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Inventions we can't live without

Postby MissLT » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:31 pm

I bet we all have our appreciation and admiration for people who have invented all the great inventions such as airplanes, telephones, computers, cars, printers, scanners, cameras, etc. My question to you is which one(s) do you like best? In other words, which one(s) do you think the world would be dull if we didn't have that specific invention?

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Postby Butler » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:40 am

easy answer....The Internet ! How vital is that now !

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Postby shokin » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:33 am

What is our environment ?

the nature ?
the village ?
the city ?
the country ?
the society ?
the web ?
...

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Postby MissLT » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:35 am

Butler wrote:easy answer....The Internet ! How vital is that now !

I could live without an Internet for a long period of time if I had to, but I could not live without a TV. I must have my TV on when I'm at home. Sometimes, I don't watch it, but it still has to be on because I need noises. Quietness drives me crazy, for I tend to have my thoughts wandering a lot. It's not even funny especially when I'm home alone.

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Postby Viktor_UA » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:44 pm

violet wrote:I think the toilet is the most important. Suppose you are window shopping in a busy street...
I have told my friends again and again: Do learn to say at least one sentence of foreign language if you are going to travel abroad----Where is the bathroom? 8)

:lol: funny)

On the one hand it's funny, but on the another hand it's important to know how to ask it in a critical situation.

Try to analyse last century! :idea: What was new? Electricity, machines (cars, trains, steam-ships), further modern machines, computers, Internet etc.
I can't mention the main invention for me. But just try to think what could we do without these...even without a toilet in the skyscraper? :lol:

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Postby MissLT » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:59 am

violet wrote:I think the toilet is the most important. Suppose you are window shopping in a busy street...
I have told my friends again and again: Do learn to say at least one sentence of foreign language if you are going to travel abroad----Where is the bathroom? 8)

I don't have this problem when I go out. My cousins do, though. One of my cousins has to go every two or three hours. Her bladder is just as small as a nut, I guess :lol: .

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Postby Mina » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:29 pm

hi!!!

I would lose my will of living if I couldn´t listen to my cds. I wouldn´t know what to do without my stereo.I can listen to music on the internet too, but it is not the same.
It is too painful to think about it...

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Postby MissLT » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:40 am

Mina wrote:hi!!!

I would lose my will of living if I couldn´t listen to my cds. I wouldn´t know what to do without my stereo.I can listen to music on the internet too, but it is not the same.
It is too painful to think about it...

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

My cousins are like that when we're on a trip and if they don't have their CD player with them; they would get really grouchy. Quite scary to sit next to them around that time :lol: .

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Postby vince90 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:27 pm

I think the most important thing that we need is electricity. In our home without electricity means light, TV, A/C, refrigerator, computer, etc will not operate. In public, there will be no lights. Manufactures, hospitals, businesses, markets, transportation and many things else will have a major issue. We use power to run things that we use in daily basic and we can not live without it.

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Postby shokin » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:26 pm

Let us act by the voluntary simplicity !

simplicité volontaire

In summary : consuming less, consuming equitable, consuming ecolo.

For preserving the good health of each of our environments : the nature, the family, the village, the city, the country, the society, the web, etc.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:10 am

vince90 wrote:I think the most important thing that we need is electricity.

This is true. Don't you remember the time we were in Vietnam and sometimes we got blackout for hours??? I still do. The last time I and my family came back, there was a blackout for about half an hour. It brough back the memory. I had a really good childhood there. Gosh, I remember I was walking around the neighborhood shirtless (I was 6 year-old, guys) with my dinner bowl. Kids in my neighborhood brought food outside their houses so we could eat and play the games at the same time. Awwwwww, old days.....

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Postby vince90 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:08 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
vince90 wrote:I think the most important thing that we need is electricity.

This is true. Don't you remember the time we were in Vietnam and sometimes we got blackout for hours??? I still do. The last time I and my family came back, there was a blackout for about half an hour. It brough back the memory. I had a really good childhood there. Gosh, I remember I was walking around the neighborhood shirtless (I was 6 year-old, guys) with my dinner bowl. Kids in my neighborhood brought food outside their houses so we could eat and play the games at the same time. Awwwwww, old days.....



Yes I remember those old days. We were fun and we were never worry anything Although I did not live in the city but I knew that blackout in Vietnam is part of our daily life. However when you live in America or western countries, blackout is a big impact to anybody. Do you remember 2003 North America blackout? It’s kind of scary. http://www.answers.com/topic/2003-north ... a-blackout

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:09 pm

vince90 wrote: Yes I remember those old days. We were fun and we were never worry anything Although I did not live in the city but I knew that blackout in Vietnam is part of our daily life. However when you live in America or western countries, blackout is a big impact to anybody. Do you remember 2003 North America blackout? It’s kind of scary. http://www.answers.com/topic/2003-north ... a-blackout

I don't think I remember it, and I don't think we did have it in California. It seems like the longest time I have experienced a blackout in California lasted only one to five minutes once time, and that's pretty much it.
Blackout in Vietnam is quite different. It's on schedule most of the time and it depends on districts also. My family in Vietnam paid extra money to have another switched line, so whenever there was a blackout, our line would switch to another so we wouldn't lose the electricity.

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Postby vince90 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:40 pm

It was a big time and it cost billions of dollars. Peoples were without food and water in some areas. Here is the list of cities where it impacted.



City and Number of people affected

New York City and Surrounding Areas - 21,100,000
Toronto - 5,600,000
Detroit - 5,400,000
Cleveland - 2,900,000
Ottawa - 780,000 of 1,120,000*
Buffalo - 1,100,000
Rochester - 1,050,000
Hamilton - 680,000
London - 350,000
Toledo - 310,000
Windsor - 208,000
Estimated Tota ] //www.cbc.ca/news/background/poweroutage/numbers.html) 50,000,000

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Postby MissLT » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:28 pm

Wow, it was serious. That's one thing in a modernized and industrialized country, mostly everything relies on electricity. We're doomed if it's out. I wonder if we're going too fast since nothing is wrong with using candles, isn't it? :?

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Postby Mina » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:58 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
Mina wrote:hi!!!

I would lose my will of living if I couldn´t listen to my cds. I wouldn´t know what to do without my stereo.I can listen to music on the internet too, but it is not the same.
It is too painful to think about it...

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

My cousins are like that when we're on a trip and if they don't have their CD player with them; they would get really grouchy. Quite scary to sit next to them around that time :lol: .


:D :D :D are you cousins kids?! They must be cute!!

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Postby MissLT » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:38 pm

Mina wrote: :D :D :D are you cousins kids?! They must be cute!!

They're around 15 to 30. I have a big extended family 8) .


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