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Comment: Gigantic and growing! (Score 5, Insightful) 206

by reboot246 (#48007279) Attached to: My toy collection is ...
I'm 61 and still buying toys. Some, of course, are for the grandkids, but some are for ME.

What exactly is a toy? Anything you can play with! It's how you stay young at heart and mentally sharp. I still build and repair computers, just for the fun of it. I build model ships and cars, just for the fun of it. I could play all day with a remote-control car. Give me a sandbox and some plastic cars and trucks, and I'm in Heaven. I'm the best general ever when it comes to toy soldiers - still got the ones from way back in the good ole days. Heck, even making and flying paper airplanes is a hoot.

Don't get old. Start playing again!

(Oh, and at least one of my children has told me I have too much free time . . . )

Comment: Re:Oh good (Score 1) 903

by reboot246 (#47994965) Attached to: Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running
No, this is called kicking a person when they're down. If they're having trouble making their car payment, does it make sense to take away their way to get to work? You know - the place where they earn money to make said payments. Missing even one day of work may get them fired. Well, that's just great, isn't it?

The creditor can always find the car and repossess it if necessary. This method of making the car unusable is all about control.

Comment: I'm going to live forever, (Score 1) 478

by reboot246 (#47969887) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"
or die trying. I refuse to set an arbitrary age for death.

Some people are in great shape mentally and physically at 80 or 90. My 83 years old neighbor lives by herself and drives to the senior citizen center to help out with the "old people". My mother is 79, lives by herself, sees a doctor once a year, and drives everywhere she wants to go (safely). Of course, some people are ready for the nursing home at age 65. People are all different in every way you can imagine.

Maybe Ezekiel J. Emanuel is just aging faster than he'd like. Doesn't he have grandchildren or great-grandchildren he'd like to see grow up?

Comment: Re:Add genetic sequence for .... (Score 1) 228

by reboot246 (#47875805) Attached to: DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:
Kopi luwak is very over-rated, and ridiculously priced. Give me a wet-hulled coffee from Sumatra any day. It's not the same as "wet-processed" coffee. It's a hundred times better.

Want better coffee than you can get from your local Charbucks? Buy the beans and roast them yourself. Then grind the beans right before you brew your coffee. You'll never look back.

Comment: Re:Hell no (Score 0) 363

by reboot246 (#47841963) Attached to: Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
He's smart, but that's not the same as being intelligent. I've known people who could ace just about any test, but were far from intelligent.

What is needed in someone who attempts to change the way history is learned is wisdom, a very rare trait nowadays. Gates has none of that.

Comment: My, my, my (Score 1) 48

Why does every freaking thing related to computers and technology have to start with "My"?

Even urls are vulnerable. Every other ad I hear or see nowadays gives a url that starts with "My".

I'm blaming Microsoft for starting the idiocy with "My Computer".

Please stop the madness.

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