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Old 04-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #21
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:15 PM   #22
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I thought mode meant something like attitude, so i chose optimistic. It gave me 35 more years. I dropped my BMI from 31 to 25 and changed the mode to normal and it gives me 19 more years (16 less). So I guess mode means an optimistic estimate vs. a normal estimate. At first I thought they were saying attitude was more important than BMI.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:23 PM   #23
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Wow! I am going to live until 2054. That's 88 years old. I'm barely half done! That also means I will draw pension for 45 years. Sweet! Just think of all the cool things I will get to see like flying cars and smellivision. Probably won't see the Cubbies win the series though.
Yeah, back in the 1960's we expected all that by the year 2000, plus that self sufficient colonies would be thriving on the moon, that hunger and poverty would be conquered, and that the world would live in peace.

We never thought in our wildest dreams that the Saints would win the Superbowl, instead!
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We never thought in our wildest dreams that the Saints would win the Superbowl, instead!
The Saints won the Superbowl?
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Dang - it said I live to be 99.5. I suppose this is possible as longevity is a family habit, but still it seems unlikely. I am under-funded is this is the case...
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I don't think I'm doing this. I'm too superstitious! Just the idea give me the heebee jeebees!
The "good" news is that we can all raise our SWRs to 9.6%...
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The biggest impact seems to come from the mood. My optimistic mom would outlive my normal husband by 20 years!
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Interesting and entertaining. It appears that the "mode" a person is in is more important than the BMI. An optimistic mode gives you around 17 years longer life than a normal mode for a good BMI. I happen to have a desirable BMI, so I guess I'll work on keeping an optimistic mode and I'm supposed to have another 47 years of life as opposed to 19 years on a normal mode. Guess I'll be living optimistically on bread and water when money runs out.
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Just by changing my mode from normal to optimistic I gained 12 years !
I gained 24 years! Always an optimist...
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:18 AM   #31
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According to this I'll live until about 2074. I'll tell my cardiologist he can stop worrying about me now.
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Mode isn't a person's attitude, it's how optimistic or pessimistic you want the estimate to be. It's pretty poorly worded, but if you click through to how to improve your odds it takes you to a cholesterol site. If the mode was about attitude, the click-through would be to a power of positive thinking site.
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The "good" news is that we can all raise our SWRs to 9.6%...
According to the Mayan calendar and your view of it, December 21, 2012 could be the end for us all.....

33% SWR anyone?
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Uh..not only do different modes give different dates, the optimistic and pessimistic modes each give different dates when clicked repeatedly. Is this "pick a date"?
I'm glad I'm not pessimistic - otherwise I would have died 7 years ago...
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Mode isn't a person's attitude, it's how optimistic or pessimistic you want the estimate to be. It's pretty poorly worded, but if you click through to how to improve your odds it takes you to a cholesterol site. If the mode was about attitude, the click-through would be to a power of positive thinking site.
Don't go all scientific on us and spoil it for us optimists
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Crap, it says I'll make it to 80
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I wonder what "sadistic" mode means?

I checked on a hale and hearty older acquaintance. The clock says he died 6 years ago!!

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Oh goody! I'm gonna be a leach on the pension system for another 30 years if I'm optimistic.

OTOH, if I take the sadistic view I died in 1984. Dang....
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