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The All-Purpose Getting-To-Know-BBers Questions Thread
23 November 2019
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50yearslate said
They should invent keyboards that you can plug into your phone.

  

they have keyboards that connect with bluetooth

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23 November 2019
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Do those work on phones?? I have no idea how Bluetooth works

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Exactly the same on my phone, @50yearslate, only more angry and struggling. AG can confirm how I stab away at that annoying fecking barsteward screen in frustration with my right forefinger, while fumbling with the addition of my left forefinger when a second touch on the touch screen is needed. Fecking hate phone touch screens. Fecking most pigging stupid great leap forwards for those with clumsy fingers. And I got clumsy fingers.

  

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24 November 2019
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50yearslate said
Do those work on phones?? I have no idea how Bluetooth works  

Yes. Almost all phones are equipped with Bluetooth, which is basically a short-range connection between devices. My headphones are Bluetooth. My computer's mouse and keyboard are Bluetooth. You can connect to multiple Bluetooth devices at once. Also, if you're a Zoomer and you don't know how to properly type on a keyboard, I think humanity must be regressing. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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My mother and my elementary school tried hard to teach me for years, but the typing lessons don’t work if you don’t put your fingers on the keys the way they want you to- after I progressed from the “fjfjfjfj” lessons I just hunted and pecked as I pleased to meet the time limit.

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Sigh a-hard-days-night-paul-7 they should have taught you to type by typing out Beatles* lyrics instead. ahdn_paul_01

*I mis-typed this (I'm on my phone) and it auto-corrected to 'Be at peace'. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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I've typed "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" many hundreds  (thousands?) of times since 1981 (9th grade typing class)

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Von Bontee said
I've typed "the quick brown fox jumps over the lady dog" many hundreds  (thousands?) of times since 1981 (9th grade typing class)

  

Shouldn't that be lazy not lady (so as to include a 'z') @Von Bontee ?

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Z feels excluded! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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26 November 2019
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Indeed, and there's little need to bring the dog's gender into it. Fixed!

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I learnt to touch-type as part of a course where the typing classes where the part you HAD to pass or fail the whole course (a kind of technical college here called TAFE). I had only bought a computer maybe six months previously so I was quite motivated! However, I am not so motivated by Bluetooth devices and prefer wired or at most WiFi connections generally, as I can control/configure their security better than Bluetooth.

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I learnt how to type by going on both children's chat sites (Club Penguin and the like)  and then in later years (when I was about 11, 12, 13) I used to go on chat sites dedicated to interests I had and I'd chat with random people there at like 3am. There could be like 30 or 40 people all posting in the chat at the same time so you'd have to type quickly to get your point in or you'd get caught up in the mess. Made some good friends there who I still talk to, ten years later.

 

I average approx 83-84 wpm (the average is 40wpm) and 98% accuracy  which puts me in about the top 7% of typists. I can use all fingers, not look at the screen blah blah an old job I had was dictating legal notes, whether I was actually qualified for that, who knows? I think I've stagnated at my speed though as it hasn't increased in about 4 years. It's been a good run.

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Forefinger typer on phone. All fingers on computer keyboard.

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I don't care much, but I've always had curtains at home so... mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Doesn’t matter to me as long as it does the job.

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AppleScruffJunior said
I average approx 83-84 wpm (the average is 40wpm) and 98% accuracy  which puts me in about the top 7% of typists. I can use all fingers, not look at the screen blah blah an old job I had was dictating legal notes, whether I was actually qualified for that, who knows? I think I've stagnated at my speed though as it hasn't increased in about 4 years. It's been a good run.  

Well, naturally after I read this I had to go try it myself and guess what I found.......
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...they should have taught you to type by typing out Beatles lyrics instead. ahdn_paul_01  

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And now, because I'm a competitive bastard, I'm going to practice speed-typing. ahdn_george_06

Edit: I tried again, got Hey Jude , and managed 83 WPM with 97% accuracy ahdn_john_08_gif my fingers must like Hey Jude 's lyrics better. ahdn_george_01

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Ahhh Girl said
Forefinger typer on phone. All fingers on computer keyboard.

Do you prefer shower curtains or a shower door? I am shower door girl all the way.

  

I've never used shower curtains, so it's shower door for me too.

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Beatlebug said

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I average approx 83-84 wpm (the average is 40wpm) and 98% accuracy  which puts me in about the top 7% of typists. I can use all fingers, not look at the screen blah blah an old job I had was dictating legal notes, whether I was actually qualified for that, who knows? I think I've stagnated at my speed though as it hasn't increased in about 4 years. It's been a good run.  

Well, naturally after I read this I had to go try it myself and guess what I found.......

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...they should have taught you to type by typing out Beatles lyrics instead. ahdn_paul_01  

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And now, because I'm a competitive bastard, I'm going to practice speed-typing. ahdn_george_06

Edit: I tried again, got Hey Jude , and managed 83 WPM with 97% accuracy ahdn_john_08_gif my fingers must like Hey Jude 's lyrics better. ahdn_george_01

  

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It's for real typing, silly @50yearslate ahdn_george_06

also most of the time it gives you random Aesop's fables and Sherlock Holmes excerpts.

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Shower door, though it doesn't make a huge difference. 

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