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Suffern, NY

#21 Oct 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
. I guess we should be glad he isn't your first cousin. He's not, is he?
I was thinking they probably are. The the guy with the old moldy food is their grandpaw.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#23 Oct 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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See, you southern Floridians think you're not rednecks, and sorry to break it to ya, but, yes you are.
Derp derp derp
Hee hee - I'm not in south Florida! But RACE, GoBlue and jmw are!!!

And I didn't grow up here - I am from NY, so I am exempt from redneck status!

Pbbbbt!
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#24 Oct 21, 2013
LW1: Ask yourself honestly if you are ready for dating after 24 years in an unhealthy relationship that you just recently summoned the courage to leave. JMHO, but you might want to take some time to work on yourself. I suggest that you tell loverman that you can be friends for now and date in a few months.

LW2: Why don't you clean out his refrigerator and put some fresh food in there instead of writing an advice columnist? If you can afford it, hire a housekeeper cook, or contact Meals on Wheels.

LW3: You have chosen a difficult path. You need to focus on your education and raising your child. Jesse will either get on board or not, but your child needs to be your first priority and your education is crucial to your ability to support yourself and your child.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#25 Oct 21, 2013
South Florida is New York with better weather (except Miami, which is basically Cuba).

Back to the museum-quality office supplies: I didn't even know that 9" floppy disks ever existed until this conversation. And I've never seen an 8-track tape in person.
;P

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#26 Oct 21, 2013
Both the 9" and 8 track were used on mainframes i think.
And giant real to real tapes also (Forget which movie I saw those in)
j_m_w wrote:
South Florida is New York with better weather (except Miami, which is basically Cuba).
Back to the museum-quality office supplies: I didn't even know that 9" floppy disks ever existed until this conversation. And I've never seen an 8-track tape in person.
;P

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#27 Oct 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Both the 9" and 8 track were used on mainframes i think.
And giant real to real tapes also (Forget which movie I saw those in)
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Back in about 1978 I keyed in child support payments and then had to take the tape to, I guess, would be the mainframe? Down in the basement of the courthouse. cutting edge stuff...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#28 Oct 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Both the 9" and 8 track were used on mainframes i think.
And giant real to real tapes also (Forget which movie I saw those in)
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I don't recall 9' floppies... well not floppy discs.

I was married to a TV audio engineer. We leap frogged from reel to reel and vinyl to cassettes for home audio. I knew the big reels for the computer- the tape was 2" wide, but I knew punch cards, too.(By crickety, in the old days we didn't have any of these new fandgled mega clouds . Makes the younguns soft.)

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#29 Oct 22, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
South Florida is New York with better weather (except Miami, which is basically Cuba).
Back to the museum-quality office supplies: I didn't even know that 9" floppy disks ever existed until this conversation. And I've never seen an 8-track tape in person.
;P
Thanks for making us feel old!

:-)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#30 Oct 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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I don't recall 9' floppies... well not floppy discs.
I was married to a TV audio engineer. We leap frogged from reel to reel and vinyl to cassettes for home audio. I knew the big reels for the computer- the tape was 2" wide, but I knew punch cards, too.(By crickety, in the old days we didn't have any of these new fandgled mega clouds . Makes the younguns soft.)
In my life I've used mimeograph machine to duplicate schedules and always remember that from school on test day. The ink was always that certain blue color. A girlfriend of mine had a reel-to-reel for music -- it was suppose to be the best sound. The punch cards that computers worked on -- those were a PITA. So glad those didn't last. Selectric Typewriter anyone? I believe we have a couple of those old things in the office somewhere. Floppies -- both 5" and the 9" ones -- I'm sure I have both in my cabinet at work or perhaps they got thrown out in the last move.

8 track tape -- always switching tracks right in the middle of the best part of the song.

So how long before USB flash drives are obsolete?
not a ghost

San Antonio, TX

#31 Oct 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Selectric Typewriter anyone? I believe we have a couple of those old things in the office somewhere. Floppies -- both 5" and the 9" ones -- I'm sure I have both in my cabinet at work or perhaps they got thrown out in the last move.
8 track tape -- always switching tracks right in the middle of the best part of the song.
So how long before USB flash drives are obsolete?
Shsh, I used to type on a Selectric typewriter many years ago...

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