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  1. #41


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Good post Frank1 ,I think your spacebar must be sticking ,lol

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  2. #42


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Good post Frank1 ,I think your spacebar must be sticking ,lol
    I've noticed that (about the space bar). Here's what's happening and it has never happened before. When I post something that has several words, I first type it using MS Word. I then do a copy/paste. The reason I do this way is because I'm not the best typist in the world and it's easier to catch my mistakes this way. But then when I paste it, I can see where there is no space between some of the words. I then edit the post and separate the words. But it seems that either I don't catch all of them or else they revert back to the way they were. I'm going to do the same with this post and see what happens.
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  3. #43


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    @Frank1 Good point re word spacing. I get the same problem in WinLiveMail and also on this formum site. The other problem I get is the typing format suddenly changes mid-stream, so that when you type a new word in the middle of a sentence, every time you type a new letter, it immediately deletes the letter ahead of where you're typing. If I save the post and then edit it, the problem has disappeared.
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  4. #44


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Ask the kids to convert the number 30 to binary and then to hexadecimal. Those that come up with 0001 1110 and 1E are the winners.
    Why is that so important to average user for email, games & social sites? Am I really stupid for not knowing that without googling it? Or are you really smarter because you know something that I don't?
    Sure, if you use the computer like an appliance, it is not important. But if you want to understand how the computer functions, you have to know certain basics - and the binary system is one of the bases of computer operation.

    That is not a question of smart or stupid. It is a question of how much you want to know about your system. But if somebody calls himself a computer geek, I expect him to know that stuff.
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  5. #45


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    [QUOTE=whs;183959][QUOTE=pcRat;183782]
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post

    That is not a question of smart or stupid. It is a question of how much you want to know about your system. But if somebody calls himself a computer geek, I expect him to know that stuff.
    I would agree with that.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Ask the kids to convert the number 30 to binary and then to hexadecimal. Those that come up with 0001 1110 and 1E are the winners.
    Why is that so important to average user for email, games & social sites? Am I really stupid for not knowing that without googling it? Or are you really smarter because you know something that I don't?
    Sure, if you use the computer like an appliance, it is not important. But if you want to understand how the computer functions, you have to know certain basics - and the binary system is one of the bases of computer operation.

    That is not a question of smart or stupid. It is a question of how much you want to know about your system. But if somebody calls himself a computer geek, I expect him to know that stuff.
    Ahh... there within lies the answer to your anguish. Your school has you teaching the wrong class. You should be teaching computer programing or whatever advanced computer knowledge is called.
    Instead
    They have you teaching students wanting to learn simple computer basics.
    When older people get a computer and sign up for classes they are basically asking for:
    1. where to type address
    2. how to clink a link or
    3. how to copy/paste addresses
    4. how to save a site in favorites
    5. how to google
    6. how to you tube
    7. how to social site
    8. how to download or copy online pictures
    9. how to find what they saved at a later time
    10. how to blog


    It's up to the teacher to include

    1. warnings about popup computer scans and other malware
    2. inform them about security
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  7. #47


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Looking at the begin posts... yes very recognizable by looking around.
    I'm not even gonna begin to argue here about old vs new.

    Those of us who are old were once new.
    And all of us who are new we'll get old.

    But back to Win8:
    Every OS has its flaws.
    Yes the Start Screen can get 10miles long but I don't care as long as the search functionality works, you type in the first 3 letters of the program you want and it's instantly shown.

    The looks will probably get more refined in the next version but all works.

    Complaining won't help much here.
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  8. #48


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post

    Why is that so important to average user for email, games & social sites? Am I really stupid for not knowing that without googling it? Or are you really smarter because you know something that I don't?
    Sure, if you use the computer like an appliance, it is not important. But if you want to understand how the computer functions, you have to know certain basics - and the binary system is one of the bases of computer operation.

    That is not a question of smart or stupid. It is a question of how much you want to know about your system. But if somebody calls himself a computer geek, I expect him to know that stuff.
    Ahh... there within lies the answer to your anguish. Your school has you teaching the wrong class. You should be teaching computer programing or whatever advanced computer knowledge is called.
    Instead
    They have you teaching students wanting to learn simple computer basics.
    When older people get a computer and sign up for classes they are basically asking for:
    1. where to type address
    2. how to clink a link or
    3. how to copy/paste addresses
    4. how to save a site in favorites
    5. how to google
    6. how to you tube
    7. how to social site
    8. how to download or copy online pictures
    9. how to find what they saved at a later time
    10. how to blog


    It's up to the teacher to include

    1. warnings about popup computer scans and other malware
    2. inform them about security
    Right, there are plenty of classes for that stuff - even 'Introduction to XP'. But my classes are clearly marked as 'advanced' and the people know that ahead of time. I also made a couple of classes where no prior knowledge was required - on general sujects.
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post

    Sure, if you use the computer like an appliance, it is not important. But if you want to understand how the computer functions, you have to know certain basics - and the binary system is one of the bases of computer operation.

    That is not a question of smart or stupid. It is a question of how much you want to know about your system. But if somebody calls himself a computer geek, I expect him to know that stuff.
    Ahh... there within lies the answer to your anguish. Your school has you teaching the wrong class. You should be teaching computer programing or whatever advanced computer knowledge is called.
    Instead
    They have you teaching students wanting to learn simple computer basics.
    When older people get a computer and sign up for classes they are basically asking for:
    1. where to type address
    2. how to clink a link or
    3. how to copy/paste addresses
    4. how to save a site in favorites
    5. how to google
    6. how to you tube
    7. how to social site
    8. how to download or copy online pictures
    9. how to find what they saved at a later time
    10. how to blog


    It's up to the teacher to include

    1. warnings about popup computer scans and other malware
    2. inform them about security
    Right, there are plenty of classes for that stuff - even 'Introduction to XP'. But my classes are clearly marked as 'advanced' and the people know that ahead of time. I also made a couple of classes where no prior knowledge was required - on general sujects.
    I guess I owe you an apology whs. For not understanding that you were talking about Advanced classes.
    I have helped many people learn the basics for average computer users and advised them about security to my best knowledge.
    Knowledge gained through groups like this one since 2002 when I retired becausre of disability.
    That makes me the go-to person for my friends when they have problems.
    Out of all your msgs 20 23 25 29 32 35 44 48 only #32 would lead me to believe you were talking about Advanced training.
    Your original msg #20 led me to believe you were talking about basics in part because of your wording
    "Ask the kids to convert the number 30 to binary and then to hexadecimal. Those that come up with 0001 1110 and 1E are the winners." which led me to believe you were talking about young children instead of young goats.

    You really peaked my curiosity about one thing, in which country does moronic not mean something demeaning like dumb or stupid?
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  10. #50


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You really peaked my curiosity about one thing, in which country does moronic not mean something demeaning like dumb or stupid?
    I have never heard it in any other language. But friends around here use it all the time and there is where I picked it up - I guess without really studying the finer meaning. Maybe 'dumb' would have been a better word. Or how about 'intellectually challenged'.
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