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I see the 20-year-old, green, Ford Escort station wagon isn't on the list. My car it theft-proof!

"Buy a car that nobody wants to steal, and you can safely leave your keys inside it."
- Confucius
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I used to fly models at Nothwick Park in Harrow. There was a crow that really didn't like my glider going past her tree. She was never bothered by power planes, but gliders really got her goat. Usually she just escorted them off the premises, but occasionally she'd savage one.
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Incredible. They nailed that scene frame for frame. Part of me had hoped that they would go ahead and do the rest of the movie, but the destruction would have been quite expensive, and since they donated money to ALS instead, I can deal with it.
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I watched video for a few of these rescues. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming. Glad there are people out there with the resources and will to help.
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These are hard to look at, but thank God we have people that will do something rather than turn their head away because they can't handle the sight of a hurt animal.
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A bit worried at the idea of driverless cars on the "pavements" of the UK (as the video said). Pavements is the UK equivalent of sidewalks, I think perhaps the cars should stay on the road, so they don't mow down pedestrians!
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I stopped watching after 60 seconds. Over the years of listening to promises that will "change our world", one thing I've learned is that the truly world-changing technologies are not "mind-blowing". The true game changers are those which appear with a whimper and have a gradual acceptance rate until they reach saturation, at which point people can't imagine life without it.

Electricity and the telephone are two obvious examples.

In 2000, the Internet was quite different than it is now, but it was not considered a vehicle for social change in those early days. Smartphones existed prior to 2007; they were called something else (PDAs with Internet and phone, such as the Palm), but it took force once someone was able to combine already existing technologies into a unified platform.

Those technologies hyped as the great solution to everything ultimately failed, or simply never reached fruition. Atomic energy. Heck, anyone remember the Segway?

Not to be a Negative Nelly, but I've learned to take these kind of pronouncements with a grain of salt.
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While I'm quite happy to celebrate the end of the Great War, I feel uneasy about celebrating its start. I get the feeling the whole thing is driven by media and political imperatives rather than public sentiment, this time round. I don't think my either of my grandfathers (who both survived the Somme and other battles) would be celebrating the beginning - only the end.
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Old enough -are you kidding? But at least by the time I went to college, I had an electric typewriter.

Honestly, when I was in high school, my Dad forbade me from taking typing. It was considered a "vocational" class. Dad was afraid if I learned to type, I'd have a "fallback" career as a secretary or even worse, in the typing pool. I realize those are archaic terms all around now. Dad would be laughing if he saw how I make my living now -typing all day long, using the hunt and peck method.

My kids were taught to touch type in the second grade.
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