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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7200 on: February 28, 2013, 12:10:10 AM »
CM: You should really study shorthand.

And you should really get your own stinkin' textbook.

Ehh, it's not about the textbook. It's not for an assigned course; it's more of a useful reference. We all have different books and frequently borrow each others.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7201 on: February 28, 2013, 12:25:46 AM »
I made my grandson's brain hurt some years back.  He was about...8, maybe. 

"Grandma, what kind of video games did they have when you were my age?"

When I was 8 it was 1963.  That there were no electronic games of any kind was an alien concept to him.  I remember how strange as it seemed to me at that age that my mother grew up with no television. 
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7202 on: February 28, 2013, 05:49:06 AM »
CM: dep. fac? no fac? pref off, use copy.
My first thought on reading this bit would have been: obscene abuse of some kind?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7203 on: February 28, 2013, 07:37:13 AM »
I made my grandson's brain hurt some years back.  He was about...8, maybe. 

"Grandma, what kind of video games did they have when you were my age?"

When I was 8 it was 1963.  That there were no electronic games of any kind was an alien concept to him.  I remember how strange as it seemed to me at that age that my mother grew up with no television.

I made my boy's brains hurt when I tried to explain to them the DOS prompt when you used to start up computers, before there was Windows and clicking on icons was available for opening programs.   That you'd have to remember the location of the program and type it up exactly or it would tell you "File not found". 
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7204 on: February 28, 2013, 07:46:59 AM »
I made my boy's brains hurt when I tried to explain to them the DOS prompt when you used to start up computers, before there was Windows and clicking on icons was available for opening programs.   That you'd have to remember the location of the program and type it up exactly or it would tell you "File not found".

Well, there was always the "dir" command. Ah, good times :)

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« Reply #7205 on: February 28, 2013, 08:01:10 AM »
And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?"
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7206 on: February 28, 2013, 08:11:41 AM »
I made my boy's brains hurt when I tried to explain to them the DOS prompt when you used to start up computers, before there was Windows and clicking on icons was available for opening programs.   That you'd have to remember the location of the program and type it up exactly or it would tell you "File not found".

Well, there was always the "dir" command. Ah, good times :)

C:/games/coolgame/coolgame.exe
>coolgame.exe not found
cd..
C:/games/dir
C:/games/goodgame/goodgame.exe
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7207 on: February 28, 2013, 08:26:32 AM »
Ah yes, and writing your own baby menu batch files in BASIC.  And the precious autoexec.bat and config.sys files...once you got everything working, be sure to copy those somewhere, because if they got deleted or corrupted, you were in for hours of fun.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7208 on: February 28, 2013, 08:35:27 AM »
Somehow I seem to remember sitting in front of my father's first PC watching it defrag for hours...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7209 on: February 28, 2013, 09:17:41 AM »
HIMEM... the gamer's friend.  :D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7210 on: February 28, 2013, 09:29:16 AM »
mbbored wrote:

"CM: You should really study shorthand."

I find the problem here is that she asked a full question first and switched to shorthand for the reply.  That would have thrown me, along with the fact that not many people study shorthand any more.  Who transcribes dication by hand outside a courtroom any more?

Twik wrote:

"And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?""

Who is General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my hard drive?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7211 on: February 28, 2013, 09:43:07 AM »
Twik wrote:

"And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?""

Who is General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my hard drive?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7212 on: February 28, 2013, 11:07:59 AM »
My kids's brains are still broken after I explained to them that there the internet existed before there was a world wide web, and just like pre-windows computers, you had to remember where things were and type commands.  Of course, I never used the internet for much except for a few MUDs and some usenet groups.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7213 on: February 28, 2013, 12:05:54 PM »
And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?"

http://www.ellenbailey.com/poems/ellen_215.htm A copy of the "Abort, Retry, Ignore" parody of The Raven. :-)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7214 on: February 28, 2013, 12:10:41 PM »
mmswm wrote:

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My kids's brains are still broken after I explained to them that there the internet existed before there was a world wide web, and just like pre-windows computers, you had to remember where things were and type commands.  Of course, I never used the internet for much except for a few MUDs and some usenet groups."

And email, I presume?  I've had that same discussion, but the part that breaks my brain is that I had to have it with some of my younger coworkers, who should know better.

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