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    Good old humor, similar to "Those Magnificent Men...

    Good old humor, similar to "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines". Great fun to watch.
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    I have just one observation to offer. Delete if...

    I have just one observation to offer. Delete if you are sick of them. My batteries have always bubbled when charging, from all the cells. If you are getting only one bubbling seems logical that the...
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    As a kid, lived on about 5 acres on a small lake...

    As a kid, lived on about 5 acres on a small lake or pond. Had a Weimaraner, Chrarlie who used to fish in the lake. Yep, friends would ask why is your dog just standing in the lake? After 10 or 20...
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    I'm not particularly informed on things...

    I'm not particularly informed on things electrical. But, wouldn't the tinfoil wrap have to be grounded to block the RF?? Just asking if true or not.
    Thanks,
    Oaks.
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    On TV I see several ads by US insurance companies...

    On TV I see several ads by US insurance companies offering discounts for people who plug in such devices to record your driving activities. According to them, they are "helping you drive safer." ...
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    just grab a beer, a lawn chair, and a thin...

    just grab a beer, a lawn chair, and a thin popsicle stick. Nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.;)
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    Call me suspicious, but unless I've unplugged the...

    Call me suspicious, but unless I've unplugged the PC from the wall, it is still "on" to some degree. I find it interesting that my smart phone, left at 100% charge at midnight, is often at or below...
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    Yes, I bought a drill press vice made in India....

    Yes, I bought a drill press vice made in India. The cast iron is awful, filled with inclusions and is incredibly brittle. The machining looks like someone hacked it out using a hack saw and a very...
  9. I see the bitcoin sellers hyping the $12...

    I see the bitcoin sellers hyping the $12 investment in bitcon that is now worth millions. Great for the early buyers. This is pure speculation.

    So, this is a possible scenario: Convinced it is...
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    That seems like a lot of material and design...

    That seems like a lot of material and design overkill for signage work. Might be for holding freeway signs to overpass mounts? Other wise, could be any specialty item, but again, has so much...
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    hmm.. Tennessee Ernie Ford I think...."another...

    hmm.. Tennessee Ernie Ford I think...."another day older and deeper in debt.." "I owe my soul to the company store...." Sorry, don't remember much of the song.
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    I think most flooring pros would either cover it...

    I think most flooring pros would either cover it with new sub flooring or cut out and replace it. Too much wasted on cleaning old sub flooring to be practical. Someone in the flooring biz might...
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    For 2 generations now, logic and critical...

    For 2 generations now, logic and critical thinking has been replaced by group think. As the song says..."step out of line, they come and take you away"....
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    An office, not so much the shop. The President...

    An office, not so much the shop. The President of our national firm was a youngish, yet brilliant man who was extremely outgoing as well as demanding. He earned the full respect of those who worked...
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    Another route to technology theft: Apparently...

    Another route to technology theft: Apparently this is not particularly illegal, but given almost unlimited funding, it works as a technology or defense secrets conduit. Many years ago, Google or...
  16. "Free"...or "better" are just the lures to get...

    "Free"...or "better" are just the lures to get your information. Nothing is free. If you want the convenience of digital, sitting on your arse to change the TV channel or whatever,, you give up...
  17. The Garage and shed contents: 1. Let the adult...

    The Garage and shed contents:
    1. Let the adult kids, and grand kids take their pick. May want some of the stuff they learned to use.
    2. Anything left offered to trade school.
    3. Estate sale or...
  18. I get at least 6 to 12 calls daily on my land...

    I get at least 6 to 12 calls daily on my land line. About the same number of calls on my cell but weekly.

    I've heard that many of these numbers rely upon the "victim" using redial or just...
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    Brian, You found a solution that works for you...

    Brian, You found a solution that works for you and that you are very happy with. There is a personal satisfaction in finding a solution to a problem that cannot be related to money. Congratulations!!
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    Great tool!! Someone knew what they were doing. ...

    Great tool!! Someone knew what they were doing. I'd bet you could pull every pulley in a junk yard with that thing. "Kickin' arse, and takin' names"!!!! Yeah!!
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    I live in a suburban area of 1 acre + lots. Few...

    I live in a suburban area of 1 acre + lots. Few years ago, my son and his friend decided to go on a day trip and his friend left his pick up truck parked in our driveway with his business' name on...
  22. I'm no computer expert, but I do see what has...

    I'm no computer expert, but I do see what has transpired.

    Win 10 and virtually every smart phone will share whatever is put into or through them including conversations. Mined for key words, your...
  23. Good that they have been rescued. Did I see...

    Good that they have been rescued. Did I see there are 2,040 issues? How many pages does that translate to? Assume about 75 pages each, that is about 153,000 pages. Or did I misunderstand.
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    I bought a $29 Zircon at HD to find my rafters...

    I bought a $29 Zircon at HD to find my rafters behind 3/4 inch pine. This is the third finder I've used around the house. I have found them all to be a little finicky to work with but with some...
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    Before I retired, we had office interns for the...

    Before I retired, we had office interns for the summer months. Hired by the office manager. I would feel fortunate if one or two showed any interest in what the office did or the jobs they were...
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