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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-19-19, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"Free Solo" Sounds more like a "Star Wars" prequel.
Sounds like you want to bring back a long-ago departed BF member.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I was born in 65 and always felt too young to be a boomer but too old to be a Gen Xer.

The official definition of Baby Boomer is born 1946-64, so I missed out by a year.
Same but I'm between Gen X and Millenial. Born in 1980.

Depending on which definition you're looking at, I can claim either.

Personally I claim Gen-X, largely because of the influence of my older siblings, who were unquestionably Gen-X (born in the 70s.)

I personally define the difference as being that I had an analog childhood and digital teenage years.

Like, partly due to economics and rural geography, in the 80s growing up I had antenna TV only, record players, and a rotary phone (again, because the phone companies didn't want to run individual lines to the rural areas until the government forced them to.)

Then in the mid-90s we got dial-up internet to our house, and I was in my late 20s when smart phones became a thing.

But however you define it, I get to enjoy the **** sandwich that is our current economy, environment, and global political reality!
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One of my weekly emails had a thing in it for the Brave browser. It promises faster browsing and no ads. I went for it for the faster browsing. Where we live, and in my part of the house, my phone browses at the speed of a stone. I used BF as a test case for ads. I logged out for a full session, and saw not a single ad. Promising. It also claims to run Youtube ad free, and with some of the other features of Youtube Premium. My free month runs out in a few days. Vamos a ver.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I was born in 65 and always felt too young to be a boomer but too old to be a Gen Xer.

The official definition of Baby Boomer is born 1946-64, so I missed out by a year.
Now this is useful information, my wife was born in '64 (December) and I in early spring of '65. So in addition to the fact that she is always one year older, a mathematical fact that causes her much distress, I can also reply to her "Ok boomer" when needed
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One of my weekly emails had a thing in it for the Brave browser. It promises faster browsing and no ads. I went for it for the faster browsing. Where we live, and in my part of the house, my phone browses at the speed of a stone. I used BF as a test case for ads. I logged out for a full session, and saw not a single ad. Promising. It also claims to run Youtube ad free, and with some of the other features of Youtube Premium. My free month runs out in a few days. Vamos a ver.
I use it on my phone. I tried the Linux version a while back but found it lacking. Never tried the Windows version.

At least with the Android version, there's some sort of paid option but you can still use it for free. Something about opting in to certain ads to get credits or something. It seemed complicated and I didn't feel like taking the time to figure it out.

But it is pretty effective at ad blocking. Everyone once in a while a site won't work on it but that's the exception.
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Old 11-19-19, 10:45 AM
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Now you have to define the age group for boomers. Without looking I think it ranges from the obvious 1940s to something ridiculous like in the 1960s.
The consensus birth years for Boomers is from 1946 to 1964.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
OK Boomer.
I don't identify as Boomer.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't identify as Boomer.
Do you identify as the formerly mighty Jones?
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My Youtube Premium free trial.
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Old 11-19-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I was born in 65 and always felt too young to be a boomer but too old to be a Gen Xer.

The official definition of Baby Boomer is born 1946-64, so I missed out by a year.
Alexa says '46 - '65, so you're in.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't identify as Boomer.
As what, then?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't identify as Boomer.
Are you one of those trans-Generationals I have heard of?
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Alexa says '46 - '65, so you're in.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
As what, then?
Don't fence me in.
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Are you one of those trans-Generationals I have heard of?
Maybe.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Maybe.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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If that gives your the heebie jeebies, you should watch Free Solo, a great documentary about a guy's attempt to free solo (climb without ropes/safety devices) El Capitan in Yosemite, which is about 2x the height of the Empire State Building.
I’m not sure exactly what the heebie jeebies are, but I can feel my fear of heights in my groin and lower belly. It is as they say, palpable. I can look out ofban airplane with no problem. But the edge of a rooftop without a solid restraint or a cliff in the mountains, I’m petrified. A ledge scene in a movie gives me the same sensation as actually being there.
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The heebie jeebies have been wiped out by modern day vaccines.
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The heebie jeebies have been wiped out by modern day vaccines.
One would think so, but google says the heebie jeebies are a relatively modern invention, first noted in 1923. Less than 100 years old. It may take more time to develop an effective vaccine.
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One would think so, but google says the heebie jeebies are a relatively modern invention, first noted in 1923. Less than 100 years old. It may take more time to develop an effective vaccine.
Alas, the scourge of willies and jeepers continues unabated in sub-Saharan Africa. Sad!
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Alas, the scourge of willies and jeepers continues unabated in sub-Saharan Africa. Sad!
You misspelled Willys.

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You misspelled Willys.

Chapeau.
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The heebie jeebies have been wiped out by modern day vaccines.
Incorrect
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