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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by harold goldstein on November 9, 2017 at 6:02pm

Harry, or anyone else,  know how to put a 'windows movie maker' production on youtube?

I would love all of you to see what I did for the Veterans club.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 9, 2017 at 4:31pm
Tom, I had to submit my DD 214. Seems my DOS was from a time before they had Roman numerals.
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 9, 2017 at 4:24pm

Where ya been, Tom?

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on November 9, 2017 at 4:19pm

Can not sign up said i am not a veteran. Back from a 2 week TDY again.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 9, 2017 at 4:11pm
Ah, sweet memories.....
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 9, 2017 at 4:00pm

Oh Harry, that smells worse than my Great Dane's farts used to.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 9, 2017 at 3:31pm
I just realized I was in the wrong fruit aisle.
Comment by Harry Warner on November 9, 2017 at 3:22pm
I think I'm fortunate I never took a bite of the Apple. ( I didn't see the pun till I saw it in print.)
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 9, 2017 at 2:35pm

Nothing like reality slapping you in the face(book).

Comment by Harry Warner on November 9, 2017 at 1:48pm
Interesting reading for all you Facebookers......
Sean Parker, who played a pivotal role in turning Facebook into a money-minting juggernaut, admits that he is now “something of a conscientious objector” to the social networking giant.

Facebook “literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” Parker told Axios in a Wednesday interview. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

The 38-year-old tech tycoon — whose hardball exploits as Facebook’s first president were depicted in Aaron Sorkin’s 2010 Hollywood flick “The Social Network” — said Facebook is designed to exploit “a vulnerability in human psychology” to get its users addicted.

“The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously,” he said. “And we did it anyway.”

Parker, who is now founder and chair of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, explained that Facebook uses likes and shares to create a “social-validation feedback loop” that keeps users coming back.

“We need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever,” Parker said. “And that’s going to get you to contribute more content, and that’s going to get you … more likes and comments.”

Parker said he never anticipated the consequences of what would happen when Facebook grew to have 2 billion monthly users.

In its first few years, Parker said, people would tell him they didn’t use social media, and he would assure them that they would join the fold sooner or later.

“The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?’” he said.
 

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