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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804955)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I can't imagine giving my tapes away. Probably what I'll eventually do is dub them onto DVD, and then transfer the DVD's to a hard drive.

As for Funai, they may be just trying to scare people like me into paying top dollar for the "last" machine made.

I have replaced almost all of the VHS tapes with DVD. So I had no need to keep the VHS tapes.
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804784)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Seems no development in the US since 1925, the State vs. John Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee.

There was development, Until the moral minority got there hands down the pants of some of the more uptight republican Party members.
I'm sick of Red and Blue states. Show me where a neutral State is. I want to move there.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace, my old friend, the VCR (Message 1804783)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Two years ago I had a yard sale. Had over 350 VHS tapes That I only asked .50 cents a piece for. Everyone stated they didn't have a VCR anymore. I took the tapes to the local salvation army place.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. (Message 1804599)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I was ten at the time and held up a family vacation trip.

You held up the vacation trip? Do tell more Uli.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. (Message 1804106)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I was 17 years old. We were camping some where in Canada. The owner of the camp grounds invited everyone to his house to watch it on his TV. The place was packed. That's a memory I wont soon forget.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!!!!!! (Message 1803433)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Happy birthday Uli.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : State Fairs (Message 1803073)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Our New York State fair is held in Syracuse. It's better to go during the week. On the weekends you have to be packed in with the other 90 to 100 thousand people.

We have the bakeing contests, the farm animlas and the whole shebang.
It seems like when I and the wife go, It's 95F. and full sun. We don't go much anymore.
8) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802477)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Polling Station


LMAO. The new standard for placards on where to vote:)
9) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802314)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I will most likely vomit when I cast my vote.
We really need a strong 3rd party person running.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1802313)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
What wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting them.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1801524)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Pete Segar
Bob Dylan
Peter, Paul, And Mary
And the first song that got me hooked on AM radio. Was the guy who did the Monster Mash. I was a young lad when I first heard that song.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1800836)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Thats duh for me. I will slap my forehead.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1800520)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I have 3 waiting to validate.
On computer 700318xx
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric!!! (Message 1800513)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Happy Birthday Eric. May you have many more of them.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The last news from Lake Wobegon (Message 1800205)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I will miss that show. My local PBS station air it on Saturdays and rebroadcast it againiunday. He had great musical guests and I liked his humor. Guy Noir was my favorite.

Thanks for the memories Garrison.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1799314)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Well as in another month I will be 64 I can tell you tastes buds do change. I used to love watermelon and bananas. Just the taste of anything water melon is gross. Now banana flavor I can eat. But anything with a real banana in it just makes me gag. As a kid I loved them.

So the foods that they once loved, They really might not like anymore.

My Mom called me tonight and said her oldest sister died this morning. She was 90. She was always the cool Aunt.
Out of five siblings It just my mom and her younger brother now.
That's how life goes. You watch the ones go before you.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1797286)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I am now and old geezer of almost 64


Junior....


Thanks Ian. You made me feel young:)
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1797043)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I'm am doing well Julie. Don't post much on the main boards anymore. The Angst isn't worth it:)


Thanks again for the book suggestion, James!

You are very welcome Sarge.

James, might I say, that angst is in the mind of the beholder.

Meow.

That is true. But, I find that angst will find you. So why go looking for it, Or posting for it?
As I am now and old geezer of almost 64. I think, That maybe just maybe, I'm getting a bit wiser.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1797025)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
I'm am doing well Julie. Don't post much on the main boards anymore. The Angst isn't worth it:)


Thanks again for the book suggestion, James!

You are very welcome Sarge.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1796800)
Posted 17 Jun 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
Annie, I'm going to quote a passage from your last post that hits home for me. Its this. ( putting wretchedness into words )
I cant thank you enough for describing a problem, That I'm sure most of us have when trying to describe a hell we have gone through when trying to post in here.

I have found though, That some one who has gone through the same trauma, Can relate with what you are trying to say no matter how bad you say it.

Annie, I really take that passage to heart. It puts into words a feeling that I have never been able to communicate. Thank you.


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