I agree it shouldn't be relied upon as a troubleshooting step (you need to know what broke, why, and why it won't happen again). That said, if you go years without rebooting a machine... there is a good chance that if you ever do (to replace hardware for instance) it won't come back up without issue. Verifying that the system still boots correctly is imo a good idea.
This doesn't contradict his advice, as you're suggesting to reboot every few months when the machine is working. His advice is to not use a reboot as the first step in solving a problem. If anything, a periodic reboot when it's working is probably in-line with his advice, as it's a way to uncover more problems that may be lurking, at a time when things seem to be working (and hopefully when the downtime won't be a big issue, like during low load).
Now Stupid Coworker knows that it was me that reported him for sending me porn.
...because your boss is a dork. He should have send a message to Johnny Five (or everyone), "reminder: don't send porn to co-workers".
With a gold backed currency, you can still adjust the size of the money supply by adjusting the reserve requirements for banks issuing debt.
If you had a 10% gold-backed currency, the other 90% would be what causes the problems, since it's not backed and thus can be counterfeited (by adjusting the backing requirement). Counterfeiting has the same destructive effect, no matter who's doing it.
On the other hand when the higher level aspects of my brain think "Man that jogger is hot", it doesn't cause my arms to immediately turn the wheel towards her. The trick would be to tap into that part of my brain that causes muscles to move or things to happen, rather than that part which is constantly distracted by shiny objects.
Yeah, if only we had a device that could detect brain impulses that move muscles, but not ones that merely shift one's gaze or thoughts. Imagine what you could do with a whole matrix of them on a flat surface...