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  1. #81


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Well, that's somewhat unlikely, I think car manufacturers are required to keep stock of parts for 10 years, and it's likely a third party will supply the for at least a decade after that.. but eventually, yeah.
    It's an urban myth that car manufacturers are required to keep parts in stock for 10 years. They have to be able to supply parts during the warranty period but they can get them from third party vendors.

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You have to think more deeply of that question, any question. What was the student really asking?
    You must be a psychologist.

    If you really had a student ask you such a question, how did you actually respond?
    I asked, "Why wouldn't your car be damaged?"
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  3. #83


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I don't know of any school that allows in-class computers to randomly surf facebook and youtube. They typically firewall the heck out those PC's, and only allow the installed software.
    The school where I teach my classes is a high school and you can get to YouTube, Facebook, Skype and all those other distracting sites.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 308
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    So many people today think of computers only as a means to an end -- the thing they use to DO something. If they use a computer to watch a movie, it's not about the computer-- it's about the movie. If they use it to play a game, it's about the game. No matter what they do, it's NEVER about the computer. They don't think of "computers" as a subject, or as a thing to learn about or to know about.

    Sure, you can use a computer without knowing what goes on inside it. And you can drive a car without understanding its internals too. But at least everybody knows that there IS such a thing as learning how a car works, and that there ARE auto mechanics and manufacturers, and that there would be no cars without them, and that it's a subject that you CAN study and make good use of the knowledge. With a computer, some people seem to think that it's just a thing that works by itself, and that nobody knows how it works, or needs to. That's what MAGIC is, but that's not what technology is.
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  5. #85


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I got a new car in November. What a disaster. It has 2 screens with a gezillion settings plus about 50 switches on the dash. The manual is 520 pages - even the manual for just the radio is 120 pages. And I don't even have a navigation system. For that I use my tablet.
    The manual for my 1979 BMW was about 100 pages and explained things like how to adjust the brakes.

    Not long ago I was renting a new Nissan and the manual was like yours, the size of a phone book. I had that car for two weeks and never did figure out how everything worked.
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  6. #86


    Posts : 2,627
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    3D PRINTERS!!!
    yeah ,when i get mine im gonna print a Porsche
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  7. #87


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    3D PRINTERS!!!
    yeah ,when i get mine im gonna print a Porsche
    Read a story where they were going to print a house (not a model).
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  8. #88


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    3D PRINTERS!!!
    yeah ,when i get mine im gonna print a Porsche
    Read a story where they were going to print a house (not a model).
    recent TV show used the idea,killer made untraceable one time use hand guns
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  9. #89


    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Drop View Post
    So many people today think of computers only as a means to an end -- the thing they use to DO something. If they use a computer to watch a movie, it's not about the computer-- it's about the movie. If they use it to play a game, it's about the game. No matter what they do, it's NEVER about the computer. They don't think of "computers" as a subject, or as a thing to learn about or to know about.

    Sure, you can use a computer without knowing what goes on inside it. And you can drive a car without understanding its internals too. But at least everybody knows that there IS such a thing as learning how a car works, and that there ARE auto mechanics and manufacturers, and that there would be no cars without them, and that it's a subject that you CAN study and make good use of the knowledge. With a computer, some people seem to think that it's just a thing that works by itself, and that nobody knows how it works, or needs to. That's what MAGIC is, but that's not what technology is.
    Right on point Dragon Drop. It's not necessary for anyone to know the workings of a computer or how to repair it. If they buy it to have fun on and have the money to take it to a shop when it's broke. That's what a computer is all about to most people.
    It would be terrible if everyone needed to know how things work and repair them before being allowed to purchase them. Phones, TVs, Wii's, laundry machines, cars.

    -CokeRobot mentioned paralleled parking. If people have a hard time with that, they should try it with a semi truck & armstrong steering. By the time I got a tractor with power steering I was good at it. Power steering messed me up for awhile until I quit oversteering.
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  10. #90


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    It's not necessary for anyone to know the workings of a computer or how to repair it.
    In that case, "those people" shouldn't complain about malware getting onto their computers.
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