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by yogi
Yesterday, 18:48
Forum: Computers
Topic: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 97

Re: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard

It's been a long time since I've not been able to find a driver for the hardware I have. Most of that is due to the fact I rely on Ubuntu so much. They put a lot of effort into making things work, but then I don't have a lot of demands. The biggest problem maker was nVidia. For some reason they didn...
by yogi
Yesterday, 18:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 238

Re: Another Win For Linux

As you undoubtedly know the heart, lungs, and kidneys all work together. lf one fails it is likely to affect the others as well. I'm guessing your lungs could not keep the O 2 coming fast enough so the heart started to pump faster to make up for it. The other organs in your body need that O 2 no mat...
by yogi
Yesterday, 18:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: An Evolutionary Step
Replies: 25
Views: 103

Re: An Evolutionary Step

I think you did the right thing by obtaining all those trades' licenses. If you did the work yourself it had to take a lot of effort on your part to save those big bucks. It probably looks good on paper, but that's only because you weren't paying yourself what you were worth. My understanding is tha...
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 181
Views: 1492

Re: Ski By Fire

Your aunt was truly an amazing woman :xclaim: I've known for a long time that the human body is over equipped and that we can do without quite a few of our body parts. Your aunt was a living example of that theory. The most amazing (to me) part of your story is that Barnes is a teaching hospital. I ...
by yogi
17 Apr 2019, 16:54
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 238

Re: Another Win For Linux

I think you told me that you have emphysema. That could explain why your O 2 levels are falling. The lungs are not as efficient as they used to be. I don't know how a pulmonologist would assess your situation, but carrying around a tank of oxygen may be a long term fix. Then again, you are also prob...
by yogi
17 Apr 2019, 16:37
Forum: Computers
Topic: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 97

Re: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard

One of the aspects of open source I consider to be a problem is the lack of continuity, or standardization. Some folks think that is a good thing because specialized OS's can easily be designed as opposed to working with the unknown contents of an API into a proprietary OS. But even so, if all the k...
by yogi
17 Apr 2019, 16:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 181
Views: 1492

Re: Ski By Fire

I know of a young woman in North Carolina who is on Medicaid because she is handicapped and cannot work. It's a shame too because she is quite the brilliant individual. Her handicap is such that it causes her to fall and injure herself to the point where she needs ER services several times a year. A...
by yogi
17 Apr 2019, 15:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: An Evolutionary Step
Replies: 25
Views: 103

Re: An Evolutionary Step

I guess I was lucky that Barak Obama's home state was Illinois. The inheritance tax didn't kick in there until the value was in excess of $250,000. I had a need to know all that in 2008 a few months after he was installed as president. You know way too much about real estate. LOL It's a good thing t...
by yogi
15 Apr 2019, 13:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 97

Re: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard

Technically Linux and Windows both depend on a kernel that is common among all the distributions of each. Everything that distinguishes the various flavors are simply additions to the basic kernel. And that's the thing. The kernel is pretty much useless by itself. It has a certain amount of basic fu...
by yogi
15 Apr 2019, 12:21
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 238

Re: Another Win For Linux

Mom had COPD, congestive heart failure, a silent heart attack that took out 25% of the organ, and the lord only knows what else. I helped her through the last couple years, but she did pretty well on her own for about a decade. As caregiver I learned a lot about the durability of the human body. In ...
by yogi
15 Apr 2019, 12:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: An Evolutionary Step
Replies: 25
Views: 103

Re: An Evolutionary Step

My home back near Chicago was a 1500 sq ft ranch with an unfinished basement. We had one full acre of land but only lived on about a third of it. I went to the assessor one year and asked if subdividing the property would lower my taxes. He said not likely. The year we moved down here to O'Fallon my...
by yogi
15 Apr 2019, 11:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 181
Views: 1492

Re: Ski By Fire

I applied for assistance to Johnson and Johnson to lower or eliminate the cost of a very expensive anticoagulant I must take. The hematologist I'm seeing said I can get the assistance when I complained using this drug would put me in the donut hole really quick. He has a special assistant who does t...
by yogi
14 Apr 2019, 15:09
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 238

Re: Another Win For Linux

I'm sure the thinking behind those injections you get is to prevent your body from undergoing undo stresses. All your reserved capacity probably has been depleted. It's got to be a tough call preventing the flu. I think I've been as successful as I have been because I am what you would call a home b...
by yogi
14 Apr 2019, 14:53
Forum: Computers
Topic: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 97

Re: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard

I've had some intimate exposure to the workings of computers and the software that drives them. I knew enough so that my boss would not have to fire me or reassign me to some less demanding job, but I was no engineer and had no university degree in my resumé. I did become smart enough to recognize h...
by yogi
14 Apr 2019, 14:27
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 181
Views: 1492

Re: Ski By Fire

Apparently I was thinking of something other than insulin when I figured the ingredients were single sourced. My youngest granddaughter is going to university here in Missouri, but she has a boyfriend who is studying at MIT for the time being. He, unfortunately, is diabetic and needs to use insulin....
by yogi
14 Apr 2019, 14:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: An Evolutionary Step
Replies: 25
Views: 103

Re: An Evolutionary Step

My old pal is a retired accountant from Amaco, now BP. If you think you are good at finding the best deals around, you should get to know my friend. He has been brainwashed like every corporate accountant I ever dealt with, and he did extensive research regarding his move to Franklin. Not only did m...
by yogi
13 Apr 2019, 14:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 97

Re: The Ultimate Qwerky Keyboard

I think we both are computer savvy to the same degree. You are comfortable with Linux and I am not. I think that says it all about the capabilities of each OS.
by yogi
13 Apr 2019, 14:04
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 238

Re: Another Win For Linux

Never had the pleasure of driving a Bobcat, but I can imagine the problems of keeping it moving in a straight line. Applying that concept to automobiles would need to be more sophisticated. I'm certain they would engineer the kinks out if they thought it could be popular. I appreciate your contribut...
by yogi
13 Apr 2019, 13:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: An Evolutionary Step
Replies: 25
Views: 103

Re: An Evolutionary Step

My best buddy back in Chicago was shocked when I announced we are moving to Missouri. Why Missouri was his first question to which I had some stock replies. Then he asked, "what about the social life?" That made me think for a few seconds but the answer I gave was the same as I suggested above. We k...
by yogi
13 Apr 2019, 13:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 181
Views: 1492

Re: Ski By Fire

Social security, medicare, and medicaid are essential to the well being, and existence, of many people. In other words those type of programs should be accessible by everyone. How the access is implemented and from where the funding comes is an age old problem in this country. Part of the reason it'...