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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 10:37:25 AM
I had forgotten uniforms.  Public school detention, suspension and expulsion are worse.  Of course by 9th most have matured?

In the old days, in the city, even the public schools had corporal punishment.  I remember one day I was walking by the public elementary school, since School Street went right across the top of my street.  I noticed something was up.  The whole schoolyard was filled.  But it wasn't recess.  It looked more like a graduation ceremony.  Each class was grouped as a rectangle.  Turns out it was a punishment ceremony.  The entire student body was turned out like on the deck of The Bounty to witness the wrong doer taking his lashes.  In front of the whole school the kid had to hold out his hand as the principal swatted it with a wooden rod.  Pretty medieval.

Afa maturity by 9th grade, the ones who didn't run for Congress, President etc..   smiley


There may have been corporal punishment at my schools as well... i never tested the systems.  I didn't want to piss off my parents.  It was hard enough defending my C- average.  Didn't want any U's on the report card.  Didn't want to invite any reprisals.  Neither one hit me but mom had cut-off my Oreos and tv before and dad never seemed to run out of extra yard work.  Goofing off just wasn't worth it.

Afa maturity... my 9th was still part of Jr. High (middle school).  The girls had magically lost their cooties and gained some makeup.  What a nice change.   smiley
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 09:15:57 AM
Wondered where Wiki got this
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Nope. Not me. Mine is far better~! tongue

I should have shopped his tongue sticking out   Grin
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 29, 2014, 08:54:24 AM
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79  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 08:32:02 AM

Hey! My hat happens to be professionally made from high-grade foil.

I'm considering upgrading to a copper-infused version with a Jolly Roger on the front.

Wondered where Wiki got this

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80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 29, 2014, 06:59:42 AM
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81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 06:41:26 AM
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Do or did nuns actually smack with rulers?  That seems to be the Standard Catholic Nun behavior in tv comedies.

At my school they were sicker than that.  They made you smack yourself across the knuckles with the ruler.  As you are hitting yourself the nun tells you "Harder.  Harder.  More." etc..

I refused to do it.  It was just too pervy.  It was better to let them call my house and have my father kick my ass when he got home from work.  At least I wasn't beating myself up.  When I got to 8th grade the nun who was home room teacher just laughed when I clowned around.  She was cool.


Yes... to too pervy  Wink  Nuns all the way to 12th?

I don't think I've ever seen a live nun.   huh

Nope.  In highschool they had Brothers to smack you around.  I was informed by my older brother who attended a Catholic highschool that they were skilled at giving you a short punch in the ribs in the corridor while shielding it from view.  I was signed up to attend the same school.  Fortunately for me we moved to the burbs and I switched to regular public school.  No uniforms.  The desks weren't bolted down.  No corporal punishment.  Nirvana.  smiley


I had forgotten uniforms.  Public school detention, suspension and expulsion are worse.  Of course by 9th most have matured?   Grin
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 29, 2014, 06:11:55 AM
...getting ready for Halloween

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83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 05:57:25 AM
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Do or did nuns actually smack with rulers?  That seems to be the Standard Catholic Nun behavior in tv comedies.

At my school they were sicker than that.  They made you smack yourself across the knuckles with the ruler.  As you are hitting yourself the nun tells you "Harder.  Harder.  More." etc..

I refused to do it.  It was just too pervy.  It was better to let them call my house and have my father kick my ass when he got home from work.  At least I wasn't beating myself up.  When I got to 8th grade the nun who was home room teacher just laughed when I clowned around.  She was cool.


Yes... to too pervy  Wink  Nuns all the way to 12th?

I don't think I've ever seen a live nun.   huh
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting study comparing reading on paper vs tablets on: October 29, 2014, 05:21:25 AM
 ... too soon for a relyable study or survey.  wait a couple hundred years - if we're still here
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is technology killing old loved books? on: October 29, 2014, 04:55:34 AM
Anyone ever read this?  http://en.wikipedia.org/w...i/Venus_on_the_Half-Shell  cool story   smiley

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86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 03:11:26 PM
Do or did nuns actually smack with rulers?  That seems to be the Standard Catholic Nun behavior in tv comedies.

The Dominican nuns in the school I went to did.

They used to use those rubber tipped wooden pointers too.
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But the times were a changin', and pointers too easily bruised, so the yardstick became the tool of choice for school discipline.
 (see attachment in previous post)These ladies in case you never saw one.

Sister Ann Christopher had a backhand a tennis pro would have envied.

(They'd also throw chalk sticks. One of those in the back of the head was a painful reminder not to pass notes in class.) huh

Sister Mary Elephant is the only nun i know but she didn't smack... she yelled   Grin
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 02:30:50 PM
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@Miles - Those were the bad old days weren't they? Remember when the two civil defense radio frequencies were marked with a CD logo right on the AM dial of every radio sold in the USA?

I totally forgot about that until you mentioned it.  I remember the siren tests though.  In the Catholic elementary school I attended "duck and cover" was no easy task since the desks and chairs were bolted to the floor.  Those nuns didn't take any chances on us getting out of line.  smiley


Do or did nuns actually smack with rulers?  That seems to be the Standard Catholic Nun behavior in tv comedies.
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 12:36:15 PM
You can't have an EMS on something like the Internet as the Internet doesn't guarantee transmission.

Radio waves are more reliable. Blah. Stuff like that.

How would radio waves inform anyone if they are staring at a computer screen or cell phone?

The internet is already clogged with useless crap... why not a little more?

I can see it now.. Alert!  This is not a test!  This is not a drill!  Emergency information vital to your survival is available now.  But first please update to the most recent version of your browser.  smiley


This is not a test   smiley

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89  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is technology killing old loved books? on: October 28, 2014, 12:25:48 PM
I view it as just another choice for the reader.  Something new.  An alternative.

Back in the late 90s we listened to The Radio Reader on WLRN-FM at work.  A National Public Radio station (NPR).

Most of the morning programming on that station, Modern Jazz, was pretty distracting so we listened to other stations or 8-tracks until 11am.
That's when the "Consummate Radio Reader... Dick Estell" came on.  Everyone within ear-shot looked forward the next 30 min.

Did this make me want to buy an iPod and listen to books being read to me?  No.  It's just fond memories.

I believe people will do what people do best... please themselves.
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware on: October 28, 2014, 10:55:16 AM
@crabby3 - Chances are the Vcard was just a freak coincidence, but you're on the right track otherwise.

Musta been a coincidence.  No malware blocks since last Fri. and I've been all over the place here.

Of course running Rkill and unchecking some firewall settings may have helped as well.
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 09:21:32 AM
You can't have an EMS on something like the Internet as the Internet doesn't guarantee transmission.

Radio waves are more reliable. Blah. Stuff like that.

How would radio waves inform anyone if they are staring at a computer screen or cell phone?

The internet is already clogged with useless crap... why not a little more?

I can see it now.. Alert!  This is not a test!  This is not a drill!  Emergency information vital to your survival is available now.  But first please update to the most recent version of your browser.  smiley


 Grin   Thmbsup
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 08:56:37 AM
You can't have an EMS on something like the Internet as the Internet doesn't guarantee transmission.

Radio waves are more reliable. Blah. Stuff like that.

How would radio waves inform anyone if they are staring at a computer screen or cell phone?

The internet is already clogged with useless crap... why not a little more?
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 28, 2014, 08:43:44 AM
@40hz

Your Superman video reminded me of Meatless Tuesday with Andy Panda.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gpp8fDf5Po" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gpp8fDf5Po</a>

My father had this on 8mm film... black and white and silent... pre super-8 days.

This is the first time i have watched it in color with sound.   Grin

Not a national broadcast... but classic... to me anyway
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 07:38:34 AM
In the US the Emergency Broadcast System *tests* have been around since the old duck-and-cover days and equally useful... IMO.  Teats on a boar?  undecided

Useless or not... shouldn't there be an Internet version as well?  Where most eye balls are these days?

Maybe an annoying crawler that can be stopped or turned off?
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 28, 2014, 07:03:49 AM
more recent but haven't seen Daggett and Norbert for a while

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96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: October 28, 2014, 05:40:46 AM
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97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: October 28, 2014, 04:38:45 AM
For those who might perceive more strongly negative aspects about it, I started a thread in the Basement 911 HATE - hate what you hate or what others like or dislike about it.

Strong stuff

I don't truely hate anything.  Mistrust or dislike maybe.  Not hate.

Why get all worked-up about nothing.   huh

 ... much cheaper to vent here though... than visit a shrink   Grin
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 28, 2014, 03:51:23 AM
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99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Eagle has landed: Nasa launches free sound library on: October 27, 2014, 04:28:42 PM


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Historical audio from Nasa missions has been uploaded to a free sound library.

More than 60 samples have been added to the agency's new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable to leave comments underneath the files.

Astronaut communications, including "Houston, we've had a problem" and "the Eagle has landed", can be heard - as well as some more abstract noises made by working spacecraft and debris.

In space itself, sound is unable to travel as there is no air.

Full story and more links: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29724071

I watched Neil Armstrongs step... live (or as live as it was back then) and listened as well-

... one small step for man... one.. iant leap for mankind.  Amazing event.  Shame about the weak G  undecided
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 27, 2014, 04:05:05 PM
My favorites:

Heckle and Jeckle
Felix the Cat
Rocky and Bullwinkle / Factured Fairy Tails / Dudey Do-Right / Aesop & Son / Mister Peabody and Sherman
Tennessee Tuxedo
Huckleberry Hound
Yogi Bear and Bobo
Quick Draw McGraw
Deputy Dawg
Magilla Gorilla
Peter Potamus
Underdog
Grape Ape
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