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#26

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(09-24-2019, 11:04 PM)Fireball Wrote:
(09-24-2019, 09:43 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(09-24-2019, 09:37 PM)Cavebear Wrote: We should move this discussion elsewhere.  We've gone beyond site questions.  LOL!

But what is this "rating" stuff (I suddenly noticed)?  Can I give a "rating"?  How is it different from "likes"  There are some people here I admire.

Liking a post is one thing, but if you generally agree with a poster's various stands on issues, you can give them a "rep". Under each name you will see the number of reps a person has received. +/-1, or zero for us common folks, but admins can really bestow some grace, up to 5 (I think). I think that you are limited to doing 5 reps a day. If you click on that number, it takes you to that person's reputation page. There you can input your reason for repping. Default is +1.

And, yeah, we can stop talking about that never-to-be-sufficiently-damned Mac I worked on 28 YA.  Big Grin

Thanks for the info about reps. I hadn't noticed that before. And I see the difference. I will consider it carefully and judiciously..
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#27

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(09-18-2019, 08:24 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(09-18-2019, 07:12 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: 1. Go into the settings of your browser and set your homepage as the forum address.

2.  Dunno

I appreciate the suggestion.  

No.  I use that for another purpose.  And it shouldn't be an external requirement.

But I just discovered that clicking on the site header gets me there.  Did you know that?

Yes.  I do that frequently.  It also refreshers everything so I can see the latest posts.  Try user CP.  You can subscribe to threads and other things like that.  I don't bother with that.  This forum is not so big I can't keep up.
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#28

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(09-24-2019, 08:46 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(09-24-2019, 06:35 PM)Fireball Wrote: Cha! The only Mac I ever used crashed with astonishing frequency. I was writing some FORTRAN code on it and got to where I saved after every line of code was entered, so that I wouldn't lose it.

I never met anyone before who crashed a Mac.  Did it get power-surged or something mechanical?  It might be wort asking about at a Mac help site.

My few little attempts at using Mac date way back to the old Macintosh Classic.  It did in fact sometimes fail to save stuff correctly.  Amiga did it better.
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#29

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(09-18-2019, 11:09 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(09-18-2019, 10:59 AM)julep Wrote: Try clicking on the AD logo at the top of the page.

That's what I posted above.  Mentioning it somewhere might be a good idea though.    Just because I'm clever and exploratory doesn't mean that everyone is.  And, duh, maybe a "home" button...

Another way is to look at the bar that says User CP, Alerts etc.  Below that is an info bar that tells you where you are, for example
"Atheist DiscussionForum InformationRules and InformationQuestions"

This is where you are at now.

If you hit "Atheist Discussion" it will take you to the home page.  Or from say, "Forum Information" to "Rules and Information"   Browser arrow keys work with this too.
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#30

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(09-24-2019, 06:35 PM)Fireball Wrote: Cha! The only Mac I ever used crashed with astonishing frequency. I was writing some FORTRAN code on it and got to where I saved after every line of code was entered, so that I wouldn't lose it.

My mechanical design engineer dad was using FORTRAN in the
early 1960s.  I remember using the punch-cards as scribble pads.

[Image: FortranCardPROJ039.agr.jpg]

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#31

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Ah, "Hidden Figures".
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#32

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Whew...  flashback.


[Image: FortranCardPROJ039.agr.jpg]


I looked at that picture and all I could think of was "hanging chads."
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#33

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About the 80-hole width...


Why did IBM chose 80 column cards in 1928?  The choice was based on the typical number of
characters per line of typewriters of the time.

Most 1920's typewriters had a platen width of 9 inches, which corresponds with the standardisation
of US paper sizes of around 8" to 8½" width. At a typical typewriter pitch of 10 to 12 characters per
inch that leads to documents with widths of between 72 and 90 characters, depending on the size of
the margins. As such, 80 characters per line would have represented a good compromise between
hole pitch (small rectangular holes and/or larger round holes) and line length, while maintaining
the same card size.
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#34

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Why is it that sometimes when an image is posted it does not appear but instead we get

[image:  and then a big long number and then a ]

Sometimes I see this where all the images appear this way and other times one or two shows up normally.

You can click "view image" and it comes right up.
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(09-18-2019, 07:05 AM)Cavebear Wrote: 1.  Is there a "Home" button here somewhere?  Everytime I want to see all the forums, I have to hit my bookmark.

2.  The "How Do I"  thread is closed?  That doesn't make any sense.  If any thread should be sticky, that's the one.

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