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View Poll Results: How Old Are You?
Age Less Than 10 0 0%
Age 10 - 19 3 0.83%
Age 20 - 29 71 19.72%
Age 30 - 39 103 28.61%
Age 40 - 49 80 22.22%
Age 50 - 59 66 18.33%
Age 60 - 69 31 8.61%
Age 70 - 79 5 1.39%
Age 80 - 89 1 0.28%
Age Greater than 89 0 0%
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #16
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Ha, I was wondering about this myself recently and thought a poll like this would be a good idea. Must be something going around.

I'm 34. Although I do eat a bit of raw food, so I'm hoping that knocks a few years off.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #17
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How old is the universe again ... ?
 
Old 08-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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Should we assume the thumbnail you attached show the two people responsible for your current age?
I assumed he was poking fun at the implied (and exaggerated) advancement of his age.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #19
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46. Young enough to learn something new every day. Old enough to remember when Casio watches and calculators were all the rage at school, long before anybody had heard of Apple and Microsoft.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #20
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Since this is anonymous...

A family of full-time Slackers:

Myself - 61
Wife - 54
Son - 26
Daughter #1 - 23
Daughter #2 - 20

Unfortunately, most of our computers and cars are in the same general age grouping!
hahahaha!

 
Old 08-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #21
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46. Young enough to learn something new every day. Old enough to remember when Casio watches and calculators were all the rage at school, long before anybody had heard of Apple and Microsoft.
My sentiments exactly =)

Great poll BTW Tracy
 
Old 08-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #22
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I think in many cases my fellow slackers...

It isn't the age... it's the mileage
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #23
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31 in a few weeks.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #24
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46. Young enough to learn something new every day. Old enough to remember when Casio watches and calculators were all the rage at school, long before anybody had heard of Apple and Microsoft.
Calculator? Ah yes, I traded in my slide rule for a Texas Instruments SR-10 within months of it coming on the market.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #25
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28.

Started slacking when I was 20.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #26
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I fall in the middle of the age category that is leading the pack at the moment.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #27
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Haha, I actually started using Slackware when I was 13 or 14. But I'm already 20 now
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #28
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Calculator? Ah yes, I traded in my slide rule for a Texas Instruments SR-10 within months of it coming on the market.
I used a slide rule all the way through school. Hand-held calculators came out later.

My first hand-held calculator was a Commodore MM2SR that in 1975 cost approximately $200. The calculator had memory storage, square, square root, and reciprocal functions. The calculator no longer works but I still have the device and original leather case.

Second calculator was a TI SR-40, also long ago defunct, now stored in its leather case in a box in the basement.

That was not the first hand-held calculator I saw. My physics teacher had purchased a Heathkit calculator that was as big as a shoe box but nonetheless portable. After he finished soldering and assembling the parts he could add, subtract, multiply, and divide with the new device.

Oh yes --- I still own my one and only Pickett slide rule, model no. N1010-ES, serial no. A1417274, with 17 scales and leather carrying case. Now a conversation piece, although the tool could be useful if the proverbial TEOTWAWKI ever arrived.

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #29
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58 and Slackin" nicely. Mentally much more "immature". Physically, from the people of my own age group.....about 35-40....must be Slackware
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #30
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Category 5 but getting uncomfortably close to 6.
I quite like this term for designating age, though perhaps it should be scaled to fit actual storm designations so we're not accused of "going up to 11" or anything silly like that. Hmmm, so a logarithmic scale then?
 
  


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