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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The PTSD thread (Message 1506792)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Byron, Thanks for telling your pain. And No need to apologise. You can also participate as much or as little as you prefer.

I watched my dad die from parkinsons. After his last bout with pneumonia wich allmost killed him then. His Dr. told us that he had at most 6 months. maybe 2 more with be fed by tube.
My mom wanted a family meeting, So my brother and two sisters with our spouses discussed what we should do. Do we tell dad that he is on limited time. Or pretend that he has more time.

I can remeber when my Grandfather MY Dads dad) was dying of Pancreatic cancer. My father allways thought that it was wrong for my Grandmother to keep it from my Grandfather that he was dying. Im the oldest and dad allways told me that was wrong while I was growing up.
At the family meeting I told every one that is not what dad would want and why. My mom told him. She said there was lots of tears. But he seemed more at peace knowing the truth. Plus we didnt have to pretend all would be well.

The day before my dad died we knew time was short and I think he did too. I went in to see him and he told me Well you wont have much longer for me to be a bother for all of you. I lost it then. I cryied like a baby. Told him I loved him, And its no bother.
I was on 3rd shift getting ready to go to work on a Sunday night when my mom called telling me he had died.

So Byron I can understand the quilt of not being there for when your dad died. But we never now the exact time so we also have to live our lives also.

You are never alone in this thread.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Ma'am (Message 1506787)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth.
23) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1506786)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Obama-care calls for "Soylent Green" squads. Not only do they take care of overpopulation they do it in a 100% carbon neutral way.


Y-e-s... not getting dragged into this one thanks all the same :)

But it does sort of get me thinking on what numbers (those who support the concept of drastic population decimation) would be seeking... a third? Half? What...? And also... how "greenly" would the bodies be disposed of? (Assuming they were disposed of before they were green of course.)

The quotes I have heard on NPR about that is 500,000,000. That would be 500 million people left on earth to be ecological stable Or green as the term is now.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1506759)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Thanks Josef. I have aborted the GPU work. If I had not been ignorant I would not have had to abort them at all. It seems I need to learn the hard way.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The PTSD thread (Message 1506235)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Just talked to a doctor this morning who told me they see situations like my mom's all the time... an injury, in her case, the back, that sends people into a downward spiral and there's a 60% mortality in 6 months. Gee, thanks doc. I told him my mother was going to be in the other 40%. He just said, ok... and walked off.


Gordan I would say that all depends on the will of the 60%. There are some folks who just give up, That is why they die. Now In not saying that if you have stage 4 cancer you can will yourself to live, But I bet that has happend.

I see so often see that when one spouse dies the other does to in a short amount of time. To tell the truth after my second wife died I didnt really care about life either. So I can understand how some couples who have been married for over 50 years feel.

I dont know how old your mom is. But I hope she is a fighter and proves the DR. wrong. Best wishes for her and you.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next......kittyman.......please try to understand where I come from thread. (Message 1506229)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Mark your link to Blade Runner Time to die..........
"You've done a man's job, Sir. I guess you'r through now."
Yes, time to die.[/quote]
Was to me the greatest ending I have ever seen. Up untill that moment I could not think of the repicant as human. Just some killing machine who should die.

But that quote showed that he was just like all the rest of us. Afraid of dying alone and nobody to care about it.

And Second hand Lions Is just awesome also. Those are two movies that when they are on I watch and still learn from them.
27) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1506203)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Tank on tank encounters happend quite freguently during Korea Soviet T34 tanks Versus M26 Pershings. When in the Air Force I worked with two civillians who enlisted in the Marines and were sent to Inchon as tankers. I also new a Marine who was a Viet Nam Marine who was a tanker. He was in the M60 Flame thrower tank. He was there during TET.
Both Korea and Viet Nam had terrain where tanks were very viable.

And I agree with Мишель If we had to go into N. Korea we would win. Yes it would be a tough fight. Lets Hope China has the sense to reel in its dog before they get bit.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : My Apologies. (Message 1506171)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It happens to everyone at some point in time. Happend to me a few years ago.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1506165)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Nothing new, RAC is 3200 and still dropping. I have 40 lunatic work units still waiting to validate.

And thanks BilBG for explaining about venues to me. I made some changes in them and I hope I did it right. My other two machines are running GPU's again.
I have 100 GPU work units on (this host That will time out more than likely. Should I just abort them?
I made sure that I wont get anymore by checking the no GPU box in the work venue fore this machine.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next......kittyman.......please try to understand where I come from thread. (Message 1505964)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
We are so spoiled today. I can remember driving from Florida to New York state at night just wishing to keep a ballgame on the radio to keep me awake. Nowdays with satelite radio as long as you are not in tunnel or under a bridge You can hear the whole game driving from here to where ever.

But back when I was a young lad channel hoping was part of the fun of what you might be listening to next.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1505961)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Im still hanging in barley, But no way am I out of beer. Grant I feel for you. Ive been in your shoes:)
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1505960)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
We have a saying on this side of the pond. One mans junk is another mans treasure.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The PTSD thread (Message 1505958)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I've nothing but admiration for the Macmillan nurses that work in Hospices here.

So do I Chris. But It sure has to take a toll on them. Being as I was in the fire service for close to 20 years. Ive seen my share of death, But nowhere near what they see weekly. My hat is off to them, And bless them too.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1505919)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Im half in the bag. Wont be long for me either:)
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next......kittyman.......please try to understand where I come from thread. (Message 1505917)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I haven't fired it up in a long while, but I have an old Airline tube console...huge thing. There used to be an AM radio station WNAM that carried big band era programming all the time. It was wonderful to listen to it on a radio that dated back to the early days. Lent a sound to it that added to it's ambiance.
It was most relaxing to lay in bed listening to it until I fell asleep.

Back when I was teenager I had an old Philco tube radio. On the weekends I would stay up into the wee hours just tuning that dial trying to get the most distant AM station I could. I did mange to pick up a station in San Antonio TX some times. I had a log of stations I kept from back then, I will have to see if I still have it. I doubt it though. I had a soft coverd book called Whites radio log. It had the call letters of every radio station in the US. Id listen for the stations call letters then look it up and write it down.
Today with the digiatl tuners you cant get skip and tune it in like back with a dial tube job.
36) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505903)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
and I would include de Gaulle.

Bah, he was a buffoon who played hero when others had done all the hard work. He was partly responsible for France's unpreparedness, and during the war he did what? Actually, what were his contributions to the allied effort? Rather minimal.

And after the war he turned a blinds eye toward is former allies. Thanks for dying and freeing my country now get lost.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1505902)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I like ham, But two years worth would be YUCK.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Parenthood...the facts (Message 1505901)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Thats what us parents do anniet. We share tips and knowledge and wisdom taught to us by our years on this rock:)
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1505900)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden


Oh yes.

But at one time in the very distant past everything blew into oblivion.

It is probably spread all around but not visible everywhere.

try looking at the latest cosmic radiation background photos.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next......kittyman.......please try to understand where I come from thread. (Message 1505899)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Mark, I love listening to old time radio. Those radio shows from the late 30's right up untill they went off the radio. I cant remember ever hearing one growing up But I must have as we didnt get a tv untill 1957 and I was 5 years old then.
We have a college station called WRVO that has played old time radio shows since the 1970's. For the last 4 years I have been listening to channel 82 on Sirus XM. They play old time radio shows 24/7.
I also like the big band music. Goodman, Dorsey, Etc.

Your not alone in likeing a bygone era. One of my grandsons who will 17 soon, Said to me while I was driving and listening to some 70's rock. Grandpa you sure had some great music back then.

Nostalgia, It never goes out of style.


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