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croberon last won the day on November 29 2015

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  1. croberon

    New printer woes

    BR, I'm not a luddite, but phones and tablets come with way too much stuff and too few instructions. There is a series of fairly decent video instructions for my phone, I just don't have time to watch them. Our VoIP phones at work have a wiki, which I find worse that useless because it is on a different page than the dashboard and you can't .pdf the entire thing. The only reason I'm not looking for another vendor is the tech support is awesome.
  2. All I can now think of is Nipper, the RCA dog
  3. croberon

    Happy Birthday Bikerider

    Happy Birthday, BR
  4. Have the Blairs released a 2015 card?
  5. croberon

    New printer woes

    Don't you just love it when the problem is something simple. However, a 250 page manual for a camera!! What does it do cook breakfast and then take a photo? And where are my Tara piccys? Seriously, have you thought of just making a pdf of the relevant pages and keeping them on a tablet for reference?
  6. croberon

    Red Ken Livingstone

    No, but I am easily frightened.
  7. croberon

    Red Ken Livingstone

    He needs to man up and get a dog!
  8. croberon

    Speak Foreign or Don't Apply

    This is if I remember correctly was the claim of those who were opposed to the adoption in the 70s and 80s of teaching Latino children with little or no English in Spanish while at the same time teaching them English as opposed to throwing them in to English-only classes or teaching them English separately from general instruction. The impetus is that education is more important than language in the lower grades and that is the focus of the program. It has resulted in a generation which is bilingual in both speech and the written word. As opposed to friends my age who are first generation Americans, they may understand the language of their parents' country of origin but none are fluent or literate. It has encouraged other immigrant populations and their children to retain the language of their country of origin. . Where this hurts non-English speaking immigrant children from any country is if they are a) not Latino (in most communities with a sizeable Latino population there are community-based orgs to teach English to children and adults) and if children enter the school system after age 10 because most bilingual teaching generally stops by the age of 10 and English is taught separately from general instruction and strangely graded separately. I worked with a group of South Asia students this summer--all attending university or graduates--who were in remedial TOEFL classes during junior and senior high. How you can pass a college entrance exam while being remedial in English boggles the mind.
  9. croberon

    Red Ken Livingstone

    Is that fair to newts.
  10. croberon

    New printer woes

    Having several printers shouldn't be a problem. I generally have at least three printers from different manufacturers on the go at any one time and have never had to uninstall one to use another. I suspect this is a driver issue that Epson should be able to easily resolve.
  11. croberon

    New printer woes

    Where the printer, Mac and router are physically located in the house shouldn't matter. I would get on to Epson tech support.
  12. croberon

    Return to the Village

    Gosh, we've been in the news today. First millions of lings ballooning and creating a giant web in Kentucky and now this from Down Under
  13. croberon

    Speak Foreign or Don't Apply

    As I understand, this is a challenge as there are a number of different sign language systems--I think there is an international one. My god daughter is learning both American and the French sign language system--she is not hearing impaired--and is travelling to France next year on a course where she'll get real-time practice. If it is the intent of the government to hire university graduates, one obvious place of outreach would be university language graduates and students. It will be interesting to see the report on the 4-week trial recruitment, if one is published.
  14. croberon


    I had a smock for painting and one of those folding tv dinner tables to work on. What I still do have--(this is the first "toy" I bought for myself) and should take out when I'm off at the end of the year--is my Betsy McCall Designer kit. It's a lighting table with Betsy transparencies and different outfits that you can trace and then colour. None of the "craft" stores are located in the city; all are in the burbs. Most have a poor selection. We've lost the independent retail outlets (drug stores, Woolworths, and variety stores) which used to stock the paint by numbers. I know you can get them online. I have one my mother did in oil on wood in the 1950's.
  15. croberon


    I love to colour, too. Used to do a lot of paint by number but the kits are kind of hard to come by these days. Mainly I spend what little spare time I have these days knitting.