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Re: My head hurts too...
Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 4:48:49 PM
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@betajet: I switched to reporting my age in hexadecimal a while back.  That changes your 57 to 39.

I like it!!!  That's how I'm going to bill my birthday in 20 days time -- it's going to be my 3916th birthday!

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betajet   5/9/2014 4:34:28 PM
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Max wrote: I prefer to think of my forthcoming birthday as the 36th anniversary of my 21st birthday LOL

I switched to reporting my age in hexadecimal a while back.  That changes your 57 to 39.  When I hit 43, I wasn't sure hexadecimal was a good idea, so I had to think about it: "2B or not 2B, that was the question".  [ducks]

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Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 4:33:08 PM
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@Betajet: He also warns about people becoming too dependent on such an apparatus.

I've been mulling over the idea for a blog on augmented reality -- this was going to be one of my points -- maybe this would also make a good topic for the Alumni Breakfast at EELive! 2015

PS The punched cards you gave me are sitting proudly on the bookselves in my office...

 

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betajet   5/9/2014 4:25:41 PM
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E. M. Forster describes something very much like the Internet in The Machine Stops (1909).  He also warns about people becoming too dependent on such an apparatus.

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Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 4:17:24 PM
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@perl_geek: See his biography, "The Dream Machine"

I've added The Dream Machine to my Amazon Wish List

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Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 4:15:07 PM
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@Quintadad: Just to get back on topic, I really apppreciated the video.

I must admit I was very impressed with the video -- whether you agree with it or not, this is a fantastic vehicle to get a lot of information across in a very efficient way.

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perl_geek   5/9/2014 4:12:10 PM
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One man likely did dream of something like the Web back then; JCR Liklider. See his biography, "The Dream Machine"   https://www.librarything.com/work/2051

Nearly  all the developments that make up today's Net can be traced back through his students. It's almost enough to make one a conspiracy theorist.

You might like to take a look at this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/09/net_neutrality_explained_and_how_to_get_a_better_internet/ for more information.

 

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Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 3:46:06 PM
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@antedeluvian: ...On my wife's 57th (39 for the 19th time)...

I prefer to think of my forthcoming birthday as the 36th anniversary of my 21st birthday LOL

 

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antedeluvian   5/9/2014 2:43:27 PM
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Max, Jim

 57 and 57

I guess this is double-Heinz.

On my wife's 57th (39 for the 19th time) I found a Heinz bottle of something with a huge 57 emblazoned on the side and made it into a birthday card.

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Re: My head hurts too...
Max The Magnificent   5/9/2014 2:33:05 PM
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@jimwilliams: I thought to myself, that's a world wide web.

What you should have been thinking is "What on Earth did my mother put in this milk?"

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