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by yogi
Yesterday, 18:26
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

O'Fallon is about as Irish Catholic as it gets. There are more red haired people walking the streets here than I've seen during my entire 70 years in the Chicago area. While Irish blood dominates the demographics, they are not overwhelmingly visible. They are everywhere, but there is a fair mix of o...
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation

I remember the transition to credit cards. They were not well received initially but apparently they were safer than accepting personal checks. The local stores where I lived didn't actually stop accepting personal checks, but they made it very difficult to use them to make purchases. Our family was...
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Electrical Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 87

Re: Electrical Problems

Somewhere, back in the depths of my ancient mind, is a memory of owning square tomatoes. LOL I did a lot of gardening at the first house we owned after we married. Most of the veggies I grew were traditional, but I loved to try the odd things too. I don't recall if I tried to grow those square tomat...
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 202
Views: 4148

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I have no doubt about what you say is the primary source of income for publishers. That leads to the question of what do they have in mind when they look at the work you submit. Are they thinking Hot List or back shelf material? You seem to be writing new material that has never been around before t...
by yogi
26 Sep 2020, 15:57
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

It's simple. By far the majority of Big Box Store shoppers are swayed by the same marketing used by the fast food joints. It's one of those "birds of a feather..." phenomena that everybody takes for granted until they stand back and try to understand why it's all happening. Class and culture rule th...
by yogi
26 Sep 2020, 15:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 202
Views: 4148

Re: Personal Safety From Google

Editors and publishers are of necessity focused on what will sell easily as opposed to meaningful content. I can't blame them in a way because that is why their company employs them in the first place. About the only way around editorial bias is to self-publish. I've met a few people who went that r...
by yogi
26 Sep 2020, 15:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Electrical Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 87

Re: Electrical Problems

I kind of got the idea why they went through the trouble of making it obvious that certain produce is "vine ripened." The difference is very obvious with tomatoes, but as you point out things seem to be improving. Since I've been down here in Missouri I've noticed that the type of tomatoes are diffe...
by yogi
26 Sep 2020, 15:15
Forum: Chats
Topic: Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation

I think I would have put in a claim if the payout was 2¢ instead of $200. The folks at Facebook have been using my good name, and my fake account, for many years without compensation to me. I guess I agreed to all that when I signed up, even thought they didn't make it obvious at the time, but still...
by yogi
26 Sep 2020, 00:22
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 102
Views: 11800

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

Brother Ben @SentenceReduced

Fries should be offered more often like yes your mortgage is approved would you like fries with that?
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 17:42
Forum: Chats
Topic: Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation

If this is for real, I'm literally going to be tickled pink. I'll take pictures and show you. :mrgreen: I was searching my e-mail junk folder this morning and there was a piece of mail with the title of this topic on it. Normally I trust the Google e-mail filters and just delete what they cite as ju...
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 17:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Electrical Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 87

Re: Electrical Problems

It wasn't but a few days ago when I saw a documentary about tomato farming. It was exactly as you say where a line of posts with two wires stretched as far as you could see. The fruit I saw was obviously for consumer buying in that it looked beautiful. It struck me odd that the tomatoes grew in bunc...
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 17:06
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

When Motorola moved out of the city of Chicago proper they built their new plant on 300 acres on the edge of nowhere. The same thing you describe above happened. Farmland turned into a bustling Chicago suburb in half a dozen years and Motorola seemed to be in the forefront of it all. They got the sa...
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 16:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 202
Views: 4148

Re: Personal Safety From Google

So, what you are saying is that your grandpa proved that Meals On Wheels is an idea about two hundred years old. :lol: If you ever do finish that book you are working on, I might have to take up reading again. It's been ages since I've read any paper bound book at all and longer than that since I've...
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 16:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Electrical Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 87

Re: Electrical Problems

I mentioned earlier a show I watched on PBS where they featured start up businesses. One of them was a "vertical farm" that in reality was hydroponic and hydroculture. These guys talked as if it was something new and the answer to feeding all the hungry people of the world. I took it all with a grai...
by yogi
25 Sep 2020, 16:22
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

It's apparent from your story that you were one of those invisible heroes during the Nam war. We all can appreciate what you did to save the lives of our soldiers, but the soldiers themselves and whose life you saved really owe you a debt of gratitude. Whatever else you accomplished in your busy lif...
by yogi
24 Sep 2020, 22:20
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 102
Views: 11800

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

Boyd's Backyard™ @TheBoydP

How many different masks do people need for the pandemic?

Men - 2
Women - 57 (to match various outfits)
by yogi
24 Sep 2020, 19:03
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

I'm not surprised at all by the security and inspections military mail must endure. As far as I could tell my buddy in Viet Nam got every piece of mail I sent, including the cookies, and I got every piece he sent back. It might have taken a month to reach its destination, but the mail did go through...
by yogi
24 Sep 2020, 18:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 202
Views: 4148

Re: Personal Safety From Google

Well ... you are right about trying to type logical queries into search engines. The truth is that they work very well if you know how to phrase the question so that the search engine understands your requirements. I just did this, "Show me double tree wagon part" and got an entire page of harnesses...
by yogi
24 Sep 2020, 18:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Electrical Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 87

Re: Electrical Problems

Like any other business the initial investment in capital equipment is a killer. It might take several years to profit from the investment enough to justify it's high cost. In agriculture it's a no win for small time farmers. The equipment costs can never be recovered. Thus they lease the use of som...
by yogi
23 Sep 2020, 19:47
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Parrot Linux and Btrfs
Replies: 25
Views: 59

Re: Parrot Linux and Btrfs

There are ways to lock down a full function computer so that it resembles a dumb terminal. At least I know it can be done in Windows and on Apple computers while I worked at Motorola. We didn't disable the production machines so that it was possible to load anything you wanted onto them. Of course y...