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Old 11-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #23206
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Yep, a lot of you old folk who double space also never learned how to set up a tab either. Thank goodness for find and replace. The first thing I do when laying out a book with supplied text is get rid of the double, triple and quadruple spaces.
LOL it's not a typewriter.
It's a wonder you guys don't liquid paper the screen.
Wow....just...wow..

Going to look for my stick now, if I can get my creaky old bones up off this rocking chair.......
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:37 AM   #23207
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gran you can have one of mine for that.

wannabee, it's proven that the best typists ARE older semesters - the reason for it is simple: there is no corrective liquid for mistyping a punch hole card.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #23208
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gran you can have one of mine for that.

wannabee, it's proven that the best typists ARE older semesters - the reason for it is simple: there is no corrective liquid for mistyping a punch hole card.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #23209
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I seem to recall though that there was a means to duplicate a card (and stop at where you had made the mistake) on the 029 keypunch machine.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #23210
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I seem to recall though that there was a means to duplicate a card (and stop at where you had made the mistake) on the 029 keypunch machine.
WHAT? I can't hear you! This keypunch machine is making too much noise!

Oh great! Now look what you made me do! I've dropped my card stack!

Oh the memories .....

I also ran the machine that punched the paper tape reels too ...
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #23211
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Did someone post something derogatory about older folks? I can't see it. It's right where I deleted a previous post. Behind the big, white spot.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #23212
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You young whippersnappers, git off my lawn!!!

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Old 11-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #23213
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WHAT? I can't hear you! This keypunch machine is making too much noise!

Oh great! Now look what you made me do! I've dropped my card stack!

Oh the memories .....

I also ran the machine that punched the paper tape reels too ...
You mean there were no diagonal lines on the side of the card deck!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #23214
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Other than that, my anxiety/panic disorder has been pretty bad lately. I've been freaking out over house issues, family issues, stuff I (may have) said years ago, etc. It was so bad it impaired my enjoyment of Renfaire yesterday.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #23215
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My ex was an “Executive Secretary” and was proficient in the operation of the “IBM Executive Typewriter”. The IBM Executive was a variable pitch typewriter, meaning that the various letters were a different number of picas wide. Capital “M” being the widest and lower case “i” being the narrowest. There were also several widths of spaces so that the typist could calculate how many picas were needed for each line to be fully justified. Basically a typesetting typewriter that could make a one off letter look like a typeset printed book. All this at 120 WPM with zero errors, as erasures and whiteout were forbidden, as were hyphens.

Watching her type on the thing was mind boggling; she would pre-calculate exactly which width spaces had to be inserted where in a line in order to make the line the proper length… on the fly. When asked how she did it, she couldn’t tell you, she would say she just “knew”. She knew the theory, but couldn’t tell you how she executed it.

It was one of those skills that technology has made obsolete, but demonstrated the power of the human mind, especially on a subconscious level; kind of like basic arithmetic or remembering a friends phone number!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #23216
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My ex was an “Executive Secretary” and was proficient in the operation of the “IBM Executive Typewriter”. The IBM Executive was a variable pitch typewriter, meaning that the various letters were a different number of picas wide. Capital “M” being the widest and lower case “i” being the narrowest. There were also several widths of spaces so that the typist could calculate how many picas were needed for each line to be fully justified. Basically a typesetting typewriter that could make a one off letter look like a typeset printed book. All this at 120 WPM with zero errors, as erasures and whiteout were forbidden, as were hyphens.

Watching her type on the thing was mind boggling; she would pre-calculate exactly which width spaces had to be inserted where in a line in order to make the line the proper length… on the fly. When asked how she did it, she couldn’t tell you, she would say she just “knew”. She knew the theory, but couldn’t tell you how she executed it.

It was one of those skills that technology has made obsolete, but demonstrated the power of the human mind, especially on a subconscious level; kind of like basic arithmetic or remembering a friends phone number!
We are truly spoiled, in many ways, when it comes to using our minds.

Computers now do our thinking for us....not in everything, and yes you must learn the language, but still.....
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #23217
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For the last NASA launch from the Wallops facility in Virginia -- an ISS resupply mission -- we had a great view here in central NJ. I wished I'd brought a camera.

For tonight's launch I did bring a camera. Not much, just one of those "Flip Cam" look-alikes, but still, I was ready. But for some reason, we couldn't see it. Friends near Philadelphia saw it, but no luck here. I wonder if the trajectory was much different this time around.
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For the last NASA launch from the Wallops facility in Virginia -- an ISS resupply mission -- we had a great view here in central NJ. I wished I'd brought a camera.

For tonight's launch I did bring a camera. Not much, just one of those "Flip Cam" look-alikes, but still, I was ready. But for some reason, we couldn't see it. Friends near Philadelphia saw it, but no luck here. I wonder if the trajectory was much different this time around.
Crap! I had my new iPad Air in my hands as I was watching the fireball head into the heavens. I should have snapped a shot!
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For the last NASA launch from the Wallops facility in Virginia....
Heck, I just now realized I was in the Vent and Rant thread and you weren't responding to what I posted minutes ago in the "What 'cha doin' NOW" thread.
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