Which era were we born into?

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« on: 02/10/2008 13:14:41 »
We have had the Elizabethan era already, so what era are we now in? What will history class our era as, Elizabetha 2?

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« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2008 14:41:56 »
YOU, Paul, were born into the Technology or Electronic Age - I was born into the late Industrial Age - just before the end of WW II.

I have a feeling historians will see the first hand-held calculator - that only did simple math - as THE turning point. It was only a few years after Texas Instruments - YES THE REVOLUTION STARTED HERE: IN TEXAS!!!! (SEE BELOW) that TI came out with a scientific calculator that did all of the functions my K & E slide rule did AND never misplaced a decimal point. By 1975 I had a programmable TI calculator that did complicated calculations and used a magnetic strip to keep the programs on. (It was really a strip of recording tape embedded in plastic.) The programs did not stay in memory when the calculator was off. It was a simple a hand-held computer. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculator

"By 1970 a calculator could be made using just a few chips of low power consumption, allowing portable models powered from rechargeable batteries. The first portable calculators appeared in Japan in 1970, and were soon marketed around the world. These included the Sanyo ICC-0081 "Mini Calculator", the Canon Pocketronic, and the Sharp QT-8B "micro Compet". The Canon Pocketronic was a development of the "Cal-Tech" project which had been started at Texas Instruments in 1965 [note: this was BEFORE the Japanese versions came out] as a research project to produce a portable calculator. The Pocketronic has no traditional display; numerical output is on thermal paper tape. As a result of the "Cal-Tech" project Texas Instruments was granted master patents on portable calculators."

(I have added the comment, the bold and the italics in the quotation.)
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« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2008 15:06:10 »
Jim. I was going to thank you for your reply, but it would not be as arse licking as that of Frethack's...sorry.

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« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2008 15:21:22 »
Erm, well, JimBob, I don't think the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II is likely to become known as the Texan era!

I think what you will find Paul was looking for is the era reference to the ruling monarch of the time, e.g. Victorian, Georgian, Elizabethan.

I think it may end up just being grouped into the 'Windsor' era, as with the Tudors (except Elizabeth), Hanoverian, Stewarts and so on.

Unless some pig-dog with a leaning toward republicanism comes up with something like 'The Betty Years'


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« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2008 18:05:35 »
The obescian era or the Macdonalds era.
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« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2008 18:31:21 »
My parents were born into the Georgian era, yes George V
and I was born into Elizabethan 2 era but how  long ago well that's guess work for you (not me lol)
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« Reply #6 on: 02/10/2008 19:12:11 »
I think the rather dull technical answer is that this is the "New Elizabethan" era (at last on this side of the pond).
I think that history shows most writers believed themselves to have been born in the "present era"- even those who were born ages ago.
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« Reply #7 on: 02/10/2008 19:22:31 »
The information age

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« Reply #8 on: 02/10/2008 22:40:50 »
Ihear the kids on the street are all singing "it's cool to no nothing." so I would like to suggest the age of ignorance and apathy.
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« Reply #9 on: 02/10/2008 23:04:55 »
Ihear the kids on the street are all singing "it's cool to no nothing." so I would like to suggest the age of ignorance and apathy.

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« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2008 23:49:00 »
We are currently in the era of denial.
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« Reply #11 on: 03/10/2008 01:36:23 »
Sooo would kids that just being born be under the "I'm gonna create a black hole from a collider" era? hahaha

butt so you think i'd be under that also? being a earlyy teen and all?

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« Reply #12 on: 03/10/2008 14:12:50 »
Very funny JimBob.

I would like to propose the era of Unwarranted Celebrity; an era when silly people who haven't done any thing of note are celebrated on TV which in turn makes them into 'celebrities'.

And it doesn't end there - the eventual book is inevitable. The author, who will be all of 23, will think of an inspired title such as My Autobiography  - a book 'written' by someone who can't write for people who don't (and often can't) read.

Equally inevitable is the bad behaviour in order to get noticed when the adulation stars to fade and the spiraling decline into drink, drugs and obscurity.

All for what?

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« Reply #13 on: 03/10/2008 15:40:04 »
Sooo would kids that just being born be under the "I'm gonna create a black hole from a collider" era? hahaha

butt so you think i'd be under that also? being a earlyy teen and all?
Did you spell butt like that on purpose. I like the idea of a butt era!
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« Reply #14 on: 03/10/2008 16:40:45 »

Did you spell butt like that on purpose. I like the idea of a butt era!

Ah well! Another thread finds it's way into the gutter.

Blakestyger - I couldn't agree more.

Grant Silver - Misinformation more like.

Make it Lady - Call it the apethetic era if you wish, I don't care!
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« Reply #15 on: 06/10/2008 15:56:05 »
My parents were born into the Georgian era, yes George V
and I was born into Elizabethan 2 era but how  long ago well that's guess work for you (not me lol)

Um, no, George V was not  the monarch during the Georgian era. 

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« Reply #16 on: 07/10/2008 11:03:23 »
We are all living in what will be called in the future " The Beaverassic "

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« Reply #17 on: 07/10/2008 14:31:49 »
Hello! Only me!

I heard very recently that if you look at this question from a "cene" point of view, we are on the cusp of the "anthropocene". This is because in several million years time, geologists will be able to clearly demark the rise of homo sapiens and the changes that they made to the soil horizons.

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« Reply #18 on: 07/10/2008 19:09:07 »
Anthropocene could conceivably include the apes  - but I see why it can't be called the Homocene.  [;D]
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« Reply #19 on: 07/10/2008 19:54:24 »
because the homocene is what elton john is after

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« Reply #20 on: 07/10/2008 21:17:45 »
Bum Bum!
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« Reply #21 on: 07/10/2008 22:54:29 »
Bum Bum!

That is part of the Homocene.
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« Reply #22 on: 08/10/2008 13:21:13 »
because the homocene is what elton john is after

Nice to see you back, Stuart. Can we expect another post within the next YEAR!

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« Reply #23 on: 08/10/2008 13:31:22 »
Only if I don't have another PhD to write!

Nice to be back too, though it will be purely on an advisory basis rather than a "chatty" one due to self-imposed time constraints. It's terribly addictive, this sort of thing, and I'm sure that Herr Doktor Biber will confirm this!

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« Reply #24 on: 08/10/2008 13:33:04 »
BTW, I don't see many NS people on Facebook? Perhaps someone could start a thread for those NS members who are also on FB?

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« Reply #25 on: 08/10/2008 22:21:53 »
You talk funny. Can I poke you with a stick?
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« Reply #26 on: 09/10/2008 07:58:48 »
Who, me?

What's on the stick?

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« Reply #27 on: 09/10/2008 08:52:52 »
Only if I don't have another PhD to write!

Nice to be back too, though it will be purely on an advisory basis rather than a "chatty" one due to self-imposed time constraints. It's terribly addictive, this sort of thing, and I'm sure that Herr Doktor Biber will confirm this!

How much do you charge for this advisory role?
Time constraints, yes, i only spend a few minutes here a day now.

BTW, I don't see many NS people on Facebook? Perhaps someone could start a thread for those NS members who are also on FB?


There is supposed to be a TNS group on facebook, although i have not found it!

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« Reply #28 on: 09/10/2008 09:08:04 »
If you go to my FB site, you should be able to find it in my groups.

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« Reply #29 on: 09/10/2008 09:17:03 »
Paul - I've sent a link to it to your FB. And Eth's!

Would anyone else like it?

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« Reply #30 on: 09/10/2008 17:29:52 »
I'd like it but I'm not on face book. When I've figured out how to be on face book, I'll let you know. Perhaps some gallant knight would assist me.
By the way my stick is in the all together.
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« Reply #31 on: 09/10/2008 18:59:40 »
Paul - I've sent a link to it to your FB. And Eth's!

Would anyone else like it?


Are they hiding?  I couldn't find it either.
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« Reply #32 on: 10/10/2008 07:47:23 »
Carolyn - if you want to link up in FB, I'll also send you the link. As I said, look for "Stuart Dedrick" - there aren't too many of us!

MiL - What help do you need? If you put Facebook into google and follow the instructions, there should not be too many problems. Of course, there are also lots of clever people here (looks around in vain) who I'm sure are also willing to help if necessary. A naked stick?

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« Reply #33 on: 11/10/2008 00:11:38 »
The stick has nothing on it of course. Can I poke you with it now, can I, Can I?

It is weird, I found lots of people who were looking for me on Face Book. If you are not on it, how are you supposed to know people are looking for you?   
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« Reply #34 on: 11/10/2008 01:53:12 »
Carolyn - if you want to link up in FB, I'll also send you the link. As I said, look for "Stuart Dedrick" - there aren't too many of us!

MiL - What help do you need? If you put Facebook into google and follow the instructions, there should not be too many problems. Of course, there are also lots of clever people here (looks around in vain) who I'm sure are also willing to help if necessary. A naked stick?

Thank you Stuart.  I found it and am all signed up. [:)]
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« Reply #35 on: 11/10/2008 12:11:58 »
I joined Facebook, found the NSs but couldn't see how to join them.  [???]

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« Reply #36 on: 11/10/2008 17:16:05 »
I joined Facebook, found the NSs but couldn't see how to join them.  [???]

Right underneath The Naked Scientist big yellow icon should be a link that says "Join this group".  Just click on it and that should do it.
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« Reply #37 on: 11/10/2008 18:06:30 »
The stick has nothing on it of course. Can I poke you with it now, can I, Can I?


Poke away! I think.......

And I'm the one that "talks funny".....

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« Reply #38 on: 11/10/2008 18:18:45 »
The stick has nothing on it of course. Can I poke you with it now, can I, Can I?


Poke away! I think.......

And I'm the one that "talks funny".....

Just cheese and onion?
I've just found out you can poke people on facebook but did it to Beaver and nothing really happened. The Earth didn't move, I had no satisfying ouch noise and I didn't get poked back. Can someone poke me in my facebook so I can see how it feels the other way around?
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« Reply #39 on: 11/10/2008 18:22:08 »
How's that?

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« Reply #40 on: 11/10/2008 18:23:06 »
Did the earth move for you this time?
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« Reply #41 on: 11/10/2008 19:12:13 »
Sorry folks, disappointed from both ends. Surely some mood music would help when having a good poke.
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« Reply #42 on: 11/10/2008 21:03:00 »
Thank you Carolyn - I did that and got my portrait, albeit an old one, on too. [;D]

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« Reply #43 on: 11/10/2008 21:32:25 »
Thank you Carolyn - I did that and got my portrait, albeit an old one, on too. [;D]

   

You're welcome, but I don't see you there.
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« Reply #44 on: 11/10/2008 21:37:13 »
What is that last smiley supposed to be?

Can people stop poking me now, I'm not in the mood anymore. I've got a facebook ache!
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« Reply #45 on: 11/10/2008 21:39:04 »
Carolyn - thanks again. I'm right above you. [:0]
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« Reply #46 on: 11/10/2008 21:41:23 »
I can see up your skirt!
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« Reply #47 on: 11/10/2008 21:45:53 »
What is that last smiley supposed to be?


  I thought it was two clapping hands, but now it looks like something completely different!

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« Reply #48 on: 11/10/2008 21:47:18 »
Carolyn - thanks again. I'm right above you. [:0]

Oh, I see you now.  Hello!
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« Reply #49 on: 11/10/2008 21:48:06 »
I can see up your skirt!

Whose skirt?
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