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I've hiked, biked, kayaked, camped , etc. most of my life and arthritis is getting so bad in my knees and hands it's limiting what I can do. I'm 70 and I look around at my peers and I thank god that's all that's wrong! (Hopefully)
Going to go get fitted for knee braces in a couple of hours, hopefully that will help.
They call me different but the truth is they're all the same!
I'm 70 and I look around at my peers and I thank god that's all that's wrong!
I ride a bike tour that includes a fair-sized group of retirees. We've got folks in their 70's and 80's riding 45-65 miles a day for a week. A few of them get off the bike, pull a collapsible cane out of their cargo bag, and hobble off. I want to be like them when I grow up .
Mike Hankey wrote:
Going to go get fitted for knee braces in a couple of hours, hopefully that will help
My running partner at work had his hip replaced three years ago, and a shoulder two weeks ago. He's out for 2-3 months. Our running joke (pardon the pun) has been:
"We have the technology. We can rebuild him. He's the $60,000 man."
I spent 10 years practicing Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido when I found that I had lost most of my range of motion; heck I couldn't even approach touching the floor when standing. That rolled back my clock by at least 20 years, undoing the damage caused by sedentary living and office work. What bothers me most now is trying to figure out Medicare! I just got my card and I am deluged by spam - email and snail mail - offering me supplemental coverage. At least the latter will heat my house for decades, but I still have no idea what the differences in offerings are...
Just seen part of the Imitation Game on Film4 a movie channel in the UK, all I can say is location right, pretty much everything else wrong. Alan Turing builds the worlds first programable computer?
No, try Tommy Flowers of the GPO (who put his own money in when the Govertment said no). Single handedly designing the method for braking the Enigma, no a Polish guy did it and invented the machine they appear to be giving credit to Alan Turing. Turing tradic hero, money making movie, the real people not so much. If you have never heard of Tommy Flowers look him up, we owe him more than we do Turing (this is not a nock at Turing, just people appear to giving him too much credit, too late). Mathematians taking credit for Electrical Engineering again this week, I have had too much to drink but it's Friday and I don't care...
Frank Wilhoit: “Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition …There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.”
We never have had a president* so completely deserving of scorn and yet so small in the office that it almost seems a waste of time and energy to summon the requisite contempt
It's the difference between strongly typed vs. duck-typed. So you get real Intellisense and compile-time type checking, which when coupled with an IDE like Visual Studio (one option among many) you get to see the type errors before running the program. Some of the type definition syntax is more functional programming-like, so you can say "this type is of type A or B", which is neat.