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Message 26918 - Posted: 7 Jul 2007, 21:48:40 UTC

Tell us what you were doing 30 years ago today.

I was training harness horses on the race track.

What you do today you will have to live with tonight
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Message 26940 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 7:31:17 UTC


Well i was 16 so i was sleeping.

Worked in a bakery so sunday was the only day for sleep.

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Message 26953 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 15:46:31 UTC

I was 22 at that time, was living with my first husband, so I was most probably out walking our dog and then sitting in the garden, if the weather was fine, and watched my ex-husband do all the gardening...


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Message 27022 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 23:47:49 UTC

30 years ago: I was 18 and had just left school. I had a "vac" job working in the local laundry before going to university.
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Message 27044 - Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 5:43:54 UTC

In Shetland Isle's as Senior engineer on NATO Tropospheric Scatter/LOS station. And as its early July probably supervising 6 monthly maintenance of 10kW amplifier.

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Message 27053 - Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 10:37:46 UTC

I was 15, I just finished middle school, getting ready for HS. Probably just enjoying summer outside with friends, as I did most summers during that period of life.

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Message 27056 - Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 12:41:13 UTC

Slaving over a drawing board as a design draughtsman with BT in central London.
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Message 27129 - Posted: 11 Jul 2007, 15:44:17 UTC

Active duty United States Navy doing component level repair on computer systems for fighter and attack aircraft.

AH, the good old days - when a 32 bit register came in a brick 2 inches high, 4 inches wide, and 8 inches deep. Filling that brick were a motherboard and 16 daughter boards. Each daughter board held 2 bits in flip-flops built out of discrete components - transistors, resistors, capacitors. Core memory was just that - lots of itty-bitty ferrite cores, all laced by hand into a matrix with super fine copper wires. System clock speeds ripped along in kilohertz.

Crunch time for an AstroPulse WU on one of those would be measured in decades :)
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Message 27184 - Posted: 12 Jul 2007, 15:06:16 UTC

I was a Jr. Electronics Engineer (senior Electronics Engineer today) 3 years out of college and a part-time musician (now just play for my own amusement or amazement). So, I guess I'm still the same boring person I was 30 years ago ;-)
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Message 27191 - Posted: 12 Jul 2007, 21:18:57 UTC - in response to Message 27184.  

I would have been working in the shipyards helping to fit out HMS Invincible just a few months after her launch.

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Message 27269 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 5:23:41 UTC

I was doing nothing. :)

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Message 27274 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 5:55:07 UTC - in response to Message 27269.  

I was doing nothing. :)

At that age I was doing nothing as well. ;-)))

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Message 27285 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 10:29:52 UTC

Misfit, robert: LOL! :D

What are you, guys and girls, doing 30 years from now? I hope I will then understand String theory. If I am able to learn it, maybe I will do some research in String theory...

And, of course, 30 years from now I will ride with my Mattel Hoverboard, I will fly with my flying car, I will run BOINC in my quantum computer and I will visit Moon and Mars. :)

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Message 27287 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 12:17:19 UTC - in response to Message 27285.  

Misfit, robert: LOL! :D

What are you, guys and girls, doing 30 years from now? I hope I will then understand String theory. If I am able to learn it, maybe I will do some research in String theory...

And, of course, 30 years from now I will ride with my Mattel Hoverboard, I will fly with my flying car, I will run BOINC in my quantum computer and I will visit Moon and Mars. :)



Hopefully not dead! :-O

No, hopefully I'll be in a nice retirement home with a still relatively well functioning mind (I sincerely hope I never will suffer from dementia!), sitting and looking back on many good memories. My memories so far are good, I think I have made some sound decisions at the right times of my life so far, and I feel pretty content about how it has developed so far, so I hope that I will be doing that till the end.


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Message 27293 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 12:57:49 UTC - in response to Message 27287.  

Misfit, robert: LOL! :D

What are you, guys and girls, doing 30 years from now? I hope I will then understand String theory. If I am able to learn it, maybe I will do some research in String theory...

And, of course, 30 years from now I will ride with my Mattel Hoverboard, I will fly with my flying car, I will run BOINC in my quantum computer and I will visit Moon and Mars. :)



Hopefully not dead! :-O

No, hopefully I'll be in a nice retirement home with a still relatively well functioning mind (I sincerely hope I never will suffer from dementia!), sitting and looking back on many good memories. My memories so far are good, I think I have made some sound decisions at the right times of my life so far, and I feel pretty content about how it has developed so far, so I hope that I will be doing that till the end.



I dont expect to reach 80 Lena.

Do you?

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Message 27296 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 13:06:55 UTC - in response to Message 27293.  

I dont expect to reach 80 Lena.


Come on now, Mike. Of course, you will. 80 is not very much and there will be lots of new medicines and medical treatments, before you reach that age...

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Message 27297 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 13:26:16 UTC - in response to Message 27293.  



I dont expect to reach 80 Lena.

Do you?


I remember you told some time ago about you have some health issues, so I guess you know your own situation the best.

Me reaching 80? I don't know. All I know is that my health is well, my blood values from the last blood test taken were fine. My condition of Pernicious Anemia is in control with injections of Cobalamine every 6'th week. Of course I can get hit by a car or in general just be the wrong place at the wrong time, we'll never know, will we?

But I hope I will be alive as long as I want to, with a relatively well functioning mind. I don't want to be very old if it becomes hard because of illnesses and/or having senile dementia. I would rather leave this life before I end up as a vegetable in a bed or with so many pains and sufferings that just being alive is a pain.

But as it looks at the moment with a third career starting up, working in an interesting area where I can use my skills the best most probably till I get 65, and then live a comfortable life after, that is not a bad prospect, I think.

And then there's my personal life...


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Message 27299 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 14:10:16 UTC

I don't remember, I was three years old. But I'll assume I was absolutely amazing someone with my wit, intelligence and charm! 8^)

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Message 27307 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 16:27:18 UTC - in response to Message 27297.  
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I dont expect to reach 80 Lena.

Do you?


I remember you told some time ago about you have some health issues, so I guess you know your own situation the best.

Me reaching 80? I don't know. All I know is that my health is well, my blood values from the last blood test taken were fine. My condition of Pernicious Anemia is in control with injections of Cobalamine every 6'th week. Of course I can get hit by a car or in general just be the wrong place at the wrong time, we'll never know, will we?

But I hope I will be alive as long as I want to, with a relatively well functioning mind. I don't want to be very old if it becomes hard because of illnesses and/or having senile dementia. I would rather leave this life before I end up as a vegetable in a bed or with so many pains and sufferings that just being alive is a pain.

But as it looks at the moment with a third career starting up, working in an interesting area where I can use my skills the best most probably till I get 65, and then live a comfortable life after, that is not a bad prospect, I think.

And then there's my personal life...



I wish we both could get that old, but i mean the same you´ve said.
We dont know, in that hectic in time i´m not that sure.
But maybe Henri is right the medicine is much better than.

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Message 27309 - Posted: 14 Jul 2007, 17:07:52 UTC - in response to Message 27307.  



I dont expect to reach 80 Lena.

Do you?


I remember you told some time ago about you have some health issues, so I guess you know your own situation the best.

Me reaching 80? I don't know. All I know is that my health is well, my blood values from the last blood test taken were fine. My condition of Pernicious Anemia is in control with injections of Cobalamine every 6'th week. Of course I can get hit by a car or in general just be the wrong place at the wrong time, we'll never know, will we?

But I hope I will be alive as long as I want to, with a relatively well functioning mind. I don't want to be very old if it becomes hard because of illnesses and/or having senile dementia. I would rather leave this life before I end up as a vegetable in a bed or with so many pains and sufferings that just being alive is a pain.

But as it looks at the moment with a third career starting up, working in an interesting area where I can use my skills the best most probably till I get 65, and then live a comfortable life after, that is not a bad prospect, I think.

And then there's my personal life...



I wish we both could get that old, but i mean the same you´ve said.
We dont know, in that hectic in time i´m not that sure.
But maybe Henri is right the medicine is much better than.

I hope to be running around getting into what ever I can find and having fun doing it. Maybe still driving, and helping others like I do now. And of course I will still be working with my computers, maybe not repairing them but still working with them.

What you do today you will have to live with tonight
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