, 2018 07:25 |  #468

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18710971 (external link)
I was pointing out its location, not importance. :-)

And at the same time providing Pippan with excellent material. Well done, I'd say.


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Sep 20, 2018 13:16 |  #469

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And at the same time providing Pippan with excellent material. Well done, I'd say.

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Sep 30, 2018 09:00 |  #470

Not sure if these was mentioned. - Taking you TV's tubes to the local drugstore and sticking them into the tube tester.


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Oct 02, 2018 10:30 |  #472

You might want to mirror your image, the letters are all backward. ;)


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Oct 02, 2018 10:48 |  #473

I like watching old movies and TC shows. It is so odd to see a desk with no computer on it. The bosses never had typewriters, just the assistants. Journalists using typewriters lol. These days with spell checker, etc has killed an art from. We watched a series on the American civil war and they read letters written by foot soldiers. We thought they were poets.

Guess you take the good with the bad. I hated typewriters expect for the arms swinging and hitting the ribbon part. I went through a lot of whiteout. :-)


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Oct 02, 2018 11:45 |  #474

digital paradise wrote in post #18720734 (external link)
We watched a series on the American civil war and they read letters written by foot soldiers. We thought they were poets.

Handwriting was better then, too.


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Oct 02, 2018 12:00 |  #475

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Handwriting was better then, too.

Yes that was also something we noticed as well. There was a lot of focus on that in school in those days but there were no sciences, etc. I still remember that from 50 years ago. I always glued my eyelids shut working with Elmer's glue. :-)


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Oct 02, 2018 12:00 |  #476

digital paradise wrote in post #18719147 (external link)
Not sure if these was mentioned. - Taking you TV's tubes to the local drugstore and sticking them into the tube tester.

Yup, I remember doing that.


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Oct 02, 2018 12:09 |  #477

digital paradise wrote in post #18720734 (external link)
I like watching old movies and TC shows. It is so odd to see a desk with no computer on it.

I wonder how many people have a pc in their home. So much productivity can be done on smart phones and tablets, and some even do photo editing on these devices.


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Oct 02, 2018 17:48 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #478

They didn't even teach us math in school. We had to learn Arithmetic. I think it was a lot harder than Math.:-P


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Oct 02, 2018 18:11 |  #479

I was fixing my daughter's car a couple of weeks ago and this is relevant in two ways.

Firstly the fact that I was fixing her car. I can fix most things around the house and these are skills that are fast disappearing in the throwaway age.

Secondly, the problem was centred around the power steering and this prompted me to tell her what my first few cars were like, compared with today, and what we had to do to our 'new' cars. Take Car #2, which was an Austin Mini. It had no window winders, not even manually-lowered windows. It had no radio. It had no wing mirrors, no power steering, no boosted brakes, no heated rear window and no seatbelts.

Consequently, the first few weeks of ownership involved rectifying all that and, as all young men with an interest in cars did, painting the wheels to look like alloys, fitting a tiny steering wheel, putting 'bucket seat' covers on the front seats and a few other VITALLY IMPORTANT THINGS like putting go-faster stripes on it.

Then, as my disposable income increased over the following years, I took an interest in performance. Getting more power out of 70s and 80s engines could be done on a DIY basis, up to a point, but involved lots of expensive parts and machining, followed by a significant reduction in reliability ...

Nowadays, run-of-the-mill family cars make more power than most of the cars I threw money, sweat and tears at. They come factory-fitted with everything we had to add in the past, plus lost more besides. Even extracting more power can be as simple as unplugging a little computer chip and sticking a different one in its place.

On top of all that, I was living in a cardboard box in't middle t'road.


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Oct 02, 2018 23:36 |  #480

KT29 wrote in post #18720998 (external link)
They didn't even teach us math in school. We had to learn Arithmetic. I think it was a lot harder than Math.:-P

My teacher told us that pie are square. What nonsense!


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