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Started by Joseph H Allen November 6, 2013
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:17:40 -0500, Phil Hobbs
<pcdhSpamMeSenseless@electrooptical.net> wrote:

>On 11/12/2013 2:14 PM, John Larkin wrote: >> On Thu, 7 Nov 2013 04:14:43 +0000 (UTC), mroberds@att.net wrote: >> >>> John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote: >>>> We could distribute software on vinyl disks, 45s or LPs. We'd have to >>>> agree on a coding format. >>> >>> There is another theory, which states that this has already happened. >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FloppyRom_Magazine.jpg >>> >>>> You could melt pits into the surface of wax or ice with a laser, and >>>> read it back with a lower power laser. Bulk erase. >>> >>> Why did my read error rate go up when I moved from Toronto to Phoenix? >>> :) >>> >>> Matt Roberds >> >> Why would any sane person move to Phoenix? >> >> >Because the weather in Toronto is even worse, though in a very different >way. > >Cheers > >Phil Hobbs
I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an over-reaction to a little snow. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc jlarkin at highlandtechnology dot com http://www.highlandtechnology.com Precision electronic instrumentation Picosecond-resolution Digital Delay and Pulse generators Custom laser drivers and controllers Photonics and fiberoptic TTL data links VME thermocouple, LVDT, synchro acquisition and simulation
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote:
> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot > places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an > over-reaction to a little snow.
I don't think it's just snow. Lots of older folks move from the North to AZ because cold and humidity sets off rheumatism/joint pain. Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick that even people not known for allergies start having allergic wheezing and runny noses. (Iowa)
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >> over-reaction to a little snow. > I don't think it's just snow. > Lots of older folks move from the North > to AZ because cold and humidity sets > off rheumatism/joint pain. > Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? > Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick > that even people not known for allergies > start having allergic wheezing and runny > noses. (Iowa)
Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, 10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy
<robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>> over-reaction to a little snow. >> I don't think it's just snow. >> Lots of older folks move from the North >> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >> off rheumatism/joint pain. >> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >> that even people not known for allergies >> start having allergic wheezing and runny >> noses. (Iowa) > >Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. > >And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby.
I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) (Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was at 124&#2013266096;F :-) ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:11:14 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy ><robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote: > >>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>>> over-reaction to a little snow. >>> I don't think it's just snow. >>> Lots of older folks move from the North >>> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >>> off rheumatism/joint pain. >>> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >>> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >>> that even people not known for allergies >>> start having allergic wheezing and runny >>> noses. (Iowa) >> >>Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >>10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >>looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >>maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. >> >>And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >>Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby. > >I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) > >(Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to >Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected >Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and >El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and >first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was >at 124&#2013266096;F :-) > > ...Jim Thompson
We have plenty of them here in the Coachella Valley, so his original hypothesis is supported in that. It gets plenty warm here, so much so that many of those retirees (we call them snowbirds!) leave from June till October and go back 'home' for the summer!
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:58:29 -0800 (PST), Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >> over-reaction to a little snow. > >I don't think it's just snow. > >Lots of older folks move from the North >to AZ because cold and humidity sets >off rheumatism/joint pain. > >Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right?
And lower property taxes.
> >Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >that even people not known for allergies >start having allergic wheezing and runny >noses. (Iowa)
The classic desert towns, where people used to be sent for respiratory ills, have been planted to the extent that many have pollen problems now. I grew up in New Orleans, where the ragweed looks like a bumper corn crop and heaps of yellow pollen blow around on the streets. It was killing me, so I moved as close to the Pacific Ocean as I could. Things are better now, usually. Nasal steroids are a great invention. I think there is a correlation between geeky skills and allergies. -- John Larkin Highland Technology Inc www.highlandtechnology.com jlarkin at highlandtechnology dot com Precision electronic instrumentation Picosecond-resolution Digital Delay and Pulse generators Custom timing and laser controllers Photonics and fiberoptic TTL data links VME analog, thermocouple, LVDT, synchro, tachometer Multichannel arbitrary waveform generators
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:51:09 -0800, Charlie E. <edmondson@ieee.org>
wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:11:14 -0700, Jim Thompson ><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy >><robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>>>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>>>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>>>> over-reaction to a little snow. >>>> I don't think it's just snow. >>>> Lots of older folks move from the North >>>> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >>>> off rheumatism/joint pain. >>>> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >>>> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >>>> that even people not known for allergies >>>> start having allergic wheezing and runny >>>> noses. (Iowa) >>> >>>Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >>>10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >>>looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >>>maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. >>> >>>And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >>>Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby. >> >>I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) >> >>(Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to >>Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected >>Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and >>El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and >>first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was >>at 124&#2013266096;F :-) >> >> ...Jim Thompson > >We have plenty of them here in the Coachella Valley, so his original >hypothesis is supported in that. It gets plenty warm here, so much so >that many of those retirees (we call them snowbirds!) leave from June >till October and go back 'home' for the summer!
Coachella Valley has been in the news recently >:-} Snowbirds do have a value... our house sold so fast we had to find temporary lodging while the new house was being built. We ended up staying at an Ohio snowbird's winter lodging for 5 months... for free! ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:24:35 -0800, John Larkin
<jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:17:40 -0500, Phil Hobbs ><pcdhSpamMeSenseless@electrooptical.net> wrote: > >>On 11/12/2013 2:14 PM, John Larkin wrote: >>> On Thu, 7 Nov 2013 04:14:43 +0000 (UTC), mroberds@att.net wrote: >>> >>>> John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote: >>>>> We could distribute software on vinyl disks, 45s or LPs. We'd have to >>>>> agree on a coding format. >>>> >>>> There is another theory, which states that this has already happened. >>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FloppyRom_Magazine.jpg >>>> >>>>> You could melt pits into the surface of wax or ice with a laser, and >>>>> read it back with a lower power laser. Bulk erase. >>>> >>>> Why did my read error rate go up when I moved from Toronto to Phoenix? >>>> :) >>>> >>>> Matt Roberds >>> >>> Why would any sane person move to Phoenix? >>> >>> >>Because the weather in Toronto is even worse, though in a very different >>way. >> >>Cheers >> >>Phil Hobbs > >I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >over-reaction to a little snow.
A "little" snow isn't the issue, rather a *lot* of sun. I could stand a little snow but the year we packed up we had 36" on Valentines day and 24" more on St. Paddy's day. But weather isn't the whole story. Retires simply can't afford the high property taxes that are ubiquitous in the North.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:36:07 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:51:09 -0800, Charlie E. <edmondson@ieee.org> >wrote: > >>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:11:14 -0700, Jim Thompson >><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: >> >>>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy >>><robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>>>>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>>>>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>>>>> over-reaction to a little snow. >>>>> I don't think it's just snow. >>>>> Lots of older folks move from the North >>>>> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >>>>> off rheumatism/joint pain. >>>>> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >>>>> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >>>>> that even people not known for allergies >>>>> start having allergic wheezing and runny >>>>> noses. (Iowa) >>>> >>>>Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >>>>10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >>>>looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >>>>maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. >>>> >>>>And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >>>>Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby. >>> >>>I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) >>> >>>(Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to >>>Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected >>>Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and >>>El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and >>>first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was >>>at 124&#2013266096;F :-) >>> >>> ...Jim Thompson >> >>We have plenty of them here in the Coachella Valley, so his original >>hypothesis is supported in that. It gets plenty warm here, so much so >>that many of those retirees (we call them snowbirds!) leave from June >>till October and go back 'home' for the summer! > >Coachella Valley has been in the news recently >:-} > >Snowbirds do have a value... our house sold so fast we had to find >temporary lodging while the new house was being built. We ended up >staying at an Ohio snowbird's winter lodging for 5 months... for free! > > ...Jim Thompson
Oy, we are often in the news, just usually not for good things! Like the bru-ha-ha over the 'Arabs' mascot. Oh my! He looks mean! (As if EVERY sports mascot isn't designed to look mean and theatening!) The date industry here goes back a hundred years, after they imported various varieties from the middle east. That part of the valley is full of data farms, at least the one's not torn down to put in subdivisions!
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:04:09 -0800, Charlie E. <edmondson@ieee.org>
wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:36:07 -0700, Jim Thompson ><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:51:09 -0800, Charlie E. <edmondson@ieee.org> >>wrote: >> >>>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:11:14 -0700, Jim Thompson >>><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: >>> >>>>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy >>>><robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>> >>>>>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>>>>>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>>>>>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>>>>>> over-reaction to a little snow. >>>>>> I don't think it's just snow. >>>>>> Lots of older folks move from the North >>>>>> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >>>>>> off rheumatism/joint pain. >>>>>> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >>>>>> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >>>>>> that even people not known for allergies >>>>>> start having allergic wheezing and runny >>>>>> noses. (Iowa) >>>>> >>>>>Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >>>>>10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >>>>>looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >>>>>maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. >>>>> >>>>>And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >>>>>Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby. >>>> >>>>I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) >>>> >>>>(Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to >>>>Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected >>>>Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and >>>>El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and >>>>first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was >>>>at 124&#2013266096;F :-) >>>> >>>> ...Jim Thompson >>> >>>We have plenty of them here in the Coachella Valley, so his original >>>hypothesis is supported in that. It gets plenty warm here, so much so >>>that many of those retirees (we call them snowbirds!) leave from June >>>till October and go back 'home' for the summer! >> >>Coachella Valley has been in the news recently >:-} >> >>Snowbirds do have a value... our house sold so fast we had to find >>temporary lodging while the new house was being built. We ended up >>staying at an Ohio snowbird's winter lodging for 5 months... for free! >> >> ...Jim Thompson > >Oy, we are often in the news, just usually not for good things! > >Like the bru-ha-ha over the 'Arabs' mascot. Oh my! He looks mean! (As >if EVERY sports mascot isn't designed to look mean and theatening!) > >The date industry here goes back a hundred years, after they imported >various varieties from the middle east. That part of the valley is >full of data farms, at least the one's not torn down to put in >subdivisions!
I like dates... a really nice fruit. ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.