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« Reply #1525 on: November 27, 2019, 11:07:46 AM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").

Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...

Why?  So the 2020 debates can mirror the 2019 debates, which mirrored the 2018 debates, which mirrored the 2017 debates, which mirrored...
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« Reply #1526 on: November 27, 2019, 01:24:47 PM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").
Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...

At least one, maybe more, were deleted entirely, a policy which I am very much opposed to (to put it mildly).
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« Reply #1527 on: November 27, 2019, 01:42:26 PM »

^^^

Maybe Hamburger Helper Guy could get a new bionic finger.  :-D

Wait hol up! Whats wrong with Hamburger helper? It is just a base, you can throw your own mix of ingredients in it. I wouldn’t get the crazy flavors they think are “good” but they have some good recipes & mind you I make most of my foods from scratch.


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It induces my gag reflex from the memory of my Mom's lesser cooking endeavors.

Speaking of things like that, do we have a thread for "foods that induce vomiting?"
That makes sense, but its been 50 years Max, go cook something!


& no that would be called Acid Reflux.


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More like twenty years, I'm not quite that old for it to be a half century. 

I'm not talking about acid reflux, I'm talking about foods that actually induce enough nausea that they could make one vomit.  I haven't quite gotten there myself, but there are been a couple food items over the years that got me gagging enough that I was close.
Lmao I was joking. I know what you mean, we dont have a thread like that & you definitely could make one.

& holy quack, 50 years is half a century that is crazy. Il glad you’re still young. Young forever!!!


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That seems more like a Bandit type thread to make and it would probably involve gum somehow.  While I haven't been around for that half century it has been just slightly over 3/8ths of one.  The real thing that ought to spook someone my age is that I'm through half of my life expectancy of an adult male.  Perhaps we could open the floor to discussion about proposals for biological immortality?  I would imagine regenerating telomeres in humans could be quite useful since our growth rate stops.  Cloning technology could be useful if there was some sort of memory download, the real trick is how artificially age your replacement body so one doesn't have to relive childhood.
Interesting enough. I believe in this generation we will see life expectancy pushed to 100+. Thats just with new advances in medicine. Now think about bionic implants, we are looking at 150+ years.

But between this movie https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendence_(2014_film)

& this game https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex:_Mankind_Divided 


They have a couple kinks to work out with Bionic implants & Uploading people into PCs.

I do believe that is the future tho, but we will have to work out the kinks.


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Here is the thing that concerns me most about aging; losing the physical abilities I've worked so hard to obtain through my life.  In my case when I was a kid I had severe asthma and remembered the first 10 years of my life being a malaise of what I couldn't do physically.  When I was in my teens luckily I was able to overcome the problem and be able to participate in sports in addition to outdoor activities.  In my adult life I've become a proficient distance runner, distance hiker and climber.  To this point I haven't seen a decline nor really is even a plateau to what I've been to do, but what I have seen within my own family is incredibly concerning.  Put it this way, I couldn't fathom another segment of my life where I spent the majority of my free time lounging around be unable do things that are physically difficult. 

While things like bionic implants may be in the future, there is no way there they are going to fully stop the progression of aging.  And for someone who has trained their entire life, would you suddenly want the aid of some sort of device to help you do what you no longer can?  About a decade ago I was hit by a car which yielded a compound fracture in my left forearm.  In that particular case I was looking at seriously permanent disability if the arm wouldn't stay set...which it didn't.  Thankfully a plate could be installed and I was able to recover after some long rehab to get the strength in the arm back.  I'm cool with having plate giving me the opportunity to earn my way back from an injury, I don't know how I would feel if I suddenly could just replace the arm entirely a superior cybernetic/bionic replacement. 

One thing I do know, given how little my grand parents could do at the end of their lives I'm not really sure even living in my 80s would be worth it.  All they really ever did past 75 was sit around as body and mind crumbled through the progression of aging finally catching up.
I agree, but with bionics that should eliminate the problem with aging parts.


What do we notice that fails with aging?

-Are our limbs slowing down or the nerves? I believe it’s limbs & not nerves since Ive seen people that are 70 move better then someone who was 50.

-Eyes arent as clear.

-Hair loss.

-Muscle loss.

-Heart


I think our nervous system & wiring have longer life in them lets say 60-80 more years.

Its just the major organs or body parts that seem to fail quicker then we do.

Then the question must be why would our organs fail quicker then our wiring? The food we eat? Pollution? Can medicine reverse the faster damage of important body parts before bionics?

Edit: Also I too have a metal implant, in my wrist from a fracture I acquired from trying to stop my car from rolling & hitting another car. I stopped it, but with my wrist & in between the front of my car (98 Acura Tl) & the side of a (2015 charger). & without that metal implant, Id probably have a hook. Imagine a simple piece of metal saves people, now put some technology into it.

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No matter what bionic implants won't stop cell death.  So essentially you could have a gradually be replaced by more or parts as vital organs fail and/or die.  While that might have some practical applications for someone who has a disorder, was in an accident or was even replacing an organ that had cancer the prospect of prolonging life for the sake of prolonging it seems morbid to me.  Essentially if things were to reach the level you see in Science Fiction someone literally would become more machine over time as more of their body dies.
So does the brain last longer then the whole body? Or is it about the same. Im not 80 yet so I cant tell you if the brain moves slower. But I think if certain parts of the body are optimized then the whole body would run better.

I dont think youd turn into a machine. More so you just have machine features . But imagine living longer more people would respect life because they know they can be here for a while. Ive heard people say “f it im only here for so long”. Would a person say that if they lived to 150? I dont think so. I think alot of people would change their tune.


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« Reply #1528 on: November 27, 2019, 02:25:09 PM »

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« Reply #1529 on: November 27, 2019, 04:16:23 PM »

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« Reply #1530 on: November 27, 2019, 07:17:32 PM »

Road Trip: New York to London

You can certainly get from NY to that certain foreign city on the Thames River...London, ON. 
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« Reply #1531 on: November 27, 2019, 07:48:10 PM »

Road Trip: New York to London

You can certainly get from NY to that certain foreign city on the Thames River...London, ON. 

There's also London, Arkansas ;)
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« Reply #1532 on: November 28, 2019, 01:17:15 PM »

Road Trip: New York to London

You can certainly get from NY to that certain foreign city on the Thames River...London, ON. 

There's also London, Arkansas ;)

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« Reply #1534 on: December 02, 2019, 06:41:19 PM »

If started by a moderator in a non-fictional chat:


Us moderators love the posting of fictional roadways in non-fictional chats
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« Reply #1535 on: December 03, 2019, 06:58:41 PM »

AARoads Forum > Central States > "Ozark Mountain Highroad- Phase 2 under construction"
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« Reply #1536 on: December 03, 2019, 07:34:16 PM »

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« Reply #1537 on: December 03, 2019, 07:36:51 PM »

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« Reply #1538 on: December 04, 2019, 02:52:50 AM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").
Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...

At least one, maybe more, were deleted entirely, a policy which I am very much opposed to (to put it mildly).

This is not true as far as I am aware.
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« Reply #1539 on: December 04, 2019, 05:01:43 AM »

AARoads Forum > Central States > "Ozark Mountain Highroad- Phase 2 under construction"
What about Phase 1?
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« Reply #1540 on: December 04, 2019, 08:19:26 AM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").
Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...
At least one, maybe more, were deleted entirely, a policy which I am very much opposed to (to put it mildly).
This is not true as far as I am aware.

It was started by tradephoric, and the OP specifically invited a lock.
Obviously, I can't link to it, because it has "disappeared" (at least for users, maybe not for mods/admin - in which case "deleted" would be an incorrect term).

I think that particular thread was very un-tactful and cringe-worthy, as it made the overall situation worse, and effectively ensured that DST discussion would not continue. At that point, I concluded that having a normal, civilized DST discussion had become fantasy, and decided to quit defending the increasingly indefensible.
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« Reply #1542 on: December 04, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »

Apparently there's no 2014 thread...Somebody should create a new fantasy time zone for that!

Daylight Savings time in the US (March 2013)
Daylight Savings Time (March 2015, split from another thread)
DST (March 2016)
DST (March 2017)
DST (February 2018)
What...about DST? (November 2018)
DST (March 2019)
DST (March 2019, II)
DST (Fall 2019)

I think there's no 2014 thread for the same reason that there's no 1904 World Series: the first one wasn't a big deal, and there was no recurring pattern yet.
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« Reply #1543 on: December 04, 2019, 12:24:41 PM »

AARoads Forum > Central States > "Ozark Mountain Highroad- Phase 2 under construction"
What about Phase 1?
That already exists, between US 65 and MO 76. The interchange with 76 is a fully graded parclo, but the mainline and southbound ramps are closed because the mainline dies in the trees just around a corner.
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« Reply #1544 on: December 04, 2019, 12:26:56 PM »

Arkansas builds private toll road.
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« Reply #1545 on: December 04, 2019, 12:42:30 PM »

Arkansas builds private toll road.
South Dakota builds toll road freeway that isn't a designated Interstate.
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« Reply #1546 on: December 04, 2019, 12:43:16 PM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").
Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...
At least one, maybe more, were deleted entirely, a policy which I am very much opposed to (to put it mildly).
This is not true as far as I am aware.

It was started by tradephoric, and the OP specifically invited a lock.
Obviously, I can't link to it, because it has "disappeared" (at least for users, maybe not for mods/admin - in which case "deleted" would be an incorrect term).

I think that particular thread was very un-tactful and cringe-worthy, as it made the overall situation worse, and effectively ensured that DST discussion would not continue. At that point, I concluded that having a normal, civilized DST discussion had become fantasy, and decided to quit defending the increasingly indefensible.

I wouldn't call that a DST thread, since it wasn't really a serious attempt by anyone in it to discuss DST.
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« Reply #1547 on: December 04, 2019, 02:08:29 PM »

Any future year can be used too, because the policy is now not only to lock them, but delete them entirely, as if they never existed (thus, they will never be "seen").
Surely you jest. They delete them entirely? Moderation on steroids...
At least one, maybe more, were deleted entirely, a policy which I am very much opposed to (to put it mildly).
This is not true as far as I am aware.
It was started by tradephoric, and the OP specifically invited a lock.
Obviously, I can't link to it, because it has "disappeared" (at least for users, maybe not for mods/admin - in which case "deleted" would be an incorrect term).
I think that particular thread was very un-tactful and cringe-worthy, as it made the overall situation worse, and effectively ensured that DST discussion would not continue. At that point, I concluded that having a normal, civilized DST discussion had become fantasy, and decided to quit defending the increasingly indefensible.
I wouldn't call that a DST thread, since it wasn't really a serious attempt by anyone in it to discuss DST.

Right, that's what I was getting at. In theory, it was a DST thread; while the reality was that it was more like the nail in the coffin for ongoing DST discussion.
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« Reply #1548 on: December 04, 2019, 02:26:20 PM »

I think Scott5114's point is that it wasn't even a DST thread in theory either.  It was just plain snark.
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« Reply #1549 on: December 05, 2019, 04:48:56 AM »

AARoads Forum > Central States > "Ozark Mountain Highroad- Phase 2 under construction"
What about Phase 1?
That already exists, between US 65 and MO 76. The interchange with 76 is a fully graded parclo, but the mainline and southbound ramps are closed because the mainline dies in the trees just around a corner.
Forgot it already existed, thanks!
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