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by yogi
Today, 14:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

My Google cleverphone has a spot on it where I can put my thumb for it to use as a mechanism to unlock the phone. It requires a little bit of training, but they have warnings everywhere in the setup instructions. They say it's possible to defeat this and I should be careful how I use it. I've read t...
by yogi
Today, 14:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

Fiberglass is relatively new for window construction, and plastic seems to be the standard fare for all new construction spec houses. I can't think of any reason why plastic became a standard other than the cost. They might be ok where you are located and south of that where the winters aren't that ...
by yogi
Today, 13:42
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

I can see having two or three monitors attached to one box. Spreading my activities across three screens would be a luxury. But, there is something to be said for having more than one box with separate monitors. I don't do anything rigorous, but I often have half a dozen windows going on this deskto...
by yogi
Yesterday, 12:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

Gigabyte and Asus dominate the top PC motherboard market. I think I'd get an Acer before a Dell but now that I see what rolling my own does, I'll not buy off the shelf again. The expansion slots are nice things to have on motherboards, but they don't do much for speed. It's the processor and the chi...
by yogi
Yesterday, 12:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

A ten year warranty on windows apparently is a luxury. At least that's the impression I got when we were out shopping for replacements. I had problems with one of the windows that seemed to have lost it's seal and moister was accumulating between the panes of glass. The repair guy was amazed that th...
by yogi
Yesterday, 11:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

Quality music and DJ's are mutually exclusive terms as far as I'm concerned. The last wedding I attended had a DJ supplying all the music. I didn't care how he did it at the time so that I never so much as looked into his booth to see what he had in there. I do recall vividly the speakers that were ...
by yogi
19 Feb 2019, 13:37
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

I don't have a feel for today's entertainment market and was never involved earlier in my life. All I know is the little bit of criticism I've read when DRM came into being. Digital music made it a lot easier to pirate and the youngest of teenie boppers could figure out the encryption in about half ...
by yogi
19 Feb 2019, 13:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

I got to be slightly extravagant when I lived up north. I'm pretty sure I could have matched the prices you are talking about, but no. Not me. I wanted Pella windows. That's the equivalent of wanting a Pixel 3 phone instead of one that works just as well for 1/3rd the price. I worked hard all my lif...
by yogi
19 Feb 2019, 13:11
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

I used to save my retired electronic equipment, computers et. al.. When we moved here I spent a couple days tearing things apart because I didn't want to pay to move junk I'd never use. I separated the electronics, the metal, and the plastic then recycled them all properly. The only thing I did not ...
by yogi
18 Feb 2019, 18:06
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

I can only imagine what was going on with your network IP assignments. The DHCP sever will start serving just as soon as it's stable after a power outage. It looks at all the available IP's and starts handing them out as devices on the network call for them. I can't think of a scenario where Windows...
by yogi
18 Feb 2019, 16:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

I've often thought replacing was better than repairing. But windows are typically around $1000 to replace new so that your $100 deal would be quite the incentive. Then too, it depends on the window. The ones in this house are made of plastic and cannot be repaired. They are designed to break easily ...
by yogi
18 Feb 2019, 15:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

The way I see Brainformation forums is that anybody can read what they can see when they land here. In that sense it is a public site. The Administration and the Members Only forums are invisible to the public. Since I claim fair use of any copyrighted content, that means we are a public source of i...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 18:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

As a matter of fact we here at Brainformation fit into the not all that public category. :grin: There is one forum that is hidden from public view and can be seen only when you are a logged in member. So, anything taken from there can be contested. I don't have any copyright issues, even though I te...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 18:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

You have a right to be proud of the respect you get from the experts. The building inspectors must see a lot of work from numerous tradesmen and have a good idea of who does quality work and who does not. It's interesting that they would call you in rather than do the work themselves. Apparently the...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 18:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

i don't really think you spend time planning on how to make things complicated. :mrgreen: I do suspect, however, that you have needs that are not all that common. I'm a little surprised to read that your WIndows machines require a specific IP address. I only have two on my LAN and the IP stays the s...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 10:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

Automobile repair shop scams are in the news frequently. It's not only them but also other typical household repairs that are prone to scamming vulnerable users. When I moved into this house the outside wall in the basement that was not under ground had insulation but no sheet rock. I was too busy t...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 10:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

I've heard that story before. Not only can one word change the entire meaning of a contract, but something as simple as a comma will do it too. While I'm an ardent supporter of simple language in a contract, there are times when the protection intended can only be had by spelling it all out in legal...
by yogi
16 Feb 2019, 09:39
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 71
Views: 369

Re: The End is Near

I might be familiar with what you are talking about, but at first read it sounds like a whole new world of networking to me. LOL Hard wired router? Antenna driven router? As far as I know all routers are hard wired to an Internet access point. That's your connection to the worldwide web. The router ...
by yogi
15 Feb 2019, 09:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: And the Scams Go On

It's called "bait and switch" which is totally illegal from what I understand. They get away with it because few people are as organized or persistent as you are. You are right about the hidden costs of trying to collect a debt. I'm certain the company spend more on recovery than they would have spe...
by yogi
15 Feb 2019, 08:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 73
Views: 441

Re: Ski By Fire

So ... let me see if I understand this right. You were involved in an accident because the ABS system on the car you were driving failed. Aside from all the grief you got as a result, there was a clear and imminent risk of you being killed due to a failed break system. In fact the car was totaled. I...