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by yogi
Yesterday, 16:48
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

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
Yesterday, 16:33
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 26
Views: 55

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: 1
Views: 7

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: 26
Views: 55

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...
by yogi
07 Oct 2018, 06:52
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

Re: Notes To Self

Kids have different ideas than do their parents, especially when it comes to running a business. You had more than a business relationship with the old guy. He was doing you a friendly favor by pricing things the way he did. The kids are running the business to make a profit, while their elder was t...
by yogi
05 Oct 2018, 15:24
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

Re: Notes To Self

Sometimes it's a Catch-22 situation, which is what happened to me with Windows 98. I got to a point where I could not update without changing the hardware. For you and Deb Farm Town did well on a Windows XP system because that is the level of software/hardware for which it was designed. The theory I...
by yogi
04 Oct 2018, 14:09
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

Re: Notes To Self

I empathize with you regarding Windows 10 problems. I've not experienced the particular problem you describe with the Home edition because I always had the Pro version on my laptop. Plus, it's not the normal distribution either. As I've mentioned a few dozen times in the past I am a Windows Insider ...
by yogi
03 Oct 2018, 11:50
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

Re: Notes To Self

File sharing has an infinite number of caveats attached to it. My "notes" are the result of me tying to understand the interaction between VM's and their host. The presumption here is that I want both Windows and Linux to be functional at the same time. That cannot be done via dual (multiple) boot s...
by yogi
02 Oct 2018, 17:21
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 26
Views: 55

Notes To Self

So, I have this Windows 7 desktop computer. Being the geek that I am, I installed Oracle's Virtual Box software so that I can also run guest Linux software inside the Windows host environment. Virtual Machines, being what they are, share hardware but do not intrinsically share virtual hardware. That...
by yogi
01 Oct 2018, 08:37
Forum: Chats
Topic: Wired's Picture of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: Wired's Picture of the Week

I believe I talked about this before, but I also grew up in a neighborhood where corner stores were common. The big city was built somewhat in grid fashion. I guess all cities are built the same way. The major thoroughfares ideally form a block around a community of residential houses. Those blocks ...
by yogi
29 Sep 2018, 18:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: Wired's Picture of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: Wired's Picture of the Week

In some ways Schnucks is surprising. They have certain things that other stores do not carry; the rye flour for example. They have a section for sale items which is pretty impressive if you want what they put on sale. The quality of their produce and meats, however, is average. They don't sell lamb ...
by yogi
29 Sep 2018, 08:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Wired's Picture of the Week
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: Wired's Picture of the Week

Ahhh yes ... Dierbergs. There are two within 8 miles driving of my home and I used to think they were pretty good. Typically Saturday night is pizza night at Yogi's Den and I do it all by hand except for the crust. Up north I would get somebody's flat bread pizza crust - don't recall the name but th...
by yogi
28 Sep 2018, 09:33
Forum: Computers
Topic: HP printer back to its original problem.
Replies: 29
Views: 349

Re: HP printer back to its original problem.

I'm rambling again! Sure sign of olde age, hi hi. It's called rag chewing and us old timers live for it. One of the coolest things about the last computer I built is the case from Corsair. Among it's many great features it has a sliding door on top with a SATA HDD connector underneath. It can accom...