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BS: Only for oldies.

Gurney 21 Jun 12 - 04:25 PM
Beer 21 Jun 12 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,Peter 21 Jun 12 - 04:48 PM
gnu 21 Jun 12 - 09:10 PM
JohnInKansas 21 Jun 12 - 09:24 PM
Jack the Sailor 22 Jun 12 - 12:15 AM
Pete Jennings 22 Jun 12 - 12:53 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Jun 12 - 01:36 PM
Amos 22 Jun 12 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,saulgoldie 22 Jun 12 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Eliza 22 Jun 12 - 02:23 PM
MarkS 22 Jun 12 - 03:09 PM
Megan L 22 Jun 12 - 03:14 PM
Bert 22 Jun 12 - 08:01 PM
Big Al Whittle 22 Jun 12 - 08:07 PM
pdq 22 Jun 12 - 08:23 PM
Bert 22 Jun 12 - 09:53 PM
ChanteyLass 23 Jun 12 - 12:13 AM
Mo the caller 23 Jun 12 - 08:55 AM
Charmion 23 Jun 12 - 09:05 AM
Beer 23 Jun 12 - 09:08 AM
MGM·Lion 23 Jun 12 - 09:18 AM
gnu 23 Jun 12 - 02:49 PM
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Subject: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Gurney
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 04:25 PM

Someone just sent us this. Ironic laughs.
This should be sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it...

1961: Long hair
2011: Longing for hair

1961: KEG
2011: EKG

1961: Acid rock
2011: Acid reflux

1961: Moving to California because it's cool
2011: Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1961: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2011: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1961: Seeds and stems
2011: Roughage

1961: Hoping for a BMW
2011: Hoping for a BM

1961: Going to a new, hip joint
2011: Receiving a new hip joint

1961: Rolling Stones
2011: Kidney Stones

1961: Passing the drivers' test
2011: Passing the vision test

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1993 .

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been childproof and plastic.

The CD was introduced 3 year s before they were born.

They have always had an answering machine..

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control..
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane.."

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

Mc Donald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet?
Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading..

So have a nice day!!!!!
It is good to have friends who know about these things and who are still alive and kicking!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Beer
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 04:37 PM

I have a friend who's daughter is 25. She was in his recreational area and he asked her to call someone. She went over to the phone and after a bit ask her dad for help as she couldn't make the phone work. She was pressing down on the numbers instead of doing the circular motion with her finger.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 04:48 PM

Rolling Stones in 1961?

Your memory is defintely going.(First gig 12 July 1962)


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 09:10 PM

Beer... happened here... my bud's kid could not operate the dial phone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 09:24 PM

When I was ~20 years old, in college, the EE Dept Dean visited our class for a single lecture on "why you can't build a (mainframe?) computer using transistors." At the time, he was absolutely correct.

(The first very crude "pocket calculators" were about 15 years down the road.)

I had the impression he was making a "disguised plea" for some of the fresh young minds to get to work and make some better transistors.

Up until very recently I was fairly happy that some of them apparently did.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 12:15 AM

"Rolling Stones in 1961?"

there is a bunch of stuff like that. Almost all actually. I think it should be 1971.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 12:53 PM

I'm doing a part-time university course. My wristwatch is older than most of my fellow students...and some of the tutors as well!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 01:36 PM

Slide rule for sale, excellent condition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 01:41 PM

Q, I think you will have to give it away. Those who know how to use it are dying off...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 01:54 PM

I already have three slide rules, and still only two hands. Oh well. Waitaminute. Weren't we just doing this on another thread? Not that I'd remember, of course...

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 02:23 PM

The first time my husband's driving instructor arrived a few months ago, it turned out he'd been in my class when aged 8. He's in his late thirties now. Just call me Methuselah.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: MarkS
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 03:09 PM

Still have my slide rule. Just can't remember how to work it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Megan L
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 03:14 PM

some of my early trainees (16 when i taught them) take great delight in introducing me to their grand children.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 08:01 PM

I still use my slide rule because it is so much faster than a calculator.   Though some days I feel that I am dying off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 08:07 PM

to three sig.figs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: pdq
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 08:23 PM

1961: Long hair
    more likely a flat-top like George Jones

1961: Acid rock
    even Jerry and the boys found this stuff in 1964

1961: Seeds and stems
    maybe in Greenwich Village

1961: Going to a new, hip joint
    again, among Beatniks

1961: Rolling Stones
    1962 was their first year

The CD was introduced 3 year s before they were born.
    coming into common use in 1982


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 09:53 PM

...to three sig...figs - more than accurate enough for many applications. In Mechanical and structural engineering where you use large safety factors then you don't need more that two or three sig. figs.

Unless of course you are dealing with long thin triangles, then you need more.

And you can always use your calculator or computer if you want to.

Also don't forget that any calculation you need to do more than once should be done on a spread sheet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 12:13 AM

I was not good at mathematics, but as I recall even the girls in my high school class who were did not get to learn to use a slide rule. That was taught in an extra-curricular club, and the advisor (teacher) chose the members. But ha-ha, then along came calculators which even I could use. I wish they had come along sooner, though!

Jay Leno was not on the Tonight Show when NBC moved him to 10 PM. Some of today's students may remember that and his being returned to the Tonight Show time slot.

They don't know how to use a typewriter? Well, it's not that different from a keyboard, and if they saw a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie "You've Got Mail," they've seen typewriters in use. (Psst, I have my dad's old Royal typewriter. I learned to type on it but no longer use it. Still, I can't throw it away. I also have an old office calculating machine that he used in his job as an accountant. The company gave it to him when he retired.)

If I were one of those grandmoms raising a grandchild, I do not have cable or satellite TV--just the over-the-air channels. My son and his wife had cable for a while but no longer do, so their children may not remember having experienced it when they are old enough to go to college.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Mo the caller
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 08:55 AM

May not be much difference in the typewriters, but could they use tipex?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Charmion
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 09:05 AM

The use of Tipex -- white-out of Liquid Paper in North America -- is a sophisticated skill practised by those who typed for a living. Black-belt users could correct errors on five carbon copies ...

Those were the days, my friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Beer
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 09:08 AM

Is shorthand still used? Now there was a skill.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 09:18 AM

Of course I work mainly on the computer screen + keyboard these days for most purposes: but I still use my old manual typewriter for addressing envelopes or filling in forms ~~ still much simpler & far superior.

&, yes, I am an Oldie ~~ 80 to be precise.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 02:49 PM

I use my slide rules and my brain to make sure that AutoCadd (yes, that's the OLD spelling) and Cadkey did the job right. Remember Cadkey... far better than Autocad but couldn't make as much money for the software companies and the people teaching Autocad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 03:55 PM

//////The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1993 .

The CD was introduced 3 year s before they were born/////


Bullshit. I was in the Navy in the 1980s and I remember guys having portable CD players on the ship. Cassettes were still very popular and that was all I used back then but I'm pretty sure you could get CDs before 1990.

I feel old because I can remember cigarette commercials:

"What do you want--good grammar or good taste?" Remember that?

"Show us your Lark!"

"Me and my Winston, we got a real good thing."

"You've come a long way, baby, to get where you got to today. You've got your own cigarette now, baby! You've come a long, long way!"

"Taste me, taste me, come on and taste me! That's all Doral asks--TASTE ME!"

"Come up to the Kool taste!" Well, I tried it and I did come up.

How many do you remember?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 04:29 PM

"LSMFT. Lucky Strike means fine tobacco."

And, not for cigarettes, but "Should a gentleman offer a lady a Cigarillo?"

Maybe you should start a thread for old commercials or at least their catchphrases. Or is there already a thread about this?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 05:04 PM

perhaps you mean...

"Should a gentleman offer a lady a Tiparillo?"

By all means you should start a new thread, especially if there is a chance of it containing some humor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 06:58 PM

This is what I grew up on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Beer
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 09:32 PM

Man you are really old Gnu.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 11:47 PM

So, never forget ~~

You're never alone with a dog-end!


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 10:27 AM

Lucky Green has Gone to War....so round, so firm, so fully packed.

Not a cough in a carload!

L&M has found the secret that unlocks the flavor.

The foaming cleanser washes dirt right down the drain (basso profundo).

Oh, don't get me started. L:D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 12:12 PM

This was a big commercial


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,jjosepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 12:30 PM

Hamm's


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 12:37 PM

stronger than dirt


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 01:23 PM

I recently saw a foto of a button on the floor of the car...to the left of the pedals....I presume it was meant to show the dimmer switch. (for the headlights) but i also had a truck that had a button in that location that was the starter !


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 02:28 PM

I still have slide rules and I can still use them. At least I can use the C and D scales to multiply and divide. That's about all I would ever have occasion to do. But I don't use them; I'd rather use a calculator.

I can remember once when a slide rule came in very handy. I had a cheap plastic circular slide rule which was accurate enough for my purposes. Instead of a sliding straight rod it had a rotating wheel. It fit nicely into a shirt pocket. You could set it to a certain ratio and then leave it that way. When I traveled to England, £1 was worth $1.44, so I lined up the 1 mark on one scale with 1.44 on the other scale. The exchange rate didn't change very much during my trip, so I never needed to adjust it. Whenever I saw a price tag, if I wanted to know, "How much is that in dollars?" I just pulled the slide rule out of my pocket and read it off. Good thing Britain was already in the era of decimal currency.

However, after a few visits, I got used to thinking in terms of pounds, not dollars, so it didn't matter very much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 02:34 PM

Smack it and you crack it


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 02:56 PM

Remember this stuff?


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 04:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlY8keDzUUA

Anti-Smoking PSA "Johnny Smoke" featuring James Earl Jones as the voice-over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 04:20 PM

Here's a classic, at least here in the Pacific Northwest.

Rainier Beer Commercial

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 07:51 PM

Tom made a point of leaving teaching before his former students' children ended up in his high school class. He left in 1987...

I have three slide rules, each in its original case. One has an instruction manual.

I bought two of them yesterday at a yardsale from someone who hadn't a clue what they were.

I learned how to use one in junior high, but damned if I can remember. My dad, a mechanical engineer, was, of course, adept.

I also have a wheel for calculating photo reductions. Not to mention any number of pica rulers. And...this is where I REALLY date myself...I still measure in picas and points.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 25 Jun 12 - 02:44 PM

When I was in high school, the first four function calculators came out. They were, like $200. Couple of the rich kids had them.

In chemistry class, we were doing "converting to standard temperature and pressure." The equation ended up being three numbers on the top of the divisor line, and two below. Teach gave 4 points for getting there, and one extra for actually doing the calculation. Three significant figures was all we needed. I used my slide rule, and did it in a fraction of the time it took the calculator guys. Pissed em off mightily. Most of the other kids didn't do the longhand thing, cause it took waaaay long to do.

You know that the Empire State building was built with calculations using a slide rule. I would bet the Brooklyn Bridge, too. And I think the early space program was run on slide rules, too. You see, beyond three significant figures, it is not really feasible to even measure some of those distances/weights/speeds. Back then, of course. But even now, you can calculate far more digits than you can really use.

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Jun 12 - 04:43 PM

PDQ, you are right, of course. I stand corrected.


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Subject: RE: BS: Only for oldies.
From: Don Firth
Date: 25 Jun 12 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, Saul, back in the early 1970s I got one of the first Texas Instruments scientific calculators. $125 as I recall.

One of the first things I did with it (I had ambitions of writing a science fiction novel at the time) was to calculate how long it would take a space ship under 1 G acceleration, then at the halfway point, decelerate at 1 G, to get to a theoretical planet orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system. Time dilation factor, using Einstein's equations (as explained by Isaac Asimov in On Understanding Physics).

Last calculator I bought (also scientific) cost me about $12.95.

Don Firth.

P. S. Hey! I've got to get back to writing that novel!!


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