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Bobtanian Report 6 Feb 2013 22:54

LOL........... ;-)

on MY mouse if I press the roller down, I get a kinda circle with a up arrow and a down arrow in one go and that will scroll up or down by dragging up or down......

without rolling the wheel........

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 6 Feb 2013 22:16

So thats what that thing in the middle is for, over 2yrs and I have just learnt what its for.

Thanks Mr. :-D

Off to play on it now :-D :-D


MrDaff Report 6 Feb 2013 22:00

For Rollo & Bob' with apologies to ladies (Part 1 only)

Part 1:
Olympia 80's + four-ply paper (+Tippex)
Gestetner machines (plus some red nail-varnish like equivalent to Tippex).
Remember them?

My first PC - 512Mb hard disk, 5 inch 'floppy' discs ....£1K :-S

Remember STARB & SPECOL - had to do a SSADM course using both, to produce an Air Traffic Control software programme :-S :-S

Part 2: (especially Island...)
You can still C + P without the ickle mousie! Just in case your battery runs out, or the spilt Horlicks sticks up the buttons :-D

Me? Luurrvv my mouse, even though I'm a 'touch typist' as well, it's just makes most PC things 'easier' :-D (you can scroll very quickly past certain posts if you have a mouse with the rolly thing in the middle ;-) )


Island Report 6 Feb 2013 21:41

Could have been worse Mau, it could have been POIUY :-0 :-D


Mersey Report 6 Feb 2013 21:25

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D Mau.....


Mauatthecoast Report 6 Feb 2013 21:22

lol now I've got qwerty imprinted on me forehead :-0 ;-)


Mersey Report 6 Feb 2013 21:16

Mau dont slabber on the keyboard.....its dangerous lol :-D :-D ;-)


Wend Report 6 Feb 2013 21:11

Shall we dance, cha cha cha :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 6 Feb 2013 21:10

:-S * falls face down onto keyboard* :-(


Island Report 6 Feb 2013 21:08

well I did say I couldn't be harsed :-D


Island Report 6 Feb 2013 21:06

I can't be harsed Mersey :-(


Wend Report 6 Feb 2013 21:06

Rollo - we're all sucking in the curtains, bless ya heart ;-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 6 Feb 2013 21:05

And I thought I was the only one that could lose the plot. :-S

:-D :-D :-D


Bobtanian Report 6 Feb 2013 21:05

A "perk" was when one of the office guys gave us a password to get into..........dungeo..............a dungeons and dragons type "game"

a cave exploration,with elves n hatchets n trolls n giants n beanstalks.......................n TREASURE!!!!


Mersey Report 6 Feb 2013 21:03

Ive got a headache now :-S :-S :-|


Island Report 6 Feb 2013 21:00

I's like Mersey and Wend :-)


Bobtanian Report 6 Feb 2013 20:56

DEC PDP 11 was the setup.........each satellite minicomputer was about 2 feet square around 5feet tall and had forced ventilation........the "mainframe" was another pdp11 in a floor to ceiling cabinet with two hard drives, around two feet, maybe 20 inches diameter, a separate tape reader and a distribution network cabinet.. think they used fortran for some of it......

a hand book about inch and a half thick with some well thumbed pages in the middle.......and a few pages on BASIC!


RolloTheRed Report 6 Feb 2013 20:50

"working out the wages of the print industry."

As far as I remember the wages were usually worked out the old fashioned way with a strike until Murdoch took away the ball.

Thus the weaker ones went to the wall, Daily Chronicle, Reynolds News ....

For sure there were lots of American consulants with new ways of doing things such as payroll but the UK skilled working classes fought back hard. They lost so now we import coal from Poland, foreign ships whizz down the channel knocking over our wild birds with oil discharges and butchers with all of 6 weeks training as "cutters" despatch the finest cuts of horsemeat. Brave new world.

For my sins I once worked on payroll programs using a bizarre business language called COBOL (still used). It is like working in a salt mine for the mind.
Video monitors had yet to be invented so they used Hollerith punched cards. The 10in disk drives with all of 300K data cost about £ 30 K each. Which is why home computing took a while to get going. No mice.


Wend Report 6 Feb 2013 20:49

Rolls eyes like Mersey :-S :-S :-S


Mersey Report 6 Feb 2013 20:46

:-S :-S