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Forum: Our World, Our Culture 04-03-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By deafdrummer
I do remember very clearly what it was like to...

I do remember very clearly what it was like to live in the silent world. I call that the Deaf Years, up to seven and a half years old. For some reason, my memories of that time are very strong. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-02-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By deafdrummer
Shellcona, I wish the same thing had...

Shellcona,

I wish the same thing had happened to me, to have been shunted into a Deaf program, forever hiding my lip-reading and verbal languages abilities, and finding other skills and talents...
Forum: Our World, Our Culture 04-02-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By deafdrummer
I have this a lot. I hear various songs from...

I have this a lot. I hear various songs from time to time every day, when I think I want to hear something up here for a few seconds. This auditory memory is also how I remember very long passwords...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By deafdrummer
Just my humble opinion from my life experience. ...

Just my humble opinion from my life experience. As he is young, still, may I suggest total immersion in Deaf Culture and language for five solid years? If he decides to go elsewhere after...
Forum: Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food 03-19-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By deafdrummer
I know what you mean, but once they numb your...

I know what you mean, but once they numb your eye, you don't feel anything. You simply lay there and see but a single light of the microscope above you and watch what happens from your perspective. ...
Forum: Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food 03-15-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By deafdrummer
Why are these cataracts showing up earlier and...

Why are these cataracts showing up earlier and earlier in people's histories?
Forum: Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food 03-10-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By deafdrummer
Cataract Surgery

Hello all!

I had cataract surgery in my left eye last Thursday the 5th. I'm at home recovering until I can go back to work this weekend (Sherwood Forest Faire). They put in an AcrySof SN60WF...
Forum: Sign Language & Deaf Education 12-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By deafdrummer
Romasign

I post this link only because I'm a member of a Conlang FB group (meaning Constructed, or artificial Language). A fellow member created Roma Sign. Roma Sign is supposedly a way to natively convey...
Forum: Personal Finances 12-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,467
Posted By deafdrummer
Yes, those people with the checks have the right...

Yes, those people with the checks have the right idea. It's slow, yes, but what's the hurry once you have your groceries? I believe that with banks today, you have the ability to cash/deposit...
Forum: Personal Finances 12-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,467
Posted By deafdrummer
I forgot one thing - what can I get my SSDI...

I forgot one thing - what can I get my SSDI direct deposited into? A check won't help because I move around a lot during the year.

Edit - Oh, never mind... Checks don't exist as of 2013. They...
Forum: Personal Finances 12-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,467
Posted By deafdrummer
I just got one of my credit cards cracked last...

I just got one of my credit cards cracked last week, and just today, someone cracked my credit union account. Since there are no deaf-friendly banks (in other words, I can be in 15 different states...
Forum: Personal Finances 12-24-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By deafdrummer
Someone who does not get it...

What right does the US Gov't have in taxing citizens who live in another country and work there?? They want money from nothing. This is disgusting...
Forum: Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants 06-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By deafdrummer
Well, strings apparently got pulled for me, and I...

Well, strings apparently got pulled for me, and I got in direct contact with the professional training audiologist at Widex herself. After laying out EVERYTHING I had experienced (since I documented...
Forum: Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants 06-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By deafdrummer
Bad news... I visited my stepmother, whom I have...

Bad news... I visited my stepmother, whom I have known for nearly 40 years. We went out to eat in places, etc. I couldn't understand her very well, not even in her home where it's quiet. I've...
Forum: Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants 06-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By deafdrummer
"Do not file a complaint here. Contact your audiologist..."

This is what I saw on mywidex.com. That really upset me, so when I was at the end of the survey, I saw this, and I decided to give them all the details, and I was near the end when the D web site...
Forum: Auto Talk 05-26-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By deafdrummer
Double-tap. This internet out here in the...

Double-tap. This internet out here in the country sucks.
Forum: Auto Talk 05-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By deafdrummer
Or could it be that these junkyards sold their...

Or could it be that these junkyards sold their entire inventories to the Chinese for materials input for their factories? They have the money to buy ALL AT ONCE.
Forum: Sign Language & Deaf Education 05-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By deafdrummer
I recall there are efforts underway to create a...

I recall there are efforts underway to create a constructed sign language ("consignlang" as in "conlang" - constructed language), an international sign language, which if it follows the teaching...
Forum: General Chat 05-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By deafdrummer
I know this is over two years old, but it doesn't...

I know this is over two years old, but it doesn't hurt to check and see if anyone's started learning it since then. I'm interested in learning it on the promise of it being easier to learn than...
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 05-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By deafdrummer
Thanks for the link regarding Sprint IP. I just...

Thanks for the link regarding Sprint IP. I just now saw this today. I signed up for it, and we'll see if it's still operational.
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 04-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By deafdrummer
I will have to contact Purple about this, as...

I will have to contact Purple about this, as their registration system doesn't work. i711 Relay keeps thinking that I'm outside the US trying to call into the states.
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 04-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By deafdrummer
My carrier is AT&T, and space/weight is at a...

My carrier is AT&T, and space/weight is at a premium. My home is 18 feet long opened by 8 feet wide, so I can't take on additional equipment until I solve my vertical space storage issues.
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 04-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By deafdrummer
I will not go back to TTYs because then, I have...

I will not go back to TTYs because then, I have to cancel my contract with no minutes and go full $130-150 phone contract with minutes. We're only going a step backwards with technology VERY...
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 04-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By deafdrummer
No, because they may not check email for days or...

No, because they may not check email for days or weeks, even. What if it goes to spam because of domain or IP address range filter? Hosed before you even get started... Email is not a method of...
Forum: Deaf Products & Technologies 04-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,529
Posted By deafdrummer
Number one, no of course not, I've never cheated...

Number one, no of course not, I've never cheated the IP Relay system. Why would I? It was the ONLY way I could connect with the outside world on an immediate basis. Now, I have to go back to the...
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