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by yogi
Yesterday, 15:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 53
Views: 216

Re: Block This

Did some fishing in my days but never at night. A few summer mornings we rowed out before dawn but the sun was up by the time we got to our destination. My uncle Wally was also a fisherman and he never did it in daylight. He loved to go smelt fishing in Lake Michigan where he and the gang would sit ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 30
Views: 99

Re: Warranty Irony

After thinking about it a little, the location of your company has no relevance in an LLC situation. Each state has their own ideas, but the Federal IRS only sees income. They don't care where it comes from, legal or otherwise. The question on my mind now is how does Tennessee exist without personal...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:28
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 184
Views: 1451

Re: Another Win For Linux

I can imagine the call of nature would be a problem when you are shimming up a pole many hundreds of feet off the ground. Why being that high off the ground of itself would encourage such movement is slightly perplexing. It's not like you are up there against your will and frightened nearly half to ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 46

Re: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition

It seems like your dad was one smart cookie. Backups in a vault and a copy in his pocket when he left the building is about as safe as it gets. Some software, even today, needs something like a dongle in order to boot into the main system. This eliminates the need for passwords and makes the system ...
by yogi
23 Jun 2019, 13:54
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 46

Re: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition

I'm an old hand when it comes to using Windows, but I'm also fixed in my ways. Even if I know how to do things the new improved way, I'll stick with my old tried and proven methods as long as possible. Part of it is that the old ways have become instinctive. I don't have to think about how to do cer...
by yogi
23 Jun 2019, 13:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 184
Views: 1451

Re: Another Win For Linux

Maybe my thinking is too advance. More likely I don't know about all the complications involved. LOL Those transport channels seem like the ideal method for getting a remote light bulb changer up the tower. Perhaps remote controlled robots haven't been as sophisticated as they are these days and mig...
by yogi
23 Jun 2019, 13:15
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 30
Views: 99

Re: Warranty Irony

I've read a few things about LLC's and have a limited understanding of how they operate. In my mind, however, I was simply trying to determine where on the face of this earth is your company located. That location might have tax repercussions. The complication of taking orders in one state and fulfi...
by yogi
23 Jun 2019, 12:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 53
Views: 216

Re: Block This

You got that right when you say insurance companies never lose. It would be pointless for them to operate in a deficit. The fair payment of a claim is where all the issues arise, but that's why there are contracts with small print. If a claim falls into a gray area of the policy, then some litigatio...
by yogi
22 Jun 2019, 16:41
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 53
Views: 216

Re: Block This

So ... the cause of the flooding was due to MSD maps not being correctly updated. I fail to see how that cannot be negligence. I can understand how the contractors acted on the best information they had. It was wrong information, unfortunately, but they apparently didn't do anything legally wrong. T...
by yogi
22 Jun 2019, 16:16
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 30
Views: 99

Re: Warranty Irony

I'd have to think really hard to determine the exact location of your place of business. LOL The point of being explicit boils down to taxation. Everybody want's their fair share of your business money. While I'm not very familiar with any of this I would instinctively say that the place of incorpor...
by yogi
22 Jun 2019, 15:44
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 184
Views: 1451

Re: Another Win For Linux

You know way too much about changing light bulbs on a tower. LOL I can see why the design of tower lamps would change to accommodate automated maintenance. As I noted earlier, it's safer and cheaper. The drone as I see it would merely be the transport device that carries a robotic arm up the tower f...
by yogi
22 Jun 2019, 15:33
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 46

Re: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition

When you get right down to it, my Pixel 3 clever phone (actually a computer that can make phone calls) isn't doing anything more than some old Widows 3.1 computer was doing. They, and everything in between, are extensions of the human mind. All the programs and apps are single tasks that would norma...
by yogi
21 Jun 2019, 15:58
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 46

Re: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition

I made more than a few contributions to Quora and know about the so called experts who answer questions. I was one of them. LOL Having said that, Quora is the kind of place where you can get information that is not readily available elsewhere. You just have to be clever enough to know when the autho...
by yogi
21 Jun 2019, 15:28
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 184
Views: 1451

Re: Another Win For Linux

My trip to the top of Mt Evans was in a chauffeured limo. I was still in my teens at the time but didn't quite feel invincible yet. LOL Actually I was able to enjoy the trip a lot more because I didn't have to keep my eye on the road. They also told us our carburetor settings and timing had to be ch...
by yogi
21 Jun 2019, 15:04
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 30
Views: 99

Re: Warranty Irony

You would be surprised at how little I know about building computers. I know the theory and probably could get any software to work, eventually, but I can't tell you off the top of my head what is a good mobo or the best processor. I'd have to do some look-see at reviews from other people and make u...
by yogi
21 Jun 2019, 14:44
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 53
Views: 216

Re: Block This

It doesn't seem right that building contractors could break the sewer system and not be liable for it. Twice, is simply a miscarriage of justice. They say you can't fight city hall, but you can fight the individuals who make bad judgments. Apparently in your case it was a matter of suing the wrong p...
by yogi
20 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 53
Views: 216

Re: Block This

I can understand the journals you had to keep for work. They contained vital billing information that only you could provide. All I can think of is how talented and work oriented you must have been, but when tax time rolled around it must have taken you forever to gather all the paperwork from all t...
by yogi
20 Jun 2019, 13:26
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 30
Views: 99

Re: Warranty Irony

It's been a while but I am fairly certain the Silver Yogi has two sets of video processing chips; one each for VGA and HDMI. I am surprised to learn they can both be used at the same time. If that nVidia card didn't trash the motherboard connector, you would have three (or more) ports. The laptop I'...
by yogi
20 Jun 2019, 12:23
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 184
Views: 1451

Re: Another Win For Linux

Actually I know the burners on a hot air balloon make a lot of noise. However, I figured after being aloft for a while the burners were mostly off. I guess I misjudged that one. :mrgreen: Truth be told my acrophobic wife and I have been to some extreme heights on rare occasion. I think I might be ab...
by yogi
20 Jun 2019, 12:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 46

Re: Another Linux Failure, Knoppix Edition

It sounds to me like Linux needs Windows more than Windows needs Linux. :lol: A while back I took the HD that I removed from the dead Toshiba laptop and plugged it into the USB3 port of my desktop. Then I went to BIOS and from there booted into the Toshiba HD. It worked just fine which surprised me....