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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7245 on: February 28, 2013, 03:50:20 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 #7246 on: February 28, 2013, 03:57:47 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 #7247 on: February 28, 2013, 05:27:28 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 #7248 on: February 28, 2013, 05:46:43 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 #7249 on: February 28, 2013, 05:57:39 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 #7250 on: February 28, 2013, 06:11:40 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 #7251 on: February 28, 2013, 10:12:25 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 #7252 on: March 01, 2013, 01:09:09 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

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

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

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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 #7253 on: March 01, 2013, 01:11:31 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

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

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

Virg
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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 #7254 on: March 01, 2013, 01:13:40 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 #7255 on: March 01, 2013, 06:20:29 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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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7256 on: March 01, 2013, 06:57:38 AM »
By contrast I've made my best friend feel old when she's shown me pictures of some items she grew up with and I wasn't quite sure what they were.  Such as the washing machines that had the rollers you'd feed your clothes through to dry them.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7257 on: March 01, 2013, 08:12:50 AM »
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

When a big storm last summer caused massive power outages, I tried to use the voice function for a text message and nearly told a friend that our local Chipotle was ill-clothed  :P (that's "still closed" in iPhonish, apparently).
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7258 on: March 01, 2013, 08:47:19 AM »
By contrast I've made my best friend feel old when she's shown me pictures of some items she grew up with and I wasn't quite sure what they were.  Such as the washing machines that had the rollers you'd feed your clothes through to dry them.

My favorite (black and white) photo is my dad, my sister, and I sitting in front of our Christmas tree.  You can see some of our new toys in the background, and right beside me is a miniature toy wringer-washer.  I sure wish it had survived my childhood.


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7259 on: March 01, 2013, 09:36:40 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.

I've done the home wipe, no change. The nearest Apple store is almost 2 hours away. I bought a new iPod video this morning--for probably half the cost of the original one, and more than 5 times the memory. THAT made my brain hurt!  :P