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Old 02-16-2011, 12:30 AM   #21
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BTW I'm cutting down (again).
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"Giving up the Internet isn't that hard - I've done it dozens of times...."
"I can quit anytime I want!"

I find that I prefer to interact with the world through a keyboard far more than face-to-face.

Although I enjoy interacting with the world through a longboard, too.
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So AL, since you are cutting down, how about you telling us what is wrong with the internet?

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I'm not sure, except that it keeps me from doing things that are more productive, such as practicing or making things.
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I'm not sure, except that it keeps me from doing things that are more productive, such as practicing or making things.
Ummm . . . and this is a problem because
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Ummm . . . and this is a problem because
If he is like me sometimes it just feels good to be productive an accomplish something.
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Weather is bad?
Mr B is watching the TV or surfing for info for his Legion buddies?
I need to kill time before I have to go somewhere?
I'm usually in digital mode (on the internet).

Once the weather improves, I will be here only in the mornings to check email and this forum while I am having coffee. I wouldn't want to miss anything.
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For me it's highly relative to the weather. If it's warm I'm going to be outside on the motorcycle playing golf, or take the boat out to the river hiking with the mutt.
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Ummm . . . and this is a problem because
Yes, that's a good point. However, sometimes at the end of the day I like the feeling of having split a bunch of firewood, or memorized a new tune, or cleaned the house, etc.
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Yes, that's a good point. However, sometimes at the end of the day I like the feeling of having split a bunch of firewood, or memorized a new tune, or cleaned the house, etc.
Nothing wrong with having the feeling you may have made a few folks laugh...
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Nothing wrong with having the feeling you may have made a few folks laugh...
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Too bad we don't have audio channels here, so you all could hear my laughter.

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Yes, that's a good point. However, sometimes at the end of the day I like the feeling of having split a bunch of firewood, or memorized a new tune, or cleaned the house, etc.
To paraphrase Neil Young, I started off real slow, then fizzled out all together...
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Thinking about the "too much TV", "too much internet", even the "too much sex" debate, I think I came to a realization.

Saying that someone does "too much" of something implies that as a result, this person's health, happiness, or personal fulfillment has suffered, or that this person's responsibilities are not being met, or that somehow this person is doing something immoral or unethical.

So I am thinking - - - if I am ecstatically happy and satisfied with my life and not lacking in personal fulfillment, if my health is not suffering as a consequence, and if I am meeting all of my responsibilities, and if I am abiding by the laws of the state and my own moral/ethical boundaries, then I can do whatever I d*** well please.

Of course, I could be wrong.....
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I remember going into a Radio Shack store as a teenager and seeing a computer (probably a TRS-80 or similar). I asked the salesman "What does it do?" to which he replied "What do you want it to do?"

Typical salesman line of course, but though the wide array of possibilities suggested by his words might have been an overstatement for those early personal computers, it doesn't seem too far off for the powerhouses we have in our homes nowadays.

I used to have the SETI@home screen-saver installed on my PC. Who'd have thought that one day you'd be able to use your home computer to help scientists search for life on other planets?
My friend had a TRS-80 when we were in high school. We played Zork and D&D via e-mail. One night we spent like three hours coding in numbers and when we are done we had drawn a lions head, sort of, if you squinted just right. Good times!

Yes, we were geeks.
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I used to have the SETI@home screen-saver installed on my PC. Who'd have thought that one day you'd be able to use your home computer to help scientists search for life on other planets?
... so you were one of the early pioneers of what they now seem to be calling "cloud computing" . Good for you!
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Maybe we should invite María Jesús Galán (Sister Internet) to join the Forum!

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