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When I was a kid, we were supposed to have flying cars, and a bunch of other stuff; Where is it?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Guitardvark

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    they still trying to figure out how to write you a speeding ticket for going supersonic in the city limits
     
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    I understand they've made some progress there, at least with Flying Trains.
     
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    I know whatcha mean. My view of the future was formed by the 1963/64 Worlds Fair, all so bright and shiny. Now it's just abandoned, crumbling concrete and rusted metal.

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    I hate to tell you this, but "They" lied.
     
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    Some folks have been known to get a little testy about that attitude.

     
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    You know, my wife was pregnant with my daughter when the moon landing took place. My son was about four years old, we along with some folks who we had dinner with watched the landing along with about four hundred million other people on tv that night. If it was a hoax, its beat anything Barnum & Bailey ever pulled off.
     
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    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    Call a hero a liar and coward, you get whatcha get.
    Karma.
     
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    Beat me to it! :D
     
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  10. Toto'sDad

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    Was it just me, or did you think ol' Buzz put a load in his fist from out of his pocket? Not that, that's a bad thing. (cause it's better to have it, and not need it, than to need it, and not have it)
     
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    I understood her point, and I understand yours, but what happened after 8th grade skewed my viewpoint: personal computers. They enabled one person to do several jobs at once, and that became the expectation in the world of work. For me at least, in my two main careers, that meant more time, really much more, at work, and that's where all my free time went. I suppose if I'd chosen different careers I might have adjusted the balance; I often wish I had.
     
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    My last two auto dealership jobs were large corporate chains.
    In the interest of efficiency they both went the "paperless" repair order path, all contained within a proprietary computer program on a "secure" network with terminals that automatically log you off after 15 minutes of idle activity.

    So what this means is: each time you need to use a terminal you need to use a password to open the terminal, a password to log onto the proprietary system, a password for any of about 6 programs you need access to.
    No IT support in site, limited off site. (Edit- forgot to point out, zero admin rights)
    Oh, and most of the passwords have to be changed in just about the exact time it takes to get comfortable remembering them.

    But at least no one could hack in to look up the oil capacity for an '05 GMC Acadia or anything... :twisted:

    But the kicker.... We used about four times or more as much paper, staples, paper clips, laser printer cartridges, etc. Etc. As any previous job I ever had.
    Pallets of it.

    Way to go progress!
     
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    Still have to walk a mile and a half to the Mall ...
     
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    We got screwed, should be the Jetsons by now.
     
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    Whenever I hear someone bloviating about the Moon landing hoax , I just gotta ask them which one . Silence is the usual response . It appears that so many of these folks tend to only consider a single event .
     
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    When I was a shop foreman at a farm equipment dealer. Each of the foremans were expected to write all of their service orders, and do about 90% of the billing work. We had three people in the accounting department, and one of them was the boss of that department. After they "streamlined" the accounting department and went to computers. They closed in an equipment showroom, and there were about forty people working in there. I have NO idea what they were doing.
     
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