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How to survive and fix the blue screen of death for good

Blue Screen of Death is a common phenomenon that Windows users experience. An occurrence of BSoD can cause you a bad day while working on something very important. In addition to wasting a lot of time, you may not be able to restore the latest updates to any document you were working on before this happens. However, an occasional BSoD …

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Open Thread: Favorite Lockdown Zoom Pastime

My new favorite zoom thing is a quiz challenge that I enjoyed with some long time friends. (Learn more about it here). We weren’t exactly covered in fame, but we were in the top half and more importantly, had a lot of fun and caught up with each other. But how about you What is your favorite zoom event or …

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Open Thread Update: 2020 Gift Shop?

Last Sunday we took note of the 2020 Parade of Disasters and put forward the idea that if it were one for the books, 2020 would have deserved a museum … but what about the gift shop … besides hand sanitizer, a mask and a scroll of course of toilet paper? A couple of suggestions came in handy, one was …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (last week)

Welcome to our final discussion on … The mothers by Brit Bennett We read chapters 11-14 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see? Start discussing in the comments below! Join us tonight, Tuesday September 1st at 5 p.m. EST to discuss the entire book on Zoom. Any ideas for our next book? Let us know …

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Venture Capitalists Target Seniors – Senior Planet

30 In the past, veteran serial venture capitalist Alan Patricof, 85, recognized the potential of power plant companies like Bumble and Venmo early on. However, his personal experience with one of the greatest challenges of aging – his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease 11 years ago – has shown him the problems of older people and the products and services …

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Open thread: 2020 gift shop?

This year is one for the record books, with enough calamities and natural disasters to make the Pharaoh of Moses’ day believe he got off easily. Pandemics, riots, two hurricanes at the same time, fire tornadoes in California, shark attacks on the east coast, murder hornets, checkpoints in NYC…. If it’s one for the books, maybe it deserves a museum. …

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Keep your memory in your 90s

We’ve all heard from famous people with fantastic memories. Actress Marilu Henner, best known for roles like Elaine Nardo in “Taxi” on television, is said to have a superior autobiographical memory. Tell her what year you got married or graduated or had a child and she will likely say, “Really, a Sunday?” Former President Teddy Roosevelt is often said to …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Week 2)

Welcome to our second week discussion on … The mothers by Brit Bennett We read chapters 6-10 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see? Start discussing in the comments below! For the third week of our book club, please finish the book by Tuesday, September 1st. Join us on Tuesday, September 1st at 5 p.m. …

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Open thread: Whoopsie … or Whoopie? – Senior Planet

I thought I was Peter Pan for quite a while. I had pretty good genes, stayed in shape, and was reasonably lucky. I felt like a racing car (a red Ferrari). Gradually, however, I noticed that my engine was not turning as fast; I used too much fuel. My headlights weren’t that bright and my windshield just didn’t seem clear …

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Questions and Answers: Tommy Chong! – Senior Planet

Canadian-born Tommy Chong, 82, known as half of legendary comedy duo Cheech & Chong (whose website is here), is now an advocate for the health benefits of cannabis. With six gold records and eight films during their reign, Cheech & Chong defined a pot era with their unique brand of “stoner comedy”. After the duo split in 1985, Chong continued …

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