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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008, 02:39:05 PM »
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Great. I'm a genius working peanuts. Now I'm off to sulk and generally drink my advanced brain into the cell death so I can feel comfortable around all you baselines...


Like you wouldn't anyway? :O

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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008, 04:05:11 PM »
It's just you and me, buddy, drinking our advanced brains to early stages of cell death...

Though I wonder where the Baselines are taking their brains.... o.0
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008, 04:36:43 PM »
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Do you need to know how something works just to use it?


No, but it does help when you have to explain how you haved fixed something.

Sometimes.

I fixed a TV set for a friend that had just a loose wire needing to be resoldered, but when I tried to explain what I had done I might as well have been telling him that I had used my mad witch doctor skillz to scare away the evil spirits that were preventing this TV from working. The guy was perfectly satisfied with not knowing how his TV worked as long as he could operate it and watch the shows he wanted. I think the vast majority of technology users are like that.

With mechanics and electronics, I'm a good common sense technician - but everything I know is pretty much self-taught so there are points of supurb insight coupled with bizarre gaps in knowledge.

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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2008, 04:48:22 PM »
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No, but it does help when you have to explain how you haved fixed something.

Sometimes.

I fixed a TV set for a friend that had just a loose wire needing to be resoldered, but when I tried to explain what I had done I might as well have been telling him that I had used my mad witch doctor skillz to scare away the evil spirits that were preventing this TV from working. The guy was perfectly satisfied with not knowing how his TV worked as long as he could operate it and watch the shows he wanted. I think the vast majority of technology users are like that.

With mechanics and electronics, I'm a good common sense technician - but everything I know is pretty much self-taught so there are points of supurb insight coupled with bizarre gaps in knowledge.

My father was an engineer from rural Maine. During the Big One, he worked on various defense related projects around Boston, and when he went back to Maine to visit, an older fellow asked him "Bob, how does that theah RADAH wohk?" My father proceeded to tell him, and after a few minutes of nodding and smiling, the fellow interjected "O' couhse, I nevah did unduhstand the telephone..." My dad just shut up.

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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2008, 05:49:03 PM »
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What's in my house. LED and Plasma screens.
I've been repeating this to myself all morning wondering why it sounds funny. I just realized: you mean LCD screens. An LED screen would look like an animated Lite-Brite.

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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2008, 05:56:50 PM »
Well, I'm not sure. I dod know enough to make a old walkman into an MP3 player :D Admittedly, it was soldering 3 wires to the circuit board and to an old headphone jack so I could have this god-awful huge case, but I see it as awesome.

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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2008, 06:15:57 PM »
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I've been repeating this to myself all morning wondering why it sounds funny. I just realized: you mean LCD screens. An LED screen would look like an animated Lite-Brite.

It will be interesting to see how much longer that's true, Mr. Wilen. They are doing a lot with LED's.

Unless I've got my acronyms mixed up...

But you're probably right that clash meant LCD - if not, he's way ahead of the curve!
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2008, 06:16:38 PM »
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It's just you and me, buddy, drinking our advanced brains to early stages of cell death...

Though I wonder where the Baselines are taking their brains.... o.0

How do you think I got to be a baseline - years of "experience"...
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2008, 06:24:52 PM »
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It will be interesting to see how much longer that's true, Mr. Wilen. They are doing a lot with LED's.

Unless I've got my acronyms mixed up...

But you're probably right that clash meant LCD - if not, he's way ahead of the curve!


IIRC, LEDs are being used in video billboards nowadays. I work in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg part of the Smokey Mountains and the damn video billboards are all over the Redneck Riviera. They can be extremely bright and distracting while driving.

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2008, 06:29:12 PM »
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IIRC, LEDs are being used in video billboards nowadays. I work in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg part of the Smokey Mountains and the damn video billboards are all over the Redneck Riviera. They can be extremely bright and distracting while driving.

And IIRC they are experimenting with using them in video displays. I think they use less energy...wait..isn't there some push to make cars use them as it decreases the energy required...

These days, I hear so much shit out of the corner of my ear when I'm trying to get Dunfalcon going, or plan baseball practice, or talk with Gleichman about Age of Heroes...
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2008, 06:39:41 PM »
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I've been repeating this to myself all morning wondering why it sounds funny. I just realized: you mean LCD screens. An LED screen would look like an animated Lite-Brite.


D'oh! Yes indeed! I had been writing about an LED warning light just before answering, and my fingers embarassed me!

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2008, 10:04:53 PM »
I understand Glocks pretty well.
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2008, 12:34:26 AM »
I now understand some of the more basic sorting algorithms.
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2008, 12:51:03 AM »
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It will be interesting to see how much longer that's true, Mr. Wilen. They are doing a lot with LED's.
You mean like this? :haw:

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