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An old guys observation

Jonpe
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@shutter wrote:

@arjay Yes.Roll eyes

 

When the Morse Code was first used, across the american continent, and eventually across the seas by undersea cables, that was the most efficient and quickest way to pass information between countries, and consequently, the Internet was born, ...

this current version of the internet is but an "upgrade" on the orignal version over 100 years ago.

Having said that, it still uses copper wires, and undersea cables to many parts of the world

Imagine if we had to dial the operator and ask to be connected to Sheffield (PN's number) and then PN would have to connect us via a plug-in switchboard to the various servers around the world.  How long would it take to download a page hosted in the US?

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Nahh No avoidance - just being a smart  -... --- - - --- --

 

:-)

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What's this all about? did I use inappropriate language or what? HuhHuhHuh

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nahh - its just me being a bit dotty

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@RobC wrote:

nahh - its just me being dotty


If you're trying to confuse an old man you've succeeded.Roll eyes If you're into dotty stuff talk to shutter, he's the morse specialist Smiley

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@arjay wrote:

 If you're into dotty stuff talk to shutter, he's the morse specialist Smiley

Nail on the head

 

tap   tap tap   tap

Thats me hitting the nail on the head

 

:-)

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@RobC wrote:

 

tap   tap tap   tap

Thats me hitting the nail on the head


 Hope it wasn't a thumb nail Evil

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@arjay wrote:

 I worked with the first commercial computer in the country, I now have more processing power in my laptop than that monster had with all it’s cabinets full of valves. 


I still find it hard to believe that my phone has 4 processor cores and my desktop has just one! (Okay i do have another desktop with 8 but i rarely use that as i like silence). Then there is mobile internet, music and video storage etc... all on a device you can fit in your pocket.

Astonishing really!

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In the same way that the British Library gets a copy of every book published in the UK, I believe that in the future i-pods etc. will come with every published piece of music already on it, and one can choose which section to activate.  So if you only like pop, you pay for that section to be activated, and the more genres you want to listen to, the more you have to pay.

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@Jonpe wrote:

In the same way that the British Library gets a copy of every book published in the UK, I believe that in the future i-pods etc. will come with every published piece of music already on it, and one can choose which section to activate.


Sounds like it could be used as an instrument of torture to me Grin

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‘er indoors loves those progs on tele such as X Factor, Britains Got Talent and the Voice. When she has them on I get out my ear phones, well actually they’re ear defenders, removing my hearing aids first also helps. I get my Ipad and read something interesting like Bre….Bre….Bre…. blasted typing finger refuses to type itFunny

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What memories of those old days. Dan Dare, pilot of the future, every night on Radio Luxembourg (brought to you by the makers of Horlicks!). Then there was Journey into Space on BBC radio before the Gemini and Apollo programmes were even thought of.

As for the telephone service I used to spend a fair bit of time in Wales. The switchboard operator would not only know that Miss Jones was out but probably be able to tell you where she was too! Data protection? We managed OK without it.

Nice to know that there is at least one person here older than I am!

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Living in a house converted into flats with a payphone in the hallway, the woman whose front door was closest to said phone would inevitably end up answering it.  I was told by my friends who tried to phone me, that she'd for example tell them that I'd gone out but I probably wouldn't be long since I wasn't wearing a jacket.

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@TeeGee wrote:

Nice to know that there is at least one person here older than I am!


Do you consider yourself as 'old' Huh

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@TeeGee wrote:

What memories of those old days. Dan Dare, pilot of the future, every night on Radio Luxembourg (brought to you by the makers of Horlicks!).


Thanks to Horace Batchelor we all learnt how to spell  Keynsham.....