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Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 24, 2020 03:23PM
I'm impressed if you do.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: September 24, 2020 03:28PM
In the order I learned them: morse code (got my HAM license while in highschool; a bit rusty, but can still eke it out) and NATO alphabet - been using that for 30+ years, due to the work I do. I really don't think about it much - just second-nature (especially for NATO alphabet, since I use it near daily). I suppose that would be the same for folks who know any of the others you listed, or a second language - I would be impressed but for them, it's just what they know and do.



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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 24, 2020 03:38PM
Ditto on the NATO alphabet.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: September 24, 2020 03:42PM
I used to know Spanish, American Sign Language, shorthand, and speedwriting. Unfortunately, like anything else...use it or lose it.




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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 24, 2020 03:55PM
Sorry wrong thread....meant to post in licorice thread.



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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: d4
Date: September 24, 2020 05:17PM
My iPhone ringtone vibration when a call comes in is set to "S.O.S." in morse code thumbs up



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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: September 24, 2020 05:47PM
How about the Solfege Hand Signs? (seen in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind).

Todd's still-struggling, still-learning board
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 24, 2020 05:49PM
I was great at copying code way back when, and have been thinking about picking it up again, just because it's fallen by the wayside for just about any use these days.

Almost anybody who gets there HAM ticket these days not only didn't have to know code to get it, but has no intention of working CW.



My iPhone ringtone vibration when a call comes in is set to "S.O.S." in morse code


Nice!

It made me laugh a couple of times when somebody on another platform would get a text.

The tone was S-M-S in Morse.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 24, 2020 05:50PM
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Carnos Jax
Ditto on the NATO alphabet.

Also know it, but the NATO alphabet isn’t in the same league as the others; not even the same sport to stretch the analogy.

As Tic-tac-toe is to chess.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 24, 2020 06:05PM
Also know it, but the NATO alphabet isn’t in the same league as the others; not even the same sport to stretch the analogy.

As Tic-tac-toe is to chess.



A skosh harsh maybe, but true.

I'm also conversant (LOLOL) in the NATO alphabet and a 10-code, but didn't mention it for the very reason you cite. (Cite- love that word, LOL).

But the OP did ask.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: LyleH
Date: September 24, 2020 07:44PM
Did send/receive a LOT of Morse code while in the Navy for 4 years. Never did get involved in the "Ham operator" thing after my service time, but did do a lot of that while in the Navy. Never was very good on the "bug". Most of my receiving was by typewriter. LyleH
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 24, 2020 09:01PM
Used to morse back in my HAM days. Can't remember it at all. Mrs. cbelt3 used to know shorthand. My French is almost gone, my German is incredibly rusty, my Portuguese is gone, and my Spanish is limited to Sesame Street.

And every now and then my English disappears into an abyss of stress and fatigue aphasia , leaving me unable to communicate verbally. And crying. I am still capable of commonly used gesture communication even then, but I usually just go take a nap.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: stephen
Date: September 24, 2020 09:21PM
I learned Morse Code from my Dad's ham radio class. I only got my Novice, but he was a serious Ham Radio operator for six decades.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 24, 2020 09:22PM
Does fluent profanity count? dunno smiley
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Don C
Date: September 24, 2020 09:22PM
I learned Notehand in high school, a simplified form of Shorthand designed for note taking in college. During an Algebra exam in college, the questions were written across the blackboard (remember those?) and I wrote some notehand on my exam so I would not have to look at the questions on the board and the professor corrected a couple of forms. I made sure to include some notehand on every exam after that.

When I was in 'Nam I typed on landlines connecting our Saigon office with several outposts. There was no record of what I was typing so if I got interrupted mid sentence, I'd have to start over because I could not remember what I'd said up to the point of the interruption. It was almost like a foreign language to not see what you were typing.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 24, 2020 09:45PM
I thought you said, " When I was in 'Nam I typed on landmines..."
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 25, 2020 01:17AM
Getting my Spanish up to speed with pretty good success. Japanese is down to fragments, and that’s probably being generous.

Putting in the effort, yet again, to try and learn a new coding language, Python this time. Doing so while studying Spanish helps, by getting my brain in the mindset of learning a “language”, but it is still not as accessible to me as spoken languages are.

I’m a learn by applying person, so picking up a coding ‘vocabulary’ without the enforcement of continually and immediately building longer and longer ‘sentences’ registers like stockpiling words and phrases with no application.

What I’ll have to find is an app or site to quiz or challenge me to put the Lego blocks together in increasingly functional ways.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 25, 2020 06:46AM
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testcase
Does fluent profanity count? dunno smiley

Only if it's in another language.

Tried learning Morse code years ago when I originally wanted to get a Ham ticket. Didn't have the patience at the time. Now have my General as Morse code is no longer required.

Forgot most of the Spanish I learned. However, it seems to come back as I drink.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: September 25, 2020 08:57AM
i know ASL, my maternal grandparents and aunts/uncles were all deaf mutes.

i still find myself using it, especially when talking to myself.

years ago, i managed to make reservations and order a lovely meal in a fancy-fanc Parisian restaurant relying solely upon my high school French.

my most wonderful wife, was impressed for an entire day!

use it or lose it indeed.

stay well.

rob



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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 25, 2020 09:02AM
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i still find myself using it, especially when talking to myself.

smiley-laughing001



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: September 25, 2020 09:43AM
speedy-

really. my most wonderful wife teases me constantly when i'm finger spelling some rant i'm engaged in.

go know.

stay well.

rob
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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: davester
Date: September 25, 2020 10:37AM
I used to know Morse Code and the Flag Semaphore alphabet. Those were required when I was a Royal Navy sea cadet many years ago. I can't remember them now but could probably pick them up again quickly.

I'm also fairly fluent in Geology. What's interesting to me is that each scientific field has its own language. My Glossary of Geology, which is basically a dictionary for the language of geology is about 2" thick. Most of the terms in it would be unfamiliar to most English speakers.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: Anyone know stenography, American Sign Language, Braille, NATO alphabet, Morse Code, etc.?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 25, 2020 12:34PM
Anybody familiar with “wigwag”?
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