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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Thanks
Max The Magnificent   2/24/2015 8:18:06 AM
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@GregDowMagic: ...Got a Christmas card from him this year.  15 year old me high-fived current me over that.

LOL   Completely unrelated -- but I had an emergency natural gas generator installed about a year ago -- at the time I told myself "The cost of this is bringing tears to my eyes now, but when the power cuts out when I'm in my 80s, then I'll be jumping around the house high-fiving myself" :-)

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GregDowMagic   2/23/2015 11:29:30 PM
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Teller does talk when he's offstage.  Really nice guy.  You can find videos of him talking about magic and other topics online.  He's a great magic historian.  Got a Christmas card from him this year.  15 year old me high-fived current me over that.

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Missing characters in typewriters
traneus   2/23/2015 8:06:58 PM
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The LGP-30 computer from 1956, was one of the first computers marketed as a personal computer. The LGP-30 was the size of a desk, with 100 tubes and lots of germanium diodes, and ran from a standard wall power outlet. The LGP-30 used a Flexowriter keyboard/printer for input and output.

The LGP-30 Flexowriter had lowercase and uppercase letters, and digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The flexowriter did not have lowercase letter l, and used digit 1 to also mean l.

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David Ashton   2/23/2015 6:40:03 PM
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@Max... "My son saved his money and had a super dashboard console installed that was both radio and TV and touchscreen -- but the TV would only work when the vehicle was in Park."

I guess that's the Gen-y version of the drive-in movie......

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   2/23/2015 2:36:59 PM
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@zeeglen: ...and then prop it up on the dash in  front of the speedometer and keep watching while you drive...

I was thinking more about younger folks watching it in th eback of th ecar while their parents drove :-)

My son saved his money and had a super dashboard console installed that was both radio and TV and touchscreen -- but the TV would only work when the vehicle was in Park.

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zeeglen   2/23/2015 2:12:56 PM
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@Max ...watching a program at home and then just carry on wartching on your smartphone as you walk out of the door...

...and then prop it up on the dash in  front of the speedometer and keep watching while you drive...

Isn't modern tech wonderful?

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Re: Ancient Typing Technology
Stargzer   2/23/2015 12:50:16 PM
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I don't know how old it is, but there's no mahagony or any wood on it.  I put that on my list of things to excavate in the basement.  I gought it at a yard sale long ago just to have it.

A couple of years ago, at a memorial service for a family friend who founded a newsletter for the TV industry, the family had on display a large portrait of Al, the memorialee, seated between an old typewriter and a Wang Word Processor terminal (the company's first foray into the computer era).  At that point in time (the service) only the typewriter was still able to work!  ;-)

How I wish I still had a pre-emissions era automobile! 

 

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   2/23/2015 12:09:01 PM
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@Stargzer: ...Of course, no one will know what to do with them, especially the older one, which doesn't have a "1" (one) or "0" (zero) key.  In those days one used the "l" (lower case L) and O (capital O).

OMG -- How old is it? I have one that's > 100 years old -- the space key is mahogany -- is there any chance of your posting a photo?

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Stargzer   2/23/2015 12:05:49 PM
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@Max: There are already younger folks who can't recall a time before the Interrnet ... I can't wait to see what else is coming our way!

I think I should take my old typewriters and put them on a wall behind a pane of glass, add a small hammer on a chain, and a sign saying, "In case of power loss, break glass."

Of course, no one will know what to do with them, especially the older one, which doesn't have a "1" (one) or "0" (zero) key.  In those days one used the "l" (lower case L) and O (capital O). 

:-Þ

 

 

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Max The Magnificent   2/23/2015 10:36:32 AM
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@GregDowMagic: If you're ever in Vegas, drop me a line.

Right back atcha -- if you every find yourself in Huntsville Alabama (I moved here from England for the nightlife LOL), drop me a line at max@clivemaxfield.com and I'll show you the sights.

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