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by yogi
31 Jan 2019, 09:00
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 343

Re: The End is Near

Likewise I am no biochemist. But, since Google knows everything, I looked there. :mrgreen: Apparently there are a lot of rumors about the downside of drinking carbonated beverages, but there is no conclusive evidence that the CO 2 therein is harmful. Well, so says Google anyway. I understand the lun...
by yogi
29 Jan 2019, 19:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

Top of the line Apple iPhone can be had for around $1500. It's really hard to get a discount because of the contracts Apple has with the distribution network the own. So, we can safely say that anybody buying a high end iPhone is going to pay $1500. You and I as well as everybody else not born yeste...
by yogi
29 Jan 2019, 18:44
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

The bottom line for me in amateur radio is much like the purpose for me being here on this website. Awards are nice but essentially meaningless. It's the people I met who made my amateur years worth experiencing. I wasn't into building my own rigs so that demonstrating my technical skills wasn't the...
by yogi
29 Jan 2019, 18:28
Forum: Discussions
Topic: the russians
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: the russians

It seems to be down to the nitty gritty now. Less than 20%, and closer to 10%, of the population are hard core Trumpism supporters. I guess that's the normal expectation for nut cases in any given population. There is no hope for them. In the past they have been kept quiet and out of the limelight f...
by yogi
29 Jan 2019, 18:23
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 343

Re: The End is Near

My understanding is that people who sleep a lot build up CO 2 in their blood stream which in turn makes them even more tired. I guess the body can't absorb the oxygen when it is attached to a carbon atom. I can't help wondering why you drink so much soda when you have an excess of CO 2 . The soda bu...
by yogi
28 Jan 2019, 19:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

75 feet tall is a huge antenna that would get the FAA involved in my old neighborhood. We were 7-8 miles from O'Hare International and well below the floor for the glide path, but there was a limit on tower height. I'm thinking it was 50 feet off the ground, but I could be mistaken. The only thing m...
by yogi
28 Jan 2019, 19:02
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

As happens frequently, you and I see the same phenomena through different eyes. :eek: There is no question about why businesses remain in operation. They are profitable. The only people who can afford to operate at a loss is the government. Profit is what's left over after all expenses are accounted...
by yogi
28 Jan 2019, 18:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 343

Re: The End is Near

I never blogged because I didn't like the format nor did I feel my personal thoughts were worth advertising. The blog section on Brainformation is what started me thinking that it could be interesting reading for some future generation of people. I now know that nobody cares much about my blog, nor ...
by yogi
27 Jan 2019, 14:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I never did think inheritance tax was fair. Now in Missouri I must pay personal property tax which I also do not agree with. Be that as it may, the truth of the matter is that it takes a specific amount of money to run a government regardless of any corruption that may or may not be going on. That m...
by yogi
27 Jan 2019, 14:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

Well, don't know the situation, but I'm betting the city can make that connection illegal if they wanted to. LOL Many years ago in my home up north there was a court case about amateur radio antenna towers. Apparently the village knew they could not ban ham radio operators, but they did have jurisdi...
by yogi
27 Jan 2019, 12:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 343

Re: The End is Near

That's the kind of project I wish I had the skills to tackle. My first instinct would be to try and straighten out the structural elements of the house before remodeling, but doing that after such a long time being crooked might just cause more damage internally. I also like the idea of documenting ...
by yogi
27 Jan 2019, 10:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

The site of my house would make a great location for and old farm house given that it overlooks the lowland to the south. I can just imagine how beautiful the view would be if it were not for the row houses and the subdivision that is occupying the space now. However, the soil is not suitable for fa...
by yogi
27 Jan 2019, 09:45
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I love your example of apparent money laundering. You are making something from nothing apparently. I think that farmers must run into similar situation when the subsidies they get must be accounted for with black magic accounting too. The Bulk Unit accounting makes a lot of sense to me. It's simila...
by yogi
25 Jan 2019, 15:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

That's quite an amazing loan. Even more amazing is the resources behind the IRS investigators. I have a hell of a time organizing and documenting my personal income taxes, which I need only keep for three years so they say. Of course if I do something illegal, then that forever record keeping goes i...
by yogi
25 Jan 2019, 15:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

From where in the world did you get Shedua? LOL What did they use to form that stuff? I'd guess nothing less than diamonds would be able to cut into it. Thanks for all the ideas regarding my sunken garden, err, lawn. My house is built into the side of what I can only describe as a ridge. The ridge r...
by yogi
25 Jan 2019, 09:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

I knew custom poll tables could be made, but it never occurred to me that you could supply the raw materials for it. It must have been a beautiful table, certainly unique. Changing directions slightly, let me pick your brain a bit regarding a problem on our front lawn that has been gradually getting...
by yogi
24 Jan 2019, 19:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I think if I had a business I would be more concerned about backups. Given I have nothing on the LAN that I can't do without, I probably don't need to backup at all. However, your story, and others, about being taken down by ransomeware prompted me to find a way to recover from such an attack. My sy...
by yogi
24 Jan 2019, 18:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 343

Re: The End is Near

That article reflects your experience with rehabbing and your talent as an engineer. The home conversion is nothing short of perfect ... and I didn't even see the inside. I don't know if I'd pick the same wedding date that you did, but it certainly is a talking point at any social gathering. :mrgree...
by yogi
24 Jan 2019, 09:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

There are many good strategies to use for backups. Redundancy cannot be beat regardless of the technique. When I was looking into various backup software I discovered that all the good ones were expensive and designed for enterprise level recovery. The free ones were suspect given that I know nothin...
by yogi
24 Jan 2019, 08:56
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 409

Re: Ski By Fire

I keep thinking that I'd like to so something similar to the basement here. I'd love to have a pool table, but then I'd be the only one playing. Not worth the expense and besides, I have virtual pool installed on this computer. LOL I also have vision of a command and control center next to a theater...