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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2010, 04:16:38 PM »
If so, try Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2010, 05:12:15 PM »
first to the moon (question: did it really happen?)

 You say moon but I think you really mean that multi-million $$$ movie made in Arizona? Or was it New Mexico? I forget.
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2010, 05:36:28 PM »
Does anybody else have a problem with the text box jumping if they type a message with any length to it on here?  I do and sometimes my words get jumbled up because I the box jumps every keystroke.   :D >:(

Sounds like it would have to be a browser and/or OS issue...

I use 6 different computers, all running XP Pro and Firefox, to view this forum and I've never had that problem.

XP Pro and XP Home, SP3, and IE8 (possibly IE7), and I experience it regularly.  It occurs once your post goes beyond the text box, each new line is hidden.  Doing it right now!  :D  At least it helps me be less longwinded (a plot perhaps?  ;) ).

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...and yes it is doing it right now for me too.  :D
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2010, 10:01:37 PM »
first to the moon (question: did it really happen?)

 You say moon but I think you really mean that multi-million $$$ movie made in Arizona? Or was it New Mexico? I forget.

Got a link for that? It never happening is fascinating to me. Why will it take us another decade to do something we did four decades ago with less technology than our kids video games? I just want the link - not to take this "green" thread down another stray path.

I think this might be my favorite thread. :D Only a few more posts to hit 10 pages.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 10:05:45 PM by beerocd »
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2010, 10:36:36 PM »
Why will it take us another decade to do something we did four decades ago with less technology than our kids video games?

Because the Saturn IB/V was a meticulously engineered, hand-built, ground-breaking piece of technology, and most of the people who built them are retired or dead? And that even with most of the material, economic, and sociopolitical resources of a *planet* devoted to making it succeed, none of them functioned flawlessly, and two out of twenty failed spectacularly?

Truth be told, if money was no object, we could have a man on the moon six months from the word go. We haven't been back because collectively, for better or for worse, we don't want to.
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #80 on: January 06, 2010, 10:54:40 PM »

 we don't want to.

we don't want to?

To be honest, it isn't so much can we hit the moon with a rocket, I think we're good at that. Can we put a couple of humans on the moon, safely? That's the trick I want to see. Step out in their shiny suits, play golf, ride around in a moon buggy - and then come back home. Maybe they can come up with some space fireworks to shoot off from the moon to finally stifle all nonbelievers.

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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #81 on: January 06, 2010, 11:40:49 PM »
first to the moon (question: did it really happen?)

Yes it did! Why fake 9 landings? Why didn't the USSR dispute it with everyone that did dispute it.? But it reminds me of a conversation with Nikki. She firmly believed that it was staged and would argue to the end. But when Mars actually did its close flyby a few years back she mistook the red light on the radio tower at the fire station as Mars. She was interesting to say the least.

Why will it take us another decade to do something we did four decades ago with less technology than our kids video games?

Because the Saturn IB/V was a meticulously engineered, hand-built, ground-breaking piece of technology, and most of the people who built them are retired or dead? And that even with most of the material, economic, and sociopolitical resources of a *planet* devoted to making it succeed, none of them functioned flawlessly, and two out of twenty failed spectacularly?

Truth be told, if money was no object, we could have a man on the moon six months from the word go. We haven't been back because collectively, for better or for worse, we don't want to.

I think this brings us back to the teachers, back then they taught real skills Math, Science, Geography. The computing power or most of the rockets that went into orbit or beyond had less computing power than a calculator watch (some today might ask what is a calculator watch) But to have some guys recalculate some serious re-routes in space, with pencil and paper and get some boys home. That is spec-freakin-damn-tacular!

The idea that texting is killing language (not specific to English) is killing me. My biggest pet peeve is the T in often, IT IS SILENT!

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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #82 on: January 06, 2010, 11:48:44 PM »
The idea that texting is killing language (not specific to English) is killing me.

Both the English teachers in my life complain about the same thing. Its so bad that they have to repeatedly tell their students "no text speak" for the first couple of weeks. And let's not even touch on what I see doing my job.
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2010, 06:30:09 AM »
Hmmm... languages being lost, Darwinism... I think we should look into "who" the space aliens that have been abducting people and mutilating cattle might actually be.  Could it be us coming Back from The Future, looking for something we lost?   ;D  And to think it all started with a damn plastic bag!!!  :D

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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #84 on: January 07, 2010, 07:11:00 AM »
My son was very much into computers in high school, in fact he was MCSE certifed by the time he graduated. He had learned to type extremely fast (better that 100 WPM) by using a 3-4 finger approach. He had to take typing, which required that he type, at I think 30 WPM. The teacher would not pass him, even though he typed over 3X the required speed, because he didn't use the home keys.  We even went before the administration and they backed the teacher. How #$%&ing stupid is that? So, he learned the home key, bull$hit way, passed his test and today he types with his own approach. What's funny is that he taught his method to some of his friends and they type faster that way. I understand rules, but you have to use common sense and I see less of that everyday in public schools.

Oh, and for the record, he isn't in IT, He graduated with a finance degree, because he got tired of everyone calling him to fix their computers. He decided he didn't want to do that the rest of his life. He still handles a keyboard the same way and I would be happy to type at half his speed.

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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #85 on: January 07, 2010, 07:34:44 AM »
The idea that texting is killing language (not specific to English) is killing me.

Both the English teachers in my life complain about the same thing. Its so bad that they have to repeatedly tell their students "no text speak" for the first couple of weeks. And let's not even touch on what I see doing my job.

Methinks thou doth protest too much. Why is it exactly that we don't speak in that manner anymore? All languages evolve over time. I'm not saying for the better, but things change. Just like the Spanish you learn in school is totally useless on the street.

Does anyone wear suits anymore? Do you think we'll ever go back to the Mertz suits? That's another evolution I'm not sure I care for, Dockers and a Polo (in a plastic bag).  :P
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #86 on: January 07, 2010, 09:15:21 AM »
He had to take typing, which required that he type, at I think 30 WPM. The teacher would not pass him, even though he typed over 3X the required speed, because he didn't use the home keys.  We even went before the administration and they backed the teacher.

Just goes to show that sometimes you can't teach an old dog new tricks I guess.  What is the 3-4 method?  I'd be interested to learn it just so I could do it, not that I need to but why not if it makes things quicker and easier?   ;D  For what its worth... some people still think we went to the moon passing through a powerful radiation belt in craft made of some magical extremely light alloy... all built by the lowest bidder(s).    :D ;D

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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2010, 09:22:54 AM »
He had to take typing, which required that he type, at I think 30 WPM. The teacher would not pass him, even though he typed over 3X the required speed, because he didn't use the home keys.  We even went before the administration and they backed the teacher.

Just goes to show that sometimes you can't teach an old dog new tricks I guess.  What is the 3-4 method?  I'd be interested to learn it just so I could do it, not that I need to but why not if it makes things quicker and easier?   ;D  For what its worth... some people still think we went to the moon passing through a powerful radiation belt in craft made of some magical extremely light alloy... all built by the lowest bidder(s).    :D ;D

I think we all know the DVORAK keyboard layout is the most efficient layout out there - WHY do we never switch? At some point there should be a cutoff(in schools) and there's a new way and an old way and we convert to DVORAK and eventually we do things the efficient way. And then we take the old keyboards, put em in plastic bags and throw em out to be recycled. :D
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2010, 09:30:06 AM »
  I can type 30wpm using the hunt-n-peck method.
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Re: Going Green?
« Reply #89 on: January 07, 2010, 10:52:22 AM »
some people still think we went to the moon passing through a powerful radiation belt in craft made of some magical extremely light alloy... all built by the lowest bidder(s).

Actually, most people think that. SOME people think it was shot on a sound stage in Las Vegas, with JFK directing and the Bavarian Illuminati as grips, but in forty years none of them have produced any evidence.
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