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by yogi
Today, 15:15
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

From the Internet, so we know this is true: Over 627,000 new businesses open each year, according to SBA estimates. At the same time, about 595,000 businesses close each year (latest statistics as of 2008). I suppose things could have changed drastically since 2008, but those figures suggest 32,000 ...
by yogi
Today, 14:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

I'm assuming (bad thing, I know) that you are talking about the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). If it were anything other than them, I'd suggest a suit for defamation of character and/or preventing you from earning a living by not issuing a license. With the way things are going in governme...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

Cable companies have the same problem that AT&T had: infrastructure. Everybody wants to use the same lines, but they don't have a good way to share the costs. When Ma Bell disintegrated, AT&T, who installed all the telephone networks, was forced to allow the others to use their wires. Thus the need ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

Well I don't know about today's world being unfriendly to start-up companies. Jobs and Wasniac started up Apple computer from a garage. Bill Gates didn't own diddly squat but had a great vision and good business sense to carry it through. Even Zuckerberg invented Facebook in his college dorm. Perhap...
by yogi
16 Dec 2018, 13:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

You and your family have been involved with some very interesting projects over the years. While many of my uncles were involved with engineering and machining, it seems their specialty was mediocrity. LOL They all worked for somebody else. I think that's the reason nothing spectacular happened.
by yogi
16 Dec 2018, 13:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

The point I'm making here is that this is just the beginning. At one time this data harvesting was attributed to a need for marketers to provide better targeted services (ads). I'm sure that's how it started, but things got sophisticated along the way. The Russians, for example, have been developing...
by yogi
15 Dec 2018, 12:42
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

The global database of people won't be compiled by a single government entity. They won't get any more accurate regarding ancestry than they are already. The identity and whereabouts of all humans living now and over the next twenty years will be documented quite thoroughly by corporations. Governme...
by yogi
15 Dec 2018, 12:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

Be it $2 bills or $1 coins, they are all legal tender. It would seem that all banks, being part of the Federal Reserve System, should be required to handle all forms of legal currency. I'm guessing they would if their customers were demanding said oddities. I don't think I'd go out of my way to get ...
by yogi
14 Dec 2018, 16:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

Somewhere in the early 50's I took an interest in collecting pennies. I had just about every kind minted, not necessarily in mint condition, for the previous 50 years. Some rare ones, like the 1909 VDB S, were missing. Steel pennies were easy to come by in those days so that I had several of those t...
by yogi
14 Dec 2018, 15:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

I can only recall once being give a $1 coin as change for a purchase. The cashier said nobody wanted them but would gladly give them to me if I would like. I took them and spent them all elsewhere. I know I kept a couple, but I can't say where they are right at this moment. I think this happened whe...
by yogi
14 Dec 2018, 15:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

Record keeping is becoming more and more sophisticated and technology is advancing at breakneck speed. The tools are already in place to keep a dossier for every living human, but of course, nobody actually has done that. There are many huge databases of public and private records that can be harves...
by yogi
13 Dec 2018, 12:28
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

Data retention is a science onto itself. I just followed what I was told to do at Motorola, but there were legal and technical jocks whose job it was not to lose anything. Some of it was to satisfy government requirements. You'd be surprised how much the EU demands as far a record keeping goes, and ...
by yogi
13 Dec 2018, 12:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

There is some kind of crazy perception in the public's mind regarding $2 bills, and I don't get it. They are indeed being minted every day, from my understanding, but people either hoard them or are afraid to use them. The only place I've seen them exchanged freely is at the race track, and I'm not ...
by yogi
12 Dec 2018, 13:42
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

There are people who don't need to worry about nest eggs. If they run into situations where they need a lot of medical attention, they get it. If not, they just buy a hospital and occupy the penthouse therein; screw the insurance companies. You got me thinking about $2 bills now. My dad would drive ...
by yogi
12 Dec 2018, 13:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

On Dropbox, when a folder is shared, that folder is counted as storage space against the owner (creator). Thus, when documents are altered in that shared folder, they are tallied against the owner's account. At least that is how it used to be a couple years ago. I've not used it recently. At the mom...
by yogi
11 Dec 2018, 13:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

If I recall correctly DropBox gives you 2GB free storage. You pay for anything above that. They do indeed make backups. The question is, "do the ever delete them?" Not likely. Google gives away 15GB of free storage and goes through the same backup routine as DropBox, but it's not as transparent. Plu...
by yogi
11 Dec 2018, 13:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

Up north we did not have an in house safe. We kept all the important stuff in a bank vault. It turns out that might not have been as good an idea as it sounds. There is no doubt the safe deposit box would survive a fire, probably even a direct hit by a nuclear missile. However, the bank had one key ...
by yogi
10 Dec 2018, 19:02
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 80
Views: 519

Re: Good Vibrations

As time marches on I am becoming more aware of the need to get things organized for the kids in the event of my departure for this plane. I'm organized and well documented by nature but there are a lot of little details that need fixing. Beneficiaries on certain policies and investments have not bee...
by yogi
10 Dec 2018, 18:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

The Google MyDrive cloud storage works similar to what you are describing. There really is no point to using the cloud unless you are trying to synchronize a lot of individual computers, or unless you are trying to corroborate work on a document(s). The nature of corroboration requires that the docu...
by yogi
09 Dec 2018, 15:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 28
Views: 116

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

KISS worked fine until digital theft became commonplace. The bad actors are getting pretty sophisticated and the storage service people are having one hell of a time keeping ahead of the game. The no-right-click function is as old as HTML. It's something every browser is capable of, or in this case ...