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Started by Dave Hughes, September 23, 2006, 08:46:12 PM

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No,no Dave;
I do not have eight fingers!
And on my planet, we are counting like this: one, two, many as we say un,deux ,beaucoup.(yes we speak french there!)
Counting is easy:
one+one =two
but, what on earth,makes many+many ?  ::)  :D
signed :  E.T (and sorry)


Allo Houston, we have got a problem with AOL Translator!
I have written "one small step for man", translate in french with AOL T. and the result translate form french to english but
AOL T replies "one giant leap for mankind"  ::)
Thank for your humor,  Dan.  ;)


Quote from: CAYLUS

Counting is easy:
one+one =two

heehee ... that reminds me of the trolls counting in the books of Terry Pratchett:

one, two, three, many,
many-one, many-two, many-three, many-many,
many-many-one, many-many-two, many-many-three,


It was a pleasure to discover Terry Prachett

As in: one, two, three, many, many-one, many-two, many-three, many many, many-many-one, many-many-two, many-many-three, many many many, many-many-many-one, many-many-many-two, many-many-many-three, LOTS.

-- p. 115 of Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

BUT, always that dammed AOL Translator: I was meaning "LOTS+LOTS" (imagine a eight lying "oo").


Dave et. all,

Read with interest about finding what channel a matrix will return to.
We were messing with this in the 1960 era and came up with an octal system.
Go to the contents page (link below) and look for matrix with numbers on both sets of matrix teeth.
Hope this helps!

I attended the six day Linotype University course which ran from Sep.
24 - 30. 2006. It was informative and terrific. There were 5 or 6 other

Been looking for an operation like the Linotype University for
more than 15 years. Someplace I can place my volumes of literature,
parts books and quite possibly my self made gauges and tools
specialized for maintaining these monster machines.

Every time I placed the word Linotype into (around year 2000) Google I
came up with the same lame stuff, [I had subscribed to a forum in the UK earlier] 
time and time again, until last December 2005 when this "Linotype University IV" popped up on the terminal.

Pictures are worth more than thousands of words: check

And if interested in more about typesetting machines etc. . . try this link -
. . . many pictures with some explanation dealing with ACE Elektron Mixers all the way back to the
manual proof press I used at Marinette Eagle Star Newspaper, Marinette, WI in 1946.

Check out the Print Devil Link on the below contents page.
I could hand-stick type at 9 yrs old but couldn't deliver papers until 13.

I was thinking more along the lines of an empty barn with the
stanchions still intact, hay dust drifting down from the beams, cobwebs
hanging all over plus a few bats and cats.

This place ain't NO COW BARN . Facilities 4 years new.
madisonpete    or wisjer

Dave Hughes

Nice to hear some good reports and see some pictures of the Linotype University.

Here's a link to the Matrix Teeth Pattern page:
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Hi Ray,

I had a look at your Data Basics page and unless the layout of the Linotype keyboard has been changed the character sequence is

and  not

The C and U are transposed as are the V and the B
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast


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