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    08-20-2014, 10:27 AM
    But I did win .... I keep getting email how I won the Nigerian Lottery... I sent them all the information they wanted... they promise that they'll...
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    08-19-2014, 08:51 AM
    Michael With the Cloned Virtual Machine approach, you should not "spend a lot of time fixing..." things nor should you be reloading windows. One or...
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    08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
    Sorry Being too nerdly... In the computer world, 'bare metal' means without any other operating system (or other control software) between the...
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    08-18-2014, 10:21 AM
    Like most of these things, "it depends". We pay less than 1% of our home's estimated market value in property tax. (We feel it's pretty...
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    08-18-2014, 09:17 AM
    I run VirtualBox on my MAC as an application under OSX (I don't run the hypervisor on the bare metal). There is a "clone virtual machine" function...
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    08-15-2014, 09:48 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    This is supposition on my part .... He had some form of income (could be a job, it could be lottery winnings, he might have made money in the stock...
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    08-13-2014, 09:53 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    Regarding your tax situation, I'd check with the US IRS whether the form is real --- the executors might be able to do that or you could get in touch...
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    08-08-2014, 08:03 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Unable to access websites in General
    Or perhaps the remote sites are down for some reason, or unreachable due to a failed link, or some network admin f'd up their BGP configs, or...
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    08-01-2014, 06:58 AM
    Weller sells some small butane torches with very very fine tips an highly controllable flames --- they sort of are like Bics On Steroids... I've had...
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    08-01-2014, 06:52 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT: pdf help in General
    I've had some success converting PDF-text to real, plain old text by 1) opening your favorite text editor of choice (Emacs for me, usually most ...
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    07-31-2014, 09:35 AM
    If you just are holding 5lb flower pots, bird poop is not unacceptable. But ... your wife will lean on the flowerpot/bracket to do something and...
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    07-29-2014, 05:55 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Manual/Hand Deep Well Pumps in General
    There are plastic/pvc pumps that use standard sch80 PVC pipe for both the pump rod and drop pipe. Since the rod is PVC it's fairly lightweight,...
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    07-24-2014, 12:19 PM
    What are you programming for (OS &processor type) and writing your code on? Generally gnu compilers would be your best bet, it runs on the most...
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    07-15-2014, 12:59 PM
    To repetitively reiterate the piling on ... I find my tablet & phone (iPad/Phone, but that's not really important) best when minimal input is...
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    07-07-2014, 09:56 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Where is Sir John?? in General
    He said something about going to Maine this summer: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/62630-Trip-to-Maine
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    07-07-2014, 09:49 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Infection in machining wounds. in General
    One other thing to keep in the back of one's mind is the increasing presence of MRSA and other anti-biotic resistant bacteria. The stuff seems to be...
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    07-02-2014, 08:20 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT Email App in General
    You can set up the bundled iPhone/iPad email to support multiple accounts and to periodically fetch mail from the server, notifying you when there...
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    06-30-2014, 09:04 AM
    Hi It is difficult to answer your question without first asking "What does he expect to weld?" From your post, it sounds like the welder is for...
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    06-13-2014, 09:50 AM
    fjk replied to a thread solar panel fun in General
    I missed the 12v part of your plan; my apologies. You'll run the 12v system primarily off of the PV panel & battery bank. The grid then is your...
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    06-12-2014, 10:20 AM
    fjk replied to a thread solar panel fun in General
    This is what the charge controller does --- basically, it monitors what's in the battery bank, what's being output from the panels, and "Does The...
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    06-09-2014, 09:16 AM
    fjk replied to a thread solar panel fun in General
    For our summer, weekend offgrid house (in maine, with too many trees nearby that we can't cut or thin) ... We accept less-than-max output from the...
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    06-09-2014, 08:57 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Welding table clamps question in General
    I made my welding table top out of 1" sq tube spaced about 6" apart & clamp things to it with C-clamps, vice grips, whatever.
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