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Old August 14 2010, 11:42 PM   #61
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Re: Things that have Changed Since You were in School

Well, we lost a planet... bye bye Pluto

The internet in the 90's was very different and altho we could find plenty of info... most teachers weren't keen on it and it was pretty easy to plagiarize
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Old August 15 2010, 12:39 AM   #62
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In 8th grade, my class took a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. The chaperons told us that if we wanted to call our parents, it had to be a collect call from the pay phone in the lobby. I was worried that my dad would be pissed off if I called him collect, so I didn't call.
I graduated high school in 2000, just on the cusp of cellphones starting to infiltrate everywhere. I remember the prefered method of calling my parents to tell them I was ready to be picked up from school if I had to stay late... call collect from the payphone and give my name as "himomitsmecomepickmeupbye". Now kids will never grow up learning to abuse collect calls, a part of our heritage lost forever.
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Old August 15 2010, 12:45 AM   #63
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call collect from the payphone and give my name as "himomitsmecomepickmeupbye". Now kids will never grow up learning to abuse collect calls, a part of our heritage lost forever.
I had a pager in middle school. I received a cell phone sophomore year in highschool (I graduated in '96)

It wasn't quite one of those old bricks, but I remember having 100 minutes and it was like $60 so there wasn't much chit chat.
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Old August 15 2010, 01:50 AM   #64
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Well, we lost a planet... bye bye Pluto
Does that even count? It was only a few years ago.
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Old August 15 2010, 01:53 AM   #65
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call collect from the payphone and give my name as "himomitsmecomepickmeupbye". Now kids will never grow up learning to abuse collect calls, a part of our heritage lost forever.
I had a pager in middle school. I received a cell phone sophomore year in highschool (I graduated in '96)

It wasn't quite one of those old bricks, but I remember having 100 minutes and it was like $60 so there wasn't much chit chat.
My Senior year (1999) I did get a pager. It was a really tiny one that just displayed numbers and nothing else (fancier ones could show names and all kinds of stuff). It was $65 for the pager (I bought with my own money), and $8 a month to use it. I had it only for school, and only for emergencies from home.
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Old August 15 2010, 01:58 AM   #66
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When I was in school, local phone numbers (i.e land phones) were 5 digits long, then the length was increased to 6 and now they are 8 digits long.
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Old August 15 2010, 02:18 AM   #67
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... $8 a month to use it. I had it only for school, and only for emergencies from home.
For the longest time pagers were $15ish per mo. And then this one company started charging $25 for the entire year.

I still remember my beeper number.

1-800-SKYPAGE x54133
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We should tell kids that at one point this was "state of the art"
And this is about as advanced as my beeper got. And I loved the people that sent every message with a "911" at the end of it!
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Old August 15 2010, 02:21 AM   #68
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B.C. and A.D. being replaced by B.C.E. and C.E.
What do BCE and CE stand for?

I've never come across them before. Or if I had I glossed over it and hadn't realised they replaced BC and AD.
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Old August 15 2010, 02:24 AM   #69
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B.C. and A.D. being replaced by B.C.E. and C.E.
What do BCE and CE stand for?

I've never come across them before. Or if I had I glossed over it and hadn't realised they replaced BC and AD.
"Common Era" and "Before Common Era"
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Old August 15 2010, 02:25 AM   #70
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B.C. and A.D. being replaced by B.C.E. and C.E.
What do BCE and CE stand for?

I've never come across them before. Or if I had I glossed over it and hadn't realised they replaced BC and AD.
Common Era
Before Common Era
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Old August 15 2010, 02:27 AM   #71
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^Common Era and Before Common Era. It's a bit silly considering they still use Jesus' supposed birth year as the point of differentiation.

Edit: Guess I was a bit slow there.
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Old August 15 2010, 02:42 AM   #72
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... $8 a month to use it. I had it only for school, and only for emergencies from home.
For the longest time pagers were $15ish per mo. And then this one company started charging $25 for the entire year.

I still remember my beeper number.

1-800-SKYPAGE x54133
Wow...



We should tell kids that at one point this was "state of the art"
And this is about as advanced as my beeper got. And I loved the people that sent every message with a "911" at the end of it!
Ha!

I found mine after some searching, it was the Motorola T10, and it was one way numeric only.



I loved that little pager.
You know, I think they still sell these!
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Old August 15 2010, 03:05 AM   #73
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I started elementary school in the 90's, and people were beginning to get home computers. Many of us still didn't have one though, so computer lab day was a big deal. Playing The Oregon Trail was the highlight of my school week!

I remember the very first time I used the internet, as well. It was in the library, and Yahoo was the default page on the browser. I typed in "Star Wars", ran the search, and my eyes just about flew out of my head at the results it returned. And thus a lifelong internet addiction was born!...
I had the same experience in school. Computer lab was awesome! I loved reading all of the dirty headstones that kids created in Oregon Trail. Storybook Weaver and Math Blaster were cool as well.

I remember when my best friend in middle school first got a computer and the internet. I didn't think it was that interesting until we went online and she searched for Titanic, and I saw the entire movie script online!! I was blown away by all of the information we could find about the movie. My friend actually printed out the whole script and her dad was PISSED because it was quite an extreme number of pages...


By the way, I still use a pager and a card catalog every day at my job!
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Old August 15 2010, 03:38 AM   #74
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B.C. and A.D. being replaced by B.C.E. and C.E.
What do BCE and CE stand for?

I've never come across them before. Or if I had I glossed over it and hadn't realised they replaced BC and AD.
Common Era
Before Common Era
I always thought it was Before Common Error. Good to know...
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Old August 15 2010, 03:38 AM   #75
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By the way, I still use a pager and a card catalog every day at my job!
Wow, what do you do for a living that you would need both
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