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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:21 pm

Well, we have to have SOME way to catch up to Forge.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:35 pm

Hell, I got a long way to catch up to you! :grin:

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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:37 pm

Tanker27, what are you doing tonite? I'm sitting here at BDE Headquarters pulling duty as a favor to someone. At least I get a chance to study for my A+. Damn printer questions drive me nuts. Honestly, who the heck is still using dot matrix printers....

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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:37 pm

I know there are a lot of dot matrix printer kicking around school here, hooked to apple IIe's and oscilliscopes. I think they basically are used for certain labs and then shoved in a corner somewhere until next year. They are slow but the program they use works and it seems to be a decent use of old hardware.

I thought it was funny some of the printers are same as the one I had at home hooked to an 8086. I don't know where they find print cartridges/heads for them any more.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:20 pm

I hate those printer and monitor questions
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:42 pm

On 2002-03-09 19:37, Spune wrote:
I know there are a lot of dot matrix printer kicking around school here, hooked to apple IIe's and oscilliscopes. I think they basically are used for certain labs and then shoved in a corner somewhere until next year. They are slow but the program they use works and it seems to be a decent use of old hardware.

I thought it was funny some of the printers are same as the one I had at home hooked to an 8086. I don't know where they find print cartridges/heads for them any more.



Actually, DM printers are still used quite heavily in the financial/banking world. For example: Go to the average bank teller and ask to buy a cashiers' check. Dollars to donuts, if it isn't typed out on a typewriter, it's run through a DM printer. Say what you want, but the damn things are indestructible. I think you could actually use an old IBM ProPrinter as an automotive jack stand while it's still printing.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:37 pm

Hey Vrock, I know what you mean about those A+ printer dot matrix questions. I'm studying as well for my A+, gonna get it this summer. Also, If you are planning on continuing in your IT training, microsoft just came out with a new certification program called the MCSA(Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator). It requires you to be A+ certified as well as take 3 exams, 2 of which can be used towards your MCSE. Here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/mcsa/default.asp If you are interested.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:43 pm

Tyderium: Thanks for the link. I needed that. :smile:
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:22 pm

No prob DiMaestro, I've been looking into going for the MCSE and came across that while on microsoft's website. It looks like a great certification that gets you on track for your MCSE. Hopefully you can get a job as a Sys Admin. and get network experience while at the same time working towards your MCSE where the $$ starts. In all actuality, you could be A+, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, & MCDBA certified after 10 exams!!!(Including the 2 A+ exams and exam 70-218). The trick is not to fail the exams. Nothings worse than paying $1000 on exams just so somebody could say you suck!!(lol)

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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:24 pm

just wanted to post again, I want to finish my gerbil training, I've got enough training ahead of me as it is!!
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:32 pm

Vrock, I feel your pain...reading the chapter on printers for the exams was the worst. One of my friends got an MCP in Windows XP instead of A+, he couldn't make himself read about printers.

There was some weird acronym for the laser printing process, like All California Cows Do The Fandango. Not that I can remember the steps anymore, anyways ;-P
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:33 pm

In all actuality, you could be A+, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, & MCDBA certified after 9 exams!!!(Including the A+ exam and exam 70-218).


and the A+ is two exams, so make that 10 :smile:
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Postposted on Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:55 pm

oops, my bad!!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 12:07 am

fixed it.. I mean uuuhh what r u talking about, that's what it said all along :smile:
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 12:22 am

Yay!!! I'm now a gerbil!!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:06 am

Congrats on making Gerbil, Tyderium.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:08 am

Of course, my goal is to stay in the top 25 on the message totals. The only way I could catch up to Forge is by printing one letter at a time :grin:.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:10 am

this is bad Forge's methods were atleast more legit than this....
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:11 am

Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I wanna go to bed. I had a little drink about an hour ago, and it's gone straight to my head....
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:18 am

HELP!!!! I'm trapped in a cubicle and I can't get out!!!(@ least untill 6am)
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:32 am

Yeah, well I'm trapped in a headquarters building, been here since 9:00AM Saturday and will be here until 9:00AM today. So tired....zzzzzzzzzzz
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:17 am

I'm monitoring 35,000 security systems right now and not a single one has gone off in like a half hour. Not even a phone call saying their system trouble light is on. God, just shoot me now!!!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:36 am

How many has Forge got?
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:37 am

O, 326 - That's a hell of a lot!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:36 pm

He's been slowing down lately though....
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:34 pm

On 2002-03-09 18:37, Vrock wrote:
Tanker27, what are you doing tonite? I'm sitting here at BDE Headquarters pulling duty as a favor to someone. At least I get a chance to study for my A+. Damn printer questions drive me nuts. Honestly, who the heck is still using dot matrix printers....


Well, in Milwaukee, WI all of Time Warner's work orders are pounded out on a bank of dot matrix printers. It makes sense, since then you can use carbonless quick-copy paper, and do the quadruplicate forms that are required. A laser printer would actually have to print 4 separate pages, while an impact printer (i.e. dot-matrix) can pound on the top layer, and have it pass through to the lower layers. One-pass printing is kinda convenient.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2002 5:22 pm

lenzenm, you got it: dot matrix printers are found wherever lots of multiple-copy forms get filled out.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2002 4:28 am

On 2002-03-10 16:34, lenzenm wrote:

Well, in Milwaukee, WI all of Time Warner's work orders are pounded out on a bank of dot matrix printers. It makes sense, since then you can use carbonless quick-copy paper, and do the quadruplicate forms that are required. A laser printer would actually have to print 4 separate pages, while an impact printer (i.e. dot-matrix) can pound on the top layer, and have it pass through to the lower layers. One-pass printing is kinda convenient.

Hmmm, I don't know about that. Factor in the relative speed of a good laser printer, the superior print quality, the overall cost and environmental factors like noise, and impact doesn't seem to be a good deal at all! All things considered, the impact printers are really just a kludge to support ancient office technology, long after it's obsolete. I would think that Time Warner's technical management is reactionary, looking back on a time when multi-part forms were innovative.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:52 am

the impact printers are really just a kludge to support ancient office technology


:grin: what he said...
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Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:29 am

On 2002-03-11 07:52, Jaraxle wrote:
the impact printers are really just a kludge to support ancient office technology


:grin: what he said...


What he said :grin:
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