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Old Jun 17, 2003, 7:53 AM   #31
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If you really care to get stereo glasses for your old cameras, drop me a line at:
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My sister is in the antique business, and could keep an eye out for them (even if they arenít antiques, she goes to lots of shops.) Or at least give you an idea of how much they would cost. I'd just need a description (or a photograph!) of what you have and who knows?!

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 1:16 PM   #32
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Here is something interesting, my computer teacher was telling me that the kids today are seeming to get more and more un-intelligent. That is to say, 10 years ago, we all curiously tried to understand computers and to keep up with technology in fear that we would be lost in this ever-changing world. Now, he said, the kids seem to surf like crazy, play games, chat and so forth, but have absolutely no understanding, and even more disturbing, no desire for understanding the principles behind it.
Interesting thought...one time I was in a photocopy store when there was a power failure...the person couldn't even figure out how to add .10+.10+tax without a calculator, something I could do in my head (came to 23 cents).

When I learned computers, I had to learn things like binary, machine code, flowcharting, how to write my own software, how to wire interface devices, etc.

Actually, this trend can be seen over and over again as technology improved, and it's not just electronics...for instance, cars. Today you just pop in the key, put it in DRIVE, and go. In the early part of the 20th century cars had all sorts of settings, not only multiple gearshift levers, but manual choke, and you had to advance and retard the timing manually.

It's the same thing wtih cameras, earlier you had to set the shutter, f-stop, etc. yourself. Really early cameras you had to take the lenscap off the camera to take the picture, count in your head, and then put the lenscap back on to stop the exposure. With my first camera I had to carry a separate light meter and rangefinder as my camera didn't have those features built-in.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 2:41 PM   #33
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wow!!! all these little babies on this forum!!! i'm 53.

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 3:05 PM   #34
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54 - and I get this all the time from youngsters involved with my other hobby - making music!!!

I don't even think about age - it's what you think in the brain department that counts!!! Still 21 or so up there!! LOL

I love everything techy like digi cams and computers etc.

I write electronic music and I have made 3 CD's and marketed them worldwide too!! Nothing beats the feeling when a 16 year old kid from New York or Brisbane contacts you with an order saying the stuff is great!!! (If only they knew my age!!)

I am in a music communtiy on the internet that shares ideas and music and I am by far the eldest. Get some ribbing but it is all in good humour and my website is well visited by them when a new track is released!!

So, enough of this "old codger" nonesense!!! You are as young as you feel - 8)
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:13 AM   #35
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I am 31.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:30 AM   #36
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29 and I've been 29 for quite a few decades, and this year I am going to turn 29 again. :P
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 12:00 PM   #37
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I've chosen 0-18.
I'm turning 19 in october.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 12:18 PM   #38
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would be more fun if the others would guess

I'm 22 *sob*..
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 1:11 PM   #39
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What would really be fun is:

I'm 18 with 17 years experience!
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 1:31 PM   #40
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When I were a lad we didn't have cameras - a piece of chalk and a quick sketch on a broken bit of slate were all we could afford.

I'm glad to see that us "olds" are holding our own - 62, old enough to know better and young enough not to care!
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