Attention all Baby Boomers (Everyone else, too.)

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O.K.  I read a document today that reminded me of how life used to be.   But, it’s not going to be quite the way you think or the way our government thinks.  Today’s publication in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report can be considered to be a very good thing- or not.  (Note:  My queue ranges from 12 to 40 posts; this was written on 17 August)

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Really? I can make my own 3D designs?

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I last wrote about Microsoft’s Kinect system about 18 months ago.  (There was a three part mini-series that started here.)   I discussed why the Kinect system was more than just a toy- with tremendous applications for medicine and healthcare. Today, we’ll talk about a totally different use.   One that makes it very useful for 3D printing.

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I’m not going to take it anymore. One man’s quest- now 12600+ strong.

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To most of us, this is the end of Summer.  Vacations, weekends of play- and, if we have kids, their time to just frolic and enjoy.  Unless they are in college.  Which means by the time you read this, they will be on campus and buying their texts.   Whose prices are – in a simple term- ridiculous.

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Free Will… or Free Won’t?

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It’s the advent of Elul (which means “searching” in Aramaic; it’s an acronym in Hebrew for “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”), the last month of the year (in my calendar), which begins the two month period of accounting and preparation.  [Ed:  This was written a few weeks ago.] It’s the end of our spiritual new year.  This means it’s time to reflect on the year, what I plan to do next year, and to make amends should I have offended some…  Which means we need to consider whether or not this was all fore-ordained; in other words, is there free will or not?

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Something new? No, not really…

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I was reading in the paper today that American Airlines is starting a “new” service.  For a fee, they would deliver your luggage to your destination.  No waiting at the airport, with their infernal delays.  Perfect for the busy traveler who needs to get things done and not wait for their luggage.

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The computer made me do it?

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You know it. Everyone has their own pace when it comes to assessing data- especially when we are under time pressures.  Someone like me can juggle mountains of data (in my head); others need to write things down, still others need to p-r-o-c-e-s-s  m—o—r—e   s—l—o—w—l—y still. Obviously, we wouldn’t feel very secure if that last group are among our air traffic controllers.

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