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    Jim
    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
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    pampers wrote:
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    Jim wrote:
    Having a family will do that to you.
    Good to hear.


    Naah it's just a lame excuse, I have 2nd son, 6 months old now and still have some spare time ;)




    I just exchanged messages with a girl I know who gave me hard time for expecting her to help me with something when her work hours just went up to 7AM to 12AM five days a week(she is a single mother raising two boys), so I'm pretty sure raising and supporting children can eat up your free time.

    Frankly, I prefer pets. ;-)
    They don't complain as much, they are usually glad to see you, and if they really piss you off you can eat them.
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2608 from 2006/3/21
    From: Lake Arrowhead...
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    Jim wrote:
    Frankly, I prefer pets. ;-)
    They don't complain as much, they are usually glad to see you, and if they really piss you off you can eat them.


    You can eat them???

    What kind of pets are you keeping Jim?

    I know you were just joking, but that is one of the strangest things to write in a forum post, that I have ever seen. I hope your pets are chickens, and not dogs.

    Edit: As for the amount of extra free time that is lost, when a person has children, if you aren't almost down to zero free time after your child is born, you aren't doing the parenting part right, or you are putting too much of the responsibility on your spouse, and they will shortly resent your choices of how you are using your free time, and you might end up spending all of your time without a spouse and child, if you are not careful. Take Jim and my word on this one, as I believe we both have previous experience in this area (though I am not sure Jim has any children).

    My advice; spend as much time with your children as you can, because they grow up so fast, and then they are gone, moving out to pursue their own lives, and you are left wishing that they would visit you more often. Trust me, you can't get too much of your children, and all parents miss them once they are grown up and living away from home in their own places.

    [ Edited by amigadave 24.01.2017 - 11:08 ]
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  • Jim
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    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Yes David, I was kidding, I wouldn't eat my dog (I'd sooner turn to cannibalism).
    And children? My ex-wife is 17 years younger than me and we decided it would be best not to have any.
    I get borrow them often enough from my sisters (which unlike having your own has the side benefit of being able to give them back to their parents).

    But yes, I think it can border a full time job, if you are involved in the kid's life.

    Anyway, if Fab is fairly new to this, he might find it a bit intense.
    I'm the oldest in my family and had a hand in helping raise my siblings, so babies don't phase me.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    Intuition
    Posts: 1050 from 2013/5/24
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    pampers wrote:
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    Jim wrote:
    Having a family will do that to you.
    Good to hear.


    Naah it's just a lame excuse, I have 2nd son, 6 months old now and still have some spare time ;)




    You're wife must really love you. ;)
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    pampers
    Posts: 1055 from 2009/2/26
    From: Tczew, Poland
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    Intuition wrote:
    You're wife must really love you. ;)


    She does, trust me :) I have a comfort of working at home.
    But coming back to the topic, I don't blame Fab. I'm losing interest in "hobby computing" myself for a long time now.
    I treat computer as a tool to make money, my spare time I'd prefer to spend offline with my family.
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    deka
    Posts: 131 from 2013/2/12
    From: Hungary, Kecsk...
    'I'm losing interest in "hobby computing" myself for a long time now.'

    I wish, I will loose it one day... On the other hand, it is sad to read this.
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    Jim
    Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    pampers wrote:
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    Intuition wrote:
    You're wife must really love you. ;)


    She does, trust me :) I have a comfort of working at home.
    But coming back to the topic, I don't blame Fab. I'm losing interest in "hobby computing" myself for a long time now.
    I treat computer as a tool to make money, my spare time I'd prefer to spend offline with my family.



    I understand that, after all, computers are just tools.
    My interest ebbs and flows depending on my mood.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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