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    @matthewmspace buy a dump truck. My F700 has 5 forward and 1 R times 2 for the split differential. Miss a shift and you feel like you just took a hammer to the drive train. But even trucks will loose all those gears someday.
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      @oluseyi @matthewmspace half the cars on my "road" are Subaru. I just replaced a 2004 Forester automatic with a 2004 Forester 5-speed. I can enjoy accelerating but not having a free hand. Wish R was aligned with 1st...hard to "rock" out of mud.
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        @matthewmspace that utopian future will serve me badly. I live two miles past the end of the pavement on muddy roads where the electricity and internet utilities have never ventured...its not "off road" but a program to handle it would be unprofitable.
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          @oluseyi not to mention chucking a whole lot of weight and a fair amount of friction.
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            @johngordon Matt Gemmel has a few thoughts for you [mattgemmell.com] And yeah, dating can seem like putting your entire value as a human on the line.
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              @johngordon I revisited a family-only blog started as a memorial when my mom passed...I am horrified at the number of security questions it would enable a hacker to answer about me. Be careful out there.
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                @johngordon you can find a few strangely hard to see defects more quickly...and accompanied more with depression than annoyance...by going back on the dating scene at advanced age. Older women can call your BS with laser speed and precision.
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                  @shawna better than blaming it on booze.
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                    @jessicadennis and you are a connoisseur of NSFW. have to click that link now.
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                      I am a little sad that ADN did not flourish in the market for picking one's own news feeds [techsmash.net]. FB is slow, bloated, busybox, infosewer where my ADN media Follows are fire hose lighting.
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                        @literary @mps, I would be curious if you found better rates for comparable coverage when you faked a NY address and hit the NY insurance market [nystateofhealth.ny.gov] for a quote. Its a pain and a lot to ask. But if I pose as you I would have to ask personal data.
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                          @bwelford reads post...closes browser;)
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                            @johngordon most versions of carbon tax are anathema to businesses but designing a tax where the business are also stake holder instead of the steak is possible [www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu].
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                              @mcdemarco ICD-9 is plenty bad enough...lived with an OT who saw patients in a consulting capacity but was not great at keyboarding...a huge fraction of her billing came back from Excellus for clerical errors...gotta be a better way.
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                                @abourque uh oh! the Nature paper shows that Alice and Bob are doing the experiment...must be cryptography potential in this technique.
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                                  To resist facts about vaccination, anti-vaxers brought other concerns to mind in an attempt to maintain their prior attitude when presented with corrective information". [bigthink.com] *sigh* technical progress is no match for human defense ploys.
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                                    @johngordon the best we will do, and it is far off though possible, is to tune diet and exercise to individual's genes and end stress and poverty...(ok may not be possible;) THEN that 80y wall will be more commonly breached. Not holding my breath.
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                                      @johngordon @clarkgoble seen too many nursing homes...would not WANT to live to 90 in that condition. Expansion of affluence after 1948 has ground to a halt, reversed in US. That trend is moribund. Medicine now fights diseases of wealthy.