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Old 02-13-2011, 08:14 PM   #676
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School sports http://www.easports.com/ ;-) and of course who can ever forget texting http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/...g-parents-sue/

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:35 PM   #677
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Outdoors? Wait, is that the real world virtual reality thing with bad graphics and no environmental controls like heat or air conditioning? As far as exercise goes, let me just say one word (is it really a word? How sad, lol,) WII... These days you have to download your imagination. I think Google has an App for one, maybe it was Apple.
Wii? You'll shoot your eye out with that thing! Poor kids today will never know the joy of crashing their bike and cracking their head open!



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I would love to get my hands on an old manual typewriter. I use to have a few at one time. Where you had to actually press down on the keys with some effort, (compared to computer keyboards.) The days when spell checks consisted of a real dictionary, (For the younger ones they where those big things with paper pages) and either retyping it all or using white out if you messed up.
Ya can get old typewriters on Ebay, dirt-cheap. I was thinking of getting one, but then what would I do with it? I'd have to just retype everything into the 'puter, anyway. (O-K, they were cool...but that is one area where computers excel. You should try centering taxt and crap like that on a typewriter!)

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First of all, if you get a new hybrid car, you can easily have upwards of 50 MPG. Secondly, teens at my school *still* play sports, like basketball, water polo (which I do have friends on my school's [awesome] water polo team), football, and tennis (which I have become [somewhat] good at). And even those who don't play still go to watch the (sometimes awesome) games. Thirdly, sure typewriters were fairly easy to use, but they also were not too user-friendly (have you ever tried instant-messaging or browsing the Web on a typewriter? LOL!) and also required ink refills more often than today's printers (I could be wrong with this one, but didn't the constant printing on paper hog ink, and didn't typewriters have smaller ink cartridges?). Fourth, would you rather just swipe a laser across a barcode than have to type the price out (and then with the possibility of typos)? Sure, typing may have been faster, but scanning is more precise (albeit with extra input from the buyer). And then, there's the argument that scanners are present throughout the store, so all the user has to do is take the item to a support-column scanning station and scan it that way...
Hybrids? Pffft! I believe they are expensive to maintain and repair as they get older. Basically throw away cars at a hefty price.

Sports? No, no, no, no..... Ya gotta get away from all the organized, adult-supervised stuff where only some participate...and just play (well, you're a little old for that now) and work things out for yourself. Ever build a fort/tree-house (without adult help)? Play with Matchbox cars on the floor?[Kenny: "On the floor? You barbarian!"]


And the typewriters! Oh, muh boy....a ribbon (Ink-laden cloth tape on a spool) would last for ages...and was dirt cheap.

And the scanners aren't so fast....when ther cashier has to pass the item over the scanner 12 times for it to register, or type in a 900 digit number. You're too young to have seen it (they disappeared in the 70's) but a cashier punching in the prices could really do it fast- I mean, they could fly! Faster than scanning- believe it or not (it was a skill). They'd just pick up an item and look at the price tag while punching it in without even looking at the cash register, and the items would never stop moving...the cashier was in constant motion and the items went through just as fast as she could move 'em one at a time. Man, I miss that. Checkout was so much faster 40 years ago.



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Still change my car's oil and filters when necessary :P
BTW a 1.4L commonrail diesel engine gets me about 50 MPG and it isn't a hybrid. Driving calmly and having an efficient japanese engine makes the tank last about 6 weeks (pretty good since fuel is expensive as hell in my country).


Hmmm...wonder what a hybrid commonrail engine would get me in terms of mileage...
Yeah, for some reason, here in America, they only use diesels in trucks and a few Volkswagens. All this talk of fuel economy for the last 40 years, but we have virtually no small diesels. Really makes you wonder.



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Old 02-14-2011, 06:08 PM   #678
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Ok since I hijacked the thread, without meaning to, let me get things back on track.

Linux is great!!!

Windows Sucks!!!

Hows that :-)
 
Old 02-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #679
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Ok since I hijacked the thread, without meaning to, let me get things back on track.

Linux is great!!!

Windows Sucks!!!

Hows that :-)
To paraphrase Mutt's author:

All operating systems suck. Linux just sucks less!!!
 
Old 02-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #680
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Ok since I hijacked the thread, without meaning to, let me get things back on track.

Linux is great!!!

Windows Sucks!!!

Hows that :-)
I wouldn't argue with that. That hits it close enough. I think windows is worse than "sucks" tho.

 
Old 02-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #681
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I wouldn't argue with that. That hits it close enough. I think windows is worse than "sucks" tho.

Absolutely. It's downright deplorable.
 
Old 02-14-2011, 08:45 PM   #682
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Thanks for reminding us what this thread is all about LOL just enjoying the trips down memory lane !!!! But Cronk is still swingin' from the trees and talking about his first bicycle; A raliegh 3 speed (one of the first ones out!

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Old 02-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #683
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Thanks for reminding us what this thread is all about LOL just enjoying the trips down memory lane !!!! But Cronk is still swingin' from the trees and talking about his first bicycle; A raliegh 3 speed (one of the first ones out!
Mine was a Star Spangler. It was white and I rode the wheels off that thing. I live in the sticks out here.

My brother wants a new rig. He usually buys one prebuilt. This time, he wants me to build it for him and put Linux on it. Yeppie!! A OS I can fix easily but that rarely breaks to begin with. It will be Gentoo like me.

 
Old 02-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #684
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Mine was a Star Spangler. It was white and I rode the wheels off that thing. I live in the sticks out here.

My brother wants a new rig. He usually buys one prebuilt. This time, he wants me to build it for him and put Linux on it. Yeppie!! A OS I can fix easily but that rarely breaks to begin with. It will be Gentoo like me.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=4258484
 
Old 02-14-2011, 11:27 PM   #685
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Here's my word processor:

http://www.xara.com/news/october06/img/pencil37.png

...and here's my operating system:

http://www.chaaps.com/wp-content/upl...9/12/hands.jpg

and it's got some RAM

http://soe.ucdavis.edu/ss0809/BussC/Images/rams.SR.jpg
 
Old 02-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #686
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Can we please, for the love of God, get back on topic?

To help steer this thread in the right course:

C⃠

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #687
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Can we please, for the love of God, get back on topic?

To help steer this thread in the right course:

C⃠
it's not about copyright but about qualities and features of windows vs linux.
that;s not the right course
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #688
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it's not about copyright but about qualities and features of windows vs linux.
that;s not the right course
Yes, but Linux freedom != copyright.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #689
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Yes, but Linux freedom != copyright.
yes,it's a fact: you can modifiy linux and freely distribute it completely legal, while windows not.

done, that's all about copyright issues.
a good strong point IMO of linux is that you have many FS's to choose from,while in windows you're limited to 2
thx for the ubuntu daily buil link in ur sig im downing it right now
 
Old 02-15-2011, 02:29 AM   #690
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Yes, but Linux freedom != copyright.
For the millionth time: Linux is copyrighted !!!
I know, they call it copyleft, but it is basically the same thing. The Linux kernel and the Gnu tools have a license, and you are not free to do anything that you want. You have to follow the license. That you have the right to modify and distribute it doesn't mean that there is no copyright. The licenses are very permissive, but you have to follow them, or the permission to use GPL code will become void.
 
  


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