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 Post subject: Official June 2010 Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:57 am 
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Here's a thread for you all to talk to editors about the June 2010 issue of Maximum PC!

Please don't post "Mine hasn't arrived yet" type comments in here. Likewise "there's a typo on page 25, you guys are soooo stupid" posts. Please feel free to start another thread for those issues.

Also, please try to limit "I haven't gotten my issue yet" posts to a dull roar.

We're really interested in your feelings about the actual editorial content of the mag (please note, ads are not editorial content)

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:21 am 
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Jon Phillips Editor's Column on Page 7 really bugged the hell out of me. He claims to be able to hunt and peck at 65 words per minute and claims touch typists can type at 120WPM. Where in the hell did you get those numbers? Most offices hire if you can touch type at a minimum of 30WPM and a good office typist can type at around 60 or so Words per minute. Where in the hell did you come up with 120WPM? When I was at my fastest I was able to hit around 65Words per minute and that was just after I learned to touch type and my muscle memory was fresh and new and at it's finest.
Hunt and Peck typing at 60 words per minute is just a bull shit lie. You claimed to be able to do it and unless it's on some sort of touch screen that can complete your words automatically I'm calling you out as a liar. Your full of it.
Now I still love ya. I'm just saying your full of shit. LOL.. Don't take it personally. You have every right to write whatever the heck you want to write weather it's BS or not. LOL....
Remember I still love ya and I love the magazine.


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I'm only a middlin' touch typist and I can hit over 100wpm if I'm transcribing something. I fully believe Jon can do 65wpm hunt-and-pecking.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:12 pm 
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OK Listen I'm being way too aggressive with my post and I'm sorry. But how about some proof. Back it up. I know I can probably type around 30WPM now and when I was younger I could do about 65WPM and that was fast. But that was a long time ago. When we typed on IBM digital type writers. Before computers had any kind of a gui beyond the C prompt. I learned to type in 1986. Quite a while ago now though it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago.
Check out this website. Perhaps typing on a computer is faster and easier because of the nature of the keys being shallow and close together.
http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php
Post your speed test results. LOL... Jon you spent alot of time picking on touch typists that never did anything to you.


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nedwards wrote:
I'm only a middlin' touch typist and I can hit over 100wpm if I'm transcribing something. I fully believe Jon can do 65wpm hunt-and-pecking.


Same here. I can do about 110 or so.

But most of the time I bet I don't get that high.


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I'm so glad you chose that site. Jon and I actually both did this earlier today (after seeing your first post).

Here's Jon's first try (45wpm, hunt and pecking)

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And here's mine at 108wpm.

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I'm wondering if George is going to show up here on the Forums, Nathan.

He's got an account and everything...

Oh, while on the topic of typing, I can hit about 45wpm with 4 fingers (2 per hand) and a cigarette in one hand. ;)


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I could only hit 45 wpm while trying my best. On the other hand, I tried to see how high I could get it by copying and pasting quickly :lol:

I got to 5882 wpm that way.





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Cheater! :P


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:lol:





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120WPM is typical I thought. My mother's been a banker for 33 years and has always kicked ass at typing. We had typing class in highschool (hey, I was out of pud classes!), bragged about 76WPM, then she pelts back that she does well over 100WPM; And that's the whole keyboard which includes the keypad. I get tripped up with the numbers along the top and the keypad is a major speed bump since I have to lift, type, and then find home row again.

30WMP is slow, so I'm assuming that's for entry level secretarial work. GF's friend works graveyards doing data entry, and they won't hire anyone below 60WPM.
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When I was at my fastest I was able to hit around 65Words per minute and that was just after I learned to touch type and my muscle memory was fresh and new and at it's finest.
That's my average. I probably could have crossed 70, but Firefox's spell check kept making me pause or having me reach for the delete key out of habit. Some of the words just hit the misspelled list and drug me down a bit.

[photobucket is puking on me...65WMP w/ 5 errors, and a 60WMP with no errors]


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I didn't say 30 was fast because I simply don't type all the time like in a working environment. I was trained on a digital IBM typewriter and ten key by touch was with an old calculator with the paper tape print out. This was my freshmen year in HS. It was a special program for those seeking a collage degree after HS in Computer Science and it's just completely different now.
And 60WPM is about average for professionals with some jobs requiring over 100WPM.
I just doubted Jon could do what he said but a look at wikipedia says that some people can hunt and peck at 60WPM. I was shocked. But when your going to be picking on touch typist be ready to prove you can do what you can do or its just going to be viewed as smack talking.

When I was in school the teacher would hit your wrist with a large ruler if you rested your wrists and palms on the typewriter. Only the pads of the fingers were allowed to touch the keys.
Computer Keyboards just completely through that out the door with exagerated palm wrests built into the keyboard.
Good bye with love. Keith


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I guess I still have time to learn then


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Well Jon I will make a public apology. There. I'm sorry for calling you a liar. That wasn't right at all.


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:09 am 
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Welcome to the new Maximum PC, where we argue all day about typing.

I knew those Mavis Beacon programs would come in handy one day.


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Did you guys figure out what the bug was in the original SSD test bed?


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On page 74, you reviewed the XFX 5830. Throughout the article you talk about the 5770, 5830 and 5850; but when you show your table, you show the 5770, 5830 and 5870.

So, is the table actually 5870 numbers, or the 5850?

Thanks,


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btdog wrote:
On page 74, you reviewed the XFX 5830. Throughout the article you talk about the 5770, 5830 and 5850; but when you show your table, you show the 5770, 5830 and 5870.

So, is the table actually 5870 numbers, or the 5850?

Thanks,


It's 5850 numbers. Sorry for the misprint.


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SuperChip64 wrote:
I'm wondering if George is going to show up here on the Forums, Nathan.

He's got an account and everything...

Oh, while on the topic of typing, I can hit about 45wpm with 4 fingers (2 per hand) and a cigarette in one hand. ;)


They probably called him back because he isn't a hunt-n-pecker.


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