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Things the kids know, that we don't.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Mar 28, 2015.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    For the older folks here. The ones that want to stay hip and groovy at least :).

    I heard just a week ago, and then verified through research that we no longer need to put a double space between sentences. That went out with the days of typewriters, and I hadn't a clue. Tough habit to break. The kids all know this, I was in the dark.

    I work in a HS, so I know there's lots of electronic things I'm also in the dark about. I have an idea what instagram is, but never had any desire to use it so I know nothing about it, really... but there's something else the kids are all using that I REALLY know nothing about. Not even the name. The app that sends pictures for like 10 seconds or something? And then they disappear?

    Ya know, thinking about this now I'm realizing there's a lot they know that I don't, but there's a few things we older people know that they don't. You get pregnant if you don't use some sort of birth control is a biggie. There's no app for that yet, so I kinda understand.

    Anyhow.... lets keep each other in the light. What do the kids know, that you just found out about? Or for the kids (lets say those under 25), what do you know that you're amazed that we don't?
     
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I don't know; That's one of the things "I know I don't know". Or as Sec Def Rumsfeld used to say it's a "Known Unknown".
     
  3. Shovel

    Shovel

    Jun 4, 2013
    Massachusetts.
    As a kid I will say that most of the people I know are fully aware that birth control is important.

    I'm amazed that so many older folks don't think that rock and roll exists anymore. It really does, there are so many good, new bands out there.
     
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  4. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    someone younger asked my father once if he used GPS in his car, he said "No, I use MAP" they looked at him kind of funny , they didnt quite get the joke.

    Kids know stuff that I will never know, but I've noticed I seem to do OK in spite of that fact
     
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  5. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Kids don't know when certain people are joking :).
     
  6. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Kids don't know the difference of audio fidelity between an MP3 and WAV file. Many kids have never experienced music on a large high quality playback system.
     
  7. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Well, double spacing after a full stop is still acceptable and it depends partly on font and the overall visual dynamic. After correcting papers for some university courses (as well as teaching grade school children) I can tell you that there is plenty "the kids" still need to learn a lot about. Education in much of the world is getting worse, not better. These findings didn't surprise me at all:

    U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers - The Washington Post
     
  8. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Seeing as we are all someone's kids, the "importance" of birth control is obviously up for debate.

    Birth control is stupid, sterilization is brilliant.
     
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  9. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    He was heavily criticised but I've referred to 'Rumsfeldian logic' and use a square divided into four with known knowns, etc. in presentations. It's been very useful.
     
  10. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Yes he was, especially for that dissertation, but he was right.
     
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  11. Tad

    Tad Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Boise, Idaho
    Sounds as if you are talking about Johari's Window.
     
  12. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Same technique, but talking about knowledge not personality. Known Known, Known Unknown, Unknown, and Unknown Unknown.

    Known - They are working on widgets.
    Unknown Known - We are not sure at what stage of development they have achieved.
    Known Unknown - Don't know if they are also working of thingamajigs.
    Unknown Unknown - What else are they trying to develop?
     
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  13. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Yes, I meant for that speech, and unfairly.
     
  14. Happynoj

    Happynoj

    Dec 5, 2006
    UK
    I like turtles.
    Snapchat. I don't get it.

    Disclosure: I am 26.
     
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  15. Ya know....I was telling my kid that, about the double space thing.
    She kept telling me I was wrong. Why don't "they" tell us those things!

    I still use double spaces between sentences.
    If only I could quit using the continued thought periods...
    :cautious:
     
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  16. I'm happy my thoughts continue instead of abruptly
     
  17. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    I like this little song. On topic, I hope. But, if you care, you gotta learn to be there.



    My Back Pages by Bob Dylan

    Crimson flames tied through my ears
    Rollin’ high and mighty traps
    Pounced with fire on flaming roads
    Using ideas as my maps
    “We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
    Proud ’neath heated brow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now


    Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
    “Rip down all hate,” I screamed
    Lies that life is black and white
    Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
    Romantic facts of musketeers
    Foundationed deep, somehow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now


    Girls’ faces formed the forward path
    From phony jealousy
    To memorizing politics
    Of ancient history
    Flung down by corpse evangelists
    Unthought of, though, somehow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now


    A self-ordained professor’s tongue
    Too serious to fool
    Spouted out that liberty
    Is just equality in school
    “Equality,” I spoke the word
    As if a wedding vow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now


    In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
    At the mongrel dogs who teach
    Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
    In the instant that I preach
    My pathway led by confusion boats
    Mutiny from stern to bow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now


    Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
    Too noble to neglect
    Deceived me into thinking
    I had something to protect
    Good and bad, I define these terms
    Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now

    Copyright © 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1992 by Special Rider Music
     
  18. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

    Jan 13, 2007
    New York
    Easily one of (if not THE) worst of my grammatical habits....lol
     
  19. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I listened to an SACD in a calibrated home theatre that was installed by the same person who did the sound system for Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and I think the Barclay's Center.

    I then listened to an Apple Loseless encoded version of the same album on my iPhone with a set of Grado SR80 headphones.

    I could barely hear a difference.
     
  20. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Double blind tests between 320kpbs mp3s and CDs with a decent enoder: no statistical ability of listeners to distinguish(small sample size, though, so should really be redone).

    CD and 192kHz/24bit: ditto

    It would be good to have larger sample sizes, and tests by multiple groups before it could be said there is definitvely any difference, though.

    What lets cheap phones down is probably poor analogue components.

    What lets mp3 listening down in general is likely to be low rates (128kpbs or something like that) and relatively low quality earbuds in noisy environments meaning that everything is cranked up into distortion.
     

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