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Date: 01/01/13 05:50 PM

42 Responses to The Automatic-Erase Chalkboard [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    Link: The Automatic-Erase Chalkboard - A great leap forward for instructors. A leap backwards for students.
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    Elevill Male 30-39
    42 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm
    First.

    I feel like it would be cheaper to buy dry erase...
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    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
    867 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    This is a total waste of money.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm
    @elevill, first? i`d ask if you`re twelve, but your profile says you`re not. Firsts usually come with a ban btw.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    January 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    Maybe it scans in front of it`s eraser? Seems like a waste of technology otherwise.

    On a related note: I want a smartboard!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    @Elevill - "First."

    You`re off to a bad start here thanks to that comment, have fun!!!
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    @Elevill: we don`t play that game here. You`re setting yourself up for a swift ban.

    Dry erase gets just as dirty, or worse. It leaves all the marker residue, until there`s a purplish hue to the whole board that you need to clean off with windex.

    And to comment on the photo itself: How utterly lazy can a person get?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    I`m sure much more trivial things are paid for with tax dollars every day.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    Why are you even using a chalk board?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    That`s incredably lazy.
    Unles it gathers up the chalk dust and compresses it, then spits out a newly recycle stick of chalk.

    1 cent chalk from a $12,000 machine
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    wait people are actually banned for saying first? jesus christ
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    Why don`t they spend the money on an activboard?
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    aparently WorldOfJames. But elevill did actuaally make a legitimate comment as well.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    Kind of a waste of technology. It`s like making a cyborg horse to pull your wagon instead of just building a car.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    815 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    It looks like it might scan what had been written before it cleans the board. But even if that is the case, I don`t think the nostalgia is worth the price tag when you could buy a SMARTboard for the same price...
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    I work at a company with dry erase boards used nearly daily. In the decade I have been there, they seem to still be functional. Maybe get some 3M modified stuff instead of office depot. Or...spend money on this. Unless it scans. Don`t have all the facts.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Oh wait...I just corroborated with a "first" post. It`s gonna be a storm of banhammers up in hair.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    This is like putting cruise control on a Model T.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    WorldOfJames- They most certainly are...It`s a waste of space, trite, and annoying to boot. Good on IAB for not putting up with it.
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    Elevill Male 30-39
    42 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    To those that got their tightie-whities in a bunch over my typing "First". Get over it, really, it`s a word. Deal with it. Secondly, It`s the FIRST time I have ever responded with it -and- the first time I made the first post. Ever. Next, I was not aware of any such rule...and honestly, it`s seems trite and immature; just like the hater comments that followed it. I would also like to add that it was followed by a relevant comment to the post. If you`re going to get thrown into a nerd rage over the word first preceding an actual comment, I would urge you to disconnect your computer from the internet. If I feel the all mighty wrath of the "banhammer" for typing "the word that shall not be named", so be it. I`m sure I`ll find some way to persevere through those trying times.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Twentieth.

    Seriously, though, I actually didn`t even know about that rule. And I`ve been registered on this site since 2005. And to say the comment is taking up space or that it is childish seems kind of exaggerated, we`ve all seen plenty more useless and stupid posts here. Like this one for instance, completely irrelevant.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2873 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    that is way too expensive too simply replace chalk erasers.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    Hello Fancylad,
    about your wishes for 2013 and server response time:

    "Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.
    Could not connect to JRun Server."

    Happy new year nevertheless and continue your fine work.


    Oh, by the way, the more ads you include, the slower your server response time and the higher your income...
    If i were you, i would write a nice note on 1.1.2013 and take the money.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    Crap. I invented this when I was 12 and our teacher wanted us to come up with an invention, illustrate it, and describe it. I got a crummy mark for it as I recall. 46 years later, here it is.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    Ilikelogic
    Got a feeling fancy might know about server times mate
    But as with you I had a `server error`
    it happens from time to time, just go back and reload. I have no beef with that
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    @Elevill
    the mods ban folk who put `first` up due to a
    time when any post which was put up it was hammered with people just saying `first`
    Its silly and annoying, but to be fair you did follow up with a comment
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
    254 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    are we sure this device doesn`t write on the chalkboard? seems awfully fancy to just erase chalk...
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    Twenty-eighth.

    The site is in total crap mode today, I am getting server errors every other time I try to load something. It`s a great start to the new year. We`d expect nothing less from fancy.
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm
    You don`t want to set that off by accident...
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    server errors I can confirm they are also annoying the crap out of me!
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1351 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 1:38 am
    ....that`s right, Dave, an equation that proves warp drive is possible! Yeah, it`s all down here on the blackboard, and .......AAAARGH!
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    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 2:17 am
    lol yeah adcro, I can just see some annoying kid reseting it while it`s in use.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7751 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 4:36 am
    @freddyferret, over 9000 posts on I-A-B yet all I ever see is you having a dig at fancy. Don`t you think you might be happier on another site?
    I`ve never heard of this "First rule" either.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 4:54 am
    Everyone, THIS is what happens when you increase government funding for education.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 5:30 am
    Tax dollars hard at work there.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 5:40 am
    We hav a whiteboard at work that copies and prints everything written on. It`s ancient.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 7:03 am
    What a waste of resources!
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    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 7:26 am
    @drawman61

    Over 1000 posts and you don`t know fancy is one everyone complains about for everything here....
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 11:56 am
    This technology does more than just erase the board. It also records the information that it erases and can reproduce it. Some can print it on paper, others can reproduce it directly on the whiteboard. It can be incredibly helpful for students who want copies of the board to study.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 11:59 am
    Oops...forgot to mention... a lot of tech companies including 3M and Apple donate these technologies to schools, so we shouldn`t presume that that the school paid for this. Also, we can`t presume that the school is public.
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    xfactormunky Male 18-29
    116 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    seems like a smart board would be just as expensive and way more effective
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    Wow, next will be auto-inflating stone wheels.

    The projector/interactive/whiteboard thingies at my kids` school is amazing. First time their teacher showed it to me in action at open house, "oh I SO want one for home!" It turns the entire white board into a touch-screen computer, can use markers, pointers or whatever to interact ... it`s unreal.

    ... or, sure, you could go with the electronically eraseable "CHALKboard". <.<

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