It is always awesome to see someone so interested in VEX get so active and involved in our community. Unlike those who inflate their post counts with “throw always” your posts are almost always helpful and worth reading. I appreciate you taking the time to be such a positive influence.
Thank you from the moderators, and engineers here at IFI!
Congrats on joining the “four digit” club. I’ll echo what John said: Your posts are always helpful and well thought-out. Never a post without a point, and lots of Graceful Professionalism. I also appreciate the effort you put into adding links to references and backup material when you post.
I am sure that others benefited from your Questions too, they just did not speak up first.
I am running a little late on responding to your Questions on MPLAB, I seem to have messed up (a little technical term) my MPLAB Installation on my Computer, so none of them (v7.20, v7.50 or v8.10) will start.
I think it is time to delete ALL, and Re-Install.
My posts are never very well thought out for some reason, i don’t know why.
Congrats on the 1000 posts, and they’re pretty much all well thought out. do you work for Vex or something?
and um…just had to ask this… when did pre-sliced bread come out? I think i saw something like that on the history channel
I (once upon a time) worked at a Cannery (A business that does Canning and possibly Freezing) that processed Green Beans, Corn and Squash.
There was one Processing Line called “The Wet Pack Line”, because they would place French Sliced Green Beans and Squash into these folded Cardboard, Wax Coated boxes, that were then Wrapped in Wax Paper and then Frozen in Trays in a big Freezer.
The 3 Pound Wax Wrapping Machine was a Converted Bread Wrapper. I asked the Mechanic in Charge, how could you wrap Bread that was sliced with that machine. He said, that the Bread was un-sliced, and that it was no problem at all. IIRC, that machine was build in the early 1920’s, 1924 comes to mind.
I would guess that in the Bakery, it was most likely replaced with a Different machine that could Wrap Sliced Bread.
So without any Research, I would guess that pre-sliced bread came out in the 1920-1930’s. Anyone know the real answer??
(and YES, I am a real Trivial Person… “Jeopardy” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” are my favorite Game Shows)
Excellent guess! Wikipedia has an article on sliced bread, which says the first practical whole-loaf slicing machine was made in 1928, and that Wonder Bread started marketing sliced bread nationally in 1930.
The World Wide Recession has finely trickled down to where I work, and I have been Reduced/Laid Off to Half Time. This means for me, I work at my Day Job, every other week, and in between I guess I will help other Vex Inventors and teach my Vex Controllers to be Self-Aware.