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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jan '15 20:102 edits
    The day will eventually come...

    The day will eventually come when, like it or not, our final forum posts and/or chess moves on Red Hot Pawn will be made. Here's a user friendly date converter with the date of Red Hot Pawn's inception as an example of the passage of time:

    a) "Enter two dates below to find the number of days between them. For best results, avoid entering years before 1753. Examples include 1944-04-17 or Jan 7, 1943. You can also type words like today or yesterday, or use the American format, 1/31/2015.

    Number of days between: [2/21/2001] and [today] [Go]"

    http://www.convertunits.com/dates/

    b) "Date difference from Feb 21, 2001 to Jan 31, 2015

    The total number of days between Wednesday, February 21st, 2001 and Saturday, January 31st, 2015 is 5,092 days.

    This is equal to 13 years, 11 months, and 10 days."

    http://www.convertunits.com/dates/from/Feb+21,+2001/to/Jan+31,+2015

    Rhetorical: How many days has it been since your mother gave birth to you? None of us is guaranteed tomorrow.

    Question you may wish to consider is how will you be remembered in the months and years after you're gone.
  2. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    31 Jan '15 20:24
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The day will eventually come...

    The day will eventually come when, like it or not, our final forum posts and/or chess moves on Red Hot Pawn will be made. Here's a user friendly date converter with the date of Red Hot Pawn's inception as an example of the passage of time:

    [quote]a) "Enter two dates below to find the number of d ...[text shortened]... wish to consider is how will you be remembered in the months and years after you're gone.[/b]
    Here lies Lester Moore,
    four slugs from a .44,
    no Les, no more
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    31 Jan '15 22:10
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Here lies Lester Moore,
    four slugs from a .44,
    no Les, no more
    Here lays Butch,
    We planted him raw.
    He was quick on the trigger,
    But slow on the draw.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    31 Jan '15 23:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Question you may wish to consider is how will you be remembered in the months and years after you're gone.[/b]
    Do you mean by my wife ~ if she survives me ~ and my children, and my sisters, in-laws, and so on ~ how will I be remembered in the months and years after I die? You're asking us to talk about ourselves in this way?
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Feb '15 02:14
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Question you may wish to consider is how will you be remembered in the months and years after you're gone.
    It is of absolutely no consequence to me what
    friends and family will think of me after my death.

    It is what they think now that matters - and even that not so much.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Feb '15 02:18
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here lays Butch,
    We planted him raw.
    He was quick on the trigger,
    But slow on the draw.
    Here lies Henry Blake
    He stood on the gas
    Instead of the brake.

    http://funny-pics-fun.com/wp-content/uploads/Gravestone-Epitaphs-10.jpg
  7. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    01 Feb '15 02:38
    Here lies George Johnson
    Hanged by Mistake 1882
    He was right we was wrong
    But we strung him up
    And now he is gone.
  8. In your face
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    01 Feb '15 02:38
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here lays Butch,
    We planted him raw.
    He was quick on the trigger,
    But slow on the draw.
    Many less words say so much more
    GB is a ******* bore?
  9. SubscriberFMF
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    01 Feb '15 03:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Here's a user friendly date converter with the date of Red Hot Pawn's inception as an example of the passage of time...
    What would anyone need such "an example of the passage of time"?
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    01 Feb '15 03:52
    Originally posted by FMF
    What would anyone need such "an example of the passage of time"?
    For sheets and giggles.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Feb '15 06:281 edit
    @Mathurine
    Rating (1755) Highest Rating [2185] [2234] [2234]
    Last moved 1262 days 13 hours and 52 minutes ago

    About Mathurine:

    "I have decided to leave the site for an indefinite period. I have really not been terribly well of late, and have also had a change of job that doesn’t allow me free Internet access during the day. Rather than suffer the embarrassment of being timed out in all my games (or of losing them all by dint of inattention) I have simply resigned the lot (and forfeited quite a few rating points!) This is not an absolute goodbye, though; when my subscription runs out I may very well return as a non-sub, and take on six games at a somewhat slower pace. Alternatively I could re-subscribe and discipline myself not to enter tournaments in which I haven’t the energy to compete.

    I would just like to say thank you to everyone I’ve played with over the last five years, and to all the General Forum regulars whose posts have kept me in good spirits since I discovered this marvellous community.

    With my very best wishes to you all,

    Mathurine
    Kingston-upon-Thames

    SUAVITER IN MODO, FORTITER IN RE"

    I for one miss this lady.
  12. SubscriberFMF
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    01 Feb '15 06:461 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I for one miss this lady.
    Here is a bit more information Mathurine volunteered about herself:

    I prefer games with 3-day timeout and 14-day timebank.

    As a general rule, I will not play against:

    a) players with a "provisional" RHP rating
    b) players with a perfect or near-perfect record (eg >90% wins)
    c) players who were 1700-ish for years but are now 2300+
    d) players who've rarely or never drawn a game
    e) players whose skulls are oft-clicked

    Anybody else, though, I'll take on. Subscriber or not, if you fancy a challenging game, please "message" me.

    I examine the playing style of every new opponent, so if there's a delay before I reply to your 1. Nh3, please be patient!
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Feb '15 06:55
    b) "Date difference from Feb 21, 2001 to Jan 31, 2015 (From OP)

    The total number of days between Wednesday, February 21st, 2001 and Saturday, January 31st, 2015 is 5,092 days.
    _______________________________

    It's been almost fourteen since Red Hot Pawn began, coincidentally fourteen provides a convenient eyeball multiple of the average life span in many countries [5 x 14 = 70 years; "5,092" rounded to 5,000 x 5 = 25,000 Days]. If you're forty two years old sixty percent or fifty six years old eighty percent of your time on planet earth is now in the rear view mirror.
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Feb '15 08:02
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    blah............
    You should change your handle to Graveyard Bob.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Feb '15 16:361 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You should change your handle to Graveyard Bob.
    wolfgang, some see darkness while others see light; physical death is a fact of life. Some choose to take their own lives with instantaneous or gradual suicide because of insurmountable disappointments they lacked the inner resourcefulness and grit to overcome. The Red Hot Pawn Community Since February 2001 is a microcosm of human life itself. -Grateful Bob
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