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starry diadem

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7170 on: February 28, 2013, 01:54:40 PM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7171 on: February 28, 2013, 02:05:33 PM »
I made a friend feel old when I mentioned to her that my iPod was 10 years old and was starting to go out. (The battery's been replaced twice, but now the video is starting to freeze/lag while the audio continues. I can't really find a reason for it online, so I expect it's just age catching up to it.) "They made iPods 10 years ago??" Yes, back when I was in high school (I was actually a late adopter of the iPod and got mine in college. Whoops, just made it worse, sorry...!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7172 on: February 28, 2013, 02:13:45 PM »
I made a friend feel old when I mentioned to her that my iPod was 10 years old and was starting to go out. (The battery's been replaced twice, but now the video is starting to freeze/lag while the audio continues. I can't really find a reason for it online, so I expect it's just age catching up to it.) "They made iPods 10 years ago??" Yes, back when I was in high school (I was actually a late adopter of the iPod and got mine in college. Whoops, just made it worse, sorry...!

I have an iPod Mini, I still use it and see no need for a new one (although this post was written on an iPad 2).


I made some kids brains hurt by telling them we didn't have texting when I was a teen, then mentioning the phone.  One of them said, "so you did have texting then" and I had to explain that we only had simple landlines (we had a rotary phone when I was a child, and getting a "radio phone" was a big deal!)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7173 on: February 28, 2013, 02:25:10 PM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


BabyMama, your friend isn't that far off.  The first iPods were sold in late 2001, so that's only 11.5 years.  Also, did you take your iPod to your nearest Apple store?  From what you said, you're probably right, but you might ask them if they can wipe and reinstall the firmware, just in case the problem is simply a corrupted OS.  It won't cost you anything to ask, and you might be able to save the device.

RingTailedLemur wrote:

"One of them said, "so you did have texting then" and I had to explain that we only had simple landlines"

Remember way back when, when you'd use a phone for voice communications?  Those sure were the good old days....

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7174 on: February 28, 2013, 02:50:20 PM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


Well yes, but that's not quite as much fun as the old wingadingdingy and Jane learn-to-read book!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7175 on: February 28, 2013, 02:57:47 PM »
I make lots of people's brains hurt with my stupid cell phone.  I got one for me and one for DH because he's blind in one eye and wanted a "simple cell phone with big numbers."  I won't mention the name of the company, but it is similar to Charleston Cricket.  My brain hurt when we signed up because there is an extra charge for voice mail.  It isn't much, but I couldn't wrap my brain around the idea of a cell phone that doesn't take messages.  We both pay the surcharge to have voice mail, but it doesn't always tell you when you missed a call or someone left a voice message.  It seldom tells you right away, usually it is a day or two later, and sometimes it never delivers the message.  Several people have told me, "Didn't you hear my voice mail message?"  I have to reply, "No, it didn't save it for me."

The phone doesn't have a camera/scanner and we did not choose the text option (costs a lot extra).  It doesn't tell people who send it a text that it doesn't do text messages and it charges me 10 cents per text message even though I never see the text message.  I really hate these phones, but the monthly charges are dirt cheap.  I guess you get what you pay for.

When people talk about their smart phones and ask about my phone, I say, "Mine's a stupid phone: It can't even remember my voice mail messages."

I'm looking forward to upgrading in the next month or so.  Any of you out there who love your smart phone/portable device, please PM me with your suggestions.  I hate going on line and reading the promotional literature or going to the outlet and having some high pressure salesperson chat me up.  I would rather hear customer comments.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7176 on: February 28, 2013, 04:27:28 PM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

LOL!! Love it! : )

I played around one day with my cell phone's speaker feature (as in it allows you to dictate what you want it to do. Not an iPhone so it's not Siri but similar.

I tried to have it call DH.   

"Call DH'sname"
"Calling Karen."
"Cancel.  Call Dhsname"
"I do not see an entry for candle. Who do you want me to call?"
"Call Dhsname"
"Do you want me to open Kindle?"

I gave up.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7177 on: February 28, 2013, 04:46:43 PM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

That's especially funny for those ofus who remember both DOS and 'wingadingdingy and Jane'.

My, we are getting old, aren't we?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7178 on: February 28, 2013, 04:57:39 PM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

LOL!! Love it! : )

I played around one day with my cell phone's speaker feature (as in it allows you to dictate what you want it to do. Not an iPhone so it's not Siri but similar.

I tried to have it call DH.   

"Call DH'sname"
"Calling Karen."
"Cancel.  Call Dhsname"
"I do not see an entry for candle. Who do you want me to call?"
"Call Dhsname"
"Do you want me to open Kindle?"

I gave up.

Me and Siri no longer speak for this very reason.  She pops up every now and then trying to talk to me, but I just ignore her

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7179 on: February 28, 2013, 05:11:40 PM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

That's especially funny for those ofus who remember both DOS and 'wingadingdingy and Jane'.

My, we are getting old, aren't we?

Yes, the problems of getting old.

It took me a while to figure out who wingadingdingy was and what the heck that meant?

Ah, my tired old brain kicked in . . . I get it now! ;D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7180 on: February 28, 2013, 09:12:25 PM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


Well yes, but that's not quite as much fun as the old wingadingdingy and Jane learn-to-read book!
I hated the D*i*c*k and Jane books as a kid.  I could already read well over that level.  It would have been a lot more fun as Wingadingdingy and Jane.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7181 on: March 01, 2013, 12:09:09 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

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

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

Virg
(jumping in late...)

I've met General Failure - his first name is Al and he was very, very over-weight.  He really liked messing with hard drives.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7182 on: March 01, 2013, 12:11:31 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

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

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

Virg
(jumping in late...)

I've met General Failure - his first name is Al and he was very, very over-weight.  He really liked messing with hard drives.

What about Major Malfunction?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7183 on: March 01, 2013, 12:13:40 AM »


BabyMama, your friend isn't that far off.  The first iPods were sold in late 2001, so that's only 11.5 years.  Also, did you take your iPod to your nearest Apple store?  From what you said, you're probably right, but you might ask them if they can wipe and reinstall the firmware, just in case the problem is simply a corrupted OS.  It won't cost you anything to ask, and you might be able to save the device.

You can do it on your own computer if you have iTunes, at least with most of the devices.  Just plug it in to your computer, open up iTunes, select the iPod, and click restore.  It does wipe the whole iPod, but you can put everything right back on.



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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7184 on: March 01, 2013, 05:20:29 AM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


Well yes, but that's not quite as much fun as the old wingadingdingy and Jane learn-to-read book!
I hated the D*i*c*k and Jane books as a kid.  I could already read well over that level.  It would have been a lot more fun as Wingadingdingy and Jane.

Very large POD here.  Not exactly literature that kept you on the edge of your seat.
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