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I'm Confused

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by HalfSmoked, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dammit, I really need to use spell check more often, :emoji_astonished: BTW, I can't stand these new emojis.
     
  2. on the second thought. . I do hate computer technology even though it helps...
    Back in time, when internet just started, my wife asked me to look for old cookies recipe her grandma used to cook....I swear to Almighty God I typed: "grand ma cookies" and old naked womens start popping up on screen... damn porn.. and I was trying to close pop ups but they were faster then me. . and wife walked in on me. still I have problem to convince her I was looking for cookies receipe, not watchinf porn. ..
     
  3. JC in GB

    JC in GB Meat Mopper

    Things change with time. Not always for the better. There are no village blacksmiths or coopers any more. Our children are also not breathing lead with every breath now that leaded gasoline has been abolished. The thing that scares me about our current modernization is that nearly every piece of data we now produce is electronically stored and retrieved. I can see a period in our future when generations of data will be lost either due to failure or destruction of the storage media or that there is no longer any hardware capable of reading the data or even worse the data will be held hostage and sold which is what is already happening today. Written data can be read by any human even if they may not understand it. I try not to let my lack of understanding of the modern world get me down as I know I can get around just fine with what I already know.
     
  4. Yes.. data colecting is worst... I went so far I don't reveal any data even to my wife... she gives me chit for something I did wrong and guess what I do...I Hold my ground, give her cold stare right back and keep my mouth shut.... but I don't back away or retrieve ...gotta be man when chit hits the fan and stand by.. lol...
     
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  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Their fairly new and you've been absent too long.
    How's the Philly gang holdin' up?
     
  6. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the like dernektambura it is appreciated.

    Warren
     
  7. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the replies and comments. Some points I can see and some I don't but it is what it is.

    Warren
     
  8. Reminds me of back in the day when Radio Shack was still around and asked for your phone # when you bought something. Went in to get two AA batteries and paid cash. The clerk asked me for my phone # and I wouldn't give it to her. She actually said she couldn't sell me the batteries without it. I said I can't give you one. When she asked why not I said I was homeless and didn't have a phone (no cell phones back then) and the look on her face was pretty horrified. Of course I was not homeless and even dressed in nice business casual clothes. However, she apologized several times and sold me the batteries though. Never got asked for a phone number again when I went in that store.
     
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  9. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I realize that the cashiers are just doing their job, doing what they are told... It's not their fault. I'm not mad at them for doing their job. When they ask for a phone number I just politely tell them "no".

    These companies are making money off personal data. They have all kinds of ways to try and bribe you into giving it to them. Eventually there will be a supreme court decision on how far companies can go in pursuit of your data. It has gotten way out of hand IMO.
     
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  10. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup even our Motor Vehicle Dept. sold there mailing list of all the registrations in MD. That sucked it brought all kinds of mail.

    Warren
     
  11. Winterrider

    Winterrider Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    grand ma cookies" and old naked womens start popping up on screen... damn porn.. and I was trying to close pop ups but they were faster then me. . and wife walked in on me. still I have problem to convince her I was looking for cookies receipe, not watchinf porn. ..I

    Lot of similarities there, not sure why she wouldn't believe you. :emoji_blush:
     
  12. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No longer teaching cursive, yeah, not good, but it won't be long before signatures will be a thing of the past, too, so what will it matter?

    At least kids today won't have to go through what I did learning to write cursive. I'm a left-handed writer (play sports right-handed, but that's another story). When I was learning to write, I got my left hand smacked with a ruler each time the teachers caught me using my left hand instead of my right as I practiced my cursive letters on lined pieces of paper.

    I never got the hang of writing right-handed, except on a black board for some reason. I came home one afternoon in the third grade with my left hand red, blue, and swollen. The teacher had received one of those thick half-meter wooden rulers, and my left hand was her beta test. My Italian mom finally got the truth out of me, took me back to school, and laid into the teacher and the principle. After that, no problems, but I rarely looked up to teachers again.

    Years later I read that some teachers back then considered left-handed writers evil. At least on a keyboard, I'm only half bad......because I use both hands.
     
  13. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is thought that the devil is left handed and as such people long ago associated left handed people with evil.
    https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/20464/are-left-handers-servants-of-the-devil

    Sad such a thing ever existed. Bunch of needless torture for kids.
     
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  14. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well being a lefty as well I guess this is my theme song:

     
  15. Misplaced Nebraskan

    Misplaced Nebraskan Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

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    :emoji_laughing:

    not a lefty


     
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  16. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For me I don't really care about cursive data mining etc but the lack of respect in the youth will become an epidemic. Actually, read this thread and headed home from work. I hate driving... Too many idiots I have to babysit. So I come to an intersection and have the green light and notice 2 boys playing with a basketball half way in my lane. They are completely are clueless and I slow down and stop. I yell and point to the light and they make fun of me and go their merry way...
     
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  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Went into McD's a few years ago. My order came to $9.45. Just as I was handing the kid the money, $10.45, the computer locked up. The girl looked at my money and said, I had paid too much. I said I had to get going and could I have my change. She said the computer was down and she has to wait until it comes back up to find out what my change should be. I said, " look you just owe my a Dollar." Her answer, " I'm sorry Sir but I have to wait for the computer to tell me how much you get back."
    At that point I told her to forget it, grabbed my food and left.
    I could not believe the kid did not have a clue how to figure change in her head. Maybe I should have suggested she GOOGLE IT!...JJ
     
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Hey Warren,
    I knew about the Math problems, but all these other things are new to me.
    I guess that's because My Grandsons are 3 Cats & a Lab.

    Bear
     
  20. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea Bear it is kind a discussing. Look at the new addition to 301 in DE cash less no money exchanged only easy pass accepted. So I guess there will be no money in days to come.

    Warren