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Old 10-11-2019, 07:27 AM   #29
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Wow.. lots of nature folks here. I thought I was old at 39 around here. Lol
My oldest kid is older than that!
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My boss tells me what needs to be done.

I tell others to do it.

After that it's coffee and internets, maybe some netflix, a gym session, maybe a walk around to see what's happening, after that it's back to the internets until it's time to knock off.

Rinse and repeat.

I'm taking early retirement next year, if the Mrs lets me, she a fair bit younger than me and thinks I'll get myself into mischief with too much free time, I'm gonna need to get a real hobby to fill in the days, there is only so much web surfing you can do.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:09 AM   #31
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Hi there, Analogman. I'm 65 and loving my FRS! There's plenty of oldsters on this forum. By the way, are you a fan of Joe Walsh - just wondering because his latest album has a cut called Analog Man - written with his good buddy Jeff Lynne (of Traveling Wilburys fame) and my favorite recording artist of all time. Anyway, enjoy your 86, and welcome to the forum!
winstonscifi, ls1ac, jcw99, thank you for making me feel that I'm not the oldest BRZ driver in the world (though I think I'm in the upper tenth percentile, at least in age if nothing else).

winstonscifi, I'm a Joe Walsh fan, but that's not where my handle came from. I just picked it because in some things, I'm kind of an anti-technology neo-Luddite (despite having worked in cutting-edge biotechnology my entire life), though I am a huge scifi fan (which I assume you might be as well from your handle). I like to keep car things simple, and don't like technology just for technology's sake (but passionately embrace it if there's a need for and genuine value to it). Simple automotive systems tend to be more reliable, and easier to fix when they break. I only drive manual transmissions, am not a fan of Teslas, avoid things like 'drive by wire steering', and prefer a carburetor over fuel injection. I prefer a level of tech in a car that I'm comfortable working on. I have and listen to vacuum-tube radios and stereo, and we have two rotary-dial phones in our house (one 1919, one 1939) that work perfectly.

I've never cared what others think about what I drive, if my car is 'faster' than theirs, or what the "numbers" are. What's important to me is how I like the car, how it feels to drive it (and of course what my wife thinks; I didn't get a Corvette because she refuses to ride in one).

You're only young once, but immaturity can last forever.
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My boss tells me what needs to be done.

I tell others to do it.

After that it's coffee and internets, maybe some netflix, a gym session, maybe a walk around to see what's happening, after that it's back to the internets until it's time to knock off.

Rinse and repeat.

I'm taking early retirement next year, if the Mrs lets me, she a fair bit younger than me and thinks I'll get myself into mischief with too much free time, I'm gonna need to get a real hobby to fill in the days, there is only so much web surfing you can do.
I highly recommend the "not working" gig.
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52 here.

As I approach the retirement zone I realize that some people really need a job or at least "a purpose" when they retire or else they stagnate. Others thrive after retiring and beginning full time recreating. I don't know which type I am yet.
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56 here. And Jeff Lynne, of Traveling Wilburys AND ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA fame is my favorite as well!
My wife and I saw ELO in Chicago last year. Great concert!
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winstonscifi, ls1ac, jcw99, thank you for making me feel that I'm not the oldest BRZ driver in the world (though I think I'm in the upper tenth percentile, at least in age if nothing else).

winstonscifi, I'm a Joe Walsh fan, but that's not where my handle came from. I just picked it because in some things, I'm kind of an anti-technology neo-Luddite (despite having worked in cutting-edge biotechnology my entire life), though I am a huge scifi fan (which I assume you might be as well from your handle). I like to keep car things simple, and don't like technology just for technology's sake (but passionately embrace it if there's a need for and genuine value to it). Simple automotive systems tend to be more reliable, and easier to fix when they break. I only drive manual transmissions, am not a fan of Teslas, avoid things like 'drive by wire steering', and prefer a carburetor over fuel injection. I prefer a level of tech in a car that I'm comfortable working on. I have and listen to vacuum-tube radios and stereo, and we have two rotary-dial phones in our house (one 1919, one 1939) that work perfectly.

I've never cared what others think about what I drive, if my car is 'faster' than theirs, or what the "numbers" are. What's important to me is how I like the car, how it feels to drive it (and of course what my wife thinks; I didn't get a Corvette because she refuses to ride in one).

You're only young once, but immaturity can last forever.
Winston Science Fiction series - from the 50's. I loved those books!
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winstonscifi, ls1ac, jcw99, thank you for making me feel that I'm not the oldest BRZ driver in the world (though I think I'm in the upper tenth percentile, at least in age if nothing else).

winstonscifi, I'm a Joe Walsh fan, but that's not where my handle came from. I just picked it because in some things, I'm kind of an anti-technology neo-Luddite (despite having worked in cutting-edge biotechnology my entire life), though I am a huge scifi fan (which I assume you might be as well from your handle). I like to keep car things simple, and don't like technology just for technology's sake (but passionately embrace it if there's a need for and genuine value to it). Simple automotive systems tend to be more reliable, and easier to fix when they break. I only drive manual transmissions, am not a fan of Teslas, avoid things like 'drive by wire steering', and prefer a carburetor over fuel injection. I prefer a level of tech in a car that I'm comfortable working on. I have and listen to vacuum-tube radios and stereo, and we have two rotary-dial phones in our house (one 1919, one 1939) that work perfectly.

I've never cared what others think about what I drive, if my car is 'faster' than theirs, or what the "numbers" are. What's important to me is how I like the car, how it feels to drive it (and of course what my wife thinks; I didn't get a Corvette because she refuses to ride in one).

You're only young once, but immaturity can last forever.
There are many, many more as old or older than those you mentioned but they have not checked in here. Probably can't get their dial up modems to work. Statistically, based upon the know ages of the purchasers, you, I and everybody else that buy the cars new are in the top 25th percentile for age. I have seen more of these cars driven by people that appear to be my age or older than young people. Now, once we start talking used then all bets are off as to age. With only a handful of exceptions it takes us older guys to buy them new for them to exist used for the 16 to 24 year olds though.
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Winston Science Fiction series - from the 50's. I loved those books!
delRey, Anderson, Clarke, and several others of the greats got their start when published through Winston. I had about 20 of the books given to me as a kid and I read every one of them at least twice. Still have a handful of my favourites to this day.
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delRey, Anderson, Clarke, and several others of the greats got their start when published through Winston. I had about 20 of the books given to me as a kid and I read every one of them at least twice. Still have a handful of my favourites to this day.
I have a website dedicated to the series:

http://winstonscifi.blogspot.com/

I have sold and traded all of the books in the series over the years. Good to see others remember them fondly.
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There are many, many more as old or older than those you mentioned but they have not checked in here.
I was 52 when I purchased the car in May, 2012, so 60 now. Which it just occurred to me means I've been driving this car for about 12% of my life.
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