Um, WHAT THE FUCK???
CGA? EGA? MDA? Hercules? NTSC? PAL? SECAM?
When szczys said "video" szczys meant porn. VGA was the first standard that allowed users to watch downloaded porn that was as good as what they could watch on videotapes.
CGA, EGA, MDA and Hercules couldn't equal a videotape.... and PCs didn't come equipped with NTSC, PAL or SECAM.
I weep for those 4 billions. What good we could have done with it,
The "good" is that the future politicians and lawyers making future laws will at least have had some exposure to programming.
When I was in school, home ec was not an elective. It was mandatory and you spend half a year cooking and half a year sewing with finance and budgeting in both. I believe this was in 7th or 8th grade though. You only took it one year.
Home Ec and Shop were mandatory classes for everyone back when I was in 7th and 8th grade, in a public school in NY State. One class period (of the day) was devoted to these classes -- 1/2 of the year was for shop, the other half for home-ec. In seventh grade, we learned sewing and woodwork; eighth grade was cooking and metalwork.
We sewed aprons and chef hats in seventh grade; the home-ec teacher stored what we made, then we wore them in 8th grade cooking classes.
I didn't really appreciate mandatory home-ec classes until I was in my 30s, when I was meeting women online -- I'd offer to cook for second dates if she brought the wine.
I remember the 1984 election, when Ronald Reagan won 49 states; Mondale won Minnesota and the District of Columbia. That was an electoral college landslide: Reagan ended up with 525 Electoral Votes while Mondale had 13.
Reagan and Richard Nixon are the only candidates who carried 49 of the 50 states. Maybe Trump will be the third?
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