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by yogi
05 Dec 2018, 16:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 20
Views: 78

Re: Fight Back the Phishers

I had an interesting experience a couple hours ago. As you know I acquired a smart phone from Google. One of the big deals most smart phones offer is a Personal Assistant (PA). In my case it's pretty much like using Google Search on the web but the replies from Google are in the form of a pleasant s...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 19:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fight Back the Phishers
Replies: 20
Views: 78

Fight Back the Phishers

Best way to respond to phishing attacks is to report them to people who can do something about it, like shut down their web sites. Don't know where to go? Try this:

https://decentsecurity.com/#/malware-we ... stigation/
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 14:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

It's pretty hard for me to come up with a good response to your last post. I love this place, but life in America isn't turning out to be what it was promised when I was a kid. I'm not as naive now. So that might have a bearing on my POV, but something ain't right. I've not read anything by Donald T...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 10:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Microsoft Is Amazing
Replies: 43
Views: 532

Re: Microsoft Is Amazing

You're getting closer to the truth of the matter. LOL As you would expect the big three, Microsoft, Apple, and Google, all offer something similar. The reason for similar systems is because they all want the business from mobile device users. Since mobile vs desktop vs laptop sharing is a nightmare,...
by yogi
04 Dec 2018, 09:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

One way to understand the soda market is to keep in mind that the major manufacturers are selling products that maximize their profits. They are not in the business of supplying products to people with special medical needs. Diet sodas are the result of people wanting to look young and beautiful. Ju...
by yogi
02 Dec 2018, 15:54
Forum: Computers
Topic: Microsoft Is Amazing
Replies: 43
Views: 532

Re: Microsoft Is Amazing

The new Pixel camera/phone I'm now evaluating has problems similar to what you just described. Google has an identical cloud system as Microsoft but with different names for the devices. It's MyDrive instead of OneDrive for example. It's hard to understand why Microsoft would want your password; it'...
by yogi
02 Dec 2018, 15:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

So, is the economy demand-pull or supply-push? In other words who is controlling the market for goods and services? Is it the product suppliers or the consumers of said products? The beauty of our free market system is that it can supply anything the consumer will buy and at a reasonable price. Some...
by yogi
02 Dec 2018, 10:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I have a feeling that I'm going to love "Google Assistant" - she has a pretty sexy voice. :mrgreen: From what I can tell Google's PA (personal assistant) is full of artificial intelligence. Of course it starts out being utterly stupid and you have to allow it to keep track of your life in Google-lan...
by yogi
01 Dec 2018, 16:41
Forum: Computers
Topic: Microsoft Is Amazing
Replies: 43
Views: 532

Re: Microsoft Is Amazing

The time has come to continue the saga that prompted the writing of this thread in the first place. That is to say, I have another story about how Microsoft seems to really care about it's customers. Most of the games in the Windows store remind of of the Zinga legacy on Facebook. There is one game ...
by yogi
01 Dec 2018, 16:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Well before I got my first job with Motorola, a non union shop to this day, I was told by a long time union member that the problem with labor unions is that they kill the individual's incentives to do better. It's not so much a plot or conspiracy as it is the union having the power to negotiate in ...
by yogi
28 Nov 2018, 17:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I remember the Northstar engine Cadillac used. It was a great idea to use only the number of cylinders that were necessary, but GM never did figure out how to do that properly. These days it might be easier given all the computers in the engine compartment, but the Northstar was all mechanical and f...
by yogi
27 Nov 2018, 18:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I think you proved the concept with your aluminum/mercury experiment. The video was a time lapse but I don't recall how long it took being mentioned. It could have been hours, days, or weeks. LOL I also think the quality of the metals was probably better than what you or I could get our hands on. Go...
by yogi
26 Nov 2018, 14:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I'm kind of thinking the guy in the video used some special materials for the experiment, i.e., pure metals. If I recall correctly he also had trouble starting the reaction and had to use an acid wash to eliminate any residual Al 2 O 3 . There is a vague memory somewhere in my skull suggesting that ...
by yogi
25 Nov 2018, 14:54
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Happy Turkey Day!
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Happy Turkey Day!

Deirbergs is probably the best O'Fallon has to offer as far as groceries go. Even so they don't compare to some of the more ethnic shops I'd go to up north. One of the local chains was called Jewel-Osco and was owned by Albertsons. A year or two before we left they were in the process of up-scaling ...
by yogi
25 Nov 2018, 14:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I don't know about SCUBA tanks but i do know the purpose of introducing air into the exhaust system of automobiles is to burn off (oxidize) the gasses considered to be pollutants. The probes up the exhaust pipes are fair indicators of the effectiveness of the techniques. Same goes for Catalytic conv...
by yogi
25 Nov 2018, 09:45
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: This is also mexican music...
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: This is also mexican music...

That is really great, Juan. It sounds a lot like rock. I might have to become a fan of Mexican music.
by yogi
25 Nov 2018, 09:42
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Happy Turkey Day!
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Happy Turkey Day!

Pilgrim Settlement Day ... I never heard it put that way before but I like the connotations. LOL It's been called Thanksgiving ever since it was invented in 1621, and I guess they were in fact a bunch of pilgrims doing the thanking. I've lived most of my life off my mom's and my wife's cooking. Seve...
by yogi
25 Nov 2018, 09:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: Smart Phones?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Smart Phones?

I like to think of myself as tech savvy, but I've been out of technology professionally for nearly 20 years. While I'm aware of all the smart phone capabilities because I worked for Motorola 36 years, I never upgraded past my old LG flip phone. Truth is that I don't need all the smartness in today's...
by yogi
24 Nov 2018, 15:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: Drawing the Finnish Flag
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Drawing the Finnish Flag

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by yogi
23 Nov 2018, 19:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Perhaps you can be a little more detailed in explaining how those air pumps increased the pollution levels. I guess part of your answer would have to include exactly what "pollution" we are talking about. It's true that adding an air pump to the engine increases the load, and consequently more raw f...