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    Things that make you feel old

    Things my students have said:
    A typewriter! I've seen one of those!
    Wait, which way is clockwise?
    I can't read cursive. They don't teach that any more.

    Other things:
    James Spader played the asshole rich kid in Pretty in Pink.

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    My first computer had 2K of ram.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    My first computer had 2K of ram.
    The Apollo 7 guidance computer had 2k of RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    The Apollo 7 guidance computer had 2k of RAM.
    That was my computer.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    That was my computer.
    Sweet. Did you accompany it to the moon.
    You know you're old if you've been to the moon.

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    I still have floppies.
    For some, "how", not "why", is the fundamental unit of measure for curiosity. This divergence is neither parallel, nor straight. Where one might have a "why?-5" problem, it might only be a "how?-2" question. But then, there are also many things where the "why?" is immediately obvious but the "how?" is best measured in centuries of perpetual wonder. Both approaches have their drawbacks.

    If one is superior, the other is unaware of it.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    I still have floppies.
    3.5 (hard floppies) or 5.25 (floppy floppies)?
    Do you still have a working floppy drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    3.5 (hard floppies) or 5.25 (floppy floppies)?
    Do you still have a working floppy drive?
    Yes. And No. Well, maybe. But I don't know for sure.
    For some, "how", not "why", is the fundamental unit of measure for curiosity. This divergence is neither parallel, nor straight. Where one might have a "why?-5" problem, it might only be a "how?-2" question. But then, there are also many things where the "why?" is immediately obvious but the "how?" is best measured in centuries of perpetual wonder. Both approaches have their drawbacks.

    If one is superior, the other is unaware of it.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    I had a really excellent meaty traditional Czech dinner with lots of beer last night in Prague and then couldn't sleep all night because of heartburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    My first computer had 2K of ram.
    LOL Mine too, Timex/Sinclair 1000

    Things that make me feel old...
    Free Radicals ~ chemical & political.
    Creativity is the residue of time wasted. ~ Albert Einstein

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