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    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT - MacBook Pro in General
    My guess is that the disk is zorched. If it's failed then you have to get it replaced, etc. If it's just been erased (as someone said, perhaps...
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    09-23-2014, 09:33 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Solo. Germany in November in General
    Dachau was a concentration/forced labor camp, not a POW camp. That said, it is _very_ moving... But otherwise I agree with and heartily second (and...
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    09-22-2014, 06:13 PM
    They are quite good. One way we like to use them is to take them non-stop, do the full loop, on our first day in a place; it's a good, easy, and...
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    09-22-2014, 04:49 PM
    221b baker street cabinet war rooms imperial war museum london transport museum in covent garden a bit further afield bletchley park...
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    09-16-2014, 09:11 AM
    A long time ago, while in college, I worked in a metallurgical lab. Among the things I did was preparing steel samples and then taking micrographs...
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    09-10-2014, 10:39 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT ---I just realized that---- in General
    Some days I get the bear, some days the bear gets me... Sigh. And apologies to OH (and anyone else) if he thought I was griping ... I wasn't and...
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    09-09-2014, 10:35 AM
    "Sit down and put a load on your mind" My jr. highschool metalworking teacher to students that were not taking things as seriously as one should...
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    09-09-2014, 09:07 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT ---I just realized that---- in General
    Looks to me like the local spelling and grammar and VG's spelling and grammar are about the same ... enough so that I was wondering if the two are...
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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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