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Typing 101
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:23:33 PM »
Type faster.. ;D

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 07:13:36 PM »
Deleted since there were several posts while I was typing.

I hate it when that happens.  ;)

Type faster.. ;D

I try to type fairly slow since most folks don't read that fast.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 08:35:32 PM »
Sounds to me like all of y'all slow typers need some 3 phase 120 Hz powered keyboards.....that would make them type twice as fast!   :o
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »
Sounds to me like all of y'all slow typers need some 3 phase 120 Hz powered keyboards.....that would make them type twice as fast!   :o
It is not the keyboards that are slow, it is the typists. :o
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 09:16:47 PM »
It was a joke man!   :-\
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 09:33:49 PM »
As we all know the index finger can only hit one key at a time,.....so to speed things up I use the other hand to hit the space bar.

So much faster.... ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 06:41:23 AM »
Sounds to me like all of y'all slow typers need some 3 phase 120 Hz powered keyboards.....that would make them type twice as fast!   :o

Not quite twice as fast, but 1.73 though.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 07:05:34 AM »
Not quite twice as fast, but 1.73 though.

Actually.....Twice as fast.  Increasing or decreasing the frequency (Hz) will increase or decrease the speed of an induction motor.....that is what Variable Frequency drives do.  There are only two ways to change the speed of an AC induction motor.
1.  Change the number of poles in the motor (go from 4 to 6 or something else)......mostly not practical!
2.  Change the Frequency of the applied voltage to the motor......very practical and accomplished with VFD drive.

Of course, this whole thing is about typewriters or keyboards.....not motors, but that is what the reference to speeding it up twice as fast was all about.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 08:43:58 AM »
I type much faster when drinking wine. Does that mean wine is a good conductor of electricity.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 08:55:14 AM »
Chris, says I'm the fastest 1-finger typist she knows  :)
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 09:57:16 AM »
Chris, says I'm the fastest 1-finger typist she knows  :)

if that finger is injured do you have to dictate to Chris?  :-\
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 10:27:08 AM »
I type much faster when drinking wine. Does that mean wine is a good conductor of electricity.

Wine makes everything better... 

I remember back in the old days a bottle of Spanada made some of those bad movies at the drive-in into a very memorable night for me and my girlfriend.... 8)

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »
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if that finger is injured do you have to dictate to Chris?

 ;D If I did, I'd need to talk fast; She's an extremely fast/accurate typist
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 12:08:45 PM »
 Talk about fast typing....I remember my typing teacher in high school, Mrs. Dumont (1971) and on an electric typewriter, she could type 120 words a minute.  She could type even faster than my ex-wife could talk......impressive!   8)
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 12:41:23 PM »
I took typing in 1968, We had to be able to type 40 words per minute to pass ..   you didn't get credit for a misspelled word.

It'd been a lot easier if they had Spell-Check back then. 

We were also required to take a 'Basic Electrical' class,  We rewired a table lamp and built an AM radio,  plus they required us to take Wood or Machine shop.

 They don't offer any of that anymore.  Here in CA  Industrial arts (and the military) are looked down upon by modern academia.
 
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I took typing in 1968, We had to be able to type 40 words per minute to pass ..   you didn't get credit for a misspelled word.

It'd been a lot easier if they had Spell-Check back then. 

We were also required to take a 'Basic Electrical' class,  We rewired a table lamp and built an AM radio,  plus they required us to take Wood or Machine shop.

  They don't teach any of that anymore.  Industrial arts are looked down upon in modern academia.

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Tony.....yea, I learned on a manual typewriter and IIRC, I got up to  53 WPM and you were only allowed two or three mistakes for it to be a counted score.  I then had a one hour time slot that needed to be filled and instead of study hall, I chose to take another typing class.  This was one that was mostly girls that were wanting to be office assistants/secretaries/etc.  One of my buddies on our high school baseball team was in the same situation, so I suggested that we take a typing class.  He was like....are you nuts...why would I want to do that?  I told him that the class had 35 people in it, I made number 36, and he could be number 37 if he was smart.  Why, he asked.  I finally told him the truth.....it would me and you and 35 girls in the class.  He signed up and we had a great time in a class with 35 girls that semester.  Good times.

I did the vocational classes in high school.  3 hours a day, every day, junior AND senior year.  I knew that I wanted to be an Electrician when I got out of school and that vocational class provided me with a pretty extensive electrical background.....enough that it automatically allowed me to qualify to get on a list for potentially becoming a Journeyman Electrical Apprentice.  That happened in 1977, and I topped out at the end of 1980.

I guess I've gotten Waaaaay off topic here, but I haven't seen the O.P. back here for a few days.
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2018, 03:20:34 PM »
Tony.....yea, I learned on a manual typewriter and IIRC, I got up to  53 WPM and you were only allowed two or three mistakes for it to be a counted score.  I then had a one hour time slot that needed to be filled and instead of study hall, I chose to take another typing class.  This was one that was mostly girls that were wanting to be office assistants/secretaries/etc.  One of my buddies on our high school baseball team was in the same situation, so I suggested that we take a typing class.  He was like....are you nuts...why would I want to do that?  I told him that the class had 35 people in it, I made number 36, and he could be number 37 if he was smart.  Why, he asked.  I finally told him the truth.....it would me and you and 35 girls in the class.  He signed up and we had a great time in a class with 35 girls that semester.  Good times.

I did the vocational classes in high school.  3 hours a day, every day, junior AND senior year.  I knew that I wanted to be an Electrician when I got out of school and that vocational class provided me with a pretty extensive electrical background.....enough that it automatically allowed me to qualify to get on a list for potentially becoming a Journeyman Electrical Apprentice.  That happened in 1977, and I topped out at the end of 1980.

I guess I've gotten Waaaaay off topic here, but I haven't seen the O.P. back here for a few days.

I also learned on a manual typewriter. That's why when I hit the keys on my keyboard, I hit them hard. Also I have a problem with white out all over my screen.   :o ::) ;D
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2018, 03:27:12 PM »
We could start a new topic and call it Typing 101.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2018, 03:58:51 PM »
We could start a new topic and call it Typing 101.

We could!  In fact, you could start it and hopefully it would be ready to ready by this time next week!   ;D




Sorry man, you left the door wide open on that one!   8)
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 04:01:39 PM »
I also learned on a manual typewriter. That's why when I hit the keys on my keyboard, I hit them hard. Also I have a problem with white out all over my screen.   :o ::) ;D

You know, I really had not done any typing at all since I graduated from high school in 1972 and then I bought my first computer in 1999.  It was amazing to me how quickly my memory of the keyboard layout came back to me.  Id' say within the week, I was back to pretty much where I left off from 1972.....except I didn't have to hit the keys so hard.........and my bottle of white out had dried up by then!   ;D
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 05:00:19 PM »
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We could start a new topic and call it Typing 101.

Best to split the off-topic messages off into their own topic, which I've done here.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 05:10:51 PM »
This is not the type of thread that interests me. ::)
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2018, 05:30:33 PM »
Wine makes everything better... 

I remember back in the old days a bottle of Spanada made some of those bad movies at the drive-in into a very memorable night for me and my girlfriend.... 8)

I was partial to vision wine----MD 20/20
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2018, 05:32:42 PM »
We could!  In fact, you could start it and hopefully it would be ready to ready by this time next week!   ;D




Sorry man, you left the door wide open on that one!   8)

I know! Many of posts don't make since the thread is locked before I can finish typing.
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2018, 05:52:14 PM »
Well I may be slow but I am old. ;D
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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2018, 06:11:21 PM »
I know! Many of posts don't make since the thread is locked before I can finish typing.

That's because some people say things that other people don't like... 8)

( I hauled ass typing this.. ;D )

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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2018, 06:18:29 PM »
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Many of posts don't make since the thread is locked before I can finish typing.

Many  ???   We lock relatively few topics here. Oh, and we don't have threads; Haven't for the last 13 years.
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2018, 06:32:29 PM »
You do have threads, you are just in denial about it. ;D
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2018, 06:35:35 PM »
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You do have threads

Nope. When you reply, you're replying to a topic, not to an individual message, which is a fundamental of threads.
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2018, 09:17:34 PM »
That's because some people say things that other people don't like... 8)

( I hauled ass typing this.. ;D )

I can smell the smoke drifting off your post.
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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2018, 09:18:20 PM »
Nope. When you reply, you're replying to a topic, not to an individual message, which is a fundamental of threads.

I'm so confused.
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2018, 11:18:27 PM »
They made me take a typing class in 8th grade, I hated it. I remember thinking "this is dumb. What would I ever need this skill for?"  OK, well  I have eaten those words a thousand times over.  In my previous profession I did thousands of type written investigations, and now with the internet and RV forums?? 

Yep, I owe my old typing teacher a beer for making me stick to it.
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2018, 06:55:58 AM »
Nope. When you reply, you're replying to a topic, not to an individual message, which is a fundamental of threads.

Tom,
You're technically correct, of course, but to most folks the "topic" arrangement looks the same except for where the REPLY button is, and old habits die hard.


I'm so confused.

In the software and maintenance areas, "topics" vs "threads" are quite different, but to those of us using these boards, the big difference seems to be that the REPLY button in a "topic" board is for the entire chunk of posts, thus you have to "quote" to show which post you are replying to, while in a "thread" board there is an individual reply button on each post, and there is often (usually?) a reference to the post number that was replied to in each new posting.

Actually that's not the only difference to the user, but it's the most obvious means I can see to indicate the difference. So to Tom and the other administrators the difference is considerable, while to us it's a very minor thing that we don't usually think much about. It IS confusing.
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2018, 07:45:46 AM »
With non-threaded discussions, it's not always obvious who someone is responding to, unless of course they use the Quote button; This sometimes leads to a misunderstanding. With threaded discussions there's no ambiguity. We had something of an outcry when we left a threaded environment 13 years ago, but folks eventually got used to replying to a topic and learned to use the Quote button when it mattered.
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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2018, 07:59:41 AM »
It's amazing the things you can learn from a typing topic. ;D
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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2018, 09:45:49 AM »
But I still haven't learned to type  :-[
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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2018, 09:51:28 AM »
Thanks, but I wish I had $1 for every typing lesson I've read or watched over the years  :(
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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2018, 10:02:26 AM »
My mother was a secretary who typed 90 wpm and she insisted I take typing in my junior year. I loved the class. Almost all women. I am still a horrible typist but I am old and retired so I have good excuses for going slow. :))
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2018, 12:59:21 PM »
Several years back my clever and handsome son took a 'Home Ec' class in high school.    He dated the majority of the girls in that class.

  But the best thing about it... he learned how to be an epic bachelor.   :)

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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2018, 07:58:37 PM »
Several years back my clever and handsome son took a 'Home Ec' class in high school.    He dated the majority of the girls in that class.

  But the best thing about it... he learned how to be an epic bachelor.   :)

   That is the reason I took typing plus it was an easy credit.I almost took Home Ec but things went wrong with family the next year. In typing I got to know all the popular girls but sadly they also got to know me.
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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2018, 08:32:01 PM »
 Are you saying you disappointed them? ;D In our small high school boys weren't offered  typing or home ec, girls weren't allowed in the shop. My dad, the shop teacher, felt the distraction of a pretty girl wasn't needed around power tools. I can type reasonably well one finger hunt and peck, it's a good thing because my hand writing is atrocious. The only problem is I have to remember to check my work frequently, I have been known to type a whole paragraph with the cap lock on.

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« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
The only problem is I have to remember to check my work frequently, I have been known to type a whole paragraph with the cap lock on.

And all this time, I thought it was just me.  Now I find it's normal.  :o ::) :'(
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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2018, 06:20:20 PM »
Chris learned to type at the UK centralized DVLA (like a Federal DMV). There were no letters/symbols on the keys, and they were ding'd every time they got one character wrong.

FWIW ... Chris got to enter Prince Charles' first driving (drivers) license info.
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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2018, 07:46:59 PM »
My mother was convinced I needed typing. I wasnít so sure. I had a full schedule with all the regular classes plus extra music and extra science classes. I ended up working through a self-directed workbook and became a respectable typist. It was good enough to work as a hospital clerk and a fill in for the Deanís secretary in college. More importantly, it was good enough to type probably hundreds of thousands of lines of computer code for my job as a software engineer.

I use my iPad almost exclusively to surf the Internet, and I still miss a real keyboard. I used to have a Bluetooth one, but it didnít last too long, so I just do the three or four finger thing.
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« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2018, 10:10:11 AM »
My mother worked as a secretary and account rep for a newspaper that was later bought out by the Tribune Company. She could type faster that I can think. For my 13th birthday she bought me a portable typewriter (still have it). I had just completed a typing class in middle school. I submitted all papers in high school typed (my handwriting sucks, maybe that is why the purchase). I took two typing classes in high school and when computers showed up I re-connected with the skill. Over the years I took many computer classed offered by the community colleges near me. That also kept up my typing. My mom visited a fortune teller when I was still in diapers and was told I would be a writer. I guess that motivated her gift at a early age but it got me more established and has never been regretted. I also was the only boy in high school typing class but did not benefit on that score. My only regret is not having followed with business skills to include shorthand as my note taking skills have required many agonizing hours trying to figure out what I had meant in notes taken in courses. With computer classes almost mandatory today you have to take typing or demonstrate the skill. Have handed in my quality engineer badge and trying to figure out where to put my printer in the MH. Itasca Reyo 25P. I feel so hampered by having to find a Kinko's or USPS store to print off portable media.

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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2018, 10:29:15 AM »

I use my iPad almost exclusively to surf the Internet, and I still miss a real keyboard. I used to have a Bluetooth one, but it didnít last too long, so I just do the three or four finger thing.

The Ipad/Iphone will make keyboards and typing skills a thing of the past.

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« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2018, 11:27:26 AM »
The Ipad/Iphone will make keyboards and typing skills a thing of the past.

For some, perhaps. PCs still have keyboards, and I have an add-on keyboard for my iPad and for my ASUS Transformer -- they're admittedly smaller than on a PC or typewriter, but typing is still handier than letter-at-a-time on a touch screen (sure there is voice, but often that isn't appropriate, such as notes in class, or in a meeting of any sort). And though seldom used these days, we still have typewriters.

Many are trying to say that handwriting is obsolete, too, and some schools no longer teach cursive, but that assertion doesn't make it true, unless by their actions they are trying to force it to be true.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2018, 11:38:35 AM »

Many are trying to say that handwriting is obsolete, too, and some schools no longer teach cursive, but that assertion doesn't make it true, unless by their actions they are trying to force it to be true.
My handwriting is most certainly obsolete. I have been typing since the 70s and I rarely have to actually write something down so when I do it is almost illegible.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2018, 01:03:16 PM »
Regardless of the topic, how nice it would be if all OP's proof read their Topic line and message before posting it to make sure it made sense and was correctly spelled.

How nice it would be if the responses were proof read and had no or minimal spelling errors and the grammar was OK and not sounding like gibberish.

What would it take, a few seconds of re-reading a response before hitting the post key to keep from your post from looking like an 8 year old took over your keyboard?

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »
Regardless of the topic, how nice it would be if all OP's proof read their Topic line and message before posting it to make sure it made sense and was correctly spelled.

How nice it would be if the responses were proof read and had no or minimal spelling errors and the grammar was OK and not sounding like gibberish.

What would it take, a few seconds of re-reading a response before hitting the post key to keep from your post from looking like an 8 year old took over your keyboard?

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2018, 02:20:25 PM »
I got it.... ;D

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2018, 05:16:48 PM »
Dew knot trussed yore spill chequer two fined awl mistakes!

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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2018, 06:38:15 PM »
Dew knot trussed yore spill chequer two fined awl mistakes!

I'm from the South somunderstood that on the first try. Sounded like my high school English teacher.
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2018, 07:14:34 AM »
I'm from the South somunderstood that on the first try. Sounded like my high school English teacher.

So you must have had coach Ramsey for English also!!
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Re: Typing 101
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2018, 07:27:02 AM »
So you must have had coach Ramsey for English also!!

I had Miss Gatch. How I was put in her class I have no idea. It was an advanced class. I could barely speak English much less conjugate verbs and understand sentence structure. Funny though, I did end up with an M.Ed.
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