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by yogi
Yesterday, 13:43
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

The concept behind virtual machines is that both the host and the guest are fully functional simultaneously. This is due to the fact that the VM software is just another program as far as the host is concerned. The guest system is not an emulation in that case. VM software is self-contained with all...
by yogi
Yesterday, 09:16
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

MY handy dandy 'flip phone' is actually a slide phone. LOL It has the same form factor as the classic flip, but it's actually two pieces of hardware sandwiched together. Sliding the top part with the display off to the side reveals a real honest to goodness tactile keyboard. I fell in love with it i...
by yogi
17 Oct 2018, 14:47
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

We custom built the last house we lived in and hired a general contractor to do the grunt work. One of the surprises I discovered after we moved in was that all the phone jacks were 4 wires. I never specified that, but apparently that is what the phone company either recommended or specified. All la...
by yogi
16 Oct 2018, 13:28
Forum: Chats
Topic: flooding france...
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Re: flooding france...

Building on a flood plane is asking for trouble, not to mention super high insurance rates because flood disasters are imminent. I can imagine why it's hit and miss with the flooding. Rain does not fall in a uniform pattern. It's a little bit here and a little bit there. I'm assuming the flood plane...
by yogi
16 Oct 2018, 13:24
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

Spoofing of legitimate e-mail addresses and caller ID's is an old technique. The ID can be turned off altogether, but the spam bots know that people are onto that gimmick. The galling part about telemarketers is that they are using my paid for privacy phone number for commercial purposes. I'd not mi...
by yogi
16 Oct 2018, 13:04
Forum: Blogs
Topic: babysitting
Replies: 5
Views: 19

Re: babysitting

I've seen them at some of the German October Fest get-togethers but never gave much thought to how widespread is the instrument. I guess it would be the equivalent of guitars in this country.
by yogi
16 Oct 2018, 08:44
Forum: Blogs
Topic: babysitting
Replies: 5
Views: 19

Re: babysitting

I know something about WiFi :mrgreen: WifI is the wireless connection from your computing devices to your router. The only other choice is to connect a wire from your computer to your router. The router, however, is hard wired to the modem, and many times you will find both of them in the same box. ...
by yogi
16 Oct 2018, 08:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: flooding france...
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Re: flooding france...

As you must know we have been suffering from attacks by hurricanes lately -- about the same time you have been flooding. The news from France has not been as prominent as our local problems, but I did in fact see a few mentions of the flooding on Twitter. All I knew at the time was it's in southern ...
by yogi
15 Oct 2018, 12:27
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

If you are talking about the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) run by the FBI, I have looked at that form. They do indeed ask for all the details you can provide about the perpetrator, but they also say to skip that part if you don't have the details. In my case the person identified themselves ...
by yogi
14 Oct 2018, 16:48
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

Moving right along ... I got an interesting threat in the e-mail yesterday. The sender claimed he had infected my operating system with a trojan about six months ago. The virus logged all my activity on the web and caught me visiting some porn sites. He had me worried up to that point, but then he w...
by yogi
14 Oct 2018, 16:33
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

I never realize how helpful doctors can be with the cost of drugs until I got a whole new set of MD's down here in MO. One of them tried to get me some help with a $500/mo anticoagulant I must take, but apparently I am "over resourced." It's me against the donut hole come the end of June so it now s...
by yogi
13 Oct 2018, 14:11
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

Thanks for the run down on amateur radio and the Internet. In the course of my browsing I did see reference to being able to connect to actual radios. It was a subscription service so I avoided that. One of the organizations is out of Knoxville, which is why I thought you may have had some experienc...
by yogi
12 Oct 2018, 14:09
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

On a different note, what do you know about monitoring ham radio transmissions via the Internet? I've seen some sites that offer simulations - I'm guessing those are fake broadcasts and not real time. I've also seen downloads offered which allow you to "monitor" the ham bands. I'd love to get back i...
by yogi
12 Oct 2018, 14:06
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

To be clear, I'm not all that familiar with the triangulation technique of radiation therapy you cite. It sounds like a great way to pinpoint the ionization effects, but that is not as much a problem as is locating the offending cells in the first place. It's the inability to be precise that causes ...
by yogi
11 Oct 2018, 14:30
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

We have some very different viewpoints about what is going on in this country and what has transpired in the past. That's to be expected and healthy in fact. I've read where the current president wrote a book (or had one written for him) claiming that democracy is a failure. He isn't the first globa...
by yogi
10 Oct 2018, 18:39
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

I can't recall how many times I've mentioned it before in these forums, but there's no reason not to bring it up one more time. :mrgreen: World War III has been in progress for a few decades now. The recent attention to cyber crime isn't what I'm talking about here. There is a culture war in progres...
by yogi
09 Oct 2018, 13:17
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

You may, or may not, have seen the criticism about the current administration in Washingtod D.C. being a kleptocracy. A lot of what you write about Knoxville could be said about today's federal government as well. The point you bring up about the local Coroner believing he is above the law can be fo...
by yogi
08 Oct 2018, 11:12
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

Chicago has many museums and at least two zoos. I got to see them all when I was a youngster living at home because all of them were free to visit. Somewhere in my teens the museums started to charge an entry fee. Then one of the two zoos did the same. The second zoo is located in Chicago proper and...
by yogi
07 Oct 2018, 18:39
Forum: Blogs
Topic: babysitting
Replies: 5
Views: 19

Re: babysitting

I have to note that you have some very interesting neighbors over there in France. I don't know about the kitty-sitting, but it sounds like an adventure exploring the home of the artist. Over here it's plain vanilla with everybody's home made of that ticky tacky stuff. It sure would be nice to see s...
by yogi
07 Oct 2018, 14:20
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 36
Views: 152

Re: Notes To Self

I know that BIOS can be changed, but perhaps not in every situation. It is burned into an EPROM chip mounted on the motherboard which can be erased and reprogrammed. Some manufacturers will supply you with a utility to burn the EPROM with whatever you want to put in it. Others, and perhaps Dell is i...