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barnacle wrote:

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The only depressing thing is that LCD, Gwen, and Dean are all younger than my youngest, and added all together still don't add up to me, I think

At 18, 17 & 13 years old, I'd say that they quite possibly exceede you, individually! They certianlly exceede me, when I was their age.

Man, do I wish I was 7 or 8 again, when I was just starting to learn electricity. This is an exciting time to be young. I can only imagine where technology will be 50 years from now. And, Dean, Gwen & LCD will be a part of getting it there!!!

Oh yes! I've built a few crystal radios and I can still envision to old Quaker Oats container with the tuning coil.. And then there was the Errector sets and the science fairs. Back then, a mobile vehicle made from Errector set parts was called a toy. Today, it's called Robotics, all because of a small piece of silicone.

Yes! They have deffenitely exceeded us!!!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Man, do I wish I was 7 or 8 again, when I was just starting to learn electricity. This is an exciting time to be young.

Man, I wish the year was 1968, and I was ~18 years old ...
The hottest thing on wheels is the Triumph Bonneville T120, Jimi Hendrix is still Alive, The Beatles are still around (a bit "hippified though" ... :-) ) ...
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I can only imagine where technology will be 50 years from now.

I can only imagine what "social skills" means 50 years from now ... I can't remember the last time I operated a doorbell (I'm 34...), or visited someone without making an appointment using a Mobile phone (hate them) or E-mail (love/hate ...) first ...

He he ... sorry for hijacking an already hijacked thread ...

/J

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I, as the founder of this thread, welcome sentimental hijaking.

I'm still an experienced doorbell operator, but as for cell phones you're correct. Feels like panic when I don't have one with me or battery is dead.

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All,

I really didn't intend to hyjack the thread...

I just felt that, with all of the negativity, of late, solid words of encouragement to those it was directed at was in order.

svofski,

I have to ask: Are you a Russian native? Your writing skills are awfully good, compared to most non-english speaking posters.

I'd love to visit Russia. My adopted mother spent about 8 years in Moscow teachning English. I always envied her. I have been to other places thgouh, mostely in the Middle-East and Mexico.

Isn't the internet great! I can talk to people all over the world and, I don't even need a radio!!!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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@microcarl: as native as it gets, thank you :oops:
This is my 742-nd post in just a few months, that explains where my experience comes from. Internet is indeed great :)

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zoomcityzoom wrote:
I want to live next to Smiley too! Maybe we could start a AVRFreaks Intentional Living Community! We could support the spouses, kid's and grandkids off of profit from our joint products. Does that sound right?

Gee, and I was beginning to think I was getting a reputation for ripping heads off. :twisted:

I used to visit communes with the idea of settling into one. I even spent the night at Steve Gaskin's 'The Farm'. I came to the conclusion that my longing was a natural wish for tribe and family, but that I just can't stand people for more than a few minutes at a time. I'm finally getting where I can go to a party for two hours and only feel exhausted for two days afterward. I like AVRFreaks because I can hit and run and comeback later when I'm in a people mood again.

I think this may be a personality type of many of us techie types. I note how garroulous Dean is here, but he says he can't even talk to a real person standing right next to him. 'Talking' to folks on the internet feels to me about half way between talking to a machine and a real person. Maybe, in my case, it is that Aspergers thing with a dash of OCD.

I think I'd be total crap on a commune, and anyway, if my profit is any indicator, the spouses and kids would be supporting us.

Smiley

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Your writing skills are awfully good, compared to most non-english speaking posters.

I have to disagree with you, Carl, svofski's writing skills ar far better than most english speaking posters.

Four legs good, two legs bad, three legs stable.

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John_A_Brown wrote:
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Your writing skills are awfully good, compared to most non-english speaking posters.

I have to disagree with you, Carl, svofski's writing skills ar far better than most english speaking posters.

I thought I wans going to have to fight off another "Flame War" for a second. Then I re-read your comment and, I have to whole heartedly agree!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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LCD*AVR4me wrote:
Thanks for the kind words Carl. :)

>sigh< No one else lives in the Big Easy here but me :(
(If I'm wrong SPEAK UP!!!)>/sigh<

I live in New Orleans! But, I'm a complete noob, and I'm about to move to Alabama. So maybe I don't count :P

Chris

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cmm wrote:
LCD*AVR4me wrote:
Thanks for the kind words Carl. :)

>sigh< No one else lives in the Big Easy here but me :(
(If I'm wrong SPEAK UP!!!)>/sigh<

I live in New Orleans! But, I'm a complete noob, and I'm about to move to Alabama. So maybe I don't count :P

Wooohooo, Some one else that lives in New Orleans! :D


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My ecclectic thoughts on quotes so far:

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I note how garroulous Dean is here, but he says he can't even talk to a real person standing right next to him.

I do have plenty of friends and can talk to people - I just don't like to much. It's a personality fault; i've said several times here my ultimate dream is to become rich, buy Australia, deport everyone and then be left alone for the next 60 years :). The internet is better because in written prose I can stop and think about what I want to say, and there's always a close button to terminate unwanted contact....

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The only depressing thing is that LCD, Gwen, and Dean are all younger than my youngest, and added all together still don't add up to me, I think

That sounds like my highschool maths/logic problems. Perhaps I really am crazy.

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I have to disagree with you, Carl, svofski's writing skills ar far better than most english speaking posters.

He's got me beat! Then again, since my spelling is so poor I would guess that most people can beat my english "skills" ;)

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Gee, and I was beginning to think I was getting a reputation for ripping heads off.

Your reputation isn't tarnished one bit Smokey. I still strive to be as cynical and short-tempered as you at all times. Kidding!

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I want to live next to Smiley too!

Thirding this wish, except I don't want to leave Australia. He'd be like a geek uncle.

- Dean :twisted:

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Wooohooo, Some one else that lives in New Orleans!

Are you really in New Orleans?
I thought it was like still some kind of disaster area.
Do you live right where the water came in? If so was your
house covered by water?

How frightening! to have water come up into your house.

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The internet is better because in written prose I can stop and think about what I want to say, and there's always a close button to terminate unwanted contact....

Hey, you can practice your conversational skills by talking to me on my skype phone.. I can talk 4ever on the phone :)

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I want to live next to Smiley too!

Heck, I'd like to camp out on his sofa...he could teach me C until finally I got good at it :)

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Wooohooo, Some one else that lives in New Orleans!

Are you really in New Orleans?
I thought it was like still some kind of disaster area.
Do you live right where the water came in? If so was your
house covered by water?

How frightening! to have water come up into your house.

I live in a city called Kenner which about ~15-20 miles from 'New Orleans' The only water I had in my house was in the garage...only about an inch. My grandfather who lived in Chalmete (I'm not even sur if I spelled thta right :? ) got 8 feet of water and he lost his brand new truck. Some of my friends at school weren't as lucky either.....some are still living in FEMA trailers while their house is being repaired. The McDonalds by my house just opened a few weeks ago and it is drive-through only :( .The mayor has lost it!...I'm sure the news about what the mayor said traveled to other states.....................


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I guess all of you have the same problem I do, which is the reason I read post after post on this site day after day. There is no one else to talk to about electronics and software, except on-line. My class mates are the closest to being people that I can talk to but it is still like talking to a somewhat interested brick wall. I guess my girlfriend is starting to understand bc she bought me an evaluation board for Valentine's day.

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Out of curiosity, is your name actually Michael Moore, or do you just like him?

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It really is Michael Moore. I feel like that guy named Michael Bolton on Office Space

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