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Hi.
« on: 04 May 2013, 15:36 »

Hi. 

My name is Robert and I've been reading this comic for a couple years now and I've been hanging out at coffee shops since before the laptop computer.  Back in the bays when the comic artists would bring pens, pencils, X-acto kinves, and paper in with them. 

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« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2013, 15:49 »

Mae pawb sy'n hongian allan mewn siopau coffi yn croesawu yma. 

Welcome!
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« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2013, 16:35 »

Welcome to the forum, from another Robert. And mind your lug wrench.
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« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2013, 20:45 »

The Pen is mightier than the Lug Wrench


Even if it's melted
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You can never have too much Coffee.

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Re: Hi.
« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2013, 08:25 »

I AM LUGMASTER! 
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« Reply #5 on: 05 May 2013, 09:45 »

Hmm - a challenger appears!
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« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2013, 10:06 »

Ah...master of lugs?
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« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2013, 10:36 »

What? ???
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« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2013, 11:08 »

My lug wrench will only be used to change the tires (and get kinda close to the correct torque, more or less) of the innocent. 

It is a magical lug wrench and does not work in the hands of evildoers.  Hopelessly crossed threads are the fate of those who would misuse it's power. 
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« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2013, 13:58 »

HAH! You rolled with it! This guy has the makings of a great forumite!

(also,  is it made of something that doesn't melt? Because she'll melt it.)
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« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2013, 18:25 »

She?  SHE???!!!!!!!


Oh!  You mean Miss Powers over there


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« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2013, 18:26 »

Oh god did I get a pronoun wrong AGAIN?  :psyduck:
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« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2013, 18:27 »

Depends on who you were referring to

If it was me - then definitely

If it was her
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Then no.
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« Reply #13 on: 05 May 2013, 18:49 »

My god it even says "James" in your sig. >_<

I am a derp.
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« Reply #14 on: 05 May 2013, 21:21 »

Merrick you and pronouns do not have an easy relationship.

Welcome oh wielder of the mystic lug wrench. I am the master of Excalibur



That giant torsion monstrosity there.
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« Reply #15 on: 05 May 2013, 21:26 »

You look like a man tightening the "Jesus" nut.
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« Reply #16 on: 05 May 2013, 21:54 »

Those are completely different guys then me actually, I never did get a photo cranking on a Huey's "Jesus" nut.
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« Reply #17 on: 05 May 2013, 22:07 »

Merrick you and pronouns do not have an easy relationship.

Apparently not  :psyduck:
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« Reply #18 on: 06 May 2013, 22:21 »

Hey, no worry.

Remember in my first year here I made that error with a couple of the female Forumites.

Happens to the best of us.
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« Reply #19 on: 06 May 2013, 22:24 »

I've had people ask if I'm female on various forums too... I can't help but think that was out of some weird misguided hope then actually thinking I might be female though...  :psyduck:
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« Reply #20 on: 19 May 2013, 12:05 »

Welcome, new person!

There are people here who remember punched cards.
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« Reply #21 on: 19 May 2013, 12:20 »

Not just remember them, used them.
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« Reply #22 on: 19 May 2013, 13:10 »

I saw an early use of punched cards in textile mills in Bombay in the mid-60s, and again at a textile mill museum in Massachusetts in the 90s. But I didn't look for more information about them until today. This points out that paper punched cards were used in the 1890 U.S. census, and the Jaquard heads on looms go much farther back.
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« Reply #23 on: 20 May 2013, 02:42 »

Aaaaand there are those of us who barely remember 3½" floppies. :P
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« Reply #24 on: 20 May 2013, 03:06 »

Which aren't even floppy (well, only internally), unlike 5" floppies and 8" floppies.  I still have an 8" floppy that I was given as a leaving card from a former job.
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« Reply #25 on: 20 May 2013, 05:27 »

For a while in the 80s, I was responsible for a mainframe computer that handled all of the writing, editing and formatting tasks for a small daily newspaper, plus its classified advertising database. It wrote to a couple of large Control Data hard drives, but patches and software were contained on tape cartridges identical to 8-track. And few were reliable.
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« Reply #26 on: 20 May 2013, 15:14 »

What I  mostly remember is that before the laptop, It was a lot easier to strike up a conversation with strangers in a coffeeshop. 

It still happens, but not as easily as ti used to. 
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