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PostPosted: September 25th, 2020, 5:30 am 
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I've long held a theory that people over a certain age (which includes myself) can OD on the internet. The digital natives don't have this problem.


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PostPosted: September 25th, 2020, 8:16 am 
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Are you suggesting a form a digital form of "Soylent Green"? I will be 79 in October, am I past my digital due date? Perhaps the fact that I am pro life can be used to argue for forced digital euthanasia. Perrequesthaps the fact that I have done this section of the Dubawnt 3 times disqualifies me. I repeat my request made earlier - erase everything I have posted at myccr including my membership. Until then I only ask that I be able to defend myself from the gossipmongers.


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PostPosted: September 25th, 2020, 7:27 pm 
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No sir, you're doing just fine. It's the disappearance of AJ that has me concerned.


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PostPosted: September 25th, 2020, 9:48 pm 
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No sir, you're doing just fine. It's the disappearance of AJ that has me concerned.

AJ made his choices/ Moffatt made his choices.

I can understand your concern for AJ, by what knowledge do you say "No sir, you're doing just fine." ?? I suffer from a non diabetic severe axonal peripheral neuropathy.


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PostPosted: September 26th, 2020, 5:31 am 
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I've long held a theory that people over a certain age (which includes myself) can OD on the internet. The digital natives don't have this problem.


I really like this statement, I'm not sure if it is true, but "digital natives" really tickled my fancy. I'm back at work in the classroom everyday, and see the digital natives in full blown addiction, tock tick'n, or whatever the heck it is, avoiding reality for days at a time, completely submerged in the digital landscape of trash talking and the ten second fix. I also witness complete OD's on a regular basis, when some kid thinks their world has blown up because I ask them to put the phone in the locker for the class. It can actually turn violent.

So, in general, I think us older folks can walk away from internet stuff fairly easily, because we have other things in our life that matter. If the internet gets you riled up to the point where you are thinking about it during real life, then it is time to hang up the modem, and go paddling.


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PostPosted: September 26th, 2020, 9:33 am 
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Don't waste your time fighting it, eventually human consciousness will be absorbed completely by networked silicon chips and there will be no need to go outside to deal with the hard physical world... robots will be created to deal with that. The idea that humans will extend their reach into an outer space frontier is sheer nonsense, in some Star Trekkian "to boldly go where no man has gone before" Hollywood fantasy. The real frontier is in inner space, in the cyberworld humans can engineer for themselves. The reason why there have been no discoveries made in the search for extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the cosmos is precisely for that reason, the little green men realized long ago that life is far better in cyberspace than on any dusty rock orbiting a star and they're staying in there, comfortable and happy, leaving nothing to outside observers but radio silence.

OK, I've had my fun for the day, wish Allan was around for some good beer recs this Indian Summer.

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PostPosted: September 26th, 2020, 11:25 am 
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Some small sympathy needs to be shown for the physically challenged and their use of the internet. Often it is their single most important means of communication. We connect and share our reality and its challenges. We look ouT for each other. It may not be your reality but it is often just about all they got.


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PostPosted: September 30th, 2020, 7:02 am 
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"No sir, you're doing just fine." By what divine insight was that statement made? Not too many years ago I could hike 6.5 miles with a 4,500 foot altitude gain,descend and drive off. Now I walk on level ground 3/4 mile in and return 3/4 mile and drive off and call it a good day. I celebrate when my total reaches 2 miles. With two canes of course. My most likely future is sitting in a wheelchair, soiled, waiting for my wife to change me. But I am lucky, I have an invalid friend who doesn't have my mobility so we communicate over the internet. Recently I learned he went to have cataract surgery because he had problems seeing the keyboard. They told him he also had macular degeneration. Surgery put off while they evaluate his new reality.

My most fervent wish is to be eradicated from myccr. I have grown to intensely dislike this site.


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PostPosted: October 2nd, 2020, 7:22 pm 
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david demello wrote:

My most fervent wish is to be eradicated from myccr. I have grown to intensely dislike this site.


I'm sorry to hear that David. You've certainly provided some great information on here and quite often when searching for what I consider some obscure route or river your name will pop up with information from when you were there.

Take care,

Alan


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PostPosted: October 2nd, 2020, 7:40 pm 
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I want to be completely removed from myccr. Nothing less.


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