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  1. 13 days ago on B.C.

    An older co-worker said his kidney stone hurt worse than when he was shot in Korea. That sounds painful!

  2. 21 days ago on Last Kiss

    Were they “horsing around”?

  3. 26 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    For years it has been alleged that in Chicago they say “vote early, vote often”.

  4. about 1 month ago on Dilbert Classics

    with vigor!

  5. about 2 months ago on Dilbert Classics

    Then it got to be too expensive to sort recycling in USA so it was loaded into empty cargo containers that needed to be sent to China; and then they decided we were polluting their country so barred importing garbage.

  6. 2 months ago on Working Daze

    Read Dr Fauci’s email’s where he responds to a White House staffer about drug store masks not being effective.

  7. 3 months ago on Shoe

    It appears the lady who is into margaritas is drinking something with an olive.

  8. 4 months ago on Working Daze

    Junior College in 1964 had IBM 1620, no hard drive, limited 3 dimensional memory of ferrite rings. Hard drives added a few later. Students could operate the system except a few days a month when they ran college admin stuff. Limited memory meant you loaded the FORTRAN or COBOL compiler (interpreter), generated binary cards, then cleared memory, loaded run module and added your data. Tear drops on the cards were common after the third attempt to get the program perfect. Moved to 4 year college in 1968, brand new IBM 360 – we learned Assembly programming for it. Went back to school in 1976 – card punches had been replaced with remote terminals, engineering students used BASIC, easy enough to learn that I picked it up from a Scham’s handbook.

    I had a watch in 1983 with more processor power and memory than those early computers. Touch screen input.

    Used an Apple II for data conversion and real time display of test data in a government research lab in 1978, our guys built analog-digital conversion cards; none were available commercially at the time.

  9. 4 months ago on Working Daze

    That was good; took me a minute to understand it but eventually it came to me.

  10. 5 months ago on Working Daze

    My kids mounted my slide rule, case, and instruction manual in a display frame about 20 years ago for Father’s Day. I’m now 74, using a desktop computer that I built from scratch, using parts purchased from retail stores (my degree is Mechanical Engineering, not IT or Electrical).