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by yogi
Today, 01:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: 2009 Saturn
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2009 Saturn

2009Saturn.jpg We spent about 2 1/2 hours this afternoon buying this new (to us) automobile. It's two years younger than the one we traded in, and aside from the color it's an exact clone. The attraction to this car is that it has only 36,000 miles on the odometer. They wanted slightly over 10 gran...
by yogi
Today, 01:37
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

I like your comments about old money. There is a lot of truth to the statement claiming those folks do not flaunt their wealth. I read a very interesting remark about Prince Philip who had to be the epitome of old money. The story goes that he wore the same shoes every day, which were the shoes he w...
by yogi
Today, 01:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

I was talking to somebody in Pennsylvania just yesterday. She bought a 300 acre ranch which had a home on the property that dated back to colonial times. I find it nearly unbelievable that a house could stay together for a few hundred years in spite of any remodeling. The frame and foundations back ...
by yogi
18 Apr 2021, 17:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

We got a dog from a rescue organization when we live by Chicago. They said she was part of a puppy mill which until that time I had no idea was a thing. Apparently when dogs are stolen they are bred constantly just to produce pups, and Shi Tzu pups are very expensive. Well, she was a docile old gal ...
by yogi
18 Apr 2021, 17:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

I think there are some common social structures no matter what part of the world you live in. Even in tribal societies there is rank, and power goes with that authority. It seems to be a law of nature where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The only differences are in the cultures where i...
by yogi
17 Apr 2021, 17:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

Maybe I exaggerated a bit to say ALL chips come from the other side of the Pacific. There was a time when everything silicon was made in Arizona, Texas, or California, but the memory chips became way too popular and the demand way too high for them to be made in this country. Japan was the first cou...
by yogi
17 Apr 2021, 17:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

The truth is that I don't know what the young people around here are up to. I suppose there are some things all kids do, but this is Missouri, not Illinois. The customs here are not the same nor is the attitude of the denizens. That doesn't mean they are all that different, but I did not grow up aro...
by yogi
16 Apr 2021, 17:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

I can see why shops stopped hiring kids to do petty jobs. Most kids don't want to work to begin with and when they do they generally only do a mediocre job. I hired myself out as a car washer and grass mower for most of my teen years. I'd go to your house and use your equipment, but then I didn't ch...
by yogi
16 Apr 2021, 16:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ordering Online
Replies: 21
Views: 63

Re: Ordering Online

I don't see junk by the curbs in O'Fallon because there are rules and the people here tend to follow them. I'm fairly certain it was not legal back home to leave junk by the curb for some unknown entity to come by and remove. However, I don't think anything ever remained unattended for more than a d...
by yogi
16 Apr 2021, 16:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

My first dot matrix Epsom printer cost slightly over $900. It was nothing special other than the 132 column printing capability. I don't recall much about the fonts, but I think you are right about the printer's having their own. I was using Word Star at the time with CPM and there wasn't a lot of c...
by yogi
15 Apr 2021, 16:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

One of the driving forces behind the price increase of GPU's is crypto-currency mining. Apparently nVidia is making a killing selling processors to people running them in parallel. I guess it's the equivalent of unlimited cores attached to a main processor. nVidia can't make GPU's fast enough to sup...
by yogi
15 Apr 2021, 16:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ordering Online
Replies: 21
Views: 63

Re: Ordering Online

Yes, the junk collectors up north came by the day before the city would collect the trash. I can't believe there would be a lot of payout for miscellaneous scrap metal, but there were at least two guys in the old neighborhood who came by for all the 25 years I lived there. I'm sure it wasn't the sam...
by yogi
15 Apr 2021, 16:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

After I figured out what all happened, I was awed by the fact that an order from a factory in Taiwan could reach me in just two weeks. The people I gave the order to here in Ohio must have a lot of contacts and experience with this kind of thing given that they will make just about any custom comput...
by yogi
14 Apr 2021, 18:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

My motherboard from Taiwan was a surprise. I ordered it from a pretty big custom computer house in Ohio (I think). They specialize in building computers to your specifications, but they also will sell individual components. When I was looking for sources of material to build this tower I had a hard ...
by yogi
14 Apr 2021, 18:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ordering Online
Replies: 21
Views: 63

Re: Ordering Online

There must be a lot of profit in processing junk. Up by Chicago there were people who would come by twice a week to pick up anything you left by the curb. These were independent people and not the city. The city only took what you put inside their provided trash bins. I put old televisions, mattress...
by yogi
14 Apr 2021, 17:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

Dust is a better insulator than you would suspect. As you now know, enough of it on those cooling fins of the CPU fan will prevent the fan from doing its job. The fan and fins I have on this tower is enough to keep your car engine cool. LOL Well, maybe it's not that good but it certainly is over kil...
by yogi
13 Apr 2021, 17:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ordering Online
Replies: 21
Views: 63

Re: Ordering Online

The first year or two here I hired somebody to do the lawn. I felt bad at first, but he did a decent job and relieved me of a lot of exercise. He worked for a company which had to take a cut and that brought the price to the upper end of my tolerance. I had to buy a mower eventually, so I bit the bu...
by yogi
13 Apr 2021, 17:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky
Replies: 231
Views: 2733

Re: How To Clear Snow in Kentucky

I have used peroxide as a cleaning agent, but I never thought about using it to clear out my lungs. Then, too, I don't have a need to do that. You are absolutely correct about toxic chemicals being common to the drugs we take. And, yes, the size of the dose does matter. I've read about people who ta...
by yogi
13 Apr 2021, 16:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

I probably should change my methods, especially when shopping Amazon. When I have a need for a item, I seldom look at where it is coming from. If the price is right, I'm on it. I don't know why most of my purchases are not from Amazon direct. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that I don't buy muc...
by yogi
12 Apr 2021, 16:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Reeading on Easter Morning
Replies: 30
Views: 85

Re: Reeading on Easter Morning

I know one secret to profitability that is used by at least some E-Bay stores. They purchase fire sale items, for example, or old out of date stock for pennies on the dollar. Then they sell those items for the regular retail price and clear a fair profit. A couple months ago I bought a pair of compr...