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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 10:39pm

 spammer wrote:
The biggest mistake the military made in my lifetime was to let the internet go public.We let 2 generations get totally destroyed leaving no hope for the future of humanity.
 
Yep. Without sounding too much like granpappy, kids these days are lost. If we were ever invaded by a foreign country, they'd roll right over.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 9:37pm

 spammer wrote:
The biggest mistake the military made in my lifetime was to let the internet go public.We let 2 generations get totally destroyed leaving no hope for the future of humanity.

 

No hope for the future of humanity! 

Wait, what?!?  {#Roflol}
Somehow I think we'll survive the Internet. If not, we'll bequeath it to the cockroaches who'll succeed us. 

Western civilization's been in decline for almost as long as it's been around. Plato's Phaedrus records a conversation between his teacher Socrates and Phaedrus, an Athenian aristocrat. Here, Socrates uses a tale to describe the mind-dulling and memory-destroying evils of...writing things down.
http://neamathisi.com/literacies/chapter-1-literacies-on-a-human-scale/socrates-on-the-forgetfulness-that-comes-with-writing



SOCRATES: … Among the ancient gods of Naucratis in Egypt there was one to whom the bird called the ibis is sacred. The name of that divinity was Theuth, and it was he who first discovered number and calculation, geometry and astronomy, as well as the games of checkers and dice, and, above all else, writing.

Now the king of all Egypt at that time was Thamus, who lived in the great city in the upper region that the Greeks call Egyptian Thebes … . Theuth came to exhibit his arts to him and urged him to disseminate them to all the Egyptians. Thamus asked him about the usefulness of each art, and while Theuth was explaining it, Thamus praised him for whatever he thought was right in his explanations and criticized him for whatever he thought was wrong.

The story goes that Thamus said much to Theuth, both for and against each art, which it would take too long to repeat. But when they came to writing, Theuth said: “O King, here is something that, once learned, will make the Egyptians wiser and will improve their memory; I have discovered a potion for memory and for wisdom.” Thamus, however, replied: “O most expert Theuth, one man can give birth to the elements of an art, but only another can judge how they can benefit or harm those who will use them. And now, since you are the father of writing, your affection for it has made you describe its effects as the opposite of what they really are. In fact, it will introduce forgetfulness into the soul of those who learn it: they will not practice using their memory because they will put their trust in writing, which is external and depends on signs that belong to others, instead of trying to remember from the inside, completely on their own. You have not discovered a potion for remembering, but for reminding; you provide your students with the appearance of wisdom, not with its reality. Your invention will enable them to hear many things without being properly taught, and they will imagine that they have come to know much while for the most part they will know nothing. And they will be difficult to get along with, since they will merely appear to be wise instead of really being so.”






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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 6:53pm

 olivertwist wrote:

Nice!

 
Happy Fire is happy.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 6:39pm

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It's Fire-Day. {#Cheers}

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Nice!
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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 3:07pm

It's Fire-Day. {#Cheers}

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 7:03am

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Dang, I be knowin' an ISP.{#Good-vibes}

 
And a former ISP too!
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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 - 5:11am

Dang, I be knowin' an ISP.{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017 - 11:57pm

The biggest mistake the military made in my lifetime was to let the internet go public.We let 2 generations get totally destroyed leaving no hope for the future of humanity.


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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 7:04pm

 oldviolin wrote:

too slow

 
You're eating the wrong beans. {#Lol}
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 7:03pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

...and beans, man.

 
too slow
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 6:56pm

 oldviolin wrote:

We called them P-38's. We used to have races with them while being bored to distraction fighting the Cold War; you know, hot blood and everything...

 
...and beans, man.
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 6:53pm

 Antigone wrote:

It would certainly be worth having a manual one as a backup! Thanks. I was afraid I was going to have to get my camping can opener out of the attic.



 
We called them P-38's. We used to have races with them while being bored to distraction fighting the Cold War; you know, hot blood and everything...
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 5:23pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

If you can manage it with your hands, you might try this one. Been using it for years. More countertop space!

 
It would certainly be worth having a manual one as a backup! Thanks. I was afraid I was going to have to get my camping can opener out of the attic.


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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 5:03pm

 Antigone wrote:
I might need a new can opener.

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If you can manage it with your hands, you might try this one. Been using it for years. More countertop space!
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 - 4:35pm

I might need a new can opener.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 7:26am

 kurtster wrote:

Real close to what we will have here.  Its snowed and is sticking with Lake Effect kicking in tonight for the next few days.  Cold, damp and windy.  The damp is the worst part of it all.

 
It's going to go from "damp" to "freaking frigid" here shortly...
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 - 5:47pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

Wow! Gorgeous spot! We actually vacationed in PEI back in 2004 also but it was in August or Sept. Quaint little island.

 
Not much to see in March when everything is iced up. But it was just what the doctor ordered for me and my friend from Ottawa.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 - 3:55pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Got iced in a vacation home on PEI in '04. BITTER! cold. Great place for a healing retreat after my mother died.

 
Wow! Gorgeous spot! We actually vacationed in PEI back in 2004 also but it was in August or Sept. Quaint little island.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 - 3:05pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Got iced in a vacation home on PEI in '04. BITTER! cold. Great place for a healing retreat after my mother died.

 
Ooh, {#Hearteyes}  I need to post that in the "house I want today" thread!
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 - 3:02pm

 haresfur wrote:

Aww, can't see the mountains?

The day I left for my trip, there were supposed to be huge storms across the state. My cow-orkers had a pool going on how much we would get with guesses ranging up to 285 mm. The storms missed us and we got about 25 mm. They are calling for 39 C on Wednesday.

 
Nah. We've been having "two volcano" days for a while now. BTW, the clams are not happy with you.
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