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by yogi
12 Aug 2018, 10:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 14
Views: 44

Rock And Roll

Somewhere in China ... https://i.imgur.com/VtG1qlg.mp4
by yogi
11 Aug 2018, 13:26
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

Battery life depends on a few things. An idle phone will consume more or less battery depending on how often it needs to handshake with the local base station to identify it's location. I got my phone in Chicago and it didn't need that handshake very often. Down here the network has a hard time find...
by yogi
11 Aug 2018, 13:11
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Free Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 39

Re: Free Drugs

Polio has no cure. It can be prevented from occurring, which is what the Salk vaccine does. It was thought to be wiped out but made a come back recently. To my way of thinking a "cure" would eliminate the cause as well as the symptoms. That didn't happen with polio. It will not happen with cancer ei...
by yogi
11 Aug 2018, 12:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

You did so many things in your working life that it's difficult to believe you spent more than two days at any of those jobs. I don't see how you managed to fit them all into your timeline. Your resumé brings to mind my uncle Ed who was a self-made mechanical engineer. I don't know much about his hi...
by yogi
11 Aug 2018, 10:17
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

The high voltage batteries in those tube radios were connected to the plates of the tubes. The lower voltages were for the grid and heaters. Given the amount of current those old tube heaters needed to glow, I'm surprised any battery lasted more than a day or two. The plate and grid(s) hardly drew a...
by yogi
11 Aug 2018, 10:01
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Free Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 39

Re: Free Drugs

The free samples from the doctors bring to mind stories my wife would tell me when she was the office manager for a group of doctors. One reason the price of drugs is so high has to do with the advertising involved. Drug companies would send reps to the doctors and try to sell their products. There ...
by yogi
10 Aug 2018, 14:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

When I was in the work force you would have been called a consultant or an independent contractor. The only requirement there was some kind of proof that you could get the job done. Your portfolio or recommendations from the past work you did was usually enough, Consultants were paid good wages comp...
by yogi
09 Aug 2018, 16:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

Your observations are too true. :grin: My first "portable" radio was packed inside a (real) wooden box and had vacuum tubes. The batteries tripled the weight of it all - and I'm pretty sure one of them was a 67.5 volt storage cell too. Then came the transistor radios. I carried them in my pocket too...
by yogi
09 Aug 2018, 16:37
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Free Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 39

Re: Free Drugs

I won't comment on why the prices of drugs are what they are. There are a lot of factors affecting price and greed is only one of them. The boiling point for me is that my SIL can afford to pay retail for the drugs he is getting free. Well, free for the moment, as it turns out. The company offering ...
by yogi
09 Aug 2018, 15:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

My first eight years of education were in a Parochial school taught by Franciscan nuns. The school was on the same property as the church, the rectory for priests, and the convent for the nuns. It was probably the most beautiful church and surrounding landscape in all of Chicago. The surrounding Pol...
by yogi
08 Aug 2018, 18:30
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Free Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 39

Free Drugs

This story is going to resonate loud and clear with Gary because I know you have had more than your fair share of encounters with the "system" of healthcare in this country. Without getting political about it, all I can say is that there is a lot that needs to be improved. I realize there are people...
by yogi
08 Aug 2018, 17:29
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

My wife has an iPad. She loves it. It's pretty cool as far as mobile devices go but suffers from all the intrinsic flaws required to use such devices. The screen is the largest one you can get for an iPad and thus the touchscreen aspect of it is reasonable. When she bought the tablet she go a cover ...
by yogi
08 Aug 2018, 17:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

All those things you mentioned being deleted from today's schools curriculum have to do with vocational training. The emphasis is on college prep these days, and a measly BS degree isn't worth much in the job market. I was shocked when my school teaching daughter told me they don't teach penmanship ...
by yogi
07 Aug 2018, 13:32
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

My Windows 7 desktop is only slightly messy. I like it that way. Stuff I need to see frequently is within view. The Windows directory tree (program menu) seems to have evolved from the days when UNIX was a thing. LOL It's interesting to see how over the years technology has advanced by leaps and bou...
by yogi
07 Aug 2018, 13:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

I think that I get the idea, if not the entire picture, of doing a drop plate cartwheel. The secret to success certainly must be the momentum, but I don't see how it would be humanly possible to end up in an erect position. LOL I empathize with your lament about being young again, but looking back f...
by yogi
06 Aug 2018, 13:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

The phys ed class I took was supposed to be preparation for entry to the tumbling team. There was one trick I could not do at the end of the semester, which disqualified me from team competition. I don't recall exactly what it was, but it was a requirement. Would you believe Google never heard of "d...
by yogi
06 Aug 2018, 13:36
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Re: Managed Desktop

It's hard to say where computers are headed, but they will certainly get there quickly and be flying in The Cloud. The money from technology comes in from The Cloud via many portals. Since laptops and desktops are rapidly being replaced by more mobile devices, Microsoft ran into a problem they didn'...
by yogi
06 Aug 2018, 12:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Re: Dancing?

I think some of those moves cannot be done slow. About the most daring thing I ever did as a kid was a back flip, and that took a few months of phys ed class and spotters to perfect. :mrgreen:
by yogi
06 Aug 2018, 09:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 28
Views: 86

Dancing?

by yogi
05 Aug 2018, 17:17
Forum: Computers
Topic: Managed Desktop
Replies: 27
Views: 58

Managed Desktop

Do you remember way back when, just before Windows 10 became a reality, I was whining about how great Windows 7 is and that it's the last OS of its kind? I lamented back then about the rumors I read where Microsoft will switch over to Windows being a subscription service as opposed to a stand alone ...