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What are some things you say that make you feel old?

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by RX8, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I had a conference call at work today with a Vendor I’m doing some programming work for. I had to dial an 800- number, then enter the Conference Call code to connect. And you guessed it - the Conference Call code was 8675309.

    It made me chuckle to think of how many people just key those numbers without thinking anything of it. :)

    Dave
     
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  2. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    When I took a mechanical drawing class in Junior High School, I got very excited about architecture and drafting. I'd sit and draw house plans for hours. It never went anywhere as a career, but in all the years since, I've drawn plans for several houses I've owned, and done landscaping plans to scale. It's cool to know how to do that sort of thing.

    Dave
     
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  3. DrQ

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    Teledyne Post Versalog Slide Rule
    [​IMG]
    I had some classes which did not allow calculators :eek:
     
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    bluehende TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    My first engineering class started with how to use a slide rule.
     
  5. DrQ

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    My Junior AP chemistry high school teacher taught us. It made STP calculations a breeze. He had an 8ft slide rule at the head of the class.
     
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    I took something called technical drawing in school which is the equivalent of drafting, I think. We did alot of drawings from various angles - plan and side elevations and hidden lines had to be shown as dotted lines. It was my favorite subject.
     
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    Slide rules are selling on eBay if you still have one. Cliff had one in a leather case that I pried out of his hands and sold last year.
     
  8. MULTIZ321

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    I used a Keuffel & Esser (K&E) 4061T Slide Rule in High School. A used one is now on sale at Ebay for $950. I still hace mine but not sure which box it is buried in.

    Richard
     
  9. pedro47

    pedro47 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Do you remember when a McDonald’s hamburger was only 15 cents and you walked up to their outside windows to order your meals (hamburgers, fries, soda and a milk shake).
     
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    I think in my second semester we had a drafting class. I hated it.
     
  11. bluehende

    bluehende TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I am sure I still have mine around somewhere. I know it was a good one some 40+ yrs ago.
     
  12. OldGuy

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    This is what moved me from the Engineering College to the Business College.

    :cool:
     
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    I remember Dad taking our family of 5 to Taco Bell and everyone getting full on less than $5. Every food item was 19 cents. There were no free refills of soda pop. Paying 15 cents for a gallon of gas.
     
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    I inherited my engineer father's Keuffel & Esser slide rule (with his name engraved on it)
    I haven't a clue on how to use it
     
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    I'm in Reno, and I just signed up for the 11am poker tournament. The floor staff I'm talking to include a man and a woman, both late 30s or in their 40s. I ask how long the tournament typically lasts. Simultaneously, she replies "about 3 hours" while he replies "two". They look at each other, and decide, "OK, maybe about two and a half hours." He then clarifies "I mean until about two pm. Since it starts at 11am, that's about 3 hours". OK, they're in agreement. So I say "Who's on first?". He chuckles and says "exactly!". She looks confused. Neither of us clarifies the reference. But yeah, I'm feeling a bit older now.
     
  16. x3 skier

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    In engineering school, there were Post guys and K&E guys (no females in the whole Engineering college back then). I was a K&E guy and still have it.

    We had a class called Numerical Methods and one of the topics was how to make a Special Slide Rule to solve a specific problem. Mine was to build a Slide Rule that calculated the number of dump truck required to haul away excavated dirt from a construction site. It had two slides, eight scales and the scales were hand inked. Variables were size of excavation, time limits, dump truck capacity and I don’t remember the rest. My Senior year HP came out with the first hand held scientific calculator so that whole class was consigned to the dust bin of history, hallelujah!

    Cheers
     
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    If I had the money, I would have bought a nice circular slide rule, but I made do with my Pickett 272, which is still in my desk.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The really good ones were made of laminated bamboo with a plastic covering. That was because we were so good and fast we melted the all plastic models and they would seize up. :cool:

    One did catch on fire, though. :rolleyes:
     
  19. DrQ

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    Remember these:
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    There are many types, the ones I used were calibrated to allow you to measure in scale.
     
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    I took mechanic drawing in HS also. I graduated college with a Math degree. I have a MBA. I rehab my rental properties .. doing the layouts and designs.

    My younger 2 sisters both have BS Mechanic Engineers. Both are NOT working anymore ... one is taking care of her family; the other, is retired from some small computer company. I have a FREE HP computer. Used to use my FREE IBM desktop. And both corporations that I worked for ... do not exist anymore .... DuPont and Sun Oil. I am on "Year 32" of being self-employed.

    Never used a slide ruler.
     
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    Mine was yellow.

    Cheers
     
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    I just looked at the one we always keep next to the computer, and was surprised to find out it was a Keuffel & Esser.

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    There are still a few independently owned Piggly Wiggly stores in rural SC towns. Former President of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., Buzzy Newton's home on Murray Blvd near the Battery in Charleston has two concrete pigs on each side of the front steps. They are dressed for holidays and special events. I enjoy riding by to check out the latest. I suspect they will soon have bunny ears on their heads.
     
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    I just read Texas was going to start teaching cursive again. I've told my friends on Facebook that if they stop teaching cursive it can be our secret weapon to (write) about our grandkids.
     
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    Maybe it wasn't slipstick that did me in; maybe it was mechanical drawing. I sure made a mess of the ones I did.
     

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