Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by chkwoot » Thu May 10, 2018 6:38 am

Our next door neighbor was a programmer for some big company, but in his free time he was working on a database for pharmacies. Store and update info. Print labels. Easy shit today, but this was in 1975. After playing with "my" toy a little while, he gave me a job entering his program and punching the fan fold paper tape (I think he had a shitty Altair 8800, or something older, but I forget). Boring as hell, but I was getting a couple of bucks an hour to listen to music, flip those damn switches millions of times, watch those pretty lights flash, and make sure the paper tape didn't fall into a messy tangled pile. Not bad for a 13 year old. (Looking back, I realize that is when I started to really love hardware, but hate programming. This was confirmed when I took Cobol and Fortran courses in '80.) A little while later my father got a second hand super special tape recorder to connect to our 8080. Paper tape was soooooo 1960's. Sheesh.

Thanks for the pleasant derailment! Most people have no clue what amazing technology is literally in their hands, because they never were involved with the precursors of 30-40 years ago.

Fun fact (for old nerds like me): The original IMSAI 8080 used in "War Games" is up for sale!

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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by chkwoot » Thu May 10, 2018 6:56 am

I am sooooo very sorry if you can't understand or appreciate my sarcastic facetiousness.
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by Roadrunner.Elmer » Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 pm

fax wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Every year lives are ruined by that shit. I hope you can reconsider and be open minded about less dangerous things. Meth causes permanent brain damage and psychosis and stuff, it's not good. Please stay away from crystals. It's one thing the old farts are right about.
Those old farts had to survive this long for reason!
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by superferret » Thu May 24, 2018 7:45 am

No offense but if I was the CEO admin I'd be worried about this thread, it could be used against you by authorities.
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by frank lee bent » Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 am

what specifically?
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by superferret » Thu May 24, 2018 9:24 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 am
what specifically?
Discussion on acquiring controlled substances, I'm no expert, but it strikes me as something they could use against you.
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by frank lee bent » Thu May 24, 2018 9:29 am

maybe work on your reading comprehension.
no mods or admin are advocating anything of the kind.
quite the reverse in fact
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by General Mackevili » Thu May 24, 2018 9:38 am

I would like to comment that I am vegan and also vape, and would like to let my fellow CEO members know that we shouldn't do drugs, mkay. Please make sure you follow all Cambodian laws at all times and wear a helmet when you are on a motorbike, even if you are the passenger.

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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by Cruisemonkey » Thu May 24, 2018 10:45 am

What's lead the OP to pontificate? Clearly, he don't know nothin' i.e. he knows something he felt compelled to tell the newbie stoners... but why? I don't know nothin' either and I's a English teacher. I's here to learn Cambojuns to talk English good... and smoke medicinal marijuana (after all, drugs are bad).
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Re: Open letter to newbies (especially Cannabistourist)

Post by chkwoot » Thu May 24, 2018 2:54 pm

Cruisemonkey wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:45 am
What's lead the OP to pontificate? Clearly, he don't know nothin' i.e. he knows something he felt compelled to tell the newbie stoners... but why? I don't know nothin' either and I's a English teacher. I's here to learn Cambojuns to talk English good... and smoke medicinal marijuana (after all, drugs are bad).
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