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by yogi
Today, 17:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I opened my Google Chrome browser with its preset tabs. The index page of this website is one of the tabs. I am not logged in on that browser so that I see the generic index page. Then I pressed alt+X which brought me to ... the login page. My Mozilla based browser does not respond that way. The fix...
by yogi
Today, 17:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

We agree that nothing is free. Going from there I could ask what are you willing to pay for clean air to breathe? It reads like your description of what happened to the floral business is the price. I don't suppose it matters that every other industry in the country suffers from the same kind of mal...
by yogi
Today, 14:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

I can't answer your question regarding your family's political affiliations. I am fairly certain they did what most everybody else does, which is align with people that have similar thoughts and ideas. Until the Trump Era I don't think either of the major political parties changed much in terms of t...
by yogi
Today, 13:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

If I were painting cinder blocks I would not expect the same coverage as I'd get on a flat gypsum wall. All those nooks and crannies add to the surface area more than you would imagine. Most of the painting I did was regular home maintenance and applying some customized colors. Some had to be create...
by yogi
14 Aug 2022, 22:28
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Yellow paint has some mystical qualities about it. Each can of paint you purchase has a note telling you approximately how many square feet of coverage you could expect. They don't go into detail regarding the technique used to measure that coverage but the calculations seem to be consistent on all ...
by yogi
14 Aug 2022, 22:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

Your history of Des Peres is reminiscent of something I talked about a while ago regarding the European Union. Each country in Europe has a history similar to Des Peres in that they all started out as kingdoms which were entities onto themselves. Royalty, I might note, were not much better than thos...
by yogi
14 Aug 2022, 14:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

Income taxes from all sources gave the federal government about $1.3 trillion in 2021. That will give you some idea about how trivial income taxes are in the overall scheme of things. Other taxes bring in the greater amount of revenue, but as the increasing national debt will attest to, even that is...
by yogi
14 Aug 2022, 13:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

You made some great improvements for your employees in the floral business. One of the things I learned while testing cell phones for Motorola was that there are psychological factors that make the voice in the phone sound better or worse. The temperature, the humidity, and the color of the environm...
by yogi
13 Aug 2022, 16:23
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 151
Views: 22407

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

UberFacts @UberFacts

There are more than 86,000 people in Japan who are over 100 years old

88% of them are women
by yogi
12 Aug 2022, 18:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

We received the $65 replacement battery for the Rhoomba and installed it. After letting it charge overnight my wife turned on the robot to do it's thing. This battery is twice the capacity of the old one and that should give it more run time. Since I never kept tract of it I don't know what the old ...
by yogi
12 Aug 2022, 17:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

It might be true that I would pay a minimum of 5% more for the products and services, but I would not be paying 20% income tax What I actually said was ... I'd gladly pay 5% more for all the goods and services I consume if I did not have to pay personal income tax. It's got to be difficult for you ...
by yogi
11 Aug 2022, 19:32
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

Because most of my life experience has been lived as a consumer I look at taxes from that point of view. Businesses have a different perspective out of necessity. My goal in life is to survive, and be able to pay my way. Businesses are there to make a profit. The two perspectives are diametrically o...
by yogi
11 Aug 2022, 18:45
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I have some very old school ideas in my head and being the flexible guy that I am, that surprises me. One of my old school values has to do with silk screened shirts. They are awful. On rare occasion I have owned one that looks great until it gets washed. The shirt washes well but the screening gets...
by yogi
10 Aug 2022, 23:26
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

I don't think I ever listened to KMOX but I do follow them on Twitter. I can't say they are any more interesting than any other radio station but I do like the fact that they are local news. I had a long wire antenna that stretched the length of the house. We lived in a two story and the roof was st...
by yogi
10 Aug 2022, 23:02
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

We bought a Tyson vacuum cleaner many years ago. It's an interesting concept in that the business end is a ball, something like a small bowling ball. The handle is attached to the ball in a way that you can rotate the handle left to right to quite a steep angle. This allows you to do sideways vacuum...
by yogi
10 Aug 2022, 21:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

During the Eisenhower presidential administration the corporate tax rate was 53%. The corporate tax rate today is around 28% which is about half what it was in the 50's. Obviously today's consumer is paying a greater share of income taxes than they were during Eisenhower's time. Do we have more disp...
by yogi
09 Aug 2022, 18:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 477

Re: How To Make Springs

Getting beat up by the union truckers is an image that has contributed to my disliking unions on principle. They act like gangsters and run their show like the Mafia. Being from Chicago you would think I'd be accustomed to the gangster lifestyle. Well, that's a stereotype, Al Capone notwithstanding....
by yogi
09 Aug 2022, 17:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Roomba's come in several flavors. We got the low end i3 series that sells for $300 or $500 depending on the version. The bulk of the cost must be in the home stand that does the recharging and holds all the dust collected by the bot. The bot itself can't be more than $100, and 60 of those dollars go...
by yogi
09 Aug 2022, 17:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

I owned at least one crystal radio set, possibly two. The one I remember was a kit. The crystal was about the size of a large pea and was embedded in a metal cup. There was a upside down J bracket with the short end of the J pointing down to the crystal. The whisker was a coiled copper wire wrapped ...
by yogi
09 Aug 2022, 14:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

Conventional hearing aids can be made with adjustable audio equalizer circuits. The beauty in that is that you can select which frequencies and what amplitude thereof sound best in a given situation. That can't be done, as far as I know, by applying a simple rf carrier to a passive detector, such as...