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Old 03-25-22, 02:16 PM
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Age is

the accumulation of tiny worries until your brain is full.

Indications are our brains are FIFO, so the old stale worries stay around and the new ones are overwritten. Seems like a poor design.
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Age is a 3 letter word.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Indications are our brains are FIFO, so the old stale worries stay around and the new ones are overwritten.
There is a logic problem with that full statement. But I suppose it's fitting with the subject of age and the proclivity for spouting off things incorrectly when you really know better.

If the latter is true, then the former should be first in last out.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
There is a logic problem with that full statement. But I suppose it's fitting with the subject of age and the proclivity for spouting off things incorrectly when you really know better.

If the latter is true, then the former should be first in last out.
Oops

I may be bumping up against the number of writes to my NVRAM. Too much sunlight got through the cover and erased some EPROM. A neutrino flipped a bit. Or maybe a latent defect.

Oh, I know, it was a glitch.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Oops

I may be bumping up against the number of writes to my NVRAM. Too much sunlight got through the cover and erased some EPROM. A neutrino flipped a bit. Or maybe a latent defect.

Oh, I know, it was a glitch.
That glitch is "Age"! <grin>
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Old 03-25-22, 07:22 PM
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It's not a glitch, it's... uh, what was I going to say?
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Age is ... individual. In exactly one month I will be 63. I don't have to take any pills that aren't supplements that I want to take. My memory is just fine, my hearing is superb, and I am still making gains at the gym. So I really hope the world doesn't go to ___ when my life is finally turning a corner and the future looks bright for the first time in decades. Know what the best kept ant-aging secret is? You're not gonna like the answer ...
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Old 03-26-22, 05:16 AM
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Age is a metric. If you choose to accept "time" as a reality. Now ask yourself this: Could time exist without change?
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Old 03-26-22, 04:31 PM
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Old 03-26-22, 10:13 PM
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Age is a metric. If you choose to accept "time" as a reality. Now ask yourself this: Could time exist without change?
The only reason time exists is to make sure that everything doesn't happen all at once.
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The only reason time exists is to make sure that everything doesn't happen all at once.
Ah, but it all does happen at once according to some Quantum Physicists.
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Age is in your freakin face Entropy

Some of us muck our cells up quicker than others.
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Old 03-27-22, 08:08 AM
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It's not a glitch, it's... uh, what was I going to say?
Its called a 'Senior Moment'.

Now get off my lawn!
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>> so the old stale worries stay around and the new ones are overwritten.

That's not how my brain works.
For example, I used to worry about dying young, and now I don't.

cheers -mathias
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Oops

I may be bumping up against the number of writes to my NVRAM. Too much sunlight got through the cover and erased some EPROM. A neutrino flipped a bit. Or maybe a latent defect.

Oh, I know, it was a glitch.
Age is........knowing what a UV erasable EPROM is! I made EPROMs @Intel in the '70s.

'Is the 2708 really so great?'
edit : That's 8000 bits of info. Not Megabits or MegaBytes.

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Age is........knowing what a UV erasable EPROM is! I made EPROMs @Intel in the '70s.

'Is the 2708 really so great?'
I had a professor who explained EPROMs as like being able to reverse the loss of virginity. The only female engineer in the whole school was a buddy, she turns to me and says, "Did he just say THAT?"
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Age is not for the feint of heart.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Age is........knowing what a UV erasable EPROM is! I made EPROMs @Intel in the '70s.

'Is the 2708 really so great?'
edit : That's 8000 bits of info. Not Megabits or MegaBytes.
I went from a tiny company where we worked like madmen, to a big company where everything was slow. I was still in madman mode. When I had new code to burn, I'd start the compile, put a floppy in the drive, run (literally) to the lab, put a chip under the UV light, flip it on, launch the burner program, run back to my desk, hex edit the fresh hex file and update the version number (more on this later), copy it to the floppy, run back to the lab, put the floppy in the burner, put the chip in the burner, and burn. Then I'd grab the test unit and remove the old chip. While waiting for the burner to finish, I'd take a pen out of my pocket and write the new version on a sticky circle, avoid temptation to stick it on the chip that's burning, and wait. The waiting killed me.

My colleagues would come out of their offices to watch me; they thought I was insane.

* For some reason, they insisted the version in source was always 0.0, and we hex-edited the .hex file after compile. Seemed silly. Eventually I wrote some code to do that post-compile.

Good times. Now I go to frickin' meetings all day.
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Age is not for the feint of heart.
I'd hope my heart isn't deceptive! Not certain I understand the substitution of feint for faint.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I'd hope my heart isn't deceptive! Not certain I understand the substitution of feint for faint.
Ya got me! Should have been faint--must have been a "senior moment".
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