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Life aint perfect,But it's getting that way.
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Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 11:12:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Long ago but not far away I set in a schoolhouse in a small Texas town This was exciteing times.The spinner hubcap had just been invented.I was kinda leery about school house at the time because I had little money to count and saw no need to count very high.Most I knew had fthers and family on farms so we spoke enough of english to get the crops in and out.A bright guy could overhaul a Mineapolis Moline diesel but my teachers hired it done due to lack of know how.But I wil never forget the day my teacher gave a lecture on the pushbutton.He held every kid spellbound with his revelation that day.He says,,In the very near future things will come by pushing a button.No matter what you need or want,You just push a button and out it pops! well ,, this is the future.here we are..


Ron,Ar    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:26:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like the time my teacher took the class to the science museum. I was only 7 but I remember them talking about the flying cars of the future. Here it is nearly 50 years later and I've yet to see the first flying car. Lotsa difference 'tween a pushbutton and a flying car.


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:42:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My daddy used to talk of flying tax rates.I think he was an uneducated visionary.


Ron/PA    Posted 06-08-2003 at 15:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I recall a teacher in the 50's telling us that by the time we grew up, machines would do all the work and we would get lazy and usless,,,,,,
Well I'm lazy and useless, however I can't find that danged machine she talked about,
Later
Ron


.......Jimbob    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not so many push-buttons in the country. Thats why I moved here.........want to do it myself.


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:52:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I heard that.I like to have a piece of metal conecting things ,Kinda like the mechanical brakes on a tractor.If you push it hard enough it will do as you intended.These connections on PCs give little effect no mater how hard you push the button.Sometimes a letter of the alphabet is not working on my keyboard,No matter how hard I hit it ,It hides.When It decides it is ready it pops up.If the browser does not want to go on a surfing trip ,you just wait untill it makes up its mind.I am considering inventing a PC whip and treat this one like a mule.Ofcourse it would have to look like a button,Then youre back to square one again.PCs like to circle like buzzards.I can try to reload WIN 98 and it passes the getting off point five times not careing if I want to stop .


Jimbob    Posted 06-08-2003 at 17:02:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know this, our forefathers would work me into the ground. I do push buttons (lights for example), so I am humble about my 'easy street' existance- & I know it!


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 17:08:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a hardy respect for American inventors.Inventors are L A Z Y! That is why we have the greatest nation on Earth.The lazy took action and saved the backs of our working class.


Jimbob    Posted 06-08-2003 at 19:18:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unions also saved many from getting 'peanuts' for income. Now a days, the union is getting weak.


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 10:25:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was a member of one union in my life at Lockeed aircraft.I liked the deal where you could borrow your money from the credit thing.But if you have a job going on when the break bell rings you better have a good memory of the way something goes back in that you left dangling there when they say you must take a break right now.


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 15:52:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lazy and useless? No,we tend to work off the top of our heads these days rather than useing forceful methods like manuel labor.For example,In the old days,Folks burned down their barns to get rid of the rats.Not in todays world.We re advancing into the high tech solutions to problems.I just happen to have one solution for the lady who had the mouse living in here car.I see that post dropped below the horizon down there.Lady,,If you still have the problem I have come up with the remedy >(ENCLOSED) > After due consideration I have concluded that this may not be the ordinary run of the mill mouse which has taken up residence in your automoble.This can be and often is the lowly packrat in disguise.They have gained a reputation for their skill in takeing things from one place (where they belong) and inserting them in areas that you only discover when you are not expecting to find things missing from the past.For example,You may find the 9/16TH combination wrench from the trunk of your auto in the box that holds siverware in your kitchen.A childs sock in the place of the wrench in the auto.They tend not just to steal for the sake of gaining an advantage in property,But only to cause the human fusteration.There reveals the reason for the mistaken identity.The packrat is only trying to decive his victums .So I thought this thing through while I was rideing on the country roads nearby.When you travel long country roads you tend to think on other things than traffic.So I developed a plan that you may execute at any time you find convenient for yourself. The basic fundementals are as follows.You may adapt this operation to what tools and materials you have at hand,But it is a workable plan and goes right toward the solution of the problem. Jack up the auto high enough to crawl under it leaveing space to work from the bottom.Take an electric drill with a 2 1/2 In OD holesaw attached. Find a place in the floorboard you can work in the open because you roll back the carpet there.Then drill a hole.Go to an auto parts store and buy aproximately ten feet of flex exhaust pipe and a muffler clam that fits the pipe. Return to your home,Choose an outdoor place to park you car.Jack it back up.Attach the flex exhast pipe to the auto exhaust tail pipe.Clamp it on good with clamp. Now,Run the flex pipe outlet to the hole you drilled previously in the floorboard.Wait untill dusk dark.Then roll the windows of the car up.Crank the engine and leave it idleing.In two hours return to vehicle.Open doors ,roll down windows and cut off the engine. If the packrat is in the auto at this time.He has become a non problem.


Jimbob    Posted 06-08-2003 at 19:22:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
True about technology- 'the better mouse-trap'. Nothing wrong with that. I was referring like building the Empire state building. It would take 2.5 times as long to build it today. The workers in that day work very hard, although construction is 'no picnic' either in this day.


Hmmm...    Posted 06-08-2003 at 11:33:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Strange...

You mean I could have just pushed a button and them 11 rows of sweetcorn I planted this AM would have done themselves?

Wish you had told me earlier...Would have saved me a lot of sweating...

;-)

Salmoneye


Hey Salmoneye............    Posted 06-08-2003 at 19:23:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That work is good for ya!


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 11:38:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
es,,Ofcourse Salmoneye.Just push enough buttons on that cell phone and presto!! It is done!! That is,,If you look in the yellow pages under FARMHANDS and have Bill Gates credit card number.My teacher ommitted that section from the lecture expecting us to do like we do when he was asked how to spell a word ."Look it up in the dictionary! "


Salmoneye    Posted 06-08-2003 at 11:43:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mom made us look up the word...AND...We had to then recite not only the one we asked about, but the one above and the one below it in the dictionary...

People think I'm educated cuz of it...All Moms fault I tell ya...


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 12:02:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your corn patch may be in Washington state.I guesed because you have a name like salmon.Fish.In the early sixties we were flying up a canyon near Yakima in an army helicopter overloaded and it was easy to fly above the stream in the canyon rather than try to get over the mountains.It was very beatiful to look along the edges and up to the top.The transmission warning light popped on and it was time to look for a spot to park Lucky there was a house and a corn patch jutting out on the edge od the stream below the canyon wall.We landed and the crew chief examined the cause of the warning light malfunction.It was a shorted wire so we lifted off in a hurry.The folks in the house were out on the porch looking excited.Corn was flying everwhichaway.We flew off waveing friendly at the nice family.The big one had a shotgun in hand.If it was your cornpatch.I just want to appoligize for the US Army.I hope you all had corn for supper that night.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-09-2003 at 05:29:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope...Not Washington...

I'm in VT...And my patch is between two lines of trees and is way too short to set even a Remote Control Plane down in...

We fish landlock Salmon here...


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 08:25:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live and learn.I was under the impression that all Salmon go upstream in Washington state and Alaska .Then i just read this.The thought hit me..Well.How did they swim across the continental divide all the way to Vermont? I have seen pictures of Vermont but not been there,Judgeing from the pictures VT is one of the most beautiful states.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-09-2003 at 11:41:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmon used to run the rivers here before Man dammed and fished them out...There are still a few (very few) anadromous Salmon that run the Connecticut river and its' tributaries in VT and New Hampshire...There are Salmon runs in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New Foundland/Labrador, and Quebec...

As for VT being one of the most beautiful states...Darn tootin...

But then...I am biased...

;-)


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 20:07:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you get a calendar with scenic pictures.Vermont is always included in the pictures.


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