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by yogi
Yesterday, 19:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 26
Views: 81

Re: Silent letters

I am humbled and honored by your acclamation that I am almost as verbose as you. LOL You will note that I do that mostly with technical information, and that is primarily due to my familiarity with geeky stuff from the get go. I can also get long winded about current events (politics), but that's a ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 19:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 62
Views: 374

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I assumed all police departments had an IAD, but maybe not. Chicago did and they got into the news every once in a while. A good way to look at that group would be to say that they have an oversight mission. Once their investigations are complete appropriate remedies are put into place. So why do po...
by yogi
Yesterday, 18:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: Zoom Wedding

I must admit that a lot of people are thinking in ways similar to you regarding the pandemic. Think about the logic involved. One point you make is in a suggestion that the number of cases being reported are due to the increase in number of tests being performed. That certainly is true and it certai...
by yogi
14 Jul 2020, 17:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: Zoom Wedding

It's hard to say how long this pandemic will persist, or if another one is imminent next season. But, as long as we are forced to quarantine and self-isolate, the use of technology will take a deeper hold on the public consciousness. None of this video communication is high tech nor is it really new...
by yogi
14 Jul 2020, 17:37
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 62
Views: 374

Re: Personal Safety From Google

Policing practices have got to be one of the more complex issues of our times. Prior to the current regime in Washington a kind of truce between citizens and the authorities existed. But now the emphasis is on authoritarianism, which goes by the code name Law and Order in certain Tweets. It's a diff...
by yogi
14 Jul 2020, 16:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 26
Views: 81

Re: Silent letters

A totally locked down computer would not allow leaving any sessions open and live while the operator was away from the computer. The reasoning is simple. Anybody could come by and do whatever they want in that live session. That's a potential problem with every computer installation, but the risks a...
by yogi
13 Jul 2020, 17:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 26
Views: 81

Re: Silent letters

There is a simple solution to the router password situation. It requires that your router have "guest" access capabilities - most do. The guest account is limited in function by default and has it's own password. In some cases you can program all that the guest logins can or cannot do, such as acces...
by yogi
13 Jul 2020, 16:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 62
Views: 374

Re: Personal Safety From Google

No country that I know about has been run successfully as a result of sedition (which is what your arms proposal is) nor by anarchy. The unruly mob always, and I emphasize always , loses the battle in the end. A dominant force takes control typically via the military and establishment of Martial Law...
by yogi
13 Jul 2020, 16:26
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: Zoom Wedding

Prior to the arrival of smartphones the popular way to do video calls was with Yahoo. It wasn't the only way to go, but it was very popular and worked nearly all the time. It's one of the few things about Yahoo that I actually liked. I have an external webcam and microphone and back in the Yahoo day...
by yogi
12 Jul 2020, 17:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Zoom Wedding

The current Corona Virus pandemic is likely to leave it's effects long after it becomes history. Many things now are being done remotely in isolation to avoid contact with potential donors of the dreaded disease. Perhaps the most profound aftereffect will be how people earn their livings. Where it i...
by yogi
12 Jul 2020, 15:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: The Worst Thing
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: The Worst Thing

THIS IS A TEST - NO RESPONSE IS REQUIRED

(this line is an EDIT of the posted test text)
by yogi
11 Jul 2020, 16:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 62
Views: 374

Re: Personal Safety From Google

The most obvious problem with that type of observation is that it creates a political categorization for every problem imaginable. It's either a Democrat or a Republican problem when the truth in the matter is that it's neither. My point in all this is that this polarization is being created deliber...
by yogi
11 Jul 2020, 16:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 26
Views: 81

Re: Silent letters

I guess the bottom line is that landline phones are not going to disappear any time soon. :mrgreen: It makes sense to merge the public network (internet) with the cell phone network, especially if the voice data is all digital. At that point the only problem is linking the various services together....
by yogi
11 Jul 2020, 16:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Phun with MickeySoft poly-TICK-ians
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Phun with MickeySoft poly-TICK-ians

Thank you for explaining the derivation of the words I asked about. While that is all interesting it doesn't answer my main question. I know you are very involved with the publishing industry and have some very high standards for grammar and spelling. In fact you have indicated on several occasions ...
by yogi
10 Jul 2020, 18:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Phun with MickeySoft poly-TICK-ians
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Phun with MickeySoft poly-TICK-ians

In one of your replies today I was reminded of a question I've been meaning to ask of you for some time. Being an author and professional writer I know that you must be intimately familiar with literary devices. There must be dozens of them and I really don't know what to call the one I'm questionin...
by yogi
10 Jul 2020, 18:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 26
Views: 81

Re: Silent letters

We are not at the full coverage level when it comes to cell phones. There are dead spots along I-55 when we make the trip between St Louis and Chicago. It could just be our network provider, but there is such a thing as roaming. No dead spots should be present along such a highly traveled route. If ...
by yogi
10 Jul 2020, 18:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 62
Views: 374

Re: Personal Safety From Google

The 60's were a different era, but the black people of this nation were up in arms back then too. They took to the streets burning and looting everything in sight. I lived through several weeks of terror where I could smell the smoke of the burning city from my home while I tried to sleep at night; ...
by yogi
10 Jul 2020, 16:14
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Ulyana
Replies: 23
Views: 95

Re: Ulyana

OMG - what kind of deranged people would use a dynamite shed for target practice? No need to answer. I know where you live. :lol: One time back in the old house I received a double bill from the electric company. They added a late payment penalty to it as well. Normally I'd pay the utility bills wit...
by yogi
10 Jul 2020, 14:35
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 97
Views: 9623

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

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by yogi
09 Jul 2020, 18:17
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Ulyana
Replies: 23
Views: 95

Re: Ulyana

That mailbox issue is one that never was made clear to me. The common thinking is that it belongs to the feds, but that's not entirely true. It belongs to the property owner who agrees to let the government use and more or less control it. That's about as close to an understanding as I've been able ...