Time to say hi there ..
1 Posts Last Activity 17/11/2017
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I've recently joined up and thought it was about time to say hi to everyone and introduce myself .. I'm a 63 year old married man with a passion for information technology and everything to do with it. Since leaving the IT industry I have continued to keep myself up to date with hardware and software. My main hobby is donating my computer's idle time to science projects for the benefit of science and humanity to help cure diseases such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson's, Zika, Malaria and AIDS. I do this through an organisation called BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC, pronounced /bɔɪŋk/ – rhymes with "oink"). I came to get to know BOINC in the late 1900's when I discovered SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) and started to use their 'SETI screensaver' on my old big CRT computer screen. I have since then become a member of a Team associated with BOINC called Team Gridcoin who through the miracle of the 'block-chain' allow me to earn a crypto currency called Gridcoin which helps me to defray my computer's electricity expenses . If anyone should wish to discuss my hobby and/or crypto currency 'block-chain' related matters please contact me. I also, as a community service (for a minimal fee), tutor people my age, older and younger, on computers. I do this on line and on a one to one basis in their homes (in my local area), so maybe if you've got a computer problem/worry I might be able to help. Anyway that's me in a 'nutshell' at the moment ..
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Hi all...!! :o)
1 Posts Last Activity 11/11/2017
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Hi all..... Well, it had to happen, no getting away from it..........I am now.......FIFTY!! And do I care - no I certainly do not! I think in this day and age, unlike previous generations, hitting fifty is no big deal - and so it shouldn't be!! We have the experience, the knowledge and the wisdom that these youngsters just don't have! Although saying that, I may be fifty, but nobody has told my brain that yet.....!! I have been quite lucky in one way - I am the same weight now as I was thirty years ago. It runs in the family - one of those annoying people who eats like a horse but stays the same weight! I don't really drink which helps (though I have my moments), the only bane of my life is smoking. I use e-cigarettes, but I don't believe that they are much better for you, just the lesser of two evils. But going to wean myself of them and read the (in)famous Allan Carr book on how to stop smoking. I used it before and gave up, but....well, you know.... :o) Anyway, I am looking at career choices for fifty-plus peeps like myself and found this site through Google. It looked interesting so thought I would sign up - so here I am!!
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Embracing my fifties.. are you?
4 Posts Last Activity 01/10/2017
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Hello, I'm new here, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Yvonne and I have just turned 50 on 25/09 and been having a crisis over it, until the day before my birthday and suddenly I was embracing it and looking forward to it, I keep saying I've been liberated (lol) but how liberated you can be when you're caring for an ageing parent on your own I don't know.. Anyhow if I can't get to the world I'm going to bring the world to me, and finding this site has certainly helped me make my first steps..
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New - pleased to meet you!
5 Posts Last Activity 23/09/2017
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Hello. I am living in Spain and volunteer for a charity here that was established over 35 years ago. We have over 1600 members and help people of all nationalities day after day. We have also given away over 26,000 euros last year good causes. I am President for the charity and am hoping that I will find interesting topics and snippets of information that our members will enjoy and perhaps encourage them to take a look at your website!
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Hello
5 Posts Last Activity 13/10/2017
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Hi I am new here and I am looking for friends to travel with . Would like to visit many places but like a lot of people here I guess most of my friends are couple or married and I can only ask them to travel on limited occasions . I am easy going and love to walk and explore new places . I am 61 but very young minded .
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Just to say hello....
4 Posts Last Activity 27/09/2017
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Have just joined, so not sure how this all works! I'm 59 years old & living in Preston, Lancashire. Even though I still go out to work & have lived in Preston all my life, I find I do have a shortage of true friends now to socialise/travel with. This is due to the fact that they've either moved away or are now in relationships. I have four grown-up daughters, now with families of their own & love to spend time with my grandchildren. Am hoping to maybe meet new friends on here, so would love to hear from you....Kind Regards, Lynn :-)
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New Here - saying hello and looking for travel companions
7 Posts Last Activity 27/09/2017
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Hi Everyone, Just joined I am 61 years young divorced 10 yrs 2 children grown and not living with me. I find I am at that time when lots of friends have gone / moved for various reason and so thought I would try here. I like to travel when I can but finding travel companions is getting harder so if anyone would like to chat /meet for days out or holidays please say hi and lets see what happens. Thanks for reading this regards Julie
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Hello
3 Posts Last Activity 02/11/2017
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I've just joined the site, managed to add a pic and a bit of a profile, not bad for a start. Look forward to finding out what's going on here.
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Greetings From Michigan
2 Posts Last Activity 03/06/2017
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Looking forward to meeting new folks. Learning my way around. I'm retired and bored. I enjoy swimming, bike riding, walking around the village. I've a black & tan Pomeranian named Paisley, we walk most days, she was a rescue dog from horrible conditions. We are still getting acquainted, I rescued her in February. I've a small garden with flowers & herbs.
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Hello from Scarborough
11 Posts Last Activity 28/05/2017
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I have just joined and taking time to find my way around the website - this may take some time :)
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